Salers sold to a top of 12,000gn twice at the Stirling Bull Sales yesterday.
First at this price was a fourth-prize winning entry from Patrick Boyd’s 37-cow Drumaglea herd on the Isle of Tiree.
Earning Mr Boyd his best ever price was April-2015 born Drumaglea Kingpin 2, which is an AI son of the Fourtet bred Sancy and out of Drumaglea Alice. He sold to Colin McClymont, Cuil, Newton Stewart.
The second lot at 12,000gn was an entry from the same stable as the overall champion – Alister MacKenzie’s nine-cow Whitebog herd at Fortrose, Ross-shire.
Mr MacKenzie’s top priced lot was July-2015 born Whitebog Kracker, by Seawell Diplomat and out of Whitebog Tilli. He sold to P.M. and S.M. Donger, Seawell Grounds, Foxley, Northants.
The overall champion – July-2015 born Whitebog Kipper, by Whitebog Sandy and out of Whitebog Emily – sold for 10,000gn to J. and A. McCornick, Drumjargon Farm, Whauphill, Dumfriesshire.
Next best at 7,000gn was a third-prize winning lot from David Waton’s Darnford herd at Darnford, Durris, Banchory.
March-2015 born Darnford Keene, by Fangio and out of Darnford Diva, sold to Roy Milne and Sons, Kennieshillock Farm, Lhanbryde, Elgin.
Meanwhile, the reserve overall champion sold for 5,000gn to Mr Cunningham of Neriby Farm, Isle of Islay.
Put forward by Perth and Kinross councillor Murray Lyle, of Mid Cambushinnie Farm, April-2015 born Strathallan Klondyke is by Cleuchhead Chief and out of Cleuchhead Carat.
In total 10 Salers sold to average £6,983, which is up £1,895 on last year. Seven females sold to average £1,905, which is down £125 on the year before.