Strong bull trade for all breeds at Stirling this week

The weather is unseasonably warm and we've snowdrops popping up everywhere. Beltex and Texel lambing has started with a vengeance and, touch wood, it's going well. 

Stirling trade was strong for all breeds with Charolais bulls averaging £6,121, with a 83 per cent clearance. Gretnahouse Lord, from A.G. Houston, Gretna Green, stood reserve overall male champion and topped the sale at 25,000gns.

120 Simmental bulls averaged £6,066, with a 75 per cent clearance rate. Top price was 21,000gns for the reserve senior bull, Overhill House Guinness 15, from Richard McCulloch, Armadale.

Salers bull trading saw 10 bulls sell to an average of £6,983. Two bulls achieved top prices of 12,000gns - Whitebog Kracker from A. MacKenzie, Ross-shire and Drumaglea Kingpin 2 from P. Boyd, Isle of Tiree.

Prime cattle have seen a bit of a lift at the beginning of the week and store sales remain particularly strong. Hogg trade is much the same with the lighter weight continentals making decent money but heavier and hill types bring averages down.

Sales coming up this week
  • Friday, February 24 Halls stone machinery sale, DY10 4AR, to include tractors, equipment and 50 lots of agricultural spares.
  • Friday, February 24 - ‘The Stars of Sahara Sale’ - 63 fantastic Holsteins to be sold at Beeston Castle Auction Mart.
  • Saturday, February 25 - North Wales potentials, 18th show and sale of 77 show potential cattle at Ruthin Farmers Auction.
  • Tuesday, February 28 - Sale of 73 Holsteins on behalf of G.G. and J. Clay, Aton Hill Farm, Staffs, to be held at Leek Auctions.
Have a great week.
Steph Ryder
Head of Commercial Sales & Development


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