North-east breeders led the charge in the Aberdeen-Angus section at Harrison & Hetheringon’s online timed auction of pedigree bulls and females.
The Wattie family, which runs the Tonley herd at Mains of Tonley, Alford, topped the section when July 2018 born Tonley Juno Eric, by Blelack Evor, sold for £8,000 to Messrs Weir, Stow, Galashiels.
Next best at £7,000, selling to Messrs Gardiner, Newton Smiddy, Lyne of Skene, was December 2018 born Gretnahouse Florian, by Haymount Precursor, from Gretna Green breeder Alasdair Houston.
Other leading Aberdeen-Angus prices included £4,000 for January 2019 born Dunanziemere Mr Bond, by Carruthers Grenadier, from A Clark & Sons, Avisyard Farm, Cumnock. He sold to Messrs Robertson, Kingarth, Isle of Bute.
In total, 18 Aberdeen-Angus bulls sold to average £3,944.38.
Meanwhile, the Charolais sale topped at £10,000 for a November 2018 born entry from the Goldies at Greenfield, Annan.
Their sale topper – Solwayfirth Oneal, by Glenericht Majestic – sold to Messrs Wight, Biggar.
Next best at £9,000, selling to Messrs Story Livestock in Canonbie, Dumfries, was Mornity Pedro from Jack Nicoll Farms Ltd in Alyth.
Pedro is a March 2019 born son of Westcarse Houdini.
The Adam family, which runs the Newhouse herd at Newhouse of Glamis, near Forfar, sold to a top of £6,800.
They sold December 2018 born Newhouse Olympus, by Brampton Nacodar, to Messrs Thomas, Caernafron, Wales.
Other leading Charolais prices included £5,000 for July 2018 born Retties Oasis, by Davally Illusion, from Perthshire breeders Richard and Carol Rettie.
He sold to Messrs Rennie & Son, Wester Fintray, Kintore, Inverurie.
Also at £5,000, selling to Messrs Nelson, Parton, Castle Douglas, was Glenericht Oger from the Drysdale family at Middle Drimmie, Blairgowrie.
Oger is an October 2018 born son of Caylers Gladiator.
The Charolais sale average was £5,021.05 for 19 bulls sold.
The online timed auction also included Blonde, Beef Shorthorn and Simmental cattle, which topped at £5,000, £3,600 and £3,400 respectively.