Beef Shorthorn secures new 16,000gns female breed record

Coldrochie dispersal

Beef Shorthorn claimed a 16,000gns new cow and calf breed record in Stirling on Wednesday 23 May when Douglas McMillan staged the second and final part of his Coldrochie herd dispersal.

Sale leader was Coldrochie Broadhooks G1 TI +33, SRI +33, a fourth calver within the breed’s top 1%, by Chapelton Winsome and out of a homebred dam. A red and little white, she was sold with her three-month-old heifer, Coldrochie Broadhooks M8 TI +35, SRI +37, a red and little white by the 20,000gns Fearn Godfather. The pair went to WJ and J Green, Fochabers, Morayshire.

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Carlisle Beef Shorthorn peak at 7,000gns

sale leader, Coxhill Kirk at 7,000gns

sale leader, Coxhill Kirk at 7,000gns

25 May 2018

Beef Shorthorn bulls sold to a top of 7,000gns and achieved 85% clearance whilst females went to 5,300gns in Carlisle on Friday 25 May at the breed society’s official spring sale.

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Stirling Beef Shorthorn bulls peak at 8,000gns

Beef Shorthorn bulls sold to a top of 8,000gns in Stirling on Monday 7 May at the breed society’s official sale in Stirling on Monday 7 May 2018.

Sale leader at 8,000gns was Balgay Khamul TI +10, SRI +5, a two-year-old roan by Meonhill Highland Fortress and out of a homebred dam. Bred by Balgay Farm, Inchture, Perthshire, he sold to AS Hogg and Partners, Lauder, Berwickshire. The red and white Balgay Kraken TI +11, SRI +6, another same age Highland Fortress son made 4,500gns to Balnabroich Farms, Dundee, Angus.

The day’s next highest call at 6,000gns went to Knockenjig Kite TI +17, SRI +18, a red and little white from David and Rosemary Dickie, Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire. Sired by Glengoy Geronimo, he sold to Stephen Mackie, Ellon, Aberdeenshire.

A bid of 5,200gns secured the red Elliot Kaiser TI +20, SRI +18 a rising two-year-old SD Swagger son from John Elliot, Kelso, Roxburgh to JH Younger, Haddington, Midlothian.

The day’s second 4,500gns price tag came from Klondyke Farms, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire for Westbook Finn Explorer, TI +18, SRI +12, a 22-month-old re bull by the 5,000gns Craigfaddock Finn McCool from D Welsh, Kilmarnock, Lanarkshire.

Averages: 10 bulls £4,389

Auctioneers: United Auctions

Beef Shorthorn Stores to £1,120

The Show and Sale of store cattle at Longtown on Tuesday 8th May incorporated a special show of Beef Shorthorn and Beef Shorthorn cross store cattle, sponsored by Morrisons and supported by the Beef Shorthorn Cattle Society.  Over 60 Shorthorn stores were forward from twelve consignors from throughout the area and from as far afield as Darlington.

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Carlisle Beef Shorthorn females peak at 4,500gns

Uppermill Lillian Jill, female champion and overall reserve at 4,500gns

Uppermill Lillian Jill, female champion and overall reserve at 4,500gns

26th March 2018

Beef Shorthorn females sold to a top of 4,500gns and bulls to 4,000gns in Carlisle on Friday 23 March at the breed society’s early spring sale. Both entries were within the breed’s top 5% and from Uppermill Shorthorns, Dromore, County Down.

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