Prices peaked at 8000gns for a black Limousin at Aberdeen and Northern Marts’ first multi-breed online sale of pedigree bulls, working with SellMyLivestock.

The sale which included 32 bulls attracted no fewer than 59 registered online bidders from as far afield as Orkney in the north, down to Cornwall in the south, ensuring competition and trading transparency.

Sale leader was Black Nike, a 29-month-old bull from Albert and George Howie’s Knock herd from Mintlaw, Peterhead, purchased by WG Beattie, Tullywhanland, Forfar. He is by the 14,000gns Foxhillfarm Just the Job and out Knock Jilly.

Another similarly aged bull from the same home made 5600gns selling to JC and D Laing, Mill of Kintocher, Craigievar, Alford. Knock Orion, a 26-month-old son of the 34,000gns Ampertaine Foreman is bred from Knock April.

Limousins enjoyed the best of the day’s trading, achieving a 100% clearance.

Simmentals were also in demand with five out of the seven finding new homes.

Tops here at 5000gns was the 18-month-old Islavale Juke, a son of Derrycallaghan Ernest, a former champion winner at Stirling, from the Stronach family’s herd from Berryleys, Keith. He is bred from the Ex91 Islavale Whoopi and is bound for Wick, having been purchased by A Matheson, Park View.

Next at 4000gns, Michael Durno sold the 19-month-old Auchorachan Jackson, from Auchorachan, Glenlivet, down to Cornwall breeder, BM Lidcott, Laneast, Launceston. The breeding behind this transaction includes Kilbride Farm Glenarm, onto the Ex90 Auchorachan Diva.

Charolais bulls were a more selective trade peaking at 3800gns for Bonnykelly Oscar, from Graeme Leggat’s Bonnykelly herd from Mormond Prop, New Pitsligo. This 23-month-old by Gretnahouse Ivory, out of Bonnykelly Eleanor, was knocked down to PW Grant, Aberchirder, Huntly.


Simmental bulls – 3800gns, 3000gns (x2) Redhill, Mosstowie;

Limousin bulls – 4000gns Clury, Dulnain Bridge; 3000gns Easterside, Stonehaven.

Charolais bulls – 2000gns Inverlochy, Tomintoul.

Aberdeen-Angus bulls – 2000gns West Cullerley, Echt

averages: Five Simmental bulls, £3948; six Limousin bulls, £4498. Overall, 14 bulls, £3922.50.

Auctioneers: Aberdeen and Northern Marts.