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SIMMENTAL HEIFER AND CALF SELLS TO £3700 FOR THE GORDON FAMILY, LOST FARM, STRATHDON AS SIMMENTALS FEATURE THROUGHOUT IN NUMBERS AND LEADING PRICES AT THAINSTONE!
Simmentals were again to the fore in numbers and leading prices on 3rd May at Thainstone as Aberdeen and Northern Marts sold 503 head of adult breeding Cattle.
The British Simmental Cattle Society’s award for the best sired Simmental Heifer and Calf went to The Gordon Family, Lost Farm, Strathdon with the 1st prize Simmental Heifer with Bull Calf which sold for £3700.
Bulling Heifers met a fantastic demand selling to a top of £2600 for a pair of tremendous 19-month-old Simmental Heifers from D & G Manson, Brodieshill Farm, Alves. *The Mansons will host a Simmental Open Day on 8th July.
Over 90% of the bulling heifers forward were Simmental sired.
The section for Cow with Bull Calf sold to £3,150 for a Simmental Cross with a Limousin Cross from Rennieshill, Newmachar.
The commercial demand for Simmental females continued unabated with a strength in depth throughout the entry and a strong trade to match. Leading Simmental prices included:
Heifer with Bull Calf: SimX – Lost Farm £3750, £3700, £3600, £3500, South Blachrie £3650, £3600, Bungalow, New Noth £3600 (X2), £3550 (X2)
Heifer with Heifer Calf: SimX – Pitcairn Farm £3750, £3500, South Blachrie £3650, £3450 Lost Farm £3650, Farirburn £3450, Bungalow, New Noth £3400.
Leading Bulling Heifer prices:
351kg – 400kg – Culnoag (Sim) £1300; 401kg – 450kg – Connachie (Sim) £1550
451kg – 500kg – Berryleys (Sim) £1850, Connachie (Sim) £1800
501kg – 550kg – Berryleys (Sim) £2250, £2150, Connachie (SimX) £2100, £2020 (X2), £2000 (X3), Culquhassen (SimX) £2000;
551kg – 600kg – Connachie (Sim) £2250, Brodieshill (SimX) £2150, Connachie (Sim) £2100 (X5), £2050, Coldhome (Sim) £2050;
601kg – 605kg – Brodieshill (SimX) £2550, £2450, Bankhead (SimX) £2300, Connachie (SimX) £2100, Bankhead (Sim) £2050.
Show and Sale of Commercial Beef Breeding Cattle
Simmental Class Results
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Judge – William Moir Home Farm Cairness Fraserburgh
This was the second year in a row that Lost Farm has topped the Simmental prices and lifted this award at the corresponding sale. 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.
Class 1 Simmental Sired Heifer with Male Calf
1st – C & G Gordon Lost Farm Strathdon £3,700
2nd – C & G Gordon Lost Farm Strathdon £3,500
3rd – A Prentice The Bungalow New Noth Gartly £3,600
Class 2 Simmental Sired Heifer with Female Calf
1st – C Malone Pitcairn Cardenden £3,500
2nd – W J Morrison Fairburn Longmannhill £3,450
3rd – C Malone Pitcairn Cardenden £3,750