Aberdeen Angus breeders enjoyed the best of the day's trading at the Bull Sales at Stirling, attracting the top two prices at 25,000gns and 17,000gns.

United Auctions' sale of Angus, Beef Shorthorn, Lincoln Red and Limousin, saw prices peak at 25,000gns for the Trustees of the Late Gordon Brooke's Linton Gilbertines Elgin, a Rawburn Enigma-sired bull brought out by Johnny Elliot and stockman Iain Campbell. A full brother to the 30,000gns Rawburn Emblem, this senior bull was knocked down to Ewan Brewis, Eastfield of Lempitlaw, Kelso.

Just behind on 17,000gns, John and Marion Tilson and daughter Wanda Hobbs, sold Wedderlie Bright Man, a junior bull by Wedderlie Timaru, all the way down to Glympton Estates, Oxfordshire.

Beef Shorthorn bulls peaked at 15,000gns for the junior and overall champion, Podehole Landmark, an April 2017-born entry from Charles and Sally Horrell and son Harry, Peterborough. A son of Knockenjig Hercules he sold to Gates Farms

At 13,000gns, Gerald Turton, Upsall, Thirsk, sold the senior champion, Leonard of Upsall, a Dingo of Upsall-sired bull brought out by George and Maureen McCulloch, to David and Rosemary Dickie buying for their Knockenjig herd from Sanquhar.

The Limousin breed enjoyed the highest clearance rate with 80% of those forward finding new homes, and 59 bulls cashing in at £4600 from lead prices of 11,500gns and 11,000gns paid for black bulls from Mrs Mary Fotheringham, daughter Hazel and her husband Robert McNee, Over Finlarg, Dundee.

The dearest, Westhall Norris, a June 2017-born black bull by Westhall Jammy, was purchased by D Walker and Sons, Camregan, Girvan, while Westhall Nathan, by the same sire, made 11,000gns when knocked down to Peter and Murray Alexander, Mains of Mause, Blairgowrie.

Andrew Mylius' Fife-based St Fort herd enjoyed the best of the Lincoln Red trading selling the two top bulls at 6000gns and 5500gns, with St Fort Warrior leading the way. He is by St Ford Squire, a Norton Beau-sired bull sold privately, and headed home with Balcaskie Farms, Anstruther, Fife.

By the end of the day 88 Aberdeen Angus bulls sold to a top of 25,000gns to average £5887, up £141 on the year, with a clearance of 74%. The Beef Shorthorn breed sold 41 bulls to a lead of 15,000gns to average £4676, down £1127, with a 58% clearance and 59 Limousins were sold to average £4600, down £1214, with an 80% and a top price of 11,500gn.

Females were topped at 6000gns on two occasions by an Aberdeen Angus from Ken and Margaret Howie, Cairnton and a Beef Shorthorn from the Biggar Family, Castle Douglas.

For full report and pictures see this week's Scottish Farmer.