A HALLINGTON father and son attracted one of the top prices of the day at Stirling Bull Sales last week, after selling two Aberdeen Angus bulls for a total of 16,500gns.

Alan Lawson and his son Steven of South Farm, Hallington sold Hallington Jethro Eric for 8,500gns to Ponteland farmer, R Leiper and Co. The 20-month-old bull was sired by home-bred bull Hallington Eurostar R484, whilst his dam was Hallington Jubilee Erica L322.

The Lawson’s second bull Hallington Jethro Eric T571went for a equally respectable 8,000gns.

“They were both very stylish bulls with good confirmation, and lines,” said Alan.

“It was a good day for us, and I’m happy with what both beasts fetched on the day, especially considering the large turn out and the high standard of animals that were put forward.

“The average was up on the year before. I believe this is because Aberdeen Angus is a breed which is continuously growing with popularity, and which is in my opinion, is one of the best in the world.”

Along with Aberdeen Angus, Alan and Steven farm pedigree Charolais and a flock of more than 500 commercial sheep on the 295-acre South Farm. They will be bringing along several of their breeding Charolais females to another sale at Stirling next week, where they hope for a similar success.

Top price on the day in the Aberdeen Angus sale was a whopping 25,000gns for bull Linton Gilbertines Elgin, which was sold by Gordon R Brooke of Upper Huntlywood Farm, Earlston.

Following in second highest was Wedderlie Gordon at 17000gns, which was from the Wedderlie herd of JH and HM Tilson.