This year’s Stirling Bull Sales on Monday 23rd October 2023, two Salers bulls sold at joint top price of 4000gns, with a sale average of £4,200 which succeeded October -2022’s sale with the average of £3,832.
First in the ring selling for 4000gns was our overall Champion Lot 204 Drumsleed Rowan Polled from G.& M. Smith, Rowan is a polled Whitebog Convener sired son born in September-2021 out of Rigel Dimont Blk Poll. He sold to Messrs Chambers from Newton Mearns, Glasgow.
Up next also selling for 4000gns was Gill & Malcolm Pye’s Lot 207 Rednock Saint a April-2022 born bull sired by Baron and out of a home bred cow Rednock Coco. Rednock Saint sold to Messrs Johnstone, Kirkwhelpington, Northumberland.
The pre-sale show was judged on Sunday 22 October 2023 by Society President Mr Tom Walling who farms with his brother Ian at Over Whitelaw Farm Selkirk. They run a herd of about 80 pedigree Salers cows and followers on 500 acres, with an additional 200 acres rented grazing. They also have a small herd of around 20 Shorthorns and a flock of 900 Lleyn ewes. The farm lies between 700’ and 1000’ above sea level so the hardy, easy management Salers make this the obvious breed to produce a low-cost good calf for both the pedigree and commercial markets.
1st & Overall Champion- Lot 204 Drumsleed Rowan Polled – G.&M Smith
2nd & Reserve Overall Champion – Lot 206 Rednock Storm – Gill & Malcolm Pye
3rd- Lot 207 Rednock Saint – Gill & Malcolm Pye
4th- Lot 203 Rigel Robocop Poll – Rigel Pedigree
Overall Champion- Lot 204 Drumsleed Rowan Polled – G.&M Smith – 4,000gns
Lot 207 Rednock Saint – Gill & Malcolm Pye – 4,000gns