Weaned calves meet solid trade at Thainstone

Weaned calves sold to a peak of £1200 at Thainstone on Friday, with the top price paid for the pre-sale champion, a 514kg 11 month old Charolais cross heifer from Michael Durno, Auchorachan.

This one is out of a British Blue x Simmental dam and was bought by Stephen Smith, Sunnyhill, Turriff.

Selling at £1080 was the reserve champion on the day and the steer champion, a 502kg Limousin cross from Derek Skinner, Windyhills, Meikle Wartle. This one was taken by Grant Dinnie, Bridgeton, Alford.

Averages; 450 steers 201.9p/kg, 347 heifers 185.9p/kg (Aberdeen and Northern Marts)