Despite another lockdown, the dispersal of the Aidansfield pedigree Salers herd at United Auctions' Stirling centre, met a buoyant trade as more producers look to easy calving females.

The sale, staged on behalf of the late Conor Colgan, Lowick, Northumberland, attracted strong support with UA's restricted viewing at the market and the new webcam online bidding facility.

Main buyer was Northampton-based breeder, Peter Burbage of Oakfields Farm, who also bought the lead priced lot at 5500gns in the six-year-old stock bull, Cleuchhead Kingpin. He is by Drumlegagh Brandon and was bred by Rob and Kath Livesey.

The rising three-year-old stock bull, Tolquhon Napoleon, sold next at 5000gns to JM Aitken, Carlopshill, Penicuik.

Lead female at 3100gns was the five-year-old cow, Lowick Hall Granada, purchased by Murray Lyle, Mid Cambushinnie, Dunblane. She is by Tolquhon Trafalgar and sold due with her third.

A flying trade throughout saw 88 in-calf cows average just shy of £2000; 42 in-calf heifers at £2231 and 15 yearlings at £1600

For full report see this week's Scottish Farmer