Sold through Lawrie and Symington, Lanark on 13/10/09, a pen of ten pure Salers bullocks from Benson Wemyss, Edston, Peebles, weighing 274kgs. at 6 ½ months of age sold to a top price of £680 per head or £2.48 per kg, an average dwg of 1.3kg.
This was achieved straight off their mothers, grazing hill ground at 1600ft, and with limited creep feed for only four weeks prior to the sale. They outsold their Lim x calves of the same age on the same day by 10p per kg.
All calves were sired by Mossfennan VIP, their main stock bull, whose calves have sold at top prices per kg at local markets since purchasing him from Gateshaw in 2006. He is also the sire of many of their best females retained in the herd.