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Balbithan FaithFaith in Charolais sees record breaking prices

The Sedgemoor ring was filled to bursting for the dispersal of the Balbithan Charolais cattle and emotional goodbye to one of the breeds most renowned herds, on Thursday 12 October. The prices peaked at a sale centre record of 17,500gns and a new Charolais record average of £8550.65 for the 23 cows and calves sold, with cattle making their way to new homes in all four corners of the UK.

Andrew and Beth White established the Dorset based herd in 1987 with the purchase of just four females from the Warninglid and Cullum herds. In 1991 Herd manager Jane Haw joined the team and their combined passion has seen the herd become one of the most well-known in the country, securing numerous breed and interbreed titles including three Burke Trophy successes. The herd is most recognised for the powerful and graceful females who have dominated the show ring but its bulls have also shared the limelight, most notably Balbithan Vespasian who sold for 26,000gns at Perth in 2006 and who has gone to become a very successful sire for the Balthayock and Blelack herd, producing sons which have regularly featured at the Perth and Carlisle sales and have sold to 22,000gns. Read more…

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23-24th Stirling sale 128 males / 62 females + calves including the major reduction of the Baillieston Herd (42) on behalf of Mr W R Baillie 23rd October, Show of females followed by bulls 10am, Sale of females 3.15pm, 24th October, Sale of bulls 10.45am Contact: United Auctions Ltd Tel: 01786 473055 view Stirling catalogue view the Baillieston Catalogue


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This year it was the Welsh region that came out on top when they secured the junior and senior titles as well as claiming first and second places in the team competition. Read more…

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