The stage is being set at the Stirling Agricultural Centre for a cast and audience of thousands when the curtain goes up for the Stirling Bull Sales next week.
In the spotlight will be 809 pedigree bulls and females across nine breeds for Show and Sale from Monday October 20th to Wednesday October 22nd.
United Auctions hosts the three-day event, which is sponsored by leading independent property consultancy, CKD Galbraith for the eighth year.
One of the biggest dispersal sales in the recent history of the breed will take place when the Glenbuchat Angus herd go under the hammer on Monday 20th October, the first day of the event.
Former Scotland rugby captain David Sole of Glenbuchat Farms, Donside, Aberdeen is retiring from farming and selling his entire herd, totalling 96 lots, which he established in 2007.
The prestigious herd, which is part of the Hi Health scheme, has bred a Senior Champion Bull at February Bull Sales in 2012 and an Overall Champion Bull in this year’s one-day Bull Sale in May.
Scotland’s leading livestock auctioneers will welcome special guests over the first two days of the sales, including Stirling Council’s Provost, the Consulate-General of Japan and key industry players.
Keen-eyed spectators will also spot filming taking place as BBC On The Farm will be following Sybil and George MacPherson, one of the farming families being documented in the programme, to be broadcast in 2016.
David Leggat, Executive Chairman of United Auctions, said: “The famous three-day Bull sale is the largest collective show and sale of pedigree cattle in the UK and we’re particularly enthusiastic at the quality coming forward. With entries from the leading herds across the home nations, the real stars are the cattle and the place will be buzzing as they take centre stage.”
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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Aberdeen-Angus – Iain Mathers, Wardes, Kintore, INVERURIE
Beef Shorthorn – The Hon G Turton, The Grange, Upsall, THIRSK
Limousin – Colin Soutter, No 1 Whinfell Park, Brougham, PENRITH
Simmental – Peter Burgess, Tilbrook Farm, Lower Boddington, DAVENTRY
Charolais – Griff Morris, Mwche Farm, Llanstephan, CARMARTHEN
Show and Sale programme
|Sunday 19th October|
|9 am||Aberdeen Angus bull inspection|
|10 am||Beef Shorthorn bull inspection|
|11 am||Simmental bull inspection|
|1.30 pm||Limousin bull inspection|
|Monday 20th October|
|8.30 am||Show of Aberdeen Angus females followed by bulls|
|10.30 am||Show of Beef Shorthorn females followed by bulls|
|12.30 pm||Sale of Aberdeen Angus bulls (70) Beef Shorthorn bulls (35) & Herefords (3)|
|1 pm||Show of Limousin females followed by bulls, followed by Salers|
|2 pm||Sale of Aberdeen Angus females (108) including the disperal of the Glenbuchat herd (85)|
|3.30 pm||Sale of Beef Shorthorn females (102)|
|5 pm||Sale of Limousin bulls (103), Salers bulls (8), British Blue bulls (3), British Blonde bull (1) followed by Limousin females (18) & Salers females (7)|
|Tuesday 21st October|
|7 am||Charolais bull inspection|
|8.30 am||Show of Simmental females followed by bulls|
|1 pm||Show of Charolais females followed by bulls|
|1 pm||Sale of Simmental females (46)|
|2 pm||Sale of Simmental bulls (141)|
|Wednesday 22nd October|
|11 am||Sale of Charolais bulls (153) followed by females (12)|
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’.