Haughton dispersal on Friday, May 17 at Thainstone


A dispersal sale of 80 spring and autumn calving cows with calves at foot from Sandy and Stephen Smith, Haughton, Glenkindie, will take place on Friday, May 17, at Aberdeen and Northern Marts’ Thainstone Centre.

All cows are mainly Simmental crosses, many which were initially bought in as bulling heifers at Thainstone, as well as a small section of Beef Shorthorn crosses.

On offer is 50 spring calvers with Limousin and Aberdeen-Angus-sired calves at foot. Calves are by the Limousin bull, Goldies Executive, while Aberdeen-Angus-sired calves are by a Linton Gilbertines bull.

Included in the spring herd offering is seven Simmental or Beef Shorthorn cross heifers with Salers calves at foot. They are by Rigel Malik, a bull which was bought for 5500gns at the Royal Northern Spring Show in 2017.

From the autumn calving herd, 30 cows with Beef Shorthorn calves at foot will be sold. Cows calved down in October/November to Glenisla Gladiator, which they are PD’d in calf to again.

Autumn-born calves are mainly October/November-born, while those in the spring herd were born from the beginning of March onwards.

The Smith’s herd is tested free of BVD and TB.