Record numbers as May Bull Sales welcomes Highlanders

United Auctions' May bull sales next month is set to stage a record number of entries and a new format extended over two days.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 18th April 2016, 1:31 pm
Updated Monday, 18th April 2016, 2:35 pm

And, in a first for the Bull Sales, Scotland’s leading livestock auctioneers will host the official show and sale of Highland cattle as part of the national event.

To accommodate the largest-line up in the history of the event, the format has been expanded and will take place at Stirling Agricultural Centre from Sunday, May 1st to Monday, May 2nd 2016.

The Multi-Breed event is sponsored by Agricar.

Pre-sale judging of Charolais, Simmental and Highlanders will take place on Sunday afternoon while the shows of Aberdeen-Angus, Beef Shorthorn and Limousin livestock will be held on Monday morning, followed by all sales.

John Roberts, sales director and auctioneer at UA said: “We’re delighted to welcome the Highland breed to the Centre for their first pedigree sale. The addition to the May Bull Sale of this much-admired breed speaks volumes about the event’s growth in popularity from its very modest beginnings.

“No less than 132 of the UK’s leading herds have consignments forward. We anticipate a comprehensive show of excellent bulls with genetics that will have wide appeal to beef producers.”

20 pedigree Highland bulls and females will go under the hammer of Dalmally-born auctioneer Raymond Kennedy at 10.45 on Monday morning.