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Perth Spring Show and Sale
Simmental breaks all breed records
A packed ringside of buyers at Perth saw the Simmentals reach a New Breed Record of £22,000 and a Record Breed Average of £4487, an increase of £1084 on the year, with a clearance of 82%. There were no less than nine 5 figure prices. Commercial buyers looked to buy bulls to breed their own female replacements puting a sound base in an already buoyant market for the breed, following a good trade for females the previous day.
The pre sale Judge, Robert McNee, Woodend, Armadale, saw his Junior and Overall Champion Omorga Samson take the new breed record of £22,000 for H.J.W. & J.C. Moore, Ballinderry Rectory, Coagh, Co.Tyrone, Northern Ireland. A 15 month old son of Raceview King and out of Cleenagh Daffodil, he sold to Adrian Ivory, Strathisla Farms, Meigle, Perthshire.
A. J. Wilson, Westcroft, Kilwinning, Ayrshire, saw his Cairnview Snazzy, who stood second to the Champion in his class, go to Northern Ireland for 15,000gns when he was purchased by Messrs W.H. Robson & Sons, Kilbride Farm, Doagh, Ballyclare. He is by the famous Salisbury Challenger son, Popes Laird and out of Ravensworth Modesty.
The Senior Champion, Dirnanean Snowie from F.J.A. McGowan, Incheoch, Alyth, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, led an outstanding show of bulls from Dirnanean when he sold to Mr. W. J. Hollingsworth, High Midhope Hall Farm, Midhopestones, Sheffield, for 11,000gns. By Omorga Lennox and out of Dirnanean Merry by Dirnanean Jacob, he helped take the herd to an average of 6,400gns for the 5 forward. Another son of Lennox, Dirnanean Scott, sold to G.D. Proudley, Hall Farm, Kildale, Stoksley, Darlington, this time for 7,000gns.
W.H. Robson & Sons sold Kilbride Farm Saddam to Messrs R.T. & C.A. Bell, 18 Moygannon Rd, Donaghcloney, Craigavon, Northern Ireland, for 11,000gns. Saddam is a 19 month old son of the well known Carnkern Titan who had previously bred progeny to 9000gns. Saddam’s dam, Kilbride Farm Lupin is by Milnafua Graduate, the sire of another 1st prize winner from the previous day, Ashland Super Boy, who also sold for 11,000gns. Adrian Ivory, from Strathisla this time joined forces with Gerald and Morag Smith, Drumsleed, to purchase this Graduate son from Mr. P. Kelly, Ballreagh, Temp, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, who is out of Ashland Lucy, the Northern Ireland Female of the year in 2006.
Four bulls realised 10,000gns. The first of these was the first prize Intermediate winner, Halenook Supercharger, from Messrs J. Telford and A. Rawcliffe, 15 Achairn, Shinness, Lairg, Sutherland. Supercharger is by Starline Decision out of Halenook Nikki by Dirnanean Jacob. He sold to Mr. N. McGeoch, Hazelden Simmentals, Easter Blacklaw, Stewarton, Ayrshire. The second prize bull in the same section, Samark Superman, from Mr. S.sF. and Mrs E.H. Watson, Beechbrook, 4 Craignageeragh Road, Cullybackey, Ballymena, Northern Ireland, also sold for 10,000gns in a joint bid from Smallburn Farms, Mayne Farm, Elgin and Messrs S.R. & N. Barclay, Harestone Farm Crathes, Banchory.
Mr. & Mrs A.S. & Y.A. Leedham justified their long trip from Gunby Lea Farm. Grangewood, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, when they sold Grangewood Storm, another son of Popes Laird and this time out of a cow by the well known Gretna House Supersonic. He continued his long journey north when he was purchased by Pitgaveny Farms, Pitgaveny, Elgin, Morayshire.
Messrs B.G. & L. Allan, Glenturk, Wigtown, Wigtownshire, had to wait until late in the day for their 10,000gns bid for the 15 month old Glenturk Supreme. A son of Whitemire King Kong, Supreme is out of Glenturk Natasha by Milnafua Keystone, the sire of last year’s top price Glenturk Rolex. He sold to Courance Simmentals, Courance, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire.
Mr. W.G. MacPherson sold Blackford Skyhawk, a son of Curlieu Knight for 9,000gns to Mr. G. Van Der Gucht, Apperley Court, Apperley, Gloucestershire, to join his Deerhurst herd. Skyhawk is out of Blackford Kittiwake by Rosten Barney. The MacPhersons’ were again in the top money when they sold another son of Curlieu Knight, Blackford Soul Man to Messrs J. H. & V.G. Wood, Popes Farm, Dutton, Preston, Lancs, for 8,500gns to join their well known Popes herd. Garrel Farms added to their previous purchase when they bid 8,000gns for Hockenhull Socrates, from Mr. V.H.C. Arnold, Hockenhull Farms Ltd, Tarvin, Chester. Socrates is a son of Hockenhull Norman out of Hockenhull Giselle 3rd by Blackford Harvester.
The third 8,000gns bid of the day went to Messrs G.A. & H.M. Francis, Pistyll Uchaf, Abergorlech, Carmarthen for Pistyll Sam by Raceview King, the same sire as the new breed Record Holder. He is out of Celtic Glamour by Brinkton Sovreign. Messrs Francis’ other bull Pistyll Sion, by the same sire had previously won the Intermediate & Reserve Overall Champion prize in the pre sale show and sold to Annandale Estates, Raehills, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire for 7,500gns.
SIMMENTAL FEMALES A FLYER AT PERTH
Simmentals again saw their averages sore at Perth beginning with the female sale. 37 females averaged £1977 up £830 on the previous year.
Tillymaud Farms, Udny, Ellon, Aberdeenshire set the sale flying when the first lot in the ring made the top price of the day when Tillymaud Malvenas 53rd sold to Mrs. H. Clark, The Croft, 36 The Heath, Hevingham, Norwich for 4,200gns. Malvenas is a daughter of Blackford Lancer and out of Tillymaud Malvenas 42nd by South Park VIP. She was sold in calf to Dirnanean Reformer.
Another Lancer daughter again in calf to Dirnanean Reformer sold to Garrel Farms, Courance, Lockerbie. A bid of 3,500gns secured Tillymaud Malvenas 54th out of Tillymaud Malvenas 46th who is by Milnafua Extra.
Messrs C. Horrell, Podehole Farm Thorney, Peterborough, Cambridge, purchased 7 lots at the sale and secured Skerrington Tanya 26th for the next top price of 3,800gns from a good draft consignment of heifers from J.Young, Skerrington Mains, Hurlford, Kilmarnock. This heifer is by Sterling Nelson a son of the well known Sterling Flint and out of Skerrington Tanya 11th, a daughter of Dovefields Gallant. She was joined by Skerrington Sophia 5th from the same herd at 2,800, a daughter of Skerrington Legacy also by Dovefields Gallant.
Another Legacy daughter, Skerrington Sunset 19th out of Skerrington Sunset 7th a Brinkton Brilliant daughter went to the same home for 2,200gns. Garrel Farms added to their earlier purchase when they paid 3,500gns for another Legacy daughter, Skerrington Rosebud 44th out of Skerrington Rosebud 28th, by Holestone Jasper. She was joined by Skerrington Rebecca 28th a daughter of Sterling Nelson for a bid of 2,400gns. Philliphaugh Estates,Thirledean, Selkirk, also bought from this draft when they purchased two Nelson daughters, Skerrington Tanya 24th for 2,400gns and Skerrington Roxie 13th for 2000gns again with Gallant breeding on her dam side. The Skerrington draft averaged 2865gns for 7.All of the Skerrington heifers had been running with Corskie Proton.
Corskie Roxanne, from J. Green, Corskie, Garmouth, Fochabers, Aberdeenshire sold to Mr. R. McCulloch, Over Hill House, Armadale, West Lothian for 3000gns. A daughter of Burghbridge Lane, she is out of Corskie Wren J32 by Ballinalare Farm Gascoigne and had been running with Ballinalare Farm Nightrider. Corskie Request, this time by Popes Laird and out of Corskie Bloom 4th sold for 2,800gns to Mr. J. Mosford, Weaver Farm, Cholmondley, Malpas Cheshire. She had also been running with Ballinalare Farm Knightrider. The third entry from the Corskie draft, Corskie Roxy, another Burghbridge Lane daughter, sold to Mr. N. Shand, Cairnorrie Farm, Methlick, Aberdeenshire for 2,100gns. The three Corskie heifers averaged 2,633gns.
B.G & L. Allan, Glenturk, Wigtown, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire realised 2,600gns for their heifer by Whitemire King Kong out of Milnafua Elga when she sold to Mr. J. Henderson, Ballyheather House, 50 Ballyheather Road, Strabane, Northern Ireland.
Top price from the Starline Draft, sold on behalf of R.H.Widdicome Ashprington Court, Ashprington, Totnes, Devon was 2000gns paid by Messrs Horrell for Starline Brigitt 25th. She is by Blackford Northern Light out of Starline Brigitt 12th, by Blackford Hawk. Messrs Horrell bought another three from this good consignment, namely Starline Orlane 20th for 1200gns, Starline Karina 27th for 1,500gns and Starline Karina 28th at 850gns. The Starline draft averaged 1219gns for 8 sold.
|Judge: Mr Robert McNee|
|114 Bulls sold to a sales average of £4486.94|
|Overall Champion & Junior Champion||906||Omorga Samson||Raceview King||Cleenagh Daffodil||Mr H J W & J C Moore||Strathisla Farms||Perthshire||Strathisla||22000.00|
|Reserve Overall Champion & Intermediate Champion||804||Pistyll Sion||Raceview King||Pistyll Lili||M/S G A & H M Francis||Raehills Farms Ltd||Dumfries & Galloway||Raehills||7500.00|
|Senior Champion||765||Dirnanean Snowie||Omorga Lennox||Dirnanean Merry||Mr F J A McGowan||Mr W J Hollingsworth||Nr Sheffield||Midhope||11000.00|
|Reserve Senior Champion||745||Mayfield Supra||Mayfield Jupiter||Arkmill Henrietta||Messrs Whitehouse Farms||Mr C Thomson||Aberdeenshire||–||5500.00|
|Reserve Intermediate Champion||820||Hockenhull Socrates||Hockenhull Norman||Hockenhull Giselle 3rd||Mr V H C Arnold||Garrel Farms||Lockerbie||Courance||8000.00|
|Reserve Junior Champion||919||Roma Supreme||Omorga Prince||Lisglass Petal||Mr R S & M E Weatherup||W Price & Son||Hereford||–||5000.00|
|Top Price Bulls||906||Omorga Samson||Raceview King||Cleenagh Daffodil||Mr H J W & J C Moore||Strathisla Farms Ltd||Perthshire||Strathisla||22000.00|
|–||857||Cairnview Snazzy||Popes Laird||Ravensworth Modesty||Mr A J Wilson||W H Robson & Sons||Ballyclare||Kilbride Farm||15000.00|
|–||765||Dirnanean Snowie||Omorga Lennox||Dirnanean Merry||Mr F J A McGowan||Mr W J Hollingsworth||Nr Sheffield||Midhope||11000.00|
|–||815||Kilbride Farm Saddam||Carnkern Titan||Kilbride Farm Lupin||W H Robson & Sons||R T & C A Bell||Co Armagh||Donaghcloney||11000.00|
|–||889||Ashland Super Boy (ET)||Milnafua Graduate||Ashland Lucy||Mr P Kelly||Mr G W Smith & Strathisla Farms||Scotland||Drumsleed/Strathisla||11000.00|
|–||779||Samark Superman||Cleenagh Flasher||Samark Glitter||Mr S F & Mrs E H Watson||R & N Barclay & Smallburn Farms||Scotland||Harestone||10000.00|
|–||850||Halenook Supercharger||Starline Decision||Halenook Nikki||M/S J Telford & A Rawcliffe||Hazelden Ltd||Ayrshire||Hazelden||10000.00|
|–||863||Grangewood Storm||Popes Laird||Grangewood Polly||Mr & Mrs A S & Y A Leedham||Pitgaveny Farms||Morayshire||10000.00|
|–||901||Glenturk Supreme||Whitemire King Kong||Glenturk Natasha||B G & L Allan||Garrel Farms||Lockerbie||Courance||10000.00|
|–||877||Blackford Skyhawk||Curlieu Knight||Blackford Kittiwake||Mr W H Macpherson||Mr G Van Der Gucht||Gloucestershire||Deerhurst||9000.00|
|37 Females sold to a sales average of £1977.97|
|Female Champion||671||Tillymaud Malvenas 53rd||Blackford Lancer||Tillymaud Malvenas 42nd||Tillymaud Farms||Mrs H Clarke||Norfolk||Williams||4200.00|
|Reserve Female Champion||680||Livetside Sadie||Livetside Kovu||Livetside Kiara||Mr R A Mackintosh||Mr R Mcculloch||West Lothian||–||1500.00|
|Top Price Females||699||Dirnanean Sarah S8||Starline Nelson||Dirnanean Karen||Mr F J A McGowan||Mr D Sapsed||Hertfordshire||Heathbrow||5100.00|
|–||671||Tillymaud Malvenas 53rd||Blackford Lancer||Tillymaud Malvenas 42nd||Tillymaud Farms||Mrs H Clarke||Norfolk||Williams||4200.00|
|–||713||Skerrington Tanya 26th||Sterling Nelson 2nd||Skerrington Tanya 19th||Mr J Young||C Horell Ltd||Peterborough||Pode Hole||3800.00|
|–||673||Tillymaud Malvenas 54th||Blackford Lancer||Tillymaud Malvenas 46th||Tillymaud Farms||Garrel Farms||Lockerbie||Courance||3800.00|
|–||703||Dirnanean Sylvia S14(P)||Arkmill Franklyn||Dirnanean Calypso||Mr F J A McGowan||Mr A King||East Lothian||Wolstar||3500.00|
|–||712||Skerrington Rosebud 44th||Skerrington Legacy||Skerrington Rosebud 28th||Mr J Young||Garrel Farms||Lockerbie||Courance||3500.00|
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