A YOUNG Aberdeen-Angus bull from Alastair and Graeme Fraser’s Idvies herd near Forfar, recently sold to John and John Elliot jnr’s Rawburn herd, near Kelso, for £22,000 in a private transtaction. 
The sale of Idvies Fellaini R699, a 14-month-old son of the 12,000gns Inkstack Ely bought at Stirling in 2014, rounds off a fantastic 12 months for the Idvies herd, following wins at last year’s Royal Highland and at Kelso, the National Show of Angus, with with the senior bull, Shadwell Black Broughton.
Sitting in the top 1% of the breed for terminal index (59), self replacing index (67), day growths and retail beef yield, Fellaini is bred out of Idvies Flora K489, a Lockerley Legolas G850 daughter from the same Idvies Flower family that has produced four bulls sold to pedigree herds, and traces back to the legendary Cee Bar Favorite. 
“We greatly admire the female line that Fellaini is bred from and have monitored his progress from an early age,” commented John Elliot on the herd’s latest purchase. 
“He is not only a bull that looks impressive but one that performs at the highest level in numerous performance traits.”
Adding to this, Graeme Fraser said: “From the moment Fellaini hit the ground we knew we had something special, he has matured into a young bull with fantastic carcase quality and width right through with great breed character. He has been much admired by fellow breeders. 
“We are delighted to see Fellaini go to a herd such as Rawburn and wish them every success with him for the future.”