United Auctions (Wednesday 29th March 2017) sold 3244 prime sheep.
Old season Lambs (1853) to 213p per kg for 42kg Tex from Allaloth, Clochan and to £93 for 53kg Tex from Brae Edge, Castletown.
A similar number of hoggs were keenly sought after and were slightly sharper on the week. Best quality export types were short of buyers requirements and are making a good premium. For the second week running centre records were smashed in the ewe ring. A record number for this centre saw all classes rise in value once more. Lean and export types realised the biggest increase.
Leading prices per head and per kg
OSL - Suf – £90.50 Newton, Lewesk, 198p Wardhead/Bogenhilt; SufX - £87Wardes, 195p Mossside; TexX - £90.50 Allaloth, 207p Overhill; Tex - £90 Wardhead x 2/ Weston, 205p Newton of Deershaw; Cont - £87.50 North Calder, 200p East Bogieside; Chev - £87.50 Wardes, 200p Strichen mains; Mule - £81.50 Clashnour, 185p Brackens; BF - £83 Clashnoir, 179p Wardhead; CharX - £87 Wardes, 198p Bogenhilt
EWES (1391) - Suf – £128 Tullochleys; SufX - £115 Clashnoir; Tex - £140 North Dorlaithers, £142 Home Farm Drumminoir; TexX - £136 Home Farm Drumminoir; Cont - £135 Home Farm Drumminoir; Chev - £109 Hillview; Mule - £95 Sherrifseat; GF - £91 Sherrifseat; BF - £69 Auchnarrow; Cross - £129 Auchnarrow/North Dorlaithers/Home Farm Drumminoir; CHM - £116 Seggiecrook; HB - £114 Seggiecrook; BFL - £109 Castlehill; Char - £126 Chapelhill; RAMS – Tex - £124 Keithmore; BFL - £124 Keoithmore; BFL - £100 Clashnoir; Cross - £99 Braco.
United Auctions (Thursday 16th March 2017) sold 215 store & OTM cattle. A useful ahow of cattle was forward continuing to sell at similar rates as recently seen. Yearling stots were particularly in short supply with grazing stots short of buyers requirements.
BLKS (73) sold to average 227.5p per kg selling to a top of 253.9p per kg for a 323kg AAX from Dalbeallie, Knockando. Top gross being £1350 for a LimX from Upper Bodachra, Dyce.
HFRS (119) sold to average 218.4p per kg selling to a top of 243p per kg for 444kg SimX from Essil, Garmouth. Top gross being £1220 for a SimX from South Faddenhill, Fyvie.
OTMS (23) sold to average 130.5p per kg. Top price of the day was achieved for on separate occasions for SimX both from Corskie, Garmouth which realised £1110. Topping the p per kg was a LimX from South Oldwhat which was 182p per kg.
BLKS – 251-300kg - £650, 226.5p Dalbeallie, Knockando; 301-350kg - £820, 253.9p Dalbeallie, Knockando; 351-400kg - £965, 246.8p Followsters, Keith; 401-450kg - £1070, 240.7p Followsters, Keith; 451-500kg - £1125 Barnyards of Badenyouchers, Cornhill, 231.9p Ballintomb, Dulnain Bridge; 501-550kg - £1155, 220p Barnyards of Badenyouchers, Cornhill; 551-600kg - £1275, 223.7p Upper Bodachra, Dyce; 601-650kg - £1350, 212.6p Upper Bodachra, Dyce.
HFRS – 251-300kg – 3670, 229,5p Dalbeallie, Knockando; 301-350kg - £725, 216.4p Dalbeallie, Knockando; 351-400kg - £880 Essil, Garmouth, 228.5p Cardnach, Knockando; 401-450kg - £1080, 243p Essil, Garmouth; 451-500kg - £1090, 224.2p Nethermills, Grange; 501-550kg - £1170 Upper Bodachra, 216p Kinchurdy, Boat of Garten; 551-600kg - £1190, 209.9p Kinchurdy, Boat of Garten; 601-650kg - £1220, 187.7p South Faddenhill, Fyvie.
OTMS - AA - £1100, 137.4p Corskie, Garmouth, Sim - £1070, 139.10p Corskie, Garmouth; SimX - £1060 Corskie/Roddentree, 136.8p Roddentree; BS - £800 Glenrinnes, 136.8p Roddentree.