Winning Caithness 21st anniversary show was Iain Gunn, of Murza Farm, Bower, who took the championship with a homebred 26-month-old 691kg British Blue steer, sired by his stock bull Almeley Charlie.

CAITHNESS LIVESTOCK CENTRE ANNIVERSARY SALE 2013 CHAMPION

Remarkably, the very first animal to be sold at Quoybrae when it opened 21-years ago was from Murza and bred by Iain’s late father William. The champion was sold for £1,750 to the show judge, Angus Cumming, Tillydesk, Ellon.

CAITHNESS LIVESTOCK CENTRE ANNIVERSARY SALE 2013 RESERVE CHAMPIO

The reserve champion was an 18-month-old 548kg Limousin cross heifer from David Kennedy, of Whitegate, Tresdale, Canisbay and sold for £1,380 to David and Val Buchan, Savoch, Longside.

 

The 1,100 store cattle sold enjoyed a tremendous trade with keen ringside bidding and averages well up on last year.

 

The 589 steers averaged 242.1p per kg (+48.5p on the year) to a high of 288p per kg and £1,650 gross. The 511 heifers averaged 224.7p per kg (+31.8p on the year) to a high of 284.5p per kg and £1,500 gross.