Charolais again remained one of the top breeds at United Auctions Stirling Bull Sales, when the sale topped at 20,000gns and produced an average of £6627, up £892 on last year.

However, a disappointing number were sold, with only 43 falling to the hammer, 20 fewer than 2019, hitting a 60% clearance rate.

Sale leader was Gretnahouse Primate from Alasdair Houston, Gretnahouse, Mossknowe House, Kilpatrick Farming, when this lad was knocked down at 20,000gns to Dumfriesshire breeder, Hamish Goldie, South Bowerhouses, Ruthwell. He is a son of Westcarse Jimmy, and out of the home-bred dam, Gretnahouse Iugesse.

Hitting the 16,000gns bid was Glenericht Pablo from Allen Drysdale, Middle Drimmie, Blairgowrie. This April 2019 born bull is backed by home-bred genetics, being sired by Glenericht Limpet, out of Glenericht Juicygirl, and headed home with Colin and Fiona Wight, Carwood Farm, Biggar.

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