A tremendous effort from all those involved and a packed ring side at United Auctions, Stirling, resulted in a phenomenal evening raising money for Doreen Cormack’s Stem Cell Fund which saw more than £77,000 raised.
Kicking off proceedings was Doreen and husband Alistair’s choice cow and calf from Colin and Pam Davidson’s Orkney-based Skaill herd in the form of Skaill Tibbie N812. Taking this cow and calf unit to £7500 was Robbie Galloway. This three year old cow sold with her second calf at foot, Skaill Tibbie S545, by Rawburn Jackson Eric P967 and back in calf to Milah Murrah Kingdom K35.
Then going to £10,000 were HW Angus who purchased their choice of an in-calf heifer from the Wedderlie herd of John and Marion Tilson and daughter Wanda Hobbs.
There were also some choice Aberdeen-Angus genetics packages on offer including Wall Lady Ruth E397 x Rawburn Elysium F547 embryos from Richard and Carol Rettie which sold to a top of £1600 to Russell Taylor for his Moncur herd and £1500 to Andrew and Judith Denning for their Temple herd; Netherton Karama K574 x Rawburn Boss M554 embryos from the McLaren family selling for £650 twice and Lockerley Laura D444 x Hallington Evo L333 embryos from Fraser and Christine Cormack selling for £600 each to James Porter for his Old Glenort herd.
The Society also offered a pair of tickets to the Edinburgh section of the World Angus Forum which sold for £700 to Philip Halhead, Norbreck Genetics. Then of the many listings of Aberdeen-Angus semen being offered the top price was five straws of Rawburn Transformer semen from the Elliot family selling for £240.