Caithness Livestock Centre - Aberdeen and Northern
Marts sold 316 store cattle at their March show and sale at Quoybrae.
The show, sponsored by North of Scotland Newspapers,
was judged by Mr W Stewart, Greenfold, Bridge of Marnoch, Huntly who
placed as champion a 627kg Limousin cross bullock consigned by Mrs I
MacKenzie, Achalone, Halkirk, and sold for £720 to the judge.
Reserve champion was a 412kg Limousin cross heifer
fron G Oag, Brims Mains, Forss, Thurso and sold for £445 to F A Smart
Snr, Bucholly, Torphins. Bullocks (213) sold to 192 p for a
pair of 219kg Simmental crosses from Messrs Gunn, West Canisbay, Wick
to average 127.8p. Top price was £738 for
a 682kg Charolais cross from G Campbell (Farmers) Ltd, Thurdistift,
Heifers (102) sold to 134p for a pen of eleven
269kg Simmental cross from Messrs Gunn, West Canisbay to average
108.5p. Top price was £590 for a 580kg Simmental cross from G Campbell
Bull (1) sold to 141.6p to gross £500 for a
353kg Limousin cross from A B Todd, Hoy Farm, Halkirk.
Leading prices per head -
201-250kg - £420 West Canisbay.
251-300kg - £505 West Canisbay.
301-350kg - £505 Ruthers; £482 Westerloch.
351-400kg - £580 Overton (Nicolson); £570 Roadside, Bilbster.
401-450kg - £598 Westerloch; £590 Hillside, Killimster.
451-500kg - £650 Mey Smithy; £645 Reiss Lodge; £640 Lower Thura.
501-550kg - £675 Brabsterdorran Mains; £670 Charleston; £660 Sour Farm.
551-600kg - £715 Sour Farm; £688 Clachan and Thurdistoft.
601-650kg - £710 Thurdistoft; £700 Sour Farm.
651-700kg - £718 Clachan.
201-250kg - £270 West Canisbay.
251-300kg - £360 West Canisbay.
301-350kg - £395 West Canisbay ; £340 Westerloch.
351-400kg - £440 Alterwall; £420 Lower Thura and Ackergill Mains.
401-450kg -. £455 Ackergill Mains; £445 Brims Mains; £435 Mey Smithy.
451-500kg - £575 Mey Smithy; £495 Thurdistoft.
501-550kg - £510 Sour Farm; £498 Brabsterdorran Mains.
Leading prices per kg -
251-300kg - 175p Hoy Farm; 172p West Canisbay.
301-350kg - 153p Ruthers; 151p Westerloch.
351-400kg - 148p Overton; 145p Roadside, Bilbster.
401-450kg - 142p Overton; 141p Lower Thura; 140p Quoynee Farm.
451-500kg - 139p Westerloch; 135p Mey Smithy; 134p Lynegar.
501-550kg - 131p Brabsterdorran Mains; 128p Reiss Lodge; 127p
551-600kg - 123p Sour Farm; 122p Clachan and Thurdistoft.
601-650kg - 115p Thurdistoft; 114p Sour Farm.
201-250kg - 128p West Canisbay.
301-350kg - 118p West Canisbay.
351-400kg - 114p Brims Mains and Winless Mains; 113p Alterwall.
401-450kg - 108p Alterwall; 106p Roadside, Bilbster; 104p Ackergill
451-500kg - 117p Mey Smithy.
501-550kg - 100p Sour Farm; 95p Brabsterdorran Mains.
551-600kg - 102p Thurdistoft.
Prize list - Single bullock 1. Mrs I MacKenzie 2. D A Budge,
Brae-edge 3. A G Simpson, Oldhall. Single heifer 1. and 2. G Oag, Brims
Mains 3. A & J Banks, Sour Farm.
Pair heifers 1. W & J Coghill, Ackergill Mains. Pen of four 1. and 2.
G Campbell (Farmers) Ltd.