Pitcairn dominates Thainstone breeding sale

30/04/2019

A Limousin cross British Blue heifer and its heifer calf from regular consignors, Craig and Katreen Malone, Pitcairn, Lochgelly, Cardenden, Fife, sold for the top price of £4700 at Aberdeen and Northern Marts’ annual show and sale of commercial beef breeding cattle at Thainstone, sponsored by East Coast Viners.

Champion in the pre-sale show judged by Will MacDonald, Tormore, Dunbeath and Kris Sutherland, Dunbeath Farms, Dunbeath, this heifer was originally bought as a bulling heifer from William and David Moir of Moir Livestock, Fraserburgh, while the heifer calf is by Lodge Hamlet.

The outfit sold for the lead price of £4700 to Dunbeath Farms, Dunbeath, Caithness.

Craig and Katreen also scooped the reserve champion honours with a Limousin cross heifer bred by Tom Howden, Stanley Farms. It sold with its bull calf by a Powerhouse sire for £3000 to DA Manson, 31 Larel, Halkirk.

The second prize Simmental heifer and its bull calf from Pitcairn, made £3600 to Ian Stewart, Reisgill, Lybster, while their champion Simmental heifer and its bull calf sold for £3000 to Dunbeath Farms.

Father and son, Charlie and Keith Ogg from Buchaam, Strathdon, received £3600 for the third prize Limousin heifer with heifer calf. This was an unregistered pure Limousin with a calf by the British Blue sire, Nochnary Keano.

The third prize Simmental heifer with heifer calf from I and M Keith, Auchtygall, Peterhead, made £3250 also to Ian Stewart, while the second prize Limousin heifer with heifer calf from William Law, West Cruichie, Drumblade, Huntly, sold for £3000 to Donald and James Fraser, Easter Clune, Lethen, Nairn.

A heifer calf from Danny Leslie, Redhill, Mosstowie, Elgin, won the best Simmental sired calf award and sold with its mother for £2550 to Brian McIntosh, Mains of Tarryblake, Rothiemay.

Aberdeen and Northern Marts’ head of livestock, John Angus, said: “We had an excellent show of heifer and calves forward which met a brisk demand.”
 
 
 
 
PRIZE LIST
 
Show and sale of commercial beef breeding cattle
Tuesday 30th April 2019
Sponsored by East Coast Viners
 
Judges – Will MacDonald, Tormore, Dunbeath and Kris Sutherland, Dunbeath Farms Ltd, Dunbeath
 
Class 1 Simmental sired heifer with male calf
1st – C Malone, Pitcairn Farm, Cardenden £3,000
2nd – C Malone, Pitcairn Farm £3,600
3rd – I & M Keith, Auchtygall, Peterhead £3,250
 
Class 2 Simmental sired heifer with female calf
1st – Ardhuncart Farms, Ardhuncart, Kildrummy £2,950
2nd – Ardhuncart Farms, Ardhuncart £2,650
3rd – W J Morrison & Sons, Fairburn, Longmanhill £2,400
 
Class 3 Limousin sired heifer with male calf
1st – C Malone, Pitcairn Farm £3,000
2nd – C & E Ogg, Buchaam Farm, Strathdon £2,950
3rd – C & E Ogg, Buchaam Farm £2,750
 
Class 4 Limousin sired heifer with female calf
1st – C Malone, Pitcairn Farm £4,700
2nd – W Law, West Cruichie, Drumblade £3,000
3rd – C & E Ogg, Buchaam Farm £3,600
 
Class 5 Any other breed sired heifer with male calf
1st – W J Morrison & Sons, Fairburn £2,500
2nd – I & M Keith, Auchtygall £2,650
3rd – I & M Keith, Auchtygall £2,800
 
Class 6 Any other breed sired heifer with female calf
1st – W J Morrison & Sons, Fairburn £2,250
2nd – I & M Keith, Auchtygall £2,650
3rd – I & M Keith, Auchtygall £2,400
 
Champion
(The East Coast Viners Perpetual Trophy)
C Malone, Pitcairn Farm, Cardenden £4,700
 
Reserve champion
C Malone, Pitcairn Farm, Cardenden £3,000
 
Champion Simmental sired heifer with calf at foot
(Perpetual Challenge Trophy)
C Malone, Pitcairn Farm, Cardenden £3,000
 
Best heifer (any breed) suckling a calf by a registered Simmental bull
D & D M Leslie, Redhill, Mosstowie £2,550