United Auctions (Thursday 19th January 2017) sold 312 store and OTM cattle. A show of all sorts of store cattle saw many yearlings in particular selling at premium rates with these sorts well up on average compared with the same sale last year.
BLKS (143) sold to average 226.2p per kg selling to a top of 274.1p per kg for 270kg LimX’s from 1 Stilligary, South Uist. Top gross being £1360 for a CharX from Whinbrae, Huntly.
HFRS (127) sold to an average 215.7p per kg. Selling to a top of 242.3p per kg for 163kg LimX from 3 Hougharry, Lochmaddy. Top gross being £1180 for a SimX from Floors, Grange.
OTMS (42) sold to average 122.85p per kg. top price of the day went to a limx from the Bush farm, Aberlour and realised £1180. Top p per kg was achieved by Glenrinnes Est, 177.4p per kg for a Sim. All classes of cows realised a brisk trade throughout.
BLKS – Up to 250kg - £470, 242.3p 3 Hougharry, Lochmaddy; 251-300kg - £760 Broadland, Cairnie, 274.1p 1 Stilligary, South Uist; 301-350kg - £855 Wrangham, Colpy, 255p Wester Elchies, Aberlour; 351-400kg - £960 Slydie, Sauchen, 247.2 Essil, Garmouth; 401-450kg - £110 Upper Blairnain, Aberlour, 253.6p Bainshole, Huntly; 451-500kg - £1130 Aldourie, Dores, 245.7p Upper Blairnain, Aberlour; 501-550kg - £1230, 234.3p Castlehill, Blackdam; 551-600kg - £1295, 219.3p Whinbrae, Huntly; 601-650kg £1360, 217.6p Whinbrae, Huntly.
HFRS – Up to 250kg - £560, 242.3p 3 Hougharry Lochmaddy; 251-300kg - £650 Broadland, Cairnie, 229.1p 138 Stillgary, Lochboisdale; 301-350kg - £790 slydie, Sauchen, Inverurie, 231.8p 1 Stilligary, South Uist; 351-400kg - £910 Upper Blairnain, Aberlour, 239.2p Easter Corrie, Botriphnie; 401-540kg - £965 Upper Blairnain, Aberlour, 230p, Little Cantly, Grange; 451-500kg - £1100, 222.2p Nethermills, Grange; 501-550kg - £1160, 216.8p Little Cantly, Grange; 551-600kg - £1180, 212.6p Floors Farm, Grange.
OTMS - Sim - £1100 Glenrinnes Est, Dufftown 144.2p Auchairn, Aultmore; BS - £1070 Glenrinnes Est, Dufftown, 160.7p, Auchairn, Aultmore; Simx - £1040 Broadland, Cairnie 138.2p Auchairn, Aultmore; Limx - £1000 Bush Farm, Aberlour, 159.5p Auchairn, Aultmore; AA - £990 Glenrinnes Est, Dufftown, 131p Auchairn, Aultmore; SH - £980 Glenrinnes Est, Dufftown, 150.7p Auchairn, Aultmore; CH - £980 103 Carnan, Eochdar 133.8p Upper Blairnain, Aberlour; LIM - £970, 139.6p Carnach, Knockando.
United Auctions (Wednesday 18th January 2017) sold 1799 prime sheep.
Old season lambs (1224) to 191p per kg for 39kg Beltex from Craigieview, Aberchirder and to £84 for 56.4kg char from Culhay, Alford.
An increased number of hoggs forward cashed in at comparable rates on the week. The ewes also realised a similar trade. Over fat and BF ewes still prove to be the hardest commodity to sell. Big lean continental types were short of requirements.
Leading prices per head and kg.
Suf – £79.50 Bogenhilt, 174p Craigwillie/Wardhead; Tex - £82 Newbigging, 185p Upper Towie; TexX - £79 Gladhill, 183p Upper Towie; Cont - £80 Broadband, 182p Aswanley; Chev - £78.50 Wardhead, 182p Glencorrie; Mule - £73.50 Upper Tilathrowie, 165p Ord; BF -£70 Raws, 171p Glencorrie; Bel - £80 Raws, 191p Craigieview; Zwar - £83 x 2 Parks, 178p Wardhead; Char - £81 Parks, 180p Wardhead; CharX - £82 Culhay, 180p Overhill.
EWES (575) Suf - £91 Kennieshillock; SufX - £90 Kennieshillock; Tex - £96 Gladhill; TexX - £90 QUarryhead; Cont - £89 Ternemny; Chev - £89 Sinsharnie; Mule - £65 Sinsharnie; BF - £43 Rhindhu; Cross - £85.50 x 2 Gladhill; Bel - £94 Floors