Thainstone stores attract strong trade

Steers sold to a top call of £1275 for a 710kg Limousin cross from Leitcheston, Enzie, at last Friday’s show and sale of store cattle at Thainstone, with the best price/kg being 230.8p/kg paid for a pen of three 364kg Charolais crosses from North Bethelnie, Oldmeldrum.

Top in the heifers was an £1100 bid for a 710kg Charolais from Westhall Lodge, Oyne, while the 811 foward were led on a p/kg basis at 231.9p/kg for a 304kg British Blue cross from Barnyards of Badenyoucher, Cornhill.

The top two places in the show both went to Harry Emslie, with the champion being a 386kg homebred Limousin cross steer by Bailea Black BMW which sold at £1200 to the judge Harry Brown Jnr, Maud. Reserve was another Limousin cross steer, this time by Saphir and weighing 432kg, he sold to D and V Buchan, Longside.

Overall the 924 steers levelled the sale at 183.6p/kg, with the 811 heifers averaging 173.9p/kg and the 40 bulls 148.7p/kg. (Aberdeen and Northern Marts)

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