Hussar of Upsall, sale leader at 9,500gns
Beef Shorthorn bulls sold to a top of 9,500gns whilst females led the trade at 4,800gns at the society’s spring sale in Stirling on Monday 1 February.
“Quality bulls accompanied by high breeding values met a ready demand from suckler producers during what was a sticky sale underpinned by the current beef farming climate, yet trade for females continued as strong as ever with an 88% clearance,” commented breed society secretary, Frank Milnes.
Sale leader at 9,500gns was Hussar of Upsall TI +17, SRI +20, a 22 month old red and little white by Broughton Park Thunder and out of a homebred dam. Bred and exhibited by the Hon Gerald Turton, Upsall, Thirsk, he sold to Glenarm Shorthoen Beef, to run with its 100 cow suckler herd. “We’d already picked out Hussar beforehand on his Breedplan data, in particular calving ease, eye muscle area and intramuscular fat, and he’s from a good damline. When we arrived to Stirling we found him to be the most easy fleshing bull on the yard,” said farm manager, Bryan Wilson. “Added together, those components made Hussar the ideal bull to put over our commercial herd which produces high quality branded beef, the majority of which is sold to Fortnum & Mason and high end London restaurants.”