Aberdeenshire's up and coming young Limousin breeders, William and David Moir, took the breed sale at Stirling by storm, selling the top priced lot at 11,000gns.

The brothers from Home Farm, Cairness, Fraserburgh, topped the trade with Cairness Paavo, a black polled bull by Goldies Goldfinger. He is bred from the Newhouse Billy-sired Knock Fifi, a cow bought privately from Albert and George Howie, and sold to D Walker and Son, Camregan, Girvan, Ayrshire.

Second top price was 10,000gns paid later in the day for the Barclay family's Harestone Playboy, a June 2019-born bull from the Insch-based operation. He is got by the AI sire, Claragh Franco, and bred from the Goldies Comet daughter, Glenrock Impulse which was purchased at the herd dispersal for 24,000gns. Andrew Kay and sons Robert and Andrew, Gass, Straiton, were the final bidders.

Outwith the two five-figure sales, a good strong commercial trade saw 34 bulls sell to average £5911, a rise of almost £1050 per head on last year, with a 79% clearance.

Donald MacGregor and his father Jimmy, who regularly top the sale here with bulls from their Dyke herd from Milton of Campsie, sold their best at 9500gns to R Dunlop and Son, Pinvalley, Barr, Girvan.

Dyke Prodigy, a son of the 12,000gns Goldies Lordoftherings, which has bred sons to 14,000gns, is out of Dyke Glam.

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