KEN and Margaret Howie's show heifer, Cairnton Elizabeth, proved the star attraction amongst the Angus females, when she not only secured the section championship but also sold for the top price of 6000gns to Cheshire breeder, O Tunney, Manor Farm, Cuddington.

The couple who own the Cairnton herd from Banchory, and were selling females for the first time here, went straight to the top with a May 2017-born heifer by Haymount Walarlo, a 14,000gns purchase here in 2014. She is out of a previous home-bred Elizbeth by Blelack Evergreat and sold in calf.

Second top price was 3800gns paid for the third prize heifer, Windyedge Jewjet Erica, from Robin Dunlop's Windyedge herd from Dalry, Ayrshire. This 16-month-old youngster is out of a home-bred Rawburn Jester Eric-sired cow and was knocked down to Neil and Graeme Massie, buying for the Blelack herd from Aboyne, Aberdeenshire.

Overall, the 19 Aberdeen Angus females sold met a 100% clearance to average £2147 – down £1388 for 16 more sold.

LEADING awards:

Bulls born on or between February 18 and March 28, 2017 – 1, AJR Farms’ Logie Dynamite by Blelack Einstein, unsold; 2, Ballindalloch Home Farms’ Ballindalloch Master Panther, 500gns to JGS and D Duncan, Jacobshall, Gamrie; 3, J Gilmour and Co’s Belhaven Flying Scotsman, 4000gns to D Sutherland, Middleton of Brims, Thurso; 4, D and M Tait’s Inkstack Panther, by Inkstack Prometheus, 4000gns to B and J Mackay, Skitten, Wick; 5, A Hodge’s Rulesmains Platnum, 4000gns to M Fleming, Winfield, Berwick Upon Tweed.

Bulls born on or between March 26 and April 2, 2017 – 1, senior and overall male champion, Glassel Farms’ Glassel Jeremy Eric, by Eastfield Jacobite, 6000gns to J and W Arnott, Haymount, Kelso; 2, NF Massie and Sons’ Blelack Black Balaro, by Hallington Principal, 4500gns to WT Hendry, Back O’Muir, Bannockburn; 3, R and C Rettie’s Retties Lord Harvey, by Gretnahouse Blackpot, 4800gns, to J McCorkindale, Macharioch, Southend; 4, NA Wattie’s Tonley Alvarez, 4000gns to J Fullarton, Lumsdaine, Eyemouth; 5, Ballindalloch Home Farms’ Ballindalloch Factor, by Ballindalloch Earl, 5000gns to Mrs Macrae, Binscarth, Finstown, Orkney.

Bulls born on or between April 4 and 9, 2017 – 1, Trustees of the late GR Brooke’s Linton Gilbertines Detroit, by Rawburn Transformer, 5000gns to Scottish Bull Stud, Inverness; 2, A and P Glennie’s Threeburnford Leven, by Rawburn Boss, unsold; 3, WD Allen’s Stouphill Bomber, by Duncanziemere Jigsaw, 6500gns to Dovea Genetics, Co Tipperary; 4, Glassel Farms’ Glassel Del, by Glassel Jester Eric, 5500gns to H and K Farms, Hoddom, Lockerbie; 5, D Walker’s Galcantray Blue Magic, by Blelack Bluey, unsold.

Bulls born on or between April 10 and 15, 2017 – 1 and reserve senior champion, WD Allen’s Stouphill Mr Peroni, by Duncanziemere Jigsaw, 10,000gns to JR Galloway, Cardona, Doune; 2, NF Massie’s Blelack Pure Crimson, by Hallington Principal, unsold; 3, Trustees of the late GR Brooke’s Linton Gilbertines Elgin, by Rawburn Enigma, 25,000gns to TH Brewis, Eastfield, Lempitlaw, Kelso; 4, G and A McFadzean’s Cherrybank Prince Kiwi, by Idvies Fusion, 3400gns to R Smillie; 5, W Sclater’s Deveron Houles Eric, by Deveron Master Banbury, 5000gns to J and M Stewart, Langraw, St Andrews.

Bulls born on or between April 16 and 18, 2017 – 1, MR McCornick’s McCornick Evander, by Skaill Dino, 8500gns to J and R Stanger, South Seatter, Sandwick, Orkney; 2, NF Massie and Sons’ Blelack Eastwood, by Weeton Evolution, 6000gns to N Gillanders, Newfield, Hatton, Peterhead; 3, Trustees of the late GR Brooke’s Linton Gilbertines Elbin, by BJ’s Enforcer, 4500gns to A and H Grant, Pathcondie, Letham; 4, WD Allen’s Stouphill Miner Prince, by Weeton Diamond Mine, 5000gns to WSL Muir, Upper Onston, Stenness, Orkney; 5, F and C Cormack and Son’s Triple C Liam, by Haymount Precursor, 6500gns to P Dawes, Kipperknowle, Dinmore, Herefordshire.

Bulls born on or between April 19 and 26, 2017 – 1 and reserve intermediate champion, JR Galloway’s Cardona Jewel Eric, by Cardona Edwin, 6000gns to HM Queen Mother’s Estate, Longoe, Mey; 2, FJ Fraser and Son’s Idvies Private, by Deveron Latimer, 8000gns to W and EI Brown, Laigh Drumdow, Turnberry, Girvan; 3, NF Massie’s Blelack Black Barklay, by Weeton Evolution, 6000gns to J Ford, Broomlinds, Kelso; 4, NA Wattie’s Tonley Jay Eric, by Haymount Wavarlo, 4000gns to G Wilkinson, Bollihope Shield, Frosterley, Bishop Auckland; 5, A Clark and Sons’ Duncanziemere Explosive, by Rawburn Jester Eric, 6500gns to R and A Stodart, Mill of Inverarity, by Forfar.

Bulls born on or between April 27 and May 6, 2017 – 1 and intermediate champion, HW Sclater’s Deveron Ecstatic, by Gretnahouse Blacksmith, unsold; 2, D Whiteford and Co’s Borewell Black Magic, by Blelack Explosive, 11,000gns to J and J Campbell, Wedderlie, Gordon; 3, W and EI Brown’s Drumdow Proud Davey, by Drumdow Prod, 4200gns to Scottish Bull Stud, Inverness; 4, A Clark and Sons’ Dancanziemere Jasper, by Rawburn Jester Eric, 5200gns to AH Mackay, West Greenland, Castletown, Caithness; 5, NA Wattie’s Tonley Kaboul, by Blelack Evor, 6200gns to W and J Thomson, Hownam Grange, Yetholm, Kelso.

Bulls born on or between May 7 and 14, 2017 – 1, A Clark and Sons’ Duncanziemere Edwin, by Rawburn Jester Eric, 6200gns to J Alexander, Smiddyhill, Laurencekirk; 2, MR McCornick’s McCornick Kaino, by Halbeath Pentagon, 7200gns to AS Hogg and Partners, Birkenside, Easrlston; 3, J Walsh’s Buckhurst Lord Hurricane, by Netherton Mr Rader, 3500gns to Messrs Turnbull, Yorkshire; 4, AS Hodge’s Rulesmains Euron, by Wall Royal Leo, 5200gns to W Scott and Son, Whitelaw, Duns; 5, AR Lawson and Son’s Hallington Jethro Eric, 8000gns to H Seymour, Stobohope, Stobo, Peebles.

Bulls born on or between May 15 and June 1, 2017 – 1 and reserve junior champion – NF Massie and Sons’ Blelack Lord Heartford, 15,000gns to A Hodge, Rulesmains, Duns; 2, Trustees of the late GR Brooke’s Linton Gilbertines Expect, by Rawburn Black Watch, 7200gns to Balcaskie Farm, Lochty, Anstruther; 3, SM Thomson’s Coldoch Kind Philoctetes, by Netherton Mr Brazilian, 3200gns to W and M McMillan, Cranslagvourity, Rothesay; 4, FJ Fraser and Son’s Idvies Primer, by Shadwell Black Broughton, 6000gns to A Jones, Coull, Bruichladdich, Isle of Islay; 5, AG Houston’s Gretnahouse Blackbomber, by Gretnahouse Black Ballboy, 6000gns to W Lockhart, Laggan Park, Glencairn, Moniaive.

Bulls born on or between June 2 and 23, 2017 – 1 junior and reserve overall champion, AJR Farms’ Logie Defiance, by Rawburn Enoch, 13,000gns to WD Allen, Humblehaugh, Alnwick, Northumberland; 2, R and C Rettie’s Retties Lone Ranger, by Duncanziemere Edwin, unsold; 3, Mr and Mrs E MacGregor’s Raddery Jefferson, by Deveron Master Banbury, 6000gns to RW Flaws, Nisthouse, Evie, Orkney; 4, Mr and Mrs E MacGregor’s Raddery Junior Eric, by Deveron Master Banbury, 3200gns to Longford Estate, Longford Castle, Salisbury; 5, Firm of G Gray’s Ettrick Roccokocco, by Logan Bar Davieboy, 6200gns to Snaigow, Hillocks of Clunie, Blairgowrie.

Bulls born on or between June 24 and August 25, 2017 – 1, Highland Wagyu’s HW Dramatist, by HW Fabulous, 6000gns to G and J Archibald, Craigens, Gruinart, Islay; 2, NA Wattie’s Tonley Eboue, by Warrenho Emperor, 5200gns to CC and K Coghill, Knockdee, Stemster, Halkirk; 3, Mardens Farms’ Liley Eton Eternal, by Shadwell Earl, 6200gns to W and AM Aitken, Scotston Bank, Blyth Bridge; 4, M and HD Currie’s Kingholm Real Deal, by Rawburn Boss Hogg, 6000gns to JB Dobie, Easter Middleton, Gorebridge; 5, FJ Fraser and Son’s Idvies Proud Piper, by Shadwell Black Broughton, 3000gns to SRUC, Oatridge, Ecclesmachan, Uphall.

Bulls born on or after August 26, 2017 – 1, JH and HM Tilson’s Wedderlie Bright Man, by Wedderlie Timaru, 17,000gns to Glympton Farms, Woodstock, Oxfordshire; 2, Ross Farm Co’s Roscoe Easy Rider, by Blelack Elation, unsold; 3, M and HD Currie’s Kingholm Big Deal, by Weeton Rocky, 7000gns to JS Wilson, Balhelvie, Newburgh; 4, JH and HM Tilson’s Wedderlie Blacklad, by Blackhaugh El Banjo, 5800gns to CJ Sutherland, West House, Ross, Belford; 5, TH Brewis’ Eastfield Elton, by Linton Gilbertines Earlston, 5000gns to K Henderson, Breconside, Kirkgunzeon, Dumfries.

Heifers born on or after April 18, 2017 – 1 and female champion, K and M Howie, Cairnton Elizabeth, by Haymount Walarlo, 6000gns to O Tunney, Manor, Cheshire; 2 and reserve female champion, NA Wattie’s Tonley Ester, by Warrenho Emperor, 2500gns to JS Gunn, Mavsey, Lybster; 3, R Dunlop’s Windyedge Jewjet Erica, by Shadwell Jasper Eric, 3800gns to NF Massie and Sons, Blelack, Dinnet; 4, NA Wattie’s Tonley Eyrie, by Tonley Essien, 2500gns to Messrs Fisher, Stranraer; 5, W and R Dunlop’s Auchengray Evavera, by Retties JFK, 1750gns to AJ Ewing, Dumbretton, Annan.


9000gns – The late GR Brooke’s Linton Gilbertines Pheonix, by Rawburn Braw Lad, to Holystone Estate, Farnham Park, Sharpeton, Morpeth; 8500gns – AR Lawson and Son’s Hallington Jethro Eric, by Hallington Eurostar, to R Leiper and Co, Bygate, Ponteland, Newcastle; 6500gns – WD Allen’s Stouphill Elmer, by Duncanziemere Jigsaw, to Chapman and Co, South Redbog, Strichen; 6200gns – H Sclater’s Deveron Lancer, by Deveron Leggat, to Scottish Bull Stud, Inverness.