The British Limousin Cattle Society’s May 2014 Sale at Stirling takes place on Monday, May 5th at UA’s Stirling Mart, commencing at 12 N00n.
67 bulls and 16 females have been entered from 30 vendors for the Stirling Sale. On Monday 3rd May the bulls for sale can be viewed at the pre-sale show which will commence from 8am (Limousin will be the third breed shown)and is being judged by Andrew Gammie of the noted Westpit & Conveth Herds, Drumforber, Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire.
LIMOUSIN SALES FOCUSED ON THE CUSTOMER
The British Limousin Cattle Society’s Sales are built firmly around the needs of the customer and aimed at delivering the highest level of buyer’s confidence. Breeders are striving to provide high quality added value animals within the Society’s all-round structured Society sales programme of customer focused services
Here are just some of the services and assurances that buyers and customers will have at the forthcoming BLCS Sale at Stirling.
Herd Health Information: All vendor’s herds have up-to-date Herd Health information included in the Vendor’s Index in the catalogue. This contains information on TB status; membership of CHeCS health schemes; Johnes, BVD, IBR and Lepto status.
Performance Recorded: A high percentage of the bulls entered are from fully performance recorded herds and have Estimated Breeding Values displayed. Buyers can take advantage of the performance indicators that can help in the selection of traits for calving ease, growth and muscle, milk, docility, and gestation length. Prior to the sale the on-line BASCO database provides you with the Limousin herdbook at your finger tips where you can look up and research the pedigrees and figures of sale animals and their families. Go to www.limousin.co.uk and click on the BASCO icon.
Inspected Bulls: At the May 2014 Sale, bulls entered will be subject to a pre-sale inspection conducted by two veterinary inspectors and an appointed Society inspector. Bulls will be weighed and must pass a pre-determined weight for age standard. A veterinary examination of testicles, eyes, teeth and general health is also conducted. Testicles are inspected, measured and must pass a minimum size. Bulls are also inspected for locomotion, general conformation, and docility.
Pre-sale Show: The pre-sale show of bulls allows buyers to visually assess, compare and select the bulls of their choice to bid on.
NBA Breeding Warranties: Providing a level of post sale guarantee, bulls are sold under the National Beef Associations Breeding Warranties. These carefully crafted industry standard rules provide buyers with guarantees, to timelines, on the bull’s fertility.
Taurus Insurance: Available at all BLCS sales, Taurus also provides fall of hammer insurance cover for both vendors and buyers. The attractive Luck Penny Insurance incorporates NBA Breeding warranty, All Risks Mortality, and Loss of Use.
Choice & Value: Consistently of a high standard at Society Sales, there are first class bulls ideally suited to a variety of markets and at all levels of budget. The majority of bulls sold at Society sales are between 3000 – 5000gns. High quality at real value.
The Society’s website, www.limousin.co.uk, will keep you up to date with all the news in the run up to the sales and with its post reporting. So come to the Limousin Sales with confidence and where the Society, the breeders within, and the auctioneers are working hard on the customers behalves.