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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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Simmental UK breed record smashed at Stirling Bull Sales

The UK breed record for Simmentals was smashed to smithereens this afternoon (Monday 18th February) at the Stirling Bull Sales by a whopping 45,000gns (equivalent to £47,250) price tag.

The senior and overall champion bull Bel Dhu Capercaillie (lot 147) from consignor WG MacPherson of Blackford Farm, Croy, Invernessshire was sold to Simmental Judge Iain Green in partnership with Andrew Anderson of Smallburn Farms, Elgin by auctioneer and Executive Chairman David Leggat.

It took around three minutes for the UK record of 22,000gns (set three times previously for Omorga Samson, Dirnanean Typhoon and Dirnanean Bradley) to be eclipsed in a packed sale ring, which drew gasps and applause.

Watch our YouTube video

Photo credit: MacGregor Photography.

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For further information

United Auctions – Jenny Kumar of JK Consultancy on 07989 55719 / jenny@jkconsultancy.com

British Simmental Cattle Society – Neil Shand, Breed Secretary on 0771 3158036 or neil@britishsimmental.co.uk

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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

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.