Charolais bull trade peaks at 25,000gns

Source: http://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/taking-stock-charolais-bull-trade-peaks-at-25000gns.htm

Farmers Weekly

Charolais bulls met a solid commercial trade at Stirling on Tuesday 21 February at the breed’s official spring sale, when bidding peaked at 25,000gns. Nine lots traded at five-figure sums and 111 lots sold to an average of £6,121 – £161 up on the year with an 13% increase in clearance rate to 82%. Commenting on the sale, society chairman Andrew Hornall said: “There was no shortage of commercial traders in the market for a Charolais bull today and no […]

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