ON Monday, May 3, a crowd of pedigree and commercial br-eeders made their way to Stirling Auction Centre, to the first May sale of the season.
Bulls from 15 of the top herds across Scotland and the north of England came together to offer their stock under the hammer. Averaging £4,641, demand was strong with an increase of £186.02 on 2020.
The British Limousin Cattle Society Breed Sec-
retary Will Ketley com-mented: “I would like to extend my thanks to the vendors for their continuous support to the sale and am looking forward to having a pre-sale show return back to Stirling in the autumn. Appreciation must also go to the purchasers and under bidders.”
Topping the trade was Maraiscote Paragon, the first of two bulls brought forward from Mr J Nimmo, Bogside Farm, North Lan-
arkshire, which sold at 7500gns. The June-2019 born bull was sired by Bassingfield Machoman and out of homebred cow Jeanie. Paragon obtains two sets of the F94L myostatin gene and a beef value of 48. Snapped up by commercial buyers Messrs Steel, he heads home to Lesmahagow, Lanark.
Next in line at 6800gns was Lomond President, from Mr A Orr, Lomondmuir Farm, Kinross.
The July-2019 born em-
bryo calf is sired by Cloughhead Empire and out of Lodge Femme. Displaying myostatin of F94L/NT821, he attracted commercial breeder T Howden, Stanley, Perth.