A top price of £4,000 was achieved for the overall champion at the Thainstone Spectacular show and sale.
Aberdeen and Northern Marts head of livestock, John Angus, said: “Trade was good with a near clearance. The top end of calves sold well.”
A total of 35 beasts sold, out of the 38 forward.
Heifers averaged £1,983.75 for 17, and bullocks averaged £1,728.42 for the 21 sold.
The sale topper and supreme champion was rising yearling Limousin cross heifer, put forward by Mark and Debbie Munro of Invercharron Farm, Ardgay, Sutherland.
Judge Dermot Small, from Co Down in Northern Ireland, said the champion stood out to him. He said: “It’s a very well balanced heifer with a good top and a good loin. She moves well with a nice head.”
He was referring to Baby Shambles – a 495kg home-bred daughter of Bailea Cavalier out of a British Blue cross cow. She stood reserve at Sutherland Show in July and was placed first at every other show she attended over the summer. She was snapped up by David Blair of Littleinch Farm, Balmerino, Newport on Tay.
Next best at £3,400, also selling to David Blair, was the champion senior bullock from Orkney breeder Balfour Baillie of Sebay View, Tankerness.
The home-bred March-2017 born Limousin cross, by Trueman Idol, sold weighing 513kg.
Thereafter £3,000 was achieved twice. First at this price was a home-bred September-2017 born British Blue cross heifer, by Valdes Van De Sluizenweg. Weighing 483kg, she sold to James Nesbit, Sorn Mains, Sorn, Ayrshire.
The other lot at £3,000, selling to a phone bidder, was another entry from Mark and Debbie Munro. The April-2018 born Limousin cross bullock, named Benjamin, is a home-bred son of Powerhouse Lynx.
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.
Another Invercharron entry – May-2017 born Limousin cross heifer Double Trouble, by Bailea Cavalier and weighing 545kg – sold for £2,600 to Miller Farms, Mid Lurg, Midmar, Inverurie.
The junior champion from the Robertsons at Logierait sold for £2,500 to JCB Commercials in Northern Ireland.
The 291kg March-born Limousin cross bullock is by Powerhouse Harlequin and out of a British Blue cross Limousin cow. He was reserve calf champion at Perth and reserve champion at Aberfeldy.
The Robertsons also made £2,300 selling a November-2017 born Limousin cross bullock, by Powerhouse Harlequin, which stood champion at Aberfeldy. Weighing 430kg, he sold to James Nesbit.
Another at £2,300 was the reserve senior bullock champion and Orkney County Show supreme cattle champion – a December-2017 born Limousin cross bullock, by Craigatoke Jameson, from James S Baillie, Sebay Farm, Tankerness, Orkney. He sold to Suzie Dunn, Willowbank Farm, Throsk, Stirling.
Meanwhile, Balfour Baillie made £2,100 selling a home-bred February-2017 born British Blue cross heifer, by Auchenlay Coll, to D Work & Son, Mains of Drumbeck, Udny, Ellon.