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Livestock Sales Reports - Huntly

United Auctions  (Thursday 30th October 2014) sold 1498 store sheep.

Store lambs (1492) sold to £67.00 for Tex  from Meikle Begshill, Drumblade

Gimmers (6) sold to £112.00 for Tex from Honeybarrel, Killdrummy.

A packed ringside of active buyers were present today and all classes met a sound trade keeping up with recent rates.

Store Lambs – Chev – £57 Nevie, Glenlivet; Cont - £60.50 Greystone, Fisherford; Cross - £60 x 2 Dalbeallie, Knockando, Burnside, Marypark; Mule - £60 Bush, Aberlour; Suff - £64 Blairindinnie, Gartly; Tex - £65 Cardnach, Knockando; TexX - £62 Cardnach, Knockando; SuffX - £63 Greystone, Fisherford. 


United Auctions (Wednesday 29th  October  2014) sold 1159 prime sheep.

New Season lambs (688) to 163p per kg for 43kg Tex from Mid Clochforbie, Turriff £76.80 x 2 for 54kg Suff, 54kg Tex from Hilton of Culsh, New Deer.

SQQ up to 45.5kg (304) averaged 151.22p per kg.

A similar number of lambs were on offer to a full ringside of buyers where vendors witnessed an increase in the prime lamb value. The ewes met a sound demand once more and trade would be comparable on the week.

Leading prices per head and per kg
Suff –  £73.50 Mid Clochforbie, Turriff, 149p Roddentree, Huntly; SufX - £72.50 Mains of Paithnick, Grange, 157p Wardhead, Strichen; Tex - £74.50 Mid Clochforbie, Turriff, 157p Edendiack, Gartly; TexX - £75.20 Laighmuir, Wardhouse, 156p Parkneuk, Lumsden; Cont - £72.80 Boghead of Cobairdy, Forgue, 152p Mains of Paithnick, Grange; Chev - £70 Auchlochrach, Glenrinnes, 155p Overhill, Rothienorman; Mule -£70 Boghead of Cobairdy, Forgue, 142p Honeysuckle Cottage, Grange; Chev/Mule - £68.80, 147p  Glenrinnes, Dufftown; Char - £75.50 Croftend Clatt, 149p x 2 Glenrinnes Estates, Dufftown, Roddentree, Huntly; CharX - £73.50 Craig, Knock, 151p Knockanriach, Knockando.

Ewes (471)
Suf  - £95 Croftend, Clatt; Tex - £92 Wester Allathan, New Deer; TexX - £88 Kylieford, Kennethmont; Cont - £100 Croftend, Clatt;  Chev - £87 Wester Allathan, New Deer; Mule - £77 Edendiack, Gartly; GF - £75 Keithmore, Dufftown; BF - £60 Auchnascraw, Glenlivet; Cross - £82 Davmor, Cairnie; CHM £78.50 Bogside, King Edward; Llyen - £77 Roddentree, Huntly; Char - £80 Croftend, Clatt; RAMS – BF - £70 Auchnascraw, Glenlivet; Char - £105 Croftend, Clatt.


United Auctions (Saturday 25th October 2014) sold 1073 spring born calves at their show and sale sponsored by John Wink Design and Judged by Gordon Simpson, Yonder Bognie.

Champion was a red bullock from Smallburn Farms, Rothes scaled 385kg at £1400 or 363.6p per kg to the Judge.

Reserve Champion a Black LimX from S Rainnie, Loanhead, Logie Coldstone, scaling 345kg selling at £1600 or 463.7p per kg.

Champion pens of 4 bullocks and heifers came from Robert MacDonald, Castle Grant Home Farm, Grantown on Spey. Bullocks scaled 362kg at £1090 or 301.1p per kg and Heifers 371kg at £930 or 250.6p per kg.

609 Bullocks sold to average 263.9p per kg (down 14.7p per kg on the year) selling to 406.1p per kg for a Black LimX from Barnyards of Badenyouchers, Cornhill and to £1400 from Smallburn, Rothes.

464 Heifers sold to average 250.6p per kg (down 2.7p per kg on the year) selling to 507.7p per kg for a 260kg LimX from Smallburn Farms, Rothes to £1600 from Loanhead, Logie Coldstone.

Leading prices per head and per kg

Blks: Up to 250kg – £790, 322.4p Home Farm Haughton, Alford; 251-300kg - £1040, 371.4p Barnyards of Badenyouchers, Cornhill; 301-350kg - £1340, 406.1p Barnyards of Badenyouchers, Cornhill; 351-400kg - £1400, 363.6p Smallburn Farms, Rothes; 401-450kg £1170, Coleburn, Elgin; 451-500kg - £990, 206.3p Coutts, Mill of Allathan; 501-550kg -£1230, 232.1p Ruthven Farms, Ruthven.

Hfrs: Up to 250kg - £760 Drumburn, Keith, 321.2p Oldmill, Strichen; 251-300kg - £1320 Smallburn Farms, Rothes, 353.3p Barnyards of Badenyouchers, Cornhill; 301-350kg - £1600, 463.8p Loanhead, Logie Coldstone; 351-400kg – 1220,343.7p Coleburn, Elgin; 401-450kg - £1050, 251.2p Hillhead, Drybridge; 451-500kg - £1120, 229.8p Raws Farm, Dufftown; 501-550kg - £1140, 221.4p Ruthven Farms, Ruthven.


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  (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.

Principal Prices

Suffolk Shearlings: 

£480 x 2 Wester Biffie Maud 

£400 Wester Biffie, Maud; 

Suffolk Lamb:

£380 x 2 Bareflathills, Elgin

Texel Shearling:

£500 x 3 Wedderburn, Huntly

£500 Hilton of Culsh, New Deer

£450 Hilton of Culsh, New Deer

Texel Lamb:

£280 Auchenbreddie, Insch

£280 West Knock

TexelX Shearling:

£400 Bithnie, Alford

Char Shearling:

£350, £300 Hillhead of Cannahars, Whitecairns

Berr Lamb:

£260 Sauchentree, New Aberdour

BFL Shearling:

£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 average 226.1p 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).

Leading Prices
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

Ewe lambs

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

Store lambs

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)

Leading prices 

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.

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