Caithness Livestock Centre
Aberdeen and Northern Marts sold 671 store cattle at their April show
and sale at Quoybrae.
The show, sponsored by W & A Geddes Ltd, Wick was judged by Mr A
East Comalegy, Dunblade, Huntly who placed as champion a 397kg
Limousin cross bullock consigned by G E & A Mowat, Quoynee, Halkirk and
sold for £590 to G MacKenzie, Pentland View, East Mey.
Reserve champion was a 331kg Limousin cross heifer from Mrs I
MacKenzie, Achalone, Halkirk and sold for £450 to G P Smart & Son,
Shiel, Alford. Bullocks (403) sold to 174 p for a pair of 267kg Limousin
crosses from J Henderson, Bual, Ramscraigs, Dunbeath to average
Top price was £725 for a 714kg Simmental cross from T & I Alexander,
Slickly, Lyth, Wick.
Heifers (268) sold to 150p for three 290kg Limousin cross from Count A
Knuth, Ribigill Farm, Tongue to average 112.9p. Top price was £572 for
a 556kg Charolais cross from G Campbell (Farmers) Ltd, Thurdistoft,
Leading prices per head -
201-250kg - £340 Burnthill.
251-300kg - £465 Bual, Ramscraigs; £442 Ha' Durran; £440 West Gersa.
301-350kg - £540 No3 Braal; £515 Ha' Durran; £510 No 3 Forss.
351-400kg - £615 No3 Braal; £572 West Gersa £570 Catchery.
401-450kg - £615 Catchery; £612 Gillock Mains.
451-500kg - £675 Catchery; £660 No3 Lochend; £640 Philips Mains.
501-550kg - £690 Mid- Keiss (Sutherland); £680 Strath Farm; £678 Keiss
551-600kg - £695 Slickly; £595 Keiss Mains; £580 Westerloch.
201-250kg - £260 Burnthill.
251-300kg - £435 Ribigill Farm; £350 No3 Braal.
301-350kg - £450 Achalone; £445 Ribigill Farm; £415 Ha' Durran.
351-400kg - £535 Quoyshakes; £465 Quoynee.
401-450kg -. £508 Strath Farm; £500 Philips Mains; £485 Charleston.
451-500kg - £565 Slickly; £520 Philips Mains; £515 Thurdistoft.
501-550kg - £555 Slickly; £535 Charleston.
551-600kg - £570 Westerloch; £550 Charleston.
Leading prices per kg -
201-250kg - 150p Burnthill.
251-300kg - 170p Bual.
301-350kg -165p No3 Braal; 158p No3 Forss; 156p Bual.
351-400kg -164p No3 Braal; 161p Newlands of Geise; 152p Keiss Mains
401-450kg -147p Gillock Mains; 143.3p Newlands of Geise; 143p No3
451-500kg - 137p No3 Lochend; 135p Catchery; 133p Charleston.
501-550kg - 133p Strath Farm; 131p Mid-Keiss; 130p Keiss Mains.
551-600kg - 119p Slickly.
201-250kg - 109p Burnthill.
251-300kg - 125p No3 Braal and Ribigill Farm.
301-350kg - 136p Ribigill Farm; 124p Achalone.
351-400kg - 134p Quoyshakes; 123p Winless Mains and Rockhill.
401-450kg - 119p Philips Mains; 118p Charleston; 117p Strath Farm.
451-500kg - 117p Slickly; 114p Philips Mains;111p Charleston.
501-550kg - 102p Slickly; 101p Charleston.
551-600kg - 103p Thurdistoft; 102p Westerloch.
Prize list - Single bullock 1. G E & A Mowat 2. and 3. Mrs C C
Achalone Croft. Single heifer 1. 2.and 3. Mrs I MacKenzie, Achalone.
Pair bullocks 1. Mrs I MacKenzie 2. Messrs MacIvor, Newlands of Geise.
Pair heifers 1. G Campbell (Farmers) Ltd, Thurdistoft.
Pen of Four (any sex) 1 Messrs MacIvor 2. and 3. A & J Cormack, Ha'