Coldrochie Beef Shorthorn dispersal peaks at 20,000gns

Sale leader, stock bull Fearn Godfather

Fearn Godfather commanded the leading 20,000gns bid in Stirling on 5 February when Douglas McMillan, Luncarty, Perthshire staged the first of his two part Coldrochie Beef Shorthorn herd dispersal.

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Beef Shorthorn lead Stirling bull sales at 20,000gns

Millerston Kasper 20,000gns

Millerston Kasper 20,000gns

Beef Shorthorn bulls led the Stirling bull sales’ trade at 20,000gns on Monday 5 February at the breed society’s official annual spring fixture. Five entries sold for five figures, whilst 59 lots averaged £5,803.

Beef Shorthorn Cattle Society secretary, Joanna Bailey commented: “The day’s solid trade was fuelled by suckler producers continuing to seek genetics that will deliver a low input, low cost functional suckler cow – milky, hardy and fertile, with a quiet temperament and great longevity. They were also aware that the steers are continuing to find a ready market influenced by Morrisons Shorthorn Beef scheme.”

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Stirling Beef Shorthorn bulls peak at 12,000gns

Sale leader and male champion, Grovewood Jackson at 12,000gns

Sale leader and male champion, Grovewood Jackson at 12,000gns

13 bulls averaged £5,121 +£2,100 on 2016 81% clearance; 48 females averaged £2,890

Beef Shorthorn met a strong, level demand with bulls selling to a new October breed record top of 12,000gns and £5,121.00 average at the breed society’s official autumn sale at Stirling on Monday 23 October.

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Skipton Beef Shorthorn females achieve new 6,500gns centre record

Sale leader, Clipper X1152 of Upsall at 6,500gns

Sale leader, Clipper X1152 of Upsall at 6,500gns

52 heifers averaged £2,404, 97% clearance

Beef Shorthorn females met an exceptional demand from a packed ringside selling to a new Skipton centre breed record top of 6,500gns and £2,404 average for 52 heifers, with 97% clearance, at the breed society’s official autumn sale on Wednesday 8 November.

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Worcester Beef Shorthorn females in strong demand selling to 4,100gns

Beef Shorthorn females met a strong demand selling to a top of 4,100gns at the breed society’s official sale at Worcester on Saturday 23 September 2017.

Sale leader at 4,100gns was Podehole Tessa Jest TI +25, SRI +20, a white, two and a half year old heifer within the breed’s top 10%, by Podehole Fandango, out of a homebred dam and sold in calf to Rickerstown Jackaroo. Jest who was one of a draft of heifers from Harry Horrell, Thorney, Peterborough was secured by A Haigh, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire.

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