Commercial beef breeding cattle records have been smashed, with a Limousin cross heifer with heifer calf at foot from Craig and Katreen Malone, Pitcairn, selling for a whopping £7800.

The sale at United Auctions' Stirling Centre, saw the black Limousin cross sell with Limousin cross calf to KA Paterson, Cairndaie Croft, Sauchen.

A flying trade throughout saw heifers with bull calves sell to £4500 and £4000, for British Blue crosses from West Thomaston.

LEADING prices

Heifers and bull calves – West Thomaston (BB X) £4500 and £4000; Derrie (Cont X) £3600; Derrie (Black Lim X) £3500; Pitcairn (Lim X) £3500 x2; Little Kilchattan (A-A X) £3200 and £3050; Little Kilchattan (BP) £3000 x3; Porterstown (Sim X) £2900.

Heifers and heifer calves – Middlehill (BB X) £4100; West Thomaston (Black Lim X) £3900 and £3400; The Ross (Lim X) £3800 x2; Middlehill (cont X) £3600; The Ross (A-A X) £3500; Easter Dounie (BP) £3200; Skeoch (Sim X) £2800.

Cows and bull calves – Pitcairn (Lim X) £3000; Mill of Inverarity (BB X) £3000; Wynton (BP) £2200; Mosside (A-A X) £1900.

Cows and heifer calves – Derrie (Lim X) £2600; Mosside (A-A X) £2000 x2; Cuttlehill (BP) £2000 and £1900; Castle (Sim X) £1600.

In-calf heifers – Wester Bonhard (Lim X) £1700; Castle (Sim X) £1300.

Bulls – Nether Pratis (Sim) £3100 and £2500.

Auctioneers: United Auctions