Aberdeenshire breeders, Neil and Mark Tonley, Mains of Tonley, Alford, provided the star attractions amongst the Angus heifers, selling the four highest priced lots to include the champion at 3100gns.

Supreme was the April 2018-born Tonley Eyrie, a daughter of Warrenho Emperor bred from the Blelack Evor-sired Tonley Eyrie which sold last year for 2500gns. She changed hands six months in calf to Tonley Pato, to Allan Moore, Drummond, Evanton, Dingwall.

Matching that 3100gns sale was a draft entry from the father and son team when Tonley Emiline, an October 2018-born maiden sold to William Robertson, Mid Fodderletter, Ballindalloch. A daughter of Cheeklaw Black Boris, she is bred from the Tonley Pepe-sired Tonley Emiline.

Her July 2018-born herd mate, Tonley Fiona, by the same sire but bred from the Aberan DMM Decision daughter Tonley Fiona, made 3000gns selling free of the bull to Neil and Graeme Massie, Blelack, Dinnet, Aboyne.

Also making 3000gns was Tonley Vine, a 22-month-old heifer bred from a previous home-bred Dalrene Cruz-sired Vine that is still going strong at 16 years of age, and by Deveron Leggat. She headed back up to Aberdeenshire, six months in calf to Tonley Ezra, with D Skinner, Windyhills, Meikle Wartle, Inverurie.

Two heifers made 2500gns with the first being Alistair Clark and sons, Brian and Alistair’s Duncanziemere Proud Ilena, a May 2018-born entry, from Avisyard, New Cumnock. She is by Carruthers Grenadier, last year’s male champion at the Highland Show that has bred sons to 14,000gns and sold to Dingwall breeder, Allan Moore.

Minutes later, Cheshire breeder, Owen Tunney, Manor Farm, Cuddington, received the same money for Morpheus Laura, an 18-month-old heifer by Ankonian Elixir, out of Haughton Lola. Northern Ireland breeders, C and K Marshall, Waterloo, Ahoghill, Co Antrim, were the final bidders. Overall, 15 heifers averaged £2307.