United Auctions (Monday 29th September 2014) sold 927 suckled calves at their Perth show and sale and also had forward 7085 Scotch Mule & ContX breeding sheep at their 2nd ewe lamb stock sheep sale.
Bullocks (523) averaged 244.3p (-27.5p on the year) to 275.8p per kg for a 475kg LimX from Newton of Logierait and £1400 for a 622 kg SimX from Prieston.
Heifers (404) averaged 230.6p to (-6.8p on the year) to 524.2p per kg for a 496kg LimX from Coilavoulin and £2600 for a 496kg LimX from Coilavoulin.
Leading prices per head and per kg:
Bullocks: 301-350kgs Lodgehill £850, Bridgehouse 251.5p; – 351-400kgs – Newton of Logierait £1040, 265.3p; 401-450kgs – Newton of Logierait £1200, Monzie Farm 267.7p; 451-500kgs – Newton of Logierait £1310, 275.8p; 501-550kgs – Monzie Farms £1370, 253.7p; 551-600kgs – Coilavoulin £1320, Monzie Farms 221.8p; 601-650kgs Prieston £1400, 225.1p
Heifers: 301-350kgs – Bridgehouse £800, 241pp; 351-400kgs –Headshaw £1010, Bridgehouse 275.3p; 401-450kgs – Ballechin £1230, Coilavoulin 283.7p; 451-500kgs – Coilavoulin £2600, 542.2p 501-550kgs – Ballechin Farms £1380, 273.3p; 551-600kgs Prieston £1310, 219.1p
Prize list judged by Eric Buchan, Glenisla.
Pen of 4 stots
1 Ballechin Farms £1300, 496kgs
2 Monzie Farms £1190, 488kgs
Pen of 4 heifers
1 Ballechin Farm £1230, 451kgs
2 J Robertson, Newton of Logierait £1190, 430kgs
Pen of Lim calves
1 Ballechin Farms £1300, 496kgs
Single stot calf
1 Monzie Farms £1280, 478kgs
2 Monzie Farms £1330, 538kgs
Single heifer calf
1 W Stevenson, Coilavoulin £2600, 496kgs
2 Monzie Farms £1180, 432kgs
Champion Charolais calf – A Doig, East Buchanty £1260, 508kgs
Champion – Monzie Farms £1280, 473kgs
Reserve - W Stevenson, Coilavoulin £2600, 496kgs
Breeding sheep (7085) UA had forward 7085 Scotch Mule & ContX breeding sheep at their 2nd ewe lamb stock sheep sale.
Scotch Mule ewe lambs £82.16 (+£8.18 on yr)
Scotch Mule gimmers £139.56 (+£22.09 on yr)
Tex X Gimmers £119.50 (+7.60 on yr)
Scotch Mule Ewe Lambs: North Denhead £130, £108; Drumnessie £98; Dyke £95; Kingledores & Burnhead £94.
TexX Ewe Lambs: Kerry Cottage £101
Scotch Mule Gimmers: Muirston & Drumtee £152, Inchie & Dounepark & Mains of Auchleuchries £150; Middlehill & Knocknaib £148,
TexX Gimmers: Drumtee £135; Cairnhill £130; Gillmeadowland £124
SuffX Gimmers: Balbedie £139
LleynX Gimmers: TorrieHouse £108
Scotch Mule Ewes 1 crop: Mains of Auchleuchries £132; Wester Bleaton £130; High Branchal £128
Scotch Mule Ewes 2 crop: Wester Bleaton & Mains of Auchleuchries £122
Scotch Mule Ewes 3-4 crop: West Lundie £107; Wester Bleaton £102; Mains of Auchleuchries £100
Scotch Mule Ewes Correct Below: West Lundie £92; Cretlevane & Lochend £90
LleynX Ewes: Barrahormid £82.81
Bealah: Barrahormid £77.72
ChevX Ewes 1 crop: High Branchal £122
ChevX Ewes 4 crop: Beannie £78; Blackbank £76
Saturday 27th September 2014
United Auctions had an entry of 47 lots at their special September sale of pedigree Aberdeen Angus cattle.
Top price was 3000gns for a 6 year old cow from Messrs A C Grant & Sons, Varis herd. The cow, Varis Proud Petra was a daughter of Curzon Entertainer and was sold with a male calf to Mr G Colville who is establishing a new herd in Newtonards, Northern Ireland.
The Duns-based Cheeklaw herd belonging to David Lucas sold a heifer by Easton Greys Joseph Eric with its heifer calf at foot for 2500gns to Hugh Montgomery, Assloss.
The Eastfield herd belonging to Messers Brewis sold Eastfield Fawnia L283 a three year old cow by Rawburn Rochester for 2500gns to Mr G Colville, Newtonards.
Maiden heifers sold to 1800gns for Cherrybank Edwina for G & A McFadzean born in March 2013. She was purchased by J Howatson, Strutherhead Farm.
Saturday 27th September 2014
United Auctions, Stirling held their September Sale of 312 Breeding Cattle
Bulling heifers Forestmill (SimX) £1440; Falside (LimX) £1180; Greenside (SHX) £980; Carse (ContX) £1080
Heifers and bull calves Pitcairn (BP) £3300, £3000; West Thomaston (BBX) £3200; Chesthall (AA) £2700; The Ross (Irish LimX) £3000; West Thomaston (ContX) £2900
Heifers and heifer calves West Thomaston (BG) £3200; The Ross (Irish Lim) £2900 twice; Nocknary (ContX) £2850; Corscaplie (LimX) £2400; West Thomaston (BBX) £2850
Cows and bull calves West Thomaston (Lim) £2500; Airthrey Kerse (LimX) £1550 twice.
Cows with heifer calves West Thomaston (LimX) £3050; 14 West Gernish (Lim) £1750; 14 West Gernish (BP) £17
Prize list Judge W Peters, Monzie Farm
Class 1 ContX heifer and calf
1 J McAlister, West Thomaston £3200
2 M/s Mackie, The Ross £3500
Class 2 Any other breed heifer and calf
1 G Mackie, The Ross £2800
2 G Mackie, The Ross £2200
Pair of heifers and calves
1 G Mackie, The Ross £2400, £2200
2 G Mackie, The Ross £2900, £2200
Irish Champion J McAlister, West Thomaston £3200
Class 4 home bred heifer and calf
1 C Malone, Pitcairn £3000
2 C Malone, Pitcairn £3200
Class 5 pair of home bred heifers and calves
1 G Mackie, The Ross £3000, £2800
2 J McAlister, West Thomaston £2900, £2850
United Auctions (Thursday 25th September 2014) sold 5858 Prime Sheep including 3331 lambs and 2527 ewes and rams.
Lambs (3331) –Harviesmailing (Tex) £77.00; Back O Muir (Suff) £76.00; Doune Farms (Btex) £75.50; Fullarton (Mule) £70.00; Hartfield (Char) £68.50.
Lambs (3331) –Easterton (Tex) 182p; Drumcairn (BTex) 166p; Goddens (SuffX) 157p; Blackcastle (Char) 151p; Wester Whitefield (Mule) 149p.
Ewes (2527) – Alton of Bandeath (Tex) £92.50; Witton (SuffX) £76.50; Fornaught (X) £66.50; Cuthbert Farms (Mule) £64.50; Monzie (Chev) £61.50; Woodend (BTex) £60.00; Torrie House (Lleyn) £56.50; East Saucher (BF) £50.50.
Rams - Wester Arngibbon (Suff) £100; Upper Kidston (Chev) £80.00; Wester Arngibbon (Tex) £74.50; Torrie House (Lleyn) £51.00.
United Auctions (Wednesday 24th September 2014) sold 1629 store cattle and 209 cast cows and forward cattle. Also 5306 store lambs.
Bullocks (880) - averaged 222.24p (+0.23p) to 273.20p per kg for a 388kg BAX from Thomarston and £1370 for a 672kg LimX from Wester Coldrain.
B & W Bullocks (114) – averaged 146.88p (-3.39p) to 160.30p per kg for a 580kg BFX from Croftjane and £940 for a 596kg BFX from Croftjane.
Heifers (635) – averaged 214.69p (+2.10p) to 236.10p per kg for a 449kg CHX from Hayfield and £1260 for a 592kg LimX from Wester Coldrain.
Cast Cows (209)– averaged 117.16p to 183.80p per kg for a LimX from Back O Muir and £1290 for a LimX from Back O Muir.
Forward Cattle (31) - averaged 155.52p to 201.00p per kg for a LimX from Stuck and £1370 for a LimX from No2 Langbank.
Bullocks; Up to 250kgs- Graystale £540, 234.80p 251-300kgs- Graystale £660, 240.90p 301-350kgs- West Auchenlongford £870, 255.90p 351-400kgs- Thomarston £1060, 273.20p 401-450kgs- Kynachan £1110,250.00p 451-500kgs- Hayfield £1180, Barlaugh 242.70p 501-550kgs- Wester Keillour £1240, Trowdale 233.30p 551-600kgs- Knockenjig £1260, 217.20p 601-650kgs- Wester Coldrain £1550, 241.40p; 701kgs plus- Auchencloich £1420, 201.70p.
Heifers; 251-300kgs-Kilhenzie £620, Glencrosh 218.50p 301-350kg- Burn £800, 234.60p 351-400kgs- Parkgatestone £900, Knockdan 235.40p 401-450kgs- Hayfield £1060, 236.10p 451-500kgs- Barlaugh £1120, 234.40p 501-550kgs- West Auchenlongford £1200, 219.00p 551-600kgs- Wester Coldrain £1260, Trowdale 214.40p.
OTM Cows – Back O Muir (Lim) £1290, 183.80p; Cluseburn (CH) £1090, 147.70p; Glenlyon (Lui) £1050, Emmerion 129.10p; Woodlands (AA) £1030, 148.00p.
OTM Bulls- Fingask (BSH) £1370, 170.80p; Croftlands (Lim) £1290, 135.50p; Cluseburn (CH) £1230, Graystale 122.30p; Auchren (X) £1230, 176.70p; Doldy (SH) £1170, 135.70p.
Also forward 5306 store lambs.
SuffX lambs £55.23 (+£0.65 on the week)
TexX lambs £56.20 (+£0.33 on the week)
Mule lambs £51.48 (+£0.60p on the week)
Btex lambs £59.00 (-£2.25 on the week)
Chev lambs £41.45 (-£5.62p on the week)
BF lambs £42.24 (+£1.51 on the week)
Leading prices; Merkins (BF) £60.00; Malling (SuffX) £59.50; Greenhill (BTexX) £59.00; Smiddyhill (SuffX) £58.00; Craigbarnet Mains (CharX) £58.00; Lilyburn (SuffX) £57.50; Millenderdale (TexX) £57.00; Maling (Mule) £56.50; Malling (TexX) £56.50; Lilyburn (TexX) £56.00; Overton (Mule) £55.50; Knowes (Mule) £55.00; Newbigging (Mule) £55.00; Knockie Est (ChevX) £54.50; Tombreck (BF) £52.00; Moorpark (BF) £51.50; Tullochan (ChevX) £51.50; Ardnaw (ChevX) £50.00.
Friday 19th September 2014
Beltex Prize List
Zwartbles Prize List
Full Sale report and averages
Monday 8th September, United Auctions had 1607 sheep forward at their annual Cont X, breeding and stock ewe sale .
TexX Ewe lambs £91.58 (+£20.22 on the year)
TexX Gimmers £126.11 (+£11.19 on the year)
Chev/Mule Gimmers £139.57 (+£32.06 on the year)
Leading Prices Ewe Lambs:
Greenwall (TexX) £138, Greenwall (TexX) £118, Greenwall (TexX) £112; Wedderlie (TexX) £102; Greenwall (SuffX) £120.
Leading Prices Gimmers;
Easton (TexX) £160, Braeminzon (TexX) £160, Oxhill (TexX) £155, Braeminzion (TexX) £150, Airthrey Kerse (TexX) £148; North Balloch (Chev/Mule) £168; Ashmore (Chev/Mule) £165; Ashmore (Chev/Mule) £156; Sunnybraes (Chev/Mule) £138.
Leading Prices Stock Ewes;
3 Plean Cottages (1&2 crop Mules) £135
Killernie (1 crop TexX) £125
Killernie (1 crop Chev) £120
Tops (1 crop TexX) £112
Monday 8th September 2014
United Auctions had forward 293 Lleyn females and 14 Lleyn tups at their annual Lleyn Sheep Society show and sale on Monday 8th September 2014. The show was judged by Becky Henderson, Nether Toucks.
Lleyn gimmers averaged £161.37 with champion pen of gimmers was awarded to J A & R Geldard, Low Foulshaw making £200 selling to JA Robertson & Partners, Mid Linthills.
2nd prize pen was gimmers went to D & J Alexander, Millside realising £180 also selling to JA Robertson & Partners, Mid Linthills.
LLeyn ewe lambs averaged £92.53 with 1st prize being given to Farmstock Genetics; 2nd Prize James K Goldie, South Bowerhouses; 3rd prize H Goldie, South Bowerhouses.
Lleyn tups averaged £487.50, James K Goldie, South Bowerhouses was awarded champion, Reserve champion tup went to Hamish Goldie, South Bowerhouses and 3rd place was given to Brian Walling, Farmstock Genetics.
Top priced ram made 700gns and was presented by Mr Brian Walling, Farmstock Genetics.
Monday 1st September 2014
United Auctions, Stirling had a catalogue entry of 10332 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 W Millar, Prieston Farm.
A new centre record was set with a pen of 24 Mule ewe lambs consigned by D Gray, Drumnessie realising £170 per head to M/s C Smith, South Flanders.
The Blackface section was topped with a pen of 20 consigned by M/s H A Blackwood, Auldhouseburn realising £165 purchased by J Pirie, Blarnavaid/ Auldmurroch.
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Saturday 30th August 2014
United Auctions, Stirling had forward 4569 at their annual show and sale of Scotch Mule Gimmers. Champion pen and winner of the Nan Miller Memorial Trophy was shown by M/s H & J Paterson & Sons, East Dykes and realised a centre record of £185 per head and purchased by the show judge Mr I MacDonald, Threepland.
1st H & J Paterson, East Dykes £185
2nd D Gray, Drumnessie £176
3rd Lochty Farms £158
4th Duke of Montrose, Gartincaber £180
5th P J Laidlaw & Sons, Knowehead £165
Acc Scotch Mule gimmers £161.66 (+£17.47 on the year)
Non Acc Scotch Mule gimmers £161.44 (+£4.85 on the year)
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Saturday 30 September 2014 Hazelden Dispersal
The Hazelden dispersal on behalf of Lochlea Pedigree Livestock took place at Stirling Agricultural Centre on Saturday 30 August 2014.
With 175 lots forward this represented one of the largest dispersals in the recent history of the breed which attracted interest from pedigree and commercial buyers from throughout the UK.
The herd was formed in 2001 with an initial draft of females from the Skerrington herd.
Top price of 9000gns was the much fancied mother and son combination (Lot 98) Hazelden Rachel by the famous Whitemire King Kong, the calf by Grangewood Brandon was knocked down to Neil Shand for his Cairnorrie herd based at Methlick.
8200gns was next highest price for the 2010 national show champion Hazelden Carina, by Sterling Flint. The proceeds of this cow were donated to a charity of M/s Allan’s (Glenturk) choice. The new owners were R & C Simmers, Wester Pettmarcus, Peterhead.
4600gns was the price for (Lot 46) Hazelden Diamond 2nd with a heifer calf at foot, by Kilbride Farm Tweed. She was purchased by Pitgavey Farms, Elgin.
4500gns (Lot 50) Hazelden Juliet found a new home to M/s Green, Corskie.
Gavin Brown, Springfield purchased Hazelden Jingle 7th (Lot 100) for 4200gns followed by her calf Jingle 40th at 3600gns.
Another young cow Hazelden Jingle 30th was sold to David Lowrie, Kelldrum herd, Carnwath for 4000gns.
Hazelden Judy 10th daughter of Omorga Volvo sold for 4800gns to M/s McLaren, Dalgill.
Stock bulls sold to 6600gns for Grange woof Brandon this very muscly bull was purchased by Jim McLaren for his Dargill herd at Crieff
Hazelden Rachel 4th a very promising yearling heifer calf (Lot 150) by Delfur Avenger made 3400gns and was purchased by Jim and Patricia Goldie, Newbie Mains.
86 cows and calves £2648
19 in calf cows £2857
13 heifers and calves £2633
7 in calf heifers £2025
35 maiden heifers £1661
6 Calves £2083
4 stock bulls £4043
5 AAX Sim cows & calves £2184