Beef Shorthorn bulls met 100% clearance and a top price of 5,500gn at the Stirling Bull Sales yesterday.
A total of 14 bulls sold to an average of £3,248, down £403 on last year.
Topping the sale was second-prize winner from Sarah Wilkins of Rumsden Farm, East Sussex, on her first sale at Stirling.
She took top price with September 2013-born Podehole Gilroy, which was bred Harry Horrell. This one is by Chapelton Clansman and out of Podehole Irene Elodie. He heads to Pitgaveny Farms in Elgin.
Next best at 5,000gn was the pre-sale show champion – August 2013-born Chapelton Glen Etive from Donald Biggar of Grange, Castle Douglas.
This one is a home-bred son of Glenisla Banqo, which sired the 13,000gn Honey Suckle, and out of Chapelton Princess Royal. He was bought by John McIntosh from Stranraer.
Thereafter Stobilee Gorgeous George from Robbie Morton at Stobilee Farm, Cleghorn, Lanark, sold for 4,200gn. He was bought by R Mitchell & Sons, Whitriggs, Hawick.
Meanwhile, a top price of 7,200gn cemented a solid trade for Shorthorn females yesterday where 75 went under the hammer to average £2,204 – up £32 on last year.
It came from a run of Glenisla Arctic Storm sired heifers consigned by Major John Gibb and daughter Catriona of Glenisla House, Blairgowrie.
The May 2014-born maiden heifer Glenisla Foxglove Tansy is out of a previous Foxglove Tansy and sold to LEP Farms, Little West End Farm, Chidden.
The pre-sale female champion from Jack Ramsay, Millerston, Mauchline was knocked down at 4,500gn to Maxwell, Faughill, Melrose.