Demand for Beltex shearling tups almost matched supply at the two-day premier sale held at Carlisle, and breeders headed home more than happy with increased averages for more sold.
The 50th annual sale of pedigree Luing cattle was staged by Wallets Marts, Castle Douglas, in conjunction with the Luing Cattle Society.
The newly branded LiveScot event, held at Lanark Market on Saturday, was hailed a triumph by exhibitors and spectators alike, with the primestock spectacle enjoying a strong turnout of both.
Saturday’s Stars of the Future show at Stirling Agricultural Centre turned out to be a first-class day for Limousin breeders Ian and Wendy Callion from Bolfornought near Stirling.
The Saturday at the 2015 Royal Highland Show is not a day that will easily be forgotten for Forfar father and son Alastair and Graeme Fraser.
A “truly awesome” stallion stormed to an easy win during the 2015 Royal Highland qualifier for the Cuddy equestrian supreme.
There was a drop in averages in the Aberdeen-Angus ring at Stirling Bull Sales, with society chief executive Ron McHattie blaming the last 11 months of depressed beef prices for a drop in the average of more than £1,000 on the year.
Limousin bulls sold to 10,500gns on Tuesday evening at the Stirling Bull Sales.
A combination of top quality stock and perfect weather conditions ensured a busy and upbeat crowd around the sheep rings on the first day of the Highland.
The cattle interbreed line-up at Doune and Dunblane Show, judged by Colin Wight, Carwood, Biggar, was a high-quality affair.