Major Gibb and his daughter, Catriona, continued on their winning ways amongst the females, selling the lead priced heifer at 4600gns.

The duo from Glenisla, Blairgowrie, topped the trade with the in-calf heifer, Glenisla Desiree, a July 2018-born roan by the 12,000gns Millerston Jamboree, out of previous home-bred Desiree female by Glenisla Drum Major. She sold due in July to the Chapelton Glenclova-sired, Glenisla Munro, to A and C Farms, Langham, Rutland, after standing second in her class.

The champion, Uppermill Broadhooks Bang, a rising red and white two-year-old and one of the first heifers to be sold by Glenisla Jackpot, sold next at 3200gns for Northern Ireland breeder, James Porter. She is bred from the Uppermill Gladiator-sired cow, Uppermill Broadhooks Bubbles 2 GP83 and sold served to Trunley China, down to Derbyshire to E Darlington, Roundhill Farm, Quarmford, Buxton.

Aberdeenshire breeders, Ross and Kirsty Williams, Upper Tullochbeg, Huntly, bought the reserve champion at 3000gns. This was Duncan McDowell’s Castlemount Matrix Matilda, a July 2018-born heifer that was senior female champion at the Stars of the Future for the herd from Newtownards, Co Down, Northern Ireland. She is by Elliot Matrix and bred from Craifaddock Matilda 14.

Donald Biggar’s Chapelton Duchess, a 22-month-old roan heifer from Grange, Castle Douglas, also made 3000gns. She is by Crichton Paddy, out of a previous home-bred Duchess by Glenisla Banqo and sold served to Balnabroich Kermit, to AE and AJ Thornber, Calf Hey, Barksiland, Halifax.

Overall, eight Beef Shorthorn heifers sold to average £2690.