Stirling bull sales: Cheeklaw heifer leads AA trade at 20,000gns

Source: http://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/stirling-bull-sales-record-cheeklaw-heifer-leads-angus-trade-20000gns.htm

Farmers Weekly

A new Aberdeen Angus maiden heifer record was set by the Cheeklaw herd dispersal on Monday (23 October) as Angus cattle saw good demand and a solid day’s trading. Bulls averaged £5,063, which was £316 back on the year and females topped at 8,000gns to level at £3,036. Standing out among an exceptional consignment from the Cheeklaw herd was the record-breaking maiden heifer Cheeklaw Pru. She is a Cardona Proud Punch daughter, which was knocked down to Irish bidders N…

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