Blelack Matrons Sale sets new Aberdeen-Angus breed record at 32,000gns and average £5519
Neil and Graeme Massie’s Matron Sale offering from their Blelack herd of Dinnet, Aberdeenshire, saw a full capacity crowd gather on farm yesterday (7th October) to witness a strong sale from start to finish, a new breed record set at 32,000gns and an average of £5519 for 64 females sold.
Commenting on the sale Graeme Massie said: "It was a truly wonderful sale and great to see the cattle entering herds all over the UK and Ireland. There were lots of new breeders keen to source Blelack genetics so hopefully we will see these cows go on and perform in the years to come for their new owners. The cattle were a testament to the 40 years of dedication put in by my father Neil and he shares my delight in the success of the day."
Sale leader was the May 2007-born Blelack Eyrie G197, a Nightingale Ernie B133 daughter out of Eyrie X23 of Blelack, a GV Duke 18C daughter making her full sister to the 16,000gns Blelack Eagle D895 which sold to Rae Grieve, Carlhurlie. She sold PD’d in calf to the herd’s former stock sire Netherallan Peter Pershore E052 to Ron Loftus for his Weeton herd, Preston, Lancashire.
The second highest price of the day went to the June 2007-born Blelack Black Cap G827, a Blelack Black Gold C717 daughter out of the Young Dale Monarch 12E daughter Blelack Blackcap B586. She sold for 13,000gns having ran with both Blelack Kanasta Lad G191 and Blelack Egotist K531 and with a heifer calf at foot by Kanasta Lad to former Society President Albert De Cogan for his Mogeely herd, Co Cork, Eire.
Just shy of that price at 12,000gns was the March 2005-born Blelack Princess Caroline E178, dam of the 10,000gns Blelack Prince Carl J237 who is stock sire at Haymount. Another Nightingale Ernie B133 daughter, this time out of the Blelack Blacksmith Y291 daughter Blelack Princess Caroline C742, she sold empty to Jerry Henchy for his Friarstown herd, Killmallock, Co Limerick, Eire.
Two females then shared an 8000gns price tag, the first of which was Blelack Black Velvet E190, a March 2005-born Blelack Blackstock A227 daughter who is out of Blelack Black Velvet Z002, a Coldstream Dominator 7G daughter. Having been a successful flush cow for the herd, she sold having run with both Blelack Equity J127 and Blelack Egotist K531 to Adrian Johnson for his Yearsley herd, Brandsby, York.
The next at that price tag was the March 2008-born Blelack Bangle Maid H907, a Netherallan Peter Pershore E052 daughter. Out of the Blelack Blacksmith Y291 daughter Blelack Bangle Maid A271, she sold having run with Blelack Duke J262 and Blelack Egotist K531 to Kenneth Pratt for his Deeview herd based at Peterculter, Aberdeen.
With a further 11 females sold for 6000gns or more, three females then shared a 7500gns price tag, the first of which was the first lot in to the ring Blelack Blackbird F28, an April 2006-born Nightingale Ernie B133 daughter out of the Blelack Blacksmith Y291 daughter Blelack Blackbird C780 who goes back to Blackbird X18, the dam of the highly successful Blelack Blackstock A227. She sold with her heifer calf at foot by Blelack Kanasta Lad G191 to Hugh, Irene and Angus Hodge, Norwich, Norfolk for their Wyddial herd.
The second to go for 7500gns was Blelack Evora H044, a June 2008-born Blelack Blackstock A22 daughter out of the HF Richochet 99F daughter Blelack Evora Z491, making her full sister to the 25,000gns Blelack Emperor and this year’s Balmoral champion, the 19,000gns Blelack Evermore owned by Michael Lagan. Having been flushed and ran with Blelack Egotist K531, she was knocked down to Messrs Whittaker, Tarporley, Cheshire.
The third to sell for this figure was the March 2008-born Blelack Princess Carina H906, a Netherallan Peter Pershore E052 daughter out of the Aberan DMM Decision 26H daughter Blelack Prince Carina B489. She sold with a heifer calf at foot by Newfield Prince Charming J372 to Jan Boomaars for his Vexour herd, Woldingham, Surrey.
Other leading prices:
Blelack Lady Heather D977 (by Blelack Blackstock A227) sold for 7000gns to J Walsh, Bury, Lancashire.
Blelack Lady Heather G768 (by Nightingale Ernie B133) sold for 7000gns to David Ralston, Torrance, Glasgow.
Blelack Penny H093 (by Nightingale Defiance E264) sold for 7000gns to Carskiey Estate, Campeltown, Argyll.
Blelack Evora G842 (by Blelack Black Gold C717) sold for 6500gns to D Donegan, Galway, Eire.
Blelack Karama Lady G190 (by Reich poker 13P) sold for 6000gns to Messrs M and J O’Hara, Pinner, Middlesex.
Blelack Blackcap K379 (by Oakchurch Dominator G035) sold for 6000gns to Kenneth Howie, Banchory, Kincardineshire.
Blelack Blackbird D897 (by Blelack Lord Hornblower A243) sold for 6000gns to K W Brown, Milnathort, Kinross.
Blelack Blackbird H994 (by Nightingale Defiance E264) sold for 6000gns to K W Brown, Milnathort, Kinross.
Averages: £5519 for 64 sold (United Auctions)
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