Scotland’s leading livestock auctioneers will welcome the bumper entry of Aberdeen-Angus bulls (98) and females (174) to Stirling Agricultural Centre where 771 pedigree bulls and females across eight breeds - including Beef Shorthorn, Limousin, Simmental, Charolais, Salers, British Blonde and Lincoln Red cattle - will be on show and sale from Sunday 21 October to Tuesday 23 October 2018.
The busy three-day programme, supported by all-year sponsor Galbraith, begins on Sunday 21 October with the judging of Aberdeen-Angus in the morning, followed by Beef Shorthorn cattle and a parade of Salers, British Blue and Lincoln Red bulls in the afternoon. Their sales will be held on Monday 22 October.
The pre-sale show of Charolais bulls will be held on Monday morning followed by Simmental cattle in the afternoon with the sales of both breeds taking place the following day, on Tuesday 23 October.
Commenting on the significant increase of Aberdeen-Angus breed entries at the Autumn Bull Sales since the world-famous event relocated to Stirling Agricultural Centre, John Roberts, United Auctions’ Group Sales Director, said:
The number of Aberdeen-Angus bulls forward this October is testament to the breed gaining in popularity with demand for grass-fed beef continuing to grow as well as the increase in values that the Angus premium brings.
It’s also fantastic to see so many Aberdeen-Angus females being sold through the market system at Stirling, demonstrating the strength and importance of the sale ring.