Pedigree bulls reach 9500gns at Thainstone

27/02/2019

Pedigree bulls hit a top of 9500gns at Aberdeen and Northern Marts’ annual multi-breed show and sale held alongside the Royal Northern Spring Show at Thainstone on Wednesday.
A packed ringside of buyers and spectators was forward for the sale which met a 69% clearance as the 49 bulls cashed in at £4312.50.

Sale leader at 9500gns was the Charolais champion and supreme overall, Bonnykelly Nominator from father and son team, Graeme and Mark Leggat, who run their herd at Mormond Prop, New Pitsligo. This June, 2017-born bull is by Gretnahouse Ivory, out of Bonnykelly Freda and sold to J and W Kellas, Raws, Dufftown.

The Leggats also received 6800gns for another similarly aged son of Gretnahouse Ivory, this time Bonnykelly Nimrod. He is bred out of Bonnykelly Heidi and was purchased by FJ Keir, Newton of Carnavero, Alford.

Limousin bulls reached a top of 8000gns and 6500gns from Albert and George Howie of the Knock herd at West Knock, Stuartfield, Peterhead.
Dearest was the champion Limousin bull, Knock Nelson – a 22-month-old son of the 21,000gns Goldies Goldfinger, bred out of Knock Glenisla. He sold to the Mackie family at Whiteside, Tullynessle, Alford.

Selling for 6500gns was Albert and George’s reserve Limousin champion named Knock Nickleback. This April, 2017-born bull by the same sire, bred out of Knock Flamboyant, sold to Caithness with A Mackay and Son, Strath Farm, Watten.

Simmental bulls topped at 6000gns for Tillyeve Invincible from the Bruce family at Tillyeve, Udny, Ellon. This 23-month-old son of Woodhall Ellison, out of Tillyeve Elissa, sold to George Wilson, Turtory, Bridge of Marnoch, Huntly.

Aberdeen-Angus bulls also hit 6000gns for the champion, Orbliston Jacobite from AM Shepherd, Orbliston, Fochabers. By Ballindalloch Master Peter, this 24-month-old bull is out of Orbliston Jessica and sold to M Langlands, Dalbhraddan Farm, Alyth. 

Two bulls sold for 5500gns including the second prize Limousin bull from Michael Robertson and family, Easter Fodderletter, Tomintoul. Selling to John and Jean Henderson, Udale, Poyntzfield, Dingwall, was Fodderletter Nimrod, an August, 2017-born bull by Spittalton Gold, out of Vaenol Gina. He was shown successfully in last year’s summer show circuit and is the last Spittalton Gold son to have been sold from the Fodderletter herd.

Matching that price was the Stronach family’s Simmental champion, Islavale Ivan – a 24-month-old bull by Islavale Frontier, out of Islavale Viva. He sold to R and J Francis, Scotston, Insch.

Next best at 5200gns was the reserve Simmental champion from the Sutherland brothers at Connachie, Kellas, Elgin. Selling to Duncan McCallum, Shoreton, Culbokie, Dingwall, was Glenlossie Iceman, a 24-month-old son of Omorga Denman, out of Glenlossie Cassandra.

The reserve Charolais champion from AJR Farms, Milton of Collieston, Ellon, made 4800gns to M and I Steel, Wicker Inn, Banchory. This was Logiestate Neil, an April, 2017-born bull by Goldies Golddust, out of Craigieford Hermajesty.

Also selling at 4800gns was the third prize Limousin bull, Elrick Nebraska from Mike Massie, Mains of Elrick, Auchnagatt, Ellon. Born in May, 2017, he is by Elrick Jethro, out of Elrick Centrefold – a dam which bred a bull for 14,000gns. The buyer here was JS and HM Hamilton, Gordon, Harray, Orkney.

Four bulls hit 4500gns including Andrew and Jim Gammie’s first prize Charolais bull – Westpit Nevada. This May, 2017-born bull is by the noted Balmyle Bollinger, out of Gretnahouse Eigg and sold to C Smith, Bogentassie, Lumphanan, Banchory.

Also at this money was Mike Massie’s second prize May, 2017-born Limousin bull, Elrick Nemisis. He is by Foxhillfarm Impecabull, out of Elrick Goldengirl. The buyer was PJ and I Stuart, Ledmacoy, Strathdon.

Elgin Navara from the Milne family at Kennieshillock, Elgin, made 4500gns to John Gordon, Wellheads, Huntly. This April, 2017-born bull is by Woodpark Elgin.

Last to sell at this money was Redhill Iceman from D and DM Leslie, Redhill, Mosstowie, Elgin. He is by Woodhall Earl and sold to Marchmar Farm, Marchmar, Lumsden, Huntly. 

Out with the leading prices, the reserve champion Aberdeen-Angus also from AM Shepherd, Orbliston, made 3500gns. This was Orbliston Prince Cooley which sold to AG Steel, Newton of Deershaw, Alvah, Banff.

In the Salers section, the champion named Rigel Mungo from Rigel Pedigree at Middleton on Leven, Yarm, made 3000gns to JB Smith, Knockhourn, Knockando, Aberlour.

Champion in the any other breed section was Sarah Balfour’s British Blue bull named Fodderletter Mister Tom from Easter Fodderletter, Tomintoul. He sold for 3000gns to James Mackay, Home Farm, Aberlour.
 
 
Pedigree Bulls
 
Class 1 - Charolais Bulls
Born on or after 13th March, 2017 and before 8th May 2017
  Lot number Name Name of Bull Price
1st 9 AJR Farms, Milton of Collieston, Ellon Logiestate Neil 4,800gns
2nd 10 R A Milne, Kennieshillock, Elgin Elgin Navara 4,500gns
3rd 4 J A Wilson, Kinclune, Glenkindie Kinclune Nimrod 4,000gns
4th 7 K Mallarkey, Airdlin Mains, Ellon Strathys Navigator 4,400gns
 
Class 2 - Charolais Bulls
Born on or after 8th May 2017 and before 9th June 2017
  Lot number Name Name of Bull Price
1st 19 A J Gammie, Drumforber, Laurencekirk Westpit Nevada 4,500gns
2nd 16 J R Irvine, Inverlochy, Tomintoul Inverlochy Nobel 2,800gns
3rd 15 C M McCombie, Auchincrieve, Rothiemay Auchincrieve Nolito  
4th 12 C Smeaton & Sons, Cotton of Ovenstone, Inverarity Bombax Nelson  
 
Class 3 - Charolais Bulls
Born on or after 9th June 2017
  Lot number Name Bull Price
1st 25 R Leggat, Mormond Prop, New Pitsilgo Bonnykelly Nominator 9,500gns
2nd 22 Mr S A Allan,Goryhill, Alford Iverden Newman  
3rd 26 J A Wilson & Son, Kinclune, Alford Kinclune Norman 4,000gns
4th 23 A & A Wright, Lagavaich, Glenlivet Lagavaich Ninja 2,600gns
 
Charolais Champion: Lot 25 - R Leggat, Mormond Prop, New Pitsligo “Bonnykelly Nominator” - 9,500gns
 
Charolais Reserve Champion: Lot 9 - AJR Farms, Milton of Collieston, Ellon “Logiestate Neil” - 4,800gns
 

 
Class 4 - Limousin Bulls
Born on or after 5th April 2017 and before 14th May 2017
  Lot number Name Bull Price
1st 35 Mr A G Howie, West Knock, Peterhead Knock Nickleback 6,500gns
2nd 38 Mr M J Massie, Mains of Elrick, Auchnagatt Elrick Nemesis 4,500gns
3rd 39 Mr M J Massie, Mains of Elrick, Auchnagatt Elrick Nebraska 4,800gns
4th 34 Mr M J Massie, Mains of Elrick, Auchnagatt Elrick Napoleon 4,000gns
 
Class 5 - Limousin Bulls
Born on or after 14th May 2017
  Lot number Name Bull Price
1st 40 Mr A G Howie, West Knock, Peterhead Knock Nelson 8,000gns
2nd 47 Mr W Robertson, Fodderletter Farms, Tomintoul Fodderletter Nimrod 5,500gns
3rd 45 Mr N Barclay, (Harestone)  South Road, Insch Harestone Nomad 3,300gns
4th 41 Mr P A Walker, Easterside, Stonehaven Walkers Navarin 3,500gns
 
Limousin Champion: Lot 40 - Mr A G Howie, West Knock, Peterhead “Knock Nelson” - 8,000gns
 
Limousin Reserve Champion: Lot 35 - Mr A G Howie, West Knock, Peterhead “Knock Nickleback” - 6,500gns
 

 
Class 6 - Simmental Bulls
Born on or after 4th March 2017 and before 11th April 2017
  Lot number Name Bull Price
1st 51 W S Stronach, Berryleys, Keith Islavale Ivan 5,500gns
2nd 50 A D Sutherland & Son, Connachie, Elgin Glenlossie Iceman 5,200gns
3rd 55 W J & J Green, Corskie, Garmouth Corskie Inherit 3,500gns
4th 52 Gary & Angela Christie, Birchfield, Huntly Rockytop Isuzu  
 
Class 7 - Simmental Bulls
Born on or after 11th April 2017
  Lot number Name Bull Price
1st 57 C & M Bruce, Tillyeve, Udny Tillyeve Invincible 6,000gns
2nd 62 D & D M Leslie, Redhill, Elgin Redhill Iceman 4,500gns
3rd 63 W G MacPherson, Blackford, Croy Blackford Storm 3,800gns
4th 59 C & M Bruce, Tillyeve, Udny Tillyeve Isaac 3,800gns
 
Simmental Champion: Lot 51 - W S Stronach, Berryleys, Keith “Islavale Ivan” - 5,500gns
 
Simmental Reserve Champion: Lot 50 - A D Sutherland & Son, Connachie, Elgin “Glenlossie Iceman” - 5,200gns
 

 
Class 8 - Aberdeen Angus Bulls
Born on or after 11th March 2017 and before 23rd April 2017
  Lot number Name Bull Price
1st 65 Firm of  A M Shepherd, Orbliston, Fochabers Orbliston Jacobite 6,000gns
2nd 66 Firm of  A M Shepherd, Orbliston, Fochabers Orbliston Prince Cooley 3,500gns
3rd 68 Ballindalloch Home Farm, Ballindalloch Ballindalloch Polo 3,000gns
4th 70 Neil F Massie Jnr, Tam A Chairr, Tarland Morven Edwin Eric 3,400gns



Class 9 - Aberdeen Angus Bulls
Born on or after 23rd April 2017
  Lot number Name Bull Price
1st 71 David Walker, Galcantray, Nairn Galcantray Duke 3,000gns
2nd 72 C & E McCombie, Auchincrieve, Rothiemay Auchincrieve Just Eric  
3rd 75 Alexander J Norrie,Wrae, Turriff Wrae Proud International 2,800gns
4th 73 Alexander J Norrie, Wrae, Turriff Wrae Proud Invasion  
 
Aberdeen Angus Champion: Lot 65 - Firm of  A M Shepherd, Orbliston, Fochabers “Orbliston Jacobite” - 6,000gns
 
Aberdeen Angus Reserve Champion: Lot 66 - Firm of  A M Shepherd, Orbliston, Fochabers “Orbliston Prince Cooley” - 3,500gns
 

 
Class 10 - Salers Bulls
  Lot number Name Bull Price
1st 78 Rigel Pedigree, Leven Fields, Middleton of Leven Rigel Munro Poll 3,000gns
2nd 82 David Watson, Darnford, Durris Darnford Marcus  
3rd 80 David Watson, Darnford, Durris Darnford Mac  
4th        
 
Salers Champion: Lot 78 - Rigel pedigree, Level Fields, Middleton of Leven “Rigel Munro Poll” - 3,000gns
 
Salers Reserve Champion: Lot 82 -  David Watson, Darnford, Durris “Darnford Marcus”

 
Class 11 - Any other breed of bull
  Lot number Name Bull Price
1st 76 S Baflour, Fodderletter, Tomintoul Mister Tom 3,000gns
2nd 85 Stuart G Mair & Sons, Kinnermit, Turriff Muiresk Lebron 1,904.76gns
3rd 86 Alison Watt, Birkenburn, Keith Strathisla Lincoln 4,000gns
4th 88 J A Cameron, Balbuthie, Kinconquhar Leven Baldinnie 3,000gns
 
Any other breed of bull Champion: Lot 76 - S Balfour, Fodderletter, Tomintoul “Mister Tom” - 3,000gns
 
Any other breed of bull Reserve Champion: Lot 85 - Stuart G Mair & Son, Kinnermit, Turriff - 1,904.76gns
 

 
OVERALL CHAMPION BULL: Lot 25 - R Leggat, Mormond Prop, New Pitsligo “Bonnykelly Nominator” - 9,500gns