Following hot on the heels of a great days trading at Carlisle the autumn round of British Limousin Cattle Society sales moved onto Stirling on Monday 22 October. In trade that was just as robust as at Carlisle two lots shared the days top price honour of 11,000gns.

With an 80% clearance rate the hammer went down on 49 bulls, 8 more than in the corresponding sale last year to an average of £5,182, up £119 year on year.

Commenting on the sale BLCS Chief Executive Iain Kerr said “Once again we have seen that commercial producers are homing in on the breed, chasing efficiency and carcase quality at the same time. The emphasis on bulls with good figures is clear, producers want easy calving bulls that are going to consistently produce fast finishing progeny, amid great uncertainty in selecting Limousin they are seeking to future proof their businesses”

First up at 11,000gns was the May 2017 born Knock Nicol from Mr A Howie, Stuartfield, Petersfield who had been tapped out as Overall Champion in the pre-sale show by Judge Mr Michael Robertson, Mid Fodderletter, Tomintoul, Ballindalloch. Nicol, by Goldies Goldfinger and out of Knock Hopscotch was knocked down to well known buyer Terry Coghill who runs his Hekra pedigree Limousin herd alongside his commercial enterprise in Birsay on the island of Orkney.

Knock Nicol, 11000gns

Making the same money was Burnbank Northernlad from Messrs D and L Graham, Blairdrummond, Stirling. This June 2017 born bull by Glenrock Ventura out of Burnbank Evita was purchased by Bob and Kay Adam for their Newhouse Limousin herd at Glamis, Forfar.

Full results to follow.