The February sale of Salers took place at United Auctions, Stirling Bull Sales, on Sunday 28th February 2021, which saw Salers bulls sell to a top price of 9,500gns with a further two realising 7500gns and 7200gns. 12 bulls sold to average £4856.25 (+ £26.25 on the year), with a 86% clearance rate. The event was held under strict COVID-19 restrictions where all attendees wore face masks and adhered to the 2m social distancing regulations. The parade and the sale were streamed live via the United Auctions webcam and online bidding facilities were available.
Sale leader at 9,500gns was Marwood Orlando a March 2019 born bull from R A & J Blyth, Elwick, County Durham. This bull was out of the Marwood herds best Salers cow, Marwood Jellybaby, who they described as having, “a super temperament, of medium frame, easy fleshed with a healthy bag of milk”. Orlando is also the last progeny available by the sire, Seawell Gambler who has done extremely well for the herd. Marwood Orlando heads to the home of Mr J Shennan of Girvan, Ayrshire.
Second top price was 7,500gns for Gill and Malcolm Pye’s, August 2019 born bull Rednock Oregon who was sired by the 12,000gns bull Drumaglea Kes and out of one of their top female lines, he sold to Crudie Farming Co., Arbroath, Angus.
Judith and Pat Boyd, Drumaglea, Isle of Tiree sold Drumaglea Outstanding, a well-muscled bull sired by Django and out of Drumaglea Blusher, a Variegeois bred cow, for 7,200gns to John Mitchell, Rumbletonrig, Greenlaw.
At 5200gns, Gill and Malcolm Pye sold Rednock Odin, a March 2019 bull sired by Rigel Officer who is in the top 5% of the breed for growth, to Mr A Young, of Girvan Mains, Ayrshire. Following closely behind for the Rednock Team at 4,000gns was Rednock Onyx, a thick fleshy bull and full brother to the top priced May 2019 Stirling Bull Sale Champion, Rednock Mercury. Onyx goes to the home of W S Howat, Cupar, Fife.
Two bulls realised 3500gns, the first was Judith and Pat Boyd’s, Drumaglea Oreo, a Sancy son out of an excellent female breeder Cumbrian Rouge 472 he sold to J Martin, Swinlees, Dalry, and next was Gerald and Morag Smith’s Drumsleed Olympus, sired by a homebred bull Drumsleed Figaro by Gulliver and out of Rednock Theresa Poll, Olympus was secured by I Dickson, Scalpsie Farm, Isle of Bute.
Drumaglea Oliver by the meaty Champion Bronson and out of the tall, traditional, milky cow Drumaglea Wilma was purchased for 3,200 gns by W & N Lawrence, Blackpotts, Ellon and at the same money Drumsleed Olympic, a Rigel Kurt son out of Drumsleed Grace heads to G T & S Coghill, Muce, Orkney.
John Mitchell, Rumbletonrig, Greenlaw, purchased his second bull of the day for 3000gns. Niall and Katie Blair’s, Cammock Octavia, a January 2019 born bull, out of the lovely dam Beeston Hall Hattie who produced the joint top priced Salers bull in Stirling Bull Sales, October 2018. Edgerston Trading (2006) Ltd also realised 3000gns for Kaimburn Oscar, a May 2019 born, Bacardi Ladysman son out of a Oaklands Hispanic who sold to W Stevenson, Auchenflower, Ayrshire.
The second bull from Cammock Salers from Niall and Katie Blair, Cammock Orion was purchased by W S L Muir, Stenness, Orkney for 2700gns.
|Lot No.||Guineas||Ini||Buyer Address|
|Lot 172||2700gns||W S L Muir||STENNESS,ORKNEY|
|Lot 173||3000gns||John Mitchell & Co||RUMBLETONRIG, BERWICKSHIRE|
|Lot 174||3200gns||W & N Lawrence||BLACKPOTS, ABERDEENSHIRE|
|Lot 176||9500gns||James Shennan & Sons||KNOCKGERRAN FARM,AYRSHIRE|
|Lot 177||3200gns||G T & S Coghill||MUCE, ORKNEY|
|Lot 179||5200gns||Andrew B Young||GIRVAN MAINS,AYRSHIRE|
|Lot 183||7200gns||John Mitchell & Co||RUMBLETONRIG, BERWICKSHIRE|
|Lot 185||3000gns||W Stevenson & Co||AUCHENFLOWER, AYRSHIRE|
|Lot 188||3500gns||J Martin & Son||SWINLEES, AYRSHIRE|
|Lot 189||3500gns||Firm of I Dickson||SCALPSIE FARM, ISLE OF BUTE|
|Lot 190||4000gns||W S Howat||KINNAIRD, FIFE|
|Lot 193||7500gns||Crudie Farming Co||CRUDIE FARM,ANGUS,|