Simmental bull sets new Thainstone record despite snow

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Farmers Weekly

Thainstone’s Royal Northern Spring Show topped at 13,000gns for a Simmental bull on Wednesday (28 February), hitting a new centre record for the breed. Blackford Hero was exhibited by WG MacPherson, Blackford, Cloy, and was knocked down to G Hayes, Lakeview Farm, Upper Ballinderry, on a day of strong bidding in the face of dreadful weather. Hero is 23 months old and was the red ticket winner in his class. He is by Kilbride Farm Doubleaction and out of Blackford [&#8230…

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