Simmentals continue Perth's bull sale success

UK - The incredibly strong trade for pedigree beef bulls continued yesterday in Perth when Simmentals were the focus of attention. The 114 sold averaged £4,486, a new record and an increase of £1,083 on last February. Equally remarkable was the fact that 82 per cent of all the bulls presented found new owners - any clearance in excess of 65 per cent is normally regarded as being acceptable.
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The feature of the day was a new breed record price of 22,000gns. This came for the overall champion - the November 2005 Omorga Samson from H & J Moore, Cookstown, Co Tyrone. The buyer was Adrian Ivory of Strathisla Farms, Meigle, Perth.

Next best, at 15,000gns, was the September 2005 Cairnview Snazzy from A J Wilson, Westcroft, Kilwinning, Ayr, selling to Billy Robson, Kilbride, Ballyclare, Co Antrim. Three bulls sold at 11,000gns. The first of this trio came from Finlay McGowan, Incheoch, Perth, selling to J Hollingsworth, Sheffield. At the same mark Gerald Smith, Drumslead, Aberdeen, joined forces with Strathisla Farms to secure one from Peter Kelly, Tempo, Co Fermanagh. The final call at 11,000gns saw Billy Robson sell to R P Bell, Co Armagh.

Source: The Scotsman
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