Trade was buoyant considering budgets are tight in Agriculture at the moment after a long extended costly winter.
Judge for the day was Alister Clark, Stratheast, Holm Orkney.
Leading the trade on the was Kilbride Farm Doubleaction from W H Robson and sons, Kilbride Farm, Cogry Road, Doagh, Northern Ireland , a Kilbride Farm Warren son out of a Seaview Prince Charming daughter selling at 18,000 gns to Billy and Anne MacPherson at Blackford, Croy. Inverness.
Next best at 17,000gns from Robert and Richard Rogers, Hiltonstown Road, Portglenone, Ballymena,. Northern Ireland, Hiltonstown Dominic, a Auroch Amos son out of a homebred daughter selling to Brian Grant, Druid Temple Farm, Old Edinburgh Road South, Inverness.
Two Bulls traded at 13,000gns, first the Senior and reserve over-all champion from Lachlan Quarm, Holehouse Farm, Annick Lodge Estate, Irvine, Annick Dalwhinnie, a Skerrington Visa son out of an Innerwick Lancelot daughter, purchased by WJ Barclay, Ardiecow Farm, Fordyce, Banff, Aberdeenshire.
Then again at 13,000gns was Islavale Daz, from Stewart Stronach, Berryleys Farm, Grange, Keith, Aberdeenshire, a Chestermann Varney son out of a Darsham Lucky strike daughter selling to A Wright, West Lundie, Argaty Doune.
Two bulls traded at 12,000gns, first Corrick Dictator, a Drumlone Anchor son out of a Woodhall Premier daughter from Cecil McIlwaine, Corrick, Plumbridge Road, Newtonstewart, Northern Ireland selling to the judge, Alister Clark, Stratheast, Holm in Orkney.
Also at 12,000gns another from W H Robson and sons, Kilbride Farm, Cogry Road, Doagh, Northern Ireland, Kilbride Farm Duke again a Kilbride farm Warren son out of a Seaview Prince Charming daughter, selling to Henry and Susan Wddicombe,Ashprington Court, Ashprington,Totnes, Devon.
Cecil McIlwaine, Corrick, Plumbridge Road, Newtonstewart, Northern Ireland, sold his Junior Champion for 11,000gns, Corrick Duneden a Clonagh Tiger Gallant son out of an Omorga Prince Daughter to d N Campbell and Sons, Bardnaclavan,Wesfield, Thurso, Caithness.
Last of the 5 figure bulls came from John Dykes, Mendick Lea, West Linton, Mendick Delboy a Delfur All At Once son, out of a Hockenhull Matthew daughter selling for 10,500gns to G M McFarland, Killymore Road, Newtonstewart, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
J Innes and sons Dunscroft, Huntly, Aberdeenshire purchased both Female and Reserve Female Champions.
The Champion from Brian and Kitty raymond, Nantymab Isaf Farm, Nantgaredig, Camarthen, was Ben-nant Cadi a Hirwaun Rooney daughter out of a Corskie Norman daughter sold for 4000gns.
The Reserve Champion from Wesley Abraham, Braeside farm, Irvinestown, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, was Magheracrigan Clare 2nd an Omorga Volvo daughter, out of a Camus Vibrant daughter also traded at 4000gns.
79 bulls sold to average £5641 % heifers averaged £3276 Bruchag draft 5 @ £1995