Strong commercial Aberdeen-Angus trade at Thainstone

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6 April 2016

Trade was fast and strong throughout at Aberdeen and Northern Marts, Thainstone, yesterday for Aberdeen-Angus cross heifers and bullocks with the 461 bullocks on offer averaging 216.9p/kg with a top price of 258.6p/kg for a 348kg Aberdeen-Angus cross from Auchtertyre Farms, Pluscarden and a gross top of £1310 for a 720kg Aberdeen-Angus cross from Strathorn, Pitcaple.

The 191 Aberdeen-Angus heifers averaged 201.3p/kg to top at 234.2p/kg for a pair of 380kg Aberdeen-Angus crosses from Backhill of Thornton, Bourtie and £1200 gross for a 594kg Aberdeen Angus cross from North Retannach, Rothiemay.

In the Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society sponsored show and sale, judged by Eric Buchan, Glenisla, Torphins, the overall championship went to a 626kg, 23-month-old steer from R J F and J M Seatter, Elsness, Sanday which sold at £1300 to the judge.

The reserve champion was a 690kg, 19-month-old steer from J and A Strathdee, North Retannach, Rothiemay and was knocked down at £1,360 to Emslie Partners, Little Barras, Fourdon.

Prize List

Class 1 – single bullock

1st and Champion – R J F and J M Seatter, Elsness 626kg, sold for £1300

2nd and Reserve Champion - J and A Strathdee, North Retannach, 690kg sold for £1360

3rd - R J F and J M Seatter, Elsness, 582kg sold for £1,230

Class 2 – single heifer

1st – R Flett and Co, Howan, 586kg sold for £1145

2nd – J and A Strathdee, North Retannach, 594kg sold for £1200

3rd – G and C Shand, Craigenseat, 592kg sold for £1185

Class 3 – pair of bullocks

1st – J and A Strathdee, North Retannach, 658kg sold for £1280

2nd – R J F and J M Seatter, Elsness, 632kg sold for £1275

3rd – Exc Duke of Fife, 536kg sold for £1125

Class 4 – pair of heifers

1st – J and A Strathdee, North Retannach, 492kg sold for £1015

2nd – I Flett and Son, Millhouse, 446kg sold for £920

3rd – G and C Shand, Craigenseat, 540kg sold for £1040

Class 5 – pen of four bullocks

1st – J and A Strathdee, North Retannach, 636kg sold for £1270

2nd – J and A Strathdee, North Retannach 480kg sold for £1050

3rd – Exc Late Duke of Fife, 536kg sold for £1125 

Class 6 - pen of four heifers

1st – J and A Strathdee, North Retannach, 496kg sold for £990

2nd – J and A Strathdee, North Retannach, 580kg sold for £1120