Islavale Simmental tops multi-breed pedigree bulls at Royal Northern Spring Show

A top price of 8500gns was achieved at Aberdeen and Northern Marts’ annual multi-breed show and sale of pedigree bulls held alongside the Royal Northern Spring Show at Thainstone yesterday.
The show and sale, sponsored by Campbell Dallas, met a 66% clearance as the 48 bulls cashed in to average £4107.
Sale leader at 8500gns was Islavale Jester 18 from the Stronach family’s well-known herd at Berryleys, Grange, Keith.
Bred out of the heifer Islavale Eleanor, this 23-month-old bull is by Ranfurly Confederate, a sire which has bred bulls to 24,000gns.
He sold to Ross-shire with Gill and Co, Brucefield, Portmahomack.
Regular consignors Graham and Mark Leggat, Mormond Prop, New Pitsligo, sold three Charolais for 6800gns, 5500gns and 5000gns.
Dearest was the Charolais and overall champion Bonnykelly Officer tapped out by judge Ian Goldie, Greenfield, Cummertrees, Annan.
Selling to Peter Junor, Ballaggan, Dores, Inverness, he is a June, 2018-born son of Gretnahouse Ivory, the same sire which bred last year’s champion at 9500gns.
Two other sons of Gretnahouse Ivory sold through the ring including July, 2018-born Bonnykelly Oliver, at 5500gns to Messrs MacIvor, Newlands of Geise, Janetstown, Thurso, and May, 2018-born Bonnykelly Orlando, at 5000gns, to Kenny Smith, Bogentassie, Lumphanan, Banchory.
Colin Stuart and family from Lettoch and Belnoe, Glenlivet, sold the second top price bull at 6200gns for Lettoch Oxford.
This 20-month-old Charolais bull is by the 11,000gns Balthayock Imperial and sold to Sandy Anderson, Nether Tillygarmond, Banchory.
Another similarly bred Charolais from the same home, this time Lettoch Oscar, made 6000gns to Alan Mcarthur, Cretlevane, Balfron, Glasgow.
The champion Simmental from Billy and Anne MacPherson, Blackford, Croy, made 5800gns when knocked down to G Ramsay and Son, Boghead, Auchindoun, Keith.
This was Blackford Jaguar, a 23-month-old son of the noted Blackford Galaxy.
Selling for 5200gns was Aileen Ritchie’s reserve champion Limousin, Ritchies Outrunner from Tamala, Whitecairns.
He is by Ampertaine Elgin and sold to WN Lindsay, Cairnleith, Kirriemuir.
Three other Limousin bulls sold for 5000gns including Elrick Ozzy from Mike Massie, Mains of Elrick, which sold to C and G Thomson, Upper Tillenhilt, Midmar; Shannas Online from John and Margaret Penny, to Kenny Morrison, Haddoch, Huntly; and the Limousin champion Kair Oxford, from Graham Anderson, Mains of Kair, Fordoun, to Sandy Morrison, Bush of Muldearie, Keith. 
Other prize winners included the reserve Charolais champion, Alsnow Oak, from Neil and Mark Wattie, Mains of Tonley, Alford, which was unsold, and the reserve Simmental champion, Tillyeve Jason 18, from the Bruce family, Udny, Ellon, which sold for 4800gns to E Norburn, Cruithnii, Tofts, Freswick.
The Aberdeen-Angus championship was awarded to Logie Bonanza from AJR Farms, Milton of Collieston, Ellon, which made 2500gns to Oosterhof and Co, Corsekelly Farm, St Combs, Fraserburgh.
Reserve Aberdeen-Angus champion was Foggie Espen U232 from Karl Scott, Foggie Farm, South Brownhill, Turriff, which was unsold. 

Top price Aberdeen-Angus bull sold was 4200gns from Alexander Norrie, Wrae Farm, Turriff, when purchased by A and C Watson, Glasslaw, Dunnottar. 
A Salers bull named Rigel Nike from Rigel Pedigree, Levenfields, Middleton on Leven, Yarm, stood any other breed champion and made 4200gns to Liam Muir, Upper Onston, Stenness, Stromness, while Grant Stephen’s reserve any other breed, a Beef Shorthorn named Glendual Major, was unsold.
Meanwhile, a Hereford bull named Glenlivet Hiccup from Molly Stuart, Lettoch, Glenlivet, sold for 3800gns to Messrs Duncan, Inchsford.
Pedigree Bulls
Class 1 - Charolais Bulls
Born on or after 4th February 2018 and before 17th April 2018
  Lot number Name Name of Bull Price
1st 4                     AJR Farms, Milton of Collieston Ellon Newlogie Officer 2800gns
2nd 9 J A Wilson & Sons, Kinclune, Alford Kinclune Observer       4000gns
3rd 2 J Irvine & Son, Inverlochy, Tomintoul                Inverlochy Orion  
4th 7 C M McCombie, Auchincrieve, Rothiemay Auchincrieve Ozzy 3500gns
Class 2 - Charolais Bulls
Born on or after 17th April 2018 and before 17th of June 2018
  Lot number Name Name of Bull Price
1st 17 R Leggart, Mormond Prop, New Pitsilgo Bonnykelly Officer 6800gns
2nd 16 J Irvine & Son, Inverlochy, Tomintoul                Inverlochy Orbit  
3rd 15 C Stuart, Lettoch, Glenlivet Lettoch Officer 6000gns
4th 14 R A Milne,Kennieshillock, Elgin Elgin Othello                 3500gns
Class 3 - Charolais Bulls
Born on or after 17th June 2018
  Lot number Name Bull Price
1st 21                    Messrs N A Wattie, Tonley, Alford         Alsnow Oak  
2nd 22 R Leggart, Mormond Prop Bonnykelly Oliver 5500gns
3rd 20 C Stuart, Lettoch, Glenlivet Lettoch Oxford                  6200gns
4th 19 K Mallarkey, Airdlin Mains, Ellon Strathys Olympian 4200gns
Charolais Champion: Lot 17- R Leggart, Mormond Prop, New Pitsligo. Bonnykelly Officer
Charolais Reserve Champion: Lot 21- Messrs N A Wattie, Tonley, Alford. Alsnow Oak
Class 4 - Limousin Bulls
Born on or after 30th January 2018 and before 20th April 2018
  Lot number Name Bull Price
1st 31 Aileen Ritchie, Tamala, Whitecairns Ritchies Outrunner 5200gns
2nd 35 M J Massie, Mains Elrick, Auchnagatt Elrick Ozzy 5000gns
3rd 28                       R Dick, Mains of Throsk,Stirling                                  Ronick Owen 2500gns
4th 34 D W Youngson, Turfhill of Auchtylair, Peterhead Ythanvale Olaf              2600gns
Class 5 - Limousin Bulls
Born on or after 20th April 2018
  Lot number  Name Bull Price
1st 41                     G J C Anderson & Co Ltd, Mains of Kair, Fordoun Kair Oxford 5000gns
2nd 38 Aileen Ritchie, Tamala                                                  Ritchies Oocha 2600gns
3rd 40 P A Walker, Easterside, Dunnottair Walkers Orage 4200gns
4th 44 W Robertson & son, Fodderletter, Tomintoul Fodderletter Obelix      3800gns
Limousin Champion: Lot 41- G J C Anderson & Co Ltd, Mains of Kair, Fordoun. Kair Oxford 6800gns
Limousin Reserve Champion: Lot 31- Aileen Ritchie, Tamala, Whitecairns. Ritchies Outrunner 5200gns
Class 6 - Simmental Bulls
Born on or after 9th March 2018 and before 20th April 2018
  Lot number Name                                                          Bull                            Price
1st 50 W G Macpherson, Blackford, Croy Blackford Jaguar 5800gns
2nd 46 Messrs C & M Bruce, Tilleyeve, Ellon Tillyeve Jason 4800gns
3rd 47 W S Stronach, Berryley, Keith Islavale Jester 8500gns
4th 48 Messrs C & M Bruce, Tillyeve Tillyeve Jaguar 4000gns
Class 7 - Simmental Bulls
Born on or after 2nd June 2018
  Lot number       Name                                                              Bull                                Price
1st 57 D C Houldey, Kirkleton House, Lockerbie Manor Park Jackson 3800gns
2nd 64 D & D M Leslie, Redhill, Elgin Rehill Jethro 3500gns
3rd 61 W J & J Green, Corskies, Garmouth Corskie Jeep  
Simmental Champion: Lot 50- W G Macpherson, Blackford, Croy. Blackford Jaguar 5800gns
Simmental Reserve Champion: Lot 46- Messrs C & M Bruce, Tilleyeve, Ellon. Tillyeve Jason 4800gns
Class 8 - Aberdeen Angus Bulls
Born on or after 5th February 2018 and before 17th April 2018
  Lot number Name   Bull Price
1st 70                         AJR Farms, Milton of Collieston                                       Logie Bananza            2500gns
2nd 68 Firm of A M Shepherd, Orbliston, Fochabers Orbliston Rigsby  
3rd 65 Karl Scott Esq, Foggie Farm, South Brownhill, Turriff Foggie Enzo 3200gns
4th 66 Messrs G & R Miller, Birkenbower, Lumsden Birkenbower Flynn 3500gns

Class 9 - Aberdeen Angus Bulls
Born on or after 17th April 2018
  Lot number     Name   Bull     Price
1st 79 Karl Scott, Foggie Farm, South Brownhill           Foggie Espen  
2nd 78 Neil A Wattie, Tonley Tonley Elgloss  
3rd 81 Alexander J Norrie, Wrae Farm, Turriff Wrae Birthday Bollinger     4200gns
4th 80 Messrs N F Massie & Sons, Blelack, Dinnet Blelack Box Set     2900gns
Aberdeen Angus Champion: Lot 70- AJR Farms, Milton of Collieston. Logie Bananza 2500gns
Aberdeen Angus Reserve Champion: Lot 79 - Karl Scott, Foggie Farm, South Brownhill. Foggie Espen

Class 10 - Any other breed of bull
  Lot number      Name Bull     Price
1st 85 Rigel, Leven Fields, Middleton of Leven       Rigel Nike     4200gns
2nd 89 Grant Stephen, Hatton Cottage, Dallas Glendual Major  
3rd 90 M Stuart, Belnoe, Glenlivet Glenlivet Hiccup     3800gns
Any other breed of bull Champion: Lot 85- Rigel, Leven Fields, Middleton of Leven. Rigel Nike 4200gns
Any other breed of bull Reserve Champion: Lot 89- Grant Stephen, Hatton Cottage, Dallas. Glendual Major

OVERALL CHAMPION BULL: Lot 17 -R Leggat, Mormond Prop, New Pitsligo. Bonnykelly Officer 6800gns