Last Friday’s anniversary sale of store cattle at Thainstone saw Andrew Anderson from Smallburn Farms, Elgin, dominate proceedings, taking both the championship and reserve in the pre-sale show.

His champion was the bullock leaders, a 527kg Limousin cross which sold for £1380 to the judge Tom Stevenson, Balmacolly Farm, Bankfoot, while reserve went to a 698kg British Blue cross heifer which sold at £1450, also to Mr Stevenson.

Overall the 1099 steers forward levelled at 183.3p/kg, selling to a top of 253.2p/kg, while the 762 heifers entered sold to average 174.5p/kg and topped at 259.3p/kg.

And the 39 buls sold on the day made an average of 181.9p/kg and hit a high spot of 220.1p/kg.