The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition)
THAINSTONE – Aberdeen and Northern Marts sold 148 cows and bulls. Beef finished cows (84) averaged £1,383.03 (+£65.02) and sold to £1,785 for a 1,048kg Simmental from Corskie, Garmouth.
Beef feeding cows (39) averaged £1,024.87 (-£3.65) and sold to £1,245 for a 708kg Simmental cross from Gladhill, Garmouth. Dairy cows (9) averaged £884.44 (-£120.56) and sold to £975 for a 776kg HF from Dendoldrum, Inverbervie. Boning cows (2) averaged £652 and sold to £735 for a 464kg Limousin cross from Wester Durris, Durris. Bulls (11) averaged £1,344.54 (-£126.17) and sold to £1,610 for a 1,220kg AA from Gladhill, Garmouth. Leading prices: Beef finished cows: Eastfield of Monaltrie, Ballater (AAX) £1,730; Corskie (Sim) £1,670; Norton, Dounby (BBX), Wicker Inn Farm, Banchory (Limx), Mains of Balfour, Fettercairn (AAX), Nether Muirskie, Maryculter (Simx), Plewlands, Duffus (Simx) £1,650. Beef feeding cows: Kirkton Farm, Golspie (BSHX) £1,215; Bowertower Mains, Bower (Simx) £1,195; Stemster Mains, Halkirk (AAX) £1,185. THAINSTONE – Aberdeen and Northern Marts sold 42 prime cattle.
Prime bullocks (5) averaged 235.7p (-8.2p) and sold to 245p per kg for a 540kg Limx from Whiteside, Tullynessle, and £1,677.60 for a 720kg Salx from Hillside, Fetternear. Prime heifers (22) averaged 232.1p (-14.3p) and sold to 261p per kg for a 555kg Limx from Cottown, Drumblade, and £1,513.05 for a 655kg Limousin cross from Hillside, Fetternear. Young bulls (5) averaged 180.9p (-19.3p) and sold 211p per kg for a 730kg Lim from Hewan, Shapinsay, and £1,860.65 for a 935kg Lim from Shannas, Clola.
30 to 48 month: Heifers (10) averaged 200.6p (+9.6p) and sold to 247p per kg and £1,778.40 for a 720kg Charolais cross from Diamonds, Deerness. Leading prices per kg: Under 30 Months: Prime bullocks: Hillside (SAX), Whiteside (Limx) 237p; Hillside (SAX) 233p. Prime heifers: Hillocks (Limx) 257p; Cottown (Limx) 241p; Nether Overhill, New Pitsligo (Limx) 238p. Young bulls: Shannas (Lim) 199p; Hilton of Culsh, New Deer (AA) 179p; Brockan, Stromness (AA) 175p.
30 to 48 Month: Heifers: Diamonds (Chax) 234p, (Limx) 217p; Dinnet Farms (Simx) 198p; Blackpots, Auchnagatt (SA) 195p. Leading prices per head: Under 30 Months: Prime bullocks: Hillside (SAX) £1,576.05; Whiteside (Limx) £1,445.70; Hillside (Limx) £1,402.20. Prime heifers: Hillocks (Limx) £1,493.10; Mains of Pronie (AAX) £1,480.30; Cottown (Limx) £1,470.10, (Limx) £1,448.55. Young bulls: Brockan (AA) £1,575; Hewan (Lim) £1,540.30; Nether Balfour, Rashenlochy (Simx) £1,504.90. 30 to 48 Month: Heifers: Diamonds (Limx) £1,464.75, (Chax) £1,450.80; Dinnet Farms (HEX) £1,411.20, (Limx) £1,374.45.