Strict controls at Stirling bull sales in May

Strict regulations and security controls will continue to be the order of the day at United Auction’s Stirling Bull Sales in May.

John Roberts, Group Sales Director for United Auctions.
John Roberts, Group Sales Director for United Auctions.

With 248 pedigree bulls and females forward for the live sale which takes place from Sunday 2nd to Monday 3rd May 2021, controls will remain in line with Scottish Government guidance.

With no pre-sale show, pedigree Charolais and Simmental cattle will go under the hammer on Sunday afternoon with a full sale day on Monday, starting with Salers females at 11am and followed by Limousin, Salers, Hereford and Beef Shorthorn bulls. The event closes with the sale of Aberdeen Angus bulls and females on Monday afternoon.

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Once again, the company said that no spectators would be allowed to attend the sales and entry to the ring and tic-tac would only be permitted to pre-registered customers who had a genuine intention to buy pedigree cattle.

All pre-registered buyers must wear a facemask at all times and maintain the 2m social distancing rule and a strict one customer per farming enterprise policy will be enforced.

John Roberts, Group Sales Director for United Auctions, said: “We’re operating under the same restrictions and Scottish Government guidance as we were in February. Our staff and customer safety continues to be of paramount importance and we urge everyone to abide by our regulations, which will be enforced.”

He said that should buyer registrations exceed capacity, a ballot would be drawn to determine attendance adding an online bidding facility would also be available for which all buyers should pre-register.