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%.
Grey clouds cleared for a sunny afternoon to showcase the finest in agriculture at the Fettercairn Show.
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.
Aberdeen-Angus bulls sold to a record average at Stirling.
Trade peaked at 2,300gns at the show and sale of Beltex sheep at Lanark yesterday.
CHAROLAIS BULLS sold well at Stirling Bull Sales, backed by a strong commercial demand.
BEEF SHORTHORNS met a reasonable demand on the opening day of Stirling Bull Sales with 16 bulls selling to average £4,305 (compared to 11 sold at an average of £4,047 in 2012).
The Beltex Scotland in-lamb sale, which featured for the first time in the Scottish Winter Fair programme, attracted a packed ringside and a high clearance rate, with only four entries of those forward returning home unsold.
Beef Shorthorn judge Geoff Riby, Low Stonehills, Bridlington, made steady progress through the classes and had no hesitation in praising what he called a “wonderful show”.