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Livestock Sales Reports - Huntly

United Auctions (Thursday 1 December 2016) sold 153 Store cattle, calves and OTMS.

Bullocks (79) sold to average 205.9p per kg.  Selling to a top of 285.5p per kg for a 275kg SimX from 12 East Gerinish, Lochboisdale.  Top gross being £1340 for a CharX from 52 Conval Street, Dufftown.

Heifers (40) sold to average 203.9p per kg.  Selling to a top of 248.5p per kg for a 340kg LimX from 20 High Street, Archiestown.  Top gross being £1190 for 605kg Char from 52 Conval Street, Dufftown.

OTMS (34) sold to average 101.8p per kg. Top price of the day was £1190 for a Charolais from 52 Conval Street, Dufftown.  Topping the p per kg was an AA from Tulchan Estate, Grantown on Spey which was 133.3p.  Plenty of lean cows were forward once again, well fleshed cows were keenly sought after and short of buyers requirements.

Store Sheep had forward 297 store lambs topping at £70 for Tex from Lhai Croft, Occumster.

BLKS – Up to 250kg - £550, 261.9p Darna, Portsoy; 251-300kg - £785, 285.5p 12 East Gerinish, Lochboisdale; 301-350kg - £880, 277.6p 20 High Street, Archiestown; 351-400kg - £905, 241.3p 20 High Stree, Archiestown; 401-450kg - £940, 219.5p 20 High Street, Archiestown; 451-500kg - £900, 192.7p Mairs of Curr, Dulnain Bridge; 501-550kg - ££1080, 201.9p 52 Conval Street, Dufftown; 551-600kg - £1190, 210.1p Mill of Torry, Ellon; 601-650kg – £1320, 210.5p Mill of Torry, Ellon.

HFRS – 251-300kg - £545, 208p Nunton, Balivanich301-350kg - £845, 248.5p 20 High Street, Archiestown; 351-400kg - £785, 201.3p Horsebog, Keith; 401-450kg - £940, 208.9p 52 Conval Street, Dufftown; 451-500kg - £850, 180.9p Horsebog, Keith; 501-550kg - £980, 186.7p East Murkle, Castletown; 601-650kg - £1190, 196.7p 52 Conval Street, Dufftown; 651-700kg - £1335, 192.9p Mill of Torry, Ellon; 701-750kg - £1340, 190.1p 52 Conval Street, Dufftown.

OTMS – CH - £1060 Clerkseat, 115.5p 52 Conval Street; AA - £960, 122.8p Tulchan Estate; AAX - £890, 118.8p Tulchan Estate; BLG - £730, 113.6p Badentoul.

STORE SHEEP – Tex - £67 Lhai Croft; Suf - £65 Whinbrae; SuffX - £54.50 Burnside; Bel - £63 Burnside; TexX - £63 Lhai Croft; Mule - £60 Castletown.


United Auctions (Wednesday 30th November 2016) sold 1649 prime sheep.

New season lambs (773) to 174p per kg for 42kg Tex from Aswanley , Glass and to £86 for 60kg Tex from Mill of Alvah, Banff.

Lamb trade coincided with the national trend and was easier on the week.  Export types were short of buyers requirements and heavier sorts were £2-£3. Ewe trade was comparable on the week. Heavy types were keenly bid for, however lean and horned ewes remain hard to cash.

Leading prices per head and kg.

Suf – £82 Nether Blairmaud/Auchnarrow, 160p Stonedyke; SufX - £81 Seggieden, 159p Stonedyke; Tex - £85 Auchnarrow, 170p Newbigging; TexX - £83 Auchnarrow, 167p Hatton Cottage; Cont - £81.50 18 Richmond Gardens, 173p Boghead; Mule - £73 Followsters, 160p Boghead; BF - £72 Boghead, 157p Loanend; Bel - £84, 165p 18 Richmond Gardens.

EWES (876) SufX - £85 Meikle Begshill; Tex - £90 Sheep Park; TexX - £88 Meikle  Begshill; Cont - £84 Falasgair; Chev - £79 Hoy; Mule - £63 Seggieden;  BF - £44 Nether Blairmaud; Cross  - £82 Sheep Park; CHM - £80 Barflat; Char - £88 Barflat; RAMS - £100 Auchnarrow; Llyen - £80 Mill of Alvah; Char - £90 Meikle Kirkhill.


United Auctions (Thursday 17th November 2016) sold 154 Store Cattle and OTMS .  Cattle sold at a satisfactory trade for a show of all sorts varying from calves to forward stores.  In the OTM ring a show of mainly feeding cows were forward.

Bullocks (59) sold to average 204.2p per kg selling to a top of 247.4p per kg for a CharX from Wester Elchies, Aberlour.  Top gross being £1265 for a CHarX from Lower Auchmill, Kinnoir.

Hfrs (65) sold to average 206.6p per kg selling to a top of 226.1p per kg for  a 345kg LimX from Carlingcraig, Turriff. Top gross being £1110 for an AAX from Aldourie, Dores.

OTM (30) sold to average 96.6p per kg selling to a top of  136.7p per kg  for a 600kg SimX from Auchorties, Keith. Top gross being £1100 for an 880kg SimX from Auchorties, Keith.

BLKS: 251-300kg - £705, 247.4p Wester Elchies, Aberlour; 301-350kg - £805, 240.3p Davmor, Cairnie; 351-400kg - £910,230.4p Carlingcraig, Turriff; 401-450kg - £910, 207p Carlingcraig, Turriff; 451-500kg - £1095, 221.2p ALdourie, Dores; 501-550kg - £1060 Upper Tillathrowie, Gartly, 203.2p Carlingcraig, Turriff; 551-600kg - £1255, 216.4p Lower Auchmill, Kinnoir; 601-650kg - £1265, 201.8p Hillhead of Mornish, GLenlivet; 651-700kg - £1265 Hillhead of Mornish, Glenlivet, 193.1p Lower Auchmill, Kinnoir.

HFRS: 251-300kg - £635, 211p Wester Elchies, Aberlour; 301-350kg - £780, 226.1p Carlingcraig, Turriff; 351-400kg - £750, 204.4p Upper Tillathrowie, Gartly; 401-450kg - £900, 203.7p Whitehill, Grange;  451-500kg - £1060, 214.1p Aldourie, Dores; 501-550kg - £1110, 217.6p Aldourie, Dores; 

OTMS: Sim - £1100 Auchorties , Grange; BS - £980 Rinmore, Glenbuchat; SimX - £920 Bairindinnie, Gartly; CH - £770 Auchorties, Grange; Lim - £770 Lower Auchmill, Kinnoir; Sal - £700 Upper Wheedlemont, Rhynie.

Store Sheep(127) store lambs topping at £68 for Texels from Burnside, Marypark.

Hampshire - £66.50; Tex - £64.50 Burnside, Marypark; Zwarble - £61.50 Burnside, Marypark; Mule - £54.00 Aldunie, Cabrach; BF - £44.00 Aldunie, Cabrach.


United Auctions (Thursday 3rd November 2016) sold 467 store and breeding cattle with the busiest ringside of people seen at this centre in November, all classes sold at vert firm prices.

Bullocks (81) sold to average 230.4p per kg for LimX’s from Bainshole, Huntly and £1300 for LimX’S from Wester Laggan Farms, Dulnain, Bridge. 

Hfrs (117) sold to average 196.3p per kg selling to a top of 223.8p per kg for LimX’s from Drumburn, Keithand £1200 for LimX’s from Wester Laggan, Dulnain Bridge. 

OTM (25) sold to average 112.2p per kg selling to 146.6p per kg and £1180 for a BBX from Parks, Rothiemay

BLKS: Up to 350kg - £765, 230.4p Bainshole, Colpy; 351-400kg - £840, 224p Bainshole, Colpy; 401-450kg - £1000, 224.7p Leschangie Lodge, Kenmay; 451-500kg - £1130, 220.5p Wester Laggan, Dulnain Bridge; 501-550kg - £1130 Wester Laggan, Dulnain Bridge, 210.7p  Leshangie Lodge, Kenmay; 551-600kg - £1180, 209.6p Wester Laggan Dulnain Bridge; 601-650kg - £1300,197p Wester Laggan, Dulnain Bridge.

HFRS: Up to 400kg – £835, Dalbeallie, Knockando, 216.4p South OldWhat, New Deer; 401-450kg - £955 Wester Laggan, Dulnain Bridge, 219p Leschangie Lodge, Kemnay; 451-500kg - £1040, 214.4p Wester Laggan, Dulnain Bridge; 501-550kg - £1100, 207.5p Netherton, Knock; 551-600kg - £1200, 203.4p Wester Laggan, Dulnain Bridge.

Breeding Cattle

Dispersal of AA cows from M Mackie, Woodend, Ythanbank sold to £2600 for Aberdeen Angus cows with heifer calf at foot and £2400 for Aberdeen Angus  cow with bull calf at foot.

AA Bulls to £2400 and £2200.

Dispersal of Shorthorn cows from AN McInnes, Rinmore, Glenkindie

Cow with bull calf at foot £1400

Cow with heifer calf at foot £1800

In-calf cows to £2200

Dispersal of Spring calving SimX cows from L Lumsden, Newmill of Rathen, Fraserburgh sold to £1980 and averaged £1409

Charolais bulls to £4300 and £2600

OTMS: SimX – £1060, 127.4p Turfhillock, Drummuir; LimX - £1020, 122.2p Auchenbreedie, Insch; Lim - £950, 131.9p Drumburn, Keith; SH - £990, 120.2p Heatheryfield, Cairnie; Her - £940, 115.2p Netherton, Knock.


United Auctions (Thursday 27th October 2016) sold 1873 Store & Breeding sheep. Store lambs (1819) sold to £72.50 for TexX from Dalbeallie, Knockando. Gimmers (54) sold to £90 for ContX from Arndilly, Craigellachie. 

A full ringside of buyers were in attendance today, which saw strong short keep lambs a firm trade. Longer keep sorts proved harder to cash.

Blackface - £40 Auchnerran & Rinmore

Charollais - £68 Honeybarrel

Cheviot - £59.50 Leithhall

Continental - £65 Cardnach

Cross - £72 Arndilly

Mule - £51 Aldunie

Suffolk - £64 Greenland Mains

Texel - £70 Cardnach

TexX - £66.50 Cardnach


United Auctions (Saturday 21st October 2016) sold 1032 weaned and suckled calves at its principle show and sale of spring born calves sponsored by John Wink Design.  Champion on the day was awarded to a 410kg BBX bullock from Loanhead, Logie Coldstone which realised for £1100 to J Matthews, Whitelumbs. Reserve Champion was awarded to a 335kg LimX heifer  from Gaich, Grantown on Spey, which realised for  £1120 to D Davidson, Netherton.

Bullocks (591) sold to average 235.7p per kg.  Selling to a top of 318.8p per kg for a 160kg LimX from 

Old Mill, Strichen. Top gross being £1100 for a 475kg CharX from Whiteinches, Pitcaple.

Heifers (441) sold to average 231.4p per kg selling to a top of 350p per kg for a 300kg LimX from Barnyards of Badenyouchers, Cornhill. Top gross being £1120 for a 335kg LimX from Gaich, Grantown on Spey.

BLKS: Up to 250kg - £700 Rippachie, Strathdon, 318.8p Oldmill, Strichen; 251-300kg - £900, 315.8p Clinterty, New Aberdour; 301-350kg - £980 Barnyards of Badenyouchers, Cornhill, 314.8p Old Mill, Strichen; 351-400kg - £1090, 284.6p Castle Grant Home Farm, Grantown on Spey; 401-450kg - £1100, 268.3p Loanhead, Logie Coldstone; 451-500kg - £1100, 231.6p Whiteinches, Pitcaple; 501-550kg - £1070, 207.8p Mains of Bognie, Forgue.

HFRS: Up to 250kg - £740, 296p Townhead of Balmakelly, Marykirk; 251-300kg £1050, 350kg Barnyards of Badenyouchers, Cornhill; 301-350kg - £1120, 334.3p Gaich Farms, Grantown on Spey; 351-400kg - £980, 256.3p Upper GLasslaw, New Pitsligo; 401-450kg - £945, 220.6p Mains of Bognie, Forgue. 


United Auctions (Thursday 20th October 2016) sold 461 Store Cattle, Weaned Calves and OTM cattle

Bullocks (259) sold to average 209.7p per kg.  Selling to a top of 243.8p per kg for a 320kg LimX from Lynemore, Strathdon. Top gross being £1290 for a CharX from Mill of Torry, Udny. 

Hfrs (180) sold to average 202.9p per kg selling to a top of 250.6p per kg for a 435kg LimX from 122 Main Street, Aberchirder.  Top gross being £1145 for CjarX’s from Barnyards, Mintlaw. 

OTM (22) selling to a top of £1000 for a Sim from Whitehills, Grange.  Top p per kg was achieved for a Her from Eastfield, Ballater which realised 150.4p.  A lot of lean cows were forward today.  Fleshy cows short of buyers requirements.

BLKS: 301-350kg - £790 Easterton, Old Rayne, 243.8p Lynemore, Strathdon; 351-400kg - £900 South Old What, New Deer; 228.7p Lynemore, Strathdon; 401-450kg - £1000 Lynemore, Strathdon, 236.1p Craig, Knock; 451-500kg - £1120, 228.6p Craig, Knock; 501-550kg - £1165 Mill of Torry, 215p Barnyards, Mintlaw; 551-600kg - £1250, 219.3p Mains of Tarryblake, Rothiemay; 601-650kg - £1290, 204.9p Mill of Torry, Udny.

HFRS: 301-350kg - £690, 204.7p South Old What, New Deer; 351-400kg - £870, 217.5p Mains of Taryblake, Rothiemay;401-450kg - £1090, 250.6p 122 Main Street,  Aberchirder; 451-500kg - £1070, 225.3p Mains of Tarryblake, Rothiemay; 501-550kg - £1145 Barnyards, Mintlaw,  217.6p 122 Main Street, Aberchirder.

OTMS: Sim - £1000 Whitehills, Grange, 148.7p Auchinclech, Grange; Her - £940, 150.4p Eastfield, Ballater; AA - £990 Elrick, Cabrach, 133.3p Eastfield, Ballater; AAX - £900, 132.3p Eastfield, Ballater.


United Auctions (Thursday 13th October 2016) sold 3821 store sheep.

Store lambs (3067) sold to £71 for Beltex from Parrock, Rothiemay 

Ewe lambs (216) sold to £108 for Mules  from 2 Balloch View, Grange

Ewes(423) sold to £95 for Chev/Mule from Uppr Wheedlemont, Rhynie and for cheviots 148 West Hemsdale, Helmsdale.

Breeding Rams (107) sold to £600 for a BFL from Hilton of Culsh, New Deer

A packed ringside of buyers awaited the largest show of store lambs witnessed in this centre for some time, a brisk trade was met throughout . Short keep  lambs especially were keenly bid for. Quality tups were also keenly bid for  and easily found new homes


Suffolk Shearling - £320 Stoneyford

Suffolk Lamb - £400 52 Conval  Street

Texel Shearling - £500 x2 Hilton ofCulsh,  £480 Hilton of Culsh

Texel  Lamb - £420 Dunscroft , £380 Corsairtly

BFL - ££520 Nether Auharnie, £450 West Mains

BDMxTex - £450 Stadingstones

Store Lambs

Blackface - £57 Dunphail Estates

Charollais - £64.50 Parrock 

Cheviot - £61 Home Farm Leithall

Contiental - £64 Crofthouse/Easter  Bauds

Cross - £67 Blairinidinnie

Mule  - £64 Boghead

Suffolk - £68 x 2 Greystone

Texel  - £69 Greystone

SuffX - £67.50 Brawland/Easter Bauds

TexX   -  £65 Greystone 


United Auctions (Thursday 6th October 2016) sold 359 breeding, store and OTM cattle.

Bullocks (142) sold to average 206.9p per kg.  Selling to a top of 254.1p per kg for AAx from Dalnavert, Kincraig. Top gross being £1350 for a SimX from Honeybsrrel, Kildrummy

Hfrs (102) sold to average 205.8p per kg selling to a top of 230.9p per kg for BBx’s from Mains of Collithie, Gartly. Top gross being £1120 for a CharX from Dorsincilly, Ballater.

Breeding Cattle (94) sold to a top of £2950 for a SimX heifer with her LimX bullock calf at foot from Bruceland, Elgin. Top price for a SimX heifer with her LimX heifer calf at foot being £2700 from Bruceland, Elgin.  Top price cow and calf was £1520 for a BAx with BaX heifer calf at foot from Braeside of Fortrie, Rora

OTM (21) cattle top price of the day was £1050 for a SimX from Clerkseat Grange.  Topping the price per kg was a Lim from Cushlachie, Glenkindie. A lot of lean cows were forward today well fleshed cows met premium rates £1020 East Brae, 133.8p Clerkseat, Lim £980 Cushlachie 128.4p Upper Wheedlemont

BLKS: Up to 250kgs - £590, 251.1p Dalnavert, Kincraig; 251-300kg - £720, 247.4p Dalnavert, Kincraig; 301-350kg - £760 Wester Elchies, Aberlour, 218.2p Fordmouth, Tomintoul; 351-400kg - £880, 232.4p Mains of Collithie, Gartly; 401-450kg - £915 220.9p Cushlachie, Glenkindie; 451-500kg - £1030 Nether Minmore, Glenkindie, 212.4p Parrock Farm, Rothiemay; 501-550kg - £1150, 213.7p Nether Monmore, Glenkindie; 551-600kg - £1245,212.8p Leschangie Lodge, Kemnay; 6012-650kg - £1270, 204.8p Leschangie Lodge, Kemnay; 651-700kg - £1150, 170.4p Honeybarrel, Kildrummy; 701+kg - £1350, 176.5p Honeybarrel, Kildrummy.

HFRS: 301-350kg - £700, 207.6p Wester Elchies, Aberlour; 351-400kg - £900, 227.8p Mains of Collithie, Gartly; 401-450kg - £935, 230.9p Mains of Collithie, Gartly; 451-500kg - £1050, 229.3p Mains of Collithie, Gartly; 551-600kg - £1120 Dorsincilly, Ballater, 187.8p Heatheryfield, Cairnie.

Breeding Cattle Top Prices:

Heifers and heifer calves

SimX £2600 Towiemore, Drummuir

Sim £2600 Bruceland, Elgin

Lim £2150 Towiemore, Drummuir

Heifers and bullock calves

SimX £2900 Bruceland, Elgin

Sim £2400 Towiemore, Drummuir

SDX £2750 Bruceland, Elgin

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