Rum was Andrew Sleigh’s favourite tipple at the May-2023 Stirling Bull Sales in the form of Rednock Rum Poll from Rednock Estate who was awarded the overall championship title. Andrew who farms around 620 acres in Ellon – is a firm supporter of Salers cattle, running around 150 pure Salers and Salers cross Charolais cows at Newseat of Tolquhon, based at Tarves. His champion was a homozygous polled son of Cumbrian Royal, out of Gill and Malcolm Pye’s Rednock Calypso, born in March-2021 and sold to 5,800gns to Liam Muir, Orkney for the second highest price of the day.
Rednock Estate also topped the Salers trade at 6,000gns with a full brother to the 2022 Royal Highland Show junior female champion, Rednock Ralph a Drumaglea Kes son out of Rednock Diaz, who stood second in his class earlier in the day and was purchased by Glenkiln Farms for their mixed livestock unit consisting of circa 800 suckler cows in Dumfries.
The reserve overall champion was Alister MacKenzie’s, Whitebog Russell, a Whitebog Lascar son out of Whitebog Ginny born in July-2021 who sold to pedigree breeder D. Murray Lyle for his Strathallan herd based in Dunblane, Perthshire for 4,000gns.
D. Thow, Balquidder, Perthshire purchased Rigel Pedigree’s outcross French bred bull Rigel Pudsey Poll, a September-2020 born Marceau P son out of Orgie P for 3,500gns.
6 Salers bulls sold to a top price of 6,000gns with an average of £4428.
Overall Champion – Rednock Rum Poll, Rednock Estate
Reserve Overall Champion – Whitebog Russell, Mr A MacKenzie
Senior bull section – bulls born on or between 16 September 2020 and 16 April 2021
1st – Rednock Rum Poll, Rednock Estate
2nd– Rigel Rockstar, Rigel Pedigree
3rd – Darnford Rocky, David Watson
4th – Corrichie Rudi, John C McIntyre & Son
5th – Rigel Pudsey Poll, Rigel Pedigree
Intermediate bull section – bulls born after 17 April 2021
1st– Whitebog Russell, Alister MacKenzie
2nd– Rednock Ralph, Rednock Estate
3rd – Darnford Roger, David Watson
4th – Strathallan Rennie, D. Murray Lyle
5th – Whitebog Rasputin, Alister MacKenzie
6th – Strathallan Robbie, D. Murray Lyle
|567||Rigel Pudsey Poll||3,500||D Thow||Balquidder, Perthshire|
|568||Rednock Rum Poll||5,800||L Muir||Stromness, Orkeny|
|574||Rigel Rockstar||3,000||D Howat||Girvan, Ayrshire|
|575||Darnford Roger||3,000||A Brown & Co||Midmar, Aberdeenshire|
|578||Rednock Ralph||6,000||Glenkiln Farms||Crocketford, Dumfries|
|579||Whitebog Russell||4,000||D. Murray Lyle||Dunblane, Perthshire|