Suc­cess at 126th sale of cat­tle

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Top­ping the Highland cat­tle sale in Oban this week was An­gus Ruadh of Glen­gorm from past-pres­i­dent Tom Nel­son, Isle of Mull. Pic­tured is han­dler An­gus MacColl. An­gus Ruadh, who stood first in his class, was born on March 4, 2015, and heads to In­veri­nate Es­tate for 8,000 guineas. The fold from Glen­gorm also took 5,200 guineas for Archie Sauce of Glen­gorm, who stood sec­ond in the same class as An­gus Ruadh of Glen­gorm. Archie Sauce was pur­chased by Messrs Ste­wart of Lan­graw. The sale also made his­tory as it was the first time a fa­ther and daugh­ter pair­ing had led the judg­ing, with vet­eran Jimmy Laing as­sess­ing the an­i­mal classes and daugh­ter Helen Laing judg­ing the Young Han­dlers classes. The buy­ers on Mon­day were se­lec­tive but were pre­pared to pay good prices for the right cat­tle.

For a full re­port, all the prices and more pic­tures,

IT WAS the first time a fa­ther and daugh­ter pair­ing led the judg­ing, with vet­eran Jimmy Laing judg­ing the an­i­mal classes and daugh­ter Helen Laing judg­ing the young han­dlers classes at the 126th Highland cat­tle spring show and sale in Oban on Sun­day and Mon­day.

The buy­ers on Mon­day were se­lec­tive but pre­pared to pay good prices for the right cat­tle. Males av­er­aged £ 3,536, up £1,721 on last year (65 per cent clear­ance) and fe­males were slightly back, av­er­ag­ing £1,365, down £ 32 on last year (82 per cent clear­ance).

Full prices and sec­tion averages can be found at the end of this show and sale re­port.

The Over­all Male Cham­pion of the day, tak­ing the Craig Sel­lar Tro­phy and the W Pear­son Brown Memo­rial Tro­phy for the best twoyear- old bull, was a black bull, Cameron Dubh of Kelby. He was born on Jan­uary 4, 2015, out of Fiona 2nd of Bien Esk and by Co­nan Dubh of Craigowmill.

Cameron Dubh comes from the home of first-time ex­hibitor T P Rad­ford from Lin­colnshire and was ex­pertly shown by stock­man Daniel Row­bot­tom, who won the Roy Cruick­shank Gob­let. This bull heads to the Blingery Fold in Wick for 6,500 guineas.

The Re­serve Over­all Male Cham­pion and Re­serve two-year- old cham­pion win­ning the Caledonian Marts (Stir­ling) Tro­phy was Dou­glas of Ran­noch, a red bull from Don­ald MacNaughton who has been com­ing to Oban for 52 years. Dou­glas of Ran­noch, born on April 6, 2015, is by Re­ich of Ran­noch and out of Skye 2nd of Ran­noch. He trav­els all the way to Ger­many to his new home with Falko Sten­berg. He was sold for 6,000 guineas.

Top­ping the sale was An­gus Ruadh of Glen­gorm from past pres­i­dent Tom Nel­son, Isle of Mull. An­gus Ruadh stood first in his class, was born on March 4, 2015, and heads to In­veri­nate Es­tate for 8,000 guineas.

The fold from Glen­gorm also took 5,200 guineas for Archie Sauce of Glen­gorm who stood sec­ond in the same class as An­gus Ruadh of Glen­gorm. Archie Sauce was pur­chased by Messrs Ste­wart of Lan­graw.

The Over­all Fe­male Cham­pion was the Best Se­nior Heifer and came from Sir Wil­liam Lith­gow, Bt & Son (Orm­sary), who won the D M Ste­wart Memo­rial Tro­phy with Si­do­nia 12th of Orm­sary, born on April 6, 2013, by Cal­lum 2nd of Gold­en­berry out of Si­do­nia 10th of Orm­sary and in calf to the black bull Ru­ar­idh of In­ver. Si­do­nia 12th of Orm­sary was brought out by Alan Bo­som­worth who won the An­gus MacGil­livray Memo­rial Quaich. She heads to Ger­many to the home of Volker Hahn and Ruedi­ger Lange for 2,200 guineas.

The Re­serve Over­all Fe­male Cham­pion was the three-year- old heifer cham­pion, Am­ber of Al­lan­fearn, from the Al­lan­fearn fold of Mau­reen MacArthur and John Ash­ton. They also won the MacLean Duart Per­pet­ual Tro­phy for the Best Pair of Fe­males of any age. Am­ber was born in April 2014, out of Ruby of Al­lan­fearn and by Eilean Dubh of Craigowmill and heads to D How­den for 2,400 guineas.

Out of the same sta­ble was the twoyear- old heifer cham­pion, Skye of Al­lan­fearn, who heads to Hen­drick Hoof of Ger­many for the top fe­male price of the day, 4,000 guineas. Skye is by Cru­soe of Brue, out of Caileag Bheag 25th of Cal­lachally born on Fe­bru­ary 23, 2015.

Sec­ond top fe­male price went to Ken and Eva Brown of the Craigowmill Fold, with Isla Dubh 9th of Craigowmill, who stood sec­ond in her class to the Over­all Fe­male Cham­pion. She is an April 2013-born heifer by Pan­ther 2nd Vom Aign­er­hof out of Isla Dhubh of Craigowmill and went to the Blingery Fold from Wick, along with the Over­all Male Cham­pion for 3,800 guineas.

The young han­dlers class was di­vided this year as a new tro­phy was do­nated by An­nie Perkins of the This­tle fold for the un­der-12s. Win­ning this sec­tion was young Kate Cameron of the Du­nach fold.

The se­nior young han­dler who won the Wood­neuk Tro­phy was Ker­rie MacGil­livray of the Pen­ny­gown Fold, Isle of Mull. SHOW RE­SULTS Sec­tion 1, Class 1 1st, Best Two Year Old Bull & Over­all Cham­pion – Cameron Dubh of Kelby from T. P. Rad­ford

2nd – Brave­heart of Mor­timers from Blair­logan High­landers, bred by Mor­timers Farm

3rd – Con­nieach Ri­ab­hach 6th of Leys from Leys Cas­tle

4th – Duke 10th of Leys from Leys Cas­tle Sec­tion 1, Class 2 1st & Sale Top­per at 8000 guineas – An­gus Ruadh of Glen­gorm from Glen­gorm

2nd – Archie Sauce of Glen­gorm from Glen­gorm

3rd – Ross of Earn from Heather Cor­ri­gall

4th – Elliot of Earn from Heather Cor­ri­gall Sec­tion 1, Class 3 1st & Re­serve Two Year Old Bull & Re­serve Over­all Male Cham­pion – Dou­glas of Ran­noch from Don­ald MacNaughton 2nd – Nero 2nd of Knock­endon from Ronald & Frances Fergie

3rd – Ossian of Al­lan­fearn from Mau­reen MacArthur & John Ash­ton

4th – Elliot of Earn from Heather Cor­ri­gall Sec­tion 2, Class 4 1st & Best Three Year Old Bull – Bo­dach Geal of Bor­land from Mr K How­man

2nd & Re­serve Three Year Old Bull – Solomon of Brunilla from Si­mon & Emma Ha­ley, bred by Rikka Palo­nen

3rd – Ruadh Nero of Seam from Si­mon & Emma Ha­ley

4th – Ex­cep­tion of Bal­limore from Duncan Buchanan bred by John Neill MacLeod Sec­tion 3, Class 5 1st & Best Aged Bull – Gille Dubh of West Ed­mond­s­ley from L& L Braines

2nd & Re­serve Aged Bull – Con­neach of Dams from Mr & Mrs C W Wil­son

3rd – Las­gaire Dubh 6th of The Bin from Ian Duncan Sec­tion 4, Class 6 1st & Best Year­ling Bull – Buidhe Kracken of Seam from Emma & Si­mon Ha­ley

2nd & Re­serve Year­ling Bull – Dubh Ar­munn of Seam from J& J Singer

3rd – Aileag Ruadh of Rhu­dle from D Buchanan bred by J Warmer­dam

4th – Hec­tor 2nd of Blair­logan from Blair­logan High­landers Sec­tion 5, Class 7 1st & Re­serve Se­nior Heifer – Una Geal of Pol­lok from Glas­gow City Coun­cil

2nd – Dos­san Og 12th of Craigowmill from Ken & Eva Brown

3rd – Yana of Cnoc – from Sydney & Mau­reen O’Hara

4th – Shona of Cnoc – from Sydney & Mau­reen O’Hara Sec­tion 5, Class 8 1st & Over­all Se­nior Heifer & Over­all Fe­male Cham­pion – Si­do­nia 12th of Orm­sary from Sir Wil­liam Lith­gow Bt & Son (Orm­sary)

2nd – Isla Dubh 9th of Craigowmill – from Ken & Eva Brown

3rd – Isea­bal 21st of Car­saig – from Lady Lith­gow

4th – Ella Ruadh 31st of Cal­lachally from Mr H M MacPhail Sec­tion 6, Class 9 1st – Aimee Ruadh 2nd of Balnabroich from Mic­a­hel & Sally Nairn

2nd – Cassie Buidhe 5th of Cladich from Mrs Jon H Strick­land

3rd – Eilidh 2nd of Dams – from Mr & Mrs C Wil­son

4th – Cosima Beusach of Cnoc from Sydney & Mau­reen O’Hara Sec­tion 6, Class 10 1st, Best Three Year Old Heifer & Re­serve Over­all Fe­male Cham­pion – Am­ber of Al­lan­fearn from Mau­reen MacArthur & John Ash­ton

2nd & Re­serve Three Year Old Heifer Cham­pion – Agnes of Earn from Heather Cor­ri­gall

3rd – Morag of Balnabroich from Michael & Sally Nairn

4th – Prim­rose 12th of Knock­endon from Ronald & Frances Fergie Sec­tion 7, Class 11 1st & Best Two Year Old Heifer – Skye of Al­lan­fearn from Mau­reen MacArthur & John Ash­ton

2nd – Lucy of West Ed­mond­s­ley from L& L Braines

3rd – Danielle Ruadh of Cean­nacroic from Dun­los­sit (Farm­ing) Ltd

4th – Helen Ruadh of Kellby from T P Rad­ford Sec­tion 7, Class 12 1st & Re­serve Year­ling Cham­pion – Ceit of Balnabroich from Michael & Sally Nairn

2nd – Eden Sean of Kil­lochries Fold – from Kil­lochries

3rd – Bar­avalla Mina Sean 2nd of Kil­lochries from Kil­lochries

4th – Princess Amanda of West Ed­mond­s­ley from L& L Braines Sec­tion 8, Class 13 1st & Best Year­ling Heifer – Har­ret An­gus of Kil­lochries Fold from Kil­lochries

2nd & Re­serve Year­ling Heifer – An­nag An­gus of Kil­lochries Fold from Kil­lochries

3rd – Dorothy of Ched­ley from The Ched­ley Fold (Ltd)

4th - Emilia of West Ed­mond­s­ley from L& L Braines Sec­tion 8, Class 14 1st – Anna Fi­ad­haich 10th of Glen­gorm – from Glen­gorm

2nd – Lot­tie 8th of Moss­cairn from Archie & Kay Aitchi­son

3rd – Robina of Ched­ley from Ched­ley Fold (Ltd)

4th – Fu­ran Diul 22nd of Glen­gorm from Glen­gorm Sec­tion 9, Class 15 1st & Best Cow – Ma­gaidh 25th of Pol­lock from Glas­gow City Coun­cil Young Han­dlers (Un­der 12) 1st & Win­ner of the This­tle Fold Shield – Kate Cameron 2nd – Jay­den McLaugh­lan Young Han­dlers (12 – 18) 1st – Ker­rie MacGil­livray 2nd – Chloe Roberts 3rd – Rhuari Cameron 4th – Asha Nel­son Prices Two-year- old bulls Lot Name Price (Gns) Com­ments 1 CAMERON DUBH OF KELBY 6500 Blingery, Wick

2 CON­NEACH RI­AB­HACH 6TH OF LEYS 1200 R. Phillip, Hel­li­field

3 CAL­LUM 12TH OF GOLD­EN­BERRY 2600 G Snowie, In­ver­dun­ning

4 CAL­LUM 14TH OF GOLD­EN­BERRY Not Sold

5 BRAVE­HEART OF MOR­TIMERS Not Sold 6 DUKE 10TH OF LEYS Not Sold 7 AN­GUS RUADH OF GLEN­GORM 8000 In­veri­nate Es­tate 8 DUNCAN OF KYNEDOR Not Sold 9 BROGACH OF BENMORE Not Sold 10 BRATACH 1ST OF BENMORE 4800 Ray­mond Lund 11 ELLIOT OF EARN Not Sold 12 ARCHIE SAUCE OF GLEN­GORM 5200 J& M Ste­wart, Lan­graw 13 ROSS OF EARN Not Sold 14 CAL­LUM 15TH OF GOLD­EN­BERRY 2600 Si­mon & Emma Ha­ley 15 DOU­GLAS OF RAN­NOCH 6000 Falko Stein­berg, Ger­many 16 OSSIAN OF AL­LAN­FEARN 2200 Oliver Harrison

17 NERO 2ND OF KNOCK­ENDON 3200 E Cameron, Glen Ne­vis

18 DOCHIE 1ST OF GARTOCHARN Not Sold 19 LORD MOSSCASTLE 2ND OF ARDBHAN Not Sold AV­ER­AGE OF TWO YEAR OLD BULLS £4,442 10 Bulls Sold 2016 up £1881 from 2016 (18) £2561 Three Year Old Bulls Lot Name Price (Gns) Com­ments 22 RUADH NERO OF SEAM 3000 Balnabroich

25 STRUAN OF GLENKINGLASS 2400 W. An­der­son, Dalry

26 BO­DACH GEAL OF BOR­LAND 2000 Andrew Ewing

27 SOLOMON OF BRUNNILA Not Sold

28 EX­CEP­TION OF BAL­LIMORE Not Sold

AV­ER­AGE OF SE­NIOR BULLS £2,590.00 3 Bulls Sold 2016 up £543 from 2016 (4) £2048 Aged Bulls 29 GILLE DUBH 1ST OF WEST ED­MOND­S­LEY 3500 Kil­lochries 32 COINNEACH OF DAMS Not Sold 34 LAS­GAIRE DUBH 6TH OF THE BIN Not Sold

AV­ER­AGE OF AGED BULLS £3,675.00 1 Bull Sold 2016 up £1750 from 2016 (3) £1925 Year­ling Bulls 35 500202 OF TORDARROCH Not Sold 36 700204 OF CULLODEN Not Sold 37 700046 OF RHU­DLE Not Sold 38 300009 OF SEAM 1500 K H Win­ter, Ger­many

40 200495 OF DU­NACH 550 M Ruser, Ger­many

41 400010 OF SEAM 2000 J Singer, Kin­tore Cas­tle 42 500060 OF THE BIN Not Sold 43 300120 OF THE BIN Not Sold

AV­ER­AGE OF YEAR­LING BULLS £1,417.50 3 Bulls Sold 2016 up £691.50 from 2016

(11) £726 Se­nior Heifers 44 YANA 1ST OF CNOC 1200 Oliver Harrison 45 SHONA 1ST OF CNOC Not Sold 46 DOS­SAN OG 12TH OF CRAIGOWMILL 2600 P& S Smith, Stock­ley

47 UNA GEAL OF POL­LOCK 1100 F Pom­mer, Ger­many

48 ANNA MHOR 38TH OF CAL­LACHALLY Not Sold 49 SI­DO­NIA 12TH OF ORM­SARY 2200 Volker Hahn & Rudi­ger Lange 50 ISLA DHUBH 9TH OF CRAIGOWMILL 3800 Blingery Farm, Wick

51 SONASAG OG 22ND OF PEN­NY­GOWN Not Sold

52 ISEA­BAL 21ST OF CAR­SAIG 1900 P& S Smith, Stock­ley

53 SOBRACH 3RD OF PEN­NY­GOWN Not Sold

54 ELLA RUADH 31ST OF CAL­LACHALLY 1200 T Groves, Glen­mas­san

AV­ER­AGE OF SE­NIOR HEIFERS 2100 7 Se­nior Heifers Sold 2016 down £473 from 2016 (4) £2573 Three Year Old Heifers 55 EILIDH 2ND OF DAMS 900 E Hal­ford

56 CASSIE BUIDHE 5TH OF CLADICH 2200 T Groves, Glen­mas­san

60 COSIMA BEUSACH OF CNOC 1000 Ep­silon NV, Isle of Mull

62 AIMEE RUADH 2ND OF BALNABROICH 1400 G Hys­lop

63 AM­BER OF AL­LAN­FEARN 2400 D How­den

64 MORAG OF BALNABROICH 1000 D Booth, York­shire

65 SEUD RUADH 320TH OF BENMORE 2000 An­nie Perkins

66 AGNES OF EARN 1900 A Mrtens, Breek­moor Fold

67 MA­GAIDH 31ST OF POL­LOCK 1000 Ep­silon NV, Isle of Mull

68 FRAOCH 2ND OF BAL­LIMORE Not Sold

69 PRIM­ROSE 12TH OF KNOCK­ENDON 1000 Andrew Ewing AV­ER­AGE OF THREE YEAR OLD HEIFERS £1,554.00

10 Three year Old Heifers Sold 2016 up £436 from 2016 (7) £1118 Two-Year- Old Heifers 70 TALAVERA 3RD OF SHENAVALLIE 800 Ep­silon NV, Isle of Mull

71 HELEN RUADH OF KELBY 600 E Hal­ford

72 KATY 3RD OF WEST ED­MOND­S­LEY 600 Ep­silon NV, Isle of Mull

73 LUCAY OF WEST ED­MOND­S­LEY 1500 Pom­mer, Ger­many

74 DANIELLE RUADH OF CEAN­NACROIC 1200 Andrew Ewing

75 SKYE OF AL­LAN­FEARN 4000 H. Hoof, Ger­many

76 CEIT 1ST OF BALNABROICH 2400 D How­den

77 SONASAG 12TH OF PEN­NY­GOWN Not Sold

79 CEIT 6TH OF ARDURA 1200 T Groves, Glen­mas­san

80 PRINCESS AMANDA OF WEST ED­MOND­S­LEY 600 Ep­silon NV, Isle of Mull

81 EDEN SEAN OF KIL­LOCHRIES Not Sold 82 BAR­AVALLA MINA SEAN 2ND OF KIL­LOCHRIES Not Sold AV­ER­AGE OF TWO YEAR OLD HEIFERS £1,505.00. 9 Two-Year- Old Heifers Sold 2016 up £360 from 2016 (10) £1145

84 EMILIA OF WEST ED­MOND­S­LEY Not Sold

85 DIORBHAIL DUBH 3RD OF CLADICH 900 Dun­los­sit Es­tates

87 CLARA BEG 14TH OF MUINGAIRIGH 1000 G Hys­lop 88 MA­GAIDH 2ND OF CLADICH 1600 Volker Hahn & Ruedi­ger Lange

89 HAR­RIET AN­GUS OF KIL­LOCHRIES Not Sold

90 MAIRI BHOIDHEACH 7TH OF SHENAVALLIE 600 M Ruser, Ger­many

91 KATH­LEEN RUADH OF MOSS­CAIRN 400 The Wildlife Trust

92 DOROTHY OF CHED­LEY 800 M Ruser, Ger­many

93 AN­NAG AN­GUS OF KIL­LOCHRIES 1200 A MacDon­ald, Ardbhan

94 FURNA BEATHAG 28TH OF GLEN­GORM 500 Ep­silon NV, Isle of Mull

95 LOT­TIE 8TH OF MOSS­CAIRN 1000 I MacKay, Isle of Mull

96 ROBINA OF CHED­LEY 700 M Ruser, Ger­many

97 JAC­QUE­LINE 2ND OF BLAIR­LOGAN 500 H Heuer-Junge­mann, Ger­many 98 MAIGHDEAN MOR 19TH OF GLEN­GORM 500 Dun­los­sit Es­tates

99 BAR­AVALLA OG OF TORRIE 1000 M Ruser, Ger­many

100 SONASAG OG OF TORRIE 420 The Wildlife Trust

101 SHEILA FUARAN 12TH OF GLEN­GORM 500 Ep­silon NV, Isle of Mull

102 ANNA FI­AD­HAICH 10TH OF GLEN­GORM 700 The Wildlife Trust

103 BARABEL BAN FLATH 21ST OF GLEN­GORM 520 Witches Craig, Stir­ling

104 FU­RAN DIUL 22ND OF GLEN­GORM 1300 Witches Craig, Stir­ling

106 MA­GAIDH 25TH OF POL­LOCK 800 Rhian Thomas, Wales

AV­ER­AGE OF COWS £840.00 1 Cow Sold

Pho­to­graph: Kevin McG­lynn

All pho­to­graphs: Kevin McG­lynn

Clock­wise from left: Nine-year- old Kate Cameron from Glen Lo­nan came away with the best young han­dler for the 12-and-un­der age group on Sun­day; hus­band and wife team Stu­art and Bron Camp­bell who look af­ter the Cladich fold owned by Quee­nie Strick­land with their top-sell­ing beast at 1,600 gns; Jay­den Maclach­lan of Bute who took part in the young han­dlers sec­tion; fe­male cham­pion Si­do­nia 12th of Orm­sary with stock­man Alan Bo­som­worth Orm­sary (she sold for 2,200 gns); Alan Bo­som­worth, Don­ald Dar­roch (who is stock­man from Jura) and Archie MacArthur, farm man­ager for Sir Wil­liam and Lady Lith­gow at Orm­sary with their haul of sil­ver­ware at the din­ner and tro­phy pre­sen­ta­tion; cham­pion male Cameron Dubh of Kelby, owned by T P Rad­ford and shown by stock­man Daniel Row­bot­tom (the two-year- old bull sold for 6,500 gns); 16-year- old Asha Nel­son from Glen­gorm, Isle of Mull, was de­lighted to get fourth place for her calf at show; Ken Fletcher of Scot­tish Farmer pre­sents stock­man Alan Bo­som­worth Orm­sary (Si­do­nia the 12th of Orm­sary took the cham­pi­onship rosette); win­ner of the young han­dler 16-and-un­der cat­e­gory, Kerry MacGil­livray of Pen­ny­gowa, Mull, is pre­sented with her rosette by Claire Irv­ing from Fear­ing.

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