Thainstone market prices

Aberdeen and Northern Marts sold 45 prime cattle at Thainstone on Thursday last week.

Under 30 Month - Prime bullocks (22) averaged 200.4p (-3.7p) and sold to 214p per kg for a 770kg Limousin purchased by Woodhead Brothers, Turriff, and £1,759.50 gross for a 850kg Limousin both from Cranfield, Bridge of Don. Prime heifers (17) averaged 204.8p (+3.6p) and sold to 218p per kg for a 530kg Limousin from Greenstyle, Kildrummy, and purchased by West End Butchers, Peterhead. Also at 218p per kg and £1,406.10 gross was a 645kg Limousin from Strathend Croft, Hatton, and purchased by Woodhead Brothers, Turriff. Young bulls (one) and sold to 190p per kg and £1,349 gross for a 710kg Charolais from Milton of Edinglassie, Strathdon.

30 to 48 Month - Bullocks (three) averaged 183.4p (+5.3p) and sold to 188p per kg and £1,664.70 gross for a 780kg Aberdeen-Angus from Buckie Farm, Newmachar. Heifers (two) averaged 160.5p and sold to 162p per kg and £980.10 gross for a 605kg Shorthorn from Pittenkerrie, Glassel.

Leading prices per kg

Under 30 month - Prime bullocks: Cranfield (Lim) 212p; Pittenkerrie (Sim) 206p; Whiteside, Tullynessle (Cha) 205p. Prime heifers: Wester Lochagan, Ord (BB) 214p; Nether Overhill (Cha) 211p; Hillside, Fetternear (Gas), Whiteside (Lim), The Corries, Ballindalloch (Lim) 205p.

30 to 48 month - Bullocks: Hillside (Cha) 184p; Buckie Farm (AA) 179p.

Heifers: Wester Lochagan (BB) 159p.

Leading prices per head

Under 30 month - Prime bullocks: Cranfield (Lim) £1,653.60; Whiteside (Cha) £1,290.30; Hillside (Sim) £1,248. Prime heifers: Wester Lochagan (BB) £1,305.40; Nether Overhill (Cha) £1,211.30; Hillside (Gas) £1,189.

30 to 48 month - Bullocks: Buckie Farm (AA) £1,466.40; Hillside (Cha) £1,269.60.

Heifers: Wester Lochagan (BB) £961.95.

Also sold were 220 OTM cattle.

Beef cows (190) averaged 146.6p (-6.1p) and sold to 191.1p per kg for a 790kg Limousin from Sundayswells, Torphins and £1,610 gross for a 925kg Charolais from Meadow Park, Kirkwall. Dairy cows (16) averaged 131.2p (+1.4p) and sold to 145.6p per kg for a 800kg Friesian and £1,215 gross for a 890kg Friesian from Caldale, St Ola.

Farrow bulls (14) averaged 137.1p (-3.3p) and sold to 174.3p per kg for a 855kg Limousin from Ternemny, Knock and £1,770 gross for a 1,170kg Simmental from Dundurcas, Rothes.

Leading prices per kg

Beef cows: Milton of Edinglassie, Strathdon (Cha) 189.7p; Meadow Park (BB) 182.6p; Broynach, Thurso (Cha) 181.9p.

Dairy cows: Whitehaugh, Alford (Fri) 141.5p; Caldale (Fri) 141.4p.

Farrow bulls: Garline, Ballindalloch (Lim) 173.3p; Cooperhill, Forglen (BB) 164.6p; Dundurcas (Sim) 151.3p.

Leading prices per head

Beef cows: The Haugh, Ballindalloch (Sim) £1,530; Sundayswells, Torphins (Lim) £1,510 Milton of Edinglassie (Cha) £1,470.