A 16-month-old Blackbird heifer topped the HW production sale of Aberdeen-Angus cattle from Burnside of Balhadie, Dunblane, when achieving 13,000gns.

The cattle, managed by William McLaren, saw the on-farm sale at Netherton, Blackford, topped by a HW Equator daughter from the $900,000 SAV President line. Sold free of the bull, she is out of a Rawburn Bannockburn daughter, and travels down to North Yorkshire with Messrs Lowes, Richmond.

At 7200gns, HW Madame Pride sold across to Northern Ireland with Messrs Parke, Strabane, Co Tyrone. This May 2019-born in-calf cow is by HF EL Tigre, which was senior yearling champion at a World Forum show, and is a daughter of a Miss Europe winner from the Angus Breeder World Show, being bred from the SAV Harvestor-sired HW Madame Pride S632.

Another selling across the water at 7000gns with Messrs Troughton, Dungannon, Co Tyrone, was the similarly aged, HW Fleur V696. A daughter of Netherton Kracker, she is bred from the Ardrossan Admiral daughter, HW Fleur P826, and sold in calf.

HW Ebony V756 another four-year-old, sold next at 6800gns to Firth Farming Limited, Dumfries. Sired by Millah Murrah Kingdom, a previous record priced bull in Australia and one of only 29 daughters registered in the UK, she is out of Rawburn Ebony, which goes back to Rawburn Lord Ross. She sold with her June-born heifer calf at foot, HW Ebony Z898, which is another by Rawburn Bannockburn.

A similar outfit realised 6500gns when the hammer fell to Messrs Sproule, Castlederg, Co Tyrone. This four-year-old is a daughter of Netherton Kracker and bred from Jerusalem Lady Heather M221. She also sold with her June-born heifer calf at foot, HW Lady Heather, which again is by Bannockburn.

At 6000gns, the yearling heifer, HW Prospect Pride Y723 was knocked down to Messrs Byrne, Naas, Kildare, Ireland. She is the result of the sire, Rawburn Bannockburn and bred from HW Prospect Pride VG688.

Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington.


31 cows served and/or suckling, £4456.66; three served heifers, £4200.00; nine maiden heifers, £4736.66


5000gns – HW Duchess of Windsor U479, five-year-old, by HW Evander, in-calf and sold with bull calf, HW Duke Z878, to Messrs Campos De Avilia, Spain; HW Miss Effie X411, three-year-old by Millah Murrah Klooney, in-calf she sold to Messrs Craigie, Cawdor, Nairnshire.

4500gns – HW Miss Essence Y695, a three-year-old, by HW Blackmore, to Messrs Campos De Avilia, Spain.