A private deal of £18,000 was paid for a 16-month-old Charolais bull from Neil and Stuart Barclay’s Harestone herd, Insch.

Harestone TY is the second son to be sold off Harestone Rabelais, which is a full brother to the past Paris Show champion, Neptune. Rabelais’ first son, Harestone Thedalg, was junior champion at Stirling in February and made 11,500gns.

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On the dam side he is out of Westcarse Julie, a Mortimers Echo daughter purchased privately from John Christie.

Buying for his “length, correctness and character” was Wallace Brown of the Barrance herd, Caprickhill, Kilmarnock.