A new Next Generation Sale will be staged by the British Simmental Cattle Society at Borderway Mart, Carlisle, on December 3, this year.

The new fixture will be for all classes of pedigree Simmental females, and with a further section for pedigree Simmental weaned calves born in the 2021 year. Held on one day, the event will include a show for the females, followed by the weaned calves with classes for bulls and heifers. The sale will be staged thereafter.

British Simmental Cattle Society’s president, Stewart Stronach said that the timing was ‘just right’ for the breed to introduce a high-profile society sale of pedigree females and with the new dynamic of a section of weaned calves.

“It is the aim that this fixture can quickly establish itself to be a showcase sale for the Simmental breed that provides the quality, performance and genetics for ‘next generation’ cornerstone cattle in herds across the UK.

"The introduction of a weaned calf section for registered calves born in the year of the sale is an exciting inclusion and a new way for breeders to market calves with breeding, style and potential. We hope that this sale will have something for everyone and will offer choice and opportunities for new and established pedigree breeders, and also for commercial producers.”