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Livestock Sales Reports - Huntly

United Auctions (Thursday 12th October 2017) sold 154 Store and Breeding cattle. 

Bullocks averaged 208.8p selling to a top of £1320 for a Lim from Cairnfield, Fintry or 242p for AA from Dalnavert, Kincraig

Heifers averaged 203.93p grossing at £935 for Lim from Bauchlaw or 232.1p for Lim from Braehead Farm, Drummuir.

6p for AAX from Dalnavert, Kincraig.

BLKS – Up to 250kg - £510, 242.9p Dalnavert, Kincraig; 251-300kg - £640, 232.7p Dalnavert, Kincraig; 301-350kg- £745 212.9p Croft Point, Knockando; 351-400kg - £910, 243p Braeholm, East Drummond; 401-450kg - £965, 216.9p Bauchlaw, Banff; 451-500kg - £1040, 212p Bauchlaw, Banff; 501-550kg - £1200, 220p Braeholm, East Drummond; 551-600kg - £116-, 205p Cairnfield, Fintry; 651-700kg - £1000, 198p Cairnfield, Fintry

HFR: 301-350kg - £780, 232.1p Anside, Drummuir; 351-400kg - £880, 222.2p Dalnavert, Kincraig; 401-450kg - £910, 226.3p Dalnavert, Kincraig; 451-500kg - £900 Easter Coxton, Lhanbryde, 188.9p Bauchlaw, Banff; 

Breeding cattle sold to a top of £2400 for a pure British Shorthorn with a heifer calf at foot from Heatheryfield, Cairnie.  Bulls sold to £1550 for a British Shorthornfrom the same home.

Principle Prices

British Shorthorn with heifer calf £2350, £2220, £2050 Heatheryfield, Cairnie

British Shorthorn with bullock calf £2050 Heathery, Cairnie

In-calf British Shorthorn heifers sold to £1300 from Heatheryfield, Cairnie

Aberdeen Angus with bullock calf £1300 Oldtown, Keith

Aberdeen Angus with heifer calf £1260 Oldtown, Keith.


Huntly had a catalogued entry of 78 Tups at their second sale.  Topping the sale on two separate occasions were for Texel shearlings from Haugh, Ballindalloch and Tillyorn which realised £480.

Principle Prices

Texel Shearling

£450, £380, x 3, £350 x 2 Tillyorn, Lumphanan

Texel Lamb

£400, £300 Corsairtly, Keith

£380 North Dorlaithers

Charolais Lambs

£280 Corsairtly, Keith


£250 Boghead, Lumsden

Blueface Leicester

£300 South Garriochsford, Rothienorman

£300 Castlebrae, Aberchirder



United Auctions (Wednesday 11th October 2017) sold 1469 prime sheep.

New season lambs (770) sold to 177p for 42kg Tex from Wardhead, Strichen and to £93 for 61kg Cont from Daies, Wardhouse.

Lambs cashed in at comparable rates on the week. Ewes were also similar, heavy ewes were short of buyer’s requirements.

NSL – Suf – £88 Daies, 163p Glenrinnes/Wardhead; SufX - £87 Clashnoir, 162p Daies; Tex - £91 Daies, 173p Westside; TexX - £90 35 Main St/Wardhead, 170p Braco Park; Cont - £87 Drumburn/Millbethill/Clashnoir, 168p Glenrinnes;Chev - £83 Scarmclate, 161p Burn of Aultmore; Mule - £80 Honeysuckle Cottage, 152p St Johns Wells/Tombreakachie/ Followsters; BF - £78 Newtonbrae, 152p Tombreakachie;Bel - £80,174p Glenrinnes; CharX - £85, 167p  Honeysuckle Cottage.

EWES (699) Suf – £110 52 Conval Street; SufX - £102 North Dorlaithers; Tex - £96 Ditchead; TexX - £95 Auchorachan; Cont - £92 Little Millbrex; Mule - £70 Cairnborrow; BF - £45.50 Auchorachan; Cross - £88 Ditchead; CHM - £75 35 Main Street; Char - £90 North Dorlaithers/52 Conval Street.


United Auctions (Thursday 5th October 2017) sold 2944 store sheep.

Store lambs (1121) sold to £72.50 for Continental from Blairdinnie, Gartly

Ewe lambs (420) sold to £82 for Mules from Aldunie, Cabrach

Gimmers (401) sold to £110 for Mules from Whitehill, Cairnie and 2 Balloch View, Grange

Ewes (1002)

Today saw Glenavon Estate disperse their flock of Blackface ewes and like all centres buyers were cautious, however the top end sold away at satisfactory rates.

Young ewes and ewe lambs were in particular demand.  Store lambs met a firm enquiry selling away at slightly increased values.

Store Lambs

Blackface - £48 Auchnerran

Cheviot - £66 148 West Helmsdale

Contiental - £62 Leith Hall Home Farm

Cross - £72 Blairindinnie

Mule - £59 Tombreck

Suffolk - £72 Blairindinnie

Texel - £66.50 Leith Hall Home Farm

Ewe Lambs

Blackface - £64, £63, £62 Glenavon Estate

Cheviot/Mule - £62 Tombreck

Mule - £80 Aldunie


United Auctions (Thursday 28th September 2017) sold 632 Weaned ,Stores, and OTM cattle at its principle Show  and Sale of weaned calves, which was  sponsored by A M Phillips Ltd . Judge for the day was Mr M Proctor, Little Forgue who found his champion in a 550kg CharX bullock from Auchnascraw, Ballindalloch which released at £1330 to Mr J Matthews, reserve champion was a 470kg LimX from Gaich Farms, Grantown on Spey which released at £1210 to Mr W Cameron.

“Well bred strong store cattle and weaned calves sold at premium rates, with many calves up per head on the previous years sale. However lighter store cattle having suffered from the recent adverse weather conditions met a more cautious demand”

OTMS sold to 131.5p per kg for a SimX cow.

Bullocks (370) sold to average 223.5p per kg selling to a top of 266.7 per kg for a 330kg LimX from Gaich Farms, Grantown on Spey. Top gross being £1355 for a 650kg CharX from Campdalemore, Tomintoul.

Heifers (258) sold to average 213.5per kg selling to a top of 236.2p per kg for a 470kg LimX from Hilton of Culsh, New Deer. Top gross being £1220 for a 525kg Char from Auchnascraw, Ballindalloch.

STS:Up to 250kg - £600, 260.90p Lynemore, Spey Bridge; 301-350kgs - ££880,266.70p Gaich , Grantown on Spey; 351-400kgs - £880 Hatton Cottage, Dallas, 223.7p Leschangie Lodge, Leschangie; 401-450kgs - £1135, 255.1p Loanhead, Logie Coldstone; 451-500kgs - £1225, 257.40p Gaich, Grantown on Spey; 501-550kgs - £1330, 241.80p Auchnascraw, Chapeltown; 551-600kgs - £1310, 236p Camdalemore, Tomintoul; 601-650kg - £1355 Camdalemore, Tomintoul, 215.1p Linkbraeheads, Portsoy; 651-700kg - £1320, 200p Nether Tillymaud, New Byth.

HFRS: 301-350KG - £740, 211.4P Easterton, Old Rayne; 351-400kg - £890, 224.20p Loanhead, Logie Coldstone; 401-450kg - £1000 Badentoul, Fordyce, 226.20p Netherton, Knock; 451-450kg - £1110, 236.20p Hilton of Culsh, New Deer; 501-550kg - £1220, 235.30p Auchnascraw, Chapeltown; 551-600kg - £1195,213.40p Hilton of Culsh, New Deer.



United Auctions (Saturday 23rd September 2017) sold a catalogued entry of 421 Rams at their Annual Show & Sale. 

Judging proceedings today lay in the hands of two experienced individuals, Mr C Stuart, Lettoch who judged the Suffolks and Texels and Mr P Stewart, Bomakelloch who took charge of the Blueface Leicester and Non MV classes. After much deliberation, the champion ticket was awarded to a Texel shearling from Mr C Gill, Rinaitin which realised £1200 selling to the judge Mr C Stuart, Lettoch. Reserve overall was awarded to the Blueface Leicester shearling of Mr R Neill, Broadleys, realising £1300 to the Blueface Leicester judge Mr P Stewart, Bomakelloch.  Another fantastic crowd was present at Huntly Mart,a brisk trade was seen throughout and the £1000 barrier was smashed on no fewer than 21 occasions

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United Auctions (Thursday 21st  September 2017) sold 3163 Breeding Sheep and store lambs. Gimmers both blackface and cross  (780) met a selective trade whilst ewes (652) were keenly bid for in comparison.  Ewe lambs (633) witnessed and abundance of Gimmering sorts forward which met a sound trade throughout. In the store lamb section (1098) both short and long keep lambs were keenly bid for, however like many other centres trade would be easier on the year.

Top Prices 

Blackface Gimmers

1 £128 Ashburn, Brechin

2 £110 x3 Ashburn, Biggins Wick, Tombreackachie Glenlivet

3 £105 Raws Farm, Dufftown

Mule Gimmers

1 £138 Towiemore, Drummuir

2 £135 Markethill, Glass

3 £130 x2 Markethill, Towiemore


£158 Rivestone, Kinnoir


1 £160 Rivestone, Kinnoir

2 £150 Meikle Begshill, Drumblade


1 £100 Tillyminate, Gartly


1 £88 Edingarioch, Premnay

Blackface Ewes-  £78 Rattray Estates

Cheviot/Mule - £78 Croftdhu, Tomatin


1 £88 Glenrinnes, Dufftown 

2 £85 Glenrinnes, Dufftown

3 £80 Auchnarrow, Glenlivet


1 £88 Croftdhu, Tomatin

2 £78 Auchnarrow, Glenlivet

Ewe Lambs


1 £113 Raws, Dufftown

2 £105 Raws, Dufftown

3 £103 Raws, Dufftown


1 £115 Dalrachie, Ballindalloch

2 £102 Honeysuckle, Grange

Cross  - £71 Blairindinnie, Gartly

Llyen - £66 Gallery Home Farm, Montrose

Store Lamb

Tex - £65 Greenland Mains, Castletown

TexX- £60 Greenland Mains, Castletown

Chev - £50 Granton Mains, Bower

Cross £58.50 32 Montgomery Place

Zwarble £57 Aldunie

Mule £57 Aldunie

Blackface £46.50 Woodside of Mosscorral


United Auctions (Thursday 14th September 2017) sold 123 Store and OTM cattle . 

HFRS (49) sold to average 212.8p per kg selling to a top of 231.9p per kg for a 470kg LLX from Upper Woodside, Rothiemay. Top gross being £1090 for a LMX from Upper Woodside, Rothiemay.

BLKS (53) sold to average 222.2p per kg selling to a top of 236.7p per kg for a 395kg LMX from Greencraig, Drybridge, . Top gross being £1155 for SimX from Whitehills, Grange.

OTMS (21) to average 135.9p per kg. selling to a top of 160.2p per kg for a 805kg LMX from Parrock, Rothiemay. Top gross being £1290 for a LMX from Parrock, Rothiemay, also for a AAX from Eastfield, Ballater.

BLKS – 351-400kg - £935, 236.7p Greencraig, Drybridge; 401-450kg - £990,227.6p Easter Coxton, Lhanbryde; 451-500kg - £1105, 232.6p Tombreck, Ballindalloch; 501-550kg - £1155, 222p Whitehill, Grange; 551-660kg - £1155, 200.9p Burnside, Marypark.

HFRS - 301-350kg - £790,225.7p Greencraig, Drybridge; 351-400kg - £865, Greencraig, Drybridge, 229.3p Meikle Kirkhill, Maud; 401-450kg - £945 Burnside, Marypark, 217.6p Easter Coxton, Lhanbryde; 451-500kg - £1090, 231.9p Upper Woodside, Rothiemay.

OTMS – AA - £1290, 152.90p Eastfield Farm, Ballater; AAX - £1070, 150.0p Eastfield Farm, Ballater; BS - £640,97.7p Auchingills Farm, Halkirk; BLG - £880, 129.6p Rhindhu, Chapettown; Lim - £1290, 160.2p Parrock, Rothiemay; Sim - £1020, 136p Followsters Farm, Keith


United Auctions (Saturday 9th September 2017) sold 6052 sheep at their Annual Show & Sale of Breeding Sheep sponsored by “Iain MacEachen Transport”, judging lay in the hands of two extremely capable individuals Mr D MacArthur, Mid Fleenas, Nairn who judged the mule gimmers and Mr G Smith, Towiemore, Drummuir who was in charge of placing the ewe lambs.

A tremendous show of breeding stock was presented to the largest ringside of buyers ever witnessed at this centre. Buyers from all over the North of Scotland and the central belt participated in a ferocious frenzy of bidding which ensured all classes of sheep sold exceeding vendors expectations.


Mule Gimmers (1837) averaged £137.60 (+£3 on the year)

Tex Gimmers (197) averaged £135.33 (-£2.31 on the year)

Llyen Gimmers (73) averaged £135.52

Principal Prices:

Mules Show List

1st Ballindalloch Home Farm £156

2nd Gordon Adamstone £150

3rd Matthew Whitelumbs £145

Mule: £158 Redhill, £155 Kinnermit, £150 Towiemore, Redhill, Adamstone,Kirkland x 3 £148 Towiemore, Ballindalloch HF, St Johns Wells, Adamstone, Logie.

Suff £150 Whitelumbs, Croftdhu

Tex - £165 Whitelumbs, Meikle Beggshills, £150 Dalrachie, £150 Dalrachie, £148 Whitelumbs

Llyen £154 Newton

HB £128 St Johns Wells

Mule Ewe Lambs

1st Hunter Wedderburn £130

2nd Glenrinnes Est £116

3rd Stewart Bomakelloch £128

Cheviot Mule Ewe Lambs

1st Forbes Dalrachie £132

2nd MacDonald Castle Grant £112

3rd Watt Dualts £111

Mule Ewe Lambs (1350) averaged £105.60

£130 Newton of Hassiewells, £128 Mill of Fowlis, £126 Bomakelloch, £125 Mill of Fowlis

Cheviot Mules (262) averaged £110.46, 

£116 Dalrachie; £112 Castle Grant Home Farm; £111 Dualts x2, £110 Harestone, Dalrachie, Honeysuckle Cottage.

Lleyn Ewe Lambs: £100 Ballintomb


Stirkoke Mains 

1 crop English Mules £112

2 crop English Mules £101

3 crop English Mules £105

4 crop English Mules £100

BMCB English Mules £78

Breeding Ewes: 

1 crop English Mules £115 Wardhead, £114 Wardhead

2 crop English Mules £110 Wardhead

3 crop English Mules £99 Overhill

1 crop Scotch Mules £120 Mains of Auchleuchries

2 crop Scotch Mules £106 Strichen Mains

3 crop Scotch Mules £102 Strichen Mains

Store Lambs: A packed ringside of buyers were present for the 1549 store lambs which incorporated a special section for Caithness sheep. All classes sold away to a sound trade.

Principal Prices:

Suff £60 Mains of Skeith

Tex £61.50 Dwarwick

TexX £59 Bush

Chev - £56 Ham Farm

Mule £55.50 19 Larel

Chev/Mule £60 Gaich

BF £45.50 Auchnerran

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