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Stirling February Bull Sales – 17th & 18th February 2019
Judging the Stirling Spring pre-sale show was Mr Steven Sandison from Millburn Farm, Harray, Orkney.
Topping the male trade on the day at 14,000gns was ISLAVALE ILLUSIVE 17, bred by Mr W S Stronach, Berryleys Farm, Grange, Keith, Banffshire, AB55 6LN. An ATLOW DIXON 12 EX 91 son, out of a CLONAGH A SUPER STAR daughter, purchased by HJ Warnock, Carrowdore, Co Down.
Second top price, also from the same stable, selling for 11,000gns was ISLAVALE INVINCIBLE 17. A CURAHEEN GIANT 2 son, out of a CURAHEEN BANDIT daughter, purchased by Seamus O’Kane, Drumquin, Co Tyrone.
A further two bulls also secured 11,000gns. Up first was BLACKFORD ISLAND WARRIOR 17, bred by MR W G Macpherson (A Firm), Blackford Farm, Croy, Inverness, Inverness-Shire, IV2 5PS. A BLACKFORD GALAXY 15 son and out of a BLACKFORD VALMER daughter. Purchased by D & G Manson & Sons, Brodieshill, Forres.
Up next to sell at 11,000gns, also from the same stable was BLACKFORD ISLAND ROCK 17. Also, a son of BLACKFORD GALAXY and out of a KILBRIDE FARM DOUBLEACTION 12 EX 93 daughter, purchased by A & B Munro, Wellhouse, Beauly.
4 went under the hammer at 10,000gns;
DENIZES IMPRESSIVE 17, bred by Mr M A Barlow, Four Oaks, Ulnes Walton Lane, Nr Leyland, Lancashire, PR26 8LT. A DENIZES FANTASTIC 14 son, out of an AUCHORACHAN WIZARD daughter sold for 10,000gns to JH Wood, Popes Farm, Preston.
ISLAVALE INPUT 17, bred by Mr W S Stronach, Berryleys Farm, Grange, Keith, Banffshire, AB55 6LN. Another one of ATLOW DIXONS sons, out of a GLENTURK PREMIER daughter sold for 10,000gns to MJ & A Mill, Shawsmill, Cardenden.
Next came INNERWICK IVOR 17, bred by Mr & Mrs L Moffat, Innerwick Farm, Innerwick, Dunbar, East Lothian, EH42 1SE. A son of CURAHEEN GOLD DIGGER, out of a PROMI (PP) daughter sold for 10,000gns to Delfur Farms, Dundurcas, Rothes.
The last to secure 10,000gns was the Junior & Reserve overall champion, WOODHALL INSTINCT 17, bred by H&J Macaskill and exhibited by Geoff & Kate Anderson, Myreside Farm Cottage Myreside Farm, ElginMoray, IV30 5PE. A son of ISLAVALE FRONTIER 14 and out of a STEINADLER (PP) daughter, sold to Delfur Farms, Dundurcas, Rothes.
The Overall male champion, ISLAVALE ISLANDER 17, bred by Mr W S Stronach, Berryleys Farm, Grange, Keith, Banffshire, AB55 6LN. Another son of CURAHEEN GIANT 2 and out of a POPES LAIRD daughter sold for 9000gns to GM Mitchell & Son, Fernie Mill, Fife.
Reserve senior champion, WOLFSTAR IRN-BRU 17, bred by Mr A King, Wolfstar, Ormiston, East Lothian, EH35 5NH. A son of CURAHEEN BANDIT and out of a TEAM CELTIC 11 daughter sold at 8500gns to The Duke of Fife, Mains of Newhall, Stonehaven.
PITMUDIE IMPERIAL 17, bred by Heather Duff, Pitmudie Farm, Menmuir, By Brechin, Angus, DD9 7UH. A HILTONSTOWN FERRARI 14 son, out of a MILNAFUA GRADUATE daughter sold for 8000gns to GM McFarland, Newton Stewart.
Next to follow suit was WESTRIDGE INNOKO 17, bred by Mr & Mrs M Ward & Sons, West Mains Farm, Newbigging, Carnwath, Lanark Lanarkshire, ML11 8NB, a son of STERLING VIKING 2ND out of a GRANGEWOOD BARON 10 daughter, sold for 8000gns to JG Callum, Ashlea, Milton of Culloden.
Topping the Female trade at 13,000gns was the Female Champion, STERLING FCUK IMPULS, bred by Boddington Estates Ltd and exhibited By Mr J Mcmillan, 1 Sacombe Green Road, Sacombe, WareHertfordshire, SG12 0JN. Sired by STERLING GINO 15 and out of a STERLING COTSWOLD 11 daughter, purchased by Backmuir Farm, Keith.
Second top price female was DENIZES FANCY THERESE 5TH and her heifer calf at foot, bred by Mr M A Barlow, Four Oaks, Ulnes Walton Lane, Nr Leyland, Lancashire, PR26 8LT. Sired by WHITEMIRE KING KONG and out of an ASHLAND TORNADO daughter, sold for 5000gns to D L & S Currie, Pinclanty, Pinmore, Ayr
Bulls met a 63% clearance, with 98 bulls selling to average £4975
32 females selling to average £2494.