Lawrie and Symington's show of 1311 autumn-born suckled calves sold to average 237.68p per kg, with bullocks and heifers cashing in at 240.61p and 233.3p respectively.

Top price was £1760 paid for a 648kg Limousin bullock from A Bothwell, Smithston, whilst top price per kg was 285.7p for a 546kg Charolais from Messrs Warnock, Dreva.

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Heifers were topped at £1530 for a 686kg Aberdeen-Angus from A Kirkpatrick, Barr, and to 307.3p for four 423kg Limousins from Messrs Laird, Sunnyside/Carbello.

Judge, Ian Wainwright, Todhall, Cupar, found his champion in a 468kg Limousin bullock from Messrs McGarva, Nether Abington, which he later bought for £1330.

Mr Wainwright also bought his choice of reserve, a 496kg Charolais heifer from A Clark, Blackhill, at £1320.

LEADING awards

Bullocks – Haltered – 1 and champion, JA McGarva, Nether Abington; 2, H Dunlop, Holehouse; 3, IJ and A Bothwell, Smithston. Un-Haltered – 1, IJ and A Bothwell, Smithston; 2, H Dunlop, Holehouse; 3, IJ and A Bothwell, Smithston.

Heifers – Un-Haltered – 1, AJ Clark, Blackhill; 2, T Laird and Son, Sunnyside/Carbello; 3, JO and R Struthers, Greenfield.

Pen of bullocks – 1, J Warnock and Sons, Dreva; 2, T Laird and Son, Sunnyside/Carbello; 3, JA McGarva, Nether Abington.

Pen of heifers – 1, T Laird and Son, Sunnyside/Carbello; 2, T Laird and Son, Sunnyside/Carbello.

LEADING prices

Bullocks – 0-350kg – £920, 265.9p Crosswoodhill. 351-400kg – £1070, 280.1p Nether Abington. 401-450kg – £1240, 276p Holehouse. 451-500kg – £1420, 285.1p Dreva. 501-550kg – £1560, 285.7p Dreva. 551-600kg – £1660 Smithston; 278.6p Dreva. 601-650kg – £1760, 271.6p Smithston. 651+kg – £1710, 256.8p Peebles YF.

Heifers – 0-400kg – £1160 Greenfield; 303.4p Weston. 401-450kg – £1300, 307.3p Sunnyside. 451-500kg – £1340, 272.5p Holehouse. 501-550kg – £1370 Sunnyside; 261.4p Corsebank. 551-600kg – £1295 Bankhead; 225.8p Barr. 601-650kg – £1300, 214.5p Netherhill. 651+kg – £1530, 223p Barr.

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