Bruce Goldie's Goldies herd from Dumfries, scored a hattrick at the Bull Sales in Stirling, securing a third consecutive February championship in the Limousin lines.

His Goldies Novel, a July 2017-born bull from Townfoot, Mouswald, is by Goldies Fandango, a bull that sold in Carlisle for 22,000gns after standing champion and has since bred sons to 21,000gns. The dam is Goldies Goldilocks, a Wilodge Cerburus daughter.

Judge, James Thomson of Hilton of Beath, Kelty, found his reserve in the intermediate winner from the Irvine family’s 65-cow herd at Braehead, Keith. Anside Nemesis is a June 2017-born son of Powerful Irish, the Irvine’s privately bought stock bull, which was also sire to the Stirling champion last May which went on to sell at 12,000gns. Dam is Bailea Cadee, which was bought privately as a heifer and a cow which is also dam to the family’s show heifer.

Senior champion was Maraiscote Napoleon from Ian Nimmo, Bogside, Newmains. By the 23,000gns Goldies Comet, this February 2017-born bull is out of the Virginia Andy daughter, Maraiscote Davina.

Elrick Nevada took the reserve senior championship for Michael Massie, Mains of Elrick, Achnagatt. The sire of this one is the home-bred sire, Elrick Jethro, while the dam is Craigatoke Dundee daughter, Elrick Gagrielle.

Local Limousin breeder, Andrew Burnett of Upper Spittalton, Blairdrummod, took the reserve intermediate title with Spittalton Norman, a May 2017-born son of Dunmore Jeanpierre, out of Spittalton Fifi.

Also enjoying a great day were Mary Fotheringham and daughter Hazel McNee who took the reserve junior championship with Westhall Norris from their 60-cow pedigree herd at Over Finlarg, Tealing. Norris is by the home-bred bull, Westhall Jammy, and out of Westhall Freespirit.

For full report and pictures from the sale, see this week's The Scottish Farmer.