Perth Spring Show and Sale

by | Feb 20, 2007

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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.

Omorga Samson

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.

Cairnview Snazzy

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.

Dirnanean Snowie

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.

Kilbride Farm Saddam

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.

Halenook Supercharger

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.

Grangewood Storm

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.


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.

Tillymaud Malvenas 53rd

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
Prize Lot No Name Sire Dam Vendor Purchaser Area Prefix
(if applicable)
Price Gns
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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