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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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UA Officially Renames Event as Stirling Bull Sales

United Auctions (UA) are to rebrand the Perth Bull Sales as the Stirling Bull Sales.

Scotland’s leading livestock auctioneers and procurement specialists have taken the decision to update the Bull Sales’ brand to reflect its Stirling location.

The world-famous event, established in Perth in 1865, takes place annually in February, May and October and attracts more than 22,000 UK and international visitors each year.

The Sales were transferred to Stirling in 2009 as part of the company’s amalgamation of its Perth and Stirling businesses into a single centre of operation at the new Stirling Agricultural Centre.

While it made sense to retain the internationally recognised brand at that time, it has become clear that the name creates misunderstanding regarding where the Sales actually take place as well as ambiguity in how to refer to them.

David Leggat, Executive Chairman of UA, said: “We are incredibly proud of the Perth element of the Bull Sales’ heritage, which is held dear to many people, including myself. However, the event has been known anecdotally as the Stirling Sales since they moved here nearly three years ago and we feel the time is right to officially adapt the name for clarity of location.”

Stirling Labour MP, Anne McGuire said: “I am delighted that UA have decided to rebrand the Bull Sales as the Stirling Sales. The success of the new Auction Mart has no doubt played a part in this decision. UA made a strong commitment to Stirling with the massive investment in the Mart, and as a strong supporter of the development since the beginning; I wish the newly renamed Stirling Bull Sales in October every success, which will attract buyers and sellers from all parts of the UK and beyond.”

Bruce Crawford, SNP MSP for Stirling said: “Changing the name to the Stirling Bull Sales makes sense and should help avoid confusion. I also feel that this change of name reflects the fact that the Bull Sales have been a very welcome addition to the Stirling area in recent years that have made this area at the very heart of Scotland’s agricultural industry.

“After great success in recent years, I am sure the Stirling Bull Sales will go from strength to strength in the years to come.”

Stirling Council’s Provost Mike Robbins said: ‘It’s terrific to see the renaming of the Bull Sales to reflect their new home here in Scotland’s heart. The Sales are a major event in the agricultural calendar and bring thousands of visitors to our area.’

The format and all other aspects of the Sales will remain the same.

The new brand comes into immediate effect with the first, official Stirling Bull Sales being the Autumn Sales held from October 22nd to 24th 2012.

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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

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 sheep and cattle, provides farm-to-farm and farm-to-abattoir procurement services and hosts the world-famous Stirling Bull Sales (formerly the Perth Bull Sales) at its HQ, the Stirling Agricultural Centre.

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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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Ambassador Award for UA’s David Leggat

United Auctions’ Executive Chairman David Leggat MBE has been honoured with an NFU Scotland Ambassador Award at the union’s annual dinner, held last night (Monday 13th February).

In front of 450 guests in St Andrews, Mr Leggat was praised for his support of the auction system in Scotland and his central role in the Perth Bull Sales, which have taken place at the company’s headquarters in Stirling since 2009.

Now in its fourth year, the ambassador award was set up by the National Farmers Union in Scotland, and supported by NFU Mutual, to recognise an individual who has played an important role in communicating the work, challenges and value of Scottish farming to a wider audience.

NFUS President Nigel Miller, who made the presentation, said: “David has been part of a quiet revolution in how livestock producers approach breeding, pushing selection beyond simple genetics and looks to adding value through using performance-recorded stock and defined health status.”

David Leggat said: “The award came as a complete surprise and it’s a great honour to receive it.”

Previous winners of the prestigious award are SAC’s Head of Communications Ken Rundle, agricultural journalist Dan Buglass, who was honoured posthumously, and one of Scotland’s favourite cooks Claire Macdonald.

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

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 sheep and cattle, and provides farm-to-farm and farm-to-abattoir procurement services.
  • UA deals with more than 18,000 customers across the UK and Ireland each year. Group turnover is in excess of £100 million and in 2008 the company celebrated its 150th year of operation
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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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70,000gn world breed record set in Stirling at Perth Bull Sales

A new world record price of 70,000 guineas (equivalent to £73,500) was set for the Charolais breed today (Wednesday, February 19th) on the last day of United Auction’s (UA’s) Perth Bull Sales.

Surpassing the previous record of 56,000 guineas, set in 1989, it establishes a new record for Scotland and for UA’s Stirling Agricultural Centre, the venue for the world-famous event.

It also achieves the Continental breed record average price – of £6,279 on 97 animals sold.

The Charolais bull, called Barnsford Ferny, took less than two minutes in the sale ring to attract the record-breaking price, sold by Stirling auctioneer David Brown.

Known as ‘Ferny’, the 17-month-old bull was bred and exhibited by Tom and Sheena Gatherer from Barnsford, Inchinnan, Glasgow. He is their first ever homebred beast to go through the ring and was sold to Charlie Boden of Mellor, Stockport.

“Achieving this price was beyond our wildest dreams,” said Sheena. “Being the first animal ever to sell we really had no idea how things would go, however as soon as he arrived at the mart, he amassed a number of admirers.”

With a herd of only three cows, the couple, who both work full time for the SPCA, established a pedigree Charolais herd on their 65-acre smallholding in 2007 with bull Alwent Broom, an early 50th birthday present for Tom.

Mr Boden said that Ferny had the size, scale, scope and muscle: “I needed a bull, and he was the boy. He looks like a real Charolais and he has the figures to match in particular for birthweight and eye muscle.”

David Leggat MBE, Executive Chairman of United Auctions, said: “It’s tremendously exciting to achieve a record price and to have a bull of such outstanding calibre through the ring. For the first-time sellers, a result like this is like a fairytale and it brings to a fantastic end a very successful Bull Week.”

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United Auctions – www.uagroup.co.uk
United Auctions (UA) are Scotland’s leading livestock auctioneers and procurement specialists. We 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.

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Bulls on the moo-ve to Perth Bull Sales

More than 843 pedigree bulls and females and around 10,000 visitors are heading to Stirling this weekend for the world-famous Perth Bull Sales® at the Stirling Agricultural Centre.

United Auctions (UA), Scotland’s leading livestock auctioneers, are set to welcome farmers and pedigree enthusiasts from Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland and beyond for the October Sales, which run from Monday, October 17th to Wednesday, October 19th.

The Autumn Sales will see a record entry of Beef Shorthorn females forward – 107 in total. The Sales also include the dispersal of the Kitewood herd from Aberdeenshire of 42 Aberdeen Angus females, which is attracting attention for its innovative breeding.

Said David Leggat MBE, executive chairman of United Auctions: “We expect there to be quite a buzz in the sale ring from the high quality entries on offer. Virtually every lot is sold with a herd health declaration and EBV (Estimated Breeding Value) figures, which look very impressive.”

A first for the Bull Sales this year is the ‘AI for RSABI’ sale of Bovine Genetics, which aims to raise funds for RSABI (the Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevolent Institution), Scotland’s charity helping people who have depended on the land.

The charity auction takes place at 5.30pm on Sunday, October 16th, for which more than 85 lots have been donated, including semen that is no longer available on the open market such as Tofts Romany, Rawburn Transformer, Dunlouise Jipsey Earl and Doonally New, as well as widely used bulls Glenlivet Single Malt, Omorga Samson and Grahams Unbeatable.

Said Mr Leggat: “We’re delighted to host this new event, which offers an exciting range of semen and helps raise awareness and funds for the charity.”

Added Eilidh Grieve, RSABI Development Officer for Central Scotland: “The auction is an important part of our fundraising program and we’re thrilled to have UA’s support and the platform of the prestigious Bull Sales.”

Held under the auspices of the national breed societies, the Perth Bull Sales® are sponsored by Scotland’s leading independent property consultancy CKD Galbraith.

Said Mr Leggat: “We’re pleased to have the continued support of CKD Galbraith, whose rural arm is now based at the Centre.”

Customers and pedigree enthusiasts across the world can watch all the action via the live webcam and follow the latest show and sale news on UA’s Facebook page.

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.

Email and pre-arranged telephone bids for the charity auction will be accepted and the catalogue can be viewed at www.rsabi.org.uk/central

Opportunities for photographs will be available from Sunday, October 16th onwards.
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NOTES TO EDITOR
Show and sale programme

Sunday, October 16th
8.30am – Aberdeen Angus bull inspection
10.00am – Beef Shorthorn bull inspection
10.15am – Limousin bull inspection followed by British Blues
12 noon – Simmental bull inspection
2.30pm – Charolais bull inspection
5.30pm – Charity auction of bull semen and embryos for Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RSABI).

Monday, October 17th
8.00am – Show of Aberdeen Angus females followed by bulls
10.30am – Show of Beef Shorthorn females followed by bulls
12.30pm – Sale of Aberdeen Angus bulls (83) & Beef Shorthorn bulls (11)
1.00pm – Show of Limousin females & Limousin bulls, followed by Salers & British Blue bulls
2.30pm – Sales of Aberdeen Angus females (75) to include dispersal sale of the Kitewood herd (42) also drafts from Rawburn (10); Cardona (6); The Moss (6); plus females from five other herds also embryos and semen
4.00pm – Sale of Beef Shorthorn females (107); Collective section of 65 followed by drafts from Glenisia (17); Grandtullybrae (10); Dunsyre (14)
5.00pm – Sale of Limousin bulls (118), Salers bulls (10) & British Blue bulls (8) followed by Limousin (21) & Salers (7) females

Tuesday, October 18th
8.00am – Show of Simmental females followed by bulls
1.00pm – Show of Charolais females followed by bulls
1.30pm – Sale of Simmental females (5)
2.00pm – Sale of Simmental bulls (181)

Wednesday, October 19th
10.30am – Sale of Charolais bulls (182) followed by sale of collective females (6) and drafts from Alsnow (7), Caithness (6) and Allanfauld (6)

Judges
Aberdeen Angus – Mr Donald MacPherson, Castlehills Farm, Castle Terrace, BERWICK -UPON –TWEED TD15 1PB
Beef Shorthorn – Mr Richard Rettie, 3 Aberdona Mains, Forestmill, ALLOA FK10 3QP
British Blue & Salers – Mr Paul Walker, Horsepool Farm, Bromsgrove Road, HUNNINGTON
B62 0JX
Simmental – Mr Robert Forde, Mullyknock, Tempo, ENNISKILLEN BT94 3AN
Limousin – Mr Dougie McBeath, Lower Greenyards, Bannockburn, STIRLING FK7 7BD
Charolais – Mr Harold Stubbs, 48 Innisroosk Road, Crummy, LISNASKEA Co Fermanagh

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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Next week: 900 bulls on parade at Perth Bull Sales

A grand selection of 900 pedigree bulls will be on show and sale this month at United Auctions’ Annual Perth Bull Sales, now held in Stirling.

The prestigious Spring Sales will run over two weeks, from Monday 7 to Wednesday 9 February and from Monday 21 to Tuesday 22 February at UA’s headquarters, Stirling Agricultural Centre.

Scotland’s leading livestock auctioneers will welcome farmers from across Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland with around 1079 entries to the national Sales.

They are held under the auspices of the national breed societies and sponsored by the Bank of Scotland.

David Leggat MBE, Executive Chairman of UA, is pleased with the quality of bull and female entries forward and particularly the health status of the cattle on offer. He said: “Along with the breed societies, we’ve been actively encouraging and promoting health declarations for many years. In addition to health certificates displayed above the bulls in the pens, for the first time virtually all the animals have health details listed in the catalogue index, making it easier for buyers to research this important area.

“Buyers will also be pleased to see that 97% of entries are supplied with Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs).”

Mr Leggat continued: “With our new, user-friendly website, it’s now even easier to download the breed catalogues and access the live webcam to watch the Bull Sales, wherever you are in the world.”

He added: “We’re delighted that Bank of Scotland continue to support the Spring Bull Sales and we look forward to welcoming the team, who will be presenting prizes at the show.”

Sales catalogues are available to download on the Perth Bull Sales’ page of UA’s new website at the same address www.uagroup.co.uk.

The new-look site reflects the company’s personal ethos by embracing social media to engage with customers and interest groups in different ways. Now you can read the latest UA-related and industry news via the RSS feed on the website and on Facebook, watch UA’s online videos on their dedicated YouTube Channel or scroll through the company’s image gallery on Flickr.

Opportunities for photographs will be available from Sunday 6 February onwards.

Show and sale programme

 

-ENDS-

NOTES TO EDITOR

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.

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