• 26,000gns a record for a NI Simmental female, and a sale centre record• 34 heifers average £5583.53, a sale record average and up by +£363• Denizes sell two heifers at 10,000gns• Islavale Peaches, Weaned Calf Champion, makes 9000gns The classy October 2022 born...
• Delfur Nifty and Delfur Weigela N12 win Reserve Interbreed Pairs In what was a ‘fantastic Friday’ for Delfur Farms, Rothes, Aberlour, the November 2022 born Simmental heifer Delfur Nifty won the Simmental Championship and the Overall Individual Interbreed on the...
Fishpool Poppy wins Female Championship & Overall Reserve Jack Heath wins Overall Young Handler with Tirley Natalie Popes Premier, Simmental & National Pedigree Calf Show Interbreed Champion At the opening day of the 2023 English Winter Fair held at...
LOST FARM SIMMENTAL HEIFER WITH CALF AT FOOT SELLS FOR £3100 AT ABERDEEN BREEDING CATTLE SALE
• Simmental sired cattle lead the prices in a number of the sections
• Craig Malone wins Perpetual Challenge Trophy for Champion Simmental Sired heifer
• Rockytop pedigree Simmental bull makes 4000gns
Simmental cattle were again firmly to the fore in the top prices and sections of the sale of 264 breeding cattle held at Aberdeen & Northern Marts Thainstone Centre, on Tuesday 26th April.
Leading the strong Simmental sired entries, and heading the heifer with heifer calf section, was a Simmental cross with Limousin cross calf at foot at £3,100 from regular consignors George and Charles Gordon, Lost Farm, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire.
The Cow with Bull Calf section sold to £2,500 for a Simmental cross with Limousin cross calf from Knowehead, Kildrummy.
Cows with Heifer Calves sold to £2,150 (twice) including a Simmental with Limousin cross calf from Knowehead.
In the annual show and sale of heifers with calves at foot, kindly sponsored by East Coast Viners and judged by David Barclay, Tullo of Garvock, Laurencekirk, the Overall Reserve Champion and winner of the Perpetual Challenge Trophy for the Champion Simmental Sired heifer went to Craig Malone, Pitcairn Farm , with a Simmental cross with Limousin cross bull calf realising £2,800 to the judge.
In the show of breeding bulls the top price Simmental was Rockytop Leo which made 4000gns for Gary & Angela Christie, Birchfield, Glass, Huntly. September 2020 born Rockytop Leo is fully homebred being sired by Rockytop I’m Yer Man, and out of Rockytop Tinka’s Geneva.
Overall, the sale averaged £2,316.02 and with other leading Simmental prices including:
Heifer with Bull Calf: SimX – Ardhuncart Farms, Auchtygall £2,900, Lost Farm £2,850, South Blachrie, Lost Farm, Auchtygall, Pitcairn £2,800, Fairburn, Lost Farm £2,750.
Heifer with Heifer Calf: SimX – Auchmaliddie Mains £2,850, Ardhuncart Farms, Lost Farm £2,750, Lost Farm £2,600.
Cows 2nd Calvers with Heifer Calf: Sim – Upper Ashalloch £2,250.
Cow with Bull Calf: Sim – Nether Kirkton £2,250, Knowehead £2,150; SimX – Knowehead £2,200, Nether Kirkton £2,080, £2,020, £2,000.
Cow with Heifer Calf: SimX – Nether Kirkton £2,000, £1,980, Knowehead £1,950.
Show and Sale of Commercial Beef Breeding Cattle Judging
Sponsored by East Coast Viners
Judge – David Barclay, Tullo of Garvock, Laurencekirk
Class 1 Simmental Sired Heifer with Male Calf
1st – C Malone, Pitcairn Farm, Cardenden £2,800
2nd – C & G Gordon, Lost Farm, Strathdon £2,600
Class 2 Simmental Sired Heifer with Female Calf
1st – H & K Brown, Auchmaliddie Mains, Maud £2,850
2nd – Ardhuncart Farms, Ardhuncart, Kildrummy £2,900
3rd – I & M Keith, Auchtygall, Peterhead £2,900
ANM Group Ltd
East Coast Viners Animal Nutrition