United Auctions (Tuesday 1 October 2019) sold 6644 North Country Cheviot gimmers and ewes at their annual sale. A full company of buyers were out in force representing all corners of the UK. A brisk trade was witnessed with all classes recording an increase in values on the year. One particular highlight of the sale, albeit a sad one was the dispersal on one of the most noted flocks amongst the breed, Torrish Estate. Buyers were scrambling over each other to obtain these outstanding genetics, culminating in a new breed record being set for a Ram.
1036 Gimmers (-697) sold to average £111.34 (+£30.22) selling to a top of £190 for a pen of Hill NCC from Badanloch, Sutherland.
5608 Ewes (-527) sold to average £77.53 (+£12.90) selling to a top of £160 for warranted ewes from Badanloch, Sutherland.
United Auctions (Tuesday 10 September 2019) sold 4338 lambs at their second sale which met a firm demand to a good ringside of buyers.
3296 wedder lambs sold to average £46.69 (down 11p on the year) selling to £58.50 for NCC’s from 186 Migdale, Bonar Bridge.
1042 ewe lambs sold to average £55.68 (up £4.94 on the year) selling to £83 for NCC’s from 186 Migdale, Bonar Bridge.
£58 Rannoch, Tain
£57.50 Tormore, Dalbeath
£57.50 Balnadelson, Lairg
£56.50 186 Migdale, Bonar Bridge
£56 Achlich, Lairg
£56 Edderton, Tain
£55.50 East Amat, Sutherland
£79 186 Migdale, Bonar Bridge
£78 16 Cassley Drive, Rosehall
£71 Armadale, Thurso & 186 Migdale
£70 Achley, Lairg
Riggs & Tup Lambs
£54 Thistlehouse, Thurso
£50 16 Cassley Drive, Rosehall
£50 Armadale, Thurso
£49.50 182 Strathtongue, Tongue
United Auctions (Tuesday 13 August 2019) sold 13118 lambs which saw trade for wedder lambs selling above expectations, and ewe lambs met a much more selective demand.
9644 wedder lambs sold to average £52.07 (+£0.96 on the year) selling to a top of £70 for SuffX from Achosnich, Dornoch; £67 for BeltX from Auchentoul Cottage, Kinbrace; £66.50 for park type NCC from South Balkeith, Tain; £65.50 for hill type NCC from Cartomie, East Amat.
3474 ewe lambs sold to average £59.51 (-£17.03 on the year) selling to £130 for hill NCC from Dunbeath Farms, Dunbeath.
NCC Wedder Lambs
£65 Tormore, Dunbeath; £65 Armadale, Thurso; £65 South Balkeith, Tain; £65 Auchlich Gruids, Lairg; £65 Dunbeath Farms, Dunbeath.
NCC Ewe Lambs
£120 Duible Cottage, Kildonan; £115 Armadale, Thurso; £102 Badanloch Estates; £100 South Balkeith, Tain; £100 Migdale, Bonar Bridge; £100 No 13 Inverbreckie, Invergordon; £96 Saluscraggie, Helmsdale.
Tups and Riggs
£100 Millhouse, Stainland; £64 Thistle House, Thurso.