Highland cattle will be sold at the Stirling pedigree bull sales for the first time next month.
The Stars of The Future pedigree calf show once again lived up to its name with over 300 young animals from eight breeds competing for the honours.
Pedigree cattle breeders from across the country are preparing for two major bull sales next week.
United Auctions has hinted at a possible takeover of troubled rival Caledonian Marts.
Farmers looking to buy bulls in the upcoming sales are being advised on how best to select, purchase and look after the animal.
Bidders at Dalmally Mart were joined by an unexpected guest on Saturday.