Salers peak at 8,000gns at Stirling Bull Sales
The trend for unrivalled, easy calving Salers bulls with strong growth rates continued to flourish at Stirling Bull Sales, May 2022 where six out of the seven bulls forward, peaked at 8,000gns, giving an average of £5163, up £613 on 2021 with a clearance rate of 86%.
The judge for the weekend was Mr Andrew Waugh, Kilnstown Salers. He and his family farm 1000 acres at Kilnstown and neighbouring farm, The Park, in Bewcastle, Cumbria and a further 100 acres at Irthing House at Gilsland, Northumberland. They run around 30 pedigree Galloway cows, 40 Salers X Galloways cows, and 40 Lim X Salers x Galloways cows. Limousin bulls are used over the crossbred cows and Salers bulls cross over some of the Galloways and most of the heifers are kept for breeding.
Topping the trade for the day was the Overall Champion, Strathallan Petrous from Mr D. Murray Lyle, Dunblane who was brought out by Mr Robbie McNeill. Strathallan Petrous was a May 2020 born Seamore Kawasaki son, who also sired the Strathallan bred, February 2020 Stirling Bull Sales Champion, he was purchased by J & A McColl, Braco, Dunblane.
Claiming the Reserve Overall Champion title was Gerald & Morag Smith from Drumsleed with Drumsleed Puma Blk the youngest bull in the Salers section born on 2 October 2020 and sired by Whitebog Convener. Drumsleed Puma Blk was purchased by the Scottish Government Bull Stud for 3,000gns.
The second highest price for a Salers bull was 6,800gns for Mr David Watson’s, Darnford Producer, a Seawell Kitemark son born in June 2020 and out of Darnford May went home to Glenkiln Farms, Dumfries.
Rigel Pedigree realised 4,200gns for Rigel Pacifique Poll, out of Cleuchhead Gentle 1241 and sired by Rigel Mycroft Poll. Pacifique Poll was purchased by J & A McColl, Dunblane. From the same home Rigel Prospero Blk Poll was purchased for 4,000gns by M A Bell, Dumbarton, this homozygous polled bull born in March 2020 was sired by Rigel Drambuie Poll, out of Rigel Ophelia Poll.
Gill & Malcolm Pye, of Rednock Estate sold the Drumaglea Kes sired son, Rednock Puccini for 3,500gns to Mr T Coghill, Muce, Orkney.
Class 17 – bulls born between 20 March and 11 July 2020
1st & Overall Champion – Strathallan Petrous, from D. Murray Lyle
2nd – Rigel Prospero Blk Poll from Rigel Pedigree
3rd – Darnford Producer from David Watson
4th -Rednock Puccini from Gill & Malcolm Pye
5th – Rigel Pacific Poll from Rigel Pedigree
Class 18 – bulls born after 12 July 2020
1st & Reserve Overall Champion – Drumsleed Puma Blk
2nd – Rednock Pegasus Poll
|Lot||Animal Name||Price (gns)||Buyer||Address|
|888||Rigel Pacifique Poll||4200||J & A McColl||Braco, Dunblane|
|889||Rednock Puccini||3500||G T & S Coghill||Birsay, Orkney|
|890||Rigel Prospero Blk Poll||4000||M A Bell||Cardross, Dumbarton|
|891||Strathallan Petrous||8000||J Shennan & Sons||Girvan, Ayrshire|
|893||Darnford Producer||6800||Glenkiln Farms||Crocketford, Dumfries|
|898||Drumsleed Puma Blk||3000||Scottish Government Bull Stud||Essich Road, Inverness|