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Highland Wagyu in game-changing partnership with Netherton Angus

Highland Wagyu has announced a groundbreaking partnership with internationally renowned Aberdeen Angus breeders W & D McLaren Ltd of Netherton Angus that will create a game-changing Angus superherd.

In the next five years, beef breeding company Highland Wagyu is set to invest millions into a new Angus superherd, aiming for 1000 head of cattle, in their quest to be at the top of the Angus beef industry and the pedigree-breeding world.

The innovative move includes the private purchase of a majority of the Netherton herd and to run it from both Netherton Farm and Blackford Farms under the guidance of W & D McLaren with William McLaren Jr taking charge of the day-to-day running of Highland Wagyu’s Angus herd, which runs under the Mohmar prefix.

William is the fourth generation of the McLaren Angus breeding family, which this year celebrates 90 years of dedicated Angus breeding. The breeders have sold Angus genetics to every continent in the last two years alone.

Mohsin Altajir who runs Highland Wagyu with his wife Martine Chapman, said: “We don’t believe in doing anything half heartedly. We bring in the professionals and make sure we’re the best. It’s worked for our Wagyu cattle. We did what we set out to be, we are the largest in the UK and the Wagyu are so popular that top chefs are lining up to put their names on our Wagyu cattle.

“We’ve always recognised the importance of the Aberdeen Angus breed and after long and careful deliberation, we thought the best way forward is to align ourselves with the best and we found that in W & D McLaren and Netherton Angus.

“We already have some of the best Angus foundation females in our 300-strong herd and, with the international know-how of William, the resources and scale of the Highland Wagyu operation, we can build up an elite herd with genetics to cater to the markets and revive the story of Scotland being home to the best beef in the world.

“The dream is to line both sides of the A9 with black cattle from Dunblane to Gleneagles and make Scotland a destination for any Angus buyer in the world.”

George McCulloch will continue to be herd manager for Highland Wagyu’s other breeds, which include 300 head of Fullblood Wagyu, 200 Shorthorns and a fold of Highlanders to convey the Scottish brand.

Mr McLaren Jr will retain a number of females and recipients, running the Netherton and Mohmar herds together.

William McLaren Jr of Netherton Farms said: “Our family has always embraced innovation, being the first to weigh cattle in 1958 and one of the first to sell the entire adult part of our herd and this is another first with Highland Wagyu. The partnership benefits the Angus breed and the industry to build scale and diversity to breed lines for higher marbling, easy calving and fleshing and to provide both the beef and pedigree breeding that the world needs. It’s breaking new ground to unite the expertise of Netherton and Highland Wagyu in order to produce the best beef in the country.”

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Issued by JK Consultancy on behalf of Highland Wagyu. For further information and photographs, please contact Jenny Kumar on 07989 557198 / jenny@jkconsultancy.com

Notes to Editor

  • Picture caption – Mohsin Altajir of Highland Wagyu flanked by (l) William McLaren Snr and (r) William McLaren Jnr.
  • Netherton Farm extends to 330 acres and Netherton has been one of the top herds in the country for the past 30 years.
  • William McLaren Sr and Jr have served as Past Presidents of the Angus Society. William Sr is in the Angus hall of fame in the US and has been awarded the Hugh Watson Memorial trophy for lifetime achievement with Aberdeen Angus and the Sir William Young Award.
  • David Leggat of United Auctions carried out the cattle valuation for the partnership.

 

Highland Wagyu is a pedigree beef company, breeding premium Japanese Wagyu, Aberdeen Angus and Beef Shorthorn cattle with a mission to produce the best beef in the world from our 25,000-acre estate farm in Perthshire, Scotland. Established by husband and wife Mohsin Altajir and Martine Chapman in 2011, our ethos of quality, respect and precision underpins everything we do. Highland Wagyu sells directly to chefs. It is the largest producer of Wagyu cattle in the UK and on course to be the biggest in Europe.

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Highland Wagyu buys Rawburn DoubleOSeven in private package deal

Pedigree beef breeding company Highland Wagyu has completed a deal with Rawburn to purchase renowned herd sire Rawburn DoubleOSeven as part of a package for a private six-figure sum.

Highland Wagyu, which is based at Blackford Farms’ 25,000-acre estate in Dunblane, purchased the distinguished bull with an undisclosed number of heifers, straws and embryos in the package, which they believe is a landmark deal for both businesses.

Mohsin Altajir, who owns and runs Highland Wagyu with his wife Martine, said: “We believe this is a great step in our quest to create the ultimate Aberdeen Angus herd. The Elliots are renowned amongst Angus breeders around the world and, as such, are well placed to help us achieve our mission.”

Highland Wagyu’s pedigree Aberdeen Angus herd runs at 100 cows with plans to achieve 200 in the next few years.

John Elliot Jnr of Rawburn, Roxburgh Mains in Kelso said: “We are excited about the alignment between Rawburn and Highland Wagyu. We see this as a positive step for both herds. The genetics purchased are sourced from many of our top lines and I am sure they will offer a great addition to the ambitious project at Highland Wagyu.”

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Notes to editor

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

Highland Wagyu is a pedigree beef company, breeding premium Japanese Wagyu, Aberdeen Angus and Beef Shorthorn cattle with a mission to produce the best beef in the world from our 25,000-acre estate farm in Perthshire, Scotland. Established by husband and wife Martine Chapman and Mohsin Altajir in 2011, our ethos of quality, respect and precision underpins everything we do. Highland Wagyu sells directly to chefs. It is the largest producer of Wagyu cattle in the UK and on course to be the biggest in Europe in 2014.

Find us online at www.highlandwagyu.co.uk on twitter @HighlandWagyu and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Blackford-Farms-and-Highland-Wagyu/182805581821201

United Auctions hosting Stirling Bull Sales at Stirling Agricultural Centre

Stirling Bull Sales gears up for ‘Hammertime’

Stirling Agricultural Centre is to become a hive of activity with thousands of pedigree beef breeders and enthusiasts set to see 760 pedigree bulls and females go under the hammer at United Auctions’ Stirling Bull Sales this month.

Held under the auspices of the national breed societies, the Autumn Bull Sales take place from Monday 21st to Wednesday 23rd October 2013 and are supported by independent property consultancy CKD Galbraith.

David Leggat, Executive Chairman of UA, said: “This is an exciting set of sales with a good offering of 505 bulls of all breeds. In response to demand from commercial buyers, pedigree producers have included more information regarding estimates of genetic traits of beef production so that 99% of bulls have been supplied with EBVs. In addition, every bull entered has information about either its own or the herd health.”

One of the highlights of the sales is the dispersal of the renowned Aberdeen Angus Halbeath herd established in 1999 by Robin Orr of Halbeath Farm, Dunfermline, Fife, which has achieved top prices in the sale rings.

Interest in British Shorthorns continues to grow with a record entry of 126 females forward this autumn, which includes the dispersal of the highly successful Glengloy herd from David Macleod, Glengoy, Fort William.

Also featured is a dispersal sale of the autumn calving portion of the long-established Dunsyre herd of Shorthorns from Mr Carey Coombs, Weston, Dunsyre, Carnwath.

In a technological first for the marketplace, the Autumn sales will see the launch of leading edge, digital display systems used in the sale rings to live stream sale and sponsor information, videos and a ticker tape news feature.

Already used at Kings Cross Station, Ibrox Stadium and Glasgow’s subway, the two new 6m x 2m screens will replace 10-year-old monotone graphic display systems.

Visitors will also see that work has started on expanding the Stirling Agricultural Centre for three growing agri-businesses.

Two purpose-built premises, each extending to 6,372 sq ft, are being developed on the Centre’s front paddock for Agricar, a tractor dealership who are relocating from Doune, and existing tenant Emotion Energy who currently occupy Unit 2A-2B at the Centre. The renewables company requires larger premises for its expanding business and their vacated unit will create space for new company Clyde Vet Group to be part of the Centre’s thriving agri community.

Full catalogue details for the Sales are available on the Stirling Bull Sales’ page of UA’s website along with access to the sale ring’s live webcam. And UA’s Facebook page will share as-it-happens news and updates. Opportunities for photographs are available from Sunday.

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

NOTES TO EDITOR

Judges

Aberdeen-Angus – Liam Muir, Upper Onston, Stenness, STROMNESS, Orkney KW16 3JX

Shorthorn – Robert McNee, Over Finlarg, Tealing, DUNDEE DD4 0QE

Limousin -Stewart Bett, Mains of Throsk, Throsk, STIRLING FK7 7NE

Simmental – Alister Clark, Stratheast, HOLM, Orkney KW17 2SA

Charolais – John Jeffrey, Kersknowe, KELSO TD5 8AA

Show and sale programme

Sunday 20th October
9.30am Aberdeen Angus bull inspection
10.15am Beef Shorthorn bull inspection
11am Simmental bull inspection
1.30pm Limousin bull inspection
Monday 21st October
9am Show of Aberdeen Angus females followed by bulls
10.30am Show of Beef Shorthorn females followed by bulls
12.30pm Sales of Aberdeen Angus bulls (43) Beef Shorthorn bulls (25) & Hereford (1)
1pm Show of Limousin females followed by bulls, followed by Salers & British Blue bulls
2pm Sale of Aberdeen Angus females (86) including the dispersal of the Halbeath herd (65)
3.30pm Sale of Beef Shorthorn females (126) to include dispersal of the Glen Gloy herd and the dispersal of the autumn calving portion of the Dunsyre herd
5pm Sale of Limousin bulls (98), Salers bulls (9), British Blue bulls (2) followed by Limousin females (17)
Tuesday 22nd October
7.30am Charolais bull inspection
8am Show of Simmental females followed by bulls
1pm Show of Charolais females followed by bulls
1.30pm Sale of Simmental females (15)
2pm Sale of Simmental bulls (145)
Wednesday 23rd October
10.30am Sale of Charolais bulls (181) followed by females (11)

 

About United Auctions – www.uagroup.co.uk

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 (previously known as the Perth Bull Sales) and provides farm-to-farm and farm-to-abattoir procurement services.

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Darling breeds of May come to Stirling for UA’s one-day Bull Sale

United Auctions’ (UA’s) May Multi-breed Show and Sale returns this year with a strong line-up of 212 pedigree bulls and females.

The annual event takes place on Monday 6th May 2013 at the Stirling Agricultural Centre, the HQ of Scotland’s leading livestock auctioneers.

And its compact format, in which pedigree cattle are shown and sold in one day, has real appeal to customers at this busy time of year.

It is run in conjunction with a commercial beef breeding sale, which includes 500 store cattle and a show and sale of Simmental cross females.

The pedigree show will be judged by three young judges from the next generation of pedigree cattle breeders.

While Stuart Barclay from Aberdeen, John Barlow from Leyland and Michael Norman from Carlisle have experience at summer shows, this will be their first appearance at an official Bull Sale.

For the second year running, the event has been selected to stage a sale of Longhorns, one of the UK’s most ancient breeds.

It also welcomes a new sponsor – Hendricks Insurance, who relocated its headquarters to the Centre in January this year. The company, which specialises in farming and estate policies, will have a presence on the day with director Ritchie Sherret presenting a prize at the show.

David Leggat, Executive Chairman of UA, said: “It’s a real pleasure to see the younger generation of judges making their mark at an official bull sale and we’re delighted to host the Longhorns’ sale for the second, consecutive year.

“The compact structure of the event with the accompanying commercial sale makes for a busy day with something for everyone.”

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. And UA’s Facebook page will share as-it-happens news and updates. Opportunities for photographs are available from Sunday 5th 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 email jenny@jkconsultancy.com

 

NOTES TO EDITOR

Judges

Charolais Stuart Barclay, South Road, INSCH AB52 6XF

Simmental – John Barlow, Four Oaks, Ulnes, Walton Lane, LEYLAND PR26 8LT

Limousin – Michael Norman, Little Orton Farm, Little Orton, CARLISLE CA5 6EP

Aberdeen Angus – Stuart Barclay, South Road, INSCH AB52 6XF

 

Show and sale programme

Sunday 5 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 6 May
8 am Show of Charolais bulls followed by Simmental bulls, Limousin bulls & Aberdeen Angus bulls
11.30 am Sale of Longhorn bull (1) & females (7) followed by Salers bulls (5), British Blue bull (1)
Collection of leather halter & neck straps
12 noon Sale of Charolais bulls (47) followed by Simmental bulls (50) & female (1), Limousin bulls (60), Aberdeen Angus bulls (31) and Beef Shorthorn bulls (5)

 

About United Auctions – www.uagroup.co.uk

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 (previously known as the Perth Bull Sales) and provides farm-to-farm and farm-to-abattoir procurement services.

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1000 bulls set for Stirling Bull Sales

With a total of 1169 pedigree bulls and females on the road to Stirling for the Spring Bull Sales next week, the event welcomes some bumper breed entries and the first-time auction of Japanese Wagyu embryos.

The action takes place at United Auctions’ (UA’s) Stirling Agricultural Centre across two weeks from Monday 4th to Wednesday 6th February and from Monday 18th to Tuesday 19th February 2013.

The Stirling Bull Sales, held under the auspices of the national breed societies and supported by the Bank of Scotland, has a new format. The native breeds plus Limousins will be exhibited in week one with the rest of the continental breeds featuring in week two.

David Leggat, Executive Chairman of UA, said: “The sale promises a fantastic show for quality with bulls to suit to every pocket. Virtually all the bulls have both EBV information and herd health status in the catalogues to help buyers with their choice.”

Included in the event are 180 Limousin bulls, making it the biggest entry of the breed in the history of the Sales.

At 93 entries, the Shorthorn bulls are at their largest numbers since the 1960s.

And after two decades, the Bull Sales will also see enough Herefords to enable show classes.

In a first of its kind for the event, a customer is offering for sale 18 pure Wagyu embryos from a local, recently established herd.

Husband and wife team Mohsin and Martine Al-Tajir run the Japanese breed, which produces the most expensive beef in the world, under their company Highland Wagyu based at Blackford Farms in Dunblane.

Mr Leggat continued: “We believe the sale of these Wagyu embryos is the first time that such genetic material will be offered in Scotland via auction and we’re pleased to support Highland Wagyu in this way.”

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.

 

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

 

NOTES TO EDITOR

Judges

Aberdeen Angus – Angus Stovold, Lydling Farm, Shackleford, Godalming GU8 6AP

Beef Shorthorn – Friar Thomson, 10 Ivy Road, Whitehills, Forfar DD8 3EG

Limousin – William McLaren, Muirhouses, Kirriemuir DD8 4QG

British Blue – Ian Wainwright, Todhall Farm, Dairsie, Cupar KY15 4RQ

Salers – Ian Bell, Hallbankgate Farm, Brampton CA8 2NJ

Simmental – Iain Green, Corskie, Garmouth, Fochabers IV32 7NN

Charolais – Charlie Boden, Mellor Hall Farm, Mellor, Stockport SK6 5LR

Hereford – Phil Allman, Amberley Court, Sutton St Nicholas HR1 3BX

 

Show and sale programme

Sunday 3rd February
8.30 am Aberdeen Angus bull inspection
1 pm Beef Shorthorn bull inspection followed by Hereford bulls
Monday 4th February
8 am Show of Aberdeen Angus females followed by bulls
1.30 pm Show of Beef Shorthorn females followed by bulls followed by show of Hereford Bulls
3 pm Collective sale of Aberdeen Angus females (53) followed by the sale of Aberdeen Angus, Beef Shorthorn and Wagyu embryos
4 pm (Or after judging) Collective sale of Beef Shorthorn females (35)
Tuesday 5th February
10.30 am Sale of Aberdeen Angus bulls (232)
2 pm Sale of Beef Shorthorn bulls (93) followed by Luing (1) & Hereford bulls (10)
3.30 pm Limousin inspection
Wednesday 6th February
8 am Show of Limousin females followed by bulls
1 pm Sale of Limousin bulls (180) followed by Limousin females (2)
Sunday 17th February
9 am Simmental bull inspection
12 noon Inspection of Salers, British Blue & Blonde d’Aquitaine bulls
12.30 pm Charolais bull inspection
4 pm Show of Salers bulls followed by females followed by British Blue bulls
5 pm Show of Simmental females
Monday 18th February
8 am Show of Simmental bulls
12 noon Sale of Salers bulls (18) followed by females (7) followed by British Blue bulls (9) followed by Blonde d’Aquitaine bulls (2)
12 noon Show of Charolais females followed by bulls
1 pm Sales of Simmental females (46)
2 pm Sale of Simmental bulls (200)
Tuesday 19th February
10.30 am Sale of Charolais bulls (262) followed by Charolais females (26)

 

About United Auctions – www.uagroup.co.uk

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 (previously known as the Perth Bull Sales) and provides farm-to-farm and farm-to-abattoir procurement services.

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Largest Line-Up Yet for UA’s May Multi-Breed Event

Next week’s May Multi-Breed Show and Sale will be the largest and most comprehensive selection yet at United Auctions’ (UA’s) Stirling Agricultural Centre.

253 pedigree bulls and females will be going under the hammer on Monday 7 May 2012 at the annual one-day event, which has been going from strength to strength over the past five years.

And this year will be the first time UA stages a breed society sale of Longhorns, one of the UK’s most ancient cattle breeds.

The May Multi-Breed Sale continues to be supported by Towergate Insurance.

It is run in conjunction with a special May show and of sale of commercial beef breeding cattle, which is sponsored by Carrs Billington who opened a new country store at the Stirling Agricultural Centre in March last year.

Full catalogue details can be downloaded from UA’s homepage www.uagroup.co.uk. The Multi-Breed Sale will be broadcast live on the webcam via UA’s website and as-it-happens news will be posted on the company’s Facebook page.

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

Opportunities for photographs are available from Sunday 6 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 – Mr B Harman, Grove Lane, Chesham
Simmental – Mr S Grant, Dellfield, Druid Temple Farm, Inverness
Limousin – Mr A Proctor, Swarland Old Hall, Swarland, Morpeth
Aberdeen Angus – Miss Angela McGregor, Newcairnie, Cupar

Show and sale programme
Sunday 6 May
12 noon – Charolais inspection
1 pm – Simmental inspection
2 pm – Limousin inspection
3 pm – Aberdeen-Angus inspection
4 pm – Beef Shorthorn inspection

Monday 7 May
8 am – Show of Charolais bulls followed by Simmental bulls, Limousin bulls & Aberdeen-Angus bulls
11.30am – Sale of Longhorn bulls (4) & females (10) followed by Salers bulls (5) & British Blue bull (1)
12 noon – Sale of Charolais bulls (65) followed by Simmental bulls (44) & females (2), Limousin bulls (57) & females (5), Aberdeen-Angus bulls (56) & Beef Shorthorn bulls (4)

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 sheep and cattle and provides farm-to-farm and farm-to-abattoir procurement services.

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February Bull Sales Sees Biggest Shorthorn Entry in 40 Years

United Auctions (UA) is set to welcome more than 1000 pedigree bulls and females from the UK’s leading herds at this year’s February Bull Sales.

The two-week national event is expected to attract around 12,000 Scottish, UK and international farmers, beef pedigree enthusiasts and visitors to the City of Stirling when Scotland’s leading livestock auctioneers host the Spring Bull Sales at their headquarters – the Stirling Agricultural Centre – from Monday 6th to Wednesday 8th February and from Monday 20th to Tuesday 21st February.

The February Sales includes a bumper entry of 127 Beef Shorthorns, including 90 bulls – the highest number forward since 1970.

The Sales will also see the dispersal of the Hurdcott Herd from Lady Glendyne after 34 years of breeding. 53 lots of pedigree Aberdeen Angus, noted for their excellent commercial qualities that have produced champion bulls at Perth, will go through the sale ring on Monday 6th February.

David Leggat MBE, Executive Chairman of UA, said: “We’re delighted with the numbers and quality of this year’s entries. It’s particularly pleasing to see resurgence of interest in the Shorthorn breed, as they were one of the original breeds on which the Perth Bull Sales were founded in 1865.

“We look forward to welcoming farmers from across the UK and beyond for what we expect to be an action-packed fortnight.”

Held under the auspices of the national breed societies, the February Bull Sales are again supported by the Bank of Scotland.

Customers and pedigree enthusiasts across the world can watch all the sales’ action via the live webcam accessed on UA’s website – www.uagroup.co.uk – while the latest show and sale news will be updated on UA’s Facebook page. Search for United Auctions.

Full catalogue details for the Sales are available to download from UA’s home page.

Opportunities for photographs will be available from Sunday 5th February onwards.

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

NOTES TO EDITOR

Judges

Aberdeen Angus – Mr Colin Hutchings, Kingsbrompton, Brompton Regis, Dulverton TA22 9NT

Beef Shorthorn – Charles Russell, Glenapp Farms Limited, Glenapp Estate Office, Ballantrae, Girvan, Ayrshire KA26 0NY

Salers – Mr Robert Milne, North Bethelnie, Old Meldrum, Inverurie AB51 0AN

Simmental -Ms Bridget Borlase, Saccombe Hill Farm, Saccombe Hill, Watton at Stone SG14 3NL

Limousin -Mr Eric Norman, Little Orton Farm, Little Orton, Carlisle CA5 6EP

Charolais -Mr Martin Ryan, Copperfield House, Cabra Thurles, Co Tipperary, Eire

 

Show and sale programme

 

Sunday 5th February
8.30am Aberdeen Angus inspection
1 pm Beef Shorthorn inspection
Monday 6th February
8 am Show of Aberdeen Angus females followed by bulls
1.30pm Show of Beef Shorthorn females followed by bulls
2.45pm Collective sale of Aberdeen Angus females (15), a draft from Rawburn (5), the dispersal of the Hurdcott Herd (53) and a draft from Belhaven (4)
4.30pm Collective sale of Beef Shorthorn females (38)
Tuesday 7th February
8 am Salers, British Blue and Blonde inspection
10.30am Sale of Aberdeen Angus bulls (234)
2 pm Sale of Beef Shorthorn bulls (89) followed by sale of Hereford bulls (3)
3.45pm Limousin inspection
Wednesday 8th February
8 am Show of Limousin females followed by bulls
12 noon Show of Salers
1 pm Sale of Limousin bulls (105) followed by Salers bulls (12), British Blue bulls (4), Blonde bulls (2) followed by Limousin females (8), Salers females (12)
Sunday 19th February
9 am Simmental bull inspection
12.30pm Charolais bull inspection
5 pm Show of Simmental females
Monday 20th February
8 am Show of Simmental bulls
12 noon Show of Charolais females followed by bulls
1.30pm Sale of Simmental bulls (179) followed Simmental females (30) then drafts from Skerrington (11), Dirnanean (5), Broombrae (6) and Derwentwood (4)
Tuesday 21st February
10.30am Sale of Charolais bulls (256) followed by Charolais females (5)

 

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Perth Bull Sales sale & show programme

The world-famous Perth Bull Sales are nearly upon us. This national event is taking place at United Auctions’ Stirling Agricultural Centre over two weeks, from Mon 7 to Wed 9 February and from Mon 21 to Tues 22 February 2011.

The Spring Sales are sponsored by Bank of Scotland.

Here’s the event schedule and list of judges. See you there!

SHOW AND SALE PROGRAMME

Sunday 6th February

9 am               Aberdeen Angus inspection

1 pm               Beef Shorthorn inspection

Monday 7th February

8 am               Show of Aberdeen Angus females followed by bulls

1.30 pm          Show of Beef Shorthorn females followed by bulls

3.30 pm          Collective sale of Aberdeen Angus females (26) followed by Draft from Rawburn and Elliot herd

4.30 pm          Collective sale of Beef Shorthorn females (22)

Tuesday 8th February

8 am               Salers, British Blue and Blonde inspection

10.30 am        Sale of Aberdeen Angus bulls (217)

2.30 pm          Sale of Beef Shorthorn bulls (54)

3.30 pm          Limousin inspection

Wednesday 9th February

8 am               Show of Limousin females followed by bulls

12 noon          Show of British Blue followed by Salers

1 pm               Sale of Limousin bulls (148) followed by British Blue bulls (7), Blonde bulls (2), Salers bulls (17) followed by Limousin females (15), Salers females (24) to include an important Draft sale of 16 maiden and yearling heifers from The Cumbrian herd

Sunday 20th February

9 am               Simmental bull inspection

12.30 pm        Charolais bull inspection

5 pm               Show of Simmental females

Monday 21st February

8 am               Show of Simmental bulls

12 noon          Show of Charolais females followed by bulls

1 pm               Sale of Simmental bulls (176) followed by Simmental females (49) including Drafts from the following herds – Dirnanean (6), Skerrington (12), Westridge (7)

Tuesday 22nd February

10.30 am        Sale of Charolais bulls (275) followed by Charolais females (22)

Judges

Aberdeen AngusMr W McLaren Jnr, Netherton Farm, Blackford, Perthshire.

Beef Shorthorn - Mr. D.J. Steen, Whitecastles Farm, Corrie, Lockerbie.

British Blue - Mr Kevin Watret, Northfield Park, Annan, Dumfries.

Salers - Alan Howatson, Barncaughla, Newton Stewart.

Simmental - Mr S Stronach, Berrylees Farm, Keith, Banff.

Limousin - Mr D Graham, Mains of Burnbank Farm, Blairdrummond.

Charolais - Mr John Christie, Nethercarse Farm, Kippen.

Tel:  01786 473055

Email: stirling@uagroup.co.uk

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Standing room only at Perth Bull Sales, Stirling

Online press round-up of the Sales below.

There was standing room only at Stirling’s new auction mart this week as United Auctions (UA) hosted their world-famous Perth Bull Sales.

And as the Autumn Sales marked the second year in the Stirling venue, the company welcomed a ten per cent boost in the number of entries for the three-day event.

From Monday 18 to Wednesday 20 October, 880 pedigree cattle from Scotland, England and Wales – including 80 bulls and females from Northern Ireland, the largest consignment in a decade – came to Stirling Agricultural Centre.

Around 10,000 people attended the Sales, providing a real financial injection to the local economy during the off-peak tourism season.

The top price of 12,000 guineas (equivalent to £12,600) was reached on Monday for an Aberdeen Angus bull called Blelack Jubilee from Graeme Massie, Blelack, Dinnet, Aberdeenshire.

Reserve Senior Angus Champion, Scholland Duplicator, from brothers John and Leslie of Virkie, Shetland made 10,000 guineas (equivalent to £10,500).

David Leggat MBE, Executive Chairman of United Auctions, said:“We had a successful three-day event despite trade being down on last year’s prices due to various factors affecting the beef industry.

“Nonetheless, the October Sales were a great spectacle and we welcomed around 10,000 visitors from across the UK, USA, Canada and New Zealand to witness the Sales first hand with more than 2000 people watching online.

“We were also delighted to see continued support from elected members who took part in the prize-giving and were pleased to meet with local farmers and pedigree enthusiasts.

Mr Leggat added: “We look forward to hosting the bigger Spring Bull Sales next year, which take place over two weeks in February 2011.”

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Stirling Observer, 20 October 2010

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Farmers Guardian, 20 October 2010

Lomas Talks Livestock, 20 October 2010

The Scotsman, 21 October 2010

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