ONE OF the South Devon breed’s most famous herds paraded the top priced bull at Perth this week.

Grove Lysander 25th, from the influential herd of W H D Scott at Moreton-in-Marsh, Glos realised 2700gns to Ayrshire farmer A W Wilson. Lysander is by Waddeton Centurion and out of a cow by Tregotha Saffron and has a beef value of +32.

Breeders M and T Broome of Market Harborough, Leics, had also made the trip north and sold their young bull Welland Valley Explorer at 1600gns to A King, East Lothian.

He also paid the top female price of 1500gns for Northwick Henna 8th consigned by Northwick Estate, Moreton-in-Marsh, Glos. This 2003-bred heifer is by Oxey Conquest and had a beef value of +23.

Averages: Four South Devon bulls 1900. (United Auctions)