A Top Price of 10,000gns at the October Stirling Aberdeen-Angus Sale:
The autumn sale of Aberdeen-Angus bulls and females took place on Saturday 17th October 2020 saw Aberdeen-Angus sell to a top price of 10,000gns. The sale saw a 66% clearance rate and reached with 40 bulls sold through the sale ring selling to an average of £5,051 which is £455 up on the October 2019 sale.
United Auctions held the October fixture of the world-famous bull sales under strict Covid-19 restrictions, which included the cancellation of the pre-sale show, and a requirement for buyers to sit at least 2 meters apart in the sale ring and for everyone to wear facemasks at all times.
Leading the trade at 10,000gns was Ettrick Batman V227 from Firm of G Gray. The April 2019 born bull is a son out of homebred cow Ettrick Bella N122 and by Linton Gilbertines President S021 who was Champion at the October bull sale 2017 and was jointly purchased for 17,000gns with Keirsbeath Aberdeen-Angus. Batman was purchased by A M & C Ewen, Meikle Toux, Cornhill, Banff.
Ettrick Batman V227
The next highest price in the ring was Foxhill Dominator V185 (ET) from Mr & Mrs M Alford who sold to A J & W M Norrie, Wrae Farm, Turriff for 9,000gns. Dominator is a is a March 2019 born bull from the Foxhill herd and is by the famous Gretnahouse Blacksmith L500 and out of Weeton Diamond Mist N383 who was purchased at the 2015 Weeton sale for 7,500gns.
Foxhill Dominator V185 (ET)
Following closely behind was Mr Johnathan & Mrs Lisa Doyle with Drumhill Exeter V105 (ET) who was purchased by M Sheahan, Luddenmore, Ireland for 8,500gns. Exeter is a 2019 January born bull by homebred bull Drumhill Lord Hatfield R532 and out of homebred cow Drumhill Evora P101.
Drumhill Exeter V105 (ET)
Selling for 7,500gns was Ballindalloch Mr Peanut V561 from Ballindalloch Home Farms who was purchased by A Grant, Middlefield, Forres. Mr Peanut is a March 2019 born bull out of homebred cow Ballindalloch Miss Primrose R467 and by Wedderlie Timaru M595 (ET) who was purchased privately from Wedderlie in 2017.
Ballindalloch Mr Peanut V561
Stephick Ezra V561 (ET) from Stephanie Dick sells for 6800gns to J King, South Hill of Drips, Thorntonhall, Glasgow. Ezra is a January 2019 born bull which is by the 14,000gns Weeton Diamond Mine P444 and out of Weeton Evora P439 (ET) who was purchased for 4,200gns at the 2015 Weeton reduction sale. Ezra was Junior Male Champion at the Stars of the Future calf show as well as Junior Male Champion at the Black Beauty Bonanza in 2019.
Stephick Ezra V561 (ET)
Following closely behind was Foxhill Dictator V186 (ET) who is a full brother to the 9000gns Foxhill Dominator V185 (ET). Dictator sold for 6400gns to Liam Muir, Upper Onston, Stenness, Orkney. The full brothers have a combination of blood lines from North America and the UK.
Foxhill Dictator V186 (ET)
Selling for 6200gns was Roscoe Big Man V716 from Ross Farm, Big Man was purchased by Messers Ewing, Dumbretton Farm, Annan, Dumfries. Big Man is sired by Netherton Kentucky L596 and out of Schivas Beautiful Maid P255 who was purchased for 3500gns in 2018 at the Schivas dispersal.
Roscoe Big Man V716
Five lots made 5,500gns. The first, selling to Easter Tulloch Farms near Laurencekirk, was December 2018 born Tonley Lord Hoffman U588 (ET), by Blelack Duke J262 (ET) from the Wattie family at Mains of Tonley.
The McCombies at Auchincrieve, Rothiemay, also made 5,500gns when they sold Auchincrieve Jekyll Eric V454 to Jim Innes, Dunscroft, Huntly. He is a March 2019 born son of Blelack Lord Hermes S765.
The Massie family from Blelack also made 5,500gns selling Blelack Impeccable V961 to Gellan Farms, Coul, Aboyne. He is an April 2019 born son of Weeton Evolution R447.
The last lot at 5,500gns, selling to Messers Sinclair in Orkney was Logan Bar Emperor V231 from Dunblane breeder Murray Lyle. He is an 18-month-old son of Wedderlie Kenyon N863.
In the female section, Gordon Duchess U236 an in-calf heifer from the Trustees of the Late Gordon Brooke sold for 4000gns. Duchess is by Balmachie Jack Eric R206 and in-calf to Rawburn Java Eric T567, she sold to John McWibbin in Co Down, Northern Ireland.
The sale also included the dispersal of the Weeton herd of Lancashire breeder John Loftus and a major reduction of the Brewis family’s Eastfield herd based near Kelso.
The Weeton dispersal topped at 11,000gns for a three-year-old in-calf cow Weeton Laura T509 (ET) who is by Blelack Duke J262 and out of Haughton Laura L026. Weeton Laura T509 (ET) and her May born bull calf – Weeton Landlord W120 sold to Richard & Carol Rettie, Craigend Farm, Methven, Perth.
Weeton Laura T509 (ET)
Weeton Landlord W120
The Eastfield herd reduction sale topped 5,200gns for seven-year-old cow Eastfield Jenny N500 by Rawburn Edge J983 and her March born heifer calf Eastfield Jenny W457 which is by Linton Gilbertines Elgin T149. The pair sold to the McCornick family for their McCornick herd in Dumfries.
Eastfield Jenny N500 & Eastfield Jenny W457
Prices from the sale
Lot 2 – Stouphill Eventer U250, 4200gns to WSL Muir, Upper Onston, Orkney.
Lot 6 – Tonley Lord Hoffman U588, 5500gns to Easter Tulloch, Laurencekirk.
Lot 8 – Kingholm Equity Release V232, 4000gns to B & J Mackay, Skitten, Wick.
Lot 9 – Stephick Ezra V561, 6800gns to J King, South Hill of Drips, Thorntonhall.
Lot 10 – Drumhill Exeter V105, 8500gns to M Sheahan, Luddenmore, Co Limerick.
Lot 11 – Raddery Lothario V229, 3000gns to GD Pate & Sons, Stobshiel Mains, Humbie.
Lot 14 – Stephick Elton V573, 3500gns to AJ Ewing, Drumbretton, Annan.
Lot 17 – Tonley Jackpot Eric V592, 3600gns to GT & S Coghill, Muce, Orkney.
Lot 20 – Idvies Pink Panther V861, 3000gns to N & D Austin, Boreland of Girthon, Gatehouse of Fleet.
Lot 21 – HW Dandanna V512, 3000gns to T & M Andrew, Gatehead, Beith.
Lot 22 – Foxhill Dominator V185, 9000gns to AJ & WM Norrie, Wrae Farm, Turriff.
Lot 23 – HW Emir Eric V541, 3000gns to J & S Anderson, Kilbride, Balvicar.
Lot 24 – Foxhill Dictator V186, 6400gns to WSL Muir, Upper Onston, Orkney.
Lot 25 – Swordale Echo V284, 4200gns to Scottish Government Bull Stud.
Lot 26 – Logie Bruce V897, 4000gns to MAG McSporran, Eilean Farm, Innerleithen.
Lot 27 – Logie Exclusive V902, 4200gns to FT Walton, Flotterton, Thropton.
Lot 28 – Ballindalloch Fergus V558, 2900gns to TW Ives & Sons, Berry Leys, Winslow.
Lot 29 – Raddery Eddie V241, 3500gns to Scottish Government Bull Stud.
Lot 30 – Ballindalloch Mr Peanut V561, 7500gns to A Grant, Middlefield, Forres.
Lot 33 – Swordale Emilio V297, 3500gns to JGS & D Duncan, Jacobshall, Banff.
Lot 34 – Auchincrieve Jekyll Eric V454, 5500gns to JC Innes, Dunscroft, Huntly.
Lot 36 – McCornick Eastbourne V565, 4500gns to I Service, Moorpark of Barr, Newton Stewart.
Lot 39 – Tonley Vidal V605, 3600gns to WSL Muir, Upper Onston, Orkney.
Lot 40 – Ballindalloch Edgar V574, 3000gns to RJ Coghill, Meadowcroft, Watten.
Lot 41 – Drumdow Rover V417, 3500gns to B Williams, Parks of Keillor, Methven.
Lot 42 – Idvies Braveheart V880, 4800gns to JC Innes, Dunscroft, Huntly.
Lot 43 – Tonley Kante V609, 4200gns to JB Hendry, Symington Mains, Stow.
Lot 44 – Morven Edison V031, 4500gns to B & J Mackay, Skitten, Wick.
Lot 45 – Eastfield Percy V321, WSL Muir, Upper Onston, Orkney.
Lot 49 – Ettrick Batman V227, 10,000gns to AM & C Ewen, Meikle Toux, Banff.
Lot 50 – Keirsbeath Black Bucking Bronko V563, 5200gns to M Irwin, Fintona, Co Tyrone.
Lot 51 – Stouphill Element V259, 5000gns to J Hamilton & Son, Headsmuir, Carluke.
Lot 54 – Gordon Euro V388, 5000gns to J & H Tustian, Yarnhill, Banbury.
Lot 56 – Blelack Lord Impeccable V961, 5500gns to Gellan Farms, Aboyne.
Lot 57 – Roscoe Big Man V716, 6200gns to AJ Ewing, Drumbretton, Annan.
Lot 59 – Logan Bar Emperor V231, 5500gns to Messrs Sinclair, Orkney.
Lot 62 – Thrunton Panama V254, 3800gns to FT Walton, Flotterton, Morpeth.
Lot 63 – Gordon Prowler V410, 4500gns to J & DL Picken, Milton Farm, Kirkcudbright.
Lot 66 – Eastfield Fudge V353, 4000gns to T Clark & Sons, Abbey Farm, Madderty.
Lot 68 – Duncanziemere Edwin V323, 4000gns to D Dalling, Whiteside Farm, Bathgate.
Lot 69 – Kilmallie Jukebox Eric V343, 3500gns to F & P Hadfield, Nethertown, Auchenheath.
Lot 72 – Duncanziemere Jubilee V333, 4800gns to RM Mackay & Sons, Greenvale, Thurso.
Lot 76 – McCornick Duty Free V620, 4000gns to S Smyth & Son, Henderland, Crocketford.
Lot 77 – Gordon Rambo V446, 4800gns to AJ Ewing, Drumbretton, Annan.
Lot 79 – Coldoch Jim Eric V309, 2500gns to JK Fisher, Cruggleton, Whithorn.
Lot 91 – Gordon Duchess U326 – 4000gns – John McWibben, Kilweel, Co.Down.
Lot 92 – Gordon Dusty U366 – 1800gns – AJ Ewing, Drumbretton, Annan.
Lot 94 – Tonley Emily R147 – 2000gns – AJ Ewing, Drumbretton, Annan.
Lot 94A – Tonley Emily W705 – 2000gns.
Lot 95A – Tonley Ester W736 – 2000gns – K & B Lang, Starr Farm, Cupar, Fife.
Lot 96 – Tonley Empem T447 & calf at foot – 4000gns – Mylius, St Fort, Newport-on-Tay, Fife.
Bulls: 40 sold – average £5051
Females: 4 sold – average £2572.50
1 cow & calf – average £4000
Cows & calves: 10 sold – average £4137
Cows: 6 sold – average £4112.50
Heifers: 7 sold – average £3285
Heifer calves: 6 sold – average £2940
Bull calves: 2 sold – average £1680
Young bulls: 5 sold – average £2478
Cows & calves: 16 sold – average £3878.44
Cows: 2 sold – average £2677.50
In-calf heifers: 2 sold – average £4095
Maiden heifers: 9 sold – average £2788.33
Auctioneers – United Auctions
Photographs – MacGregor Photography