Aberdeen Angus and native breeds sale

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Aberdeen and Northern Marts sold 760 Aberdeen Angus sired store cattle and Native breed cattle on Tuesday earlier this week.

Aberdeen Angus bullocks (438) averaged 244.1p (+43.1p on the year) and sold to 272.2p per kg for a pen of three 496kg from Midtown of Haddo, Inverkeithny and £1,500 gross for a pair of 620kg from Stemster Mains, Wick.

Aberdeen Angus heifers (230) averaged 230p (+49p on the year) and sold to 244.2p per kg for a pair of 432kg from Goval Cottage, Rothienorman and £1,190 gross for a pen of four 500kg from Bankhead, Lumphanan.

Other Native Breed bullocks (87) averaged 210.8p and sold to 249p per kg for a pen of four 480kg Shorthorn crosses from Myres, Widewall, South Ronaldsay and £1,400 gross for a 644kg Shorthorn cross from Home Farm, Maryculter.

Other Native Breed heifers (27) averaged 229.8p and sold to 237.1p per kg for a 464kg Shorthorn from Heatheryfield, Cairnie and £1,230 gross for a 526kg Shorthorn cross from Mountpleasant, South Ronaldsay.

In the annual Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society sponsored show and sale judged by Mr Stuart Maitland, Smithyhill, Rosehearty. Overall champion was a 18 month old 604kg bullock from R Flett & Co, Howan, Dounby and sold for £1,500 to D & V Buchan, Savoch, Longside.

Reserve champion was 16 month old 608kg bullock from G & D Coghill, Stemster Mains, Wick which realised £1,450 and sold to Emslie Partners, Little Barras, Fordoun

In the Shorthorn and Native Breed show sponsored by Morrisons Championship was awarded to pair of 532kg Shorthorn bullocks from Marwick Bros, Redland, Stromness which realised £1,280 and sold to the judge.

Single bullock: 1st and Champion - R Flett & Co, Howan 604kg £1,500; 2nd and Reserve - G & D Coghill, Stemster Mains 608kg, £1,450; rd - F J Ross & Co, Wester Arr 472kg £1,230.

Single heifer: 1st - A Reid, Goval Cottage, Rothienorman 432kg, £1,055; nd - A Reid, Goval Cottage, Rothienorman 432kg, £1,055; 3rd - C S Gorn, Weddell 454kg £1,070.

Pair of bullocks: 1st - G & D Coghill, Stemster Mains 620kg, £1,500; 2nd - R Flett & Co, Howan 488kg, £1,200; 3rd - G & D Coghill, Stemster Mains 610kg, £1,470;

Pair of heifers: 1st - A Norrie, Wrae Farm 464kg, £1,130; 2nd - G & D Coghill, Stemster Mains 438kg, £1,010; 3rd- G A Yeats & Co, North Deskie 480kg, £1,120.

Pen of four bullocks: 1st - G & D Coghill, Stemster Mains 566kg, £1,385; 2nd - C R Munro, Balaldie 550kg, £1,380; 3rd - R Flett & Co, Howan 544kg, £1,315;

Pen of four heifers: 1st - Perkhill Estates, Bankhead 500kg, £1,190; 2nd - A Reid, Goval Cottage 440kg, £1,030; 3rd - G A Yeats & Co, North Deskie 450kg, £1,050.

Shorthorn pair of bullocks: 1st - Marwick Bros, Redland 532kg £1,280; 2nd - S Ray, Crudy 542kg, £1,205; 3rd - Marwick Bros 506kg, £1,200.

Shorthorn pair of heifers: 1st - S Budge, Mountpleasant 474kg, £1,115; 2nd - S Budge, Mountpleasant 452kg, £990; 3rd - S Budge, Mountpleasant 436kg, £970.

Shorthorn pair of four: 1st - A T Annal, & Son, Myres Widewall 480kg, £1,195; 2nd - S Budge, Mountpleasant 550kg, £1230; 3rd - S Budge, Mountpleasant 452kg, £990.

Any other breed pair of heifers: 1st - A Kirk, Mains of Curr 352kg, £765.

Any other breed pair of bullocks: 1st - D J Anderson, Spinningdale, Turriff 446kg, £940. 2nd - A Kirk, Mains of Curr 354kg, £795; 3rd A Kirk, Mains of Curr 306kg, £725.

A spokesperson said: “There was a tremendous show of well-bred Aberdeen Angus cattle which met an electric trade.”

Leading prices per head

Aberdeen Angus bullocks 301-350kg - Wester Arr, Nairn £840; Tullochgorum £820; Wester Achvochkie £810; Suquoy £795. 351-400kg - Fodderletter Farms, Tomintoul £1,020; Craigenseat £1,000; Tullochgorum £990; Wester Achvochkie £980. 401-450kg - Nether Coullie, Kemnay, Weddell, Burray £1,100; North Deskie £1,060; Tullochgorum £1,050; Pitenkerrie £1,030. 451-500kg - Midtown of Haddo £1,350; Nether Coullie £1,255; Fodderletter £1,250; Wester Arr £1,230. 501-550kg - Midtown of Haddo £1,410; Balaldie £1,380; Stemster Mains £1,345; North Deskie £1,340. 551-600kg - Midtown of Haddo £1,450; Stemster Mains £1,435; Spring Bank Croft £1,420; Balaldie £1,320. 601-650kg - Stemster Mains £1,500; Midtown of Haddo £1,460; Spring Bank Croft £1,420.