United Auctions (15th May 2013) sold 1411 prime sheep.
New season lambs (17) sold to 234p per kg for 40kg SuffX’s from Weets, Wardhouse and to £98.50 gross for 43kg SuffX’s from Weets, Wardhouse.
SQQ up to 45.5kg (17) averaged 229.92p per kg.
Old season lambs (1131) sold to 223p per kg 39kg ChevX’s from Drum, Keith and to £100 gross twice for 47.5kg TexX’s and 49kg SufX’s from Newton of Crathie, Ballater.
SQQ up to 45.5kg (900) averaged 191.64p per kg.
“Hoggs met a two tier trade. There were plenty of lean types on show today, which again hindered the days average. Well fleshed hoggs are still keenly sought after. A mixed show of ewes was present, which saw all classes slightly easier”.
Leading prices per head and per kg
OSL: Suf: Wardhead, Strichen £95, 211p; SufX – Newton of Crathie, Ballater £92.50, East Port, Grantown on Spey, Newton of Crathie 208p; Tex – Newton of Crathie £95.50, Nether Blairmaud, Cornhill 218p; TexX – Croftgibb, Grange £95, Mains of Leslie, Insch 217p; Cont – Home Farm, Aberlour £93, Mill of Buckie, Buckie 213p; Chev – Midtown of Haddo, Huntly £99, Drum, Keith 217p; BF – Midtown of Haddo £91, Corshelloch, Glenlivet 179p; Lly – Craighall, Cairnie £96, 213p; CharX – Conlandmill, Forgue £95.50, 191p.
Ewes (263): Suf – The Rectory, Cairness £115; SufX – Wester Coxton, Elgin £81; Tex – Lower Auchmill, Kinnoir £87; TexX – Milton of Gollanfield, Inverness £85; Cont – Lower Auchmill, Kinnoir £85; Chev – Lower Auchmill, Kinnoir £72; Eng Mul – Home Farm, Aberlour £78; Mul – Bogton, Forgue £71.50; GF – Roys Croft, Aberlour £70; BF – Semeil, Strathdon £68; X – Mains of Leslie, Insch £75.50; CHM – Lower Auchmill, Kinnoir £76; Char – Mains of Leslie £70.
Rams: Tex – Bridges, Kinnoir £90; Lly – Semeil, Strathdon £84; Char – Bogton, Forgue £80
United Auctions (9th May 2013) sold 769 cattle and 454 sheep.
Bullocks (334) averaged 233.1p per kg selling to 287p per kg for LimX from Slydie, Sauchen and £1310 for a LimX from Seggiecrook, Grange.
Heifers (393) averaged 227.9p per kg selling to 304.3p per kg or £1700 for SimX from Connachie, Elgin.
OTMS (26) averaged 151.1p per kg selling to 186p per kg for a LimX from Stranduff, Aboyne or £1350 twice for AAX from Wardhead, Strichen and SimX from Redhill, Rothiemay.
Blks: up to 250kg-Mains of Wardhouse, Insch £610, 244p;251-300kg-Slydie, Sauchen £775,287p; 301-350kg – Mains of Auchmedden, Pennan £890 Glenrinnes, Dufftown 275.4p; 351-400kg – Slydie, Sauchen £970 Mains of Tarryblake, Rothiemay 253.3p;401-450kg – Kinchurdy, Boat of Garten £1170, 264.70p; 451-500kg – Kinchurdy, Boat of Garten £1305, 254.10p; 501-550kg – Kinchurdy, Boat of Garten £1305, 250.00p; 551-600kg – Seggiecrook, Grange £1310, 236.00p
Hfrs: 251-300kg – Wester Coxton, Elgin £610, 230.20p; 301-350kg – Mains of Wardhouse, Insch £810 Mains of Auchmedden,Pennan 243.10p; 351-400kg – Newtonbrae, Newmill £920 Fassock Farm, Kiltarlity 232.20p; 401-450kg Connachie, Elgin £1250, 279.00p; 451-500kg – Connachie, Elgin £1400, 304.30p; 501-500kg – Connachie, Elgin £1550, 293.50p; 551-600kg – Connachie, Elgin £1700, 303.60p; 601-650kg – Connachie, Elgin £1550, 254.10p
OTMS: AA – Glenrinnes, Dufftown £1250, 16.7.8p; Sim - Redhill, Rothiemay £1310, 177p; Char - Conland Farm, Forgue £1160, 158.90p; Lim – Roys Croft, Aberlour £1110, Stranduff, Aboyne 186p
Ewes with lambs at foot : Mul - New Croft, Aberchirder £49