ABERDEEN and Northern Marts held its Spring Sale of Pedigree Bulls on Wednesday, February 24, at the Thainstone Centre.
With the highest number of animals entered in the sale, a small but high-quality offering of Charolais bulls saw three bulls reach a high of 6000gns, with eight bulls selling to average £5,000.63 with a 62 per cent clearance.
A trio of bulls sold for the top price of the day at 6000gns. First up was Elrick Phantom, bred by Mr M J Massie of Ellon, Aberdeenshire. This 22-month-old lad is sired by the easy calving Maerdy Gouverneur and out of Elrick Jackie, a daughter of the 16,000gns bull Thrunton Fearless, who was the intermediate and supreme champion at Stirling in 2011. This lad will be making the journey to his new home in Fraserburgh to the home of G B Grieve.
The second bull to reach 6000gns was Auchincrieve Piranha, bred by Mr C M McCombie of Huntly, Aberdeenshire. This bull is sired by Maerdy Express, who sold for 45,000gns in 2011 and is out of Auchincrieve Jody, a daughter of Olrig Highwayman. This May 2019 born bull was purchased by J Baxter from Banff.
The last bull to go under the hammer at 6000gns was Kinclune Powerhouse, from J A Wilson & Sons of Alford, Aberdeenshire. Sired by Goldies Ivan and out of Kinclune Gallica, a daughter of Thrunton Crownprince, this 20-month-old bull will
be joining the herd at C G McGilliver’s farm at Ballindalloch.
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