Inspections & Frame Scores

Inspections & Frame Scores

  • Every animal entered Society Sales will have its tag mark or its identity checked as an integral part of the pre-Sale inspection procedure. All animals must have their UK tags in place.
  • The Veterinary Officer or other Official Inspector or panel of Inspectors appointed by the Society will examine every animal put forward, except those entered in the commercial section, for general health, locomotion, temperament, active infection (eg ringworm, etc), and defects (eg jaws, testicles, hernia, etc).
  • No animal suffering from an infectious or contagious disease, including, but without limitation, ringworm or warts, or a cow or heifer that has aborted her last calf, shall be permitted to enter the Sale.
  • Every bull will be weighed and measured as an integral part of the pre-Sale inspection procedure and will be required to conform to the Society’s minimum breed standards.
  • Measurements will be taken from every bull for height at withers and rump; length from withers and hook to pin; and width at rump. These will be formulated according to age group into a frame score which will be displayed on the animal’s pen.   

Further information about frame scoring can be found in the breed journal here.

Detailed Terms and Conditions of Sale may be requested from the Society office here.   

An example of the Society’s Terms and Conditions of Sale can be downloaded here