Substantial entry forward for the Spring Show

Posted: January 31, 2024

The Royal Northern Spring Show held in conjunction with Aberdeen and Northern Marts announce the line-up of judges and entries for the upcoming show and sale. The annual event will take place on Wednesday 28th February at Thainstone Centre, Inverurie with over 7000 visitors set to flock to the first major event in the agricultural calendar.

In the Pedigree Bulls and Female Cattle section, kindly supported by new sponsor NorthLink Ferries, Andrew Anderson from Duffus will use his wealth of experience to judge the substantial entry of 104 bulls and female cattle. Entries include 31 Charolais bulls, 28 Limousins bulls, 22 Simmentals bulls, 9 Aberdeen- Angus bulls, 2 British Blue bulls, 8 Shorthorn bulls and 4 female cattle. In 2023 the top price of 13,000gns was achieved for the for a 25-month-old Charolais bull from Messrs N A Wattie, Mains of Tonley, Alford.

Mr James Nisbet from Ayrshire will judge the Exhibition Cattle section which is kindly supported by another new sponsor JDW Agri. In 2023 this section saw the Champion Heifer from J Robertson & Co Newton of Logierait, a 382kgs British Blue Cross Heifer sell to the top price of £5,000.

John Angus, Head of Livestock at A&N Marts said: “We are thrilled to see a larger number of livestock entries forward for this year’s Spring Show, the event always attracts top quality stock from a variety of leading show and commercial breeders from across the country and provides an ideal platform for farmers to showcase the best of their stock. We have some great judges lined up and with the integrity and transparency of the live auction both buyers and sellers will achieve the most competitive price.  

We’d like to thank our sponsors Northlink Ferries and JDW Agri for joining us to support the main sections of the show and sale, it is great to see these organisations getting involved. We look forward to holding another successful show and sale here at Thainstone Centre on Wednesday 28th February.”