Breeders from the north led the charge in the Simmental show ring at the Stirling Bull Sales.
A top price of 11,000gn was paid at the Highland Cattle Society’s annual spring show and sale in Oban on Monday, where buyers were selective in their bidding and only prepared to fork out the cash for animals oozing quality.
Honours were evenly spread out at the 20th Black Beauty Bonanza in Inverurie, which attracted an outstanding entry of more than 100 Aberdeen-Angus calves and yearlings from 30 herds.
Charolais bulls met a flying trade at Stirling Bull Sales on Monday with a new breed sale average set and a top price of 46,000gn paid.
The luck of the Irish prevailed in the show ring at Stirling on Sunday with both the supreme champion and reserve supreme champion rosettes awarded to breeders from Northern Ireland.
Some of the country’s best and most expensive Limousin bulls were heading to the Highlands and Islands last night after their breed sale at Stirling.
Aberdeen-Angus breeders left Stirling yesterday pleased and relieved with trade that saw the average price for bulls rise £544 on last year.
The 2015 Perth Show enjoyed a typical 2015 summer’s day it rained in the morning and then it rained again in the afternoon.
It was case of sunshine and showers at Braco Show on Saturday with the latter being heavy enough to send everyone scurrying for cover two or three times.
It was a case of “needs must” for Kirriemuir Show organisers during the run up to the 2015 event.