United Auctions (Monday 26th September 20160 sold 707 suckled calves at their Perth show and sale and also had forward 5773 store lambs and feeding sheep.
Bullocks (410) averaged 233.50p (-7.1p on the year) to 272.90p per kg for a 370kg LimX from Coilavoulin and £1260 for a 552kg LimX from Monzie Farms.
Heifers (297) averaged 235.90p to (+3.1p on the year) to 337.90p per kg for a 438kg LimX from Newton of Logierait and £1560 for a 548kg LimX from Pittentian.
Leading prices per head and per kg:
Bullocks: 251-300kgs- Cloquhat Farms £710, 248.20p; 301-350kgs- Cloquhat £860, West Shawtonhill 253.00p; 351-400kgs – Newton of Logierait £1050, Coilavoulin 272.90p; 401-450kgs – Loanhead of Duchally £1110, 262.40p; 451-500kgs – Ballechin Farms £1190, Newton of Logierait 253.30p; 501-550kgs – Newton of Logiearit £1230, Ballechin 239.10p; 551-600kgs – Monzie Farms £1260, 228.30p.
Heifers: 251-300kgs- Cloquhat £650, 225.70p 301-350kgs – West Shawtonhill £830, Glenkilrie 242.20pp; 351-400kgs –Newton of Logierait £1050, Monzie Farms 267.40p; 401-450kgs – Newton of Logierait £1480, 337.90p; 451-500kgs – Newton of Logierait £1500, 313.80p 501-550kgs – Newton of Logierait £1560, Pittentian 284.70p; 551-600kgs Golland £1140, 202.10p.
Prize list judged by Scott Watson, Carnoustie.
Champion – J Robertson & Co, Newton of Logierait £1500, 478kgs Reserve Champion - J Robertson & Co, Newton of Logierait £1480, 438kgs
Single stot calf
1st Monzie Farms £1260, 552kgs
2nd J Robertson & Co, Newton of Logierait £1160, 458kgs 3rd Ballechin Farms £1210, 506kgs
Single heifer calf
1st J Robertson & Co, Newton of Logierait £1500, 478kgs 2nd J Robertson & Co, Newton of Logierait £1480, 438kgs 3rd J Robertson & Co, Newton of Logierait £1150, 456kgs
Pen of 4 stots
1st Ballechin Farms £1190, 477kgs
2nd J Robertson & Co, Newton of Logierait £1150, 469kgs 3rd Monzie Farms £1170, 466kgs
Pen of 4 heifers
1st Monzie Farms £1180, 456kgs
2nd J Robertson & Co, Newton of Logierait £1060, 421kgs 3rd J Robertson & Co, Newton of Logierait £1070, 419kgs
Champion Pen of 4 Lim calves
Ballechin Farms (blks) £1190, 477kgs
Champion Limousin Calf – J Robertson & Co, Newton of Logierait £1500, 478kgs Champion Charolais calf – Monzie Farms £1090, 472kgs
UA also had forward 5773 store lambs and feeding sheep.
BTexX £69.47 (+£3.03 on the week)
SuffX £62.15 (-£1.92 on the week)
TexX £59.58 (-£3.20 on the week)
Mule £57.55 (+£1.15p on the week)
ChevX £55.08 (+£3.23 on the week)
BF £44.01 (+0.57p on the week)
Blairgorm (SuffX) £71.50; Culteuchar (BTexX) £70.50; Balvie (TexX) £70.00; Rossieochil (Suff) £68.00; Newbigging (BTexX) £67.00; Balirgorm (TexX) £65.50; Remony (TexX) £65.00; Birch Lane & Ballinluig (Suff) £64.50; Balirgorm (Mule) £63.00; Knowes, Craigbrock & Malling £62.50; Shields £62.00; West Deloraine (ChevX) £61.00; Tombreck (BF) £55.50; Wester Jawcraig (Chev) £55.00; Auchnafree (BF) £54.00; Leithen Water (BF) £53.50.
United Auctions (Saturday 24th September 2016) had 341 breeding cattle and a catalogue entry of 7492 at their annual sale of BF & Chev draft ewes, gimmers and stock ewes. Top in the Blackface ewe section was a pen of 20 ewes consigned by E MacMillan, Lurg realising £580 per head and purchased jointly by O’Brannigan and Stroanbrack Farms Ltd, Co Tyrone. The gimmer section was topped by Dalchirla Farms Ltd selling a pen of 10 at £600 and purchased by C Phillips, Draperstown.
Dalfask £1180 & £1080 (Sim) £1080; Henderston (SalX) £1000; Fallside (BLim) £1000; West Tarbrax (BB) £990.
Heifers and Calves
West Thomaston (BBX & HCF) £3700; West Thomaston (BBX & Lim BCF) £3400; West Thomaston (BBX & BCF) £3200; Pitcairn (LimX & HCF) £3150 & £3050; The Ross (ContX & BCF) £2800 & £2700; The Ross (ContX & HCF) £2750 & £2650; Crosshouse (LimX & AA BCF) £2700;Crosshouse (LimX & AAHCF) £2550 & £2450; Parkhouse (LimX & HCF) £2500 & £2400; Corscaplie (LimXFr & BCF) £2450 x3; West park (SimX & HCF) £2350.
In Calf Cows & Heifers
Middleton (SimX) £1450, £1380, £1320; Derculich (SalX) £1400, £1250.
Cows and Calves
Saddlebank (BBX & HCF) £2700 & £2650; Saddlebank (BBX cows & BCF) £2550 & £2150; Middleton (SimX & BCF) £2450; Derculich (SalX & BCF) £2400 & £2350 & £2300 & £2250; Dercullich (SalX & HCF) £2300 & £2250; Middleton (SimX & HCF) £2150 & £2100.
Saddlebank (Lim) £4100; Derculich (Sim) £1800.
Heifers bred in S.Ireland
ContX heifer & Calf
1st McAllister, West Thomarston £3200
2nd McAllister, West Thomarston £3700
Pair of Heifers with calves
1st McAllister, West Thomarston £3050, £2900.
CBF Trophy Overall Champion Irish
McAllister, West Thomarston £3200
Home Bred Heifer & Calf
1st Malone, Pitcairn £3150
2nd McAllister, West Thomarston £3400
Pair of Home bred heifers & calves
1st Malone, Pitcairn £3000, £2900
2nd McFadzean, Woodhead of Mailer £2800, £2600
Overall Average ewes £79.50 (-+£11.57 on the year)
Acc BF ewes £77.21 (+£3.18 on the year)
Non Acc BF ewes £81.66 (+£20.86 on the year)
Acc BF gimmers £103.56 (+£44.48 on the year)
Non Acc BF gimmers £137.50 (+£40.64 on the year)
Other Leading Prices
Acc BF ewes
West Bracklinn £135, Glenfernate £114, Crosswoodhill £94
Non Acc BF ewes
Glenrinnes Farms £108, Outerwards £98, North Amulree £92
Acc BF gimmers
Glenfernate £150, Dall £150, Letar £132. Merkins £130
Non Acc BF gimmers
Dalchirla £450 & £400, Lurg £380 & £220, Connachan £200, Dukes Road £180, Outerwards £135,
United Auctions (Thursday 22nd September 2016) sold 6077 Prime Sheep including 3775 lambs selling to an average of 170.08p/kg, and 2322 ewes and rams.
Lambs (3775) Doune Farms (BTex) £95; Hill of Errol (Tex) £92; Keil & Flush (Suff) £88.50; Lathrones (Char) £86.00; Doune Farms (Mule) £76; Plains (BF) £64.50.
Lambs (3775) Goddens & Doune Farms (BTex) 204p; Kinburn (Tex) 200p; Kinloch (Suff) 185p; Westpark (Char) 176p; Fullerton (Mule) 164p; Lumbreoch (BF) 152p.
Ewes & Tups (2398)- South Brownhill (Suff) £89.50; Polquhairn & Wester Balgair (Tex) £89.50; Castlecary Mill (Cont) £80.00; Lettre (Chev) £70.00; Lude (Chev/Mule) £69.50; Flush, Forest, Polquhairn & South Brownhill (Mule) £67.50; Heriot Mill (Mule) £57.50.
Tups (75)- Wester Balgair (Tex) £115.
United Auctions (Wednesday 21st September 2016) sold 1746 store cattle. Also 183 cast cows and forward cattle.
Bullocks (920)- averaged 212.36p to 257.20p per kg for a 260kg AAX from Killean Est and £1370 for a 645kg CHX from Beild.
B & W Bullocks (145)- averaged 139.42p to 173.10p per kg for a 546kg HOX from Thomarston and £945 for a 546kg BFX from Thomarston.
Heifers (681)- averaged 206.99p to 263.50p per kg for a 315kg BRBX from Yester Mains and £1290 for a 627kg CHX from Beild.
Cast Cows (183)- averaged 119.53p to 191ppk for a BRBX from Crawfordwall and £1490 for a BRBX from Crawfordhall.
Dairy Cows (24)- averaged 85.65p to 122.00p pk for a HFX from Barclye and £875 for a HOX from Bandirran.
Forward Cattle (12)- averaged 158.70p to 180.50p per kg for a SimX from Ormsary and £1170 for an LimX from Craigbarnet.
Bullocks: 251-300kgs- Killean Est £750, 257.20p; 301-350kgs- Letham £840, 240.00p; 351-400kgs – Downan £915, Carslae 243.30p; 401-450kgs- Garvald Mains £1050, Carslae 238.10p; 451-500kgs- Farden £1145, 231.30p; 501-550kgs-East Buchanty £1195, Farden 224.50p; 551-600kgs- Hangingshaw £1310, Farden 222.80p; 601-650kgs- Beild £1370, East Buchanty 216.20p; 651-700kgs- East Buchanty £1350, 203.9p.
Heifers: 251-300kgs- Coalheughglen £635, 217.50p; 301-350kgs- Yestermains £830, 263.50p; 351-400kgs- Carslae £910, 238.20p; 401-450kgs- Eastfield £1040, Garvald Mains 236.50p; 451-500kgs- Ormsary £1080, 231.30p; 501-550kgs- Glenpark £1160, Eastfield 218.10p; 551-600kgs- Eastfield £1240, 222.20p; 601-650kgs- Beild £1290, 205.70p
£ per head- Crawfordwall (BRB) £1490; Monzie (Lim) £1410; Beeches (Sim) £1270; Wester Bleaton (CH) £1150; Aberdona Mains (AA) £1130; Monzie (Cont) £1110.
Ppk- Crawfordwall (BRB) 191p; Monzie (Lim) 165.10p; Bughtknowes (BS) 160.80p; Beeches (Sim) 147.10p; Wester Bleaton (CH) 145.60p; Monzie (Cont) 139.80p.
£ per head- Gaisland £1130; East Borland £995.
Ppk- East Borland 97.20p; South Ridgehill 93.70p.
United Auctions (Tuesday 20 September 2016) had a catalogue entry of 8793 breeding sheep at their 2nd sale of Scotch Mule ewe lambs and gimmers also 2nd sale of BF ewe lambs
Top price of the day in Scotch Mule ewe lambs section went to G Donald, North Deanhead at £155 per head to Croy Cunningham Farms. The gimmer section topped at £180 from C M Reid, Borland, purchased by M/s Galbraith, Upper Kinneil.
Scotch Mule Ewe lambs £82.90 (+£8.38 on the year)
Scotch Mule Gimmers £135.33 (+£29.05 on the year)
BF Ewe lambs £50.28 (-0.16p on the year)
TexX Gimmers £122.62 (+£41.86 on the year)
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United Auctions (Monday 19 September 2016) sold 1008 suckled calves at their first show and sale also forward 7322 store and feeding sheep.
Bullocks (711) averaged 227.55p (-5.75p on the year) to 278.30p per kg for a 424kg LimX from Low Dunashery and £1300 for a 600kg CHX from Wester Middleton.
Heifers (536) averaged 221.87p (-4.53p on the year) to 382.80p per kg for a 418kg LimX from Lawhead and £1600 for a 418kg LimX from Lawhead.
Prize list judged by John Graham, Mains of Burnbank
Champion; M/s Orr & Partners, Lawhead 418kg £1600
Reserve Champion; R Currie, Low Dunashery 424kg £1180
1st Ross Farms, Wester Middleton 484kgs £1190
1st DW Semple, Dippen 484kgs £1180
2nd Ross Farms, Wester Middleton 424kgs £1080
3rd Ross Farms, Wester Middleton 426kgs £1090
1st R Currie, Low Dunashery 424kgs £1180
2nd R Warnock, High Bent 338kgs
3rd R Warnock, High Bent 428kgs £1090
1st M/s Orr & Partners, Lawhead 418kgs £1600
2nd DW Semple, Dippen 446kgs £1100
3rd JJ & C MacCallum, Strathnafanaig 448kgs £1070
Any other breed Bullock
1st J McGarva, Nether Abington 578kgs £1260
2nd JJ & C MacCallum, Strathnafanaig 484kgs £1100
3rd JJ & C MacCallum, Strathnafanaig 416kgs £1080
Pen of 4 bullocks
1st Ross Farms, Wester Middleton 516kgs £1180
2nd J McGarva, Nether Abington 521kgs £1160
3rd Ross Farms, Wester Middleton 513kgs £1210
Pen of 4 heifers
1st Ross Farms, Wester Middleton 462kgs £1110
2nd Ross Farms, Wester Middleton 441kgs £1070
McKerral Cup for Best Knapdale and Kintyre Calf; R Currie, Low Dunashery (Lim blk) 424kgs £1180
H Davidson & Sons Cup best pen of 4 calves; Ross Farms, Wester Middleton 516kgs £1180
Leading prices per head and per kg:
Bullocks: Up to 250kgs- Killervan £530, 219.90p; 251-300kgs- Croy Cunningham £650, 239.00p; 301-350kgs- Low Dunashery £905, 264.60p; 351-400kgs – Middle Ballat £1000, Point 269.00p; 401-450kgs – Low Dunashery £1180, 278.30p; 451-500kgs – Wester Middleton £1190, 245.90p 501-550kgs –Wester Middleton £1210, 235.90p; 551-600kgs – Wester Middleton £1300, Nether Abington 218.00p.
Heifers: 251-300kg – Wester Borland £740, 246.70p; 301-350kgs – Gribloch £820, 233.60p; 351-400kgs – Low Dunashery £1000, 280.90p; 401-450kgs – Lawhead £1600, 382.80p; 451-500kgs – Dippen £1180, 243.80p, 501-550kgs – Macharioch £1070, 213.10p; 601-650kgs- Bridge House £1190, 196.40p.
United Auctions also had forward 7322 store lambs and feeding sheep.
BTexX lambs £66.44 (+£1.58p) on the week
TexX lambs £62.78 (-0.93p) on the week
Mule lambs £56.40 (-0.85p) on the week
Chev lambs £51.85 (-£4.29p) on the week
BF lambs £43.44 (+0.23p) on the week
SuffX lambs £64.07 (+£1.98) on the week
Ballikinrain (BTex) £75.00; Monzie (BTexX) £73.00; Carroglen (BTexX) £72.00; Borenich (TexX) £71.00; Drumharrow (TexX) £70.50; Craigannet (TexX) £70.00; Toraston (Mule) £70.00; Arileod (ChevX) £70.00; Drumharrow & Outerston (SuffX) £66.50; Outerston (Mule) £65.50; Herbertshaw & Swallowbrae (Suff) £65.00; Old House of Orchil (Suff) £64.50; Newbigging (Mule) £63.50; Borenich (Chev) £63.00; Wester Jawcraig (Chev) £60.00; Smiddy Cottage & Merkins (BF) £58.00; Spittalhill £51.00; Killernie (BF) £50.00.
United Auctions Stirling (Saturday 17th September 2016) had a catalogue entry of 1063 rams, ram lambs and Blue Leicester females at their annual ram sale. The top price of the day went to M/s Campbell, Claylands with a BFL shearling at £2,200 purchased by M/s Struthers, Gribloch.
The Texel section was topped at £1100 consigned by R Close and purchased by A Armour, Lossit.
The Beltex’s were topped at £950 from J Buchan, Torrax and bought by M/s Strachan, Shawtonhill.
Suffolks were topped at £800 consigned by M/s Bryce, Chalmertone and purchased by R Allison, Lesserlin.
Suffolk rams £424.19 (+£51.35 on the year)
Texel rams £516.37 (+£50.12 on the year)
BFL rams £601.64 (+£60.54 on the year)
Beltex rams £607.14 (+£85.89 on the year)
Suffolk ram lambs £188 (+£29.25 on the year)
BFL ram lambs £271.92 (+£37.48 on the year)
Texel ram lambs £297.50 (+£86.39 on the year)
Full sale report and averages
United Auctions (Monday 12th September 2016) had forward a catalogue entry of 11467 store lambs, breeding and feeding.
SuffX las - £62.09 (-2.80) on the week
TexX las - £63.71- (63.71) on the week
BTexX las- £64.86 (-0.06) on the week
Chev las - £58.14 (+2.53) on the week
Mule las - £57.25 (-1.40) on the week
BF - £43.21 (-2.19) on the week
SuffX las - £72.77 (+6.76) on the year
TexX las - £80.04 (+5.61) on the year
Chev/Mule - £68.00
Low Craigton (SuffX) £66.50; Easter Lumbennie (SuffX) £65.00; Malling (SuffX) £64.50; Auldhall (TexX) £75; Drumla (TexX) £71.50; Knowhead (TexX) £70.50; Shenlarich & Hillhead (BTexX) £70.50; Craigannet (BTexX) £68; Auchenflower (BTexX) £67.00; Craigbarnet Mains (CharX) £68.50; Wester Cloquhat (Chev) £64; Parbroath (Chev) £63.50; Lude (Chev) £63; Dalfoil (Mule) £64.50; Over Newton (Mule) £62.50; Hillhead (Mule) £60.50; Millhouse (BF) £65.00; Todholes (BF) £57.00; Merkins & Glencorse (BF) £55.00.
Knowes (SuffX) £92.00; Rossieochill (SuffX) £82.00; Low Craigton (SuffX) £78.00; Wedderlie (TexX) £118.00; Bankfoot (TexX) £102.00; East Laggan (TexX) £85.00; Sunhope (Chev/Mule) £88.00.
Also sold were 963 gimmers and stock ewes and breeding tups. Texel Gimmers sold to a top of £240 from J Allison, Easton.
TexX - £172 – Kirkhill
Chev/Mule - £145 – Sunnybrae
Mule- £136 – Saddlebank
Tex - £140 twice– Kirkhill (1 Crop)
Tex – £128 – Kirkhill (2 Crop)
Mule - £122 – Saddlebank (2 Crop)
Mule - £116 – Saddlebank (1 Crop)
Tex - £110 – Kirkhill (Reg ages)
United Auctions Stirling (12th September 2016) had forward 545 Lleyn females and 32 Lleyn tups at their annual show and sale.
The show was judged by John Blakey, Netherton Northside, Thropton, Morpeth.
Lleyn gimmers averaged £160.45
Ewe lambs averaged £99.41.
Champion pen of gimmers being awarded to John Harrison, Lockerbie selling to £165 to Carmont Valley Livestock. Second place was awarded to J A & R G Eldard making £270 to M Anderson Farming.
1st place pen of Ewe lambs were awarded to J Graham & Sons, Greenshields selling to £110 to Urquhart, Soutra. The second place pen went to Farmstock Genetics and sold for £110 to Younger, Old Leckie.
Lleyn Tups averaged £456.25
Champion was awarded to W G Henderson, Nether Toucks and sold for 550gns.
Reserve champion was from M/s Johnson, Bensfield and was sold for 800gns.
Top price tups
R Johnston, Bensfield 800gns
Laga Farms 700gns
R Johnston, Bensfield 650gns
United Auctions (Wednesday 7th September 2016) sold 1197 store cattle also 157 cast cows and forward cattle.
Bullocks (669)- averaged 216.37p to 260.00p per kg for a 325kg LimX from Easterton and £1310 for a 621kg AAX from Balgreggie.
B & W Bullocks (173)- averaged 143.76p to 162.80p per kg for a 470kg BFX from Midhouse and £860 for a 546kg BFX from Balegreggan.
Heifers (455)- averaged 211.98p to 261.20p per kg for a 356kg CHX from Pokellyhill and £1270 for a 574kg LimX from Bencloich.
Cast Cows (112)- averaged 129.84p to 188.30ppk for a LimX from Newton of Logierait and £1350 for a LimX from Newton of Logierait.
Dairy Cows (11)- averaged 100.05p to 119.20ppk for a BFX from East Bangour and £895 for a BFX from East Bangour.
Forward Cattle (6)- averaged 156.90p to 197.70p per kg for an AAX from Wester Culbowie and £1230 for an AAX from Wester Culbowie.
Bullocks: Up to 250kgs- Balnagleck £265, 123.30p; 251-300kgs- Poltalloch £740, 250.00p; 301-350kgs- Matinley Farms £910, Easterton 260.00p; 351-400kgs – Poltalloch £970, Ashfield 251.40p; 401-450kgs- Succothmore £1110, Drumtee 248.20p; 451-500kgs- Cowans £1120, 237.30p; 501-550kgs-Glenartney £1225, West Flakefield 235.10p; 551-600kgs- Bencloich £1230, Balgreggie 218.50p; 601-650kgs- Balgreggie £1310, Glenartney 215.50p.
Heifers: Up to 250kgs- Pokellyhill £440, 203.70p; 251-300kgs- Drumoider £680, 237.80p; 301-350kgs- Nether Dalkeith £840, 252.30p; 351-400kgs- Laighpark £990, Pokellyhill 261.20p; 401-450kgs- Ladybank £1050, Succothmore 234.10p; 451-500kgs- Ladybank £1160, Laighpark 243.40p; 501-550kgs- Sandilands £1160, 228.80p; 551-600kgs- Bencloich £1270, 221.30p; 601-650kgs- Crookedstonemuir £1160, 190.80p.
£ per head- Newton of Logierait (Lim) £1350; Carwood (CH) £1330; Graystale (Sim) £1210; Carwood (SD) £1130; Muirsland (Cont) £1070; Golland (STX) £1050; Pokellyhill (AA) £985.
Ppk- Newton of Logierait (Lim) 188.30p; Carwood (CH) 158.00p; Carwood (SD) 157.80p; Forneth (SH) 155.40p; Muirsland (Cont) 151.60p; Golland (STX) 146.60p; Forneth (Sim) 145.80p; Pokellyhill (AA) 132.40p.
United Auctions (Monday 5th September 2016) had forward 10444 store lambs and feeding sheep including Blackface store lamb show. Judges by A Coventry, New Barns and sponsored by Blackface Sheep Breeders Association.
1st prize M/s Bennie, Merkins and purchased by M/s Braes, Burnshot for a pen of 44 realising £68.
2nd M/s McClymont, Kirkstead - £66.50
3rd M/s Malcom, Cromlix - £66
BF - £45.40 (+1.97) on the week
BTexX - £64.92 (-0.90) on the week
SuffX - £64.89 (+2.37) on the week
TexX - £62.54 (+1.18) on the week
ChevX - £55.61 (-0.68) on the week
Mule - £58.65 (+2.53) on the week
Monzie (BTexX) £71.50; Greenhill (BTexX) £68.00; Topps (BTexX) £65.50; Ballymenach (SuffX) £79.00; Knowes (SuffX) £77.00; Auchenhew (SuffX) £70.00; Ronnachan, Lenamhor & Island View (TexX) £73.00; Monzie (TexX) £71.00; Ballochgraggan (TexX) £70.50; Craigannet (ChevX) £67.50; Monzie (ChevX) £65.00; Rossieochil (ChevX) £62; Ballymenach (Mule) £63.50; Sheddock (Mule) £63.00; Lossit (Mule) £62.00.
United Auctions (Saturday 3rd September 2016) had a catalogue entry of 10548 breeding sheep at their annual show and sale of Scotch Mule and Blackface ewe lambs. The sale was sponsored by J Cooper & Co. Haulage Contractors, Gartocharn and was judged by Mr A Sim, Parks of Aldie who awarded the championship to D Gray, Drumnessie and realised £168 per head. These were purchased by Mr G Smith, Towiemore.
Acc Scotch Mule ewe lambs £95.88 (+£7.67 on the year)
NonAcc Scotch Mule ewe lambs £95.61 (+£7.79 on the year)
Acc Blackface ewe lambs £71.09 (+£13.48 on the year)
Non Acc Blackface ewe lambs £70.76 (+£6.24 on the year)
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