United Auctions (Thursday 13 December 2018) sold 6338 prime sheep comprising 5113 lambs selling to an average of 177.02ppk and 1226 ewes and rams. Including 200 Lambs for the annual Christmas show and sale judged by G Kemp who awarded Champion pen to WJ & EC Stevenson, Coilavoulin realising £124 to Mr R Lawson, East Mains.
Lambs (5113) – Coilavoulin (BTex) £113.00; Easter Ochtermuthill (Tex) £105.00; Gartvaigh (Suff) £90.00; Walton (Chev) £89.00; Coates (Mule) £81.50; Wallhouse (Cross) £80.50; Merkins (BF) £75.50.
Lambs (5113) - Coilavoulin (BTex) 274.00ppk; Hill of Errol (Tex) 213.00ppk; Cranshaws (Suff) 196.00ppk; Higham & South Falfield (Chev) 190.00ppk; Pitkevy (Cross) 187.00ppk; Logiebridge (Mule) £182.00ppk; Remony (BF) 176.00ppk.
Ewes (1226)- West Meikle Pinkerton (Tex) £100.00 ; Lochend (Suf) £80.00; Monzie (Chev) £70.00; Invermilton (BTex) £68.00; Bow (Rom) £67.00; Auchenrivoch (BF) £44.00.
Rams- South Mid Frew (Tex) £88.00; Penston (Cha) £80.00; Gilston (Chev) £68.00; Auchnafree (BF) £45.00
United Auctions (Wednesday 12 December 2018) sold 545 store cattle and young bulls also 242 cast cows.
Bullocks (287) -averaged 201.94p to 248.20p per kg for a 272kg CHX from West Gormack, and to £1290 for a 726kg CHX from Deerpark.
Dairy Bullocks (31) - averaged 148.39p to 167.20p per kg for a 341kg HFX from Berryhill, and to £740 for a 584kg HFX from Wester Whitefield.
Heifers (208) – averaged 189.15p to 215.50p per kg for a 283kg SimX from Woodburn, and to £1210 for a 607kg SHX from Deerpark.
Young Bulls (19) - averaged 215.57p to 243.80p per kg for a STX from Berryknowes, and to £1080 for a AAX from Wester Aldie.
Beef Cows (233) – averaged 102.13p to 169.80p per kg for a SimX from Riccarton, and to £1350 for a CHX from Caskerdo.
Dairy Cows (9) - averaged 75.66p to 93.60p per kg for a BFX from Howfold and to £675 for a BFX from Howfold.
Bullocks: Up to 250kgs- Sheildrum £430, West Gormack 187.5p; 251-300kgs- West Gormack £675, 248.2p; 301-350kgs- Gateside £770, 234.8p; 351-400kgs- Holton £835, 219.0p; 401-450kgs-8 Mordington £955, Wardpark 218.0p; 451-500kgs- Dalvey £1020, 8 Mordington 209.3p; 501-551kgs- Balgreggie £1080, 205.7p; 552-601kgs – Deerpark £1170, Hexpath 203.2p; 602-651kgs- Deerpark £1270, 199.3p; 702+kgs- Deerpark £1290, 177.7p.
Heifers: Up to 250kgs- Highfields £345, 170.0p; 251-300kgs- Woodburn £610, 215.5p; 301-350kg- Kirkland £720, 234.5p; 351-400kgs- Lower Luthrie £975, 273.9p; 401-450kgs- Shenlarich £895, 209.6p; 451-500kgs- Riccarton £990, 202.5p; 501-551kgs- Pendreich £1040, Hexpath 201.6p; 552-601kgs- Hexpath £1140, 198.3p; 602-651kgs- Deerpark £1210, 8 Killeonan 196.0p, 652-701kgs- £1190, 182.5p.
Young Bulls: 251-300kgs- Kirkland £690, 243.8p; 301-350kgs- Kirkland £720, 234.5p; 351-400kgs- Auch Estate £455, 119.1p; 652-701kgs- Wester Aldie £1080, 160.7p.
£ per head- Caskerdo (CH) £1350, Lochty (Lim) £1190, Bonard (AA) £1150, Woodhead (Sim) £1090.
PPK- Riccarton (Sim) 169.80p, Parbroath (AA) 168.30p, Caskerdo (CH) 154.50p, Gateside (Lim) 140.30p.
£ per head- Lochty (Sim) £1110.
PPK- Lochty (Sim) 99.80p.
Stock cows & calves
Lower Luthrie £1600, Hfr calf at foot.
Lower Luthrie £1350, Hfr calf at foot.
Lower Luthrie £1450, Bull calf at foot.
Lower Luthrie £1400, Bull calf at foot.
Heifer & calf
Auchurua £1500, Bull calf at foot.
In calf Heifers
Shawbraes (SHX) £1080.
Bowsheil (AA) £1040.
Shawbraes (SHX) £1000.
Shawbraes (SHX) £1000.
United Auctions also had forward 8843 store lambs and feeding sheep at the annual Martinmas sale of Blackface lambs.
BF £50.96 (+£4.12p on the year)
Hunterston Estate (BF) £71.00 & £70.00; Brisbane Glen & Invernoaden & Glenhead (BF) £66.00; Brisbane Glen (BF) £65.00; Duncroisk (BF) £64.50.
Dallowie (Suff) £70.00; Kinnordy (Suff) £67.50; Pearsie (Suff) £67.00; Succoth Ardeonaig (BTex) £73.50 & £69.00; Dun Mor (BTex) £67.00; Glencairn (Tex) £75.00; Crackaig (Tex) £74.50; Invernoaden (Tex) £74.00; Brisbane Glen (Mule) £72.00; Slatich (Mule) £68.50; Knowhead & Pearsie (Mule) £68.00
The Scottish Area Branch of the Suffolk Sheep Society held their annual Female Sale at Stirling. The show was very ably judged by Stewart Lathangie, Pyeston. The following were his placings
Class 1 - Ewe
1st - Lot 46 Cairness 750gs
2nd - Lot 50 Cairness 550gns
Class 2 - Gimmer
1st - Lot 47 Cairness 2500gns
2nd - Lot 48 Cairness 600gns
3rd - Lot 49 Cairness 600gns
Class 3 - Ewe Lamb
1st - Lot 54 Creagislay 380gns
2nd - Lot 63 Jubilee 280gns
3rd - Lot 53 Creagislay 420
Lot 47 - J G Douglas, Cairness 2500gns
Lot 46 - J G Douglas, Cairness 750gns
Other prices outwith the prize list
Lot 45 - 750gns
Lot 51 - 400gns (SUB)
Lot 52 - 180gns
Lot 55 - 200gns
Lot 56 - 200gns
Lot 57 - 300gns
Lot 58 - 250gns
Lot 59 - 220gns
Lot 60 - 220gns
Lot 62 - 280gns
Top priced gimmer making 3200gns was lot 35 from Auldhouseburn, selling to CH Bellis, Holywell, Wales and sired by Clinterty Yuga Khan, and in lamb to 130k Sportsman A Star.
Second top again from Auldhouseburn was lot 33, sired by Clintery Yosimite Sam, and in lamb to 125k Rheader Best of the Best, fetching 1700gns to P Dodds, Newcastle, Northern Ireland.
Both making 1600gns were lots 34 and 36 again from Auldhouseburn.
Other top prices included the pen leader from Milnbank, lot 18, making 1300 G to WK Duthe, Woodside of Chapelton, Brechin. This gimmer sired by Halbeath VIP and in lamb to Cowal Bucking Bronco
United Auctions (Monday 26 November 2018) sold 7375 store, feeding and breeding sheep at their first Martinmas sale.
Suff - £64.91 (+£3.60 on the week)
BTex - £68.58 (+£4.58 on the week)
TexX - £62.78 (+£2.39 on the week)
Mule - £60.29 (+£1.27 on the week)
Chev - £43.12 (-£9.65 on the week)
BF - £46.34 (+£3.64 on the week)
Store Lambs – Rossieochill (Suff) £75.00, Stathnafanaig (Suff) £73.00; Bellevue (BTex) £85.00, Hardieston (BTex) £76.00; Newbigging (Tex) £79.00, Cnoc (Tex) £77.00; Brisbane Glen (Mule) £68.00, Knowehead & Drumnessie (Mule) £68.00; Muirhouse (Chev) £58.50, Tulchan Croft (Chev) £58.00; Astel (BF) £59.50, Rhodders (BF) £55.00.
Breeding Sheep -
West Gormack – 1 crop Mule ewes £85; 2 crop Suff ewes £87; 1 crop Tex ewes £88.
United Auctions (Monday 12 November 2018) had a catalogue entry of 5452 store, feeding & breeding sheep, also 193 rams and ram lambs.
BeltexX Lambs - £64.00 (-1.24 on the week)
SuffolkX Lamb - £61.31 (-1.45 on the week)
Mule Lambs - £59.02 (+4.03 on the week)
TexelX Lambs - £60.41 (+0.37 on the week)
ChevX Lambs - £52.77
BF Lambs - £42.70 (-3.59 on the week)
Store Lambs – Crofthead (BTex) £64.00; Low Craigton (Suff) £70.00 & £69.00; Daldorn (Suff) £65.50; Kildalloig (Mule) £67.50; Fullarton (Mule) £65.00; Kildalloig (Mule) £62.00; Old House of Orchil (Tex) £68.50; Wester Coul (Tex) £65.50; New Mains (Tex) £65.50; Monzie (Chev) £60.00 x2 £ £55.00 x2; Drumhead (BF) £56.00; Dullator (BF) £55.50; 12 Pardovan Holding (BF) £52.50.
Blackface Draft Ewes – Shenlarich £65.00; Glenlethnot Est £60.00; Chesthill £56.00.
Blackface Gimmers – Shielhill £90.00 & £85.00; Tigh Na Blair £78.00.
Crossbred Gimmers – Carroch (Mule) £128.00; Toxside (Chev) £115.00.
Stock Ewes – Lilac Cottage (Chev 1 crop) £102.00; Lilac Cottage (Chev 2 crop) £95.00; Downfield (Mule 1 crop) £88.00.
Rams & Ram Lambs
Sale was topped by a Texel shearling at £1100 from M/s R Bryce, Chalmerstone
Texel Shearlings - Downfield £900.00; Newton of Collessie £800.00; Kinclaven £700.00.
Blue Texel Shearlings – Chalmerstone £600.00.
Blueface Leicester Shearling – Carrock £460.00 & £400.00.
Suffolk Shearling – Stanley & Barbarafield £400.00.
Charollais Shearling – Southfield £380.00.
Blue Texel Ram Lambs – Millside £400.00 x2.
Cheviot Rams – Bridgend £320.00; Toxside £300.00.
United Auctions (Monday 5 November 2018) had a show and sale of 1241 suckled calves.
Bullocks (685) – averaged 231.56p to 306.50p per kg for a 310kg LimX from Cloquhat Farms and £1060 for a 412kg CHX from Shanry Farms.
Heifers (556)- averaged 222.26p to 435.50p per kg for a 310kg LimX from Cloquhat Farms and £1350 for a 310kg LimX from Cloquhat Farms.
Bullocks: Up to 250kgs- Mains of Struie £630, 262.5p; 251-300kgs- Carslae £840, 305.1p; 301-350kgs- Cloquhat Farms £950, 306.5p; 351-400kgs- West Friarton £990, Kinnaird 255.6p; 401-450kgs- Shanry Farms £1060, 257.3p; 451-500kgs- Kildavaig £1010, 207.8p.
Heifers: Up to 250kgs- Rannagulzion £635, Mains of Struie 261.3p; 251-300kgs- Carslae £820, Rannagulzion 294.8p; 301-350kgs- Cloquhat Farms £1350, 435.5p; 351-400kgs- Dundurn £890, Shanry Farms 242.3p; 401-450kgs- Shanry Farms £1010, 241.6p; 451-500kgs- Shanry Farms £980, 201.6p.
Single Bullock Calf
1st Cloquhat Farms 398kgs £940.
2nd Cloquhat Farms 310kgs £950.
3rd Parkhouse 384kgs £900.
Single Heifer Calf
1st Cloquhat Farms 310kgs £1350.
2nd Cloquhat Farms 332kgs £870.
Champion (JT. Douglas Memorial Trophy)
Heifer from Cloquhat Farms £1350.
Heifer from Cloquhat Farms £870.
Pen of 8 bullocks
1st Cloquhat Farms 341kgs £910.
2nd Doldy Farms 313kgs £750.
3rd Doldy Farms 293kgs £750.
Pen of 8 Heifers
1st Cloquhat Farms 314kgs £860.
2nd Cloquhat Farms 296kgs £760.
3rd Shanry Farms 418kgs £1010.
Best pen of 8 Calves (Miller Hendry Rosebowl)
Cloquhat Farms 341kgs £910.
United Auctions (Monday 5th November 2018) had a catalogue entry of 2875 store and feeding sheep.
TexelX Lambs - £60.04 (-0.71 on the week)
BeltexX Lambs - £65.24 (-0.23 on the week)
SuffolkX Lamb - £62.76 (-2.70 on the week)
Mule Lambs - £55.93 (+0.59 on the week)
BF Lambs - £46.29 (+2.96 on the week)
Store Lambs – Springfield (Tex) £69.50; Drumbarrow (Tex) £67.00; Naemoor (Tex) £66.00; Springfield (BTex) £69.50; Newbigging (BTex) £67.00; Springfield (Suff) £70.00 & £66.50; Naemoor (Suff) £66.00; Ashintully (Mule) £61.00; Killellan (Mule) £59.50; Newton of Logierait (Mule) £59.00; Lude (Chev) £60.00; Blackmountain (BF) £59.50; Craigend (BF) £55.00; Knowhead (BF) £51.00