Beef Shorthorn females hit some of the top prices and stole the breed’s limelight when they went through the ring at Stirling.
Douglas McMillan’s draft from his Coldrochie herd at Moneydie Roger, Luncarty made the day’s top of 11,000gn for Coldrochie Grace Beauty, an 18-month-old heifer by Knockenjig Foremost. She was bought by JR Graham and Partners, Greenshields, Biggar.
Major Gibb, of Glenisla House, Blairgowrie, sold to a top of 6,500gn for Glenisla Desiree, a 19-month-old heifer by Glenisla Excalibur. She was bought by Northern Ireland breeders Cherryvalley Farms.
Orcadian farmers paid the top prices for Beef Shorthorn bulls.
Isle of Sanday farmer I Brown of Millbrae bought the unplaced sire, Rumsden Harry for 6,500gn from Sarah Wilkins, of Jarvis Brook, and at 4,200gn, Liam Muir, of Upper Ouston, Stenness bought Langalbuinoch Hitman from R and P McAlister of Lingarth on the Isle of Bute.
The reserve champion Chapelton Junot was bought for 2,500gn by Ian Fleming, Renton Home Farm, Granthouse.
In total 13 bulls sold to average £3,021, which is down £277 on the year. In the females section, 83 sold to average £1,995.