• Ranfurly heifers top at 5400gns & 4900gns• Omorga heifers at 4700gns & 4400gns• Cladymore heifer at 4600gns• Ten-month-old ‘Miss Crumble’ tops Commercials at 2700gns Female champion at 50th Anniversary Simmental Spectacular was Ranfurly Weikel 40th L10 sold...
• 57 bulls sold, up 5 on the year• Bulls average £5961, up £372 on the year• 22 bulls sell at 6000gns or more, with three at five figures• 7 Islavale bulls average £9185• Corskie lead female trade at 6000gns Auchorachan Landmark 18,000gns The junior bull Auchorachan...
57 bulls sell to average £5961, up £372 on the year. Lot 777, Auchorachan Landmark 20 from D & R Durno & Sons, topped the Sale at 18000gns. The Auchorachan Hercules sired bull, out of Auchorachan Holly, led the Sale, being purchased by Mr B Grant, of the...
Simmental Society involved in trials in Cumbria and Yorkshire dales.
Monitoring the performance of different breeds of cattle on commons or rough grazing
The aims of which are to increase understanding of how grazing breeding or growing cattle on a common, allotment or other rough grazing affects:
• growth rates of the animals
• the quality and quantity of grass available in-bye for conservation or feeding other stock
• the rough grazing vegetation
And identify any problems with grazing rough ground or a common
We are monitoring:
• Growth rates or condition score changes
• Grass quality on rough ground
• Grass quality and some growth rates on in-bye
• Fertiliser inputs on in-bye
• Any health problems or management issues
• Cost/ benefit analysis
6 of the 12 farmers participating have some Simmentals or Simmental crosses in their herds.