Angus outfit makes 45,000gns at Stirling bull sales

Well the weather has turned. The trees are a burst of autumn colour and this has prompted us to bring the cattle in. The last of the tups are now away, which is a relief. 

Sadly the piglets are going to have to be confined to barracks as they getting more and more adventurous with their explorations, and I feel our relationship with the neighbours may be compromised.

We managed to squeeze in a trip to Stirling bull sales on Monday. Trade was flying for the Blelack Aberdeen-Angus dispersal sale, topping at 35,000gns for a cow and her bull calf made 10,000gns, that's some trade for an outfit!

Elsewhere there has been some big prices in the pedigree sheep rings, with a £100,000 Blackface ram lamb at Dalmally, although the prime prices seems to be slipping back. 

Store cattle trade is still strong, particularly for suckled calves, and anything with show potential is making a good price. There are eight sales pages in Farmers Guardian this week, so you can catch up with all the latest news there.



Sales coming up this week

  • Friday, October 21 – Mart’s the Heart-supported autumn prize show and sale of continental cross suckler-bred store cattle at Knighton Mart.
  • Saturday, October 22 – David James and Partners is holding a reduction sale of agricultural, commercial plant and machinery at Captains Farm, Wotton-Under-Edge, GL12 8PD.
  • Saturday, October 22 – ‘Lakeland Fair’ show and sale of Swaledale rams and other hill breed rams at Junction 36, North West Auctions.

It's the British Farming Awards tomorrow night (October 20), so maybe I'll see you there.

Steph Ryder
Head of Commercial Sales & Development

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