The Autumn show and sale of Aberdeen-Angus bulls and females took place on Sunday 20th and Monday 21st October 2019. The sale which took place on Monday saw Aberdeen-Angus sell to a top price of 12,000gns in the general sale with prices peaking at 16,000gns in the total herd sale of the lily herd of Mardens Farms. The sale saw an 66% clearance rate reached with 58 bulls selling to an average of £4,596.
Judging the cattle on Sunday was David Johnstone from Ballindalloch Aberdeen-Angus, he commented the following:
“I was looking for bulls with good heads, a long level top line and good on their legs. I was needing a bull that was good on his plates as a lot of bulls seem to fall away at their tail heads nowadays. I thought the top end of the bulls were good and easy fleshed bulls and would be easily sold.”
Selling for the top price of 12,000gns in the main sale on Monday 21st October’s was the Junior Champion from Brailes Lovestock, May 2018 born Brailes Fabulous by Gretnahouse Blacksmith and out of Gretnahouse Fleur. This one was the Calf Champion at Perth Show 2018, whilst his dam was a 1st prize winner at Perth Show at the Aberdeen-Angus National Show 2018. Fabulous was purchased by Mr D Whiteford.
The next top price in the ring was for Reserve Junior Champion McCornick Denzel who went to J Innes for 8,200gns. Denzel is a May 2018 born bull from the McCornick herd and is by Skall Dino and out of McCornick Duchess. Skaill Dino also sired McCornick Keira who was the overall champion at the Royal Highland Show 2019.
Sunday’s Reserve Senior Champion, Schivas Methlick Boy, from Brailes Livestock was the next best price who sold for 8,000gns to AM Shepherd from the Orbliston herd. Methlick Boy is a March 2018 born bull by Gretnahouse Exocet and out of Schivas Miss Betty. Methlick Boy has had a series of successful show results in 2019 claiming the overall breed champion at Stirling Show, junior male and reserve male champion at the RHASS, junior male champion at the Aberdeen-Angus Summer National at the Royal Welsh Show and the male champion at the Perth Show.
Schivas Methlick Boy.
The Intermediate Champion, Tonley Excel, from Neil Wattie, followed who sold to Balavil Estate for 7,200gns. Excel is a March 2018 born bull by Nightingale Perry and out of Tonley Ester. Excel was the junior interbreed champion at the Turriff Show and was crowned champions of champions at Grantown Show. Excel was also overall Aberdeen-Angus Champion at Keith Show and then went on to be Scottish Native Champion at Keith Show’s Scottish Champions of Champions.
The next top price of 7,000gns went to senior champion, Blelack Dakota, from Messrs Massie & Sons, who sold to Mr James Porter from the Old Glenort herd. Dakota is a January 2018 born bull by Netherallan Peter Pershore and out of Oakchurch Darlene. Dakota was the bull calf champion at the Black Beauty Bonanza.
A price of 6,800gns was achieved for Rulesmains Kentucky from Andrew S Hodge Esq, who sold to A & G Rodger. Kentucky is a January 2018 bull by Hallington Evolution K281 and out of Rulesmains Kim. Kentucky was the reserve junior male champion at this year’s Royal Highland Show.
Selling for a price of 6,500gns was Logan Bar Emperor from D Murray Lyle, who sold to Mr David Walker from the Galcantary farm. Emperor is a January 2018 born bull by Rawburn Boss Hogg and out of Logan Bar Evora. Also selling for a price of 6,500gns was Swordale Ewok from Messrs David and Alexander Watt, who sold to joint buyers TA Laird and W & R Dunlop.
In the female section, it was the reserve champion, Gordon Black Cherry, from the Gordon Brooke Estate, who achieved the top price of 5,000gns who sold to the Holystone Estate. Black Cherry is by Rawburn Fast Ball and out of Linton Gilbertines Black Dion. The female champion, Duncanziemere Edwina, from Clark & Sons, sold to K Graham for 4,200gns. There was a total of 7 females sold for an average of 2,336gns.
Gordon Black Cherry.
The total herd sale of the Liley herd of pedigree Aberdeen-Angus cattle took place on Monday with a top price of 16,000gns being achieved. It was Liley Kinannie with calf at foot who was sold to Shadwell Estate that sold for the top price. Kinannie, born in January 2019, is by Rawburn Elmer and out of Belhaven Keystone Kinannie.
Andrew Shufflebotham’s renowned Cheerbrook herd dispersal also took place in the ring on Monday seeing strong interest from buyers with a top price of 12,000gns being achieved. Profile is an April 2019 born bull who is by Cheerbrook Luther and out of Cheerbrook Pam sold to Mr McCornick.
Results from Sunday 20th October Show:
Overall Champion– Blelack Dakota U898 (ET) – N Massie
Reserve- Schivas Methlick Boy U638 – Brailes Livestock
Junior Champion– Brailes Fabulous U023 – Brailes Livestock
Reserve- McCornick Denzel U480 – Martin McCornick
Intermediate Champion – Tonley Excel U490
Reserve- Blelack Lord Inferno U909 – N Massie
Senior Champion – Blelack Dakota U898 (ET)
Reserve – Brailes Methlick Boy U638
Best Group of three – Trustees of the late Gordon Brooke Estate
Some general photography from the show and sale: