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£3250 LOST FARM HEIFER WITH CALF AT FOOT LEADS STRONG SIMMENTAL COMMERCIAL DEMAND AT ABERDEEN & NORTHERN MARTS SALE OF BREEDING CATTLE
Aberdeen & Northern Marts annual show and sale of breeding cattle at Thainstone Agricultural Centre, held on Tuesday 28th September saw strong outfits easily cashed and with a noticeable demand for the quality lots featuring Simmental breeding. 136 head of adult breeding cattle were sold on the day.
Topping the Simmental trade at £3250 was Charles & George Gordon, Lost Farm, Strathdon with a Simmental heifer and bull calf which was purchased by W J Jack & Son, Woodend, Muir of Ord. This outfit in the pre-sale judging lifted the prize for Champion Simmental sired heifer with calf at foot and presented by the British Simmental Cattle Society.
Over the past 20 years, the Gordons are well recognised for selling strong consignments of well-bred outfits to returned buyers at both the spring and autumn Thainstone fixtures, and from their 50-cow suckler herd of mainly Simmental cross females.
Highlighting the depth of Simmental sale influence, other breed sale highlights included:
• Heifer with Bull Calf (57) sold to £3,150 for a Simmental cross with Limousin
cross from Lost Farm, Strathdon.
• Other leading Heifer with Bull Calf Prices: Sim – Lost Farm £2,900; SimX – Auchtygall £2,850,
£2,650; Towiemore £2,800, £2,700 (twice), £2,600 (twice); Wester Bleaton
£2,700; Lost Farm £2,650, £2,600 (four); South Blachrie £2,500.
• Heifer with Heifer Calf: SimX – Lost Farm £2,650, £2,500, £2,400; Towiemore £2,600, £2,400; Auchtygall £2,550, £2,500, £2,450; Wester Bleaton £2,200, £2,150; South Blachrie £2,150, £2,100.
• Cow with Heifer Calf (10) sold to £1,820 for a Simmental cross with
Charolais cross from Battlefield, Aberchirder.