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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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

Coldrochie Beef Shorthorn dispersal peaks at 20,000gns

Sale leader, stock bull Fearn Godfather

Fearn Godfather commanded the leading 20,000gns bid in Stirling on 5 February when Douglas McMillan, Luncarty, Perthshire staged the first of his two part Coldrochie Beef Shorthorn herd dispersal.

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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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Beef Shorthorn lead Stirling bull sales at 20,000gns

Millerston Kasper 20,000gns

Millerston Kasper 20,000gns

Beef Shorthorn bulls led the Stirling bull sales’ trade at 20,000gns on Monday 5 February at the breed society’s official annual spring fixture. Five entries sold for five figures, whilst 59 lots averaged £5,803.

Beef Shorthorn Cattle Society secretary, Joanna Bailey commented: “The day’s solid trade was fuelled by suckler producers continuing to seek genetics that will deliver a low input, low cost functional suckler cow – milky, hardy and fertile, with a quiet temperament and great longevity. They were also aware that the steers are continuing to find a ready market influenced by Morrisons Shorthorn Beef scheme.”

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