ANM Kicks Off 150th Anniversary Celebrations with Anniversary Show and Sale
The ANM Group is set to celebrate its 150th anniversary throughout 2022, and the in-store cattle anniversary sale on Friday kicked off the celebrations at the Thainstone Center in Inverurie.
The annual show and sale, sponsored by Thomson of Sauchen, was judged by Alex Reid, Mill of Haulkerton, Laurencekirk, who chose a Limousin cross heifer from Andrew Anderson, Smallburn Farms, Elgin as the ranking champion general.
Weighing 648kg, this 21 month old heifer sold for £ 3,200 to Alan Taylor, Woodlands, Aboyne.
Reserve champion honors also went to Smallburn Farms, with a Limousin cross heifer of similar age, which brought in £ 1,800 for Judge Mr Reid.
Malcolm Allan of Uppermill Farms, Springburn, Kintore received the two feather champion’s prize for two Limousin cross heifers which were then sold to the judge for £ 1,800 per head.
Along with the weekly in-store cattle sale was the annual William and David Moir Bull Heifer Sale of Moir Livestock, Home Farm, Cairness, Fraserburgh.
The duo sold 152 heifers for an average of £ 1,999.64 or 358 pence per kg, with a peak price of £ 4,600 reached for a Limousin cross heifer which was purchased by Backmuir Livestock, Keith on behalf of Jalex, in Ireland from the North.
A total of 19 lots sold above the £ 2,500 range.
Late last year, there was a call for ANM members and patrons to donate a beast to be the first animal to be sold in the ring during the special event, put auctioned by John Angus, with over 40 years of experience.
The first to cross the ring was a 15 month old British blue cross heifer of Blair Duffton, Huntly, who sold for £ 1,800 to James Gracey, Moss-side, Gight, later followed by a 10 month old Charolais steer . from the Watson family, Darnford, Banchory, which brought in £ 2,000 to Andrew Ingram, buying on behalf of East Comalegy Ltd.
All profits will be donated to three selected charities.
The key to ANM Group’s history is its role within the community and to celebrate its 150th anniversary, the group wishes to support the local community and at large by raising funds for charities through several events and fundraisers. of funds.
Nominated by ANM members, the chosen charities are Abbie’s Sparkle Foundation, Charlies House and the Scottish Association Mental Health (SAMH).
Throughout the year, the group hosts events including a barbecue for staff, members and clients, a charity auction as well as activities at the Caithness and Elgin centers to raise as much money as possible. .
“We have had a fantastic start to the 150th anniversary celebrations here today in Thainstone,” said John Angus, Breeding Manager for Aberdeen and Northern Marts.
“A tremendous show of strong predominantly conditioned cattle met strong demand, especially good, well-bred yearlings.
“Thanks to Blair Duffton and the Watson family for donating their animals, and to Mr. Gracey and Mr. Ingram for supporting the three chosen charities.”
The Group has planned fundraising events and activities throughout the year.
The co-op thanks members and customers for their continued support as they enter this momentous 150th anniversary year and looks forward to raising funds for the three nominated charities.