United Auctions (Monday 9th December 2013)
United Auctions annual sale of pedigree Texel and Beltex females saw a top price of £3400 gns for a Texel gimmer from the Duncryne flock belonging to Mr K Jarvie and selling to Mr J Innes, Strathbogie. This gimmer is a daughter of Milnbank Sound Investment and carrying twins to Balter Thunderbird and was placed second in the pre-sale show judged by Alan Blackwood, Auldhouseburn.
The second highest bid was again for a Duncryne gimmer, ET sister to the highest price, this time finding her way home with Miss Caroline Orr, Halbeath at a price of £2400 gns,. This gimmer was placed first in the show carrying triplets to Balter Thunderbird.
Next top price went to the Strathbogie Flock belonging to Mr J Innes, a Proctors Samurai daughter and in lamb to Strathbogie Untouchable selling to Mr Steven McCollum, Carmavy Texels, Northern Ireland.
Next there was a call of 1800 gns this time for a gimmer from the Formanhill flock belonging to Micheal Leggat selling to Mr Bell, Longtown.
Several other gimmers realised four figure prices, another of Strathbogies made 1600 gns, Knapp selling to 1200gns and Nochnary selling to 1100gns.
Beltex Females sold to 750 gns from the Eildon Flock belonging to Mr G Maxwell.
United Auctions (Thursday 5th December 2013) sold 5549 prime sheep including 4229 lambs and 1320 ewes and rams.
Lambs (4229) – Kilwinnet (BtexX) £100; Coilavoulin (TexX) £92; Hattonknowe (SuffX) £83; Shanry (CharX) £81; Balmonth (ChevX) £79.50; Kyrachan (Mules) £75.50; Knockandhu (BF) £70.20
Lambs (4229) Kilwinnet (BtexX) 217p; Coilavoulin (TexX) 209p; Hattonknowe (Suffx) 193p; Beannie (Mule) 166p; Doune farms (BF) 185p; Ashfield (Char) 180p; East Green (Chev) 181p
Ewes (1320) – Drumharrow (Suff) £80.50; Wester Balgair (Tex) £95.50; Balmonth (HB) £79.50; East Buchanty (BTex) £72.50; Harsley (Cont) £74.50; East Green (Chev) £66.50; Sunnyside (X) £64.50; Formel (Mule) £54.50; Loanhead of Duchally (Chev/Mule) £66.50; Dalmahoy (BF) £46.50
Rams – Corskiey (Suff) £76.50; Bordland (Tex) £105.50; Formel (BFL) £74.50; Auchenfoyle (Chev) £82.50; Corskiey (BF) £48.50
United Auctions (Wednesday 4th November 2013) sold 774 store cattle and 6342 store lambs
Bullocks (465) – averaged 236.53p (+10.61p) to 298.10p per kg for a 209kg SimX from Braendam and £1470 for a 614kg CHX from Elmcleugh.
Heifers (309) – averaged 218.29 (-4.87p) to 272.50p per kg for a 389kg LimX from Hermitage and £1240 for a 540kg CHX from Elmscleugh.
Cast Cows (225) – averaged 119.20p to 165.50p per kg for a LimX from Randerston and £1410 for a LimX from Randerston.
Forward Cattle (43) – averaged 170.45p to 210.40p per kg for a LimX from Lathrisk and £1530 for a BSHX from Fingask.
Bullocks; Up to 250kgs – Braendam £620, 298.10p 251-300kgs; Braendam £820, 290.80p; 301-350kgs; Caddell £820, Bankhead 249.20p; 351-400kgs Riccarton £940, Laight 255.70p; 401-450kgs Hermitage £1160, 257.80p 451-500kgs Elmscleugh £1285, 265.00p; 501-550kgs Elmcleugh £1390, 257.40p ; 551-600kgs Handaxwood £1420, Elmscleugh 253.20p 601-650kgs Elmscleugh £1470, 239.40p 651-700kgs; Gatehead £1400, 214.70p
Heifers; Up to 250kgs High wexford £575, Goddens 238.90p 251-300kgs Dyke £680, 242.20p; 301-350kgs Mains of Pitgur £820, 242.60p 351-400kgs Hermitage £1060, 272.50 401-450kgs Hermitage £1150, 265.60p 451-500kgs Low Boydston £1160, 241.70p 501-550kgs Elmscleugh £1240, 238.20p 551-600kgs Ledrishbeg £1210, 218.00p 601-650kgs; West Friarton £1180, 190.90p
OTM Cows – Randerston (Lim) £1410, 165.50p; Mountquhanie (Sim) £1130, 149.50p; Thornyhill (CH) £1210, 150.10p; Meikle Hareshaw (AA) £1150, Mountquhanie 143.00p; Townhead (BRB) £1110, Lathrisk 153.90p; Pitlochie (BA) £1030, Randerston 138.50; Laverockhill (BF) £1030, 112.90
OTM Bulls – Quixwood (Lim) £1210, 116.80p; Thornyhill (CH) £1230, 104.90p; Quixwood (AA) £1030, 109.10p; Meikle Hareshaw (Sim) £1270, 120.00p; Bandirran (HO) £1090,99.50p
Also forward 6342 lambs at their special Martinmas sale
SuffX £63.21 (+£10.53 on the year)
BTexX £63.80 (+£11.63 on the year)
TexX £62.31 (+£11.15 on the year)
CharX £61.67 (+£16.14 on the year)
Chev £55.34 (+£9.24 on the year)
Mule £59.63 (+£10.77 on the year)
Leading Prices –Cormuir (BF) £57.50; Cluny Est (BF) £56.50; Bellvue (Suffx) £77; Sheildrum, Muirsland, Craigraineach, Swanston, Drumaghinier (SuffX) £70; Bellvue (TexX) £74.50; Moor (TexX) £73.50; Lodge (BTexX) £71; East Buchanty (BTexX) £69; Pendriech (CharX) £69.50; Corrmuir (Chev) £66.50; Victoria (Chev) £65; Wester Bowhouse (Mule) £66; Knowehead (Mule) £65.