Show: 8am, Sale: 1pm
The forthcoming sale of Limousin bulls scheduled at United Auctions’ Stirling Mart on Wednesday 6th February sees a terrific entry of 180 bulls catalogued in all. From the entry it is clear that the quality of bulls on offer is high and offers a depth in choice suitable for a range of purposes.
Limousin breeders across the UK are consistently producing bulls that are meeting the needs of the commercial producer. In addition, this Limousin sale sees: all bulls entered coming from herds within CHeCS- approved herd health schemes; almost 90% of bulls having full and robust performance figures; and all bulls being subject to a pre-sale veterinary inspection that includes locomotion, testicles, teeth, eyes, and docility. All bulls are sold under the National Beef Association’s carefully-worded breeding warranties which offer a further level of surety and confidence to buyers.
Performance Figures: Of the 180 bulls catalogued, over 88% come with full performance figures which indicate their genetic strengths for a variety of commercial traits. Analysis shows that a high proportion of these bulls have first class combinations of characteristics sought by commercial producers for producing suckled calves and for breeding replacement heifers. Herd Health: The BLCS places emphasis on health status. All bulls entered are from herds with CHeCS-approved health schemes. Within the catalogue, and at the pens, buyers are presented with herd health information relating to BVD, Johne’s, Lepto, IBR and TB status.
We recognise that commercial producers are looking for performance, and want easy-calving, easy-reared cattle that are growthy, feed efficient, go on and do well and hit the target grades with good yield. Limousin suckler cows also hit the mark and are easy calving, produce a regular calf, are cheap to keep, efficient, highly fertile, have tremendous longevity, and at the end of a productive life, have a top cull cow value. It’s this all-round economics, versatility, and above all profitability, that we think is attractive in what is a cost-conscious industry.
I do hope that this catalogue offers you a choice in market-relevant, quality bulls that deliver added value and bring performance and profitability. If there is anything around this sale that I can be of further help with then please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to seeing you there. Catalogues are available and can be viewed here on-line at www.limousin.co.uk or can be purchased from United Auctions at Stirling Agricultural Centre.
With best regards
BLCS Chief Executive