The 2022 show and sale season kicked off at United Auctions in Stirling on Sunday the 6th of February with the Aberdeen-Angus show, followed by the sale on Monday the 7th. With a 74% clearance, 95 bulls sold to a top of 38,000gns, giving an average of £6,533, up £34 on the year.
Sale day saw the Logan family’s 2010 centre record of 28000 guineas for Galawater Bentley H495 smashed twice.
Topping the day at 38,000gns was Lot 102, Blelack Dean Martin W063 from the Massie family at Blelack. One of the last Blelack animals to sell after the herd dispersed in October 2021, May 2020 born Dean Martin is a rising star out of Kilmaluag Eriskay T203 and by a home bred cow, Blelack Diamond Mist U908 a sister of Blelack Dual Mine U913. Eriskay also sired several of the top lots in the October sale. Dean Martin stood 1st in his class in the show on Sunday before going on to take Intermediate Champion. He heads to his new home in the Scottish Borders with the Tilson family at Wedderlie.
Second top price also broke the previous centre record with a call of 30000 guineas for Lot 57, Duncanziemere Jacobite W374 from the Clark family at Cumnock. Jacobite sold in a two-way split to the Ballindalloch and Idvies herds. Jacobite had already had a good day in the show ring on Sunday coming both 1st in his class and Reserve Senior Champion. Jacobite is an April 2020 son out of the 13000 guinea Auchincrieve Exodus U285 and by Duncanziemere Jody P108. Jody P108 herself comes from show winners, with her sire being the 2014 Highland Show champion, Rawburn Jester Eric J034 and her dam being Duncanziemere Jody D147, the 2006 Highland Show Champion.
Third top at 16 000 guineas stood Lot 114, Alistair and Graeme Fraser’s Idvies Pink Prodigy W979. A May 2020 born son of Thrunton Panther S922 and by Idvies Pink Poppy P648, Pink Prodigy comes from the same line as the 8000 guinea Idvies Pink Parson who sold to Germany and Idvies Pinky Petal who sold to 9000 guineas at the Angus Fever sale in Carlisle last year. He stays locally after being bought by Robbie Galloway for his Cardona herd.
Realising another 5-figure sum was the Wattie family’s Lot 126, Tonley Potter W759 a July 2020 born son of Tonley Jester Eric S318 who has bred the family several show winners and from Tonley Princess M866. On Sunday, Potter stood 2nd in his class. Potter sold for 13 000 guineas to Daniel Whiteford for his Borewell herd at Scremerston in the Scottish Borders.
Following this was Lot 84 from Owen Tunney’s Morpheus herd with Morpheus Kodiak W068 realising 12 000 guineas to Norbreck Genetics. Kodiak is an AI sired April 2022 born bull by the $200 000 HF Alcatraz 60F and out of The Moss Krispy Girl N221.
Going for 11 500 guineas was Lot 148, Sunday’s overall Reserve and Junior Champion, the Wattie’s Tonley Alba W781. Alba is an August 2020 born bull by Tonley Royal Legend T474 a Rawburn Elysium son and out of Tonley Annie P025. Alba heads to Devon to join the Luxtons herd on the edge of Dartmoor.
Adding to their already good day, the Clark’s saw a second bull make a five-figure call with Lot 91, Duncanziemere Mr Bond W388 going for 11,000gns. Mr Bond is a son of Duncaziemere Miss Belinda S213 and is also by Auchincrieve Exodus U285. Mr Bond heads north to Sutherland to join the Henderson’s Culrain herd. Mr Bond also stood 3rd in his class in the show ring on Sunday.
Sunday’s Senior and Overall champion was Lot 22, the March 2020 born Gretnahouse Blacksoap W189 was next up at 10,000gns. As their first Stirling Aberdeen-Angus champion, it was a poignant victory for the Houston family after the sad loss of Alasdair last year. As a flush sibling to the 10500 guinea Gretnahouse Blackpot P685, Blacksoap is a son of Blelack Blackbird and by Gretnahouse Blacksmith. Blacksoap heads to Midlothian after being bought by Mark Ross for the Roscoe herd.
A further two lots reached 10 000 guineas with the first being Lot 109, Eastfield Black Banjo W508 from Ewan Brewis and family at Lempitlaw. Black Banjo is a May 2020 son of the family’s 2019 25,000 guinea top price purchase Linton Gilbertines Elgin T149 and out of Eastfield Blackbird K157.
The final five-figure bull came from the Currie family’s Kingholm herd in Dumfries. July 2020 born Kingholm Risotto W296 and embryo son of Quaker Hill Dead Center and Weeton Rosebud M349 also went for 10,000 guineas. Rosebud has already produced six well selling sons who have sold to average 6 000 guineas.
Alan Rennie from the Mosston Muir herd takes champion and reserve female champion 2022.
Mosston Muir Ivy X419 a March 2021 born heifer by Balmachie Ranald T223 not only stood Female champion Ivy also received the best heifer born on or after the 1st January of the previous year sash which is presented by William McLaren, Netherton. Ivy’s success didn’t end there she sold on Monday to R D Shackleton from the Duxbury herd for 2,250gns.
Reserve Champion was Mosston Muir Eva X418 a February 2021 born heifer by the same sire Balmachie Ranald T223. Eva toped the female sale going to Richard Gratton from North Yorkshire for 3,500gns.
Sunday’s judge was experienced breeder and judge John Elliot of the Rawburn herd from Kelso. John is seen below receiving the customary judge’s rose bowl to mark the occasion from the Society’s Acting Chief Executive Robert Gilchrist.
1st 8 DEVERON ETYPE W699 HAMISH W SCLATER ESQ
2nd 6 INKSTACK FRONTIER W917 MESSRS D & M TAIT
3rd 16 GRETNAHOUSE EDICT W184 GRETNA HOUSE FARMS
4th 5 LOGIE FIRE STAR W025 AJR FARMS
5th 15 FIDDLEHALL ECHO W038 KEITH RENNIE ESQ
1st 22 GRETNAHOUSE BLACKSOAP W189 (ET) GRETNA HOUSE FARMS
2nd 24 DEVERON KUGA W713 HAMISH W SCLATER ESQ
3rd 26 GRETNAHOUSE KING LAD W195 GRETNA HOUSE FARMS
4th 20 IDVIES MASTER BOY W950 MESSRS F J FRASER & SON
5th 21 TONLEY ESSLEMONT W702 NEIL A WATTIE ESQ
1st 37 MOSSHALL RED BRUTUS W189 MESSRS G & N TAYLOR
2nd 32 BLELACK PHOENIX W027 MESSRS N F MASSIE & SONS
3rd 41 KINGHOLM BLUE BUOY W279 MESSRS M & H D CURRIE
4th 38 RODMEAD PROPER W078 (ET) ANGUS NEISH ESQ
5th 42 IDVIES PASSIVE W965 MESSRS F J FRASER & SON
1st 57 DUNCANZIEMERE JACOBITE W374 A CLARK & SONS
2nd 44 DEVERON JYPSY W735 HAMISH W SCLATER ESQ
3rd 53 STOUPHILL MARQUIS PRINCE W324 MESSRS WILLIAM D ALLEN
4th 48 EASTFIELD FIDDLE W479 MESSRS T H BREWIS
5th 49 GALCANTRAY EDWIN W370 DAVID WALKER ESQ
Senior Champion 22 GRETNAHOUSE BLACKSOAP W189 (ET) GRETNA HOUSE FARMS
Senior Reserve 57 DUNCANZIEMERE JACOBITE W374 A CLARK & SONS
1st 58 THREEBURNFORD LUTHER W806 MR ANGUS & MRS PATRICIA GLENNIE
2nd 60 MORVEN DR SPOCK W040 NEIL F MASSIE JNR ESQ
3rd 62 GALCANTRAY DUKE ERIC W390 DAVID WALKER ESQ
4th 66 TYNET ROYAL LAD W077 MR & MRS H THOMSON
5th 65 THREEBURNFORD LEO W809 MR ANGUS & MRS PATRICIA GLENNIE
1st 78 TYNET DYNAMO W079 MR & MRS H THOMSON
2nd 82 MCCORNICK DOMINATOR W690 MARTIN R McCORNICK ESQ
3rd 79 CARDONA FERGUS W190 J ROBERT GALLOWAY ESQ
4th 71 STOUPHILL PROMETHEUS W335 MESSRS WILLIAM D ALLEN
5th 72 TONLEY JONTY W734 NEIL A WATTIE ESQ
1st 90 CAIRNTON BLACK BALVENIE W453 K & M HOWIE
2nd 95 MCCORNICK EXPLORER W710 MARTIN R McCORNICK ESQ
3rd 91 DUNCANZIEMERE MR BOND W388 A CLARK & SONS
4th 85 CARDONA JEWEL ERIC W198 J ROBERT GALLOWAY ESQ
5th 93 STOUPHILL BUSTER W339 MESSRS WILLIAM D ALLEN
1st 102 BLELACK DEAN MARTIN W063 MESSRS N F MASSIE & SONS
2nd 109 EASTFIELD BLACK BANJO W508 MESSRS T H BREWIS
3rd 100 TONLEY PLAYBOY W744 NEIL A WATTIE ESQ
4th 97 GRETNAHOUSE KASH POT W232 GRETNA HOUSE FARMS
5th 98 RULESMAINS KARTER W448 ANDREW S HODGE ESQ
Intermediate Champion 102 BLELACK DEAN MARTIN W063 MESSRS N F MASSIE & SONS
Intermediate Reserve 109 EASTFIELD BLACK BANJO W508 MESSRS T H BREWIS
1st 125 IDVIES PINKY PRIME W982 MESSRS F J FRASER & SON
2nd 115 THRUNTON POLDARK W376 MESSRS J H C CAMPBELL & SONS
3rd 123 BLELACK PRINCE CLARET W072 MESSRS N F MASSIE & SONS
4th 121 DUNCANZIEMERE MR BELLMAN W397 A CLARK & SONS
5th 114 IDVIES PINK PRODIGY W979 MESSRS F J FRASER & SON
1st 132 RETTIES LIVE WIRE W133 MESSRS R & C RETTIE
2nd 126 TONLEY POTTER W759 NEIL A WATTIE ESQ
3rd 133 BLELACK EBONY W082 MESSRS N F MASSIE & SONS
4th 135 NETHERTON MEXICAN W948 MESSRS W & D McLAREN
5th 134 MCCORNICK EDDIE W765 MARTIN R McCORNICK ESQ
1st 148 TONLEY ALBA W781 NEIL A WATTIE ESQ
2nd 146 STEPHICK EXCALIBUR W956 (ET) MISS STEPHANIE DICK
3rd 144 AUCHENGRAY ESCOBAR W718 MESSRS W & R DUNLOP
4th 151 ETTRICK BLUETACK W264 FIRM OF G GRAY
5th 149 CARRUTHERS EARL W088 MESSRS D & K GRAHAM
1st 159 STOUPHILL MASTER PRINCE W346 MESSRS WILLIAM D ALLEN
2nd 156 RETTIES LORD EDWIN W150 (ET) MESSRS R & C RETTIE
3rd 153 ETTRICK BOMBER W268 FIRM OF G GRAY
4th 155 GALCANTRAY PANTHER W438 DAVID WALKER ESQ
5th 157 ROSCOE BIG MAN W722 ROSS FARM CO LTD
Junior Champion 148 TONLEY ALBA W781 NEIL A WATTIE ESQ
Junior Reserve 146 STEPHICK EXCALIBUR W956 (ET) MISS STEPHANIE DICK
1st 179 MOSSTON MUIR IVY X419 MOSSTON MUIR FARM LTD
2nd 177 MOSSTON MUIR EVA X418 MOSSTON MUIR FARM LTD
3rd 176 DUNCANZIEMERE ELLEN ERICA X411 A CLARK & SONS
4th 171 EASTLANDS POOH POOH V749 MESSRS M K & G SPROWL
5th 172 EASTLANDS GLORY V769 MESSRS M K & G SPROWL
Female Champion 179 MOSSTON MUIR IVY X419 MOSSTON MUIR FARM LTD
Female Reserve 177 MOSSTON MUIR EVA X418 MOSSTON MUIR FARM LTD
Overall Champion 22 GRETNAHOUSE BLACKSOAP W189 (ET) GRETNA HOUSE FARMS
Overall Reserve Champion 148 TONLEY ALBA W781 NEIL A WATTIE ESQ