United Auctions (26 September 2020) sold a catalogued entry of 359 Rams and Ram Lambs at their Annual Show & Sale.
Day two of the newly formatted Huntly Ram sale extravaganza continued on from yesterday’s fireworks to an almighty crescendo which obliterated every centre record held at this centre for a tup sale. Firstly, a new record was set for the top gross price paid for any sheep at Huntly mart, bulldozing yesterdays new record that wasn’t even 24 hours old! Step forward regular consignors Messrs Brown, Hilton of Culsh, New Deer with their second sheep in their pen. This Texel shearling outstanding in every department, which commanded serious presence in the ring was eventually knocked out after a frenzy of bidding for a new centre record of £2700. The record smashing didn’t stop there as on no fewer than 49 occasions the £1000 barrier was breached. This was one of the best sales for quality that Huntly Mart has ever witnessed and a real credit to all Vendors.
Suffolk Ram Shearlings
Hilton of Culsh 15, top £1100, ave £871
Stonyford 7. Top £750, ave £607
Mains of Orchardstown 12, top £850, ave £543
Hilton of Culsh 33, top £2700, ave £1130
Wedderburn 9, top £1000, ave £661
Belnoe 12, top £1100x2, ave £900
Rinatin 9, top £1300, ave £711
The Green 6, top £1200, aver £875
Other Leading Prices
Suffolk- £1000x2 Hilton of Culsh, £900 x4 Hilton of Culsh, £850 x 3 Hilton of Culsh
Texel - £1500, £1400 £1300 x2 Hilton of Culsh, £1300 Rinatin, £1200 x4 Hilton of Culsh, £1100 x 11 Hilton of Culsh, £1100 Belnoe x 2
Blue Texel £550 Braehead, £500 Inchford
Beltex X Tex £1100 Hilton of Culsh, £1000 Hilton of Culsh x 3, £900 x 2 Hilton of Culsh
CharX £520 Haugh, Broadmyre
Char £500 Dunscroft, Southfield
Lleyn £520 Little Blackpots
Suff £700 Newton of Balquharn, £600 Bogs of Paithnick
Tex £650 Midown of Glass, £620 North Dorlaithers, £580 Cairnton, £550
Char £400 Corsaitly
United Auctions (Friday 25 September 2020) sold a catalogued entry of 261 Rams and Ram Lambs at their Annual Sale.
The usual format for the annual Huntly Tup sale had to be changed this year due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. In its place a two-day tup sale extravaganza was formed. Part one consisted of all Blue Face Leicester’s and Non MV Accredited Rams. A ringside full to capacity whilst adhering to the 2-meter social distancing rules keenly bid on the best quality Blue Face Leicester tups and in particular the “Traditional” types. A new centre record was achieved for any breed of sheep at this centre for a “Traditional” type shearling which oozed quality in every department, this shearling was consigned by Messrs Fotheringham, Westhall, Perth with the hammer falling at £2000. The Blue Face Leicester section smashed the £1000 barrier on no fewer than fourteen occasions, which is another breed record for this centre.
In the non-accredited section R Downie, Newton of Crathie led the way with a texel shearling realising £850
BFL Shearlings - 9 top £2000 ave £1238
Over Finlarg - 3 top £1300 ave £916
Upper Tullochbeg - 4 top £1300 ave £933
Home Farm Auchry - 7 top £1200x2 ave£921
Sonnenalm - 8 top £850 ave £605
BFL - £1900 Westhall, £1700 Westhall, £1600 Westhall, £1400 Mill of Fowlis, £1300 Over Finlarg, Upper Tullochbeg, £1200 Westhall, £1100 Nether Aucharnie, £1000 Home Farm Auchry, Upper Tullochbeg, £900 Home Farm Auchry x2, Badentoul x2, Over Finlarg
Suff - £550 Biggins x2, Floors, £500 Floor x4
Beltex - £500 14 Balloch, Newton of Crathie
BeltexX - £440 Auchnarrow
Tex - £600 Loanend, Newton of Crathie, £550 Loanend, £520 Newton of Crathie
CharX - £680 Auchnarrow, £520 Auchnarrow
Tex x BFL - £600 Upper Sauchen, £450 Tomnavoulin
Chev – £350 East Brachmont x 2
United Auctions (Thursday 24 September 2020) sold 651 weaned calve, store & OTM cattle.
A “top show” of weaned calves and stores were presented by consigners resulting in the whole sale averaging £1006 per head. Steers saw a rise of 25p per kg on the same sale last year whilst heifers saw a rise of 30p per kg on the year.
HFRS (308) sold to average 219.1p per kg selling to a top 257.5p per kg for a 365kg LimX from Cobbleheugh, Dinnet. Top gross being £1225 for a pen of five 544kg CharX’s from Auchnascraw, Glenlivet.
BLKS (324) sold to average 225.6p per kg. Selling to a top of 281.1p per kg for a pair of 370kg LimX’s from Loanhead, Logie Coldstone. Top gross being £1330 for a 600kg LimX from Keithmore, Dufftown.
OTMS (19) sold to average 140p per kg selling to a top of 184.3p per kg for a 510kg BBX from Meikle Kirkhill, Maud. Top gross being £1300 for a 875kg LimX from Loanhead, Logie Coldstone.
HFRS – Up to 250kg – £590, 250p Lynemore, Grantown on Spey; 301-350kg - £860, 245.7p Clinterty, New Aberdour; 351-400kg - £960 Haddoch, Rothiemay, 257.5p Cobbleheugh, Dinnet; 401-450kg - £1090, 243.8p Haddoch, Rothiemay; 451-500kg - £1205, 245.9p Auchnascraw, Glenlivet; 501-550kg - £1225 Auchnascraw, 237.6p Clinterty, New Aberdour; 551-600kg - £1205, 217.1p Loanhead, Logie Coldstone;
BLKS – 251-300kg - £670, 252.8p Lynemore, Grantown on Spey; 401-450kg - £1135 Craig, Knock, 261.9p Clinterty, New Aberdour; 451-500kg - £1190 Cobbleheugh, Dinnet 249.5p Keithmore, Dufftown; 501-550kg - £1240 Graig, Knock, 235.6p Keithmore, Dufftown; 551-600kg - £1330 Keithmore, Dufftown, 223.6p Auchnascraw, Glenlivet; 601-650kg - £1320, 211,2p Inverlochy, Tomintoul
OTMS – LimX - £1300 Loanhead, Logie Coldstone, 159.7p Cobbleheugh, Dinnet; Lim - £1210, 153.2p Wedderburn, Huntly; BS - £1140, 140.7p Rinmore, Glenkindie; Sim - £1090, 144.8p Loanhead, Logie Coldstone; AA - £1020, 138.5p Loanhead, Logie Coldstone; BRB - £940, 184.3p Meikle Kirkhill, Maud
United Auctions (Wednesday 23 September 2020) sold 2730 prime sheep.
New season lambs (1196) averaged 199p per kg selling to 226p per kg for 44kg Beltex from 18 Richmond Gardens, Rhynie and £110 for 57kg Suff from Whitecairns, New Deer.
Ewes sold to a top of £168 for Beltex from Upper Tullochbeg Huntly
Lamb trade was comparable on the week for less numbers around. A colossal number of ewes descended upon Huntly Mart this week, where a “Barbarian Hoard” of blackies arrived from the hills accounting for a third of the sale. All classes including blackies were dearer on the week, seeing the aforementioned breed section cash in at an average of £60 per head. Best pure ewes are disappearing again making the next stage down in particular a mile dearer than last week.
NSL – Suf – £108 Littlemill, 203p Boghead; SufX - £105 2 Clinton Place, 201p 2 Lochend; Tex - £107 Corshelloch/Richmond Gardens, 214p Croftdhu/Meikle Begshill; TexX - £104 Chapelhill, 211p Hill/Connage; Cont - £105, 214p Richmond Gardens; Chev - £100 Daies/Littlemill, 209p Bankhead; Mule - £97 Netherton 208p Gowanbrae; BF - £94.50 Glenrinnes Farms, 200p Boghead; Bel - £104, 223p Richmond Gardens;BDM - £95 Honeysuckle Cottage, 212p Clatequoy; Lleyn - £98.50 Greenstyle, 209p Gowanbrae; Char - £103 Mill of Fowlis, 210p Richmond Gardens/Muirton; Char - £104, 211p Netherton
EWES (1534) – Suf – £114 Auchincreve; SufX - £114 Greenacres; Tex - £150 Corsairtly/Croftdhu; TexX - £137 Fearn; Cont - £135 Ballintomb/£130 Latheronwheel Mains; Chev - £106 Clatequoy; Mule - £93 Auchincreive; GF - £83 2 Clinton Place; BF - £72.50, £68 Glenavon Est/£68 Auchnerran; Cross - £125 Mains of Pronie; BFl - £110 Upper Tullochbeg; CHM - £119 x2 Latheronwheel Mains; HB - £120 Mains of Allathan; Bel - £132 Upper Tullochbeg; Lleyn - £120 Drummuir HF; Hill Chev - £97 Latheronwheel mains, £96 Achscrabster; Char - £140 Plantation Cottage; CharX - £126 Fearn; ContX - £127 Clatequoy; Swale - £64 Auchnerran; Down - £125 Tillymaud; Aberfield - £121 Fearn
Tups: Bf £88 Auchnerran, Blue Texel £139 Leith Hall Home Farm, Lleyn £72 Ballogie Est
United Auctions (Thursday 17 September 2020) sold 3048 breeding and store sheep which coincided with the annual sale of Blackface gimmers, ewes and ewe lambs.
A centre record was achieved for a pen of quality gimmers consigned by Mr A Williamson, 20 South Bragar, Isle of Lewis selling at £195. Breeding Sheep in general were extremely well bid for with many intending purchasers heading home empty handed.
The hunger to obtain sheep continued into the store lamb ring as trade would be every bit as dear as the last sale. Long keep lambs were in particular well bid for selling to a top of £107 for Beltex’s from Fodderletter, Tomintoul.
Blackface Gimmers (219) averaged £139.63
£175 Sandydays, £160 Sandays, £155 Corshelloch, £142 Ashburn, £138 RawsX2, Scarhill
Mule Gimmers (219) averaged £154.44
£160 Towiemore, Tillylair, £158 Towiemore, £155 Towiemore, £152 Tillylair, Logie,£150 Whitehill, Tillylair
Tex Gimmers (61) averaged £178.20
£190 Uras Farm, £180 Corshelloch, £162 Uras Farm
BF Ewes £88 Lynemore
Suff £130 Corrybrae, £112 4 Stewart Lane
Tex £118 Pitprone, £115 Pitprone, £110 Mains of Skeith, £102 4 Stewarts lane, £100 Glenrinnes Farms
Chev £75 Mains of Skeith, £70 Towiemore
Mule £100 Towiemore, £90 Sinsharnie, £87 Glenrinnes Farms, £85 Pitprone, £80 Auchnarrow
Chev Mule £108 Croftdhu
BDM £138 Honeysuckle Cottage
Tex - £138 Mill of Fowlie, £108 3 Haddoch Cottages, Meikle Begshill, £105 Mill of Fowlis, £100 Mill Fowlis
Mule £132 Bomakelloch, £120 Honeysuckle Cottage, £118 Rawsx2, £102 Bomakelloch, £98 Aldunie, £95 Gaich, Bomakelloch, Aldunie
Chev Mule £105 Gaich, £80 Clachonturn
BF - £100 Lynemore, £75 Greenhill
Suff £78 Greenland Mains, £73.50 Greenland Mains
SuffX £71 East Murkle
Beltex £88 Mid Fodderletter
Tex £75.50 Elrick, £75 Quarrybrae
Tex £74.50 East Murkle, £74.50 Inver
ContX £73 Greenland Mains
Hamp £72.50 Quarrybrae