Ever increasing demand for easier managed, low input cattle, ensured a flying trade for Luing bulls and females at the breed's first online sale staged through Wallets Marts, where bull prices peaked at 15,200gns twice.

Bulls from Willie and Billy Graham's Craigdarroch herd from Sanquhar proved the most popular, selling four to average in excess of £13,000.

The father and son duo also sold one of the 15,200gns leaders in the shape of Craigdarroch Yale, a 22-month-old son of Culmaily Turbo bred from a home-bred Finlarg Nimrod daughter. Yale was purchased by Neil Anderson, manager of Professor Penny's Harehead unit based at Cranshaws, Duns.

Financing that transaction exactly, Harehead sold the second 15,200gns bull, Harehead Yogi, a similarly aged entry, to the Grahams at Craigdarroch. Yogi is by Commonside Valiant out of a home-bred cow by Finlarg Nero.

The 30 bulls sold to average just shy of £7500. In-calf and bulling heifers hit top prices of £3360 and £2835, respectively.

For full report and pictures see next week's Scottish Farmer