First online pedigree breeding bull sale sees livestock sold far and wide

With current restrictions in place regarding the live auction of pedigree bulls, Aberdeen & Northern Marts working with SellMyLivestock, this week hosted their first online sale of pedigree breeding bulls.

The online sale which took place on Tuesday 12th May saw an offering of 32 bulls, with an entry sold as far South as Cornwall. A total of 59 online bidders were registered ahead of the sale ensuring competition and trading transparency.

Grant Rogerson, Chief Executive of ANM Group said:

“Throughout the COVID-19 situation our team have been working extremely hard to ensure sales activity continues and that our members and customers have the support they need. Despite the latest changes and restrictions that come with selling livestock during these unprecedented times, we are extremely proud to have been able to facilitate this pioneering auction, which has provided yet another route to selling livestock within the market. It has been promising to have seen so many bidders from across the country taking part within the online sale whilst staying safe at home. Going forward we intend to host more fully online live sales and we will continue to encourage buyers to bid via our Thainstone Online platform.”

Topping the sale at 8,000 Guineas was tremendous Limousin Bull, Black Nike which was sold to a buyer in Forfar. Limousin bulls were by far the easiest to cash enjoying a 100% clearance.

Simmental Bulls were in particular demand, achieving a clearance of 5 out of 7 sold and topping at 5,000 Guineas for Islavale Juke which will be moving North to Wick shortly. Next top price in Simmentals was 4,000 Guineas for Auchorachan Jackson which was sold to a Cornwall bidder.

Charolais Bulls met a more selective trade topping at 3,800 Guineas for Bonnykelly Oscar which was sold to a local buyer.

Sale averages included:
  • 5 Simmentals £3948
  • 6 Limousins £4498
  • 2 Charolais £3045
  • 1 Aberdeen Angus £2100
  • 14 Bulls average £3922.50