Scotland's leading livestock auctioneers will host no less than 962 pedigree bulls and females on show and sale at the February Bull Sales. The two-week event takes place at Stirling Agricultural Centre from Sunday 4 February to Monday 5 February and continues from Sunday 18 February to Tuesday 20 February 2018 at United Auctions' headquarters, Stirling Agricultural Centre.
Importantly, February 2018 marks the start of sole, all-year sponsorship by Galbraith of the Stirling Bull Sales which take place in February, May and October annually. The leading independent property consultancy has a long, strategic partnership with United Auctions, which continues to go from strength to strength. The national farm sales centre of Galbraith is based at the Agricultural Centre in the City of Stirling and together with United Auctions, the two Stirling businesses employ more than 350 people. George Purves, Managing Director of United Auctions said:
The Stirling Bull Sales are well recognised as one of the most important dates in the farming calendar. Three times a year the City enjoys an out-of-season influx of visitors with demand in hotels, bars, restaurants and conference facilities providing a welcome local economic boost. Gaining year-long support from Galbraith of this world-famous event represents a significant investment in and long-term commitment to the City of Stirling, to Scottish agriculture, and beyond. We're delighted to welcome them as sole sponsor from this year going forward.
Simon Brown, head of rural and residential sales and lettings at Galbraith, said:
The Stirling Bull Sales showcase the best pedigrees in the country and we're delighted to support such a prestigious event.
This sponsorship is testament to our commitment as rural specialists and allows us to gain greater brand exposure amongst our target audience. We very much look forward to strengthening our successful relationship with United Auctions throughout the year.
Provost of Stirling Council, Christine Simpson, said:
The Stirling Bull Sales go from strength to strength attracting an increasing number of visitors, both local and international who contribute significantly to our City's economy. I would like to pay thanks to United Auctions, who organise and host this prestigious event and to Galbraith for their continued generous sponsorship.