Pedigree breeders and commercial farmers gathered at United Auctions in Stirling for the May instalment of the world-famous Stirling Bull Sales.
Stirling Bull Sales
Limousins proved popular, achieving the top price of the day at Stirling, with a 9,000gn lead bid and a clearance rate of 89% with 41 selling to average £4,474.
Charolais and Simmentals both enjoyed a solid clearance and peaked at 8,500gn at United Auctions’ May bull sale at Stirling, with the Charolais breed selling 33 to average £5,676, while 29 Simmentals sold to level at £4,439.
Charolais bulls sold to a top of 13,000gn at the closing day of the Stirling Bull Sales.
Breeders from the north led the charge in the Simmental show ring at the Stirling Bull Sales yesterday.
Charolais cattle from the Irvine family’s Inverlochy herd regularly hit the headlines in the show and sale rings having secured several five-figure prices with bulls over the years.
A powerful Aberdeen-Angus bull sporting a third prize rosette broke through the ranks to sell for 25,000gn at a breed sale which picked up momentum after a sticky start to trade.
Almost 1,000 pedigree beef bulls and females are forward for the February Stirling Bull Sales.
Simmentals met a steady trade at the Stirling Bull Sales, with 69 selling to average £6,187 – up £467 on last year – and eight making five figures.
Charolais bulls met a flying trade at the closing day of the Stirling Bull Sales.
Commercial demand for the Limousin breed continued yesterday with an 80% clearance rate achieved when 49 bulls sold to average £5,182 – up £119 on the year for eight more sold.
Aberdeen-Angus stole the show at yesterday’s Stirling Bull Sales selling to a top of 22,000gn twice.
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 bumper entry of Aberdeen-Angus bulls and females will dominate the Stirling Bull Sales later this month.
For more than a quarter of a century the Aberdeen-Angus cattle that graze the lush grass of the Carse of Gowrie have been a landmark on the busy A90.
Farmers from across Scotland and farther afield gathered for the May Stirling Bull Sales at United Auctions.
Simmentals sold to a top of 6,500gn at Stirling with 38 bulls selling to average £4,253 – back £222 on last year’s sale.
Limousin bulls led the charge at the May Stirling Bull Sales achieving the top price of 12,000gn at the two-day event.
A top price of 9,200gn was paid in the Charolais sale at the Stirling Bull Sales.
Aberdeen-Angus bulls sold to a top of 6,500gn and an average of £4,452 was achieved, up £98 on the year, for the 30 sold.
Scottish breeders reigned supreme at the Stirling Bull Sales yesterday with the champion rosettes for the Aberdeen-Angus, Charolais and Simmental bulls awarded to stockmen from north of the border.
Young auctioneers will lead the charge at next month’s Stirling Bull Sales.
Sadly a record entry of Saler bulls at Stirling came in front of too few buyers and recorded a dip in the breed’s average of £3,105 on the year.
A Moray farming family led the charge in the Simmental sale ring at the Stirling Bull Sales.
Charolais bulls met a flying trade at yesterday’s Stirling Bull Sales with a new breed sale average set and a top price of 46,000gn paid.
Breeders from the north of Scotland were cream of the crop at the Simmental show at yesterday’s Stirling Bull Sales.
Limousins met a good steady trade at the Stirling Bull Sales yesterday with a top price of 13,000gn paid for the intermediate champion.
Aberdeen-Angus bulls sold to a five-figure sum nine times yesterday at the Stirling Bull Sales.
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.
Defra Secretary of State Michael Gove failed to grab the bull by the horns yesterday when he snubbed the agricultural press at the Stirling Bull Sales.