United Auctions (Wednesday 24 February 2021) sold 2431 prime sheep.
Old season Lambs (1765) SQQ averaged 272.35p per kg, selling to 389p per kg for 35.5kg Beltex from Sheep Park, Bridge of Marnoch and to £137 gross for 48kg Beltex from Croftgibb, Grange.
Ewes sold to a top of £188 for an outstanding Texel from Mid Haddo, Fyvie
A good number of hoggs sold to the usual full ringside of buyers. Trade like other centres at the start of the week would be a fraction easier from last weeks bonanza, well-fleshed export types bucked the trend however and were every bit as dear as last week. There was a little more life in the ewe ring today which saw more purebred continental types forward which have been lacking in recent weeks. All classes cashed in at increased values.
NSL – Suf – £129.50 Netherton, 302p Carron Mains; SufX - £127 Aulton, 285p Badentoul; Tex - £128.50 Lazyfold/Braehead, 291p Croftgibb; TexX - £128 Turfhillock/Daies x 2, 288p Stripeside/Inshes; Cont - £127.50 Newton/Newton of Deershaw, 286p Braehead; Chev - £124 East Mey, 278p Dorrey; Mule - £123.50, 274p Daies; BF - £124 Fridayhill, 289p Inshes; Bel - £126 Daies, 341p Sheep Park; CHM - £122.50, 272p Badentoul; Lleyn - £126.50 Upper Scotstown, 293p Moss-side; Char - £128 South Craighead, 297p Carron Mains; CharX - £127.50 Newton of Haddo, 282p Auchenthumb; ContX - £127 Auldtown Croft/Rivestone, 285p Auchenthumb/Spring Garden Cottage/Quarryhead/Croftgibb
EWES (666) Suf – £138 Mid Haddo, £138 Cranna Bridge, £137 Mid Haddo, £133 Bonnels; Suf - £131 Mid Haddo, £128 Badentoul/Floors; Tex - £185 Cobbleheugh/£177+£170 Stripeside; Tex - £169 Floors/£142 Clatequoy; Cont - £140 Essil/£139 Broadland; Chev - £117 Turfhillock; Mule - £104 Cobbleheugh/£100 Upper Scotstown; Eng Mule - £99 Mid Haddo/£98 Shanterhill; BF - £73 Bardnaheigh/£73 Sinsharnie; Cross - £130 Mid Haddo; BFL - £114 Upper Tullochbeg/Balavil Est/Meikle Kirkhill; CHM - £138 Cobbleheugh; HB - £129 Broadland; Bel - £176 Floors/£149 Floors; Lleyn - £128 Meikle Kirkhill; Char - £180 Mid Haddo/£160 Mid Haddo; CharX - £130 Mid Haddo; ContX - £131 Denhead; Hill Chev - £95 Essil/Turfhillock; BelX - £129 Clatequoy; Mil Blue - £168 Badentoul; Zwar - £113 Markethill; RAMS – Tex - £117 Turfhillock; Bel - £128 Mains of Tillymorgan; Hill Chev - £102 Turfhillock; Cross - £118 Upper Gelshfield.
United Auctions (Thursday 18 February 2021) sold 77 store cattle and OTMs.
BLKS (48) sold to average 236p per kg selling to a top of 268.9p per kg for a pen of three 330kg SimX’s from Braehead, Huntly. Top gross being £1175 for a SimX from Followsters, Keith.
HFRS (20) sold to an average 206p per kg. Selling to a top of 220p per kg for four 456kg CharX’s from Quarryhead, Glass. Top gross being £1260 for a SimX from Hatton Cottage, Dallas.
OTMs (9) sold to a top of 149p pr kg for a 805kg CharX from Lower Auchmill, Kinnor. Top gross being £1200 for the same animal.
HFRS – 401-450kg – £820, 192.9p Quarryhead, Glass; 501-550kg - £1100, 205.6p Hatton Cottage, Dallas; 601-650kg - £1250, 195.3p Hatton Cottage, Dallas;
BLKS –301-350kg – £935, 268.9p Braehead, Huntly; 351-400kg - £1020 Braehead, Huntly, 264.8p The Den, Fochabers; 401-450kg - £1025, 252p Balnellan, Craigellachie; 451-500kg - £1070, 232.6p Balnellan, Craigellachie; 501-550kg - £1140, 222.7p Followsters, Keith; 551-600kg - £1175 Followsters, Keith, 205.4p Moss-Side, Dunphail