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Sterling scores top at Stirling

The Coxhill herd from Mrs Lucinda Townsend stole the show at the 2024 May Stirling Bull Sales with their Champion, Coxhill Sterling selling for the top price of 7,800gns.

Sired by the record breaking 27,000gns Meonside Nidavellir and out of an Ex91 cow, Ballylinney Floss 239, he found a new postcode in Aberdeenshire with commercial breeders R & E Chapman, West Cockmuir, Strichen.

Mrs Townsend also achieved second top price at Monday’s sale with Coxhill Sherwood, a May 2022 born roan bull selling for 6,500gns to John Meikle, Dundee.

Standing Reserve during Sunday’s pre-sale show which was kindly judged by Mrs Emma Trueman from the Roundhill herd, was Westbroad Soloman from Mr D Welsh. Selling for 5,000gns to the Scottish Government’s Bull Stud, he was out of Westbroad Rusty 14th and sired by Millerston Paymaster.

With demanding outstripping the numbers of bulls forward, the breed saw an average of £6,038, a strong increase on the year of £2,223 per head with all bulls selling for commercial purposes.