National interest in bulling heifer sale
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Bulling heifers from William and David Moir of Moir Livestock, Home Farm, Cairness Fraserburgh, met a flying trade at Aberdeen and Northern Marts’ Thainstone Centre on Friday.
The annual sale attracted huge interest from across the UK and saw 95 heifers cash in to average £2169.47, with six selling at £3000 or above.
Sale leader at £3900 was a 21-month-old Limousin cross heifer bred by Guise, Tough, which sold online to Jack Smyth, Northern Ireland.
Next best at £3700 when sold to Gordon Cameron, Newton Cottage, Acharacle, Argyll, was the first heifer through the ring, a 22-month-old Limousin cross bred by Uppermill Farms, Kintore.
Two Limousin cross heifers bred by Guise, Tough, sold for £3550 to Mr Alexander, Randalstown, Northern Ireland, while Shennanton Livestock, Corriebracken, Newton Stewart, paid £3500 for a British Blue cross bred by Jim Mortimer,Mill of Clinter, Finzean.
Shennanton Livestock also went to £3200 for a British Blue cross heifer bred WD Mitchell, Bush, Aberlour, and to £2900 for a British Blue cross heifer bred by Munro, Caplich, Alness.
Selling for £3000 to S Mason, Keasden House, Clapham, Lancaster, was another Limousin cross bred by Guise, Tough.
J Gordon and Co, Waterside, Forbes, Alford, paid £2800 for a British Blue cross heifer from A MacDonald, Dalbuick, Carrbridge, which is a full sister to last year’s sale leader.