BREED society vice president, Des Kelly, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland, forked out the highest disclosed price of £7000 at the annual on-farm sale of Hereford bulls at Mains of Airies, Kirkcolm, Stranraer.

The sale of 40 outwintered, unpampered, rising two-year-old bulls, staged on behalf of John Douglas and family was conducted by C and D Auctions, and was led by Ervie Advance 162151 a son of Ervie L1 Achiever, out of a Lisette cow.

Overall, 31 bulls sold to average £2470 with volume buyers being Glenapp Estate, South Ayrshire who purchased 10.