22 October 1998
Simmentals crucified at Perth sales

THE Simmental breed suffered at the Perth bull sales, in one of its worst days since it was first imported into the UK more than a quarter of a century ago, reports The Herald.

The average of £2431.35 was for 61 sold – some £47.65 down on last year. But 29 fewer bulls were sold and a further 75 failed to attract bidders attention.

But the breed recorded the highest bid of the week at 13,000gns (£13650). Another sold for 8200gns (£8610).