United Auctions (Wednesday 4th March 2015) sold 1944 prime sheep.
Old Season lambs (1250) to 222p per kg for 40.4kg Beltex from Edendiack, Gartly and to £100 for 68kg Tex from Woodbank, Drumblade.
SQQ up to 45.5kg (1036) averaged 194.26p per kg.
Quality export hoggs met a sound demand and sold away at dearer weights. Heavy types sold away at similar rates. An excellent show of ewes were presented to the usual ringside of buyers who participated in a ferocious frenzy of bidding throughout for the sale to average £100.03. All classes were yet again dearer than last weeks extreme rates.
Leading prices per head and kg.
Suf – £95.50 Newton of Lewesk,Old Rayne, 200p Whinbrae, Huntly; SufX - £92.50 South Muirton, Forgue; 199p Strichen Mains, Strichen; Tex - £98 Nicolson Park, Fordyce, 214p Overhill, Rothienorman; TexX £94.50 Bogside, King Edward, 206p Bridges, Kinnoir; Cont - £94 Nicolson Park Fordyce x 2, 203p Whinbrae, Huntly, Milton of Auchinhove, Lumphanan; Chev - £91 Edendiack, Gartly; 204p Overhill, Rothienorman; Mule - £91.50 Woodbank, Drumblade; 195p Fridayhill, Maud; BF - £84 Burnheads, Deskford, 192p Loanhead, Logiecoldstone; Bel - £90 Wardhead, Strichen, 219p Edendiack, Gartly; Herdwick - £76, 183p Earlsfield, Kennethmont; Char - £90 Newton of Haddo, Forgue, 204p Wardhead, Strichen; CharX - £90 Woodbank, Drumblade, 203p Strichen.
Suf – £137 Tillyminate, Gartly; SufX - £135 Clerkseat, Grange; TexX - £150 x2 Hilton of Culsh, New Deer; Tex - £142 Carinton, Forgue; Cont - £141 Burnside of Gight, Methlick; Chev - £136 Castlehill, Rhynie; Mule - £120 Burnside of Gight, Methlick; GF - £114 Haddoch, Rothiemay; BF - £96 Iriewells, Udny; Cross - £134 Whinbrae, Huntly; CHM - £135 Broadland, Cairnie; HB – £146 Davmor, Cairnie; Bel - £127 Iriewells, Udny; Llyen - £134 Whinbrae, Huntly. RAMS – Suf - £129 Corskie, Garmouth; £133 Whinbrae, Huntly; BFL - £134 Shenval, Ballindalloch; Llyen - £130 Shenval, Ballindalloch; Char - £122 Clerkseat, Grange.
United Auctions (Thursday 19th February 2015) sold 525 cattle and 217 sheep at their sale.
Blks (207) sold to average 244.6p per kg selling to a top of 289.7p per kg for CharX from Cluseburn, Inverbervie and to £1680 for 745kg CharX’s from Raws, Dufftown.
Hfrs (257) sold to average 242.1p per kg selling to a top of 270.5p per kg for LimX from Nethermill, St Fergus and to £1400 for a 590kg BBX from Bridgeton, Muir of Fowlis.
OTMs (61) sold to average 144.5p per kg selling to 201.6p per kg or £1300 for SimX from Corskie, Garmouth.
All types continued at recent rates with an abundance of buyers bidding furiously for all types. OTM cattle also met a brisk trade and were short of requirements.
Leading prices per head and per kilo
Blks: 301-350kg - £910, 271.6p Mains of Tannachy, Portgordon; 351-400kg - £1130, 289.7p Cluseburn, Inverbervie; 401-450kg - £1185, 288p Cluseburn, Inverbervie; 451-500kg – £1190, 257.6p Roebank, Grange; 501-550kg - £1240 236.2p East Brae, Grange; 551-600kg - £1360, 226.7p Nether Minmore, Glenkindie; 601-650kg - £1490, 239.2p Nether Minmore, Glenkindie; 701kg + - £1680, 225.5p Raws, Dufftown.
Hfrs: 251-300kg - £780, 269p Bridgeton, Muir of Fowlis; 301-35-kg - £850, 270.5p Netherhill, St Fergus; 351-400kg - £980, 263p Netherhill, St Fergus; 401-450kg - £1085, 253p Netherhill, St Fergus; 451-500kg - £1140, 230.3p Kincraigie Farms, Lumphanan; 501-550kg - £1200, 230.8p Braeside of Fortrie, Rora; 551-600kg - £1400 Bridgeton, Muir of Fowlis, 218.5p Raws, Dufftown; 601-650kg - £1400, 224p March Farm, Bonnykelly.
OTMs– Sim - £1150 Kincraigie Farms, Lumphanan, 192.5p Corskie, Garmouth; AA - £1200, 163.3p Corskie, Garmouth; CH - £1220
, 158.4p Kincraigie Farms, Lumphanan; ShortX - £1140, 171.7p Corskie, Garmouth; Lim - £1070 Loanhead, Logie Coldstone, 150.4p Kincraigie Farms, Lumphanan.
Store Lambs – Cross - £71.50 Lower Mains, Elgin; Tex - £70 Fordmouth Farms, Tomintoul; Suf - £71 Ryeriggs Croft, Aultmore; BF - £48 Lower Mains, Elgin.