Thainstone stores reach £1600

Last Friday’s August Show and Sale of store cattle at Thainstone saw a flying trade, with the champion from Blair Dufton, Hunton, selling at £1600.

This was a 726kg Limousin cross steer bred by Andrew Anderson and was bought by Angus Cumming, Tillydesk, Ellon. The reserve champion was an 11-month-old 436kg Charolais cross steer from Brian Buchan, Clinterty, New Aberdour, which sold for £1120 to David Buchan, Savoch, Longside.

Overall the 874 steers forward sold to level at 190.2p/kg, a rise of 23.3p/kg on the same sale last year, while the 527 heifers averaged 180.8p/kg, a jump of 22.3p/kg on the year (Aberdeen and Northern Marts).