Baby Shambles, a Limousin cross heifer from the Munro family of Invercharron, Ardgay, stood Champion at The Spectacular show and sale held in August at Aberdeen and Northern Marts’ Thainstone centre. This 11-month-old homebred heifer, sired by Bailea Cavalier and weighing in at 495kgs, later went on to sell for a sale topping price of £4000 when purchased by David Blair, Littleinch Farm, Balmerino, Newport On Tay.
The 2018 sale saw 38 calves forward with 17 heifers cashed in at 4.49p per kg or £1983.75, and 21 bullocks levelling at 4.06p or £1728.42.
At the very handy price of £3400, and leading the bullock trade, was Balfour Baillie’s home-bred 17-month-old Limousin cross from Sebay View, Tankerness. This calf, by Trueman Idol and weighing 513kgs, was another selling to David Blair, Littleinch Farm.
At £3000 was another from the Munro family in the shape of their 268kg, four-month-old Limousin cross bullock Benjamin sired by Powerhouse Lynx, which was bought by Andrew Anderson, Smallburn Farms. Other leading prices included £2,900 for a home-bred October-2017 born Limousin cross heifer, by Powerhouse Harlequin, from John and Craig Robertson. She sold to Messrs Hopwood, Duckingfield, Manchester. Taking the Championship in the younger calves was the home-bred March 2018-born Limousin cross bullock also from the Robertsons. Another by Powerhouse Harlequin, and weighing in at 291kg, he is out of a British Blue cross Limousin and was knocked down for £2500 to JCB Commercials, NI.