United Auctions (Wednesday 20 February 2019) sold 3435 prime sheep.
Old season lambs (1706) sold to 218p per kg for 36 kg Beltex from Smith, Floors and 36kg Suf, Newfield Ellon and to £90 for 59kg Suf from South Blachrie, Fyvie.
Hogg trade like every other centre this week was easier, particularly for heavier sorts. Export weights remain grand to cash. Last week’s centre record for the number of ewes sold was totally eclipsed, another mammoth show saw best ewes a tremendous trade. Lean ewes however were easier than they have been of late.
OSL (1706)– Suf – £86 Nicolson Park, 191p Wardhead; SufX - £85.50 Burnside of Gight, 188p Strichen Mains; Tex - £89 Cloves, 197p 18 Richmond Gardens; TexX - £87.50 Nicolson Park, 195p Highlands; Cont - £87 Cloves/Nicolson Park/South Blachrie, 193p Floors; Chev - £87 South Blachrie, 190p Nevie; Mule - £85.50 Nether Blairmaud, 187p Dunphail; BF - £77 Rivestone, 198p Gaich; Bel - £85 18 Richmond Gardens, 211p Allaloth; Char - £85 Craig, 204p East Murkle; CharX - £87.50 Craig, 197p Newfield.
EWES (1729) – Suf – £134 Dunscroft; SufX – £107 Dunscroft; Tex - £151 Dunscroft; TeXx - £150 Dunscroft; Cont - £135 Loanend; Chev – £112 Essil; Mule - £62 Braeside of Culvie; BF - £50 Haughton; Cross - £120 Balquindachy/Dunscroft; Shet/Chev - £93 Essil; CHM - £110 Dunscroft; HB - £104 Balquindachy; Bel - £101 Essil; ContX - £118 Balquindachy; Char - £150 Dunscroft; Lln - £101 Essil.
United Auctions (Thursday 14 February 2019) sold 284 store & OTM cattle.
Yearling store cattle sold to a fantastic demand. However strong forward store types met a more cautious approach reflecting back to the slip in the current fat cattle trade.
BLKS (151) sold to average 214.8p per kg selling to a top of 278p per kg for a 320kg LimX from Loanhead, Logie Coldstone. Top gross being £1255 for SimX’s from Nether Minmore, Glenkindie.
HFRS (105) sold to average 209.2p per kg selling to a top of 246.2p per kg for a 325kg LimX from Cobbleheugh Farm, Dinnet. Top gross being £1150 for a LimX from Birselawsie, Midmar.
OTMS (33) sold to average 134.2p per kg. Topping the sale today was a Sim from Corskie, Garmouth, which realised £1360. Top p per kg was 207.3p for a LimX from Easterton, Old Rayne. A grand show of well fleshed cows saw trade dearer.
HFRS – 301-350kg – £800, 246.2p Cobbleheugh, Dinnet; 351-400kg - £845, 222.1p Carbrotach, Cairnie; 401-450kg - £990 Loanhead, Logie Coldstone, 242.9p Cobbleheugh, Dinnet; 451-500kg - £995 Birslawsie, Midmar, 207.3p Weetyfoot, Grange; 501-550kg - £1050, 202p Weetyfoot, Grange; 551-600kg - £1050, 182.6p Birselawsie, Midmar.
BLKS – 301-350kg – £890, 278p Loanhead, Logie Coldstone; 351-400kg - £1085, 275p Loanhead, Logie Coldstone; 401-450kg - £1085, 263.3p Cobbleheugh, Dinnet; 451-500kg - £1100, 236.6p Birselawsie, Midmar; 501-550kg - £1140, 220.9p Birselawsie, Midmar; 551-600kg - £1215, 209.5p Birselawsie, Midmar; 601-650kg - £1255 Nether Minmore, Glenkindie, 201.7p Birselawsie, Midmar; 651-700kg - £1250, 189.4p Nether Minmore, Glenkindie.
OTMS – Sim - £1300 Corskie, Garmouth, 164.3p Little Millbrex, Fyvie; SimX - £1230, 136.7p Corskie, Garmouth; Short - £1210, 135.3p Corskie, Garmouth; ShortX - £1170, 134.7p Corskie, Garmouth; Lim - £1280, 173p Foddetletter, Tomintoul; LimX - £1140, 203.8p Easterton, Old Rayne; AA - £1110, 176.2p Eastfield, Ballater; BRB - £1060 Easterton, Old Rayne, 148.5p Fodderletter, Tomintoul; AAX - £1040, 148.9p Eastfield, Ballater