Friday’s sale of native cross store cattle at Thainstone saw a ready demand for all breeds, with the Aberdeen-Angus sired steers averaging 226p/kg, up by 36.3p/kg and the Angus cross heifer average lifting by 31.3p/kg on last year’s fixture to level at 205.6p/kg.
Other native cross bullocks averaged 210.4p/kg, with the other native heifers averaging 201.6p/kg.
Best price/head in the Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society sponsored show and sale went to the overall show champion, a 19 month old 656kg bullock from W Barnetson and Sons which realised £1,440 and sold to the judge Harry Milne, Upperton, Fyvie.
Best heifer price in the Angus crosses was £1230 for a 620kg heifer from Quoys, South Ronaldsay. Topping the heifers on a p/kg basis was a 260.9p/kg bid for a pair of 368kg heifers from Maesquoy, Harray.
Reserve champion in the Angus crosses was a19 month old 604kg bullock from F J Ross and Co, Wester Arr, Nairn which sold to £1300 to R Lawson, East Mains, Carnwath, Lanark.
In the Morrisons native cattle sponsored show and sale overall champion was awarded to a pen of four 398kg Shorthorn bullocks from Kincraigie Farms, Lumphanan, which realised £1000 and sold J H Fowlie, Adziel, Strichen.
But the best price/head went to a 694kg Shorthorn cross bullock from Redland, Stromness, which sold at £1380. Leading the steers on a p/kg basis was a pair of 236kg Shorthorn crosses from Roseneath Croft, Auchnarrow, at 275.4p/kg.
Top call in the other native heifers was a £1280 bid for a 542kg Shorthorn cross from Sunnyhill Croft, Turriff, while at 244.6p/kg were a pair of 368kg Shorthorn crosses from Kincraigie Farms, Lumphanan.