Limousin bulls sold to 10,500gns on Tuesday evening at the Stirling Bull Sales.
A combination of top quality stock and perfect weather conditions ensured a busy and upbeat crowd around the sheep rings on the first day of the Highland.
THE SALE of Simmental bulls at Stirlng started slowly but by the time it came to the best of the intermediate and junior bulls trade had picked up with commercial producers vying with the pedigree breeders for the best of the offering.
Trade peaked at 2,300gns at the show and sale of Beltex sheep at Lanark yesterday.
IN AN evening sale on the opening day of Stirling Bull Sales 47 Limousin bulls sold to average £5,162, up £113 on the year. The clearance rate was 65%.
Salers bulls have been sold at Stirling in small numbers for a few years, but they are now beginning to gain momentum, with two sharing the top price of 5,800gns.
United Auctions Stirling held their annual Perthshire and Fife Young Farmers calf-wintering competition on Wednesday, with 44 calves brought forward for show and sale.
Charolais bulls sold well at Stirling, although the trade was slightly restrained among the younger bulls.
The February Stirling Bull Sales opened with shows of Aberdeen-Angus and Shorthorn bulls and sales of females from both breeds.
One of the highlights of the Stirling Bull Sales was the dispersal of ex-international rugby player David Sole’s Glenbuchat herd.