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Woodhall reduction flies to 14,000gns

Bids went to 14,000gns for a cow and calf outfit at the major reduction sale of the Woodhall herd, staged at Stirling bulls sale.

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Woodhall Friday and calf Woodhall Infamous 17
Woodhall Friday and calf Woodhall Infamous 17

A buoyant trade saw the reduction sale of the Woodhall herd of H. and J. Macaskill, Dunbar rocket to 14,000gns for a cow and calf outfit going home with P. McDiarmid, Lawers. The four –year-old cow Woodhall Friday is by Curaheen Commanche and its September 2017-born bull calf Infamous 17 is by Islavale Frontier 14. The cow had been running with Islavale Frontier from November 2017 until the sale.

 

Making the second highest call of 10,000gns was Richard McCulloch, Armadale, West Lothian for Woodhall Friday by Curaheen Commanche, nine weeks in-calf after also running with Frontier 14.

 

The eight-year-old cow, Woodhall Brandiemade by Annick Talisker made 9,000gns to W. and J. Green, Garmouth, with its fifth calf, a July 2017-born heifer, Iona, another Frontier 14 daughter.

 

Heading to Ireland with its set of twin Islavale Frontier 14 daughters, was third calver Woodhall Elisha which sold for 8,000gns to Harte Peat, Co. Monaghan.

 

Straight from working at home, stock bull Islavale Frontier 14 paraded the ring to be sold at 9,000gns to Roy Weatherup, Hawick. The four-year-old bull is by the Irish-bred Curaheen Bandit and out of Islavale Briana, a Popes Laird daughter.

 

Heifers saw a steadier trade, peaking at 3,500 on two occasions for Woodhall Honor 15 to W.A. Penny, Cranshaws and Woodhall Hattie selling to J.L Weatherup, Co. Antrim.

 

Averages: 25 cows and calves, £5,418; 4 in-calf cows, £2,651; 4 in-calf heifers, £3,229; 10 maiden heifers, £2,657.

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