United Auctions (Monday 02/05/2016) held the Scottish Simmental Club annual show and sale of breeding cattle sponsored by Carrs Billington and sold 368 breeding cattle.
Bulling heifers: East Merkland (Sim) £1420; Holydean (SimX) £1420; Srathisla (Ped Sim) £1400; Strathisla (Ped Sim) £1380; Holydean (SimX) £1380; Boghall (SimX) £1320; West Mains (Ped Sim) £1300 & £1280; Strawfank (Lim) £1220; Barbarafield (ShtX) £1200.
In calf heifers: Skerrington Mains (SimX) £1280
Heifers and bull calves: West Thomaston (LimX) £3450; West Thomaston (BRBx) £3000; Learielaw (BRBX) £2600; Strawfank (Pure Lim) £2550; The Ross (LimX) £2450 & £2400 x2; Kinneil Mill (LimX) £2300; Chartershall (X) £2200; Huntingdaulds (Sim) £2050.
Heifers and heifer calves: West Thomaston (LimX) £3400; Pitcairn (LimXBB) £3000 x2; East Bangour (LimXBF) £2350; Huntingfaulds (Sim) £2150.
Cows and bull calves: Balfornaught (SimX) £2000; Ardlebank (Cont) £1800; Newton of Logierait (Lim) £1700; Grange of Aberbothrie (AA) £1600.
Cows and heifer calves: Kinneil Mill (LimX) £2050; Newton of Logierait (BRBX) £2000; Grange of Aberbothrie (Sim) £1850; Grassmillside (BRBX) £1550.
Prize List judged by David Blair, Little Inch
Pen of 4 SimX bulling hfrs, under 15 months.
1st Short, Balquhadly - £840
2nd Short, Balquhadly - £800
Pen of 4 SimX bulling hfrs, over 15 months.
1st Dyet, East Merkland - £1420
2nd Strathisla Farms - £1380
Simmental Heifer and Calf.
1st Millar, Huntingfaulds- £2000
2nd Millar, Huntingfaulds - £2150
United Auctions Multi Breed Show & Sale- Sunday 1 May 2016 & Monday 2 May 2016
Highland Show and Sale - Judge, Mr Jim McMillan, Craigmore, Farnell, Brechin. Out of the 20 Entries, 13 Highland Cattle were forward, 8 Bulls and 5 Females.
The sale on Monday 2nd May was positive and a good start for a new sale. It was conducted excellently by Mr Raymond Kennedy with 9 beasts selling to a top price of 1600 guineas for the Reserve Male Champion from Messrs Brown to Mr David Smith of the Congash Fold.
Please click here for full sale report on Highland Cattle Society website
United Auctions (Thursday 28th April 2016) sold 2502 prime sheep including 1933 hoggs and 96 spring lambs selling to an average of 168.20p/kg and 473 ewes and rams.
Lambs (96)- Smailholm Mains (Tex) £126.00; Woodhead of Cairness (Suff) £121.00
Lambs (96)- Gillbank (Tex) 247p; Smailholm Mains (Suff) 238p.
Hoggs (1933) – Easter Ochtermuthill (BTex) £105.00; Kepculloch (Tex) £98.00; High Machrimore (Suff) £89.50; Over Kellie (Chev) £88.00; Kilmundie (BF) £82.50; Easter Buchlyvie (Mule) £78.00.
Hoggs (1933) – Over Kellie (Chev) 205p; Luckenburn (Tex) 203p; Easter Ochtermuthill (BTex) 195p; Garvald Mains (Suff) 180p; Coates (Mule) 180p; Dunruchan (BF) 178p.
Ewes (473) – Woodhead of Aberdalgie (Tex) £134.50; Woodhead of Aberdalgie (Suff) £114.50; Upper Auchenlay (BTex) £109.50; Hillocks of Rattray (Mule) £93.50; Easter Ochtermuthill (X) £88.50; Stevenson Avenue (Chev) £81.50; Fullarton & Townhead of Arngibbon (BF) £68.50.
Tups – Townhead of Arngibbon (Tex) £127.00; Townhead of Arngibbon (BFL) £121.00.
United Auctions (Wednesday 27th April 2016) sold 2488 store cattle, native bred cattle and young bulls also forward 148 cast cows and forward cattle also forward 104 store and breeding sheep.
Bullocks (1397) averaged 217.74p to 273.60p per kg for a 329kg BRBX from Mid Shawton and £1340 for a 726kg CHX from Drumoider.
B & W Bullocks (104) averaged 138.87p to 155.80p per kg for a 475kg HFX from Brownhill and £740 for a 483kg BFX from High Branchal.
Heifers (960) averaged 208.35p to 261.20p per kg for a 291kg CHX from Barfillan and £1330 for a 546kg SimX from Harehead.
Young Bulls (27) averaged 171.02p to 210.90p per kg for a CHX from Bonerbo and £1170 for a SimX from Woodhall.
Cast Cows (133) averaged 118.28p to 175.90p per kg for a SimX from Drumoider and £1370 for a LimX from Coilavoulin.
Dairy Cattle (15) averaged 97.08p to 124.30p per kg for a BFX from Inchgall and £915 for a BFX from Inchgall.
Forward Cattle (8) averaged 160.42p to 175.20p per kg for a LimX from Flenders and £1030 for a LimX from Flenders.
Bullocks: Up to 250kgs- Upper Ettrick £570, 237.50p; 251-300kgs- Laigh Braidley £750, 263.20p; 301-350kgs- Mid Shawton £900, 273.60p; 351-400kgs – Elmscleugh £960, 254.00p; 401-450kgs- Borlick £1055, 245.90p; 451-500kgs-Borlick £1150, 234.00p; 501-550kgs- West Muirhouse £1165, Gartmain, Islay 231.10p; 551-600kgs- Gartmain, Islay £1215, 212.60p; 601-650kgs- Stewarton £1200, Benthead 187.30p; 651-700kgs- Hexpath £1120, 161.80p; 701kgs plus- Drumoider £1340, 184.60p.
Heifers: Up to 250kgs- Mount Benger £530, Coalheughglen 231.80p; 251-300kg- Barfillan £760, 261.20p; 301-350kg- Nether Dalkeith £835, 238.60p; 351-400kgs- Broomknowes £1000, 257.10p; 401-450kgs- Gilkercleugh £960, 226.30p; 451-500kgs- Auchenflower £1060, 224.60p; 501-550kgs- Harehead £1330, 243.60p; 551-600kgs- Gartmain, Islay £1135,195.40p; 601-650kgs- Wester Aldie £1100, Harehead 181.10p; 651-700kgs- Innerwick £1160, 172.20p.
Young Bulls: 251-300kgs- Bonerbo £570, 192.60p; 301-350kgs- Ormsary £470, 152.60p; 401-450kg- Bonerbo £890, 210.90p; 451-500kgs- Knocklaugh £890, 191.80p; 501-550kgs- Bonerbo £990, 191.50p; 551-600kgs- Innerwick £1070, Airthrey Kerse 180.40p; 700kgs plus- Woodhall £1170, 163.90p.
£ per head- Coilavoulin (Lim) £1370; Newbank (AA) £1130; Traprain (SH) £1070; Barney Mains (Sim) £1070; Barney Mains (ContX) £1010.
Ppk – Drumoider (Sim) 175.90p; Coilavoulin (Lim) 170.80p; Newbank (AA) 135.50p; Woodmill (SH) 132.10p; Barney mains (ContX) 131.90p.
£ per head – Flass (Sim) £1270; Ashfield (AA) £1170.
Ppk – Flass (Sim) 126.50p; Norrieston (AA) 110.60p.