United Auctions (Wednesday 17th May 2017) sold 1354 prime sheep.
New season (35) 215p per kg for 41kg char from Nether Dallachy, Spey Bay and to £112 for 52.6kg Tex from Meikle Begshill, Drumblade.
Old season lambs (915) to 213p per kg for 40kg Beltex from Everton of Auchry, Cuminestown and to £111 for 60kg TexX from Parrock, Rothiemay.
Lambs cashed in at similar rates on the week. Hogg trade remains buoyant for well fleshed types, however a lot of vendors were having an end of season clear out which hindered the days average. Ewes remained a similar trade apart from lean types which were sharper.
Leading prices per head and kg.
NSL – Suf - £107 Bareflathills/Newton of Balquhain, 214p Bareflathills; Suf - £100, 213p Sinsharnie; Tex - £99, 213p Meikle Begshill; TexX - £91, 211p Nether Dallachy; BL - £94, 191p Bareflathills.
OSL - Suf – £98 Wardhead/42 Old Hall, 211p Newton of Balquhain; SufX - £97 Frostiebrae, 207p Sinsharnie; Tex - £101 Birselasie, 207p Parrock/Upper Backieley; TexX - £100 42 Old Hall, 206p South Greycairn; Cont - £100 Upper Tullochbeg/Everton of Auchry, 203p 30 Wilson Crescent; Chev - £100 Bruach Cottage, 203p Bruach Cottage/Overhill; Mule - £94 Nether Blairmaud, 201p Wardhead; BF - £90 Bruach Cottage, 196p Connagedale; Bel - £106 Everton of Auchry, 211p Bithnie; Char - £97 Bithnie, 205p Bruach cottage; CharX - £103 Upper Tullochbeg, 200p Frostiebrae.
EWES (404) - SufX – £95 Harestone; Tex - £96 Muirfield; TexX - £93 Floors; Cont - £100 Everton of Auchry; Chev - £96 Harestone; Mule - £76 Auchmar; GF - £80 Claymires; BF - £64 Little cantly; HB - £91 Bareflathills; Bel - £110 Everton of Auchry; Char - £101 Upper Tullochbeg.
United Auctions (Thursday 4th May 2017) sold 467 store and OTM cattle.
Grazing cattle were keenly bid for selling at comparable rates to recent sales. Whilst forward cattle sold at increased rates. Also forward were some exceptional heifers with breeding potential which were much sought after.
BLKS (179) sold to average 245.6p per kg selling to 300p per kg for a 230kg SimX from Craig Estates Farms, Rhynie. Top gross being £1230 for a BBX from Seggiecrook, Grange.
HFRS (270) sold to an average 235.5p per kg selling to a top of 290.3p per kg for a 565kg SimX from Connachie, Kellas. Top gross being £1640 for a SimX from Connachie, Kellas.
OTMS (18) to average 127.62p per kg. Topping the sale was a Sim bull from Corskie, Garmouth, which realised £1490. The same home topped the p per kg charX with a Sim which made 156.6p
BLKS – Up to 250kg - £690, 300p Home Farm Craig, Rhynie; 251-300kg - £820 Bainshole, Huntly, 300p Newtonbrae, Newmill; 301-350kg - £945, 290.8p Roebank, Grange; 351-400kg - £1090, 286.8p Bush Farm, Aberlour; 401-450kg - £1070, 254.8p Newtonbrae, Newmill; 451-500kg - £1170, 254.3p Mains of Tarryblake, Rothiemay; 501-550kg - £1175, 226p Wester Clune, Finzean; 551-600kg - £1230, 219.6p Seggiecrook, Grange.
HFRS – Up to 250kg - £590 Home Farm Craig, Rhynie 268.3p Easter Corrie, Botriphnie; 251-300kg - £815, 271.7p Bainshole, Huntly; 301-350kg - £900 Newtonbrae, Newmill 271.2p Bainshole, Huntly; 351-400kg - £965, 260.8p Balnellan, Craigellachie; 401-450kg - £1090, 249.4p Newtonbrae, Newmill; 451-500kg - £1420, 289.8p Connachie, Kellas; 501-550kg - £1580, 289.9p Connachie, Kellas; 551-600kg - £1640, 290.3p Connachie, Kellas; 601-650kg - £1295, 207.2p Essil, Garmouth;
OTMS – Sim £1370 Corskie, Garmouth, 141p Essil, Garmouth; AA - £1250 + £1100 Tulchan Lodge, Grantown on Spey, 134.9p 42 Old Hall, Watten; Lim - £1150, 152.3p Loanhead, Logie Coldstone; SimX - £1150 Corskie, Garmouth 134.8p The Den, Fochabers; Saler - £1070, 147.6p Essil, Garmouth.