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.
The prices Scottish producers are receiving for prime cattle remain 6-7% higher than this time last year, according to Stuart Ashworth, Quality Meat Scotland’s head of economics services.
The Highland Cattle Society has reported a buoyant trade at its 124th annual show and sale held at Caledonian Marts in Oban on Monday.
Demand for Beltex shearling tups almost matched supply at the two-day premier sale held at Carlisle, and breeders headed home more than happy with increased averages for more sold.
The 50th annual sale of pedigree Luing cattle was staged by Wallets Marts, Castle Douglas, in conjunction with the Luing Cattle Society.
Saturday’s Stars of the Future show at Stirling Agricultural Centre turned out to be a first-class day for Limousin breeders Ian and Wendy Callion from Bolfornought near Stirling.
The Saturday at the 2015 Royal Highland Show is not a day that will easily be forgotten for Forfar father and son Alastair and Graeme Fraser.
A “truly awesome” stallion stormed to an easy win during the 2015 Royal Highland qualifier for the Cuddy equestrian supreme.
Britain’s oldest herd of Aberdeen-Angus won its second bull calf championship in a week at the Black Beauty Bonanza show at Thainstone Centre, Inverurie.
There was a drop in averages in the Aberdeen-Angus ring at Stirling Bull Sales, with society chief executive Ron McHattie blaming the last 11 months of depressed beef prices for a drop in the average of more than £1,000 on the year.