5 pictures that best encapsulate Stirling Bull Sales

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.


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


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


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


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


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