UA anticipates higher demand for beef cattle
PEDIGREE beef auctioneers United Auctions anticipate an upturn in demand for stock during 1997.
"Our pre-Christmas sale of the Templehouse Angus herd proved that beef breeders are still prepared to invest in the best," commented UA auctioneer George Ballantyne.
Among UAs sales for 1997 are the dispersal of T R Pearces Yanley Simmental herd in April and a promising offering of about 60 head from David Fattorinis Fairway Charolais herd in August. This fixture will include a heifer consignment from Northumberland breeders Colin Campbell and Sons Thrunton herd.
Esmor Evans sells 100 from his Maerdy Charolais herd in September and the final dispersal of Mr and Mrs Guy Lysters De Crespigny Charolais herd, to be staged at Perth during the bull sales week, is sure to be one of the breeds 1997 highlights.
Angus supporters can look forward to autumn offerings from the Warren herd and 25 "matrons" from Netherton. *