Native bred store cattle were well sought after at a brace of Scottish sales this week, with yesterday’s sale at St Boswells seeing a total of 925 traded.
Champion in the pre-sale show under David Gray, Sunnycroft, was a 485kg Aberdeen-Angus steer from Wedderlie which sold at £1140 (235p/kg), with reserve champion being a steer from Stobo Home Farm which sold in a pen of three at £1230 (230p/kg).
The best pen bullocks also from Stobo Home Farm and made £1190 (245p/kg) for seven 485kg Angus crosses. Meanwhile, the best pen of heifers from Pogbie weighed in at 370kg apiece and sold at £790 (213.5p/kg)
Steers up to 450kg levelled at 229.7p/kg, while those over 450kg averaged 226.4p/kg. In the heifers those up to 350kg averaged 207.5p/kg and those over 350kg averaged 203.8p/kg.
And on Wednesday at United Auctions, Stirling, the best grossing steer was an Aberdeen-Angus from Biggans at £1380, with the best price/kg also an Angus, this time from Whitfield at 250p/kg.
The native bred heifers were lead in the gross prices at £1200 from Whitfield. The 232 native bred bullocks averaged 211.5p/kg, while the 97 native sired heifers averaged 216.6p/kg.