Trade at last week’s show and sale of young farmers rearing cattle at Thainestone hit a record high when 20 year old Paul Wilson sold his Charolais cross British Blue x Limousin heifer, Lady Gaga, for £4000.
The heifer, bred by Smallburn Farms, Elgin, was bought by Mr Wilson last October and reared over the winter as part of the North Region Young Farmers overwintered cattle competition. She sold for the record price to James and Audrey Forsyth, Mid Bishopton, Whithorn, who are previous winners of the Royal Highland Show’s interbreed award with a commercial heifer.
Second top was a £3000 call for a homebred Limousin cross steer Oscar from Aileen Ritchie, Burnside, Whitecairns. This one sold to Angus Cumming, Ellon.
At £1700 was the homebred champion Pixie Dust also from Miss Ritchie. This Limousin cross joined Oscar on the ride home with Mr Cumming.
Trade for the remaining entry was equally well contested with no fewer than 28 topping the £1000 mark.