Stirling Beef Shorthorn bulls peak at 8,500gns

Mr Playfair secured 6,500gns from Messrs Ward and Sons, Carnwath, Lanarkshire, for Tofts Academical E729 TI +17, SRI +15, a 21 month old roan bull also sired by Jovial and out of a homebred dam. At 4,200gns the same breeder sold the 22 month old Tofts Lionheart E754 TI +29, SRI +20 to W S Muir, Stromess, Orkney. This roan bull was by Tofts Atlas Z900 and out of a homebred dam.

Craigeassie Tobias TI +21, SRI +17, went for a call of 6,500gns to J H D Fanshawe, Naseby, Northamptonshire.

By Dunsyre North star and out of a homebred dam, this two year old white bull was bred by Lady Glendyne, Forfar, Angus.

Through the ring at 6,000gns was Erasmus II of Upsall TI +19, SRI +11, a 22 month old dark roan bull by Atilla of Upsall and out of a homebred dam. He was secured by A J Hunter, Brae, Shetland and bred by the Hon G Turton, Thirsk, North Yorkshire.

Caldwell Poser TI +21, SRI +17 sold for 5,800gns to Lochty Farm, Anstruther, Fife. Entered by H P Whittaker, Cornhill on Tweed, Northumberland, and bred by R Hodson Walker, Poser was a 22 month old roan bull by Tofts Prince Xavier X626 and out of Croxden Marigold Fireworks 3.

Traded at 5,200gns was Fearn Elvis TI +19, SRI +15, a light roan bull by Fearn Boomerang and out of a homebred dam.

This 20 month old bred by J Scott and Partners, Tain, Ross and Cromarty, went home with J H Younger, Haddington, East Lothian. The same breeders took a bid of 4,800gns from N B Taylor and Son, Penrith, Cumbria, for the 22 month old Fearn Empire TI +15, SRI +16, a red and white bull by Balmyle Crackle and out of a homebred dam. Making a further 4,000gns for Messrs Scott and Partners was Fearn Emperor TI +8, SRI +9, a 22 month old red and white bull by Balmyle Universe and out of a homebred dam.

He was purchased by Buitelaar Production, Castledermot, County Kildare.

At 5,000gns the two year old roan bull Lowther Eclipse TI +23, SRI +22, from C Lowther, Penrith, Cumbria, was secured by T C Brown, Towcester, Northamptonshire. Eclipse was sired by Blelack Rupert and out of LS Special K.

Glenisla Enigma 864 TI +18, SRI +19, made 5,000gns selling to J Stewart and Partners, Peebles. Bred by Major J P O Gibb, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Enigma was a 17 month old roan bull by Glenisla Chieftain and out of a homebred dam.

A bid of 4,500gns won Uppermill Retro TI +8, SRI +5, for J and M Brims, Wick, Caithness.

Retro was a 20 month old red and white bull from J Porter, Lisburn, by Trunley Zorba and out of Rothes Jordan.
Messrs Severn paid 4,200gns for Podehole Elite TI +9, SRI +8, from H Horrell, Thorney, Cambridgeshire.

This 22 month old roan bull was by Trojan of Craigeassie and out of a homebred dam.

Meonhill Emperor TI +3, SRI +3, was knocked down sold at 4,000gns to R James, Fadmoor, North Yorkshire.

Bred by L E P Farms, Hambledon, Hampshire, Emperor was a 22 month old roan bull by Meonhill Highland Beau and out of a homebred dam.

Averages: 56 bulls, 3,937.50.

Auctioneers: United Auctions

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