A NEW BREED RECORD!
Salers continue their popularity with breeders, 10 bulls sold through the ring to an average £6,983, up £1,895 on the year.
Achieving top prices of 12,000gns, a new breed record was set by two bulls:-
Drumaglea Kingpin 2 from P. Boyd, Isle of Tiree, sold to The McClymonts of Cuil, Palnure, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire.
Kingpin 2, born 13/4/15, sired by Sancy out of Drumaglea Alice is a powerful bull full of presence.
DRUMAGLEA KINGPIN 2
Whitebog Kracker from A. MacKenzie, Ross-shire, sold to Salers breeder P.M. and S.M. Donger, Towcester, Northants.
Kracker, born 16/7/15, was sired by Seawell Diplomat out of homebred Whitebog Tilli.
At 10,000gns was the overall male champion, Whitebog Kipper from Messrs MacKenzie, he will travel to Newton Stewart but to the McCornick family.
Kipper, born 16/7/15, is sired by Whitebog Sandy out of Whitebog Emily.
Reserve Champion went to Strathallan Kondyke from Murray Lyle, Dunblane, who sold to R Cunnighame, Isle of Islay, Argyll for 5,000gns.
Klondyke, born 4/4/15, is sired by Cleuchhead Chief out of Cleuchhead Carat 12th.
Those bulls not sold via the ring did find homes afterwards bar one, so had a 94% clearance on the day.
In the females, seven bulling heifers sold to average £1,905, down £125 on the year and peaking at 2,000gns twice. The rest of the heifers bar one sold outside the ring.
Judge Liam Muir, Kirkwall, Orkney
Class 1 – Bulls born on or between 30 March 2014 & 9 March 2015
1st Rigel Orleans, Rigel Pedigree, Yarm, N Yorkshire (4500gns)
2nd Corrichie Farquhar, JC McIntyre & Son, Westhill, Aberdeenshire (3500gns)
3rd Drumaglea Juicer, P Boyd, Isle of Tiree (5000gns)
4th Rigel Tiberius Poll, Rigel Pedigree, Yarm, North Yorkshire (2800gns)
Class 2 – Bulls born on or between 10 March & 16 June 2015
1st Strathallan Klondyke, M Lyle, Dunblane, Perthshire (5000gns)
2nd Whitebog Krone, A MacKenzie, Fortrose, Ross-Shire (5000gns)
3rd Darnford Keene, D Watson, Banchory, Aberdeenshire (7000gns)
4th Drumaglea Kingpin 2, P Boyd, Isle of Tiree (12000gns)
5th Whitebog King Tut, A MacKenzie, Fortrose, Ross-Shire (4000gns)
Class 3 – Bulls born on or after 17 June 2015
1st Whitebog Kipper, A MacKenzie, Fortrose, Ross-Shire (10000gns)
2nd Whitebog Kracker, A MacKenzie, Fortrose, Ross-Shire (12000gns)
3rd Beeston Hall Kev, S & R Hallos, Ripponden, West Yorkshire (3500gns)
4th Whitebog Kick-Ass, A MacKenzie, Fortrose, Ross-Shire (no sale)
5th Drumaglea Keystone, P Boyd, Isle of Tiree (4000gns)
Overall Champion – Whitebog Kipper, A MacKenzie, Fortrose,
Reserve Champion – Strathallan Klondyke, M Lyle, Dunblane, Perthshire