United Auctions (Wednesday 11th July 2018) sold 783 prime sheep and 11 OTM cattle
New season lambs (278) sold to 195p per kg for 43.6kg Tex from Craigmill, Maud and to £102 for 56kg Tex from Craigmill, Maud.
Unfortunately the slide in the sheep trade continues, both lambs and ewes were easier on the week. Heavy and well-bred sorts still command a decent return, but anything lean and random were sold at realisation. Heavy overfat ewes took the biggest hit today along with Mules.
NSL – Suff – £93 Hilton of Culsh, 187p Newtonhill; SifX - £90 Culphin of Park/Lochleisk, 183p The Mill; Tex - £100 Auchland, 190p Moss-side; TexX - £98 Floors, 188p The Mill; Cont – £94 Hilton of Culsh, 187p Wester Elchies; Zwar - £90, 192p Burnside; Aberfield - £93, 188p Mains of Tillymorgan; Char - £95 Craigmill, 192p Lochleisk; CharX - £93 Craigmill, 187p Lochleisk;
EWES (505) –SuffX – £87 Whinbrae/Little Forgue; Tex - £110 Drumburn; TexX - £100 Rivestone; COnt - £95 Drummond; Chev - £90 Whinbrae; Mule - £73 Braehead; BF - £64 Davmor; Cross - £92 West Riggins; ContX - £90 Auchland/Uppermill/Whinbrae.
OTMs – sold to average 149.8p selling to a top of £1180 for a LimX from Bush Farm, Aberlour.
Lim - £1160, 153p Bush Farm
Sal - £1080, 147p Essil
SalX - £1000, 152p Essil
Sim - £1150, 151p Essil
SimX - £1150, 150p Essil
United Auctions Wednesday 27th June 2018 sold 723 prime sheep
New season lambs (152) sold to 224p per kg for 41kg Tex from Monlettie, Methlick and £110 gross for 52kg Suff from Seggieden, Kennethmont.
Old season lambs (39) sold to 165p per kg for 43kg Tex from Balnault, Crathie and to £85 for 57kg Mule from Lynemore, Glenrinnes.
Lambs today followed the national trend and were significantly easier on the week. Ewes were similar to last week with lean exports continuing to look dearer than big heavy types.
NSL – Suf – £101.50 Tillyminate, 223p Kinknockie; SufX - £101 Starhill, 214p Strathend; Tex - £97.50, 218p Monlettie; TexX - £97 Starhill, 214p Monlettie/East Mains of Leith Hall; Cont - £100 Seggieden, 214p Millof Fowlis; Zwar - £103, 207p Strathend; Char - £100 Tillyminate/Gowanbrae, 213p Monellie; CharX - £98 Gowanbrae, 214p Nether Dallachy,
EWES – Suf - £120 Sibmister&Stainland; Suf - £115 Sibmister&Stainland; Tex - £112 Rinnachat; TexX - £110 Sibmister&Stainland; Cont - £101 Sibmister & Stainland; Chev - £90 Clatequoy; Mule - £80 Jacobshall/Kinknockie; GF - £67 Knockandhu; Cross - £100 Jacobshall; CHM - £120 Sibmister Stainland. RAMS – Suf - £118 Clatequoy; Tex - £99 Rinnachat; Bel - £99 Clatequoy; Cont - £101 Kinknockie; Chev - £110 Clatequoy
United Auctions (Wednesday 20th June 2018) sold 420 prime sheep
New season lambs (110) sold to 262p per kg for 45kg Tex from 1 Artlaw Crescent, Mintlaw and to £130 for 58kg Tex from 1 Artlaw Crescent, Mintlaw.
Old season lambs (101) sold to 171p per kg for 34kg Chev from Milton, Carbrach and to £80 for 51kg Suffolk from Barnyards of Badenyouchers, Cornhill.
Following the national trade, lambs were easier on the week. Lambs weighing 43kgs plus however are the easiest commodity to cash. Ewes were also easier on the week. Export ewes however are a mile dearer in comparison to heavy sorts.
NSL – Suf - £121 x 2 Rinagailloch, 248p Tillyminate; SufX - £119.50 Rinagailloch, 244p Tillyminate; TEx - £128 1 Artlaw Crescent, 259p Manderlea; TexX - £123 1 Artlaw Crescent, 257p 91 Main Street; COnt - £118 Sanquhar Mains/Ternemny, 251p 1 Artlaw Crescent; Ven - £106, 251p Boghead; Dorset - £120, 240p Shenval; Char - £121, 244p Manderlea; CharX - £121 Manderlea, 252p Nether Dallachy.
EWES (209) – Suf - £100 Leitchestown; SufX - £99 Parkieside; Tex - £116 Mains of Skeith; TexX - £100 1 Artlaw Crescent; Cont - £93 Floors; Chev - £86 Little Forgue; Mule - £85 Floors; GF - £90 Badentoul; VF - £69.50 West Auchavaich; Cross - £90 Parkieside; Ven - £87 Boghead; CHM - £89 Little Forgue; HB - £90 Badentoul; RAMS – Suf - £110 Dukewell
United Auctions (Thursday 14th June 2018) sold 67 store cattle and OTMs
Bullocks (19) sold to average 240.7p per kg selling to a top of 276.7p per kg for 300kg SimX from East Brae, Grange.
HFRS (25) sold to average 2.20p per kg selling to a top of 240.6p per kg for a 320kg SimX from East Brae, Grange.
OTMs (23) sold to average 149.6p per kg selling to a top of 181.4p per kg for a 700kg LimX from Easterton, Old Rayne. Top gross being £1490 for a 970kg SimX from Corskie, Garmouth
United Auctions (Wednesday 13th June 2018) sold 1336 prime sheep
New season lambs (126) sold to 272p per kg for 38kg TexX from Overhill, Rothienorman and to £136 for 58kg Tex from Dunscroft, Gartly.
Old season lambs (401) sold to 192p per kg for 38kg Chev from Wardhead, Strichen and to £105 for 60kg Mule from Wardhead, Strichen.
Lamb trade was similar to what has been witnessed the last few weeks. Well fleshed hoggs met a firm enquiry, however leaner sorts cashed in at reduced values. The ewe ring wasn’t as fierce as last week’s phenomenon. All classes were easier and were similar to the values that were seen two weeks ago.
NSL – Suf - £126 x 2 Dunscroft, 258p 52 Conval Street; SufX - £125 Hillhead, 256p 52 Conval Street; TEx - £128 Dunscroft, 266p 52 Conval Street; TexX - £124 Skirfolds/52 Conval Street, 265p 52 Conval Street; Cont - £122, 265p Bridges; ContX - £127 Nether Blairmaud, 258p Cairnborrow; Ven - £118, 255p Boghead; Zwar - £121 Butterybrae, 260p Wardhead; Char - £125, 260p Nether Dallachy; CharX - £123, 260p Mill of Fowlis.
OSL – Suf - £100 35 Main Street, 190p Wardhead; SufX - £91 Ashlea, 180p Murray Park; Tex - £98 The Bingalow, 190p Wardhead; TexX - £95 Oakenknowes, 181p Little Fortrie; COnt - £91 Oakenknowes, 190p Overhill; Chev - £84 Wardhead, 190p Nether Blairmaud; Mule - £90 Ashlea, 185p Troup Home Farm; BF - £72 Dunnachton, 167p Nether Blairmaud; CharX - £88 Mill of Fowlis, 188p Strichen Mains.
EWES (809) – Suf - £130 Dunscroft; SufX - £110 35 Main Street; TEx - £132 Newmill of Rathen; TexX - £124 West Cairnhill; Cont - £120 Davmor; Chev - £100 Brae Edge; Mule - £96 Mosshead; ENg Mule - £106 Wardford; BF - £81 Ord; Cross - £121 Davmor; CHM - £115 Troup Home Farm; HB - £115 35 Main Street; Bel - £109 Hillhead; Llyen - £109 Hillhead; Zwar - £115 Cranna Bridge; RAMS – Suf - £120 Ashlea; Tex - £120 Ashlea; BFL - £129 Bomakelloch; Bel - £113 Mains of Culsh
United Auctions (Thursday 24th May 2018) sold 315 store cattle and OTMS and 178 ewes with lambs at foot
A grand show of store cattle was presented to a packed ringside of buyers. Big strong stores met an animated trade and were a lot sharper on the fortnight.
BLKS (212) sold to average 239.59p selling to a top of 265p for LimX from Barnyards of Badenyouchers, Cornhill. £1420 was the top gross achieved for LimX from Tochineal, Cullen.
HFRS (68) sold to average 222.09p selling to a top of 244.5p for Romanolas from Weetyfoot, Grange. An AA from Ballindalloch Home Farm £1155 which was the top gross price of the day.
BULLS (5) sold to a top of 223.7p or £920 for a Lim from Fordmouth, Tomintoul.
OTMS (30) sold to a top of 200p for a BaxX from Mains of Colliethie, Gartly. £1440 was achieved twice for a ChX from Ernam and an AA bull from Tulchan Estate, Grantown on Spey.
Ewes and lambs sold to a top of £73 per life for tex x from The Bin, Cairnie
BLKS – 301-350kg - £885, 262.4p Mid Coul,Calblair; 351-400kg - £1030, 264.8p Barndyards of Badenyouchers, Cornhill; 401-450kg - £1085 Aldourie Farm, Inverness, 263.7p Mains of Collithie, Gartly; 451-500kg - £1175 Aldourie Far, Inverness, 244.7p Weetyfoot, Grange; 501-550kg - £1330, 242.1p Tochineal, Cullen; 551-600kg - £1390, 241.7p Tochineal, Cullen; 601-650kg - £1410, 223.8p Tochineal, Cullen; 651-700kg - £1390, 210.6p Tochineal, Cullen.
HFRS – 251-300kg – £670, 220.3p Badentoul, Fordyce; 351-400kg - £880 Auchinclech, Grange, 226p Mid Fodderletter, Tomintoul; 401-450kg - £1000 Mid Fodderletter, Tomintoul, 231.8p Clerkseat, Grange; 451-500kg - £1120 Weetyfoot, Grange, 226.4p Auchinclech, Grange; 551-600kg - £1155, 204.4p Ballindalloch Home Far, Ballindalloch.
OTMS –CH - £1440, 160.9p Ernam, Strathdon; Sim - £1340, 156.6p Hatton Cottage, Dallas; CHX - £1120, 162.3p Fordmouth Farms, Tomintoul; BS - £1210, 182p Rinmore, GLenkindie; SimX - £1190 Hatton Cottage, Dallas, 158.2p Fordmouth, Tomintoul; BSX - £1170, 170.8p Rinmore, Glenkindie; AA - £1090, 155.6p Tulchan Estates, Grantown on Spey; AAX - £1080, 151.1p Tulchan Estates, Grantown on Spey; Lim – £1070, 163p Fordmouth Farms, Tomintoul; BAZX - £1060, 141.3p Mains of Collithie, Gartly; LimX - £1040 Auchinclech, Grange, 154p Mid Fodderletter, Tomintoul