A smaller show of cattle and sheep this week due to the good weather and farmers making silage, resulted in a good trade for everyone.
PRIME CATTLE; Top Price in the cattle ring was 240ppk for a tremendous Lim Hfr from A A & J Brand, Nether Myres, bought by W E Fairlie of Letham.
Top Prices (per kilo) Steers - Lim 224p, 218p Nether Myres; Cont 220p Riggs; BB 218p Mill of Inverarity; Cont X 208p Gask; Lim X 206p Newton of Guthrie.
Heifers - Lim 240p & 232p Nether Myres; Cont 238p West Bog; BB 214p Mill of Inverarity; Char 210p (twice) Craignathro; Cont X 208p Craignathro;
Top prices (per head) Steers - BB £1464.32 & £1461.60 Gask; Lim £1380.20 Newton of Guthrie; Cont £1370.88;
Heifers - Lim £1485.12 West Bog; Cont £1466.40 Nether Myres; BB £1381.80 Craignathro; Char £1341.80 Craignathro;
Cast Cows - Cont £1200 (126.1ppk) Gibsonhall
NSL (267): 267 averaged 226.9ppk. 170 SQQ’s averaged 231.4ppk.
Top Prices include; Mill of Inverarity (Bel) £125- 304.9ppk; Broadshade (Tex) £113- Mains of Creuchies 241.4ppk; Over Baldinnie (Suf) £111-Broadshade 244.4ppk; Craigend (Cont) £110- 234ppk;
Prime Hoggs: (32) Greenford (Suf) £70; Stracathro & Careston EST (BTex) £80
Ewes (190): Westhall (Tex) £101; Southtown of Melgund (Suf) £100- Upper Tulloes £98; Newbigging of Craighall (Cont) £84; Southtown of Melgund (Mule) £70; Newbigging of Craighall (Chev) £64; Middlehill (BF) £55;
Rams; Inverdovat (Tex) £80; Middlehill (Tex) £78;