United Auctions (Saturday 8th March 2014) sold 982 cattle at their show and sale kindly sponsored by CKD Galbraith.
BLKS (480) sold to an average 245.8p per kg selling to a top of 337p per kg for a LimX from Coleburn, Elgin. Top gross being £1500 for LimX from Seafield, Cullen.
HFRS (446) sold to an average 236.5p per kg selling to a top of 340.8p per kg for a CharX from Coleburn, Elgin. Top gross being £1570 for a LimX from Seafield, Cullen.
OTMS (56) sold to average 130.4p per kg selling to a top of 226p per kg. Top gross being for a LimX from Buchaam, Strathdon.
BULLS (3) sold to average 123.8p per kg selling to a top of 127.4p per kg. Top gross being for a Lim from Buchaam, Strathdon.
In the pre-sale show Judged by W Connon, Skilmafilly and sponsored by CKD Galbraith the champion was a LimX from G Lawson, Huntly Lodge which scaled 460kg selling at £1320 or 286.9p per kg selling at £1320 or 286.9p per kg to the Judge.
Reserve a LimX from Messrs Smith, Poolside scaled 585kg or £1440 or 246.1p per kg to W Cameron.
Champion pen of 4 CharX bullocks scaled 491kg at £1340 or 272p per kg for a CharX from Messrs Stuart, Blenoe, Glenlivet to Messrs Beattie, Newton, Wardhouse.
Champion pen of 4 Char heifers scaled 486kg selling at £1180 or 242.8p per kg for a CharX from GC McGilvary, Auchnascraw, Glenlivet to Messrs GB Walker, Newton of Leask.
Leading prices per head and per kg
Blks: Up to 250kg - £540 Avielochlan, Aviemore 220.40p; 251-300kg - £910 Coleburn, Elgin 337p; 301-350kg - £950 Cobbleheugh, Dinnet, 275.60p Burnside of Idoch, Turrriff; 351-400kg – Coleburn, Elgin, 313.5p; 401-450kg - £1270 Mains of Tarryblake, Rothiemay, Buchaam, Strathdon 293p; 451-500kg - £1340 Buchaam, Strathdon, Huntly Lodge, Huntly 287p; 501-550kg - £1420 Wedderburn, Huntly, 281.2p; 551-600kg - £1400 Seafield, Cullen, Belnoe, Braes of Glenlivet 244.2p; 601-650kg – Seafield, Cullen, 244.6p.
Hfrs: 251-300kg - £650 Avielochlan, Aviemore, 229p; 301-350kg - £1000 Kincraigie, Lumphanan, 287.4p; 351-400kg - £1210 Coleburn, Elgin,340.8p; 401-450kg - £1200 Belnoe, Braes of Glenlivet, Coleburn, Elgin 279.5p; 451-500kg – £1220 Belnoe, Braes of Glenlivet, Netherhill, St Fergus 257.1p; 501-550kg - £1370 Poolside, Rothiemay, 268.6p; 551-600kg £1440 Poolside, Rothiemay 246.2p; 601-650kg - £1570 Seafield, Cullen, 251.2p.
OTMS: Sim - £1440 Ballogie Estates, Aboyne, 159.1p; AA - £1240 Eastfield, Ballater, 162.5p; SAL - £1080 Eastfield, Ballater, 198.2p; Lim - £1650 Buchaam, Strathdon, Kincraigie, Lumphanan 146.5p; Char - £1300 Wardhead, Strichen, Kincraigie, Lumphanan 136.30p;
United Auctions (Wednesday 5th March 2014) sold 2359 prime sheep.
Old season lambs (1535) sold to 208p per kg for 40kg Tex from Wedderburn, Huntly and Belcherrie, Cabrach and to £94.50 for 48.5kg Beltex from Sheep Park, Bridge of Marnoch.
SQQ up to 45.5kg (1352) averaged 192.98p per kg.
A larger show of hoggs continued the national trend which saw a trade level at the same rates that were witnessed last week. Heavier types would be dearer. A good show of ewes were presented to the usual full ringside of buyers which saw trade keep up with the recent high rates.
Leading prices per head and per kg.
OSL: Suf – Woodbank, Drumblade £89.50, Wardhead, Strichen 200p; SufX – Fridayhill, Maud £90, Strichen Main, Strichen 199p; Tex – Woodbank, Drumblade £90, Burnside of Gight, Methlick £90, Drumbain 202p; TexX – Bush, Crathie £89.50, Overhill, Strichen 200p; Cont – Upper Ashalloch, Corse £89, Milton of Auchinhove, Lumphanan 201p; Chev – Overhill, Rothienorman £87.50, Newton of Deershaw 202p; Mule – Woodbank, Drumblade £90, Parks, Rothiemay 199p; BF – Hillhead of Mornish, Glenlivet £82, Darralea, New Byth 193p; Bel – Sheep Park, Bridge of Marnoch £87.50, Wardhead, Strichen 207p; Llyen – Lythebrae, Aberchirder £86, Connachie, Elgin 201p; Chev/Mule – Wardhead, Strichen £85, Kinchurdy, Boat of Garten 188p; CharX – Belcherrie, Cabrach £83.50, Craigieview, Aberchirder 199p.
EWES (824) Suf – Whinbrae, Huntly £97; SufX – Meikle Begshill, Drumblade £96; Tex – Whinbrae, Huntly £104; TexX – Wedderburn, Huntly £95; Cont – Whinbrae, Huntly £94.50; Chev – Meikle Begshill £84; Mule – Broadland, Cairnie £79; GF – Wedderburn, Huntly £70; BF – Auchnascraw, Glenlivet £72; Cross – Whinbrae, Huntly £89; CHM – Overton of Bruxie, Maud £88; HB – Little Ardinn, Turriff £90.