Averages improved among all sections at the Luing Cattle Society sale at Castle Douglas, with a top call of 18,000gns achieved twice.

The very last lot in the ring, Blackhouse Bundee-Aki, from Billy and Andrew Renwick, Blackhouse, Yarrow, Selkirk, met no disappointment when claiming that top price. This May 2022 born bull is a son of Nunnerie Xenon, bred from a home-bred dam and was knocked down to David Harker, Over Thwaite Home Farm, Carnforth.

Danny Sawrij, Kenzlie Farms, Galashiels, forked out 18,000gns for Craigdarroch Becks from the Graham family, Craigdarroch, Sanquhar. Their 23-month-old bull is sired by Harehead Yogi and out of a Finlarg Nimrod daughter.

Another the same way bred, Craigdarroch Banksy, made 17,000gns when the hammer fell to Gary Hindmarsh, Blakehopeburnhaugh.

Last to achieve the five figure prices was Nunnerie Buzzard which made 10,000gns for Alistair and David MacArthur, Nunnerie, Elvanfoot, Biggar. This May 2022 born bull is sired by Finlarg Tornado and is out of a home-bred dam by Dirnanean Justice. He now travels to Golspie with AC and AL Mccall, Culmaily.

Among the females a top price of 4200gns was paid for a pair of bulling heifers from the Graham family, Craigdarroch. Both 22 months of age they are sired by Harehead Yogi and sold to Ian Hunter, Dalchirla, Muthill, Crieff.

At the end of the day, 22 bulls averaged £7832.05 (+£502.24 for four fewer), 19 in-calf heifers cashed in at £2232.63 (+£398.05 for 17 less sold), and 47 bulling heifers levelled at £2474.20 (+£888.70 for 13 less).

Auctioneers: Wallets Marts.