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Top price far at Stirling today is 28,000gns for the senior and supreme champion, Elgin Glenlivet, by Elgin Davinci, from the Milne family, Elgin. The buyers were the Balmyle, Newhouse and Bathayock herds.

Next at 26,000gns is Burradon Garibaldi, by Gwenog Banjo, from Chris Curry, Morthpeth. Mr Curry also had the next top price of 22,00gns for another by Banjo, Burradon Goldenballs.


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The Charolais supreme championship at Stirling has gone to the senior champion, Elgin Glenlivet, by Elgin Davinic from R.A. Milne, Elgin, which was a winner at the Royal Highland Show last summer.  Runner up was the reserve senior champion, Dundas Godfather, by Maedy Uniroyal, from J.M. Gilchrist, Biggar.

The intermediate championship went to Inverlochy Gurkha, by Balmyle Bollinger, from J. Irvine, Keith and the junior championship to Thrunton Goshawk, by Balmyle Dickler, from J.H.C. Campbell, Alnwick.

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A new record for a Simmental has been set at here at Simmental when the overall and senior champion, Bel Dhu Capercaillie, sold for 45,000gns. Consigned by the MacPherson family, Croy, Inverness, it is by Hockenhull Waterloo, which was the top price bull at 16,000gns at Stirling in 2009, and is the first calf from Blackford Wagtail, by Kilbride Farm Strabane.


The buyers were the judge, Iain Green of the Corksie herd and Andrew Anderson of Smallburn Farms, Elgin both of whom described their purchase as the best Simmental bull they had ever seen.

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THE second leg the Stirling bull sales have kicked off this morning with the Simmental classes.

Iain Green of the Corksie herd has awarded the supreme championship to the MacPherson family, Croy, Inverness, with their senior champion, Bel Dhu Capercaillie 11, by Hockenhull Waterloo, who was bought for the top price of 16,00gns at Stirling in 2009. He is out of the heifer, Blackford Wagtail.

In reserve was the reserve senior champion, Islavale Chip, by Glenturk Premier, from Stewart Stronach, Keith. The intermediate championship went to Annick Clansman, by Skerrington Visa, from L.D. Quarm, Irvine and the junior championship to H.C. Stubbs and A.A. Burleigh, Ballindarragh with Derrycallaghan Crystal Star by Omorga Regan.

Stirling Sim ring The Barlow family, Preston, took the female championship for the fourth time in as many attempts with the April 2010-born, Denizes Cadette 29, by Ashland Tornado.

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HEXHAM’S store cattle sale last week topped at £1,600 for a Limousin cross steer from Geoff Hubbuck, Rising Sun, Hexham which was bred by and purchased from his son-in-law, Kevin Sparke, Little Swinburne, Hexham.    Mr Hubbuck went on to sell another at £1,480, one at £1390 and two more at £1380 and averaged £1,362 for eight sold.

Stronger bullocks sold well throughout with Messrs Tomlinson, Sunniside peaking at £1490, Messrs Walton, Ogle Castle topped at £1,450 and Messrs Gregory, Springhill, Seahouses at £1420.

Older heifers were also keenly sought after with a run of 12 Charolais and Limousin crosses from Messrs Herdman, Lunns House, Co Durham,  peaking at £1,230 and averaging £1,127.

Overall 40 per cent  (225 head) of the entry sold for more than £1,000, 45 of which were heifers.

Yearling and younger calves were in demand with trade up on the week. Highlights were a pen of 11-month-old Charolais and Limousin crosses from Kenny Macgregor,  Berwick on Tweed, which peaked at £1,235 and £1,240 respectively and a run of 10, including one heifer, averaged £1,092. A pen of 10 pure bred Charolais steers at nine and 10 months of age from George and Janice Milburn, Loadman, Hexham, sold at £1,000 per head.   

On the same day the sale of breeding cattle topped at £2,400 for a British Blue heifer with a Limousin cross calf at foot from A. and C.L. Bell and Son, Bardon Mill. Limousin heifers with calves at foot sold to £2,250 and in-calf cows topped at 31,220 for Charolais.


Auctioneers – Hexham and Northern Marts.








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Hexham & Northern Marts had  609 head of store cattle and suckled calves forward at last Friday’s sale.
According to auctioneers,  trade for older forward sorts was slightly easier on the week with buyer caution evident. However, the sale peaked at  £1480 for a Limousin cross steer at 22 months from Willie Patterson, Halton Red House, Hexham.  Five further bullocks realised over £1400 and no fewer than thirteen sold in excess of £1300, including and Angus cross steer at £1355 from John Bramwell, High Barns, Horsley.
With a good crowd of buyers present for younger sorts and shapely types in particular this class saw increased demand for both bullocks and heifers.  A number of well-bred cattle under 10 months were subject to a fast trade. These included Limousin cross steers from Tom Teasdale, Kellah at £1045; Alan Dent, Beamwham at £1030 and Arthur and Richard Storrow, Willimoteswick at £1010. In addition a  heifer from Robert Stephenson, West Mill Hills sold for  £1005.   

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WINNING baby beef supreme and continental championship was the culmination of a very successful couple of days for the Lyon family, Bourne, Lincolnshire. They took the title with Temptation, a January 2012-born heifer weighing 398kg, by Rossignol, which is the first home-bred old enough to show from their commercial suckler herd.

Baby Beef champion Temptation from T.A and L.C Lyon and Son, Bourne, Lincs.

In reserve was the runner up in the commercial championship, Molly Malone, from Donald Macpherson, Berwick on Tweed. Bought from Southern Ireland after Mr Macpherson judged her there earlier in the year this Charolais sired heifer, weighed in at 376kg.

The native baby beef championship went to Michael Kirby, Holdsworthy, Devon, with a home-bred, Aberdeen-Angus-cross steer, Blackcroft Banarang, by Oakchurch Dictator, which has previously been champion at the Cornwall Calf Show. 
 Reserve  native was Arfon Jones, Anglesey, with the Beef Shorthorn-cross, Super S.

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