WITH more than 750 entries for United Auctions’ forthcoming bull sales at Stirling, this year’s three-day event boasts another packed programme of breed shows, sales and herd production/dispersals.
The event, staged at United Auctions’ Stirling Agricultural Centre, from Sunday, October, 22 to Tuesday 24, will see a return of popular Sunday judging for the Aberdeen-Angus, Beef Shorthorn, Limousin and Salers breeds, with their sales taking place the following day on Monday, October 23.
Meanwhile, the shows of Charolais and Simmental pedigree cattle will be held on Monday 23, with sales taking place the following day on Tuesday, October 24.
This year’s autumn sales will also be buoyed by two major dispersal sales and a major reduction sale from three noted pedigree units.
On the Monday afternoon, the Lucas family’s Cheeklaw Aberdeen-Angus dispersal of 63 lots, will be staged, alongside a major reduction of the Orkney-based Baillieston herd of Charolais, which has 45 lots entered.
And, on the Tuesday, Boddington Estates’ show winning Sterling Simmental herd, founded in 1979, all the way from Cheltenham, will be dispersed.
John Roberts, United Auctions’ group sales director, said: “With an unrivalled choice across seven breeds of pedigree cattle in one location over three days, the Stirling Bull Sales is the best place to find the right genetics for your herd.”
The national event attracts thousands of visitors to the city of Stirling and the local economy sees an off-peak boost with hotels and restaurants especially benefitting from the numerous meetings, dinners and evening entertainment taking place alongside the sales.


Aberdeen-Angus – Robert Clarke, Shadwell Estate, Brettenham, Thetford.
Beef Shorthorn – James Nelson, 21 Carnduff Road, Carnduff, Larne.
Limousin – Chris Pennie, Gwern Yr Ychain, Llandyssil, Montgomery.
Charolais – David Barker, Sable House, Nuthampstead, Royston.
Simmental – Brian Sutherland, Connachie Farm, Kellas, Elgin.