Limousins sold to a top of 9,500gn on the closing day of the Stirling Bull Sales.
The sales, organised by United Auctions, operated under strict Covid-19 rules which included the cancellation of all pre-sale shows and a requirement for everyone to wear a face covering at all times.
In all, 33 bulls sold to average £4,652 at a clearance rate of 70% – this is up £170 on the average at last year’s sale.
The sale leader, selling to JF & MB Teague, Buteland Farm, Balerno, Edinburgh, was April 2019-born Homebyres Potter from the MacGregors at Allanfauld, Kilsyth, near Glasgow. He is an AI son of Fieldson Alfy and was purchased at foot with his mother at the Homebyres dispersal.
Next best at 8,200gn was February 2019-born Dyke Pacman, by Goldies Lordoftherings. He was put forward by the MacGregors at Dyke Farm, Milton of Campsie, Glasgow, and sold to E & M Simpson, Whitehaugh Croft, Inverurie.
Another Homebyres bull – Homebyres Plumber, which is an AI son of Wilodge Cerberus – sold for 6,000gn to the Macleans at Heylipol Farm on the Isle of Tiree. He was put forward by Allan Campbell, Strawfank Farm, Lanark.
Other leading prices included 5,500gn for Anside Pikachu, by Wilodge Cerberus, from the Irvines at Braehead Farm, Drummuir, Keith, selling to the Scottish Government’s bull stud at Knocknagael near Inverness.
Four lots then sold for 5,000gn. They were: Dyke Phantom, by Dyke Triumph, from the MacGregors at Dyke, selling to T L Stirling, Auchterblair Farm, Carrbridge, Inverness; Maraiscote Panama, by Bassingfield Machoman, from Wishaw breeder Ian Nimmo, selling to the Coghills at Muce, Birsay, Orkney; Burnbank Performer, by Mereside Lorenzo, from the Grahams at Burnbank, Blairdrummond, selling to DS Stark & Sons, South Ballo, Inchture, Perthshire; and Lomond Prince, by Whinfellpark Lomu, from Kinross breeder Andrew Orr, selling to C Davies, Glenyfer, Wales.