Aberdeen-Angus bulls met a sticky trade at the Stirling Bull Sales.
Hundreds of farmers descended on United Auctions in Stirling for the opening day of the Stirling Bull Sales yesterday.
Limousins proved popular at the May sale of pedigree bulls at Stirling, achieving the top price of 9,000gn lead bid and a clearance rate of 89% with 41 selling to average £4,474.
A powerful Aberdeen-Angus bull sporting a third prize rosette broke through the ranks to sell for 25,000gns at a breed sale which picked up momentum after a sticky start to trade.
For more than a quarter of a century the Aberdeen-Angus cattle that graze the lush grass of the Carse of Gowrie have been a landmark on the busy A90.
The founder of the world’s most successful beef breed has been honoured with a memorial in an Angus castle’s grounds.
Aberdeen-Angus breeders travelled from across the globe to compete for a slice of rare Aberdeen-Angus heritage in a green Forfar field.
Aberdeen-Angus enthusiasts from 23 countries, in the UK for the World Forum, attended the Highland Show specifically to watch the judging on Thursday afternoon, where they were treated to the biggest entry of Scotland’s most famous native breed seen for years.
For Aberdeen Angus enthusiasts the world over, the farm auction near Forfar later this month will be far more than a sale of cattle; it will be about buying a fragment of history at the home of the breed.
Heritage fans have been given their first look at an Angus memorial set for the grounds of a historic castle this summer.