The senior and reserve senior champion bulls went on to take the top two titles for the Salers at the pre-sale show at the Stirling Bull Sales.

Taking the Overall Champion was Kaimburn Lewis from Edgerston Trading,Camptown, Jedburgh. Kaimburn Lewis born 21/3/16 is sired by Seawell Highlander and out of Oaklands Gaerwn. He made 6,200gns the second highest price in the Salers sale.

Judge, Alisdair Davidson of Poldean, Newton Wamphray, Moffat, said: “He is the best Salers bull here and is exactly what a modern type Salers should be. He’s good on his legs and walks well.

The reserve overall champion was Preenbank Lord Charles from Fred and Bryn Robinson’s Preenbank herd at Highfields Farm, Church Preen, Church Stretton, Shropshire. Born 06/03/16 he is just two weeks older than Kaimburn Lewis, sired by Seawell Invader he is out of Preenbank Christabel. He made 4,000gns.

Leading the intermediate section and making the highest price on the day at 7,000gns was Cleuchhead Legacy from the Livesey family’s herd at Nether Firth, Lilliesleaf, Melrose. Born 2/4/16 he is sired by Cuil Godfather and is out of Cleuchhead Gentle 25th. Reserve intermediate was Patrick Boyd’s Drumaglea Lord Jim who made 5,000gns. Born 12/4/16 he is sired by French Bull Baron and out of home bred Drumaglea Bella.

Among the juniors, Alistair MacKenzie from Whitebog, Fortrose, secured the top two tickets. Overall junior was Whitebog Lame born 6/7/16 sired by Seawell Diplomat, out of Whitebog Trixy, he made 3,000gns. Reserve was another Seawell Diplomat son in the shape of Whitebog Lambourghini born 3/8/16 out of Whitebog Dianna.

Top price: 7,000gns

Averages: Bulls: £3842 Females: £1800

32 bulls forward, 17 sold, clearance of 54%