United Auctions held the Beef Shorthorn Society Sale on Sunday 21st February 2021. A string of entries from Hon G Turton, Thirsk, North Yorkshire was led at 6,500gns by Numero 1 of Upsall (P) TI +40, SRI +46, MI+27, a 21-month-old dark roan by King David of Upsall. The buyer was John White and Sons, Selkirk, Roxburgh.
Next up was another King David of Upsall son, this time the 20-month-old roan Nehemiah of Upsall (P) TI +31, SRI +28, MI+28 made 6,000gns to McDowell Habost, Lochs, Isle of Lewis.
The third Upsall Bull was a 22-month-old red Grenadier of Upsall (P) son, Nebuchadnezzar of Upsall (P) TI +34, SRI +36, MI+25 secured a 6,000gns bid from G Gunn, Blairgowrie, Perthshire.
The final 6,000gns call went to North Easter of Upsall (P) TI +19, SRI +25, MI+23, a 21-month-old roan Firefox of Upsall(P) son. The buyer was W MacPherson, Carbost, Isle of Skye.
Hon Gerald Turton quoted ……..
‘2020 has been a tough year for all with COVID19, especially for farming and what with limited opportunities to sell stock. Therefore we welcomed the opportunity for the Stirling Sale this February and being able to showcase some of our Upsall Shorthorns.
The Bulls went up to Stirling, with George and Maureen McCulloch, our Stocksman who has them looking in fine fettle.
We welcomed a great deal of support at the sale and appreciated some good feedback on the stock. Many thanks to our supporters and the buyers at the sale and we wish the owners of these fine new bulls a successful breeding this year and for many years to come.
We look forward to getting back to some sort of normality, once the government starts to lift restrictions.’
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