BEEF Shorthorns met a sound trade at Stirling Bull Sales yesterday, where bulls peaked at 12,000gns and females reached 5500gns.

Averages increased significantly on the year for bulls, levelling at £5121 for 13, up a massive £2100 on the year.

Top price at 12,000gns was Grovewood Jackson from a relatively new breeder, Chris Mallaber, Drakelow.

Females sold to 5500gns for the second prize senior heifer from Jack and Grace Ramsay’s Ayrshire-based Millerston herd.



Bull born on or between June 2, 2015, and January 6, 2016 – 1 and male champion, C Mallaber’s Grovewood Jackson, by Glenisla Explorer, 12,000gns to Kincraigie Farms, Lumphanan, Banchory; 2 and reserve male, DJ Biggar’s Chapelton Jacob, by Chapelton Emperor, 9000gns to G Grieve, South Nittanshead, New Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire; 3, R and P McAlister’s Langalbuinoch Joker, by Loch Awe Saxon, 5000gns to Ormsary Farm, Lochgilphead; 4, Balgay Farm’s Balgay Jameson, by Meonhill Highland Fortress, 2500gns to J and D Young, West Polquhirter, New Cumnock; 5, MD McMillan’s Coldrochie NewJuggernaut, by Knockenjig Foremost, 4500gns to J Green, Corskie, Fochabers.
Bulls born between January 7 and April 2, 2016 – 1, R and P McAlister’s Langalbuinoch Klinsman, by Glenisla Explorer, 2000gns to IC McHardy, Achley, Dornoch; 2, MD McMillan’s Coldrochie Kerry, by Fearn Godfather, 2500gns to J Adam, Tullybreck, East Wemyss, Fife; 3, JF Frame’s Galla Kong, by Kidston Rambo, unsold; 4, D and R Dickie’s Knockenjig Kaiser, 5000gns to B McInnes, Rinmore, Glenkindie, Alford.
Bulls born on or after April 3, 2016 – 1, Major JPO Gibb’s Glenisla Kelpie, by Flight Lieutenant of Upsall, 6500gns to C Graham, Aucheneck Estate, Killearn, Glasgow; 2, Balgay Farm’s Balgay Khazed Dum, by Meonhill Highland Fortress, 4800gns to C and K Petrie, Upper Meft, Urquhart, Elgin; 3, D McDowell’s Castlemount Kipper, by Ballyart Lucky, 4500gns to PA Reid, Downbarn Farm, Sparsholt Down, Sparsholt, Oxon; 4, MD McMillan’s Coldrochihe Kyle, by Coldrochie Hank, 1600gns to W Davy, Warton Farm, Thropton Farm, Morpeth; 5, Killrochies Fold’s Drumcross Klaxon, by Chapelton Braveheart, unsold

Heifers born on or between March 11, 2015, and March 12, 2016 – 1, W Allan’s Miltonlockhart Jamiroquai, by Chapelton Glen Garry, 3500gns to A and A Hamill, Blackstown Road, Crumlin, Co Antrim; 2, JP Ramsay’s Millerston Augusta Julie, by Meonhill Charlie Chaplin, 5500gns to SG Mair and Sons, Kinnermit, Turriff; 3, JP Ramsay’s Millerston Augusta Jewel, by Meonhill Charlie Chaplin, 4, J Cameron and Miss V Orr’s Trainview Flossy Jasmine, 4500gns to Cherryvalley Farms, Crumlin, Co Antrim; 5, Highland Wagyu’s HW Irania 3, by Alvie Elton, 3000gns to Fiona Wilson, Kirkton, Mintlaw, Peterhead.
Heifers born on or between March 13 and April 17, 2016 – 1, JW Frame’s Galla Princess Kaitland, by Kidston Rambo, unsold; 2, Mr and Mrs B Landers’ Cairnsmore Krystal Gold Dust Alexis, by Ballylinney Gently, 3200gns to R Withers, Higher Tresawle, Probus, Truro, Cornwall; 3, JW Frame’s Galla Kerry Gypsy, by Kidston Rambo, unsold; 4, Thomson,
Roddick and Laurie’s Shawhill Irene Kontiki, by Langalbuinoch Gallant, 1800gns to J Fyall, Sittyton, Newmacher, Aberdeenshire; 5, Mr and Mrs B Landers’ Cairnsmore Kikki Fancy Trisha, by Podehole Edmond, 2200gns to L Murphy, Ardoyne, Tullow, Co Carlow, Eire.
Heifer born on or after April 18, 2016 – 1 and female champion, Mr and Mrs B Landers’ Cairnsmore Kirsten Averell, by Chapelton Dauphin, 4600gns to Cherryvalley Farms, Crumlin, Co Antrim;  2 and reserve female, Thomson, Roddick and Laurie’s Shawhill Krystal, by Shawhill Freedom, 3000gns to Cherryvalley Farms; 3, D McDowell’s Castlemount Matrix Cleo, by Elliot Matrix, 2000gns to R Withers, Higher Tresawle Farm; 4, Mr and Mrs B Landers’ Cairnsmore Kirsty Francessca, by Ballylinney Gently, 2500gns to R Withers, Higher Tresawle; 5, A Haigh’s Willingham Augusta Florence 2, by Willingham Humperdink, 4800gns to HG Murray, Migdale, Bonar Bridge, Sutherland.