stirrling bull sales ring

Stirling Bull Sales is one of the highlights of the farming calendar for beef farmers all across the UK. It’s not only a fantastic shop window for the very best beef genetics, but it’s a chance for many to catch up. 

For all of the breed averages and top prices at Stirling, plus pictures of the best-selling lots in our dedicated show and sales blog Taking Stock

Here’s five things that only those who’ve been to the famous event will understand.

See also: To view a full selection of pictures from the two-day sale please visit our gallery.

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You can 99% guarantee it will be cold. If only the summer weather was as predictable.

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Even in the sub-zero temperatures you’re guaranteed to find someone in a kilt.

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Showing is hard work and you’ll nearly always find breeders resting nearby their prize beasts.

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Who said farming lacks glamour? More pampering goes on at Stirling than in the Miss World beauty pageant.

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The atmosphere ringside is incredible when the bidding gets under way.