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Quoybrae, Caithness Aberdeen And Northern Marts Monday 1st April Sold 890 Store Cattle

3rd April 2024

Photograph of Quoybrae, Caithness Aberdeen And Northern Marts Monday 1st April Sold 890 Store Cattle

Bullocks (431) averaged 322.8p and sold to 391.3p per kg and £1,850 gross.

For a 641kg British Blue Cross from J & R Allan, Gillock Mains, Gillock.

Aberdeen-Angus Bullocks (131) averaged 312.8p and sold to 347.3p per kg
for 383kgs from Greenvale, Dunnet and £1,805 gross from 5 Upper Dounreay,
Thurso.
Heifers (301) averaged 305.5p and sold to 401.4 per kg and £1,710 gross for
a 426kg Limousin Cross from Dunbeath Farms, Dunbeath.
Aberdeen-Angus Heifers (33) averaged 275.5p and sold to 291.7p per kg
from Inkstack (Mackenzie), Barrock and £1,650 gross for a 599kg from Kirkfield
Farm, Castletown.
Champion in the Highland News & Media kindly sponsored show and sale was
a 426kg Limousin Cross Heifer from Dunbeath Farms, Dunbeath and achieved
£1,710. Reserve was a 641kg British Blue cross Heifer from J & R Allan, Gillock
Mains, Gillock and sold for £1,850.
In the Young Farmers Show & Sale of Overwintered Cattle Kindly Sponsored
by A H Mackay, West Greenland the Overall Champion was a 505kg Limousin
Heifer from Hannah Levack, Dunbeath Mains and realised £3,600 to judge
Angus Greenlaw, Sheep Park Farms, Bridge of Marnoch, Huntly. The Reserve
Champion was a 501kg Limousin Heifer was also from Hannah Levack which
sold for £3,000 to W Robertson & Son, Fodderletter, Tomintoul. Both Heifers
were bred by U MacDonald, Lower Cairnglass, Ardersier.
The winner of the W & A Geddes Perpetual Trophy for the best Daily Live
Weight Gain of 1.247kg per Day was for a 512kg Limousin Heifer from Sophie
Gunn, The Shein. The Best Daily Liveweight gain Bullock of 1.213kgper day,
the Highest Gross Margin Bullock and Best Paraded and Presented was a
532kg British Blue from Sophie Tucker, 21 Smith Terrace, Wick.
The Best Gross Margin Heifer Section went to Katie Gunn, Shop Farm for a
501kg Limousin Heifer.
The Special Prize for best placed Charolais Cross Sired by a Registered
Charolais Bull presented by the Scottish and Northern Charolais Club went to
Sophie Gunn, The Shein, Hill of Forss.
"A Fantastic Show of Cattle were sold through Caithness Livestock Centre
today with a buzzing ringside of buyers present for all classes. "
Young Farmers Prize List
Class 1 - Unhaltered Bullock
1
st Lot 76 - Abbie Dunnet, Linkmoor 449kg, £1,560
Class 2 - Unhaltered Heifer
1st Lot 78 - Katie Gunn, Shop Farm 471kg, £1,640
2nd Lot 77 – Wiliam Campbell, Heatherview 458kg £1,240
Class 3 - Haltered Bullock
1
st Lot 80 Craig Gunn, Murza Farm 434kg, £1,580
2nd Lot 79 Alec Cormack, The Ha Durran 384kg, £1,340
Class 3A - Haltered Bullock
1
st Lot 82 Sophie Tucker, 21 Smith Terrace 532kg £1,700
2nd Lot 81 Isla Mackay Strath Farm 503kg, £1,600
Class 4 - Haltered Heifer
1st Lot 85 William Campbell, Heatherview 494kg, £1,900
2nd Lot 84 Sophie Gunn, Hill of Forss 464kg, £1,530
3rd Lot 83 Sophie Tucker, 21 Smith Terrace 429kg, £1,600
Class 5 – Haltered Heifer
1
st Lot 88 Hannah Levack, Dunbeath Mains 505kg, £3,600
2
nd Lot 86 Hannah Levack, Dunbeath Mains 501kg, £3,000
3
rd Lot 87 Katie Gunn, Shop Farm 501kg, £2,050
4
th Lot 89 Sophie Gunn, The Shein 512kg, £1,580
Class 6 – Haltered Homebred Bullock
1
st Lot 91 Kris Sutherland, Dunbeath Mains 426kg, £1,580
Class 7- Haltered Homebred Heifer
1
st Lot 92 Kris Sutherland, Dunbeath Mains 421kg, £1,490
2
nd Lot 93 Hannah Levack Dunbeath Mains 430kg, £1, 500
Champion – Lot 88 Hannah Levack, Dunbeath Mains
Reserve Champion – Lot 86, Hannah Levack, Dunbeath Mains
Homebred Champion- Lot 92 Kris Sutherland
Daily Liveweight Gain Bullock
1
st Lot 82 Sophie Tucker 1.213kg
2
nd Lot 81 Isla Mackay 1.189kg
3
rd Lot 80 Craig Gunn Murza 0.960kg
Daily Liveweight Gain Heifer
1
st Lot 89 Sophie Tucker 1.247kg
2
nd Lot 86 Hannah Levack 1.225kg
3
rd Lot 84 Sophie Gunn, The Shein 1.189kg
Gross Margin Bullock
1
st – Lot 82 Sophie Tucker +£560
2
nd – Lot 81 Alec Cormack +£500
3
rd – Lot 80 Isla Mackay +£390
Gross Margin Heifer
1
st Lot 87 Katie Gunn, Shop Farm +£840
2
nd Lot 88 Hannah Levack, Dunbeath Mains +£800
3
rd Lot 89 Sophie Gunn, The Shein +£660
Special Prize for the highest placed Charolais Cross Calf sired by a
Registered Charolais Bull presented by the Scottish & Northern Charolais
Club – Sophie Gunn, The Shein
Best Paraded and Presented Animal – Sophie Tucker, 21 Smith Terrace
Junior First Time Exhibitor - Katie Gunn The Shop Farm & Alec Cormack
West Durran
Senior First Time Exhibitor – Craig Gunn Murza
Club Award- Bower
Open Prize List
Single Bullock
1
st & Reserve Champion J & R Allan, Gillock Mains, Gillock 641kg, £1,850
2nd J & R Allan, Gillock Mains, Gillock 574kg £1,750
Single Heifer
1
st & Champion – Dunbeath Farms 426kg £1,710
2
nd I D Stewart Reisgill 409kg £1,540
3
rd J M M MacBeath Folly Farm 408kg £1,470
Pair of Heifers
1
st C C Mackenzie, Achalone 438kg £1,350
Leading Prices per Head and per Kg
Bullocks up to 300kg – Seaview, Oldwick(Simx) £700, 272.45p; 301-350kg –
Folly Farm, Murkle (Limx) £1,260, 391.3p; 351-400kg – Ivordene, Janetstown
(Chax) £1,440, Greenvale, Dunnet (Cha) 371.7p; 401-450kg – Hillhead,
Lybster (LimX) £1,520, 2 Forss, Thurso (Lim) 367p; 451-500kg – Aimster,
Thurso (Chax) £1,610, Forsie, Bridge of Westfield (Chax) 339.9p; 501-550kg –
Forsie (Chax) £1,640, Gerston, Halkirk (Chax) 313.3p; 551-600kg – Gillock
Mains (LimX) £1,750 304.9p; 601-650kg – Upper Latheron, Latheron (Sal)
£1,790, Clachan, Mid-clyth (STX) 289p; 651-700kg – 11 Lochend (Simx)
£1,800, 269.9p.
Aberdeen-Angus & Native Cattle Bullocks up to 350kg – Clatequoy £1,130,
339.3p; 351-400kg – 3 Lochend £1,348, Greenvale, Dunnet 347.3p;
401-450kg –5 Lochend £1,470, Bardnaclavan 346.5p; 451-500kg – Backlass
£1,540, Inkstack 323.1p; 501-550kg – Inkstack(MacKenzie) £1,580, Midtown,
Freswick 308.4p; 551-600kg – 5 Upper Dounreay £1,730, 290.3p; 601-700kg
– 5 Upper Dounreay £1,805, Kirkfield (AAX) 284.5p.
Heifers up to 250 Rhemullen (Limx) £690, 288.5p; 251-300kg – Rhemullen,
Dunbeath (LimX) £870, 294.9p;301-350kg – Greenvale Dunnet (ChaX) £1,060,
Lynton Cottage, Ulbster (LimX) 318p; 351-400kg – Aimster, Thurso (ChaX)
£1,370, 360.5p; 401-450kg – Reisgill (LimX) £1,540, 376.5p; 451-500kg –
Gerston, Halkirk (Chax) £1,560, Aimster, Thurso (ChaX) 332.2p; 501-550kg –
Glengolly Farm, Glengolly (Chax) £1,540, Quoynee, Halkirk (ChaX) 296p;551-
600kg – Forsie (Chax) £1,690, 296.5p; 601-650kg – Alterwall, Lyth (SimX)
£1,700, 272.4p.
Aberdeen-Angus Heifers up to 300kg – Folly Farm £660, 235.7p; 301-350kg
– 3 Lochend, Barrock £820, Folly Farm 243.5p; 351-400kg –
Inkstack,(MacKenzie) Barrock £1,050, 291.7p; 401-450kg – Inkstack £1,250,
3 Lochend 277.9p; 451-500kg – 5 Lochend £1,320, 277.7p; 551-600kg –
Kirkfield, Castletown £1,650, 275.5p.

 

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