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Stirling 2015: Strong trade for Beef Shorthorn females sees top of 7,200gns

It was the females which attracted the strongest trade in the Beef Shorthorn ring, which produced a top of 7,200gns with an average £2,204 for 75 sold, up £32 on the year and a clearance of 81 per cent.



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Top priced Beef Shorthorn Glenisla Foxglove Tansy H63 from Major John Gibb, Blairgowrie
Top priced Beef Shorthorn Glenisla Foxglove Tansy H63 from Major John Gibb, Blairgowrie

Breed secretary Frank Milnes said: "Today’s sale reflected the continuing demand for Beef Shorthorn as a functional suckler cow and attracting buyers at the ringside from as far afield as Cornwall and Ceredigion."

 

Making the money was Major John and Catriona Gibb, Blairgowrie with his May-2014 born Glenisla Foxglove Tansy H63. By Glenisla Arctic Storm, the maiden heifer was secured by David Bradley-Farmer, Hampshire.

 

Another from the same pen, the April-2014 born, Glenisla Eva Broadhooks H58 made 4,000gns, bought by R. Crawford, Ayrshire.


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Fem 4500

The female champion from Jack Ramsay, Mauchline sold for 4,500gns to Messrs Maxwell, Melrose. The 19-month old Millers Einstein daughter was one of the first prize pair at last year’s Stars of the Future and first at Ayr Show this year.

 

At 4,200gns was Charles Lowther, Penrith with the 18-month old Lowther Strawberry Surprise 427, knocked down to Tina Russell, Longfield.

 

Making 4,000gns was Meonhill Skjaklin Primrose from LEF Farms, Chidden, Hampshire, bought by R. Pettit, Banffshire.

Bulls

Bulls

Bulls saw a 100 per cent clearance, with 14 selling for £3,248, down £403.

 

Topping at 5,500gns was the September-2014 born Podehole Gilroy from Sarah Wilkins, East Sussex. Winning classes at South East winter calf show and Smithfield, it is a Chapelton Clansman son, out of Podehole Elodie and sold to Pitgaveny Farms, Morayshire.

Champion male

At 5,000gns was the male champion Chapelton Glen Etvie from Donald Biggar, Castle Douglas. Bought by John McIntosh, Genoch, it is a Glenisla Banqo son out of Chapelton Princess Royal.

 

Robbie Morton, Lanark then secured 4,200gns for his November-2013 born Tofts Master Y773 son, Stobilee Gorgeous George, selling to R. Mitchell and Sons, Roxboughshire.

 

Carey Coombs then secured the March-2013 born Glenisla Guardsman II for 4,000gns, another of the consignment of Major Gibb.

 

AVERAGES

16 bulls, £3,248, (13 bulls, £3,651 in 2014); 75 females, £2,204 (90 females, £2,172 in 2014).

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