YOUNG Richard Davidson, Corsairtly, Keith, came up trumphs at United Auctions' Young Farmers Overwintering competition at Huntly, last week, winning not only the overall championship with a Limousin cross bullock, but also the award for the best stocksperson.
DESPITE the increased entries, Simmental cattle breeders enjoyed a buoyant demand at the National Spring Show and Sale, at Carlisle, last week, where bull averages rose by more than £200 per head and for almost double the number sold compared to the same event in 2014.
A 616kg Charolais cross heifer from Monzie Farms, Crieff, stood reserve champion at the pre-sale show, and secured the lead price of £1530 at United Auctions annual Perth Show and Sale at Stirling on Monday.
A great show of pedigree Brown Swiss cattle at Jonny Lochhead's Kedar on-farm sale met a good solid demand peaking at 4100gns on two occasions with buyers forward from as far afield as Pembrokeshire and Northern Ireland.
FATHER and son team, John and William McMordie, of Ballygowan, County Down, led the bull entry at the Hereford Cattle Society spring sale at Hereford, on Tuesday, with sales at 10,800gns, 10,500gns and 8200gns.
IT was a bumper day for the Wilson family and their Warnelview herd from Wood Farm, Thursby, last week, as they led the way at the annual spring show and sale of pedigree Holstein and British Friesian bulls, at Carlisle.