BEEF Shorthorn bulls sold to a top of 15,000gns on Monday at the breed society’s official annual spring fixture.
Sale leader was the junior and overall champion, Podehole Land-mark TI +26, SRI +19, a 22-month-old roan by Knockenjig Hercules and out of a homebred dam. Bred and exhibited by H Horrell, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, he sold to breed newcomers Gates Farming Partnership, Oakham, Leicestershire.
Another Hercules son from the same breeder, the 23-month-old red Podehole Lincoln TI +30, SRI +25 was awarded the senior championship and made 7,500gns to MG Bailey, Forfar, Angus.
The day’s second highest call of 13,000gns went to Leonard of Upsall TI +30, SRI +26, a 23-month-old roan Dingo of Upsall son from Hon G Turton, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, to David and Rosemary Dickie, Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire.
Two more entries from Hon G Turton were in the money. First at 8,000gns was Lawyer of Upsall TI +37, SRI +34, a 23-month-old roan within the breed’s top 1%. Sired by Fearn Elmer, he went to SS Horton and Sons, Cirencester, Gloucestershire. Next came a bid of 5,000gns from Lour Farms, Forfar, Angus for Longfellow of Upsall TI +24, SRI +21, a 21-month-old roan by Firefox of Upsall.
A bid of 9,000gns from C Lowther, Penrith, Cumbria, secured Glenisla Lochan Dubh TI +29, SRI +27, a 22-month-old roan by Glenisla Jack Frost from Major JPO Gibb, Blairgowrie, Perthshire.
Dunsyre Lancelot TI +21, SRI +18, a 22-month-old roan by Redhill Ferny from Carey Coombs, Carnwath, Lanarkshire, made 7,500gns to RL Morris and Partners, Blairgowrie, Perthshire. Another entry from the same breeder, Dunsyre Lanark TI +21, SRI +20, a 22-month-old roan Dunsyre Hamlet son went for 5,000gns to the Scottish government’s bull stud.
Chapelton Lancer TI +21, SRI +20, a 22-month-old roan by the 9,000gns Fergus of Upsall from DJ Biggar, Castle Douglas, Dumfriesshire, made 5,500gns to P Dawes, Dinmore, Herefordshire.
Mullaglass Lexus TI +22, SRI +14, a 22-month-old roan Dunsyre Esquire son from R Henning, Newry, County Down, commanded 5,200gns from A Morton, Denny, Stirlingshire.
Laga Farms, Evie, Orkney offered their Lagas Larry TI +27, SRI +26 for 5,000gns to WG and H Murray, Golspie, Sutherland. A 22-month-old red and white, he was by the 5,500gns Chapelton Adonis.
Trade was led at 6,000gns by Chapelton Gem TI +28, SRI +24, a 22-month-old in calf roan heifer from DJ Biggar. Sired by the 9,000gns Fergus of Upsall, she sold to Thomas Staunton, Kinvara, County Galway.
Next at 4,000gns was the champion female, Glenisla Foxglove Flake L295 TI +29, SRI +23, a roan 22-month-old in calf roan heifer by the 7,500gns Chapelton Glen Clova. Bred and exhibited by JPO Gibb, she was secured by A Shaw, Dungannon, County Tyrone.
Glenisla Foxglove Flake L242 TI +26, SRI +27, a 23-month-old in calf white heifer from the same breeder sold for 3,200gns to J Dodge, Cunningburgh, Shetland.
Mountbenger Lorna TI +17, SRI +14 was awarded the reserve female title and sold for 3,000gns to Mark Runciman and Partners, Lauder, Berwickshire. Bred by JF Irving and Son, Yarrow, Selkirkshire, she was a 23-month-old in calf roan heifer by Mountbenger Jake.
Averages: 41 bulls £4,676; 19 females sold; £2,536.57.