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 (Wednesday 22nd October 2014) sold 1229 prime sheep.
New Season lambs (680) to 158p per kg for 43kg Tex from Glenrinnes Estate, Dufftown £73.20 for 53.2kg Tex from Bankhead, Rhynie.
SQQ up to 45.5kg (89) averaged 152.17p per kg.
An increased number of lambs were forward and all classes sold at an increased rate on the week. Export types particularly sold well and were well short of buyers requirements. Plenty of lean and export type ewes were forward and trade would be dearer once more. Heavier sorts were in short supply and met a sound trade.
Leading prices per head and per kg
Suf – £72.50 Glenrinnes Estate, Dufftown, 147p Moss-side, Dunphail; SufX - £72 Boghead of Cobairdy, Forgue, 142p Glenrinnes Estate, Dufftown; Tex - £72.80 x2 Auchairn, Aultmore, 153p Aswanley, Glass; TexX - £72 Moss-side, Dunphail, 152p Milton of Auchinhove, Lumphanan; Cont – £71 x 2 Glenrinnes Estate, Dufftown, Auchairn, Aultmore, 151p Cardnach, Knockando; CHM - £69.20 , 147p Westerkeld, Bixter; Mule - £70.20 Newton of Haddo, Forgue, 142p Murray Park, Bridge of Marnoch; Llyen - £70 x 2 Glenrinnes Estate, Dufftown, Auchairn, Aultmore, 150p Cardnach, Knockando; CharX - £70.50 Bankhead, Rhynie, 150p Followsters, Keith.
Suf - £88 Weston, Deskford; Tex - £90 Followsters, Keith; TexX - £70 27 MacLennan, Dufftown; Cont - £80 Glengolly, Thurso; Chev - £70 Moss-side, Dunphail; Mule - £70 Aulton, Craigellachie; BF - £50 Nevie, Glenlivet; Shet/Chev - £68.50 Glengolly, Thurso; Ven - £72 Boghead, Lumsden; Llyen - £72 – Newton of Drummie, Tarland. RAMS - Tex - £100 Weston, Deskford.
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 average226.1p 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
United Auctions (16th September 2014) sold 2459 sheep at their sale of breeding and feeding sheep.
BF Gimmers sold to a top of £135 for a pen from I & S Shearer, Hillhead of Mornish and averaged £112.85 (+ 0.32p on the year).
BF Gimmers: £130 Ashburn, Brechin; £124 Tombreackachie, Glenlivet; £122 Hillhead of Mornish, Glenlivet; £122 Biggins, Wick
Mule Gimmers: £158 Meikle Beggshill, Drumblade; £155 Bogiebrae, Rhynie; £148 Wardhead, Strichen
TexX Gimmers: £178 Meikle Beggshill, Drumblade; £160 Ord, Rhynie; £145 Towiemore, Drummuir
Cheviot Gimmers: £106 Newton of Crathie, Ballater
BF Warr: £105, £98 Glenrinnes Farms, Dufftown
Mule Cor: £75 Glenrinnes Farms, Dufftown; Mule BMCB: Bogharvey, Aberchirder
BF: £68 Denhead, Lonmay
Mule: £112, £104,£102 Raws, Dufftown, £100 Wedderburn, Huntly, £98 Bomakelloch, Drummuir
CHM : £90 Bogside, King Edward
TexX: £88 Bogside, King Edward
HB: £85 Bogside, King Edward
SufX/Cheviot - £62 Kinchurdy, Boat a Garten; SufX - £62 Provost Drive, Rothes; CheviotX - £58 Drumbain, Rothes; TexX - £61 Provost Drive, Rothes; GF - £54.50 Elrick, Cabrach; Mule - £51 Greenhill, Lonmay.
United Auctions (Tuesday 2nd September 2014) sold 3260 sheep at their annual show & sale of Mule breeding sheep sponsored by “Iain MacEachen Transport” and judged by Mr Baxter, Troup Home Farm, Gamrie.
Mule Ewe lambs
1st sold to £130 from CR Millican, Newton of Hassiewells to L Munro, Bogiebrae .
2nd sold to £120 from JK Hunter, Wedderburn, Huntly to Messrs Baxter, Troup Home Farm.
3rd sold to £112 from Messrs Stewart Bomakelloch, Drummuir to Messrs Morrison, Haddoch.
Cheviot Mule Ewe Lambs
1st sold to £110 fom R MacDonald, Castle Grant to Messrs Baxter, Troup Home Farm.
2nd sold to £118 from R Watt, Dualts, Mornish to Messrs Ogg, Carroch, Kirriemuir.
3rd sold to £110 from M Milne, Honeysuckle Cottage, Grange to GI &M Jamieson, Mains of Leask, Slains.
Mule Ewe Lambs (964) averaged £104.32 (+£9.84 on the year)
Cheviot Mule Mule Ewe Lambs (145) averaged £105.92 (+£12.14 on the year)
Mule Gimmers (1384) averaged £138.02 (+£4.61 on the year)
Gimmers: Mul – £160 Bogiebrae, Rhynie; £155 (twice) St Johns Wells, Fyvie; £150 Adamston Farm, Drumblade; £150 Mains of Auchleuchries, Ellon; £150 Raws, Dufftown; £150 Creagan Gorm, Nethybridge; £150 Darralea, Gamrie.
Cheviot Gimmers - £180 Sittyton, Newmachar.
LLyen - £130 Nethermills, Grange.
Tex - £148 Whitelumbs, Gartly.
Cont - £144 Rinnacht, Aberlour.
Cheviot Mule – £145 Wardhead, Strichen.
Ewe Lambs - Mul – £125 (twice) Mill of Fowlis, Strathdon, £120 Wedderburn, Huntly, £118 Dualts, Glenlivet, £1215 South Gariochford, Rothienorman, £115 Wedderburn, Huntly, £112 (twice) Glenrinnes, Dufftown, £112 & £110 (twice) Bomakelloch, Drummuir, £110 Honeysuckle Cottage, Grange.
Store Lambs - £61 & £60 Drumbain, Rothes.
United Auctions (Thursday 28th August 2014) sold 484 cattle at their Anniversary sale.
Blks (289) sold to average of 220.5p per kg selling to a top of 233.1p per kg for a LimX from Lythebrae, Aberchirder or £1395 for a CharX from Whinbrae, Huntly.
Hfrs (160) sold to average of 213.6p per kg selling to a top of 228.7p per kg for a LimX from Nethermills, Grange and to £1335 for CharX from Whinbrae, Huntly.
OTMS (25) sold to average 126.9p per kg selling to a top of 164.3p per kg or £1250 for a LimX from Edendiack, Huntly.
Cast bulls sold to £1420 twice for a Lim from Ballintomb Farms, Grantown-on-Spey and a BBX from Barnyards of Badenyouchers, Cornhill.
Leading prices per head and per kg
Blks: Up to 251-300kg – £625, 208.3p South Whitehall, Tyre; 301-350kg - £755, 215.1p South Whitehall, Tyre; 351-400kg - £910 Glenrinnes Farms, Dufftown, 228p South Cormalet, Cairnie; 401-450kg - £1010 South Cormalet, Cairnie, 227.5p Ballintomb farms, Grantown-on-Spey; 451-500kg - £1140, 230.3p Sheep Park Farm, Bridge of Marnoch; 501-550kg - £1210, 233p Lythebrae, Aberchirder; 551-600kg - £1295, 223.4p Hillhead of Mornish, Glenlivet; 601-650kg - £1395, 223.2p Whinbrae, Huntly; 651-700kg - £1380, 210.7p Hillhead of Mornish, Glenlivet.
Hfrs: 251 – 300kg - £660, 223.7p Roebank, Grange; 301 – 350kg - £655, 199.7p South Whitewell, Tyre; 351 – 400kg - £860, 220.5p Roebank, Grange; 401 – 450kg - £1015, 225.6p Nethermills, Grange; 451 – 500kg - £1075, 228.7p Nethermills, Grange; 501 – 550kg - £1120 Meikle Northburn, Cuminestown, 205.9p Poolside, Rothiemay; 551 – 600kg - £1230, 210.3p Whinbrae, Huntly; 6-1 – 650kg - £1335, 210.3p Whinbrae, Huntly.
OTMS: Lim - £1220, 162.3p Edendiack, Gartly; Sim - £1060, 133.8p Marchmar, Lumsden; BA - £1030, 132.1p Glenrinnes, Dufftown.