A strong commercial demand ensured a steady trade at the multi-breed bull sale at Stirling.
The Limousin breed secured the day’s lead price, with 9,000gns paid for Spittalton Niagra, from Andrew Burnett, Blair Drummond.
A 20-month-old son of 16,000gns, Dinmore Jeanpierre, out of the Maraiscote Gigolo daughter, Spittalton Jemma, it was knocked down to the Pennys, Peterhead.
From the same home, the reserve champion, Spittalton Novak, sold for 7,200gns to Willie Dunlop and Sons, Dunbar. Another by the Dinmore bull, it is out of Spittalton Galaxy, a Lodge Equal daughter.
The breed champion from the pre-sale show made the top Charolais price of 8,500gns, selling to T. Howden and Son, Balerno.
This was McCornick Nesquik, a rising two-year-old from Martin McCornick and daughters, Gemma and Kate, from Newton Stewart. This one is by Thrunton Hermes out of McCornick Glacier, a daughter of Edenhurst Dynamo.
The Campbell family’s Thrunton consignment, from Alnwick, peaked at 8,000gns, for Thrunton Norseman, a son of Thrunton Gladiator, out of Burradon Talisman-sired Thrunton Ellie. It sold to J. and J. Strain, Ballantrae.
Simmentals also sold to 8,500gns, for the reserve champion, Jaw Instagram, from the Maxwell family, Fintry, Glasgow. The son of Woodhall Ferrari is out of Jaw Dakota, and sold to Brian Soutar, Arbroath.
Best price in the Aberdeen-Angus bulls was 7,200gns for McCornick Delboy T419, from Martin McCornick. By Halbeath Pentagon and out of a Wedderlie Even Bonus daughter, it was knocked down to M.K. and G. Sprowl, Rothesay.
The pre-sale show champion, Idvies Eland T804, from the Fraser family, Forfar, sold at 7,000gns, to Culfargie Estates, Perth. This son of Shadwell Black Broughton, is out of Idvies Elstreme M569.
Beef Shorthorns topped at 7,000gns for Eastmill Lord, from Doldy Farm, Glenisla. Achieving the herd’s top price to-date through the ring, this son of Eastmill Joop, sold to commercial buyer, Keith Adamson, Newport on Tay.
A small sale of Salers bulls peaked at 6,200gns for the champion Rednock Mercury, from Gill and Malcolm Pye, Port of Menteith.
By Rigel Officer and out of Rigel Diamond, it sold to J.D.E. and S.H. Proctor, Hexham.
31 Charolais bulls, £5,826; 29 Simmental bulls, £4,439; 41 Limousin bulls, £4,474; 7 Salers bulls, £4,080; 10 Shorthorn bulls, £3,203; 31 Aberdeen-Angus bulls, £4,806; 1 Hereford bull, £2,625.