Much of what is known about the methods and practice of abortion in Greek and Roman history comes from early classical texts.
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Gretnahouse Kind Lad P741, an 18-month-old, also made the grade, fetching 7000gns.
His sire is Gretnahouse Blacksmith L500, a Blelack Duke son retained for breeding which has bred five bulls sold into pedigree herds.
When Peter's religious father retires, Peter invites him to live with his family.
Reserve champion at Dumfries Show, he goes out to work at Canonbie, having been purchased by T Chalmers, Outer Woodhead.
Bulls from the Ross family's Ross Farms, at Gorebridge, always prove popular and this year was no exception with Roscoe Elmundo P366, a third prize winner making 7000gns to SH Spours and Sons, Twizell, Belford.
Backed by the best of bloodlines, this bull is the first son sold by the £15,000 Gretnahouse Lord Hefty, while the dam, Gretnahouse Kay Pride M546, is Blelack Evor which has already bred several top bulls.
KP sold in a two-way split to JS Fleming, Castle Sinniness, Glenluce, Newton Stewart, and Kersquarter Aberdeen Angus, Kersquarter, Kelso.