Saler record bro­ken

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - COUNTRYSIDE -

For the sec­ond year in a row a new breed record price for Salers was set at Wal­lets Marts, Cas­tle Dou­glas when the Saler Cat­tle So­ci­ety’s staged their 26th an­nual show and sale on Satur­day.

At the show, which was held on Fri­day, judge Michael Durno from Au­chorachan, Glen­livet, picked out Bac­ardi Leg­end shown by Roy and Adam Crock­ett from Dean­foot, Den­holm, Haw­ick as over­all cham­pion.

And the bull lived up to his name and set the new record price of 15,000gns to John Martin from Swin­lees, Dalry, Ayr­shire.

This May 2016 born bull, which is by top sire Gul­liver and out of a home bred mother by a home bred dam, was also the ju­nior cham­pion as well as the bull cham­pion.

Robin An­der­son, Wal­lets man­ag­ing di­rec­tor and se­nior auc­tion­eer, said the pop­u­lar­ity of th­ese ex­cel­lent French-bred cat­tle as suck­ler re­place­ments was now firmly es­tab­lished.

He said:“This sale was at­tended by both buy­ers and breed­ers from Aberdeen to Corn­wall and Wales to both North­ern and South­ern Ire­land re­sult­ing in what was prob­a­bly the strong­est over­all trade ex­pe­ri­enced to date.”

The sec­ond top price of the day came late in the sale when there was a flurry of ac­tiv­ity with four bulls all go­ing for more than 7,000gns.

The leader was the se­nior bull Cuil King, a three-year-old shown by Colin McC­ly­mont of Cuil Farm, Pal­nure, New­ton Ste­wart, which reached 7,800gns with the suc­cess­ful bid com­ing from Jamie McIn­tyre and Son, Mil­ton Culler­lie, Echt, Westhill, Aberdeen­shire.

Two bulls made 7,200gns, the first was Drum­le­gagh Kurt, a three-year-old se­nior bull which was a sec­ond prizewin­ner, shown by Messrs J&EA El­liott from New­ton­stew­art, North­ern Ire­land. He was pur­chased by Mr J Wright, Milk­house, 9 breed record The Clachan, Barr, Gir­van.

The other was the sec­ond prizewin­ning ju­nior bull Kaim­burn Laser shown byEdgarston Trad­ing from Camp­town, Jed­burgh, and bought by the Milne Fam­ily from North Bethel­nie, Old­mel­drum, In­verurie.

The cham­pion and top priced fe­male came from Messrs Walling of Farm­stock Ge­net­ics, Over Whitelaw Farm, Lin­den, Selkirk which sold for for 3,300gns to Mr W K Blair, Park­head Cot­tage, Kilry, Blair­gowrie.

The com­mer­cial sec­tion of the sale saw an un­prece­dented trade with in-calf heifers sell­ing to £1850 for a pair from R A Austin, Bore­land of Girthon, Gate­house of Fleet and £1850 for a pen of bulling heifers from Colin McC­ly­mont,

Cuil. Sale av­er­ages, pedi­gree sec­tion: 15 bulls: £5810 (+ £1048); 17 pedi­gree in-calf heifers: £2501.47 (- £152); four pedi­gree bulling heifers: £2221.25 (+ £376).

Com­mer­cial sec­tion: 21 in-calf heifers: £1733.33 (N/C); 165 bulling heifers and heifer stirks£1372.56 (+ £104).

Sale leader The 15,000gn bull from Roy and Adam Crock­ett set a new

Sec­ond top price Colin McC­ly­mont’s bull from Cuil Farm, Pal­nure, made 7,800gns

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