United Auctions (Thursday 18 April 2019) sold 2800 prime sheep consisting of 44 new season lambs selling to average 244.18p & 2067 old season lambs selling to average 204.60p also 689 ewes and rams.
New Season Lambs (44)- West Carse (Suff) £126, Gillbank (BTex) £125, Balgonar (Tex) £120, Balgonar (Cont) £115, Whitehouse (Zwa) £105.
New Season Lambs (44)- Balgonar (Tex) 279.0ppk, Southfield (Suff) 271.0ppk, Greystone (Zwa) 249.0ppk, Balgonar (Cont) 245ppk, Gillbank (BTex) 231.0ppk.
Old Season Lambs (2067) - Luckenburn (BTex) £124, Isle Cottage (Tex) £114.50, Easter Garden (Suff) £100, Wardhead (Chev) £96.50, East Bracklinn (X) £94.50, Lenaig (Mule) £92.50, Baldovie (Cont) £92, Wester Bleaton (BF) £91, Old Faskally (Char) £88.50.
Old Season Lambs (2067)- Luckenburn (BTex) 276ppk, Wardhead (Tex) 256ppk, Easter Garden (Suff) 233ppk, Wardhead (Chev) 231ppk, Pityot (X) 221ppk, Old Faskally (Char) 214ppk, Pitsundry (BF) 210ppk, West Balgothrie (Mule) 204ppk.
Ewes (689)- Victoria (Tex) £141, Head of Balglass (X) £108, Barbarafield (Suff) £103, Hoprig (HB) £95, Kirkton (Berr) £95, Gayfield (Zwa) £92, Easter Garden (Mule) £82, Easter Garden (Chev) £80, Fearnoch (BF) £76.
Rams- South Dundonald (Tex) £134, Southfield (Char) £144.
United Auctions (Wednesday 17 April 2019) held their show and sale of 1861 store cattle, 112 cast cows and 246 store & breeding sheep.
Bullocks (931) - averaged 218.42p to 252.20p per kg for a 347kg LimX from Dinnans, and to £1300 for a 548kg AAX from High Currochtrie.
Dairy Bullocks (148) - averaged 161.07p to 190.90p per kg for a 406kg HFX from Meikle Camoquhill, and to £940 for a 513kg MOX from Shotlinn.
Heifers (782) – averaged 212.68p to 243.00p per kg for a 502kg LimX from Deerpark, and to £1340 for a 656kg LimX from Woodhead.
Beef Cows (82) – averaged 148.17p to 198.90p per kg for a LimX from Gateside, and to £1610 for a CHX from Upper Spittalton.
Dairy Cows (28) - averaged 120.74p to 153.00p per kg for a MOX from Meikle Camoquhill, and to £1370 for a MOX from Meikle Camoquhill.
Forward Cattle (2)- averaged 167.40p to 172.40p per kg for a LimX from Hatton of Cargill, and to £1210 for a LimX from Hatton of Cargill.
Bullocks:251-300kgs- Brownhill £720, 245.7p; 301-350kgs- Kilbrook £880, Dinnans 252.2p; 351-400kgs- East Revoch £995, Riccarton 250.0p; 401-450kgs- Berryhill £1030, 242.1p; 451-500kgs- High Currochtrie £1150, 248.0p; 501-551kgs- High Currochtrie £1300, 237.2p; 552-601kgs– Logie £1250, 208.0p; 602-651kgs- Logie £1280, 208.5p.
Heifers: Up to 250kgs- Knollhead £500, 201.6p; 251-300kgs- Knollhead £710, 239.9p; 301-350kgs- Knollhead £790, Auchlin 241.7p; 351-400kgs- Hilton of Beath £940, 242.9p; 401-450kgs- The Firs £1030, 239.5p; 451-500kgs- Westhill £1095, 234.0p; 501-551kgs- Deerpark £1220, 243.0p; 552-601kgs- Kepculloch £1200, Deerpark 204.3p; 602-651kgs- Mahaar £1320, 203.1p; 652-701kgs- Woodhead £1340, 204.3p.
£ per head- Upper Spittalton (CH) £1610, Upper Spittalton (Lim) £1490, Meikle Camoquhill (MO) £1370, Chartershall (Sim) £1290, Chartershall (BRB) £1290, 10 College Road (AA) £1170, Headshaw (Cont) £1150, Blair Castle Estate (Lui) £1150, Blair Castle Estate (Sal) £1050.
PPK- Upper Spittalton (CH) 185.00p, Woodhead of Mailer (BRB) 175.40p, Blair Castle Estate (Sal) 173.30p, Gateside (AA) 168.60p, Newton of Arbirlot (Sim) 160.60p, Newton of Arbirlot (Cont) 154.90p, Blair Castle Estate (Lui) Meikle Camoquhill (MO) 153.00, Gateside (Lim) 141.80p.
£ per head- Lour Farms (Lim) £1140.
PPK- Lour Farms (Lim) 111.10p.
United Auctions sold 246 store and breeding sheep
Blair Castle Estate £77.50 (TexX), Kirkton £72 (X), Blair Castle Estate £74 (BF).
Ewes & Lambs
Mule gimmers with twin Tex lambs - £214 – High Branchal
Mule gimmers with single Tex lambs - £138 – High Branchal
Mule ewes with twin Tex lambs - £184 - Craighead
Mule ewes with single Tex lambs - £116 - Craighead
United Auctions (Monday 15th April 2019) sold 1048 store cattle at their annual Perth show and sale sponsored by W. Walker, Haulage Contractor, Strathkinness and judged by Walter Dandie, Learielaw, Broxburn.
Bullocks (573) – averaged 224.8p to 268.8p per kg for a 398kg LimX from Coilavoulin and £1320 for a 608kg LimX from Little Inch.
Heifers (475) – averaged 221.4p to 308.70p per kg for a 460kg LimX from Little Inch and £1420 twice for a 460kg LimX from Little Inch and a 550kg LimX Monzie Farms
Leading prices per head and per kg:
Bullocks; 301-350kgs- West Quarter £820, 239.50p; 351-400kgs- Coilavoulin £1070, 268.80p; 401-450kgs- Wester Kinloch Farms £1130, Ballechin Farms 262.10p; 451-500kgs- Monzie Farms £1230, Newton of Logierait 262.90p; 501-551kgs Little Inch £1240, 246.00p; 552-601kgs- Kilmux £1300, Little Inch 229.20p;602-651kg- Little Inch £1320, 217.10p.
Heifers; 301-350kgs East Buchanty £850, 260.70p; 351-400kgs- Monzie Farms £1040, 265.30p; 401-450kgs Wester Bonhard £1160, Little Inch 277.80p; 451-500kgs Little Inch £1420, 308.70p; 501-550kgs- Monzie Farms £1420, Wester Bonhard 271.30p; 551-600kgs Balthayock £1280, 225.70.
Show prize list;
1st J Robertson & Co, Newton of Logierait 464kgs £1220
2nd Monzie Farms 492kgs £1220
3rd David Blair & Son, Little Inch 504kg £1240
1st Monzie Farms 550kgs £1420
2nd Ross Farms 556kgs £1255
3rd David Blair & Son, Little Inch 460kg £1420
Champion: Monzie Farms 550kgs £1420
Reserve Champion: J Robertson & Co, Newton of Logierait 464kgs £1220
Champion Charolais: Ross Farms 556kgs £1255
Pen of 4 Bullocks
1st R W Cameron & Son, Wester Bonhard 537kgs £1240.
2nd Monzie Farms 482kgs £1230.
3rd R W Cameron & Son, Wester Bonhard 481kgs £1180.
Pen of 4 Heifers
1st Monzie Farms 457kgs £1180.
2nd Ballechin Farms 445kgs £1140.
3rd Monzie Farms 446kg £1150.
Best Pen of 4 (W Walker Cup)
R W Cameron & Son, Wester Bonhard (blks) 537kgs £1240.
Pen of 8 Bullocks/Heifers
1st R W Cameron & Son, Wester Bonhard (blks) 522kgs £1240.
2nd Monzie Farms (blks) 455kgs £1140.
3rd Alan Doig, East Buchanty 373kg £940
United Auctions Monday 15 April held their annual Perthshire & Fife & Kinross Young Farmers Calf Wintering Competition with 31 calves in total being brought forward for show and sale. The competition ran from September through to April. Judge for the day was Mr J Graham, Burnbank.
Average Prices – 22 calves £1152
Bullocks (7) – averaged £1234
Heifers (15) – averaged £1113
Average Profit (22) £355
Overall Champion was an October born LimX heifer scaling 558kgs from Paul Rattray (Strathearn JAC). The calf was purchased in November and bred by Robert Warnock, High Bent realising £1380.
Reserve Champion went to James Taylor (Strathearn JAC) with a January born Char bullock bred by Struthers, Gribloch selling to £1330.
Taking overall in the best return on capital invested was Callum Macintyre (Kinross JAC) with a SimX heifer bought for £450 and selling to £1040 gaining a profit of 131%.
The daily live weight gain was won by Ruth Brown, (Strathearn JAC) with a March born Char bullock, bred by Bruges, Laighwood. This reached a daily live weight gain of 1.84kgs and was later sold scaling 576kgs at £1280.
Paul Rattray, West Park (Strathearn JAC) 558kgs £1380.
James Taylor, Easter Ochtermuthill (Strathearn JAC), 588kgs £1330.
Animal showing best return on capital invested
1st- Callum Mcintyre, Letham (Kinross JAC) 131%
2nd- Emma Cheape, Letham (Kinross JAC) 102%
3rd- Emma Cheape, Letham (Kinross JAC) 100%
Best daily live weight gain
1st- Ruth Brown, Strageath Mains (Strathearn JAC) 1.84kgs
2nd- Ruth Brown, Strageath Mains (Kinross JAC) 1.56kgs
2nd- James Taylor, Easter Ochtermuthill (Strathearn JAC) 1.56kgs
Class 1 – Haltered Heifer
1st Craig Drysdale, Kinneswood (Kinross JAC), 574kgs £1280
2nd Charlotte Paterson, Brickhall (Perth), 476kgs £1090.
Class 2 – Unhaltered Heifer (Light)
1st- Michael Rattray, West Park (Strathearn JAC), 474kgs £1145
2nd- James Taylor, Easter Ochtermuthill (Strathearn JAC), 512kgs £1165
3rd- Craig Drysdale, Kinnesswood (Kinross JAC), 510kgs £1070
Class 3 – Unhalted Heifer (Heavy)
1st- Paul Rattray, West Park (Strathearn JAC), 558kgs £1380
2nd- Michael Rattray, West Park (Strathearn JAC), 502kgs £1150
3rd- Paul Rattray, West Park (Strathearn JAC), 500kgs £1140
Class 4 – Unhaltered Bullock
1st- James Taylor, Easter Ochtermuthill (Strathearn JAC), 588kgs £1330
2nd- Jamie McLaren, Classlochie (Kinross JAC), 494kgs £1160