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8000GNS ISLAVALE LOKI LEADS ABERDEEN SIMMENTAL SPRING SALE
• Backmuir Lewis sells to 7800gns
• Nine Simmental bulls average £5471
• Islavale & Backmuir bulls place Champion & Reserve
Islavale Loki, from Mr WS Stronach, Berryleys Farm, Keith made 8000gns to lead the Society’s Aberdeen Sale held within the Royal Northern Agricultural Society’s Spring Show & Sale at Thainstone today, Wednesday 2nd March.
March 2020 born, Islavale Loki is by Corskie Highlander 16 EX 92, and out of Islavale Fashion EX92, a Curaheen Bandit Daughter. Earlier he had been placed as Champion Simmental in the pre-sale show judged by the well-known Liam Muir, Stenness, Orkney. Purchasing the day’s top price Simmental was commercial producer R&E Chapman, West Cockmuir, Strichen Fraserburgh.
Placing as the Reserve Champion was Backmuir Lewis who went on to make the second top price of 7800gns for breeders Reece & Andrew Simmers, Backmuir Farm, Keith, Banffshire. Buying this bull was W&V Leith, North Crannoch, Crossroads, Keith. March 2020 born, Backmuir Lewis is by Islavale Imperial 17, and is out of the Team Celtic daughter Wolfstar Islay.
Other leading prices saw Corskie sell to 6500gns, and Pitmudie sell to 6000gns. In all, nine of the thirteen Simmental bulls forward sold and to average £5471.