Overall champion Limousin bull ‘Harestone Limit’ triumphs at the 25th Aberdeen Christmas Classic

28/11/2017


Pedigree beef bulls shone today at the 25th Aberdeen Christmas Classic, organised by Aberdeen & Northern Marts in conjunction with the Aberdeen Fatstock Association, and sponsored by Northlink Ferries, operated by Serco Ltd.

John Angus, Head of Livestock at Aberdeen & Northern Marts, said: “We are delighted with the fantastic pedigree bull entries put forward for the 25th Aberdeen Christmas Classic held at Thainstone Centre. The exhibitors put in a tremendous amount of work preparing their livestock ahead of the event, which showcases the best of livestock that the North and North East of Scotland has to offer. The buyers were selective during the auction, but strong prices were achieved – congratulations to everyone for another great Christmas Classic!”

Judge W Stewart, Greenfold, Huntly, awarded the coveted overall pedigree bull championship to a Limousin bull ‘Harestone Limit’, consigned by R & N Barclay, Harestone Farm, Crathes, Banchory, which achieved 5,800gns and sold to W J Morrison, Fairburn, Longmanhill, Banff. The Limousin reserve was ‘Ronick Lazyboy’ from J McIrvine, James Presly Court, Huntly, which sold to G M Barclay & Son, Tullo of Garvock, Laurencekirk for 4,800gns.

The champion Charolais title was presented to ‘Logie Monarch’ from AJR Farms, Milton of Collieston, Ellon, which realised 3,600gns and sold to J &L Shepherd, Cowiehillock, Echt. The top price of the sale went to ‘Elrick Mac’ from M Massie, Mains of Elrick, Auchnagatt, which was awarded the reserve Charolais title and purchased by J Barclay & Son, Ardiecow, Fordyce for 6,000gns.

‘Aultmore Highlander’ from Gary Patterson, Upper Forgie, Keith, was awarded the Simmental championship title and sold to A & E Wyness, Midtown of Barras, Stonehaven for 4,800gns. The reserve title went to ‘Tillyeve Hamish’ from Messrs C & M Bruce, Tillyeve, Udny.

Outwith major prize winners, ‘Shannas Modem’, a Limousin bull, from Messers J Penny & Son, Shannas, Clola, achieved 4,800gns and was purchased by Messrs PA & P Duncan, Northfield, Gamrie. ‘Elrick Magnum’, a Limousin bull from M Massie, Mains of Elrick, Auchnagatt, made 4,400gns and sold to B Keir & Son, Ladymill, Alford.

 

Christmas Classic Bulls 2017 Show Results

Class 1 - Charolais Bull Born after 14/10/15 and on or before 22/03/2016

1st - Lot 5 Kim Taylor, Cauldwells, Craigston, Turriff – 3,600gns

2nd - Lot 4 Anna Robertson, Lower Inchcorsie, Rothiemay – 3,000gns

3rd - Lot 2 Balthayock Farms, The Garden House, Balthayock

4th - Lot 3 C Smeaton & Sons, Cotton of Ovenstone, Kirkbuddo – 3,150gns


Class 2 - Charolais Bull Born after 22/03/2016

1st - Lot 7 AJR Farms, Milton of Collieston, Ellon – 3,780gns

2nd - Lot 9 M Massie, Mains of Elrick, Auchnagatt – 6,000gns

3rd - Lot 8 - A & A Wright, Lagavaich, Glenlivet – 2,730gns


Champion Charolais Bull

Lot 7 AJR Farms, Milton of Collieston – 3,780gns


Reserve Champion Bull

Lot 9 M Massie, Mains of Elrick, Auchnagatt – 6,000gns


Class 3 - Limousin Bull Born after 14/03/2016

1st - Lot 13 R & N Barclay, Harestone Farm, Crathes, Banchory – 5,800gns

2nd - Lot 11 John A McIrvine, James Presly Court, Huntly – 4,800gns

3rd - Lot 15 John A McIrvine, James Presly Court, Huntly

4th - Lot 16 Garry Patterson, Upper Forgie, Aultmore, Keith


Class 4 - Limousin Bull Born after 14/03/2016

1st - Lot 20 M Massie, Mains of Elrick, Auchnagatt – 4,400gns

2nd - Lot 19 J Penny, Shannas, Clola – 4,800gns

3rd - Lot 18 W McLaren, Muirhouses, Kirriemuir

4th - Lot 23 W Robertson & Son, Fodderletter Farms, Tomintoul


Champion Limousin

Lot 13 R & N Barclay, Harestone Farm, Crathes, Banchory – 5,800


Reserve Champion Limousin

Lot 11 John A McIrvine, James Presly Court, Huntly – 4,800gns


Class 5 - Simmental Bull

1st - Lot 27 W M  Patterson, Upper Forgie, Keith – 4,800gns

2nd - Lot 26 Messrs C & M Bruce, Tillyeve, Udny

3rd - Lot 25 - D & R Durno, Auchorochan, Glenlivet – 2,400gns


Class 6 - Simmental Bull

1st - Lot 30 G W Smith, Drumsleed, Fourdoun

2nd - Lot 29 Mr W S Stronach, Berryleys, Grange – 2,800gns

3rd - Lot 32 G W Smith, Drumsleed, Fourdoun


Champion Simmental

Lot 27 W M Patterson, Upper Forgie, Keith – 4,800gns


Reserve Champion Simmental

Lot 26 Messrs C & M Bruce, Tillyeve, Udny
 

OVERALL CHAMPION BULL

Lot 13 R & N Barclay, Harestone Farm, Crathes, Banchory – 5,800gns