Pedigree female Salers were in high demand at the 29th Premier sale of pedigree and commercial Salers at Wallets Marts, Castle Douglas on Saturday 7th November 2020.
Mr Patrick Boyd led both the pedigree male and female sale. First with Drumaglea Nymph, a May 2018 born heifer, in calf to Cantal, sired by Bronson and out of Drumaglea Arabella. Her dam also produced Drumaglea Kes who sold at Stirling for 12,000gns. Drumaglea Nymph found her new home at Trayboyack Salers owned by A & J Wright based at Pinmore Mains, Ayrshire.
Rednock Estate added four females to their Stirlingshire based herd. Drumaglea Naomi an April 2018 born heifer by Halley out of Cumbrian Rouge 472 was secured at 4000gns, Drumaglea Nubile another Halley sired female born in May 2018 out of a Ringo sired dam, joined Rednock for 3400gns. Gill & Malcolm Pye also purchased Drumaglea Nevus, a September 2018 heifer in-calf to Django for 3000gns and paid 2800gns for Drumaglea Nougatine again another Halley sired daughter this time out of the milky dam, Drumaglea Kay.
Topping the Cuil production females was Cuil Nesta a November 2018 born female by Knottown Nector out of Cuil Daisy and guaranteed in-calf to Cuil Nero. Nesta heads home to Cammock Salers owned by Niall & Katie Blair.
Andrew Tullie bought Drumaglea Nippy and John Martin & Sons bought Drumaglea Nan both paying 3600gns each. D Anderson, Strocherie Farm purchased the second highest price Cuil production female, with Cuil Nadia an October 2018 born female out of Cuil Gin, making 3100gns.
Trayboyack Salers purchased a Halley sired female, Drumaglea Nimbale born in May 2018 and in-calf to Baron for 2800gns and Northern Ireland breeder David Boyd secured two Cuil heifers at 2400gns and 2600gns respectively for Cuil Natalie and Cuil Needy for his Knockagh herd.
The final Drumaglea heifer from a line that goes back to Vendee was sold to Mr A Henry, Knockallan for 2200gns.
13 females sold with 100% clearance at an average of 3408gns / £3578.08 and increase of £1189.33 on 2019.
Trayboyack Salers had to bid to 10,000 guineas to secure their pick of the bulls Drumaglea Nuggett, a Halley sired son born in September 2018, out of Drumaglea Chelsea. Nuggett joined the two Drumaglea females Nymph and Nimbale on the short journey home to Ayrshire.
N & D Austin, Boreland of Girthon purchased Cuil Oslo for 6000gns. Oslo was sired by Drumaglea Kingpin, out of Cuil Flo and took the second highest bull price of the day.
Jack Sleigh and Sons sold Tolquhon Napoleon a Sligo Ohmy son to Conor Colgan of Aidansfield Salers for 5500gns and Murray Lyle sold Strathallan Optimal a Seamore Kawasaki sired bull to John Mitchell for 4000gns. Seamore Kawasaki was also the sire of the Breed Champion at Stirling Bull Sales, February 2020.
Mr D Grant, Kirriemuir headed home with Rigel Nebraksa Poll a May 2018 born Rigel Byron Poll son for 3800gns. Donald Gilder, Cheltenham purchased Rednock Otto Poll for 3700gns, whose sire Rednock Lagerfeld was placed 1st at the Royal Highland Show.
The Aitken’s at Carlopshills took home Drumaglea Napoleon for 3500gns and William and Michael Aitken purchased Drumaglea Neptune for 3400gns for their herd at Scotstounbank, Blythe Bridge.
D Brown selected Cumbrian Odeon Poll for his females at home at Mosshead, Lockerbie for 3000gns and Angus Fettes of Essil Salers purchased Kaimburn Ozzie and Bacardi Orly for 2000gns each.
11 bulls sold with a clearance of 84.62% and averaged 4263gns / £4476.82, up £268.07 on 2019.
Mr J Wright of Trayboyack Salers had been asked judge the commercial pens of four Salers or more and his Champion and winner of the Willie Davidson Memorial Trophy along with his Reserve Champion ticket both went to Colin McClymont and family for Lots 6 and Lots 4 respectively. The McClymont’s also topped the commercial bulling heifers’ section, realising £1820.
Leading the in-calf heifer section was A R Lee of Lumbylaw who sold four in-calf heifers to J R Graham for £2000 apiece.
32 in-calf heifers were sold at an average of £1554.69 and 168 bulling heifers were sold at an average of £1165.60.
Finally, in the absence of a show and the normal presentation dinner, a special announcement was made in the sale ring. Vice-Chair of the Salers Cattle Society of the UK Andrew Sleigh, awarded fellow Council Member, breeder and exhibitor, Alan Howatson the coveted Cuil Salver donated by the McClymont family in recognition of the enormous contribution made by a member to inspire, encourage and promote the Salers breed and the Society.