United Auctions (Wednesday 17 April 2019) sold 1960 prime sheep.
New season lambs (7) averaged 219p per kg for 48kg Suff from Upper Woodside, Rothiemay and to £105 gross for 48kg Suff from Upper Woodside, Rothiemmay.
Old season lambs (1038) sold to 228p per kg for 36kg Tex from Sealladh Ard, North Uist and to £93.50 gross for 45kg Tex from Nether Blairmaud, Cornhill and 44.8kg Tex from Roddentree, Huntly.
Hoggs followed the national trend and were easier on the week as the Easter rush draws to a close. Heavies would be £10 back, export weights however were only £2-£3 easier and were well short of buyers requirements. Ewes met a firm enquiry throughout and cashed in at comparable rates. Lean ewes look a mile dearer in comparison to thicker sorts.
Ewes sold to a top of £150 for a pen of Beltex’s from Logie Durno.
OSL – Suf – £91, 202p Crichneylade; SufX - £89.50, 200p Bogenhilt; Tex - £88.50 Home Farm/Birchlea/Daies x 2, 213p The Palace; TexX - £99 Daies, 210p Sealladh Ard; Cont - £91 South Canterbury/Crichneylade, 209p Roddentree/Nether Knockans; Chev - £91.50 Nether Blairmaud, 215p Fridayhill; Mule - £88.50 Bogenhilt, 195p Quarryhead; BF - £89, 202p Daies; Bel – Nether Blairmaud, 215p Fridayhill; ContX - £88.50 Crichneylade, 212p Quarryhead; Char - £90 Nether Blairmaud, 208p Nether Blairmaudx2/Home Farm; CharX - £89 Home Farm, 211p East Bogieside.
EWES – (915) Suf - £113 South Briggs; SufX - £109 Davmor; Tex - £128 Logie Durno/91 Main Street; TexX - £120 x 3 Logie Durno/Birchlea; Cont - £105 Standingstones; Chev - £90 Nether Knockans; Mule - £76 Nether BackieleyHoneysuckle; GF - £75 Milnbank; BF - £61 The Leys; Cross - £100 x 2 Logie Durno; Swale - £62 Honeysuckle Cottage; CHM - £99 Newton of Tulloch; Bel - £130 Logie Durno; BFL - £93 Logie Durno; Char - £125 Logie Durno; RAMS – Lleyn - £100 Meadow
United Auctions (Saturday 6 April 2019) sold 1402 cattle at their April Show and Sale which was judged by Mr John Brown, Gaindykehead, Airdrie and sponsored by Galbraith & Seafield Vets.
Champion was a LimX bullock scaling 445kg at £1090 244.9p from Fodderletter Farm, Tomintoul.
Reserve Champion was a 430kg LimX from Lythebrae, Aberchirder selling at £1040, 241.8p per kg.
BLKS (771) sold to average 237.3p per kg selling to 320p per kg for a pen of CharsX from Hillbrae, Ellon and to £1245 from Treeton, Culloden.
HFRS (618) sold to an average 223p per kg selling to 353.3p per kg for LimX’s from Bush, Aberlour and to £1280 for CharXs from Mains of Bognie, Forgue.
OTMS (14) sold to average 135.1p per kg selling to 188.7p per kg for LimX from Brackens, Turridd and to £1300 for CharX from Mid Fodderletter, Tomintoul.
BLKS – Up to 250kg – £735, 319.6p Hilbrae, Arthrath; 251-300kg - £845, 313.7p Hillbrae, Arthrath; 301-350kg - £980, 280p Rippachie, Strathdon; 351-400kg - £1100, 305.6p Bush Farm, Aberlour; 401-450kg - £1130, 258.6p Wrangham, Colpy; 451-600kg - £1210 Roebank, Grange, 254.9p Mains of Mayen, Grange; 501-550kg - £1200 Leschangie, Kemnay, 233.2p Upper Cook, Crudie; 551-600kg - £1245 Treeton, Culloden, 220.7p Roebank, Grange.
HFRS – Up to 250kg – £500, 241.5p Avielochan, Aviemore; 251-300kg - £1060, 353.3p Bush Farm, Aberlour; 301-350kg - £930 Edendiack, 273.8p Craigneach, Strathdon; 351-400kg - £1180, 323.3p Edendiack, Gartly; 401-450kg - £1120 Stonedyke, Rhynie, 258.1p Mid Fodderletter, Tomintoul; 451-500kg - £1210, 242p Gaich Farms, Grantown on Spey; 501-550kg - £1220 Roebank, Grange, 232.7p Mains of Mayen, Grange; 551-600kg - £1280, 222.6p Mains of Bognie, Forgue.
OTMS – CharX - £1300, 153.8p Mid Fodderletter, Tomintoul; SimX - £1100, 140.1p Deershill, Cuminestown; LimX - £1000. 188.7p Brackens, Turriff; BBX - £900, 163.6p Mains of Draidland, Gamrie.