United Auctions (Thursday 20th September 2018) sold 5146 breeding and store sheep. Blackface gimmers met an electric trade for the very best sorts and were well short of requirements. Mule and continental gimmers met a selective demand and were easier than the previous sale. Ewe lambs cashed in at lesser rates than the first sale, however there were plenty of buyers for the numbered offered. Store lambs met a selective demand. Well bred and stronger stores met a firm enquiry, whilst larger keep sorts were easier.
Blackface Gimmers (364) £161 Corshelloch, £160 Raws, £158 Raws, £122 Ashburn, £121 Towiemore, £118 Biggins
Mule Gimmers (319) £135 Cairncoullie, £128 Kincraig, £125 Wardhead x2, £122 Kincraig, £120 Kirkland, Cairncoullie x2
Tex Gimmer - £140 Meikle Begshill
Correct BF Ewe £80 Glenrinnes
BMCB BF Ewes £50 Glenrinnes
Tex Correct £100 South Litterty
Tex BMCB £80 Little Lediken, Wardhead
Suff Correct £102 Towiemore
HB Correct £100 Towiemore
Mule 1 crop £105 Towiemore
Mule Correct £80 Wardhead
Mule (570) £106 Raws, £105 Raws, £90 Raws, £90 Raws, £86 Wedderburn
Chev Mule £94 Dalrachie
Store Lambs (2209)
Suff - £65 Greenland Mains
SuffX - £64.50 Greenland Mains
Cont - £70 Aldinnie
Beltex - £65 Burnside
Tex - £64 Croftdhu
TexX - £63.50 Croftdhu
Char - £63 Greenacres
Chev - £51 Mid Fodderletter
Mule - £55 Aldunie
BF - £50.50 Wester Achvochkie
Zwar - £66 Burnside
United Auctions (Wednesday 19th September 2018) sold 1956 prime sheep.
New season lambs (880) sold to 185p per kg for 40kg Beltex from 103 Moss Street, Keith and to £95 gross for 58kg Tex from Cairncoullie, Alford.
Lambs followed the trend that was set last week, which saw well fleshed and heavy sorts being the easiest commodity to cash. Anything leaner is realising store value. Ewes were easier on the week for all classes. Heavy ewes were short of buyers requirements however.
NSL – Suf – £90 The Bungalow, 180p Mid Fodderletter; SufX - £89.50 Honeyneuk, 170p West Greenland; Tex - £94.50 Braehead, 173p Rinatin; TexX - £90 Greenacres, 170p Braehead; Cont - £90 Nether Knockans/Honeyneuk, 169p Greenacres; Chev - £87, 161p Dalrachie; Mule - £77 Clashnoir, 161p Mains of Skeith; BF - £69.50, 154p Upper Croft Na Gran; Bel - £88.50, 171p Honeyneuk; CH/Mule - £79.50, 166p Dalrachie; Char - £92 Newseat of Tolquhan, 170p Boghead; CharX - £89 Nether Knockans, 171p Boghead.
EWES (1076) – Suf - £96 Myreton; SufX - £120 Hilton of Culsh; Tex - £140 Hilton of Culsh; TexX - £120 Hilton of Culsh; Cont - £119 The Haugh; Chev - £114 Tofts of Tain; Mule - £82 West Cruichie; Swale - £66 North Glen Estate; BF - £60 Glenrinnes; Cross - £118 Tofts of Tain; CHM - £97 Hilton of Culsh; Llyen - £96 Leitchestown; BDM - £101 St Johns Wells; CharX - £109 Braehead; Char - £112 West Cruishie.
United Auctions (Thursday 13th September 2018) sold 209 store and OTM cattle.
HFRS (74) sold to average 200.3p per kg selling to a top of 217.4p per kg for a 460kg LimX from Sheep Park, Bridge of Marnoch. Top gross being £1050 for a 515kg CharX from Craig Estates, Rhynie.
BLKS (125) sold to average 206.6p per kg and selling to a top of 227.3p per kg for a 440kg LimX from Auchairn, Aultmore. Top gross being £1130 for a 565kg SalX from Auchairn, Aultmore.
OTMS (10) sold to a top of 141.5p per kg for a 820kg LimX from Loanend, Logie Coldstone, also for the same animal.
HFRS – Up to 250kg - £580, 192.7p Rhindhu, Chapeltown; 301-350kg - £675, 195.7p Rhindhu, Chapeltown; 401-450kg - £910 Auchairn, Aultmore, 214.6p Wester Elchies; 451-500kg - £1020 Chapelpark Croft, Forgue, 217.4p Sheep Park, Bridge of Marnoch; 501-550kg - £1050, 203.1p Home Farm, Craig Estates
BLKS – 301-350kg – £760, 217.1p Wester Elchies, Aberlour; 351-400kg - £840, 213.2p Nether Old What, New Deer; 401-450kg - £1000, 227.3p Auchairn, Aultmore; 451-450kg - £1020, 212.5p Home Farm Craig, Rhynie; 501-550kg - £1090, 209.6p Auchairn, Aultmore; 551-600kg - £1130, 210.1p Auchairn, Aultmore.
United Auctions (Saturday 8th September 2018) sold 7407 sheep at their Annual Show & Sale of Breeding Sheep sponsored by “Iain MacEachen Transport”, judging lay in the hands of two extremely capable duos. Taking charge of the Mule Gimmers were Doug Davidson and his grandson Scott Morrison of Sinsharnie, Cairnie. In the ewe lamb judging ring were Callum Keir and his son Lewis Keir of Cairncoullie, Alford.
Centre records were bulldozed yet again at this centre, vendors and purchasers alike flocked to Huntly Mart to be part of a record entry of breeding and store sheep at this centre. Buyers from all over the North-East of Scotland and Caithness were present to participate in a trade that wasn’t quite as brisk as last year but was still more than what’s been witnessed at other centres thus far.
Mule Gimmers (1477) averaged £133.62 (-£3.98 on the year)
Tex Gimmers (214) averaged £137.20 (+£1.87 on the year)
Suff Gimmers (100) averaged £138.85
Chev Mule (467) averaged £142.68
Mules Show List
1st £172 Leslie, Redhill
2nd £152 Smith, Towiemore
3rd £140 Milne, Logie
Mule: £155 x2 Altyre Cottage,Towiemore,, £150x7 Kirkland x 2, Altyre Cottage, Towiemore x 4, £145x2 Kirkland, £140x4, St Johns Wells, Kirkland, Logie, Braehead.
Tex – £210 Whitelumbs, £180 Home Farm Rattray, £165x2 Woodside, Whitelumbs, £160 Meikle Begshill.
Suff - £150 Towiemore, £140 Whitelumbs, £135, £130 Croftdhu.
Chev Mule - £160 Tillyminate, £158x2 Redhill, £145 Redhill, £140x5 Redhill (twice), Ballindalloch Home Farm, Tillyminate, Bogiebrae
Halfbred - £120 St Johns Wells
BDM - £118 Drummuir Home Farm
Chev - £105 Adamstone
Mule Ewe Lambs
1st £130 Ruthven Farms
2nd £125 Hunter Wedderburn
3rd £120 Millican, Newton of Hassiewells
Chev Mule Ewe Lambs
1st £160 Harestone
2nd £125 Forbes Dalrachie
3rd £100 Bradley, Tillyminate
Mule Ewe Lambs (1390) averaged £96.62 (-£8.98)
£135 Mil of Fowlis, £132 Mill of Fowlis, £124 Mill of Fowlis, £118 Bomakelloch, £111 Ruthven, £110 x2 Bomakelloch
Chev Mules – (461) averaged £103.75 (-£6.71)
£172 Harestone, £148 Harestone, £124 Dalrachie , £110 Honeysuckle Cottage
Tex - £110 Honeysuckle Cottage, £110 Meikle Begshill, £100 Berryleys
Breeding Ewes –
Suff Corr - £100 Ryeriggs Croft
Tex 1 crop - £125, £100x2 Wardhead
Tex BMCB - £84 Auchnarrow
Mule BMCB - £82 Logie, £77 Auchnarrow
Mule Correct - £80 South Litterty
English Mule 1 crop - £100 Ryeriggs Croft
Store Lambs (3030) A full company of buyers were present for a grand show of store lambs. Strong sorts met a firm enquiry, however longer keep lambs proved harder to cash
Suff - £69 Greenland Mains
Suff - £68 Leithhall Home Farm
DownX - £66.60x3 Greenland Mains, East Murkle, Mid Fodderletter
Bel - £66x2 Glenrinnes
Tex - £67.50 Leithhall Home Farm
TexX - £66 Greenland Mains
Cont - £64.50 Pitprone
Zwar - £66.50 Burnside
Char - £61 Bush
Char - £58 Mid Fodderletter