CHAROLAIS cattle took the top price, made the highest average and sold the most bulls at the recent Autumn round of the Stirling bull sales.

Eighty bulls averaged £6,785 – £706 up on the year and clearing at 81 per cent. Prices topped at 40,000gns and 12 bulls made five figure sums with a further 31 selling for 5,000gns and more.

Society Chairman Chris Curry’s Northumberland-born reserve junior champion Burradon Noah made 13,000gns. His sire was the 14,000gns Stirling junior champion Blelack Imperialist and his dam, Burradon Ivana, is by the 10,000gns Puntabrava Federico. The June 2017-born Noah was purchased by J Warnock and Son, Biggar, Lanarkshire.

Selling for 8,500gns to J Woodman and Sons, was 18-month-old Rosebrough Nero who was bred by J and E Campbell, Alnwick. He was sired by Thrunton Gladiator and his dam, Thrunton Virtuous, was by the 15,000gns Carlisle supreme champion Burradon Talisman.

The Campbells sold a total of four high priced lots. Thrunton Nirvana, another Gladiator son sold to Leys Estates, Inverness, for 7,000gns; Thrunton Neptune, another Gladiator son, sold for 6,000 gns to Brown and Sons, Dunbar, while Thrunton Nevan sold for 5,000gns to JW Anderson, Laurencekirk.

Alan Lawson and Son of Hallington, Newcastle, made 5,000gns with 18-month-old Alsnow Nobleman who sold to A Craig, Castle Douglas. from Esmor Evans and bought by Boden and Davies, Stockport.

The 40,000gns top price was paid for June 2017-born Maerdy Newman

Billy Turner of Skelton-on-Ure, Ripon paid the 18,000gns third top price for Anside Nightrider, the January 2017 born supreme and senior champion from Anside Livestock, Banffshire. Mr Turner then made 10,000gns when selling 18 month-old Brampton Nutella to A O'Rourke, Newry.

Averages: 80 bulls £6,875.63. Auctioneers: United Auctions.