Thainstone market round-up

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Aberdeen and Northern Marts sold 46 prime cattle at Thainstone on Thursday.

Under 30 Month - Prime bullocks (five) averaged 225.4p (-8.8p) and sold to 238p per kg for a 610kg Limousin cross from Whiteside, Tullynessle and £1,683.70 gross for a 745kg Charolais cross from Nether Mains, Torphins.

Prime heifers (32) averaged 224.3p (-5.4p) and sold to 241p per kg for a 550kg Limousin cross from Whiteside and purchased by West End Butchers, Peterhead and £1,502.80 gross for a 680kg Limousin cross from Aquhorsk, Westhill. Young bulls (one) sold to 167p per kg and £1,586.50 gross for a 950kg Simmental from Coldhome, Keith.

30 to 48 Month - Bullocks (three) averaged 218.6p (-2.4p) and sold to 234p per kg and £1,848.60 gross for a 790kg Charolais cross from Nether Mains. Heifers (five) averaged 217.7p and sold to 229p per kg and £1,637.50 gross for a 715kg Charolais cross from Sandwick House, St Margarets Hope.

Leading prices per kg

Under 30 month - Prime bullocks: Whiteside (Lim) 229p; Nether Mains (Cha) 226p.

Prime heifers: Chapelpark, Methlick (Cha) 240p; Warth, Twatt (AA) 230p; Aquhorsk (Lim) 228p.

30 to 48 month - Bullocks: Nether Mains (Sim) 227p.

Heifers: Lower Gaich, Grantown-On-Spey (Lim) 226p; Mill of Auchintoul, Aberchirder (Lim) 218p; Standingstones (Sim) 213p.

Leading prices per head

Under 30 month - Prime bullocks: Nether Mains (Lim) £1,657.60; Whiteside (Lim) £1,545.75.

Prime heifers: 196 Lednabirichen, Dornoch (Cha) £1,465.20; Aquhorsk (Lim) £1,447.80; Chapelpark (Cha) £1,426.80.

30 to 48 month - Bullocks: Mill of Auhintoul, Aberchirder (Cha) £1,830.80; Nether Mains (Sim) £1,600.35.

Heifers: Lower Gaich (Lim) £1,627.20; Standingstones (Sim) £1,341.90; Mill of Auchintoul (Lim) £1,329.80.

Also sold were 161 OTM cattle.

Beef cows (151) averaged 151.1p (-2.5p) and sold to 216.7p per kg for a 660kg Charolais cross from Ordhill, Tarves and £1,495 gross for a 730kg Simmental cross from Cowiehillock, Echt. Dairy cows (four) averaged 102.6p (n.c) and sold to 117.5p per kg Fresian and £1,005 gross for a 855kg Holstein Fresian from Broadgreens, Banchory-Devenick.

Farrow bulls (six) averaged 135p (+2.8p) and sold to 169.5p per kg and £1,475 gross for a 870kg Limousin cross from Moss Side of Gight, Fyvie.

Leading prices per kg

Beef cows: Ordhill (Sim) 208.5p; Cowiehillock, Echt (Sim) 204.8p; Greenhill, Tullynessle (Sim) 200p.

Dairy cows: Harestone, Crathes (Hol) 115.4p.

Farrow bulls: Moss Side of Gight (BrB) 137.8p; Milton of Noth (Cha) 134.9p; Sandwick House (Cha) 129.3p.

Leading prices per head

Beef cows: Milton of Noth, Rhynie (Cha) £1,470; Sandwick House, St Margarets Hope (Cha) £1,455; Badentoul, Portsoy (Lim) £1,450.

Dairy cows: Harestone (Hol) £825.

Farrow bulls: Milton of Noth (Cha) £1,470; Sandwick House (Cha) £1,455; Yarpha, Orphir (Cha), Moss Side of Gight (BrB) £1,275.

Aberdeen and Northern Marts also sold 641 prime sheep.

New season lambs (641) averaged 182p per kg (+5.2p) and sold to 203.3p per kg and £93.50 gross for 46kg Beltex from Rosebrae Croft, St Katherines.

New season SQQ up to 45.5kg (477) averaged 183.5p per kg (+5.8p).

A spokesperson said: “Prime lambs were much sharper on the week, with numbers again scarce.”

Leading prices per head and per kg:

New season lambs: Suff - Murrial, Insch £92.50, Backhill of Thornton, Bourtie 188.1p; Tex - Murrial £91.50, 194.7p; TexX - Wester Biffie, Maud £90.50, Bush of Muldearie, Mulben 193.2p; Cont - Wester Badentyre, Turriff, Skilmafilly, Auchnagatt, Murrial £89, Woodtown, Rothienorman 193p; ContX - Culhay, Forbes

£88.50, Clinterty, New Aberdour 191.5p; SuffX - Mill Park, Ruthven £87, Murrial 185.7p; BFL - Wester Biffie £87, 186.7p.