Averages: 20 cows with calves, £3680; seven cows £3060; five bull calves, £3276; seven in-calf heifers, £3270; six maiden heifers, £2730

More than £155,000 changed hands at Roy Weatherup's Roma Simmental dispersal at Stirling, where some 46 lots sold to a top of 10,000gns for a cow and calf outfit.

The herd which was established in 1999 at Romavale, Hawick, was led by the rising six-year-old cow, Roma Dreamer 2, a Dinton Nautical daughter out of the Kilbride Farm Newry-sired Roma Dreamer. She sold with her Islavale Frontier-sired heifer calf, Roma Dreamer 6, and back in calf to Frontier, for 10,000gns to Mr Weatherup's cousin, Leslie Weatherup, buying for his 35-cow Lisglass herd at Irish Hill, Ballyclare, Co Antrim.

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The same buyer bought six lots and also went to 5200gns for some of his own breeding in the similarly aged cow, Lisglass Gladioluf, by Carnkern Titan, and bred from Slieveroe Caroline – a former champion winner at Balmorral Show

Her November 2020-born bull calf, Roma Legend, made 4200gns to the Saltire herd of J and G Houliston, Newmains, Drem, North Berwick. He is also by Islavale Frontier.

Messrs MacFarlane, Quixwood, Duns, were other big spenders taking 11 and going to a collective 8000gns for the seven-year-old cow, Roma Destiny with her two Frontier-sired bull calves Roma Lovejoy (TM), and Roma Loverboy (TM). This fourth calver by Samark Superman and out of Killiworgie Destiny, made 2600gns with the November 2020-born Roma Lovejoy reaching the same mark, and his twin Roma Loverboy selling for 2800gns.

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Another heading home to Quixwood, at 4300gns was the rising six-year-old, Roma Bluebell 2, along with her bull calf Roma Masterpiece. Bluebell is a Samark Superman daughter while the calf is by Frontier.

Selling for a collective 6600gns was the three-year-old, Roma Bluebell 3 which made 2800gns, while her bull calf Roma Limit 20 made 3800gns. Bluebell is by Lisglass Barnabus and sold in calf to Frontier, to the Pitmudie herd of Heather Duff, Pitmudie, Menmuir, Brechin, while the calf is a son of Samark Superman and was bought by Norman Innes, Millbrae, Findhorn, Forres.

Mr Innes also went to 6000gns for the three-year-old Roma Beauty 3, a Popes Barclay daughter out of Roma Beauty and due to Frontier, Included in this transaction was her January-born bull calf, Roma Moneyboy 21, also by Frontier.


Heifers – 4200gns – Roma Dreamer 4, by Islavale Frontier, and due to Samark Superman, to C Croft, Hendy, Pontarddulais, Swansea. 4000gns – Roma Bluebell 5, by Frontier, to JW Fullerton, Corsbie, Earlston

Bulls – Islavale Frontier, by Curaheen Bandit, to N Innes, Millbrae, Findhorn.

Auctioneers: United Auctions.