Stirling May trade hits 7200gns for Hillfoots bull
Yesterday's sale of Aberdeen-Angus bulls saw a top price of 7200gns for the pre-sale reserve champion and an average of £3933 with a clearance of 69%.
Sale leader at 7200gns was Clackmannanshire-based Jamie Rettie with Hillfoots Elite N247. Sired by Rawburn Transformer, he is out of the successfully shown Hillfoots Evelyn L131, a Balmachie Keystone daughter and carries a SRI of +57 with a direct calving ease of +4.3 and daughter calving ease of +5.7. He found a new home with Messrs Whiteford, Sanquhar.
Two bulls then shared a price tag of 6800gns, the first of which came from Aberdeenshire-based Neil Wattie and family with the third place Tonley Petrov N937. This Blelack Evor H929 son is out of Tonley Princess K699, an Ankonian Elixir 100 daughter. He carries a milk figure of +16 and a SRI of +47.
Next at this money was John Elliot, Roxburgh Mains, Kelso, with Rawburn Elegy N780. This one is a Rawburn Eli L281 son out of the Rawburn Lord Ross C216 daughter Rawburn Elegy F606. He has a TSI of +50, SRI of +60 and +14 for milk.
Next best at 5400gns was Logie Editor N413 for Messrs Bruce, Ellon, Aberdeenshire. This third prize bull by Idvies Kollar J431 is out of Logie Eyebright F481, a Blelack Blackstaff daughter.
The Wattie family was back in action again, this time selling Tonley Esquire N926 for 5000gns. Again by the 18,000gns Blelack Evor H929, he is out of Tonley Ethel J662, a Hurdcott Elixier E215 daughter.
Two bulls shared a price tag of 4000gns, the first being David Walker’s Galcantray Extra N612, a fifth prize Carlurlie Deka H684 daughter. He is out of Findhorn Edwina Eve J165, a Duncanziemere Edwin D148 daughter.
Also at 4000gns was Blelack Lord Hester N162 from Neil and Graeme Massie, Dinnet, Aberdeenshire. This Mac Elvis K085 son is out of Blelack Lady Heather L723, a Netherallan Peter Pershore E052 daughter.
Judge Albert Taylor found his champion in the form of Lingieston Mr Provost N964 from the Campbell family of Thrunton, Alnwick, which sold at 3800gns. Sired by Lingieston Main Prospect J808 he is out of Lingieston Proud Maid H680, a Cardona Julius Eric C225 daughter.
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