A YOUNG Charolais bull from Wales recently sold to an Aberdeenshire herd in a private transaction for £25,0000.

Heading north to join the Ellon-based Newlogie herd belonging to AJR Farms is Maerdy Morwr from Flintshire vet, Esmor Evans. The 18-month-old is a son of Esmor's home-bred Maerdy Dynamite, which has sired more than 170 calves in the Maerdy herd since 2011, while the dam is Maerdy Fee, a daughter of the French import, Victorieux, of which eight bulls will be for sale at Stirling next week.

AJR Farms' David Stubbs is new to Charolais breeding, having recently purchased the Logiestate herd from M Bruce and Partners, and together with stockmen Andrew and James Reid, invested in Morwr for his correctness and presence together with breed character, and the new bloodlines he will inject into the 39-cow herd.

The herd also invested in three imports from France, including a young bull called Nobel. Sired by the 2016 Paris Show champion, Hatenon, he was picked from a pen of calves which included a brother that won at Moulins last year. Nobel is said to be showing great potential and will offer some different genetics to the herd.