17 Prime cattle, 8 Store cattle and 29 OTM cattle were sold today, when Prime cattle sold to 229p/kg for a 630kg British Blue heifer, from Wood, Pow, Sandwick, which realised £1442.70 to E R & T Craigie, Butchers, Tankerness.
Other leading Prime heifer prices:-
Charolais (565kg) Spence, Norton, Dounby (224p) £1265.60
Charolais (610kg) Garson Farms, Sandwick (217p) £1323.70
Aberdeen Angus (550kg) Harvey, Raveyhall, Twatt (211p) £1255.45
Prime steers sold to 217p for a 625kg Charolais, from Garson Farms, Sandwick, which realised £1356.25 to W Lobban & Son, Butcher, Kirkwall.
Other leading Prime steers –
Shorthorn (485kg) Scott, Netherhill, Tankerness (200p) £970
Store steers sold to 193p/kg for a 570kg Limousin, from Dennison, Odiness, Stronsay, which realised £1100
Store heifers sold to 194p/kg for a 420kg Limousin, also from Odiness, which realised £815.
OTM Cows sold to 162.6p/kg for a 615kg Charolais, from Scott & Brown, Biggings, Stenness, which realised £1000
Other leading OTM prices;-
British Blue (590kg) Eunson, Braebuster, Deerness (157.6p) £930
Simmental (685kg) Kirkness, Fribo, Westray (155.5p) £1065
Top priced cow on the day was £1100 for a 760kg Limousin, from Omand, Burnlea, South Ronaldsay (144.7p)
There will be a sale of Orkney Books and Artwork, beginning on Wednesday at 1pm, and concluding on Thursday at 10am. Catalogues for this sale are available, and books and pictures can be viewed on Tuesday from 2 – 5pm and on Wednesday from 9am – 1pm.