A record catalogue entry of 40 Salers bulls met a difficult trade with the average dramatically down on 2017 by £3,105, being £6,983 last year.
The intermediate champion Cleuchhead Legacy from Rob and Kath Livesey, Lilliesleaf led the trade at 7,000gns and sold to Andrew Tullie Farming, Haysike. This yearling bull is by Cuil Godfather which was purchased three years ago at Stirling, and is the sire’s first and also the first bull calf out of its dam, Cleuchhead Gentle 25.
Kaimburn Lewis from Edgerston Trading, Camptown sired by Seawell Highlander, headed in the direction of N. and D. Austin, Gatehouse of Fleet after a bid of 6,200gns.
A call of 5,000gns was made by R.A. Austin for Drumaglea Lord Jim from P. Boyd, Isle of Tiree which took reserve intermediate champion in the pre-sale show.
Whitebog Lambourghini, a Seawell Diplomat son from A. MacKenzie, Fortrose sold at 4,500gns to Lyle, Dunblane.
John McIntyre and Son, Westhill received 4,000gns for the Druide-sired two-year-old Corrichie Luther which will travel to Orkney with W.S.L. Muir. The same money was paid for the reserve overall champion, Church Stretton-based Fred Robinson’s Preenbank Lord Charles which sold to Smith, Stromness, Orkney. Again the same bid saw Drumaglea Lancelot, from P. Boyd sell to J.J. Alexander, Drybridge.
Female averages mirrored those of last year and the Seamore herd of J. Manners, Hawick made up the majority of the female entries, topping the trade at 2,200gns for Seamore Lisa, a June-2016 born Seamore Ireland daughter, selling to C. Imrie, Balmore. Seamore Lemonade made 2,000gns, going to the same buyer.
Averages: 14 bulls, £3,878 (-£3,105); 6 heifers, £1,890 (-£15)