Saler bulls sold to a top of 5800gns at Stirling Bull Sales. A total of 16 bulls sold to an average of £3,754 (this includes animals sold out of the ring).
Top price went to two lots.
Lot 7, From J Pirie, Kingussie - Chapelpark Hawk, this April 2013 born bull was calf at foot of Chapelpark Una at the Royal Highland Show 2013, Una took the female Salers Champion and reserve overall. Hawk sired by Chapelpark Arron is a big powerful bull.
Lot 15 From A MacKenzie, Fortrose - Whitebog Iain born June 2013 is a Seawell Diplomat son out of Whitebog Tilli, one of four bulls put forward from Whitebog Salers, Fortrose
Females were in demand with top price of 2700gns going to lot 26 from S & R Hallos, Ripponden, W Yorkshire - Beeston Hall Gorgeous, a two year old heifer in calf to Beeston Hall Fin (Salers Society Bull of the Year 2014).
Eleven females sold to an average of £2,100.
Overall, a good show of Salers and a good sale. Farmers are looking at the rewards of easy calving and good growth offered by the Salers breed for both pedigree and commercial cattle.
Class 1 Senior Bulls
1st, Whitebog Irn-Bru, Whitebog Salers (sold for 4.500gns)
2nd, Rigel Quest (Poll), Rigel Pedigree (sold for 4,500gns)
3rd, Rigel Amos, Rigel Pedigree (sold for 3,000gns)
Class 2 Junior Bulls
1st, Whitebog Itsumbull, Whitebog Salers (sold for 4,800gns)
2nd, Drumsleed Exclusive, G & M Smith (sold for 3,000gns)
3rd, Cumbrian Jolly (Poll), Farmstock Genetics (sold for 1,800gns)
Class 3 Junior Bulls
1st, Whitebog Irn-Bru, Whitebog Salers (sold for 4,500gns)
2nd, Whitebog Invoice, Whitebog Salers (sold for 4,200gns)
3rd, Whitebog Iain, Whitebog Salers (sold for £5,800gns)
Class 4 Females
1st, Cumbrian Jaconde 587, Farmstock Genetics (sold for 2,500gns)
2nd, Cumbrian Pearl 643, Farmstock Genetics (sold for 2,500gns)
3rd, Beeston Hall Gorgeous, Beeston Hall Salers (sold for 2,700gns)