FEMALES proved the pick of the trade at the Beef Shorthorn Society’s October Stirling sale, with a top call of 16,000gns paid for a cow and calf outfit, with further sales at 12,000gns and 8000gns.
Topping the prices was one of a draft from John Elliot’s Elliot herd, Kelso, Elliot Estelle 852. This daughter of the Canadian sire Sull GNCC Salute is ET bred out of a Canadian dam, Bodmin Estelle 20S, and sold with her March-born heifer calf Elliot Estelle 695, herself a Feran Godfather daughter, at foot. Buying this outfit after spirited bidding was Mary Cormack, Leominster, Herefordshire.
Second best of the trade was a 12,000gns call for another from John Elliot. This was Elliot Miss Lea 342. The result of an imported embryo, this July 2020-born heifer is by Hill Haven Fire Storm and out of a WHR Sonny daughter and sold in-calf to Fearn Godfather. She was knocked down to Charles Lowther, for the Lowther herd, Penrith.
Following her at 8000gns was a June 2020-born heifer from L J Townsend, Coxhill Desiree P645. She’s by Millerston Kasper and out of a Ballylinney Glenn daughter and sold having stood female champion in the pre-sale show. She also caught the eye of Mary Cormack.
Close behind at 7500gns was yet another from the Elliot herd, April 2020-born heifer Elliot Echo 269. She’s a Meonhill Charlie Chaplin daughter out of a dam by Star P Matrix and sold carrying to Elliot Fandango when bought by Angela Falkingham, Goole.
And then making 7000gns was Elliot Miss Lea 303, a maternal sister to the 12,000gns heifer. This time by HC Bluebook 22B, she sold in-calf to Fearn Godfather and was taken by A and C Farms, Rutland.
Glenisla Foxglove Flake, from Major Gibb, sold for 4000gns. This daughter of the homebred Glenisla Maestro is out of a dam Chapelton Glen Clova-sired dam and sold to Libby Clarke, Armagh.
A select entry of bulls peaked at 4500gns for Westbroad Rishi from Duncan Welsh.
This son of Shawhill J-A-T is out of Westbroad Delilia 4, a Craigfaddock Finn McCool daughter, and sold to Orkney-based Liam Muir. Next in line here at 4200gns was Knightland Poundstone from Michelle Petit. This son of Poynington Himself is out of a Knockenjig dam by Glengloy Geronimo and sold to H D Bailie, Dromara.
n Averages: six bulls £3,728, 53 females £2,906 (United Auctions).
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