THE overall championship and top call of 6,500gns was clinched by a Charolais bull from Neil Barclay, Insch, at the annual sale of pedigree bulls and females at Thainstone.
The 20-month-old bull Harestone Leam, a son of Inverlochy Ferdie was snapped up by M.J. Forbes, Huntly.
The Limousin bull championship victor Gallery Loki achieved the second best price of 6,200gns for I. and G. Grant, Montrose, going home with D.R. and A. Henderson, Insch.
J. and M. McConnachie, Dufftown, paid 6,000gns for the reserve champion Charolais bull Utopia Lennon, from J.A. Wilson and Sons, Glenkindie.
The reserve Simmental bull champion was C. and M Bruce, Udny, with the 17-month-old Tillyeve Gordon, which realised 4,000gns to A. and J. Wilson, Upper Scotstown.
J. McIrvine and McBeath, Bannochburn, took 5,600gns for the reserve Limousin bull, paid by J.W. Moir, Keith.
The auction also featured a dispersal sale of the Greenbridge pedigree Limousin herd from E. J. Green, Keith.
Top bid was 5,000gns for a pedigree heifer and bull calf which sold to G. Morrison, Banff. At 3,600gns was a pedigree cow and bull calf bought by M. Davidson and Son, Inverurie.
THE commercial beef breeding sale saw Craig Malone, Lochgelly, triumph by taking both champion and reserve titles in the pre-sale show.
The leading exhibit was a British Blue cross heifer with a bull calf, which sold for the top price of £4,800 to Dunbeath Farms, Caithness.
Reserve champion, a Limousin cross heifer with a bull calf, went for £3,200 to P. Cooper and Son, Forfar.
The same home also took first place in the Simmental-sired heifer class. The outfit included a heifer calf and both were knocked down to Dunbeath Farms for £3,000.
Auctioneers: Aberdeen and Northern Marts.