Charolais lead the spring trade at Stirling bull sales 2019

Source: https://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/taking-stock/charolais-lead-the-spring-trade-at-stirling-bull-sales-2019

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Charolais topped breed averages and clearance rates at Stirling bull sales this week (Tuesday 19 February). Altogether, 121 bulls averaged £6,063 and sold to the highest 83.5% clearance of the spring sales.   Society chief executive Peter Phythain said he was “absolutely delighted” with the sale, despite all of the doom and gloom in the […]

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