Farmers from across Scotland flocked to the north-east for a major sale of store cattle.
Aberdeen & Northern Marts sold 1,633 stores at its 29th annual annivesary show and sale at the Thainstone Centre, Inverurie.
The show, sponsored by Thomson of Sauchen, was judged by Robbie Anderson of Sootywells, Fordoun, Laurencekirk.
He awarded the overall champion title to a 21-month-old Charolais cross heifer from brothers David and William Moire of Newmill, Rathen, Fraserburgh. She sold weighing 700kg for £1,480 to G A Reid, Mill of Haulkerton, Laurencekirk.
They also took the title for the best pen of four with 620kg British Blue cross heifers averaging £1,510.
Meanwhile, the reserve overall and home-bred champion titles went to a yearling Limousin cross bullock from Garry Patterson, Upper Forgie, Keith. It sold for £1,160 to D Lumgair & Son, Gask, Letham.
In total, 909 bullocks sold to average 215.8p – down 12.6p on the year – and a top of 285.7p a kg for a pair of 280kg British Blue crosses from Uppermill Farms, Springburn, and £1,450 for a pen of six Angus crosses from Clunycrichton, Banchory.
The 718 heifers on offer averaged 206.8p – down 13.1p on the year – and sold to a top of 262.4p a kg for a pen of three 282kg British Blue crosses from Uppermill Farms, and £1,680 for a 620kg British Blue cross from Newmill, Rathen.