BEEF Shorthorn achieved a new 17,000gns female breed record price with a cow and heifer calf pair when Grace Ramsay’s Millerston herd was dispersed in Stirling on Saturday, September 11. A packed sale ring saw competitive bidding with some potential buyers going home empty handed having failed to secure their picks.
Sale leader was Millerston Irania Linnet (P), TI +35, SRI +38, MI +22, a four-year-old roan Meonhill Charlie Chaplin daughter with her six-month-old dark roan heifer, Millerston Irania Rainbow (H) by Portnadoran Maestro. The pair went to Mary Cormack, Canterbury, Kent.
Next at 15,000gns was Millerston Madeline Lilly (H), TI +37, SRI +42, MI +20, a four-year-old red by Charlie Chaplin and classified VG 85. She sold with her seven-month-old roan heifer, Meonhill Madeline Rae (H) by Cairnsmore Landmark, to Hannah Barker, Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire.
A bid of 10,000gns secured Millerston Augusta Heidi (P), TI +26, SRI +28, MI +23, and her five-month-old roan bull, Millerston Ramsay (H) by Tiger, for AE and AJ Thornber, Halifax, West Yorkshire. Heidi was a seven-year-old red by Millerston Cyclone.
Ian Stewart, Dungannon, County Tyrone, paid 6800gns for the seven-year-old white Millerston Augusta Highshine (P), TI +18, SRI +22, MI +21, a Beefeater daughter and her six-month-old white Tiger sired daughter, Millerston Augusta Relish.
Strabane based B Harkin and Sons went to 6200gns for Millerston Gretta Peach (H) TI +32, SRI +34, MI +25, an 18-month-old dark roan by Tiger.
Averages: 27 cows and calves £5,810; five in-calf cows £3,108; eight in-calf heifers £4,016; 15 maiden heifers £3,094; four young bulls £2,310; one stock bull £1,890.