In an incredibly generous gesture, James and Rachael Griffin of the Hemingford Simmental herd, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, have pledged to donate the entire sale proceeds of their heifer, Hemingford Lancome, to the Breast Cancer Now charity. The March 2020 born...
Some record averages at sales with strong clearance rates, confirmation of the Simmental breed as the UK’s number one continental breed for age at slaughter, and a solid year of financial performance are just some of the highlights from British Simmental Cattle...
SIMMENTALS MILK AND MATERNAL QUALITIES, COMBINED WITH MUSCLE, GROWTH, AND CARCASE TRAITS ADDING UP TO ESSENTIAL PROFIT!
SIMMENTALS TOPPING COMMERCIAL MARKETS AT: THAINSTONE; HALLWORTHY; DUMFRIES; HOLSWORTHY; FROME; MARKET DRAYTON; TRURO; HEXHAM; QUOYBRAE; CARLISLE; SEDGEMOOR; LANCASTER; EXETER; BRECON; ST. BOSWELLS; SHREWSBURY; KILREA; LANARK; AND PENRITH. At Thainstone on 1st October,...
Stirling May Sale report
The Stirling May Sale was held on Monday 7th May 2018 and the pre-sale show on the 6th May was judged by Mr Christopher Boyd of Slievenagh Farm, 78 Ballynafie Road, Portglenone, County Antrim BT44 8DQ.
Topping the day’s trade at 6500gns was Kersknowe Heirloom 16, bred by Mr J Jeffrey, Kersknowe, Kelso, Roxburghshire TD5 8AA. An Auchorachan Excalibur 13 son out of a Starline Apollo 09 daughter, he was purchased by Scottish Government Bull Stud, Longman House, 28 Longman Road, Inverness IV1 1SF.
Second top price at 6200gns was Islavale Handy 16, bred by Mr W S Stronach, Berryleys Farm, Grange, Keith, Banffshire, AB55 6LN. This Ranfurly Confederate son out of a Woodhall Walker daughter was sold to Aitken Bros, Riccarton Farm, Linlithgow, West Lothian EH49 6PH.
Next top price at 5800gns was the Reserve Overall Champion Islavale Hoogee 16, also bred by Mr W S Stronach, Berryleys Farm, Grange, Keith, Banffshire, AB55 6LN. By the Stirling Feb 2014 15,000gns bull Atlow Dixon and out of a Woodhall Walker daughter, he was sold to J C McLaren & Partners, Knox House, Coldwells Road, Crieff, Perthshire PH7 4BB.
Also selling for 5800gns was Keeldrum Hi Flyer 16, bred by Mr D Lowry of Newsteadings Farm, Cartland, Lanark, Lanarkshire ML11 7RB. This Coose Emperor son out of a Keeldrum Schubert daughter was purchased by Mr R Aitken & Sons, Bogside Farm, Fintry, Glasgow, Lanarkshire G63 0XG.
Next, selling for 5500gns was Pitmudie Heinekin 16 bred by Heather Duff of Pitmudie Farm, Menmuir, By Brechin, Angus DD9 7UH. An Overhill House Eragon 13 son out of an Omorga Achilles 09 daughter, he was purchased by MJ & C M Hutchinson of Falahill Farm, Heriot EH38 5YG.
Also selling for 5500gns was Overhill House Hanover 16, bred by Richard McCulloch of Overhill House, Armadale, West Lothian EH48 3AR. A Dermotstown Delboy son out of a Glebefarm Tyson daughter he was purchased by J Hunter of Braehead, Huntly, Aberdeenshire AB54 6AS.
Selling at 5200gns was Islavale Houston 16, bred by Mr W S Stronach, Berryleys Farm, Grange, Keith, Banffshire, AB55 6LN. This Ranfurly Confederate son out of a Darsham Lucky Strike daughter was purchased by John Drummond of Townend Farm, Craigie, Kilmarnock KA1 5NL.
Selling for 5000gns was Islavale Hercules 16, also bred by Mr W S Stronach, Berryleys Farm, Grange, Keith, Banffshire, AB55 6LN. This Atlow Dixon son out of a Woodhall Walker daughter was purchased by Kincraigie Farms, Lumphanan, by Banchory, Aberdeenshire AB31 4QL.
Also selling at 5000gns was Corskie Harvey 16, bred by Mr W J & J Green of Corskie, Garmouth, Fochabers, Moray IV32 7NN. By the 22,000gns bull Dirnanean Bradley and out of a Corskie Bowen daughter he was purchased by Arnhall Farms, Edzell, Brechin, Angus DD9 7UZ.
Selling for 4800gns was the Overall Champion Islavale Hijack 16 bred by Mrs W S Stronach. Berryleys Farm, Grange, Keith, Banffshire AB66 6LN. An Islavale Echo 2 son out of a Chestermann Varney daughter, he was purchased by W & A Strachan, Millfield, Turriff, Aberdeenshire AB53 5UX.
Selling at 4000gns was Cairnview Igor 17, bred by Mr A J Wilson, Westcroft Farm, Lylestone Road, Kilwinning, Ayrshire KA13 7QN. An Omorga Volvo son out of a Bruchag Awesome 09 daughter he was sold to R Crockett of Conker Cottage, Denholm, Hawick TD9 8SH.
The sale saw a 71% Clearance with 38 bulls selling to average £4253