Angus store sales strong in northern Scotland

Angus store sales strong in northern Scotland


A trio of large Aberdeen-Angus store cattle sales in northern Scotland in recent days have seen cattle well bid for and eagerly sought after as the arrival of better weather has boosted confidence.

Monday’s sale at Quoybrae saw Aberdeen-Angus crosses peaking at £1250 for a pen of 580kg bullocks from S Stempster, Bridge of Westfield, and 241.8p/kg for a pair of 397kg steers from Latherton Mains.

Angus store cattle were also in strong demand at Thainstone on Tuesday, with the 550 Angus sired bullocks peaking at 301.2p/kg for 254kg steers from Craigenseat, Drumblade, with the top grossing beast being a 698kg bullock from Quoys, South Ronaldsay at £1415. Angus bullocks overall settled at 236.6p/kg.

Then an entry of 294 Angus cross heifers peaked at 261.3p/kg for a group of 266kg heifers from Strone, Newtonmore, while gross prices reached £1300 for a 510kg heifer from Howan, Dounby.

And yesterday’s sale at Dingwall saw the best grossing price of £1300 paid for a pair of 725kg Angus bullocks from Hilton Farm, Tain, with the a top of 259p/kg for 390kg Angus crosses from Kirkton Farm, Golspie. A total of 241 Angus bullocks leveled at 228.9p/kg.  

The 199 Angus heifers were led at £1250 for a 665kg entry from Gaskbeg, Laggan, with a high of 247.7p/kg for a pen of 323kg Angus heifers from North Calder, Halkirk.

Champion in the Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society sponsored show here was a 575kg heifer from L and A Taylor, Ardjachie, Tain, which sold for £1200, with the reserve championship falling to a 560kg heifer from E L M Laing, Wester Fearn, Ardgay. This one sold at £1120.