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.
United Auctions (27th August 2014) sold 832 prime sheep.
New Season Lambs (369) sold to 163p per kg for 43kg Tex from Honeysuckle Cottagre, Grange and to £85.00 gross for 52kg Belex from Craig, Knock.
The sale today mostly consisted of heavier types which hindered the days average. All classes would be slightly sharper on the week. Heavy ewes were in short supply, however all classes were met by a brisk trade and many more could have been easily sold.
Leading prices per head and kg.
NSL: Suf – £76.50 Mains of Paithnick, Grange, 158p Knockandhu, Boharm; SufX £78 Culphin Park, Cornhill, 153p Rinnacht, Aberlour; Tex - £79.50 Newton of Haddo, Forgue, 160p Honeysuckle Cottage, Grange; TexX - £79 Ord, Rhynie, 157p Followsters; Cont - £77 Bridges, Kinnoir, 163p Craig, Knock; Ven - £72, 157p Boghead, Lumsden;Mule - £73 Ord, Rhynie, 155p Rivestone, Kinnoir.
EWES (463) - Suf – £104 Davmor, Keith; Tex - £110 Wedderburn, Huntly; TexX – £109 Honeybarrel, Killdrummy; Cont - £97 Sittyton, Newmachar; Chev - £100 Glenrinnes, Dufftown; Mule - £92.50 Wedderburn, Huntly; GF - £79 Wedderburn, Huntly, £79 Blairindinnie, Gartly; BF - £64 Glenrinnes, Dufftown; Cross - £105 Davmor, Keith; Swale - £67 Newton of Haddo, Forgue; CHM - £94 Glenrinnes, Dufftown.
RAMS – Suf - £93 Blairindinnie, Gartly; Tex - £104 Ord, Rhynie.