Simmental breeders Joe and Alan Wilson received the intermediate and supreme total championships at this week’s breed society sale in Stirling, topping the sale at 28,000gns.
The Northern Irish breeders set a brand new report for the Rathfriland-based herd in Co. Down, and surpassed the earlier report of 25,000gns for a Simmental bull bred in Northern Eire.
The daddy-and-son duo run two herds – Ballinalare Farm and Bannhill Farm – which collectively whole 60 pedigree Simmental cows.
Scottish decide Colin Fordyce, a herd supervisor at Strathisla Farms in Perthshire, mentioned Masterpiece, the 20-month-old bull from Bannhill Farm, was “excellent”.
Fordyce mentioned the occasion was “an amazing present” that featured loads of “growthy Simmental bulls with a superb conformation, appropriate for the business market”.
“The supreme total champion is a contemporary bull with nice ring presence, and an ideal instance of the breed,” he mentioned.
“He’s well-grown, shows nice size, an outstanding backend, and boasts large locomotion.”
The Wilson’s bull was sired by the 12,000gns Kilbride Farm Bantry, who’s a son of the 15,000gns Cairnview Snazzy – sire and grandsire of a number of Stirling champions.
The Wilsons have beforehand had a reserve supreme Stirling champion, and offered bulls to a high of 10,000gns twice. This time final yr Ballinalare Farm Legacy, a full brother to Masterpiece, offered at Stirling for 10,000gns.
Ballinalare Farm Simmental Masterpiece made his showring debut at Stirling on the weekend. He made the journey to Scotland together with herd mate, Ballinalare Farm Mack, who stood second in his class and got here below the hammer at 8,500gns.