Despite averages for all females being back on last year’s inaugural event, a brisk trade throughout saw lots disperse widely across the UK at the Cadzow Bros second production sale of Luings at Oban.

Rising two-year-old pure-bred heifers in calf to a variety of Luing genetics for spring sold to a top of £2730 paid by I McKie, buying for his Lanton herd from Northumberland.

More than half of the in-calf females traded for more than £2000, with the majority going to pedigree homes.

Similarly, rising three-year-old heifers, in calf to different bulls for the spring peaked at £1680 when selling to R McCarlie.

Bulling heifers hit a top of £1470 to Mark Thomson of John Lawrie Tillyrie Ltd.

Isle of Luing bulls have been the foundation of many Luing herds throughout the UK and males sold to £6300 for Luing Yanis, a Lochbroom Talisker son, bred from an Ardlarach female. He was purchased by Neil McGowan of Incheoch, Alyth.

Luing Yankee, another by Talisker, made £5775 selling to Messrs Atkinson.

Cows with autumn calves at foot, were also in demand, with a top price of £2100 to Blarghour Farm, while mixed age cows, back in calf to a Luing proved stickier selling to £1890 to AJ Lambie.

Lot 52, a roan bulling heifer by Luing Wyvis, sold in aid of My Name’s Doddie Foundation, was purchased by society chairman Mark Thomson for his Tillyrie herd at Kinross, for £1200.

averages: 17 bulling heifers, £1322; eight cows with calves at foot, £1208; 39 in-calf two-year-old heifers, £1936; four three-year-old in-calf heifers, £1733; 10 mixed aged in-calf cows, £1103; seven bulls, £4380. Overall, 85 lots, £1838.

Auctioneers: United Auctions.