Thainstone Cattle Sale
2nd September 2008
A strong trade was met at Thainstone last week, when Aberdeen & Northern
marts sold 1040 store cattle and 12 young calves.
Bullocks averaged 160.2p and sold to 195.8p per kg with heifers levelling
at 156.9p, peaking at 240p per kg and £1200 for a 500kg British Blue
from Shiel, Muir of Fowlis.
In the WN Lindsay sponsored show and sale of store cattle and weaned calves,
the overall champion was a 544kg 19-month old, home-bred British Blue X Limousin
heifer from GP Smart & Son, Shiel, Muir of Fowlis, which realised £1500
to W Ritchie, Tamala, Whitecairns.
Reserve champion was a 476kg 12-month old British Blue steer from LJ George,
Parrock, Rothiemay, which sold for £860 to the judge, George Cumming,
Terry McWilliam(right), senior farm trader with show
sponsor WN Lindsay, presents Alistair Smart with the UK Farm Finance
Photograph by kind courtesy of Pamela Eastwood