United Auctions (Wednesday 11 December 2019) sold 1417 prime sheep.
New season lambs (800) averaged 180.17p per kg to 200p for 45kg Beltex from Sheep Park, Bridge of Marnoch and to £93.50 for 58kg Cont from Sunside, Wardhouse.
A shortage of lambs saw best meated sorts a fraction sharper on the week. Ewes were also in short supply and all classes were once again dearer. Best well-bred sorts are a scarce commodity and many more could have been easily sold.
Ewes sold to a top of £168 for Texels from Cranna Bridge Aberchirder.
NSL – Suf – £91 Little Forgue, 183p Shevado; SufX - £90 Roebank, 178p Little Forgue; Tex - £91.50 Roebank/Glencorrie, 198p Croftdhu; TexX - £91 Waterton, 195p Hillhall/Glencorrie; Cont - £90.50 Waterton, 190p Hillhall; Chev - £90 Little Forgue, 190p Shevado; Mule - £86.50 Woodbank, 184p Hillhead of Mornish; BF - £83 Gaich, 180p Glenrinnes/Gaich/Hillhead of Mornish; Bel - £91, 200p Sheep Park; BDM - £91,190p Sunside; Char - £90 Woodbank/Glencorrie, 187p Hillhall; CharX - £90.50 Little Forgue, 189p Followsters.
EWES (617) – Suf – £118 Standingstones; SufX - £110 Davmor; Tex - £162 the Mill House; TexX - £160 The Mill House; Cont - £155 Croftdhu; Chev - £93 Backhill of Clackriach; Mule - £89 Allarburn; GF - £81 Tollo; BF - £69.50 Auchorochan; Cross - £130 Auchorochan; CHM - £95 Seggiecrook; Bel - £101 Sinsharnie; Char - £107 Followsters; Swale - £57 Tombreakachie; Tex - £140 Cranna Bridge/The Mill House.
RAMS – Suf - £87 Tullochallum; Tex - £110 Broughnamary; Cont - £103 Midtown of Glass.
United Auctions (Thursday 5 December 2019) sold 95 Store & OTM cattle along with store sheep.
BLKS (30) sold to average 192.9p per kg. Selling to a top of 216p per kg for a 310kg SHX’s from Conland Farm, Forgue. Top gross being £1190 for a SimX from Auchairn, Keith.
HFRS (29) averaged 195.7p per kg selling to a top of 209.8p per kg BBX from Bush Farm, Aberlour. Top gross being £1020 for a SimX from Auchairn, Keith.
OTMS cattle (36) sold to average 106.6p per kg selling to a top of 130.3p per kg for an AAX from Tulchan, Grantown on Spey. Top gross being £1140 again for an AAX from Tulchan, Grantown on Spey.
Store lambs sold to £55 for Tex’s from Ballintomb, Grantown on Spey.
BLKS – 301-350kg – £670, 216.1p Conland Farm, Forgue; 351-400kg £770, 205.3p Conland Farm, Forgue; 401-450kg - £840, 207.4p Bush Farm, Aberlour; 451-500kg - £940 Mains of Bognie, Fogrue, 193.5p Mill of Towie Farm, Cullen; 501-550kg - £1060 Auchairn, Aultmore, 199.1p Mains of Bognie, Forgue; 551-600kg - £1120, 201.8p Auchairn, Aultmore; 601-650kg - £1110, 184.4p Auchairn, Aultmore; 651-700kg - £1190, 180p Auchairn, Aultmore
HFRS – 251-300kg – £670 Wester Elchies, Aberlour, 205.5p Conland Farm, Forgue; 351-400kg - £770 Bush Farm, Aberlour, 200 Wester Elchies, Aberlour; 401-450kg - £900 Auchairn, Aultmore, 209.8p Bush Farm, Aberlour; 451-500kg - £955, 199p Bush Farm, Aberlour; 501-550kg - £1000, 183.5p Auchairn, Aultmore; 551-600kg - £1020, 183.8p Auchairn, Aultmore.
House Estate, Tarves; 651-700kg - £1155, 167.4p Swanford, New Deer