Craig Malone sweeps the competition at Thainstone’s annual show and sale of commercial beef breeding cattle

01/05/2018

Craig Malone of Pitcairn Farm, Cardenden, Lochgelly, clinched the champion and reserve champion titles for another year at Thainstone Centre’s annual show and sale of commercial beef breeding cattle.
 
The event – hosted by Aberdeen & Northern Marts and sponsored by East Coast Viners – saw an impressive 280 adult head entries of cross heifers with spring-born calves at foot, that were judged by Brian and David Barclay, Tullo of Garvock, Laurencekirk.
 
Mr Malone’s Limousin-sired heifer with a male calf achieved the champion title, and went on to realise £3,100, selling to G M Barclay, Tullo of Garvock, Laurencekirk. The reserve champion from Mr Malone, a Limousin-sired heifer with a female calf, sold for £5,200 – the top price of the sale – and was purchased by G Cameron, Newton Cottage, Acharacle, Argyll.
 

Other notable prices include £3,900 for a Limousin-sired heifer with a female calf, and another £3,900 for a Limousin-sired heifer with a male calf, both presented 
from C & E Ogg, Buchaam, Strathdon that sold to W Robertson, Fodderletter, Tomintoul, Ballindalloch, and J & M Macdonald, Tornmore, Dunbeath, respecitvely; £3,000 for the Scottish Simmental Club Perpetual Challenge Trophy winner – a Simmental-sired heifer with a male calf from Ardhuncart Farms, Ardhuncart, Kildrummy, Alford, which sold to B Mackie & Sons, Milton of Noth, Rhynie, Huntly; and £2,950 for a Limousin-sired heifer with a female calf presented by C & G Gordon, Lost Farm, Strathdon, and selling again to B Mackie & Sons, Milton of Noth, Rhynie, Huntly.
 
John Angus, Head of Livestock, said: “This show and sale is well-known for showcasing top quality heifers and calves from leading North East herds, and we are delighted to see buyers and sellers taking note of this as indicated by the strong prices we saw at the sale. Thank you to our sponsor East Coast Viners, and to all of our entrants, buyers and attendees who took part in today’s successful event.”
 
Prize list
 
Class 1 – Simmental sired heifer with male calf Price
1st
2nd
3rd
 
Ardhuncart Farms, Ardhuncart, Kildrummy, Alford
S McDonald, Cranna, Rothienorman
Ardhuncart Farms, Ardhuncart, Kildrummy, Alford
£3,000
£2,550
£2,850
Class 2 – Simmental sired heifer with female calf  
1st
2nd
3rd
 
W J Morrison & Sons, Fairburn, Longmanhill
W J Morrison & Sons, Fairburn, Longmanhill
W J Morrison & Sons, Fairburn, Longmanhill
£2,200
£2,600
£2,150
Class 3 – Limousin sired heifer with male calf  
1st
2nd
3rd
 
C Malone, Pitcairn, Cardenden, Lochgelly Champion
W J Morrison & Sons, Fairburn, Longmanhill
C & E Ogg, Buchaam, Strathdon
£3,100
£2,650
£3,900
 
Class 4 – Limousin sired heifer with female calf  
1st
2nd
3rd
C Malone, Pitcairn, Cardenden, Lochgelly Reserve Champion
C & E Ogg, Buchaam, Strathdon
C & G Gordon, Lost Farm, Strathdon
 
£5,200
£3,900
£2,950
Class 5 – British Blue sired heifer with male calf  
  N/A  
Class 6 – British Blue sired heifer with female calf  
1st
2nd
C & G Gordon, Lost Farm, Strathdon
P Stuart, Ledmacoy, Strathdon
 
£2,650
£2,450
Class 7 – Any other breed sired heifer with male calf  
1st
2nd
3rd
 
I & M Keith, Auchtygall, Peterhead
I & M Keith, Auchtygall, Peterhead
I & M Keith, Auchtygall, Peterhead
£2,650
£2,800
£2,900
Class 8 – Any other breed sired heifer with female calf  
1st
2nd
3rd
I & M Keith, Auchtygall, Peterhead
I & M Keith, Auchtygall, Peterhead
S McDonald, Cranna, Rothienorman
 
£2,700
£2,450
£1,950
Champion – C Malone, Pitcairn, Cardenden, Lochgelly  
Reserve Champion – C Malone, Pitcairn, Cardenden, Lochgelly