World record price for Charolais bull at Stirling
RECORDS have been smashed at Stirling today where the Charolais bull, Vexour Garth, sold for 100,000gns.
This is a world record for the breed, for a bull sold at auction in Scotland and for the centre.
Consigned by his breeder, Dutchman, Jan Boomaars, he was presented for sale by Fraser Cormack, Berwick-on-Tweed. The buyer was the Livestock Capital Company, based in the US, but the bull will remain in the UK at stud with semen being exported to the US.
The under bidders were thought to be a consortium of southern buyers.
By Dingle Hofmeister, out of Vexour Della, he has a TSI of +71, a SRI of +74 and eye muscle of +7.3 making him easily within the top one per cent for the breed.
Mr Boomaars, an investment banker, runs 150 Charolais and 30 Aberdeen-Angus cows at Chiddingstone, Kent. The herd has been established for about eight years and his previous best price was 8,000gns.