United Auctions (Wednesday 24th June 2015) sold 283 prime sheep.
New Season Lambs (159) sold to 182p per kg for 38kg Tex from Mid Clochforbie, Turriff and to £82 for 63kg Tex from Auchenbreddie, Insch.
SQQ up to 45.5kg (40) averaged 164.4p per kg.
The dip in the lamb trade has found its way to the north and like all centres in the south the lambs took a considerable drop on the week. Heavy types saw the biggest hit and all classes would be 20p per kg easier. There was a shortage of ewes and all classes cashed in at comparable rates.
Leading prices per head and kg.
NSL: Suf – £80 Haddoch, Rothiemay, 171p Monlettie, Methlick; SufX - £77.50 x2 Manderlea, Alvah, 165p Mid Clochforbie, Turriff; Tex - £78 Ternemny, Knock, 169p Monlettie, Methlick; TexX - £77 Quarryhead, Rosehearty, 168p Auchenbreddie, Insch, Meikle Begshill, Drumblade; Cont - £77 Balgreen, King Edward; 167p x 2 Quarryhead, Rosehearty, Monlettie, Methlick; CharX - £76.50 Manderlea, Alvah, 163p Quarryhead, Rosehearty.
EWES: (124) SufX – SufX - £80 Balgreen, King Edward; Tex - £84 Meikle Begshill, Drumblade; TexX - £83 Logie, Gamrie; Chev - £74 Logie, Gamrie; Mule - £79 Mid Clochforbie, Turriff; GF - £73 Balgreen, King Edward; BF - £68 Raws, Dufftown; Zwar - £85 Corrybrae, Killdrummy.
United Auctions (Wednesday 17th June 2015) sold 79 store and OTM cattle.
Blks: (35) sold to average 240.8p per kg selling to a top price of 264.7p per kg for 306kg AAX from Eastfield Farm, Ballater.
Hfrs: (26) sold to average 222.9p per kg selling to a top price of 233.8p per kg for 370kg LimX from The Tam Farm, Mulben.
OTMs: (18) sold to average 136.3p per kg selling to a top price of 151.3p per kgfor a 595kg BBX from Willowbank, Keith. Top gross being £1210 for a 840kg sim from Essil, Garmouth.
Blks: 301-350kg - £855, 264.7p Eastfield Farm, Ballater; 351-400kg - £880, 241.10p Eastfield Farm, Ballater; 401-450kg - £1000, 242.70p Willowbank, Rosarie.
Hfrs: 351-400kg - £865, 233.80 Eastfield Farm, Ballater.
OTMs: BRB - £900 Willowbank, Rosarie; BLG - £960 Rhindhu, Chapeltown; LIM - £980 Keithmore, Keith; SIM - £1210 Essil, Garmouth; SimX - £1150 Redhill Farm, Mosstowie