United Auctions Stirling September Female Sale Report
Our CEO, Barrie Turner went to the United Auctions, Stirling centre on Saturday to the September sale of pedigree females, it was a very different place to the normal sale days with strict protocols in place to keep people distanced at two meters. A quiet sale ring with approved registered buyers only in attendance saw through the nine lots in quite a surreal environment but at least it was a return to the live sale ring for pedigree cattle.
Two consignees had lots entered, four females from the Threeburnford herd of Aberdeen-Angus from Angus and Patricia Glennie due to calve in November/December and five cow and calf units from the Scotsmill Aberdeen-Angus herd from Willie Lawson.
Threeburnford Bella R616, a five year old cow by Skaill Elvis N856 went to a top price of 1320 guineas.
Two cow and calf units went to a joint top price for Scotsmill Maggie Princess P415 and Scotsmill Pink Peony R564 of 2400 guineas both six year old cows both sired by Belhaven Rhetorical H065 (ET) with strong bull calves at foot.
Vendors and buyers should be prepared for a very different bull sale in October but as above stated we are back in the sale ring with live sales. The UA staff are policing the social distancing measures very strongly as if they are compromised this could lead to the marts having to have further sanctions to their activities which will affect the functionality of the whole agricultural economy.