Thainstone Beef Breeding Sale

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At their show and sale of commercial beef breeding cattle Aberdeen and Northern Marts sold 409 adult head of breeding cattle. A good commercial selection of heifers with calves met a tremendous trade, younger cows with calves a much firmer trade.

The champion Simmental sired heifer also came from Greenhaugh along with her Limousin cross bull calf realised £1,800 to J A C Campbell, No 1 Farm Cottages, Scrabster.

 The best Simmental cross heifer with calf was a Simmental heifer with Limousin cross bull calf at foot from Huntly farmer Keith Stewart of Greenhaugh and they realised £1,800 to J. A. C. Campbell, No 1 Farm Cottages, Scrabster.

 David Argo (left) presents the prize for the top average of three Simmental sired heifers with calves at foot, excluding champion, to Walter Seivwright of Raich, Forgue, Huntly. The average was £1,526.66 for three heifers with male calves (£1,600, £1,600 and £1,380).

 David Argo (left) presents the prize for the best heifer, any breed, suckling a calf sired by a registered Simmental bull to David Stott of West Latch, Newburgh. The winner was a Simmental cross heifer with Simmental cross heifer calf by Scotland Kestral which made £1,200.

David Argo (right) presents the Perpetual Trophy donated by the Scottish Simmental Club for the best Simmental cross heifer with calf to Keith Stewart, Greenhaugh, Huntly.