Aberdeen & Northern Marts sales

Aberdeen and Northern Marts sold 58 prime cattle at Thainstone market on Thursday, January 23.

Under 30 month - Prime bullocks (five) averaged 207.8p and sold to 211p per kg for a 600kg Simmental from Whitehouse, Lumphanan and £1,619.50 gross for a Shorthorn from Wrangham, Colpy.

Prime heifers (38) averaged 215p and sold to 241p per kg and £1,494.20 gross for a 620kg Limousin from Cairncoullie, Glenkindie and was purchased by Backmuir Trading, Keith.

Young bulls (three) averaged 158.4p and sold to 159p per kg twice for a 560kg Aberdeen Angus from Worldsend, Maud and for a 990kg Charolais from Hindstones, New Aberdour which also realised the top gross price of £1,574.10 gross.

30 to 48 Month - Bullocks (one) sold to 217p per kg and £1,616.50 gross for a 745kg Charolais from Newcraig Farm, Oldmeldrum.

Heifers (11) averaged 180.5p and sold to 221p per kg and £1,458.60 gross for a 660kg Limousin from Crichie, Inverurie.

Leading prices per kg

Under 30 month -

Prime bullocks: Corfeidly, Glassel (Sim) 209p; Whiteside, Tullynessle (Lim) 208p; Wrangham (Sho) 205p.

Prime heifers: Cairncoullie (Lim) 240p; Waterside, Forbes (Lim) 236p; Boghouse, Tarves (Lim) 225p.

Young bulls: Worldsend (AA) 157p.

30 to 48 month -

Heifers: Newcraig Farm (Cha) 209p; Darnford, Durris (Sal) 207p; Cairntack, Belhelvie (Sim) 203p.

Leading prices per head

Under 30 month -

Prime bullocks: Whiteside (Lim) £1,372.80; Corfeidly (Sim) £1,337.60; Whitehouse (Sim) £1,266.

Prime heifers: Cairncoullie (Lim) £1,462.50; Dykenook, Netherley (Cha) £1,447.20; New Mains, Glenkindie (Lim) £1,425.45.

30 to 48 month - Heifers: Darnford (Sal) £1,366.20; Newcraig Farm (Sim) £1,345.50; Strath Farm, Watten (Sim) £1,297.75.

Also sold were 260 OTM cattle.

Beef cows (248) averaged 129.3p (-0.7p) and sold to 204.2p per kg for a 710kg British Blue and £1,475 gross for a 755kg Limousin from Balgairn Farms, Ballater.

Dairy cows (six) averaged 106.1p (-0.9p) and sold to 121.3p per kg and £995 gross for a 820kg Friesian from Upper Braiklay, Methlick.

Farrow bulls (six) averaged 114.3p (+2.4p) and sold to 122.1p per kg for a 1,040kg Limousin from Dinnet Farms, Aboyne and £1,470 gross for a 1,210kg Charolais from Stonedykes, Rhynie.

Leading prices per kg

Beef cows: Dunecht Home Farms (Sim) 204.2p; Balgairn (Lim) 195.4p; Glebe of Deisher, Boat of Garten (BB) 195.4p.

Dairy cows: Upper Braiklay (Fri) 115.8p; Haymount, Finstown (Fri) 103.7p; Whitehaugh, Alford (Fri) 96.7p.

Farrow bulls: Stonedykes (Cha) 121.5p; Craigton, Lumphanan (Cha) 117.8p; Tullochgorum, Boat of Garten (Cha) 115.8p.

Leading prices per head

Beef cows: Dunecht Home Farms (Sim) £1,470; Balgairn Farms (BB) £1,450; Mains of Loanhead Bothy, Old Rayne (AA), Hindstone, New Aberdour (Cha) £1,430.

Farrow bulls: Tullochgorum (Cha) £1,390; Dinnet Farms (Lim) £1,270; Craigton (Cha) £1,190.


ANM also sold 1,236 prime sheep.

Old season lambs (1,236) averaged 179.7p per kg (+5.1p) and sold to 220.5p per kg and £97 gross for 44kg Beltex from Hilton of Culsh, New Deer.

Old season SQQ up to 45.5kg (889) averaged 184.2p per kg (+3.8p).

Leading prices per head and per kg:

Old season lambs: Tex - Hilton of Culsh £93, Guise, Tough 202.3p; TexX - Easter Whyntie, Boyndie £89.50, Mains of Tertowie, Kinellar, Mill of Meadaple, Rothienorman 197.5p; Suff - Hilton of Culsh £88.50, Mains of Tertowie 202.5p; ChvX - Hilton of Culsh £88, North Easterton, Hatton 189.2p; Char - Wester Badentyre, Turriff £87.50, Mains of Slains, Collieston 184.1p; Cont - Rivestone, Kinnoir £86.50, Guise 196.5p; SuffX - Mill of Backmill, Turriff £86, Mains of Tertowie 192.5p; Down - Raeffin, Keith, Little Muddie, Inverurie £84, Milton of Edinglassie, Strathdon 188.6p; Mule - South Greycairn, Newmill £80, Mains of Allanbuie, Keith 184.9p; GF - Little Muddie £79, 192.7p; BF - Rivestone £74, Calier, Auchnarrow 171.7p.