United Auctions on Wednesday 27th May 2015 held a sale of 168 breeding cattle at Scotland's Beef Event at Mains of Mause, Blairgowrie on behalf of Peter Alexander, with the weather taking a turn for the worse the crowd stayed until the end and the quality lots of Limousin Cross cattle met a firm demand being purchased by buyers from throughout the country
Heifers with bull calves at foot
£2700 (twice) £2600 (twice), £2500
Heifers with heifer calves at foot
£2700 (twice), £2600, £2500
Second calvers with calves at foot
£2400, £2100 (4 times), £2000
£1450, £1250, £1200, £1180
United Auctions (Wednesday 27th May 2015) sold 689 prime sheep.
New Season Lambs (26) averaged 178p per kg and sold to £90 gross or 181p per kg for Suffolk from Roadside, Essie, Texel £94 Meikle Begshill, Drumblade, 187p per kg from Weets, Wardhouse.
Old Season Lambs (442)
Leading prices per head and kg.
OLS: Suf – £82 Belcherrie, Cabrach, 139p Parkview, Auckengill; Tex - £84.50 Upper Ordiequish, Fochabers, 154p Wardhead, Strichen; Chev - £86.50, 156p Wardhead, Strichen; Mule - £64, 151p Smithyhillock, Rosehearty; BF - £64, 151p Wardhead, Strichen; Bel - £80, 131p Barns, Turriff; Char - £81, 145p Honeybarrel, Kildrummy, 145p Kirkland, Forgue.
Ewes (237) - Suf – £105 Roadside, Essie; Chev - £83 Olrig Mains, Thurso; Mule - £78 Greenloan, Cabrach; BF - £58 Elrick, Cabrach; Bel - £78 Barns, Turriff; Char - £75 Kirkland, Forgue; RAMS – Tex - £118 Home Farm, Aberlour.
United Auctions sold 145 store and OTM cattle at their sale on Thursday 21st May 2015.
Yearling suitable for grazing continued to meet an excellent demand.
BLKS (49) sold to average 246.1p per kg selling to a top price of 285p per kilo for 300kg LimX from Lynemore, Strathdon. Top gross being £1090 for a CharX from Lagaviach, Glenlivet.
HFRS (68) sold to average 222.1p per kg selling to a top of 244.8p per kg for 335kg SimX from Mains of Tannachy, Portgordon. Top gross being £1080 for a AAX from Eastfield, Ballater.
OTMS (38) sold to average 136.7p per kg selling to a top of 192.2p for an AA from Eastfield, Ballater. Top price per head was achieved for a CHX from Auchairn, Aultmore which realised £1290.
Blks: 251-300kg - £855, 285p Lynemore, Strathdon; 301-350kg - £940 Glenrinnes, Dufftown, 283.6p Drumbain, Rothes; 351-400kg - £1070, 281.6p Glenrinnes, Dufftown; 401-450kg - £1060, 249.4p Aldunie, Cabrach; 451-500kg - £1090, 222.4p Lagaviach, Glenlivet; 501-600kg - £1080, 207.7p Easter Newton, Lumphanan.
Hfrs: 301-350 - £820, 244.8p Mains of Tannachy, Portgordon; 351-400kg - £940 Mains of Tannachy, Portgordon , 244.4p Rippachie, Strathdon; 401-450kg - £1000, 229.3p Aldunie, Cabrach; 451-500kg - £1000, 219.8p Lagaviach, Glenlivet; 501-550kg - £1035, 199p 16 Oldtown, Keith; 551-600kg - £1080, 191.2p Eastfield Farm, Ballater.
OTMS: AA - £1230, 178.9p Eastfield, Ballater; AAX - £1100 Eastfield, Ballater, 165.3p GLenrinnes, Dufftown; BS - £1140 Glenrinnes, Dufftown, 145p Kincraigie, Lumphanan; CHX - £1090 Glenrinnes, Dufftown, 141p Auchairn, Aultmore; Lim - £1180, 182p Parrock, Rothiemay; LimX - £1110, 162p Kincraigie, Lumphanan; Sim - £1080, 146.2p Kincraigie, Lumphanan; SimX - £1000, 138.9p Broadland, Cairnie.