United Auctions (Thursday 20th November 2014) sold 249 Store and OTM cattle at their sale.
Blks (102) averaged 223.6p per kg. Selling to a top of 276.6p per kg for a 235kg Lim from Lynemore, Spean Bridge. Top gross being £1460 for a 675 Lim from Mid Retannach, Rothiemay.
Hfrs (86) averaged 216.2p per kg selling to a top of 270.9p per kg for a 275kg CharX from Wester Elchies, Aberlour.
OTMS (61) The sale was topped at £1210 or 195.2p per kg for a BRB from Clochforbie, Turriff.
Leading prices per head and per kilo
Blks: Up to 250kg – £650, 276.6p Lynemore, Spey Bridge; 251-300kg - £780, 267.1p Wester Elchies, Aberlour; 301-350kg - £875, 249.3p Wester Elchies, Aberlour; 351-400kg - £880 Wester Laggan, Dulnain Bridge, 239.8p Wester Elchies, Aberlour; 401-450kg - £1010, 232.2p Bush Farm, Aberlour; 451-500kg - £1180, 236p Boghead, Dufftown; 501-550kg - £1285 Mill of Torry, Udny, 235.2p Wester Laggan, Dulnain, Bridge; 551-600kg - £1310 Mill of Torry, Udny, 230.4p Wester Laggan, Dulnain Bridge; 601-650kg - £1370, 219.2p Mid Retannach, Rothiemay; 651-700kg - £1460, 216.3p Mid Retannach, Rothiemay.
Hfrs: UP to 250kg – £480, 246.2p Lynemore, Spey Bridge; 251-300kg - £745, 270.9p Wester Elchies, Aberlour; 301-350kg – £750, 214.3p Boghead, Dufftown; 351-400kg - £860 Ballintomb Farm, Dulnain Bridge, 223.9p Auchinclech, Grange; 401-450kg - £980 Ballintomb Farm, Dulnain Bridge; 226.2p Wester Laggan, Dulnain Bridge; 451-500kg - £1020, 210.3p South Old What, New Deer; 501-550kg - £1100, 215.7p Wester Laggan, Dulnain Bridge; 551-600kg - £1195, 203.6p Eastfield Farm, Ballater; 601-650kg - £1185, 195.9p Eastfield Farm, Ballater; 651-700kg - £1420, 205.8p Eastfield Farm, Ballater.
OTMs: - AA - £990 Ballindalloch Home Farm, Ballindalloch 173.2p Mains of Kinnairdy, Bridge of Marnoch; AAX - £1100x2 Nether Clochforbie, Turriff, Mains of Kinnairdy, Bridge of Marnoch, 177.4p Nather Clochforbie, Turriff; SH - £970, 129.3p Mid Third, Drummuir; BA - £990 Glenrinnes, Dufftown, 185.2p Nether Clochforbie, Turriff; Ch - £1040, 130.8p Glenrinnes, Dufftown; CHX - £1030 Mains of Skeith, Deskford; 164p Nether Clochforbie, Turriff; Her - £1140, 173.8p Nether Clochforbie, Turriff; Lim - £1030, 194.8p Nether Clochforbie, Turriff; LimX - £1000, 189p Nether Clochforbie, Turriff; Sim - £1090 Keithmore, Dufftown, 193.2p Nether Clochforbie, Turiff; SimX - £1070 Hatton Cottage, Dallas, 148.3p Nether Clochforbie, Turriff; Saler - £1160, 177.1p Eastfield Farm, Ballater.
Store Lambs (796) sold to £61.00 for Tex from Upper Towie, Glenkindie.
A lot of long keep lambs were forward today selling to a packed ringside of buyers. All classes cashed in at recent high rates.
Store Lambs – Blackface – £48 Dunphail Eatate, Dunphail; Cross - £60 East Belhinnie, Rhynie; Mule - £51 Aldunie, Cabrach; Suff - £60.50 Drumbain, Rothes; Tex - £60 Upper Towie, Glenkindie; SuffX - £60 Kinchurdy, Boat of Garten.
United Auctions (Wednesday 19th November 2014) sold 1910 prime sheep.
New Season lambs (1387) to 180p per kg X 2 for a 41.6kg Tex from Mains of Pronie, Tarland and a Beltex from Craigieview, Aberchirder and to £85 for 57kg Suff from Foulzie, King Edward .
SQQ up to 45.5 kg (447) averaged 168.39p per kg.
A similar number of lambs were forward which saw heavier sorts easier on the week. Export lambs met a sound demand and would be comparable on the week. The ewe ring mostly consisted of lean and export types which met a sound demand and sold at similar rates, heavy ewes were short of buyers requirements.
Leading prices per head and kg
Suf – £84 Upper Blairnain, Aberlour, 175p Wardhead, Strichen ; SufX - £82.50 West Cranloch, Ythanwells, 171p Fridayhill, Maud; TexX - £82.50 Nicolson Park, Fordyce, South Crichie, St Katherines, Upper Blairnairn, Aberlour, 178p Stripeside, Aberlour; Cont - £80 Mid Fleenas x 2, £80 Corshelloch, Glenlivet, 174p Aswanley, Glass, 174p Strichen Mains, Strichen; Mule - £77 Glenrinnes Farm, Dufftown, 164p Honeysuckle Cottage, Grange; BF - £70.80 Glenrinnes Farms, Dufftown, 163p Kirkhill, Gartly; Char - £79.50 Wardhead, Strichen, 171p Corbanchory, Killdrummy; CharX - £82.50 Bencdraig, Aberlour, 172p Cobbleheugh, 172p Mill of Laithers, Turriff;.
SufX – £91 Badentoul, Fordyce; TexX - £88 Logie, Gamrie; Cont - £87 Lost, Strathdon; Chev - £73 Lochgorm, Grantown on Spey; Mule – £80.50 Glenbarry, Huntly; GF - £79 Mansefield, Huntly; BF – £70 Hillhead of Mornish, Glenlivet; Cross - £79 Bog Farm, Newmill; Char - £99 Mill of Laithers, Turriff.
United Auctions (Thursday 6th November 2014) sold 331 Store and OTM cattle at their sale. Calves met a firm trade with stronger cattle being keenly bid for CharX cattle in particular sold at premium rates.
Blks (172) sold to average 224.3p per kg and sold to 269.1p per kg for a 405kg CharX from Corskellie Farm, Rothiemay. Top gross being £1360 for a 605kg CharX from Corskellie Farm, Rothiemay.
Hfrs (131) sold to average 219.9p per kg and sold to 297.3p per kg for a 222kg LimX from Davmor, Huntly. Top gross being £1330 for a 625kg CharX from Corskellie Farm, Rothiemay.
OTMs (28) Top price was for a BRBX from Barnyards of Badenyouchers, Cornhill and realised £1080 or 149.9p per kg.
Leading prices per head and per kilo
Blks: Up to 250kg – £550, 244.4p Bailliesward, Huntly; 251-300kg - £725, 246.2p Braehead Cottage, Huntly; 301-350kg - £820, 254.7p Braehead Cottage, Huntly; 351-400kg - £980, 253.2p Corskellie, Farm, Rothiemay; 401-450kg - £1090, 269.1p Corskellie Farm, Huntly; 451-500kg - £1120, 235.8p Corskellie Farm, Rothiemay; 501-550kg - £1195, 236.6p Sheeppark, Bridge of Marnoch; 551-600kg - £1290, 224.6p Corskellie Farm, Rothiemay; 601-650kg - £1360, 224.8p Corskellie Farm, Rothiemay.
Hfrs: UP to 250kg – £660, 297.3p Davmor, Cairnie; 251-300kg - £710, 236.7p Davmor, Cairnie; 301-350kg - £760, 224.6p Braehead Cottage, Huntly; 351-400kg - £920, 237.3p Corskellie Farm, Rothiemay; 401-450kg - £1040, 243p Corskellie Farm, Rothiemay; 451-500kg - £1110 Nethermills, Grange, 235.9p Wrangham, Colpy; 501-550kg - £1220, 229.4p Corskellie Farm, Rothiemay; 551-600kg - £1220, 215.9p Corskellie Farm, Rothiemay; 601-650kg - £1330, 212.8p Corskellie Farm, Rothiemay.
OTMs: - Saler - £990, 122p Auchairn, Aultmore; SimX - £950, 123.4p Barnyards of Badenyouchers, Cornhill; Sim – £910, 125.5p Fairview, Culvardie; Lim - £950, 143.9p Loanhead, Logie Coldstone; LimX - £850, 123.2p Fairview, Culvardie; SD - £820, 122.4p Bogallie Farm, Drummuir.
Store lambs (623) sold to £69.00 for Tex from Smithy Croft, Mornish.
A large active ringside of buyers were present and trade kept up with recent rates.
Store Lambs – Blackface – Dunphail Estate £43; Cheviot - £58 Inkstack, Caithness; Suffolk - £56 Blairindinnie, Gartly; Texel - £66.50 Smithy Croft, Mornish; Texel X - £64 Mains of Pronie,Tarland.
United Auctions (Thursday 30th October 2014) sold 1498 store sheep.
Store lambs (1492) sold to £67.00 for Tex from Meikle Begshill, Drumblade
Gimmers (6) sold to £112.00 for Tex from Honeybarrel, Killdrummy.
A packed ringside of active buyers were present today and all classes met a sound trade keeping up with recent rates.
Store Lambs – Chev – £57 Nevie, Glenlivet; Cont - £60.50 Greystone, Fisherford; Cross - £60 x 2 Dalbeallie, Knockando, Burnside, Marypark; Mule - £60 Bush, Aberlour; Suff - £64 Blairindinnie, Gartly; Tex - £65 Cardnach, Knockando; TexX - £62 Cardnach, Knockando; SuffX - £63 Greystone, Fisherford.
United Auctions (Saturday 25th October 2014) sold 1073 spring born calves at their show and sale sponsored by John Wink Design and Judged by Gordon Simpson, Yonder Bognie.
Champion was a red bullock from Smallburn Farms, Rothes scaled 385kg at £1400 or 363.6p per kg to the Judge.
Reserve Champion a Black LimX from S Rainnie, Loanhead, Logie Coldstone, scaling 345kg selling at £1600 or 463.7p per kg.
Champion pens of 4 bullocks and heifers came from Robert MacDonald, Castle Grant Home Farm, Grantown on Spey. Bullocks scaled 362kg at £1090 or 301.1p per kg and Heifers 371kg at £930 or 250.6p per kg.
609 Bullocks sold to average 263.9p per kg (down 14.7p per kg on the year) selling to 406.1p per kg for a Black LimX from Barnyards of Badenyouchers, Cornhill and to £1400 from Smallburn, Rothes.
464 Heifers sold to average 250.6p per kg (down 2.7p per kg on the year) selling to 507.7p per kg for a 260kg LimX from Smallburn Farms, Rothes to £1600 from Loanhead, Logie Coldstone.
Leading prices per head and per kg
Blks: Up to 250kg – £790, 322.4p Home Farm Haughton, Alford; 251-300kg - £1040, 371.4p Barnyards of Badenyouchers, Cornhill; 301-350kg - £1340, 406.1p Barnyards of Badenyouchers, Cornhill; 351-400kg - £1400, 363.6p Smallburn Farms, Rothes; 401-450kg £1170, Coleburn, Elgin; 451-500kg - £990, 206.3p Coutts, Mill of Allathan; 501-550kg -£1230, 232.1p Ruthven Farms, Ruthven.
Hfrs: Up to 250kg - £760 Drumburn, Keith, 321.2p Oldmill, Strichen; 251-300kg - £1320 Smallburn Farms, Rothes, 353.3p Barnyards of Badenyouchers, Cornhill; 301-350kg - £1600, 463.8p Loanhead, Logie Coldstone; 351-400kg – 1220,343.7p Coleburn, Elgin; 401-450kg - £1050, 251.2p Hillhead, Drybridge; 451-500kg - £1120, 229.8p Raws Farm, Dufftown; 501-550kg - £1140, 221.4p Ruthven Farms, Ruthven.
United Auctions (Thursday 23rd October 2014) sold 373 store cattle at their sale.
Blks (238) sold to average 225.1p per kg and sold to 260.50p per kg for a LimX from Sheeppark Farms and to £1460 for a CharX from Bogloch, Lumpanan.
Hfrs (109) sold to average 219.8p per kg and sold to 241.6p per kg for a BazX from Mains of Collithie, Gartly and to £1240 for a CharX from Craighall, Drummuir.
OTMs (26) sold to average 123.4p selling to 165.2p per kg on £1280 for a LimX from Buchaam, Strathdon
Leading prices per head and per kilo
Blks: Up to 250kg - £570. 232.7p Lynemore, Spey Bridge; 251–300kg - £680, 226.7p Wedderburn, Huntly; 301-350kg – £760, 217.1p Wedderburn, Huntly; 351–400kg £990, 260.5p Sheeppark Farms, Bridge of Marnoch; 401-450kg - £1090 Mains of Collithie, Gartly, 253.7p Wedderburn, Huntly; 451 – 500kg - £1200 Loanhead, Logie Coldstone, 245.7p Mains of Collithie, Gartly; 501–550kg - £1200 Greenhill, Tullynessle, 223.5p Aldunie, Cabrach; 551–600kg – £1360 Loanhead, Logie Coldstone, 233.9p Mill of Torry, Udny; 601–650kg - £1405 223.7p Mill of Torry, Udny; 651-700kg - £1450 Mill of Torry, Udny, 219.5p Bogloch, Lumphanan.
Hfrs: UP to 250kg - £550, 227.3p Lynemore, Spey Bridge; 251-300kg - £650, 220.3p Lynemore, Spey Bridge; 301-350kg - £780, 222.9p Mains of Collithie, Gartly; 351–400kg - £930, 241.6p Mains of Collithie, Gartly; 401-450kg - £1030 234.1p Wedderburn, Huntly; 451-500kg - £1140, 232.7p Craighall, Cairnie; 501-550kg - £1115, 210.8p Craighall, Cairnie.
OTMS: - Sim - £1080, Whitehill, Grange, 128.5p Whitehillock, Elchies; AA - £1070 Mains of Pitlurg, Keith, 126.5p Ord, Rhynie; BRB - £990 Mains of Pitlurg, Keith, 130.1p Ploverwards, Grange; CharX - £990, 126.3p Ploverwards, Grange; HerX - £960, 120.5p Netherton, Knock.
United Auctions (Thursday 16th October 2014) sold 2485 store sheep.
Store lambs (2414) sold to £65.50 for Suff from Leith Hall Home Farm, Kennethmont.
Ewes (71) sold to £85.00 for Tex from Auchorachan, Glenlivet.
A full ringside of buyers were present and a brisk trade was seen throughout. Many more could have been easily sold
Store Lambs – Beltex - £58 Bush Farm, Aberlour; BF - £49 Aldunie, Cabrach; Char - £60 Gowanbrae, Dulnain Bridge; Chev - £57.50 Kinchurdy, Boat of Garten; Cont - £61 Leith Hall Home Farm, Kennethmont; Cross - £58 x 3 Upper Towie, Glenkindie, £58 x 2 Greystone, Fisherford; £62 Aldunie, Cabrach; £62.50 x 2 Blairindinnie, Gartly, Brawland, Rhynie; Tex - £65 Brawland, Rhynie; TexX - £62 Leith Hall Home Farm, Kennethmont; SuffX - £61.50 Gowanbrae, Skye of Curr.
United Auctions (14th October 2014) sold 119 rams at their second sale.
Top price of the day was achieved for a BFL shearling from regular consignors A&J Nairn, Clashnoir, Glenlivet which realised £750.
£480 x 2 Wester Biffie Maud
£400 Wester Biffie, Maud;
£380 x 2 Bareflathills, Elgin
£500 x 3 Wedderburn, Huntly
£500 Hilton of Culsh, New Deer
£450 Hilton of Culsh, New Deer
£280 Auchenbreddie, Insch
£280 West Knock
£400 Bithnie, Alford
£350, £300 Hillhead of Cannahars, Whitecairns
£260 Sauchentree, New Aberdour
£550, £520 & £500 Clashnoir, Glenlivet
United Auctions (Thursday 9th October 2014) sold 360 Store and OTM cattle and 54 breeding cattle.
Store cattle were keenly bid for with a large percentage being forward type stores. Breeding cattle were of exceptional quality and sold to a large ringside of regular buyers
BLKS (178) sold to average 224.1p per kg and sold to 270.30p per kg for a 370kg CharX from Kingcraigie, Lumphanan and to £1490 for a LimX from Mid Retannach, Rothiemay.
HFRS (153) sold to average 211.7p per kg and sold to 245.8p per kg for a LimX from Bush Farm, Aberlour and to £1345 for a 615kg CharX from Seafield, Cullen.
OTMS (29) averaged 133.68p per kilo and sold to 156.99p per kg for a SimX from Hatton Cottage, Dallas, and to £1400 for a LimX from Barnyards of Badenyouchers, Cornhill.
Leading prices per head and per kilo
Blks: 301-350kg – Easter Coxton, Lhanbryde £725, 213.10p Avielochan, Aviemore; 351-400kg – £1000, 270.30p Kincraigie, Lumphanan; 401-450kg – £1100, 246.70p Corskie, Garmouth; 451-500kg – £1300, 265.30p Bush Farm, Aberlour; 501-500kg £1205 Corskie, Garmouth, 225.00p Craighall, Cairnie; 551-600kg – £1245, 220.40p Craighall, Cairnie; 601-650kg – £1440, 226.80p Seafield , Cullen; 651-700kg - £1435,220.10 Seafield, Cullen; 701+ kg - £1490, 208.40p Mid Retannach, Rothiemay.
Hfrs: 301-350kg – £750, 214.30p Floors Farm, Grange; 351-400kg – £845 Floors Farm, Grange, 230.10p 20 High Street Archieston; 401-450kg – £1080, 242.70p Kincraigie, Lumpahan; 451-500kg – £1180, 245.80p Bush Farm, Aberlour; 501-500kg – £1260, 219.10p Seafield Farm, Cullen; 551-600kg – £1260, 219.10p Mid Retannach, Rothiemay; 601-650kg – £1345, 218.70p Seafield Farm, Cullen.
Breeding Cattle: Annual consignment from Bruceland, Elgin, Hfr & Hfr calf £3400 Sim;
£3300 SimX Hfr & Bull Calf - £2500 Lim; £3500 Sim; £3200 SimX; £3900 SD
OTMS: - AAX – £910 Hatton Cottage, Dallas, 144.30p Mains of Kinnairdy, Bridge of Marnoch; BRB – £1040, 149.60p Barnyards of Badenyouchers, Cornhill; Lim – £1280, 148.90p Barnyards of Badenyouchers; LimX – £1000 Reid Tullochleys, Clatt, 143.30p Nether Tillymaud, New Byth; Sim – £1120 Hatton Cottage, Dallas, 139.70p Carbrotach, Cairnie; SimX – £1090 Carbrotach, Cairnie, 146.30p Barnyards of Badenyouchers, Cornhill; SH – £980, 139.50p Kincraigie Farms, Lumphanan
United Auctions (Thursday 2nd October 2014) sold 68 cattle at its sale of organic cattle. A range of cattle were on offer all having summered well at grass.
Bullocks (48) sold to average 227.4p per kg selling to a top of 284.6p per kg for 260kg AAX fromDalnavert, Kingussie. Top gross being £1150 for 496kg AAX from Berrydrum, Cornhill.
Heifers (20) averaged 202.9p per kg. Selling to a top of 228p per kg for a 365kg LimX from Corrybrae, Killdrummy. Top grossbeing £1210 for 580kg AAX from Berrydrum, Cornhill.
Leading Prices per head and per kilo
Blks - 251-300kg – £740, 284.6p Dalnavert, Kingussie; 301–350kg - £810, 250.5p Dalnavert, Kingussie; 351-400kg - £860 Elphinhillock, Glenkindie, 227p Corbanchory, Killdrummy; 401-450kg - £910, 206.8p Achavanich Farm, Latherton; 451-500kg - £1150, 231.9p Berrydrum, Cornhill; 501-550kg - £1130 Finnygaud Farm, Aberchirder, 221.8p Elphinhillock, Glenkindie.
Hfrs: 301-350kg – £620, 193.8p Corbanchory, Killdrummy; 351-400kg - £835, 228.8p Corrybrae, Killdrummy; 451-500kg - £1015, 209.3p Berrydrum, Cornhill; 551-600kg - £1210, 208.6p Berrydrum, Cornhill.
Store lambs (674) sold to £65 for Suff from Ballintomb, Dulnain Bridge.
Ewe Lambs (104) sold to £69.50 for Mules from Aldunie, Cabrach.
All classes of store lambs were keenly bid for and met a sound trade throughout, many more could have been sold.
Store Lambs - Char - £59.50 Kinchurdy, Boat of Garten; Chev - £59.50 Burnside, Marypark; Cont - £60 Kinchurdy, Boat of Garten; Down - £60 Blairindinnie, Gartly; Mule - £58 Aldunie, Cabrach; Suff - £61.50 Brawland, Rhynie; Tex - £62.50 Croftdu, Tomatin; SuffX - £60.50 Boghead, Dufftown; TexX - £59.50 Slatehaugh, Drybridge.
Ewe Lambs – Mule - £67 Boghead, Dufftown.
United Auctions (Saturday 27th September 2014) sold 314 rams at their annual show & sale.
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United Auctions sold 1077 cattle at their their annual show and sale of top bullocks and heifers on Thursday 25th September.
The pre-sale show was judged by G Kemp, Waterside, Alford and sponsored by Harbro Ltd and CC Supplies.
The Champion was a LimX bullock from S Rannie, Loanhead which scaled 450kg selling to the Judge at £1260 or 280p per kg Reserve also from Loanhead a Lim heifer weighing 345kg at £1080 or 3.13p per kg.
Champion pen of 4 Bullocks CharX from Messrs MacGillvary, Auchnascraw, Glenlivet scaling 537kg at £1360 253.3p per kg. Champion pen of 4 heifers were also from Auchnascraw scaled 503kg a £1160 or 230.6p per kg.
635 bullocks sold to average 239.3p per kg or £1137.77 p per kg down £33.23 on the year to a top of £1450 for a pair of black LimX from Mill of Torry, Udny.
403 Heifers sold to average 226.1p per kg or £998.70 down £3.30 on the year and selling to £1380 for a charX scaling 515kg fromHaddoch, Rothiemay.
39 OTMS sold to average 130.4p per kg selling to 161.2p per kg for a LimX from Clochforbie, Fisherie ant to £1190 for a LimX from Parrock, Rothiemay.
Leading Prices per head and per kilo
Blks: Up to 250kg – £490, 242.6p South Briggs, Forglen; 251-300kg - £760, 257.6p North balnoon, Forgue; 301-350kg – £870 Loanhead, Logie Coldstone, 264.60p Lynemore, Strathdon, 351-400kg - £1050, 269.2p Hilton of Culsh, New Deer; 401-450kg - £1260, 280p Loanhead, Logie Coldstone; 451-500kg - £1270 Auchnascraw, Glenlivet, 262.1p Craigroy, Dallas; 501-550kg - £1360, 253.3p Auchnascraw, Glenlivet; 551-600kg - £1340, 236.3p Parks, Rothiemay; 551-600kg - £1340, 236.3p Parks, Rothiemay; 601-650kg - £1450, 233.9p Mill of Torry, Udny.
Hfrs: 251-300kg - £740, 246.7p Lynemore, Strathdon; 301-350kg - £1080, 313p Loanhead, Logie Coldstone; 351-400kg - £920, 241.7p Smallburn Farms, Elgin; 401-450kg - £1070, 240.4p Hilton of Culsh, New Deer; 451-500kg - £1150 Craigroy, Dallas, 241.3p 122 Main Street, Aberchirder; 501-550kg - £1380, 268p Haddoch Farm, Rothiemay; 551-600kg £1350, 243.2p Parks, Rothiemay.
OTMS: Lim - £1190 Parks, Rothiemay, 156.2p Buchaam, Strathdon; LimX - £1140 Buchaam, Strathdon, 153.5p Parks, Rothiemay; Sim - £1140 Mains of Tannachy, Portgordon, 140.8p Moss-side, Dunphail; SimX - £1100 Whinbrae, Huntly, 134.9p Mains of Tannachy, Portgordon