Ringside at… Thainstone auction centre, Aberdeen
Good-quality store cattle sold well at Friday’s (10 February) sale, when 1,117 head went under the hammer. Bullocks averaged 223.6p/kg and peaked at 282.9p for a pair of Charolais crosses. Heifers sold to 261p/kg for a Limousin cross, and averaged 209.1p, while bulls levelled at 202.8p and topped at 217.8p for a British Blue cross.
A good entry of 2,326 sheep commanded rapid trade, with feeding ewes selling to an exceptional £161 a head for Suffolks, and averaging £94.31. Store lambs sold to £106 for Blue Faced Leicesters, while Continental in-lamb ewes peaked at £250.
In the fodder section, barley straw averaged £4.60 a bale, hay sold to £11 and silage levelled at £9.73.