Averages: Luings – 74 bulling heifers, £1259. Sim Luing – 40 in-calf heifers, £1827; 32 bulling heifers, £1332.

The champion pair of heifers at the Luing Cattle Society's autumn sale at United Auctions' Stirling centre, went on to top the sale at 1900gns.

The heifers, two bulling entries from Billy and Andrew Renwick, Blackhouse, Yarrow, were selected by the judge, Andrew Marchant, Clonhie, Thornhill, and sold to Professor WA Penny, Harehead. Blackhouse also produced the lead average selling 14 Luing bulling heifers at £1553.

Luing heifer calves peaked at 750gns for a pen of three from N Horsfall, Rannoch, purchased by H J Harbinson, Dyke Farm, Falkirk.

In-calf Luing heifers sold to 1550gns for an entry from A Waugh, Walls, selling to Messrs Barr, Braidland, Stewarton.

Sim-Luings were topped at 2400gns for a pair from Robert McNee, Benhar, purchased by C Thomson, West Tulloch, Midmar, Aberdeenshire. Benhar sold 14 in-calf Sim-Luing in-calf heifers at £2258.

Leading the bulling heifer section of the Sim Luings at 1550gns, James Foster, The Riddings, Bolton Abbey, bought the best from MG Halligan and AC Bruke, Stewarton, who sold four bullers to average £1654.

HERD averages

Herd (No) Average (£)

Luing bulling heifers

Blackhouse (14) 1553

Nunnerie (16) 1483

Craigdarroch (11) 1394

Glenlyon (5) 1292

Philiphaugh (4) 1273

Sim-Luing in-calf heifers

East Bracklinn (12) 1824

Finglass (8) 1496

MLURI (6) 1269

Sim-Luing bulling heifers

Stewarton (4) 1654

Tillyrie (7) 1463

Philiphaugh (8) 1437

Lammermuir (4) 1391