Upsall herd dominates Skipton pedigree Beef Shorthorn highlight

The Hon Gerald Turton, left, receives the Skipton Beef Shorthorn supreme champion heifer trophy from judge Willie McLaren, joined by stockman Ian Park.

The Hon Gerald Turton, left, receives the Skipton Beef Shorthorn supreme champion heifer trophy from judge Willie McLaren, joined by stockman Ian Park.

The Hon Gerald Turton's Upsall Shorthorn herd near Thirsk – the oldest in Britain – made a clean sweep of the top honours and also achieved the leading prices at the fifth annual show and sale of pedigree beef breeding cattle staged on behalf of the North of England Beef Shorthorn Club at Skipton Auction Mart. (Wed, Nov 5)

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Stirling Beef Shorthorns meet solid commercial demand

Chapelton Festival 6,500gns

Chapelton Festival 6,500gns

Beef Shorthorns met a strong, level demand driven by the commercial sector in Stirling on Monday 20 October at the breed’s official autumn sale where bidding peaked at 6,500gns and 90 females sold to average £2,172 and achieve over 90% clearance.

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Carlisle Beef Shorthorn bulls peak at 6,500gns; females 4,500gns

Willingham Fomalhaut 17000gns

Lowther Fitzroy 6500gns

New average £2,725 female breed record, 100% female clearance
 
A new female Beef Shorthorn average of £2,725 was established with 100% clearance confirming the insatiable demand for the breed, whilst bulls sold to 6,500gns at the society’s official sale in Carlisle on Friday 23 May.

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Stirling Beef Shorthorn bulls smash records

Willingham Fomalhaut 17000gns

Willingham Fomalhaut 17000gns

New 17,000gns breed record; new £5,457 breed record average for 51 bulls; 72% clearance

Beef Shorthorn records were smashed at the society’s spring bull sale in Stirling on Tuesday 4 February with a new 17,000gns breed record top call and a new record average of £5,457 for 51 entries sold, whilst a record six entries sold for five figures.

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