A Beef Shorthorn heifer record was smashed when John Elliot, Roxburgh Mains, Kelso, sold his best for 15,000gns at United Auctions' Stirling Bull Sales.

The sale leader, Elliot Miss Lea is a daughter of Sull Cyclone, and out of Crawfdown Miss Lea, which goes back to WHR Sonny. This unique female line comes from Canada, when it was knocked down to the Evans and Price family, of the Llwynhywel herd, Llanilar.

Females met a roaring trade throughout, with 52 animals selling to average £3543.75, up a whopping £1103.75 on the year, whilst the seven bulls balanced out at £4410.00.

David and Rosemary Dickie also had a field day when they dispersed their Knockenjig herd, to a top price of 11,000gns. The heifer, Knockenjig Duchess is sired by Meonside Ganster, out of a home-bred dam, and is in calf to Leonard of Upsall. This topper sold to Gates Farming, Rosemore Manor, Summerby, Coldoverton.

A further two five-figure prices were achieved within the dispersal to help the 20 cows and calves average £5360.25, nine heifers level at £5401.67 and the four Knockenjig young bulls balanced out at £4068.75.

For the full report and pictures see this weeks The Scottish Farmer.