We have entered the following bulls for the sale at Stirling on 16th-18th February 2020.
Balthayock Outlaw (Lot.28).
After Justice and Minstrel, Ferdinand added to his list of championship winning sons with the October 2019 Junior and Supreme Champion, Balthayock Octavian, sold to Colin Wight of Carwood as his new herd sire. With Ugie Echo and Swalesmoor Cracker on his dam’s side, Outlaw has exceptional growth and easy calving genetics in his pedigree.
Balthayock Olympian (Lot.31).
After Justice Minstrel and last October’s supreme champion Balthayock Octavian, Ferdinand continues to produce sons that fit the markets requirements for easy calving and exceptional growth genetics. We have kept a grandson of Valeria, Balthayock Meteor by Barbican Lancer for use on our commercial heifers for easy calving and good temperament.
Balthayock Optimum (Lot.32).
The first son we have offered for sale by our new herd sire Balthayock Loyalist, who was junior champion at Stirling in October 2016 and this summer was Charolais, Interbreed and Champion of Champions at the Perth Show in August. Optimum’s grand dam, Balthayock Gemma is the dam of Balthayock Nanook who was Intermediate and Reserve Supreme Champion at Stirling in February 2019. I think very highly of Optimum as a possible herd sire.
Balthayock Oppidan (Lot.47).
Gretnahouse Lunar is proving to be a very easy calving herd sire at Balthayock and a great worker, and a breeder of bulls that exactly fit today’s market requirements. Oppidan’s dam Balthayock Jessie is also the dam of Balthayock Nessie, a Dingle Hofmeister daughter, who was Interbreed Champion at Alyth and Charolais and Interbreed Champion at the RHS in 2019.
Balthayock Outlook (Lot.54).
Another son of our new herd sire Balthayock Loyalist who was junior champion at Stirling in October 2016, and this summer at the Perth Show was Charolais and Interbreed Champion and won the gold cup as the shows Champion of Champions. On Outlook’s dam’s side, with Barbican Lancer and Blelack Digger’s sire, Balthayock Adonis, in his pedigree, he is full of proven easy calving genetics. Adonis sired the senior champion at last October’s Stirling sale.
Balthayock Osprey (Lot.56).
Sired by the proven easy calving Balthayock Impression who is now our first choice bull to use on our pedigree heifers. He was Charolais and Junior interbreed Champion at the Perth show on his only show outing. Six of his sons have been bought by pedigree breeders at recent sales. With Barbican Lancer and Ugie Echo in his dam’s pedigree, Osprey is full of proven easy calving genetics.
Balthayock Oliver (Lot.65).
Another son of our new herd sire Balthayock Loyalist who was junior Champion at the Stirling sale in October 2016 and on his only return to the show ring this summer, was Charolais and Interbreed Champion and the winner of the gold cup for the Champion of Champions at the 2019 Perth show. Note in his dam’s pedigree, Ugie Echo for easy calving and Balbithan Vespasian, who was such a success at Blelack and Balthayock in his day.
Balthayock Obsession (Lot.73).
Gretnahouse Lunar is proving to be very easy calving and we have used him on many of our heifers. He is producing bulls that are just the right size for today’s commercial market. Obsession’s dam by the Royal Welsh Junior and RHS Male and Junior Interbreed Champion Maerdy Grenadier, includes in her pedigree Balbithan Vespasian who was so successful at Blelack and Balthayock in his day and also the famous Rosita who for sixteen years was the best and most dominant cow in the Balthayock herd.
Balthayock Othello (Lot.83).
Sired by the home grown Influence who we originally kept as a very promising son of Balthayock Ferdinand for use on our commercial heifers. He has bred so successfully that we have also used him in the pedigree herd for growth combined with easy calving. Othello’s grand dam Fortune by Balbithan Vespasian, has bred bulls to 16,000 guineas.
Balthayock Outrider (Lot.95).
Outrider is sired by the 20,000 guinea Maerdy Grenadier, the Royal Welsh Junior Champion and Charolais Male and Junior Interbreed Champion at the RHS in 2013 and shared with Jim Muirhead of Firhills. Grenadier is also the sire of Balthayock Loyalist who is making a name for himself as a new herd sire at Balthayock. Juliet by Adonis, the sire of the Senior Champion at last October’s Stirling sale and out of a Barbican Lancer daughter Gamine, is full of proven easy calving genetics. We have kept a son of Balthayock Dulcie, Gamine’s dam, for our own use. As a son of Balthayock Impression, he has outstanding EBVs for all the important traits and with Terminal and Replacement EBVs of 90/92 is one of the top rated bulls in the national herd. His first calves will be born next spring.
Balthayock Overdrive (Lot.99).
Sired by the proven easy calving Balthayock Impression who has an outstanding set of EBVs for all the most important traits and is our first choice to use on our pedigree heifers. Charolais and Junior Interbreed Champion on his only outing at the Perth show, there are now six of his sons in pedigree herds. Lisa is a very promising young cow and was reserve female champion at the RHS in 2017. She is the daughter of Gem, dam of the 46,000 guinea Balthayock Minstrel who is breeding so well at Balmyle and Harestone. A bull not to miss.
Balthayock Outstanding (Lot.102).
Maerdy Grenadier, a Champion at the Royal Welsh and RHS in his day continues to breed winners and was the sire of the Senior Champion at Stirling in October 2019. Balthayock Glory, the dam of Balthayock Loyalist, is one of our best breeding cows which is not surprising with Balbithan Vespasian, Dingle Hofmeister and the famous Rosita in her pedigree. Her latest son Balthayock Officer, has topped the list of the most promising young bulls in the national herd for most of the summer.
Balthayock Orcadian (Lot.137).
Sired by our exciting new herd sire Balthayock Loyalist, Charolais and Interbreed Champion at the Perth Show last August and winner of the Gold Cup for the Champion of Champions. Orcadian’s dam Alice is the dam of Balthayock Gold, the dam of Balthayock Mandate, reserve Senior Champion at Stirling in February 2018 and sold for 16,000 guineas.
Balthayock Officer (Lot.195).
Sired by Balthayock Impression our first choice bull to use on our pedigree heifers and a Charolais Male and Junior Interbreed Champion on his only show outing. We have already sold six of his sons into pedigree herds and retained another, the highly rated Balthayock Nevada, for our own use at Balthayock. A son of Glory, a daughter of Balbithan Vespasian and out of the Dingle Hofmeister sired Rosita, he has the best of Balthayock blood lines in his pedigree. For most of the summer, Officer has topped the list of the most promising young bulls in the national herd with terminal and replacement EBVs of 82/80.