United Auctions (Saturday 3 April 2021) sold 1002 store cattle and OTMs at their sale.
BLKS (584) sold to average 265.3p per kg (up 41.2p per kg on the year) or £1123.78 per head selling to a top of 332p per kg for LimX’s from Kinminity, Newmill and £1550 for CharX’s from Weetyfoot, Grange
HFRS (403) sold to an average 257p per kg (up 36.1p per kg on the year) or £1038.27 per head selling to a top of 323.4p per kg for CharX’s from Roebank, Grange £1420 for char from Inverlochy, Tomintoul.
OTMs (15) sold to average 145.1p per kg selling to 198.2p per kg for AAX from Auchenthumb strichen and £1400 for AAX from Wester Elchies, Aberlour. BULLS sold to £1440 for AA from Ediinglassie, Glass.
BLKS - 251-300kg - £905, 332.7p Kinminity, Newmill; 301-350kg - £1070, 321.3p Roebank, Grange; 351-400kg - £1190 Roebank, Grange, 302.7p Stonedyke, Rhynie; 401-450kg - £1230 Stonedyke, Rhynie, 291.5p Roebnk, Grange; 451-500kg - £1340, 285.1p Upper Tillathrowie, Gartly; 501-550kg - £1490, 275.9p Upper cook, Crudie; 551-600kg - £1480 Millfield, Turriff, 251.8p Upper Tillathrowie, Gartly; 601-650kg - £1550 Weetyfoot, Grange, 246.3p Upper Tillathrowie, Gartly; 651-700kg - £1500, 229p Weetyfoot, Grange.
HFRS – Up to 250kg - £760, 323.4p Roebank, Grange; 251-300kg - £825 Rhindhu, Glenlivet, 286p Ardgour, Sauchen; 301-350kg - £1110, 317.1p Mains of Pronie, Tarland; 351-400kg - £1205, 311.4p Stonedyke, Rhynie; 401-450kg - £1265, 292.1p Myreton, Insch; 451-500kg - £1360, 280.4p Myreton, Insch; 501-550kg - £1300, 253.9p Inverlochy, Tomintoul; 551-600kg - £1285 South Whitewell, Fraserburgh, 223.4p 47 Gordon Road, Alford; 601-650kg - £1420, 229p Inverlochy, Tomintoul
OTMs – LimX - £1280 or 151.5p per kg Knockandhu, Tomatin; SimX - £1140 or 162.9p per kg Delfur Farms, Rothes; ShortX - £1100 or 189.2p per kg Auchenthumb, Strichen.
United Auctions (Wednesday 31 March 2021) sold 1699 prime sheep.
Old season Lambs (1081) sold to 315p per kg for 36kg Chev from Shenval, Glenlivet and to £153 gross for 59kg Beltex from Logie Durno, Pitcaple.
Ewes sold to a top of £200 for Texels from Logie Durno, Pitcaple.
Hogg trade continues to surpass everyone’s expectations as once again all classes were dearer. All classes were keenly bid for as many breezed past the £3 per kg mark. Ewe trade was quite simply on fire. The full company of buyers participated in a ferocious frenzy of bidding, which is becoming customary in the sheep trade this season, which led to the sale averaging £113.56. All classes were sharper apart from the pest price ewes which were comparable on the week.
OSL – Suf – £139 x 2 Nether Blairmaud, 298p Badentoul/18 Richmond Gardens; SufX - £138 Bogenhilt/Gunhill/Netherton, 294p Bogenhilt; Tex - £139 Bogenhilt/Nether Blairmaud, 305p Sordale; TexX - £138.50 Bonnethill/Bogenhilt, 304p Balnakyle; Cont - £138 Dies/Netherton/14 Bin Avenue/Auchinleve/Bonnethill, 302p Netherton/Upper Backieley; Chev - £139 Bonnethill,304p Drumwhindle Mains/Tombreackachie; Mule - £133.50 Daies, 302p Tombreackachie; BF - £134.50 Daies, 305p Corshelloch/Tombreackachie; Bel - £140 Daies, 310p Woodbank; Zwar - £138 14 Bin Avenue, 291p Badentoul; Lleyn - £138 Bonnethill/14 Bin Avenue, 302p Tombreackachie; Char - £138 Netherton/Home Farm, 300p Netherton x2/Home Farm x 2; CharX - £136.50 Sordale/Home Farm, 299p Home Farm; ContX - £137.50 Aulton/18 Richmond, 314p Shenval; CHM - £138 Woodbank, 300p Badentoul;
EWES (618) Suf – £150 Porterstown; SufX - £147 Dunscroft/Home Farm, £141 Logie Durno; Tex - £197 Porterstown/£190 Hilton of Culsh, £181,£173,£172 Logie Durno; TExX - £162 Thorax, £162 Dunscroft; Cont - £160 Home Farm/Woodside of Litterty; Hil Chev - £136 Lynemore/ £133 Bardnaclavan/£129 Sordale; Mule - £126 Woodside of Litterty/Newton of Struthers, £124 Dunscroft, £123 Ternemy; GF - £119 Woodside of Litterty/£119 Home Farm; BF - £113 Lynemore/£108 Auchnarrow, £104 Mains of Allathan x 4; Cross - £169 Logie Durno; BFL - £124 Logie Durno; CHM - £158 Greens of Middleton; HB - £134 Balgreen; Bel - £179 Greens of Middleton, £179 Logie Durno; Easy - £117 Williamstone Estates; Char - £180 Logie Durno; Logie - £149 Logie Durno; Durno - £139 x 4 Logie Durno; RAMS – OXF - £140 Connage; BF - £123 Auchnascraw; Cross - £121 Thorax; Ryeland - £118 Auchnascraw; Tex - £164 Thorax.