Thainstone has once again led the way in holding a massive sale of cast cows and bulls with a total of 368 head sold by consigners from the central belt up to Shetland on Thursday 12th January achieving a record average of £1,499.48.
The sale also witnessed a new centre record of £2,750 – which is also believed to be one of the top prices seen in Scotland. This was achieved for an 1196kg Charolais cow from Messrs Barclay, Harestone, Crathes.
Tim McDonald, Cull and Prime Cattle Manager at ANM Group said: “Trade is off to a flying start for the year with a total of 17 cows grossing in excess of £2000 to a strong ringside of bidders.
With cows destined to outlets all over the UK, many more are required on a weekly basis to fulfil requirements. We encourage all those looking to move on stock to get in touch with their local fieldsperson or auctioneer.”
Beef Finished Cows (136) averaged £1707.42 (+£28.59) and sold to £2750 for a 1196kg Charolais from Harestone, Crathes.
Beef Feeding Cows (193) averaged £1314.66 (+£48.76) and sold to £1670 for a 776kg Saler from Darnford Durris.
Boning Cows (10) averaged £942 (+£12.84) and sold to £1130 for a 576kg Shorthorn. Beef Finished Bulls (27) averaged £2007 (+£109.34) and sold to £2570 for a 1440kg Charolais from 122 Main Street, Aberchirder.
Beef Feeding Bulls (1) sold to £1110 for a 606kg Limousin from Meikle Geddes, Nairn.
Full sales report available here.