Top price in last week’s show and sale of Young Farmers overwintered cattle at Huntly was a £2000 bid for the unhaltered champion, a Limousin cross heifer from Grace Brown which sold to I and W Thompson, Nether Glasslaw, New Pitsligo.
This one was bred by A Paton and Co, Straition, and weighed in at 505kg. It also achieved the highest margin over purchase price, grossing a margin of £1290.
Next best price was £1640 for the hombred champion, a Limousin cross heifer from Jordan Green, Drumburn, which sold at £1640, having tipped the scales at 535kg.
And close behind that at £1600 was the haltered section champion, a British Blue cross steer from Gary Raeburn. This one weighed in at 570kg and sold to the judge I Pirie, Maud. This steer also achieved the best daily liveweight gain at 1.43kg/day.
Standing reserve in the haltered section was Grant Morrison with a Limousin cross heifer bred by G Carroll, Gartly, while reserve in the homebred section was Steven Smith, Turriff, with a 385kg British Blue cross bullock.
Meanwhile, reserve in the unhaltered section of the show was Grace Brown with a Limousin cross steer bred by A Dawson and Sons, Braco. This one weighed 495kg and sold at £1250. (United Auctions).