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Stirling exhibitors included: J Burnett, Upper Spittalton Farm, Blair Drummond; W&A Callion, Bolfornought Farm; R Dick, Mains of Throsk Farm, Stirling; J Robert Galloway, Cardona, Doune; D&L Graham, Mains of Burnbank Farm, Blair Drummond; R&J Graham, Airthrey Kerse Dairy Farm, Bridge of Allan; JR Macgregor, Dyke Farm, Milton of Campsie; and D Murray Lyle, Mid Cambushinnie Farm, Dunblane.
The Aberdeen-angus pre-sale show on Sunday was dominated by Neil A Wattie’s Tonley herd from Alford, Aberdeenshire and it went on to lead the sale on Monday.
The overall champion bull Tonley Endgame X809 reached the top price of 24,000gns, and sold to A&J Adam, Newhouse of Glamis, Forfar, Angus. The sale saw another 11 lots hit five-figures with the Tonley herd achieving two more.
The Aberdeen-angus average was £6727 for 86 bulls sold. This was an increase of £194 on the year with a clearance of 77 per cent. In the female ring, two were sold to an average of £4147 and a top price of 4200gns.
In the Beef Shorthorn sale, a top price of 16,000gns was accomplished by Halifax breeder Andrew Thornber & Daughters, Calf Hey Farm for Millerston Ramsay, bought by the pre-sale Judge, Iain Green, Corskie Farm, Garmouth, Fochabers. A further five lots achieved five-figure prices with bulls sold to breeders in Perthshire, Berwickshire, Carlisle, Cambridge and County Antrim in Northern Ireland.
In all, 59 Beef Shorthorn bulls were sold to an average of £5697 and 14 Beef Shorthorn females were sold to a top of 5000gns, averaging £3068.