United Auctions (Thursday 23 September 2021) sold 598 cattle at their sale of top calves, atores & OTM cattle.
In the pre-sale show Judged by W Cameron, Burnside of Edingight, the following were awarded to
1st LimX Hilton of Culsh, New Deer selling to 585kg £1375 to I Pirie
2nd CharX Inverlochy, Tomintoul 505kg, £1310 to Messrs Smeaton
1st CharX Inverlochy, Tomintoul 600kg, £1370 to I Pirie
2nd LimX Ballintomb Farms, Grantown on Spey 410kg, £1050 E Fettes
Pen of 4 Bullocks
1st CharX from Auchnascraw, Glenlivet selling 526kg £1355 to J Matthews
2nd CharX from Hilton of Culsh, New Deer selling 560kg, £1375 to W Cameron
Pen of 4 Heifers
1st CharX from Inverlochy, Tomintoul 505kg, £1310 to A Fraser
2nd CharX from Haddoch, Rothiemay 465kg, £1170 to C Proctor
BLKS (384) sold to average 240.7p (up 15.1p per kg on the year) selling to a top of 290.1p per kg for 405kg LimX from Wedderburn, Huntly and to £1400 for CharX from Hilton of Culsh, New Deer
HFRS (198) sold to average 236.1p (up 17p per kg on the year) selling to a top of 286.3p per kg for a 365kg LimX from Parrock, Rothiemay and to £1400 for LimX from Craig, Knock
OTMs (16) sold to average 152.8p per kg selling to 208.8p per kg for LimX from Newseat, Strichen
BLKS – 301-350kg - £930 Cobbleheugh, 266.7p Sheep Park Farms; 351-400kg - £1030, 267.5p Hilton of Culsh, New Deer; 401-500kg - £1210 Keithmore, 290.1p Wedderburn, Huntly; 451-500kg - £1275 Auchnscraw, Glenlivet, 262.7p Wedderburn, Huntly; 501-550kg - £1355, 257.6p Auchnascraw, Glenlivet; 551-600kg - £1400, 244.7p Hilton of Culsh, New Deer; 601-650kg - £1390, 226p Sunside, Wardhouse
HFRS – 301-350kg – £970, 277.1p Cobbleheugh; 351-400kg - £1045, 286.3p Parrock, Rothiemay; 401-450kg - £1120, 263.5p Wedderburn, Huntly; 451-500kg - £1250, 256.1p Keithmore, Dufftown; 501-550kg - £1400, 269.2p Craig, Knock; 551-600kg - £1375 Auchnascraw, 236.7p Aldunie, Cabrach
OTMs – LimX - £1240 or 176.9p Cobbleheugh, Dinnet; BlueX - £1200, 205.1p Newseat, Strichen; ShortX - £1080, 161.4p Cardnach, Knockandhu
United Auctions (Wednesday 22 September 2021) sold 1379 prime sheep.
New Season Lambs (841) averaged 201p per kg selling to 253p per kg for 45kg BeltexX from Ardgethan Croft, Alford. Top gross being £114 for the same sheep.
A large proportion of the lambs forward would lack flesh being more of a store sort than prime condition.However lambs forward with weight (45kg +) and flesh still sold at best returns and were in short supply. Ewes (538) sold at similar rates on the week. Both fat and feeding sorts are still in great demand. Top price was £170 for a Texel ewe from Drumburn, Keith.
NSL - Suf – £110 Newton/Newton of Haddo, 203p Newton of Haddo; SufX - £112 Blackblair, 209p Gaich; Tex - £110 Lettoch, 230p Cairnvonnie; TexX - £110 Midtown of Buchromb, 223p Mains of Skeith; Cont - £107 Brawland, 213p Turfhillock/Ballindalloch; Chev/Mule - £93, 200p Rivestone; Mule - £94 22 Cranna View, 200p Quarryhead; BF - £87.50 Roadside, 176p Mains of Auchriachan; BelX - £113, 235p Mains of Skeith; Zwar - £83, 180p Horsebog; BDM - £93, 202p Croftgibb; Char - £104, 213p Dalbeallie/Auchencrieve, 213p Cairnvonnie.
EWES (538) – Suf - £136 Midtown of Buchromb; SufX - £116 Brawland; Tex - £170 Drumburn; TexX - £169 Tullochallum; Cont - £151 Lettoch; Chev - £106 Hillhead (Dunnet); Mule - £105 Monlettie; GF - £101 Troup HF; BF - £87 Quarryhead; Cross - £142 Turfhillock; Swa - £68 Tullochallum; CHM - £116 Turfhillock; Jac - £61 103 Moss St; Lleyn - £61 Leithhall HF; RAMS – Cont - £148 Sittyton Farm; BF - £79 45 Balvenie St; Hamp - £70 Speyview;
United Auctions (Thursday 16 September 2021) sold 3503 breeding and store sheep which included sale of Blackface gimmers which sold to a top of £195 for a pen from Ballindalloch Home farm, Aberlour.
£185 Scarhill, Abersocach, £183 Ballindalloch Home Farm, £180 Achdregnie, Glenlivet, £175 Corshelloch, Glenlivet, £165 Buck & Braichlaw, £160 Towiemore
£190 Burnside of Edingight, Grange, £172 Whitehill, Cairnie
£200 Burnside of Edingight, Grange, £190 Meikle Begshill, Drumblade
£200 Rowanhill, Kininmonth
£200 Burnside of Edingight, Grange
Continental - £122 Glenrinnes Farms, Dufftown
Mule - £120 Newton of Haddo, Forgue, £116 Glenrinnes Farms, Dufftown
Blackface - £92 Bomakelloch, Drummuir
£132 Cocklarachy, Huntly
£128 Ruthven Farms, Tomintoul
£128 Bomakelloch, Drummuir
£124 Hllhead of Mornish, Glenlivet
£135 Meikle Begshill, Drumblade
£120 Hamewith, Dufftown
£118 Ruthven farms, Tomintoul
Texel - £91.50 Greenland Mains, Caithness
Dorset - £91 Blairindinnie, Gartly
Beltex - £89 Lythbrae, Aberchirder
Suffolk - £89 Woodside Croft, Huntly
Lleyn - £86.50 Ballintomb, Dulnain Bridge
SufX - £84.50 Barrock Estates, Caithness
Cheviot - £83.50 Auchnerran, Tarland
BF - £68.50 Aldunie, Cabrach
Swale - £66.50 Auchnerran, Tarland
United Auctions (Thursday 9 September 2021) sold 89 store and breeding cattle.
BLKS - averaged 225.3p per kg selling to a top of 271p per kg for 309kg LimX from Newseat, Strichen. Top gross being £1140 for 460kg LimX from Newseat, Strichen. Also for a 490kg LimX from Bauchlaw, Banff.
HFRS – averaged 212.5p per kg selling to a top of 278.6p per kg for a 140kg LimX from Lynemore, Grantown on Spey. Top gross being £1040 for a 460kg LimX from Bauchlaw, Banff.
BLKS – 301-350kg - £845, 271p NEwseat, Strichen; 351-400kg - £940, 244.2p Newseat, Strichen; 401-450kg - £1000, 29.9p Bauchlaw, Banff; 451-500kg - £1140 Bauchlaw, Banff, 247.8p Newseat, Strichen
HFRS – Up to 250kg - ££390, 278.6p Lynemore, Grantown on Spey; 351-400kg - £865, 220.7p Newseat, Strichen; 401-450kg - £995, 223.6p Bauchlaw, Banff; 451-500kg - £1040, 226.1p Bauchlaw, Banff
United Auctions (Saturday 4 September 2021) sold 4715 sheep at their Annual Sale of Breeding Sheep which included inaugural Cheviot Mule Society sale.
With the “BUZZ” back sheep made record levels and the 2048 ewe lambs sold to average a phenomenal centre record £134.0 up £21.49 on the year.
In the pre-sale show sponsored by Iain MacEachen, Livestock Haulier, the gimmers were judged by David MacArthur, Mid Fleenas and he awarded
1st Redhill, Elgin £200
2nd Towiemore, Drummuir £200
3rd Balavil Estates £200
1st Redhill, Elgin £190
2nd East Backlands, Elgin £188
3rd Rivestone, Kinnior £170
Judging Ewe Lambs was S Smith, Scarhill
Mule Ewe Lambs
1st Wedderburn, Huntly £170
2nd Hillhead of Mornish, Glenlivet £148
3rd Glenrinnes, Dufftown £152
Chev/Mule Ewe Lambs
1st Tillyminate, Gartly £175
2nd Newton, Glenbuquat £142
3rd Ruthven, Tomintoul £154
Mule Gimmers (1438) averaged £176.70 (+£14.30 on the year)
Tex Gimmers (455) averaged £181.39 (+67p on the year)
Chev Mule (452) averaged £176.88 (+38p on the year)
Mule: £200 Towiemore, Balavil Estates, Marshall Farms, Redhill Elgin, £195 Logie, £195 Redhill, £190 Towiemore
Chev/Mule: £190 Redhill, £188 East Backlands; £184 Marshall Farms;
TexX: £245&£242 Hilton of Culsh, £220 Ballindalloch, Uras, £212 Meikle Begshill, £210 Uras
Suff: £220 Biggins
ContX: £115 Towiemore, £152 Ruthven
Mule Ewe Lambs (1080) averaged £134.42 (+£23.81 on the year
Chev/Mule Lambs (542) averaged £139.58 (+£19.55 on the year)
Mule: £172 Cocklarachy, £170 Wedderburn, £170 Raws, £155 Bomakelloch, £155 Wedderburn, £154 Ruthven, £152 Glenrinnes, £152 Honeysuckle
Chev/Mule: £175 Tillyminate, £162 Harestone, £162 Tillymonate, £160 Dalrachie
TexX: £168 Ballindalloch, £158 Tillyminate
Bleu Du Maine: £140 Honeysuckle