United Auctions (Wednesday 20th August 2014) sold 1201 prime sheep.
New Season Lambs (763) sold to 168p per kg for 44.6kg Tex from Smithy Croft, Mornish and to £84.00 gross for 51kg Tex from Haugh, Ballindalloch.
SQQ up to 45.5kg (343) averaged 153.79p per kg.
Lamb trade continued the national trend and were once again easier. A lot of leaner types were forward today which hindered the days average. Ewes met a brisk trade throughout, many more could have been easily sold to vendors advantage.
Leading prices per head and kg.
NSL: SufX– £71 Shougle, Elgin, 158p Burnside of Gight, Methlick; SufX - £70 Bush, Aberlour, 162p Bogton, Forglen; Tex - £75 Smithy Croft, Mornish, 167p Stripeside, Aberlour; TexX - £76.50, 164p; Cont - £70 Laighmuir, Insch, 165p Haugh, Ballindalloch; Mule - £72.50 Shougle, Elgin; 153p Gaich, Grantown on Spey; Char - £78 Haugh, Ballindalloch, 161p Croftend, Clatt; CharX - £75 Smithy Croft, Mornish, 159p Bush, Aberlour.
Ewes (438) - Suf – £104 Falasgair, Grantown on Spey; SufX - £101 Meikle Begshill, Huntly; Tex - £100 Gladhill, Garmouth; TexX - £95 Meikle Begshill, Huntly; £104 Davmore, Keith; Chev - £94 Gladhill, Garmouth; Mule - £76 Meikle Begshill, Huntly; GF - £88 Broadland, Cairnie; BF - £59.50 Edendiack, Gartly; Cross - £92 Broadland, Cairnie; CHM - £92 Parrock, Rothiemay; Lleyn - £90 Craigroy, Dallas; Char - £100 Parrock, Rothiemay.