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Strong returns for sellers at Caithness Quoybrae sale


By John Davidson

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Caithness Livestock Centre at Quoybrae.
Caithness Livestock Centre at Quoybrae.

Quoybrae, Aberdeen and Northern Marts on Monday sold 774 store cattle.

Bullocks (385) averaged 288.8p (+46.3p on the year) to 344.1p for a 433kg Charolais cross from Newlands of Geise, Janetstown and £1920 gross for a 705kg Limousin Cross from Brae Edge, Castletown.

Heifers (327) averaged 286.4p (+54p on the year) to 316.5p and to £1710 gross for a 619kg Charolais cross from Roadside, Reiss.

Aberdeen Angus & Native Bred Bullocks (37) averaged 286.7p (+50.6p on the year) to 309.9 p for pen of three 455kg from Hillhead, Lybster to £1770 gross for a pen of three 624kg from Greenvale, Dunnet.

Aberdeen Angus & Native Bred Heifers (25) averaged 266.9p (+25.1p on the year) and sold to 288.2p for a pair of 451kg from Greenvale, Dunnet and £1760 for a pair of 625kg from Meadowcroft, Dunn.

“Caithness consignors were rewarded for a quality show resulting in strong returns.”

Leading prices per head and per kg:

Bullocks up to 350kg –Thuster Mains (Simx) £880, 280.3p; 351-400kg: Ackergill Mains (Chax) £1190, Aimster (Chax) 304.5p; 401-450kg: Newlands of Geise, Ivordene, (Chax) £1490, 344.1p; 451-500kg: Newlands of Geise £1525, South Keiss, Wick (Chax) 322.5p; 501-550kg: Hoy, Castletown (Chax) £1710, 310.9p; 551-600kg: Upper Latheron (Chax) £1820, 308p; 601-650kg: Brae Edge (Chax) £1810, Brae Edge (Chax) 301.3p.

Heifers up to 300kg: Stitley, Claredon £600; 301-350kg: Lynton Cottage (LimX) £860, 264.6p; 351-400kg: Aimster, Thurso (Chax) £1135, Gerston (Chax) 294.7p; 401-450kg: Dunn Farm, Watten (Limx) £1290, Ivordene, Janetstown (Chax) 299.5p; 451-500kg: Dunn Farm (Chax) £1535, Ivordene (Chax) 316.5p; 501-550kg: Upper Latheron, Latheron, Hoy, Castletown, Dunn Farm (Chax) £1595, Gerston (ChaX) 305.4p; 551-600kg: Upper Latheron (Chax) £1690, 289.4p; 601-650kg: Roadside £1710, 276.3p.

Aberdeen Angus Bullocks up to 400kg: Skirza Croft £1060, 284.9p; 401-450kg: Latheron Mains £1320, 302.1p; 451-500kg: Hillhead, Lybster £1410, 309.9p; 501-550kg; Greenvale, Dunnet £1605, 295.6p; 551-600kg: Lower Thura £1570, 263.9p; 601-700kg: Greenvale £1770, 283.7p.

Aberdeen Angus Heifers up to 350kg: Skirza Croft £700; 401-450kg: Latheron Mains £1240, 285p; 451-500kg: Hillhead, Lybster £1300, 268.8p; 501-550kg: Meadowcroft, Dunn £1475, 283.7p; 551-600kg: Meadowcroft Dunn £, 261.3p; 601-650kg: Meadowcroft £1760, 281.6p.


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