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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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United Auctions introduces new Judge’s Medal by Iona Crawford at Stirling Bull Sales

United Auctions (UA) have commissioned one of Scotland’s most exciting artist designers to create an exclusive medal for Judges in honour of the first, official Stirling Bull Sales.

Iona Crawford, who is originally from Stirling and works internationally as an artist and fashion designer, was specially commissioned by Scotland’s leading livestock auctioneers to design the medal, which commemorates the Judges’ important role in the national event.

The Stirling Bull Sales will take place at UA’s Stirling Agricultural Centre from Monday October 22nd to Wednesday October 24th 2012 with 875 pedigree bulls and females on show and sale.

Iona Crawford grew up at Craigend Farm near Stirling, which is still worked by her parents Willie and Evelyn.

After graduating with a first class honours from Edinburgh College of Art she has gone on to establish an international reputation as a designer, working within both the fashion and luxury interiors industries. Drawing inspiration from the beauty and diversity of the Scottish countryside, Iona’s painterly practice is stimulated by her artistic impression of her surrounds.

In September of this year she spent time in New York, exhibiting during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Home Fashion Market Week and the Hamptons Fashion Weekend. After a brief few days back in Glasgow, Iona flew out to Chicago where she was invited to represent Scotland as part of a cultural trade delegation during the Ryder Cup.

Moulded in antique gold each of the 60mm diametermedals depicts the head and shoulders of a champion bull – complete with a rosette – against a backdrop of Stirling’s iconic landscape, including the Wallace Monument, Stirling Castle, the Craigforth Crag and Dumyat leading down to the Rivers Teith and Forth, which converge near the Agricultural Centre.

The medals will be presented to each of the seven Judges in a handcrafted Bury Elm wood box lined with green tweed. Each Judge’s name will be engraved on the reverse of the medal alongside the month and date of the Sales.

Neil McLean, UA’s Group Joint Managing Director who led on the project, said: “The introduction of the Judge’s Medal is an important new feature for the Stirling Bull Sales and, as far as we’re aware, is the first of its kind. It is a mark of respect for the Judges and their considerable knowledge, experience and skill.

“It’s been a real pleasure working with Iona on this project. Her passion for what she does is infectious and we’re delighted with the design, which perfectly tells the story of the Stirling Bull Sales.”

Iona Crawford said: “Whilst work dictates that I often travel internationally to promote my brand, at heart I am a Stirling farmer’s daughter and enjoy returning regularly to help out at Craigend and to hear what’s new on the farm.

“I have developed a deep love and fondness for the agricultural way of life which will never leave me, so I was honoured and delighted to be invited to design these unique medals.”

Stirling Bull Sales’ highlights

The Autumn Sales sees the largest entry of Beef Shorthorn heifers forward to date at the Autumn event – 122 in total will go under the hammer on Monday October 22nd.

On the same day, there will be a major reduction of the high-achieving Mosston Muir herd of pedigree Aberdeen Angus from Tom and Joyce Rennie of Forfar, which has won the Walker Shortbread Trophy seven times.

To mark the close of the Charolais Cattle Society’s Golden Anniversary year, Michel Baudot

President of Herd Book Charolais, will be welcomed from Magny-Cours in Central France to judge the Charolais entries on Tuesday October 23rd.  He will be the first Charolais Judge to receive the new Judge’s Medal.

In addition, two charity auctions of paintings will take place during the Sales with two paintings of Beef Shorthorn cattle raising funds for the Strathcarron Hospice while the RSABI will be supported by the auction of two further paintings of bulls and a part-set of Aberdeen Angus Herd Books.

The agricultural charity will also have a trade stand at the Sales to raise funds for their support services.

David Leggat, UA’s Executive Chairman, said: “We’re delighted with the number and quality of entries on show and sale for the Stirling Bull Sales.

“Working with the breed societies, we strive to improve animal health and we’re proud that virtually all cattle entered have a health status declaration detailed in the catalogues.”

Mr Leggat continued: “We’re particularly pleased to have the continued support of our long-standing sponsors of the October event CKD Galbraith, whose National Farm Sales Office is based at the Centre and with whom we work closely on a number of projects.”

Full catalogue details for the Sales are available on the pedigree page of UA’s website www.uagroup.co.uk along with access to the live webcam.

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NOTES TO EDITOR

  • Medals will be presented to each Judge at a private lunch or dinner following their respective show.
  • Opportunities for photographs of the event are available from Sunday October 21.st

 

Judges
Aberdeen Angus – Wanda Hobbs, 5 Wedderlie Cottages, Gordon TD3 6NW

Beef Shorthorn – David Scarth, Twatt Farm, Birsay, Orkney KW17 2LN

Limousin – Steven Priestley, Cracrop, Kirkcambeck, Brampton CA8 2BW

British Blue – Kenneth Veitch, Drumlone, Lisbellaw, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland BT94 5PN

Salers – Graham McClymont, Cuil, Palnure, Newton Stewart DG8 6BL

Simmental – Harold Stubbs, Derrycallaghan, Crummy, Lisnakea BT92 0PJ

Charolais – Michel Baudot, Agropole Du Marault, 58470 Magny-Cours, France

Show and Sale programme

Sunday 21st October
08.30 Aberdeen Angus bull inspection
10.00 Beef Shorthorn bull inspection
10.30 Limousin bull inspection followed by British Blues
12.00 Simmental bull inspection
14.30 Charolais bull inspection
Monday 22nd October
08.00 Show of Aberdeen Angus females followed by bulls
10.30 Show of Beef Shorthorn females followed by bulls
12.30 Sale of Aberdeen Angus bulls (88) & Beef Shorthorn bulls (27)
13.00 Show of Limousin females & Limousin bulls followed by Salers & British Blue bulls
14.30 Sale of Aberdeen Angus females (108)
16.00 Sale of Beef Shorthorn females (126)
17.00 Sale of Limousin bulls (115), Salers bulls (9), British Blue bulls (5) & Blonde (3), followed by Limousin females (10) & Salers females (16)
Tuesday 23rd October
08.00 Show of Simmental females followed by bulls
13.00 Show of Charolais females followed by bulls
13.30 Sale of Simmental females (25)
14.00 Sale of Simmental bulls (139)
Wednesday 24th October
10.30 Sale of Charolais bulls (172) followed by females (32)

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.

Issued on behalf of United Auctions by JK Consultancy. For further information please contact:

United Auctions – Jenny Kumar, JK Consultancy on 07989 557198 or jenny@jkconsultancy.com

Iona Crawford – Colin Grant, Spectrum PR on 07411 697666 or colin.grant@spectrumpr.co.uk

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Stirling to Host World Charolais Congress Gala Dinner

Stirling is set to welcome around 300 UK and international Charolais beef breeders for a special Gala Dinner this month, thanks to United Auctions and Stirling Council.

Scotland’s leading livestock auctioneers are a major sponsor of the 37th World Charolais Congress, which is being hosted in the UK from June 19th to 27th 2012 by the British Charolais Cattle Society to co-incide with its Golden Anniversary celebrations.

More than 200 international delegates will be attending the Congress from 12 major beef producing countries, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, USA and Zimbabwe. They will join scores of delegates from England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland to visit some of the UK’s most prominent Charolais herds and noted points of interest throughout the home nations, including the Royal Highland Show.

The Gala Dinner is the culmination of the UK tour and UA worked with Stirling Council to facilitate the evening event at Stirling Castle’s Great Hall on Saturday June 23rd.

This is the first time in 15 years that the formal meeting of global Charolais beef breeders has visited Scotland. Charolais is regarded as Europe’s number one beef breed, which reached a record-breaking 70,000gns (£73,500) at UA’s Bull Sales in October 2011.

Neil McLean, Joint Group MD of UA said: “Hosting this event in Stirling is a real benefit to the city as it represents an injection of around £1million to the local economy and cements Stirling as the heart of Scottish agricultural excellence.”

Over 70% of delegates’ time will be spent in Scotland, including visits to eight Charolais herds in Central and North East Scotland – some of the country’s most progressive and highest genetic merit pedigree herds.

Local Stirling farmer Andrew Hornall will host one such visit to his herd at Falleninch Farm near Stirling Castle on the afternoon of the Gala Dinner.

David Benson, Chief Executive of the British Charolais Cattle Society, said: “The Gala Dinner is the highlight of the World Charolais Congress and a major part of our golden anniversary celebrations. Charolais cattle were initially imported in the early 1960s to improve beef from the dairy sector before becoming an immediate success in the beef sector. Fifty years on and Charolais remains the leading continental beef terminal sire.”

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Issued on behalf of United Auctions by JK Consultancy. For further information please contact:

United Auctions – Jenny Kumar on 07989 557198 or jenny@jkconsultancy.com

British Charolais Cattle Society – Liz Snaith on 07974 678833

NOTES TO EDITOR

  • The Gala Dinner will include entertainment from Gaelic choir Gleusda and the Stirling and District Schools’ Pipe Band.
  • The World Congress is a biennial, peripatetic event. In 2010 it took place in the USA and the Czech Republic in 2008.

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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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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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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Bumper entry at Autumn Bull Sales

One year after the move to Stirling, United Auctions’ (UA’s) world-famous Perth Bull Sales® attract a ten per cent boost in entries on last year.

The leading livestock auctioneers will also see the largest consignment of bulls and females from Northern Ireland in a decade.

The Autumn Bull Sales start next week, from Monday 18th October to Wednesday 20th October 2010, at Stirling Agricultural Centre.

880 pedigree cattle from Scotland, England and Wales – including 80 bulls and females from Northern Ireland – are coming to UA’s Stirling-based headquarters for the October Sales.

The Autumn Bull Sales are held under the auspices of the national breed societies and are sponsored by CKD Galbraith.

 

For the second year, the Sales will be broadcast live over the Internet via audio webcam for those who can’t make the event in person. The webcast displays all the animal’s information on screen and can be accessed via a link on the home page of the website www.uagroup.co.uk

David Leggat, Executive Chairman of UA, said: “It’s exciting to see the significant increase in numbers and the quality of bull and female entries forward this year.

“For the past 15 years we’ve been encouraging vendors to demonstrate the health status of their herds so we’re pleased that this year we have the highest ever percentage of cattle health declarations.

“Buyers need only look at the number of impressive EBVs (Estimated Breeding Values) supplied in the catalogues to be confident of a first-class selection at this year’s Sales.

“We’re delighted that CKD Galbraith return as our main sponsor for the Autumn Bull Sales and are grateful for their support.”

Full catalogue details for the Sales are available on the pedigree page of UA’s website.

Opportunities for photographs will be available from Sunday 17th October onwards.

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NOTES TO EDITOR

Sunday 17th October

9.00 am – Aberdeen Angus bull inspection

10.30 am – Beef Shorthorn bull inspection

11.00 am – Limousin bull inspection

1.00 pm – Simmental bull inspection

Monday 18th October

7.30 am – Charolais inspection

 

8.30 am – Show of Aberdeen Angus females followed by bulls

11.00 am – Show of Beef Shorthorn females followed by bulls

1.00 pm - Sale of Aberdeen Angus bulls (77) & Beef Shorthorn (19) bulls

1.00 pm - Show of Limousin females followed by bulls, followed by Salers bulls

3.00 pm - Sale of Aberdeen Angus females (39) including drafts from Linburn, Fordel, Cardona & Kitewood followed by Beef                     Shorthorn females (106) including the annual draft from Glenisla, and drafts from Dunsyre, Uppermill and Glenrinnes

5.00 pm – Sale of Limousin bulls (108), Salers (17), Blonde (2) & British Blue (1) bulls followed by Limousin (13) & Salers (5)     females

Tuesday 19th October

8.00 am – Show of Simmental females followed by bulls

1.00 pm – Show of Charolais females followed by bulls

2.00 pm – Sale of Simmental bulls (149) followed by females (38)

Wednesday 20th October

10.30 am – Sale of Charolais bulls (216) followed by sale of collective females (14) and dispersal of the Kelton herd (73)

Judges

Aberdeen Angus – Mr Ian Campbell, C/o Allerbeck Farm, Lockerbie

Beef Shorthorn – Mr. D J Steen, Whitecastles Farm, Lockerbie

Limousin & Salers – Mr Mark Phillips, Broadoak, Carlisle

Simmental – Mr Liam Muir, Upper Onston, Orkney

Charolais – Mr WR Baillie, Biggings, Orkney

About United Auctions

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