Shorthorn bulls averaged £4,487 at yesterday’s Stirling Bull Sales.
Pedigree cattle breeders and commercial farmers from across the UK and Ireland gathered at United Auctions in Stirling yesterday for the first day of the Stirling Bull Sales.
A top price of 6,000gn was paid at the dispersal of the Highland Wagyu herd of pedigree Beef Shorthorn cattle.
A new breed record for a Beef Shorthorn cow and calf was set at the second part of the dispersal sale of Douglas McMillan’s Perthshire-based Coldrochie herd.
Scottish breeders were out in force at the spring show and sale of Aberdeen-Angus cattle at Carlisle.
Farmers from across Scotland and farther afield gathered for the May Stirling Bull Sales at United Auctions.
Beef Shorthorn bulls sold to a top of 20,000gn at the main breed sale in Stirling.
The first dispersal of the Perthshire-based Coldrochie herd of Beef Shorthorns met a strong trade at the Stirling Bull Sales yesterday.
Shorthorn bulls sold to a top of 12,000gn at the Stirling Bull Sales.
Farmers from all corners of Scotland and beyond gathered at the Stirling Livestock Centre yesterday for the opening day of the Stirling Bull Sales.
An Orkney cattle breeder took home the top price at the Beef Shorthorn Cattle Society's early spring show and sale in Carlisle.
It was the Shorthorn breed which set the Stirling Bull Sales alight yesterday with a new record price of 26,000gn and a record average for the breed.
Ayrshire breeders Jack and Grace Ramsay were left celebrating yesterday after lifting the supreme overall champion title in the Beef Shorthorn section at the Stirling Bull Sales.
Beef Shorthorn females hit some of the top prices and stole the breed's limelight when they went through the ring at Stirling.
A new range of Beef Shorthorn beef is to be launched by Morrisons later this year.
Delays to farm subsidy payments have been blamed for a poor clearance rate for Beef Shorthorns at the Stirling Bull Sales.
If you stopped your average person on the street, and asked them to name a cattle breed, chances are they'd say Aberdeen-Angus.
The Shorthorn breed has been enjoying a resurgence of popularity recently on the back of a demand for a more economical suckler cow with the bonus of a premium for finished steers through the Morrison's supermarket scheme.
A small show of Beef Shorthorn bulls sold selectively yesterday at Stirling with the top price of 6,500gn going to Donald Biggar, Grange, Castle Douglas for the 26 month old roan Chapelton Festival.
Supermarket giant Morrisons is on the hunt for more Beef Shorthorn sired cattle to meet demand for its Traditional Beef Scheme.