United Auctions (Wednesday 28th January 2015) sold 2293 prime sheep.
Old Season lambs (1877) to 213p per kg for 43.7kg Beltex from Newton of Crathie, Ballater and for 34kg Tex from West Greenland, Castletown. Top price was £93 for 43.7kg Beltex from Newton of Crathie, Ballater.
Like all centres this week and the stability of the Euro questionable all classes of hoggs were easier on the week. The best export types still sold away at decent rates. A smaller number of ewes were on offer selling away at comparable rates on the week.
Leading prices per head and kg.
Suf – £87 Auchairn, Aultmore, 202p West Greenland, Castletown; SufX - £85 Auchairn, Aultmore, 188p 49 High Street, Turriff; Tex - £92 Auchnarrow, Glenlivet, 213p West Greenland, Castletown; TexX - £91 x 2 The Score, Glenferness, Braehead, Huntly, 207p West Greenland, Castletown, Newton of Crathie, Ballater; Cont - £90 Auchairn, Aultmore, The Score, Glenferness, 206p Wardhead, Strichen; Chev - £90 Biggins, Wick, 209p West Greenland, Castletown; Mule - £86 Honeysuckle Cottage, Grange, 187p Strichen Mains, Strichen; BF - £74.50 Newtonbrae, Newmill, 184p Hillhead of Mornish, Glenlivet; Bel - £89 The Parks, Rothiemay, 205p Overhill, Rothienorman; Llyen - £89 Newton of Crathie, Ballater, Auchairn, Aultmore, 200p Overhill, Rothienorman; Char - £90 The Score, Glenferness, 203p West Greenland, Castletown; CharX - £88 Newton of Crathie, Ballater, 199p Sinsharnie, Cairnie.
Suf – £95 Fridayhill, Maud; SufX - £81 Biggins, Wick; Tex - £106 Knockanrioch, Knockando; TexX - £94 Berryleys, Grange; Cont - £92 Berryleys, Grange; Chev - £110 Biggins, Thurso; Mule - £90 Moss-side, Dunphail; BF - £67 Raws, Dufftown; Chev - £100 Biggins, Wick: RAMS – Chev - £80 Biggins, Wick; BF - £80 – Tombreackachie, Glenlivet.
United Auctions (Thursday 22nd January) sold 302 cattle at their sale
Blks (156) sold to average 245.8p per kg selling to a top of 295.4p per kg for B LimX’s from Easter Corrie, Drummuir and to £1500 for SimX’s from Ladybank, Inverkeithny.
Hfrs (87) sold to average 222.6p per kg selling to a top of 287p per kg for BLimX from Barnyards of Badenyouchers, Cornhill and to £1310 for LimX from Poolside, Rothiemay.
OTMs (59) sold to average 137.5p per kg selling to £1180 for SimX from Corskie, Garmouth and to 164p per kg for AAX from Eastfield, Ballater.
Store hoggets sold to £70 for SufX from Hillside, Boyndie.
Leading prices per head and per kilo
Blks: 251-300kg – £740, 269.10p Dalbeallie, Knockando; 301-350kg - £1000, 295.4p Easter Corrie, Botriphnie; 351-400kg - £1070 Barnyards of Badenyouchers, 272.3p Easter Corrie, Botriphnie; 401-450kg - £1160 Auchinclech, Grange, 280.5p Cluseburn, Inverbervie; 451-500kg - £1240 Easter Corrie, Botriphnie, 272.5p Barnyards of Badenyouchers, Cornhill; 501-550kg - £1320, 239.6p Nethermill, Grange; 551-600kg - £1400 235.3p Wester Laggan, Dulnain Bridge; 601-650kg - £1405, 232.2p Poolside, Rothiemay; 651-700kg - £1500, 214.3p Ladybank, Inverkeithny.
Hfrs: 251-300kg – £700, 237.3p Dalbeallie, Knockando; 301-350kg - £990, 287p Barnyards of Badenyouchers, Cornhill; 351-400kg £940, 244p Cluseburn, Inverbervie; £1135, 267.1p Cluseburn, Inverbervie; 451-500kg - £1055 Mains of Auchriachan, Tomintoul, 225.8p Dorsincilly, Ballater; 501-550kg - £1190, 223.7p Knockanrioch, Knockando; 551-600kg - £1310, 222p Poolside Cottage, Rothiemay; 601-650kg - £1300, 213.1p Poolside, Rothiemay.
OTMs: AA - £1150 Eastfield Farm, Ballater; 161.3p Dalbeallie, Knockando; CH - £1090, 131.3p Raws, Dufftown; Lim - £1000 Cobbleheugh Farms, Dinnet, 143.9p Knockanrioch, Knockando; Sal - £1030, 148p Eastfield Farm, Ballater; Sim - £1180, 157.5p Corskie, Elgin; SH - £1090. 150.3p Eastfield Farm, Ballater