A roan weanling heifer sold for just over €5,100 at a sale in Scotland over the weekend.
The May-2020-born £4,600 sale leader is by Kinniside Noticeabull, out of a British Blue-cross dam. The 316kg Limousin-cross entry was presented for sale by Una MacDonald, Lower Cairnglass.
Other notable prices
Next best at £2,100 from Lower Cairnglass, was an April-born, Limousin-cross heifer, this time by Anside Jarvis, out of a British Blue-cross dam.
In all, the seven calves from Lower Cairnglass cashed in to average £1945.71.
In addition, Gary Bell, Haas-Side, Lockerbie, sold seven calves to average £,2018 and received top prices of £3700, £3, 100, and £2300.
At £3,700 was an April-born heifer, by the 10,500gns Pabo Mrmuscle. Selling for £3,100 was a March-born heifer, by the £10,000 Wilodge Merlin. £2,300 was paid for a similarly aged daughter of the 15,000 Sarkley Mercury.
Gordon Cameron, Newton Cottage, Acharacle, Argyll, sold his consignment to tops of £3,000 for a February-born, Limousin-cross, by Trueman Jukebox, out a home-bred Limousin-cross heifer.
Furthermore, Gavin Greenlaw and Jenna Whyte, Balgairn, Ballater, received a top price of £2100 for a February-born British Blue-cross heifer. The same home received £1,950 for an April-born British Blue-cross heifer.
On the other hand, the Manse, Canisbay. Andrew Anderson, Smallburn Farms, Plewlands, Duffus, Elgin, sold two Limousin-cross embryo calves for £2,100 and £2,050. They are bred out a British Blue cross dam and by a Genus sex semen bull.
Close to 800 people viewed the sale from home
Robin Anderson, head of livestock operations, said: “A full to capacity ringside of buyers were present, adhering to the COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, with a further 45 online registered bidders and 38 animals purchased online.”
“Calves were shown in tremendous bloom following a great summer. They met an outstanding demand throughout, with registered interest from across the UK.”
“The Thainstone online platform once again proved its worth by reaching out to a wide audience. An additional 760 people viewed the sale from home.”
- 29 lots sold at £1,200 or above;
- 541 bullocks averaged £47 or 268.8p per kg;
- 365 heifers averaged at £06 or 286.6p per kg.