THE premier two-day show and sale of Salers cattle on behalf of the breed society at Castle Douglas saw bull trade peak at 6,000gns.
The sale leader was Bacardi Nashville, an April 2018-born from R. and A. Crockett, Selkirk.
Making 5,200gns was Drumaglea My Favourite from P. Boyd, Tiree selling to N. and D. Austin, Boreland of Girthon.
Harestone Magnum from N. Barclay, Aberdeenshire made 5,000gns to Messrs Alexander, Mains of Mause.
The judge, David Wilson, Kirkmabreck found his overall champion in Rednock Mauriac by Rigel Rourke Poll out of Rigel Trieste, a senior bull from G. and M. Pye, Stirling. This May 2107 bull was first in his class, senior, male and overall champion before selling for 4,000gns to A. Kerr and Co, Fagra.
Pedigree females topped at 2,800gns for an in-calf heifer from Colin McClymont, Cuil selling to Messrs Quirk, Isle of Man.
Trade in the commercial section was well back on the year with only the very best quality close to last year’s trade. The champion pen from Messrs McClymont sold for £1,600 with 39 averaging £1,247.69 with the majority yearlings. A pen of four in-calf heifers from Messrs Crockett topped the section at £1,700/head.
Averages - pedigree - 12 bulls, £4,208.75 (-£463.75); 8 in-calf heifers, £2,388.75 (+ £813.75); commercial - 56 in-calf heifers, £1,303.57 (-£469.76);
210 bulling heifers and heifer stirks, £978.71 (-£338.79).
Auctioneers: Wallets Mart.