262 pedigree bulls and females on show and sale
United Auctions’ May bull sales next month is set to stage a record number of entries and a new format extended over two days.
And, in a first for the Bull Sales, Scotland’s leading livestock auctioneers will host the official show and sale of Highland cattle as part of the national event.
To accommodate the largest-line up in the history of the event, the format has been expanded and will take place at Stirling Agricultural Centre from Sunday, May 1st to Monday, May 2nd 2016.
The Multi-Breed event is sponsored by Agricar.
Pre-sale judging of Charolais, Simmental and Highlanders will take place on Sunday afternoon while the shows of Aberdeen-Angus, Beef Shorthorn and Limousin livestock will be held on Monday morning, followed by all sales.
John Roberts, Sales director and auctioneer at UA said: “We’re delighted to welcome the Highland breed to the Centre for their first pedigree sale. The addition to the May Bull Sale of this much-admired breed speaks volumes about the event’s growth in popularity from its very modest beginnings.
“No less than 132 of the UK’s leading herds have consignments forward. We anticipate a comprehensive show of excellent bulls with genetics that will have wide appeal to beef producers.”
20 pedigree Highland bulls and females will go under the hammer of Dalmally-born auctioneer Raymond Kennedy at 10.45 on Monday morning.
Issued by JK Consultancy on behalf of United Auctions. For further information, please contact Jenny Kumar on 07989557198 / email@example.com
Notes to editor
Highland – Jim McMillan, Craigmore, Farnell, Brechin, DD9 6UP
Charolais – Wallace Brown, Barrance, Newton Mearns, Glasgow, G77 5RR
Simmental – Daffyd Jones, Maesllymystyn, Foel, Welshpool, SY21 0NX
Limousin – Kevin Bates, 1 The Whinney, Rosley, Wigton, CA7 8HR
Aberdeen-Angus – Ken Howie, Cairnton, Lumphannan, Banchory, AB31 4QP
Beef Shorthorn – Geoff Riby, Low Stonehills, Fraisthorpe, Bridlington, YO15 3QR
SHOW AND SALE PROGRAMME
Saturday 30 April
7am Yard opens
Sunday 1 May
9.45 am Charolais inspection
11 am Simmental inspection
12.30 pm Limousin inspection
1 pm Show of Charolais bulls
1.30 pm Aberdeen-Angus inspection
2.15 pm Beef Shorthorn inspection followed by Salers and British Blue
2.30 pm Show of Simmental bulls
4 pm Show of Highland cattle
Monday 2 May
8.45 am Parade of Salers and British Blue bulls
9 am Show of Limousin bulls
10 am Show of Aberdeen-Angus bulls followed by Beef Shorthorn bulls
10.45 am Sale of Highland bulls
11.15 am Sale of Salers (7) and British Blue bulls (1)
11.30 am Sale of Charolais (64), Simmental (65 & 1 female), Limousin (58 & 3 females),
Aberdeen-Angus (34) and Beef Shorthorn (17 & 8 females).
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’.