211 pedigree bulls and females set for one-day May Bull Sale

Feb 2 012

United Auctions (UA) are gearing up for their annual one-day Bull Sale on Monday, May 4th when 211 pedigree cattle come to Stirling Agricultural Centre.

The compact format of this popular multi-breed event will see pedigree bulls and females staged on show and sale over a single day in a bid to ease the pressure for customers at this time of year.

The event takes place in the 150th anniversary year of the Bull Sales and will run in conjunction with a major beef breeding sale with an entry of approximately 500 head, including 120 stock suckler cows with calves at foot from Aberbothrie.

Two Stirlingshire farmers, Katreen Millar of Lochend, Port of Menteith and John MacGregor of Allanfauld, Kilsyth will judge the Charolais and Limousin shows respectively.

Scotland’s leading livestock auctioneers are also delighted to welcome a new main sponsor for this year’s event – Agricar Ltd. The tractor dealership occupies the purpose-built outlet at the Centre and will have a presence at the event.

In addition, UA are hosting an SRUC workshop on the control of Johnes disease in cattle on the same day. This meeting, funded by QMS, will be held at 4pm in the Centre’s conference room.

The Charolais, Simmental, Limousin, Aberdeen Angus, Beef Shorthorn and Longhorn breeds are all sold under the auspices of their respective breed societies.

Full catalogue details for the Sales are available on the pedigree page of UA’s website along with access to the sale ring’s live webcam. Opportunities for photographs are available from Sunday 3rd May.

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Issued on behalf of United Auctions by JK Consultancy. For further information please contact: Jenny Kumar on 07989 557198 or jenny@jkconsultancy.com

NOTES TO EDITOR

Judges

Charolais Katreen Millar, Lochend, Port of Menteith, Stirling FK8 3JZ

Simmental – Harry Wood, Popes Farm, Longridge Road, Dutton, Preston PR3 2YT

Limousin – John MacGregor, Allanfauld, Kilsyth, Glasgow G65 9DF

Aberdeen Angus – Albert J Taylor, 69 Woodend Drive, Northmuir, Kirriemuir DD8 4TG

Beef Shorthorn – Elizabeth Lang, The Bungalow, Rosewells, Pitscottie, Cupar KY15 5LE.

Show and sale programme

Sunday 3 May  
12 noon Charolais inspection
1 pm Simmental inspection
2 pm Limousin inspection
3 pm Aberdeen Angus inspection
3.30 pm Beef Shorthorn inspection
   
Monday 4 May  
8 am Show of Charolais bulls followed by Simmental bulls, Limousin bulls, Aberdeen Angus bulls & Beef Shorthorn bulls
11.30 am Sale of Longhorn bull (1) followed by Salers bulls (5) & British Blue bull (1) & Hereford bulls (4)
12 noon Sale of Charolais bulls (28), Simmental bulls (43), Limousin bulls (63), followed by females (8), Aberdeen Angus bulls (44) & Beef Shorthorn bulls (14)

 

About United Auctions

United Auctions (UA) are Scotland’s leading livestock auctioneers and procurement specialists and operate a network of different auction markets across Scotland, including Stirling, Huntly, Lairg, Dalmally, Tiree, Islay, South Uist and an area office and lairage facility at Oban. The company conducts auctions of both commercial and pedigree livestock, including the world-famous Stirling Bull Sales, and provides farm-to-farm and farm-to-abattoir procurement services. In 2013, UA was named in the London Stock Exchange’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ and in 2015 it was ranked in the top 20 of Insider’s SME300.

 

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