Walkers Murray from P A Walker, Easterside, Stonehaven was tapped out as Champion Limousin by Judge Andrew Reid at the multi-breed show and sale of pedigree bulls and females at Thainstone Centre on Monday 1 May.

Walkers Murray, 5000gns

In the post-show sale the 22 month old home-bred bull, by Allanfauld Gazza and out of Walkers Irrelissa was knocked down to A & C Watson, Stonehaven for 5000gns.

The Limousin Reserve Champion was Elrick Malt from M Massie, Mains of Elrick, Auchnagatt. Also home-bred, this August 2016 born bull is by the highly successful Foxhillfarm Impecabull and out of Elrick Holly. He realised 4800gns in selling to M & J Bruce, Watten, Wick.

Elrick Malt, 4800gns

Taking the Limousin top price at 5800gns was a two-year old presented by John and Margaret Penny, Shannas, Clola. Making the purchase was S Hosie & Sons, Quarryhead, Rosehearty.

Craig Malone of Pitcairn Farm, Cardenden, Lochgelly, clinched the Commercial Champion and Reserve Champion titles with Limousins for the second year in a row. The event saw 280 adult entries of cross heifers with their spring born calves at foot.

Champion, Limousin cross and male calf, £3100

It was his Limousin sired heifer with male calf at foot which took the Championship honours, later selling for £3100 to GM Barclay, Tullo of Gavock. Mr Malone’s heifer with female calf at foot took the Reserve spot. This pair went onto make the top price of the day, a super £5,200 when selling to G Cameron, Argyll.

Reserve Champion, Limousin cross and female calf, £5200