United Auctions Stirling (Thursday 17th October 2019) sold 6627 prime sheep comprising of 4580 prime lambs selling to an average of 155.25p & 2047 ewes and rams.
New Season Lambs - (4580) – Oatfield (BTex) £95.00; Meadows of Ballied (Tex) £92.00; Pittenkerrie (Suf) 78.00; Wester Dowald (Hamp) £74.00; Cretlevane (BFL) £73.00; Over Finlarg (Chev) £73.00; Over Finlarg (Mule) £72.00; Longfauld (Chev/Mule) £70.50; Over Finlarg (BF) £70.00.
New Season Lambs - (4580) – Strageath Hall (BTex) 208.00ppk; Lochelbank (Tex) 202.00ppk; East Mid Lamberkin (Cha) £183.00ppk; Tulchan Croft (Chev) 168.00ppk; Logie (Suf) 167.00ppk; Glenmeran (BF) 166.00ppk; Land of Drumhead (Cross) 162.00ppk; Longfauld (Chev/Mule) 154.00ppk; Airthrey Kerse; (Mule) 148.00ppk.
Ewes - (2047) – Dalreoch (Tex) £142.00; Ballochneck (Tex) £98.00; Westerton (Suf) £83.00; Blarnavaid (BFL) £81.00; Sauchans (Cha) £79.00; Logie (Chev) £72.00; Priorletham (Zwa) £71.00;Lilyburn (Mule) £61.50; Lilyburn (BF) £56.00
Tups – Dalreoch (Tex) £148.00; Old Kirk (Suf) £86.00; Logie (Chev) £78.00; Todholes (BF) £73.00; West Culbowie (BTex) £70.00.
STIRLING – United Auctions (Wednesday 14th October 2019) held a Show and Sale of 1302 store cattle, and also 197 cast cows.
Bullocks (747) – averaged 200.47p to 223.20p per kg for a 448kg LimX from Catslackburn, and to £1200 for a 656kg AAX from Gateside.
B & W Bullocks (102) – averaged 138.38p to 185.90p per kg for a 495kg MRIX from Caddell, and £950 for a 572kg HO/MOX from Bandirran.
Heifers (453) – averaged 187.27p to 229.20p per kg for a 360kg LimX from Little Inch, and to £1150 for a 584kg LimX from Groan.
Beef Cows (158) – averaged 121.73p to 165.20p per kg for a LimX from Pitcairn, and to £1390 for a CHX from Strathisla Farms.
Dairy Cows (34)- averaged 100.35p to 144.70p per kg for a MOX from Claylands, and to £1030 for a HOX from Bandirran.
Forward Cattle (5)- averaged 148.69p to 155.50p per kg for a LimX from South Flenders, and to £1390 for a SimX from South Flenders.
Bullocks: 251-300kgs- Catslackburn £570, 193.90p; 301-350kgs- Little Inch £660, 202.50p; 351-400kgs- Little Inch £800, 222.20p; 401-450kgs- Catslackburn £1000, 223.20p; 451-500kgs- Formal £1050, 218.90p; 501-551kgs- Easter Greenhill £1160, 218.90p; 552-601kgs– Berrylaw £1145, Groan 193.50p; 602-651kgs– Wolfhill £1150, 189.80p; 652-701kgs- Gateside £1200, 182.90p.
Heifers:Up to 250kgs- Osclay £435, 182.00p; 251-300kgs- Catslackburn £470, 167.90p; 301-350kgs- Osclay £615, 191.30p; 351-400kgs- Easter Greenhill £860, Little Inch 229.20p; 401-450kgs- Little Inch £950, 222.00p; 451-500kgs- Easter Greenhill £1080, 223.10p; 501-551kgs- Little Inch £1100, 213.20p; 552-601kgs- Groan £1150, 196.90p; 602-651kgs- Knockendale £1110, 184.10p.
£ per head- Strathisla Farms (CH) £1390, Greenshields (Lim) £1290, Innerwick (Sim) £1230, Pitcairn (BRB) £1190, Bandirran (AA) £1150, Bandirran (HO) £1030, Drumsleed (Sal) £1030.
PPK- Pitcairn (Lim) 165.20p, Riccarton (Sim) 165.10p, Pitcairn (BRB) 162.10p, Bandirran (AA) 159.30p, Bandirran (HO) 133.80p, Springfield (Sal) 127.80p, Strathisla Farms (CH) 123.90p.
£ per head- Drumsleed (Sim) £1450, Greenshields (Lim) £1270, Greenshields (BS) £1170, Gateside (AA) £1130.
PPK- Airthrey Kerse (Lim) 167.10p, Drumsleed (Sim) 138.40p, Greenshields (BS) 122.00p, Gateside (AA) 95.00p.
Judge- Mr A Meston, Chapelton
1st R Paton, Easter Greenhill 530kg, £1160.
1st R Paton, Easter Greenhill 484kg, £1080.
Pen of 4
1st R Paton, Easter Greenhill 520kg, £1100.
United Auctions (Monday 14 October 2019) sold 1220 suckled calves and also forward 5465 store lambs.
Bullocks (733) averaged 231.48p to 293.90p per kg for a 330kg CHX from Little Kilmory and £1130 for a 520kg LimX from Mains of Creuchies.
Heifers (487) averaged 214.57p to 269.70p per kg for a 330kg CHX from Dippen, and £1010 for a 451kg LimX from Percival.
Leading prices per head and per kg:
Bullocks: Up to 250kgs- Gribloch £500, 233.60; 251-300kgs- Auchlin £830, 288.20p; 301-350kgs- Little Kilmory £970, 293.90p; 351-400kgs- Nether Guelt £940, Townhead 254.20p; 401-450kgs– Laigh Alticane £990, Gribloch 241.40p; 451-500kgs– Mains of Creuchies £1080, 239.50p; 501-551kgs– Mains of Creuchies £1130, 217.30p.
Heifers: Up to 250kgs- Lettar £530, 215.40p; 251-300kgs-Auchlin £725, Polquhairn 250.00p; 301-350kgs– Dippen £890, 269.70p; 351-400kgs– Tom of Cluny £980, 245.00p; 401-450kgs- Bridge House £940, 220.70p; 451-500kgs– Percival £1010, 223.90p; 501-551kgs– Laigh Alticane £930, 185.30p.
Prize list judged by Mr Hamish Hamilton, Derrie.
Champion and winner of the Bett Bros Perpetual Cup
R Simpson & Son, Mains of Creuchies- 520kg LimX Bullock at £1130.
Spring Born Heifer
1st Semple, Dippen 336kg, £760.
2nd Semple, Dippen 330kg, £890.
Spring Born Bullock
1st Semple, Dippen 314kg, £900.
2nd Shanry, 468kg, £1030.
Autumn Born Heifer
1st Shanry, 484kg, £970.
Autumn Born Bullock
1st Mains of Creuchie 520kg, £1130.
2nd Fullerton 528kg, £1090.
3rd Shanry 512kg, £1080.
Pen of 4 Bullocks/ Heifers
1st Semple, Dippen CHX Bullocks 321kgs, £895.
2nd Simpson, Mains of Creuchies LimX Bullocks 503kgs, £1070.
3rd Shanry, CHX Heifers 484kgs, £970.
Stirling, United Auctions (Monday 14th October 2019) sold 5465 store lambs.
Mule- £54.92 (-£1.27p) on the week
SuffX- £58.13 (-£1.18p) on the week
TexX- £59.18 (-£0.60p) on the week
BTexX- £60.43 (-£3.80p) on the week
BF- £42.18 (-£0.64p) on the week
Chev- £44.46 (-£11.23p) on the week
Store Lambs – Ardgate (Mule) £61.00; Drumaghinier (Mule) £58.50; Braeleny (Mule) £58.00; Todholes (Suf) £75.00; Easter Lumbennie (Suf) £68.00; Greensburn (Suf) £63.50; Ballintuim (Tex) £70.50; Flatterton (Tex) £70.00; Clatto (Tex) £70.00; Fornought (BTex) £65.00 & £61.50; Derculich (BTex) £60.50; Carse of Trowan (BTex) £60.00; Rossieochil (BF) £47.50; Auchnafree (BF) £47.00; Fordie (BF) £47.00. Glenview Cottage (Chev) £58.50; Nisbet (Chev) £55.00.
United Auctions (Thursday 10 October 2019) sold 6302 prime sheep comprising 4461 prime lambs selling to average 159.41p & 1841 ewes and rams.
New Season Lambs - (4461) – Doune Farms (BTex) £96.00; South Flanders (Tex) £89.00; Cretlevane (Suf) £84.50; Isle Cottage (Cha) £80.00; Keil (Chev) £77.00; Glenfernate (Cross) £75.50; Cretlevane (Mule) £74.50; Keil (Chev/Mule) £74.00; Millhouse (BF) £69.00.
New Season Lambs - (4461) – Craigo (BTex) 217.00ppk; East Shawtonhill (Tex) 200.00ppk; Newmains (Cha) 185.00ppk; Drummie (Suf) 177.00ppk; Glenfernate (Cross) 170.00ppk; Nisbet (Chev) 161.00ppk; Keil (Chev/Mule) 155.00ppk; Low Glenranskill (Mule) 151.00ppk; Millhouse (BF) 147.00ppk.
Ewes - (1841) – Castle Cary Mill (Tex) £130.00; Lochend (BTex) 128.00; Whitehouse (Suf) £90.00; Darnhall (Mule) £83.00; Easter Middleton (BL) £82.00; Darnhall (BFL) £79.00; Garvald Mains (Chev/Mule) £78.50; Craigo (Chev) £77.00; Aucheneck (BF) £55.00.
Tups – East Shawtonhill (Tex) £112.00; Low Glenramskill (BFL) £99.00; East Shawtonhill (Suf) £85.00; Lochend (BTex) £77.00; Murdieston (Chev) £75.00; Auchentiber (BF) £71.00.
United Auctions (Wednesday 9 October 2019) sold 1609 store and native bred cattle and young bulls, also 206 cast cows.
Bullocks (1035) – averaged 186.55p to 221.40p per kg for a 429kg CHX from West Flakefield, and to £1280 for a 750kg AAX from Goddens.
B & W Bullocks (61) – averaged 129.37p to 167.00p per kg for a 536kg BFX from Wester Mye, and £1040 for a 646kg MOX from Bandirran.
Heifers (477) – averaged 180.63p to 227.80p per kg for a 417kg LimX from Goddens, and to £1160 for a 677kg AAX from Horselaw.
Young Bulls (36)- averaged 182.94p to 192.70p per kg for a LimX from Drumcruilton, and to £895 for a LimX from Drumcruilton.
Beef Cows (181) – averaged 120.41p to 169.90p per kg for a BRBX from Monzie, and to £1390 for a BRBX from Monzie.
Dairy Cows (25)- averaged 90.81p to 127.90p per kg for a MOX from Claylands, and to £745 for a MOX from Claylands.
Bullocks: 251-300kgs- Middleknowes £520, Teviot Agriculture 197.70p; 301-350kgs- High Milton £720, 205.70p; 351-400kgs- Sunnycroft £815, Laggan Park 215.70p; 401-450kgs- West Flakefield £950, 221.40p; 451-500kgs- Newpark £990, Midtown 206.50p; 501-551kgs- Low Arkland £1070, 198.30p; 552-601kgs– Birkett Farming £1230, 218.90p; 602-651kgs– Goddens £1195, 192.80p; 652-701kgs- Elmscleugh £1245, 189.80p, 702+kgs- Goddens £1280, Bonard 176.10p.
Heifers:Up to 250kgs- Teviot Agriculture £445, 180.90p; 251-300kgs- Davidston £390, 150.00p; 301-350kgs- High Milton £575, 170.60p; 351-400kgs- Laggan Park £820, 210.30p; 401-450kgs- Goddens £950, 227.80p; 451-500kgs- Goddens £1080, 225.90p; 501-551kgs- Deerpark Farmers £1090, 200.40p; 552-601kgs- Deerpark Farmers £1115, 201.30p; 602-651kgs- Gateside £1120, 182.40p; 652-701kgs- Bonard £1160, Balmyre 171.90p, 702+kgs- Yeatthill £1070, 145.40p.
Young Bulls: 301-350kgs- Nether Birkwood £410p; 351-400kgs- Bowleys £660, 169.20p; 401-450kgs- Drumcruilton £865, 192.70p; 451-500kgs- Drumcruilton £895, 188.80p; 552-601kgs- Middleknowes £890, 156.70p.
£ per head- Monzie (BRB) £1390, 9 Killeonan (Lim) £1370, Townhead (CH) £1290, Harehead (Sim) £1170, Craigmaddiemuir (AA) £1090, Drumoider (GA) £1010, Harehead (Lui) £1010.
PPK- Monzie (BRB) 169.90p, Ardlebank (Lim) 162.90p, Muckraw (Sim) 144.90p, Hilton of Aldie (AA) 133.90p, Townhead (CH) 121.90p, Drumoider (GA) 120.50p, Harehead (Lui) 115.30p.
£ per head- Drumoider (Lim) £1230, Elmscleugh (CH) £1170, Shawsmill (Sim) £1170, Middleknowes (BS) £1130, Harehead (Lui) £1090.
PPK- Drumoider (Lim) 118.70p, Harehead (Lui) 101.70p, Elmscleugh (CH) 101.00p, Middleknowes (BS) 99.10p, Shawsmill (Sim) 98.00p.
United Auctions (Monday 7 October 2019) sold 7920 store and breeding sheep.
Chev- £55.69 (+£7.05p) on the week
Mule- £56.19 (+£0.69p) on the week
SuffX- £59.31 (+£1.92p) on the week
TexX- £59.78 (+£3.06p) on the week
BTexX- £64.23 (+£1.32p) on the week
BF- £42.82 (+£1.01p) on the week
Store Lambs – 72 Centre Street (Chev) £61.00; Monzie Farms (Chev) £59.50 & £58.00; Outerston (Mule) £59.50 twice; Millglen (Mule) £59.50; Invernoaden (Mule) £58.50; Outerston (Suf) £73.00; Malling (Suf) £64.00; Greensburn (Suf) £62.50; Forter (Tex) £66.50; Upper Kinneil (Tex) £66.00; Tigh Na Blair (Tex) £65.50; Balafark (BTex) £74.50 & £67.50 & £67.00; Monzie Farms (BTex) £65.50; Whitehill (BTex) £63.00; Monzie (Cameron) (BF) £54.50; Blackford Farms (BF) £49.50; Outerston (BF) £49.50.
Gimmers – West Thomaston (Mule) £139.00 & £137.00 & £136.00; Cherryfield (Mule) £133.00; Clunebeg (Mule) £132.00; Kinaldy (Tex) £170.00; Cairn (Tex) £142.00; Westhall (Chev) £540.00; Kinaldy (Chev) £138.00; South Park (Chev) £134.00; Bamff Farms (BF) £105.00 & £104.00; Blackfard Farms (BF) £105.00.
Stock Ewes- Lochend (Mule 3-4 crop) £88.00 & £86.00; Newfield (Mule) £78.00; Ballachraggan (Mule) £76.00; Dalilea (Tex) £126.00 & £114.00; Keltie Bridge (Tex) £100.00; Blackford Farms (BF) £81.00 & £80.00 & £68.00.
United Auctions (Saturday 5 October 2019) sold 866 rams and ram lambs at their annual Ram Rendezvous sale.
Top price of the day was a Texel shearling consigned by Colin Little, East Bracklinn, which realised £1400.00 to J A Lambie & Sons, Loanhead of Duchally.
Top Suffolk was £900 consigned by R Bryce, Chalmerstone to Ancaster Estate, Muthill.
Top price in the Lleyn section was £1200 for shearlings from H Goldie South Bowerhouses, selling to S Durno & Sons, Croftbain, Glenlivet.
Top price in BFL section was £900 consigned by Firm of R S McIntyre, Knowes purchased by J Casey, High Dunashery.
Top price in the Beltex section was £950 consigned I A Wainwright, Todhall.
Top price Cheviot was £600 for a shearling consigned by G Milne, Kinaldy purchased by M/s Adam, Windyedge..
Top price in the BeltexX section was £1150 for a shearling consigned by Dalchirla Ltd, purchased by Ian Reid, Isle Cottage.
Suffolk £465.15 (+£20.40 on the year)
Lleyn £378.03 (+£189.77 on the year)
BFL £420.00 (+£93.31 on the year)
Beltex £556.67 (-£14.40 on the year)
Texel £453.49 (-£52.29 on the year)
Charollais £267.78 (+£34.09 on the year)
Cross £411.37 (-£115.78 on the year)
Suffolk £308.18 (-£14.04 on the year)
Texel £229.15 (-£35.85 on the year)
BFL £250.00 (-£3.71 on the year)
United Auctions (Monday 30 September 2019) sold 1092 suckled calves and also forward 6178 store lambs and feeding sheep.
Bullocks (660) averaged 205.86p to 246.20p per kg for a 390kg LimX from Coilavoulin and £1150 for a 538kg LimX from Monzie Farms.
Heifers (432) averaged 205.54p to 441.20p per kg for a 374kg LimX from Coilavoulin, and £1700 for a 526kg CHX from Dippen.
Leading prices per head and per kg:
Bullocks: 301-350kgs- Low Dunashery £750, 218.00p; 351-400kgs- Coilavoulin £960, 246.20p; 401-450kgs– Monzie Farms £1050, 237.00p; 451-500kgs– Dippen £1110, Loanhead of Duchally 232.40p; 501-551kgs– Monzie Farms £1150, Ballechin Farms 219.10p; 552-601kgs– Wester Middleton £1150, 206.10p; 602-651kgs – The Ross £1145, 184.70p.
Heifers: 301-350kgs– Low Dunashery £710, 226.10p; 351-400kgs– Coilavoulin £1650, 441.20p; 401-450kgs- Coilavoulin £1300, 318.60p; 451-500kgs– Wester Middleton £1120, 228.60p; 501-551kgs– Dippen £1700, 323.20p; 552-601kgs- Monzie Farms £1230, 205.70p.
Prize list judged by Mr C Malone, Pitcairn
Champion and winner of the Alexander Gibson Perpetual Trophy
D W Semple & Son, Dippen - 526kg CharX heifer £1700
WJ & EC Stevenson, Coilavoulin - 464kg LimX heifer £1650.
Champion Charolais Calf
D W Semple & Son, Dippen - 526kgs heifer £1700.
Best Limousin Calf
WJ & EC Stevenson, Coilavoulin - 464kgs heifer £1650.
1st D W Semple & Son, Dippen 486kgs £1110
2nd Ross Farms, Wester Middleton 552kgs £1070
1st D W Semple & Son, Dippen 526kgs £1700
2nd D W Semple & Son, Dippen 494kgs £1080
3rd Ross Farms, Wester Middleton 478kgs £1050
1st Monzie Farms 538kgs £1150
2nd Ballechin Farms 498kgs £1090
3rd R Currie, Low Dunashery 516kgs £1080
1st WJ & EC Stevenson, Coilavoulin 464kgs £1650
2nd WJ & EC Stevenson, Coilavoulin 408kgs £1300
Any other breed Bullock
1st J Robertson & Co, Newton of Logierait 484kgs £1080
2nd J Robertson & Co, Newton of Logierait 500kgs £1060
Any other breed Heifer
1st J Robertson & Co, Newton of Logierait 488kgs £1080
Pen of 4 bullocks
1st Ballechin Farms 502kgs £1100
2nd Ross Farms, Wester Middleton 552kgs £1070
3rd Monzie Farms 512kgs £1090
Pen of 4 heifers
1st Ballechin Farms £501kgs £1480
2nd Ross Farms, Wester Middleton 478kgs £1050
3rd Monzie Farms 421kgs £1060
Best Pen of Charolais Calves
Ross Farms, Wester Middleton 552kgs £1070.
Best Pen of Limousin Calves
Ballechin Farms 501kgs £1480
McKerral Cup for Best Knapdale and Kintyre Calf
D W Semple & Son, Dippen, ChX heifer 526kgs at £1700
H Davidson & Sons Cup best pen of 4 calves
Ballechin Farms 501kgs at £1480
United Auctions (Monday 30 September 2019) had an catalogue entry of 6178 store lambs and feeding sheep.
BTexX- £62.91 (-£2.17p) on the week
Chev- £48.64 (-£0.06p) on the week
Mule- £55.50 (+£4.21p) on the week
SuffX- £57.39 (+£1.93p) on the week
TexX- £56.72 (-£1.46p) on the week
BF- £41.81 (+£1.31p) on the week
Store Lambs – Saddlebank (BTex) £77.00; Strathnafanaig (Btex) £69.00; Newbigging (BTex) £67.50; Saddlebank & Hillside (Chev) £60.00; Wester Culbowie (Chev) £59.00; Lower Tirinie (Mule) £63.50; Balirgorm (Mule) £58.50; Knowes (Mule) £58.00; Blairgorm (Suf) £67.00; Grange of Elcho (Suf) £61.50; Little Moss (Suf) £61.00; Saddlebank (Tex) £66.00 x2; Old House of Orchil £66.00; Outerston (Tex) £65.50; Luss Est (BF) £54.50; Merkins (BF) £53.00; Fechan (BF) £52.50.
United Auctions (Saturday 28 September 2019) had 312 breeding cattle and a catalogue entry of 6171 at their annual sale of BF draft ewes and gimmers.
Centre record price for a pen of 9 Blackface draft ewes consigned by Mr E MacMillan, Lurg realized £800, purchased R Munro, Croft One. Gimmers were topped at £1900 twice, firstly by M/s Blackwood, Auldhouseburn for a pen of 3 and M/s Kay, Gass for a pen of 5, purchased respectively by M/s Lennox, Northern Ireland & M/s Weir, Invernahyle
Prize List (Judged by Ian Michie, Ballechin)
Champion: C Malone Pitcairn £3200.
Reserve Champion: J McAlister West Thomaston £3100.
Single Heifer & Calf
1st C Malone Pitcairn, £3200.
2nd J McAlister West Thomaston £3100.
3rd C Malone Pitcairn, £3000.
Pair of heifers & Calves
1st C Malone Pitcairn, £2700 & £2600.
2nd J McAlister, West Thomaston £2650 & £2550.
3rd G Mackie The Ross £2600 & £2400.
Heifers & Bull Calves
BRBX £3100, West Thomaston.
LimX £2700, The Ross.
ContX £3000, Pitcairn.
BP £2400, Derrie.
Black Lim £2300, Woodhead of Mailer.
Cross £2100, Chartershall.
Heifers & Heifer Calves
BRBX £3100, West Thomaston.
BP £2600, The Ross.
LimX £3200, Pitcairn.
ContX £2400, Derrie.
Cross £2450, The Ross.
SimX £2700, Beild.
SimX £1650 & £1600, Beild.
Cows & Bull Calves
SimX £2600, Beild.
LimX £2000, Woodhead of Mailer.
ContX £1800, Chartershall.
BRBX £1600, Blair Mains.
AAX £1450, Holm of Daltallochan.
Cross £1550, Marchfield.
Cows & Heifer Calves
Blonde £1750, Logan Mains.
AAX £1450, Holm of Daltallochan.
SHTX £1450, Yonderton.
ContX £1380, Yonderton.
SimX £1750 & £1700 Beild.
Sim £1400 x2, £1380 x3, Innerwick.
LimX £1100, & £1060, Corscaplie.
Lim £1900, Castle Cary Mill
Ewes - Overall Averages
Acc BF ewes - £70.62 (+4.78 on the year)
Non Acc BF ewes -£67.05 (-£0.67 on the year)
Acc BF gimmers - £115.07 (+£31.16 on the year)
Non Acc BF gimmers £140.84 (+£27.28 on the year)
Other Leading Prices
Allanfauld £350.00; Littlepot & West Bracklin £102.00; Glenfernate £98.00; Crosswoodhill £96.00.
Dalchirla £1200.00; Auchloy £900.00; Lurg & Nunnerie £420.00, Auchloy £300.00
United Auctions (Wednesday 26 September 2019) sold 1696 store cattle and 245 cast cows.
Bullocks (893) – averaged 190.62p to 233.90p per kg for a 248kg LimX from Gateside, and to £1160 for a 560kg AAX from Balwherrie.
Dairy Bullocks (96) – averaged 139.68p to 185.30p per kg for a 464kg MOX from Knockrivoch, and £940 for a 554kg MOX from Knockrivoch.
Heifers (701) – averaged 183.20p to 226.70p per kg for a 472kg BRBX from Bickethall, and to £1125 for a 617kg CHX from Compestonend.
Young Bulls (6)- averaged 183.37p to 233.90p per kg for a LimX from Gateside, and £940 for a AAX from Garvald Mains.
Beef Cows (228) – averaged 118.92p to 156.80p per kg for a LimX from Hilton of Beath, and to £1310 for a LimX from Hilton of Beath.
Dairy Cows (17)- averaged 82.48p to 119.70p per kg for a MOX from Elmscleugh, and to £865 for a HFX from Nyadd.
Bullocks: Up to 250kgs- Gateside £580, 233.90p; 251-300kgs- Lower Luthrie £625, 217.90p; 301-350kgs- Gateside £740, 215.10p; 351-400kgs- Lower Luthrie £825, Gateside 214.10p; 401-450kgs- Kirkland £945, 214.60p; 451-500kgs- Glenkilrie £1015, Lagganorie 210.10p; 501-551kgs- Stewarton £1090, Glenkilrie 203.70p; 552-601kgs– Balwherrie £1160, 207.10p; 602-651kgs– Ballarie £1150, 184.30p; 652-701kgs- Fineview £1070, 158.80p, 702+kgs- Dean £1160, 158.50p.
Heifers: Up to 250kgs- Lower Luthrie £470, 189.50p; 251-300kgs- Logan Mains £520, 180.60p; 301-350kgs- Gateside £680, 201.20p; 351-400kgs- Logan Mains £770, Lower Luthrie 201.40p; 401-450kgs- Glenkilrie £930, Berryhill 208.50p; 451-500kgs- Bickethall £1070, 226.70p; 501-551kgs- Dranigower £1020, Birkett 192.70p; 552-601kgs- Midlock £1110, 191.70p; 602-651kgs- Compestonend £1125, 182.30p.
Young Bulls: 351-400kgs- Upper Kidston £580, 153.00p; 501-551kgs- Garvald Mains £940, 171.50p.
£ per head- Hilton of Beath (Lim) £1310, Innerwick (Sim) £1230, West Lethans (AA) £1130, Victoria (Lui) £1070, Whitehouse (BRB) £1050, Strathavon (HE) £1030.
PPK- Hilton of Beath (Lim) 156.80p, Castlehill (AA) 152.50p, Hilton of Beath (BRB) 141.10p, Castlehill (Sim) 136.00p, Victoria (Lui) 131.40p, Newpark (HE) 122.70p.
£ per head- Hilton of Beath (Lim) £1310, Whitfield (AA) £1150, Linross (CH) £1030, Langbank of Balhaldie (Sim) £1000.
PPK- Linross (CH) 139.60p, Hilton of Beath (Lim) 133.10p, Whitfield (AA) 111.80p, Langbank of Balhaldie (Sim) 90.90p.
United Auctions (Monday 23 September 2019) had an catalogue entry of 6337 store lambs and feeding sheep.
TexX- £58.18 (-£2.44p) on the week
BTexX- £65.08 (+£5.22p) on the week
Chev- £48.58 (+£2.93p) on the week
Mule- £51.29 (-£4.84p) on the week
SuffX- £55.46 (-£3.31p) on the week
BF- £40.42 (+£1.88p) on the week
Store Lambs – Craigdhu (Tex) £75.00, £69.50, £68.00, £65.50; Lands of Drumhead (Tex) £64.50; Townhead (Tex) £63.50; Balafark (BTex) £68.50; Culdees (BTex) £65.00; Ballikinrain (BTex) £64.00; Cosyden (Chev) £59.00; Shields (Mule) £58.50; Craighead (Mule) £56.00; Blanebank (Mule) £54.50; Sheddock & Drumloist (Suf) £61.00; Laighwood (Suf) £60.00; Daldorn (Suf) £57.50; Chirmorrie (BF) £52.00; Todholes & Tigh Na Blair (BF) £50.00.
United Auctions (Saturday 21 September 2019) had a catalogue entry of 842 rams and females at Stirling Agricultural Centre.
Also had a catalogue entry of 341 pedigree Lleyn rams and females at the annual Lleyn Society show and sale and a catalogue entry of 48 Beltex rams at the annual Beltex Society show and sale.
The sale was topped by a BFL shearling consigned by K Campbell, Claylands purchased by J Struthers, Gribloch farm realising £2000.
Top price in the Texel section was £1000 achieved 3 times. Firsty by W Dunlop & Son, Elmscleugh selling to J Kay & Son, Hartside, also J Buchan, Torrax selling to Bonsor Estate and finally J Gray, Scrogton selling to J W McEwan & Sons, Mount.
Top price in the Suffolk section was £850 realised twice from F Wight, Carwood Farm selling to T A Doig, Shannochar & Mr & Mrs Watson, West Newlands.
The non-accredited section was topped by a Texel shearling from J More, Townhead realising £1000 to A MacArthur, Cretlevane.
Top price was a shearling from A & M Dunlop, Corstane realising 1800gns J C & S E Little, The Guard, Wigton.
Top price was a shearling from H Goldie, South Bowerhouses realising 1350gns to T Barnes, Rhemore.
Blueface Leicester £554.32 (-£108.53 on the year)
Texel £549.84 (+ £74.69 on the year)
Suffolk £429.42 (-£3.76 on the year)
Beltex Cross £372.00 (+ £25.85 on the year)
Blueface Leicester £201.20 (-£196.58 on the year)
Texel £311.74 (-£28.85 on the year)
Beltex Shearling £679.59
165 gimmers £142.18
47 ewe lambs £88.72
13 shearlings £636.46
Llyen Dispersal Ex A Scott, Yonderton
90 ewe lambs
top £60 average £58.27
top £125.00 average £111.66
29 4 crop ewes
top £74 average £72
United Auctions (Tuesday 17 September 2019) had a catalogue entry of 5966 breeding sheep.
Top price of the day in Scotch Mule ewe lamb section went to G Donald, North Denhead for a pen of 25 realising at £100.
Top price in Scotch Mule gimmer section went to A Smellie & Partners for a pen of 10 realising at £145.
The Texels were topped at £195 for a pen of 10 Texel Cross gimmers consigned by Dalchirla Farms
Scotch Mule Ewe Lambs £76.13 (+£9.37 on the year)
BF Ewe Lambs £57.27 (-£0.08 on the year)
Scotch Mule Gimmers £118.81 (+£12.43 on the year)
Chev/Mule Gimmers £93.10 (-£15.90 on the year)
TexX Gimmers £125.51 (+£16.71 on the year)
Other Leading Prices
Scotch Mule: North Denhead £100.00 & £92.00 & £90.00; Posso £92.00; Stobbs £90.00.
TexX: Fernie Mill £58.00.
BF: Kirkton £80.00; Shenlarich £76.00; West Glenalmond £75.00.
Scotch Mule: Drumtee £138.00; Drumnessie £136.00; Shields £134.00.
TexX: Dalchirla £175.00; Kinloch £138.00; Clunebeg £130.00.
BTexX: Hill of Errol £122.00.
Chev/Mule – Sunnybraes & Auchentibber £122.
1 Crop: Wardhead £106.00 &105.00.
2 Crop: Wardhead £100.00
3 Crop: Wardhead £80.00
1-2 Crop – Castlecary Mill £102.00
3 Crop – Old House of Orchil - £80.00
2 Crop – Old House of Orchil - £105.00 & £102.00
3 – 4 Crop - Castlecary Mill £88.00
United Auctions (Saturday 14 September 2019) sold 83 head of pedigree cattle.
AA heifers – Tonley -1400gns
Lim heifers – Upper Spittalton – 1800gns twice
Lim cows & calves – Airthrey Kerse 2800gns & 2500gns
Lammerview Lim Dispersal
Stock bull 1450gns
Cows & calves 3000gns, 2100gns, 2000gns, 1700gns
Chauvet, River Lodge Highland Cattle Dispersal
Cow & heifer calf - £580, £420
Cow & bull calf - £450, £420
United Auctions (Monday 9 September 2019) had an catalogue entry of 11768 store lambs, feeding and breeding sheep.
Mule- £53.35 (-£0.54p) on the week
SuffX- £59.41 (-£3.07p) on the week
TexX- £57.84 (-£1.97p) on the week
BTexX- £64.64 (-£1.34p) on the week
Chev- £44.88 (-£4.92p) on the week
BF- £38.54 (-£3.36p) on the week
Store Lambs – Dalfoil (Mule) £61.00; Fullerton (Mule) £60.00; Glenehervie (Mule) £59.00; Cuthbert Farms (Suf) £65.50; Drumaghinier (SUf) £63.50; Little Moss & Rossieochil (Suf) £62.50; Knowes & Scart (Tex) £70.00; Easter Greenhill & Luss Est (Tex) £68.50; Fidden (Tex) £67.00; Shenlarich (BTex) £70.00; Newbigging (BTex) £68.50; Craigdhu (BTex) £67.00; Colony (Chev) £56.50; Cosyden (Chev) £53.50 & 50.00; Shields (BF) £47.00; West Glenalmond (BF) £46.00; Fidden (BF) £46.00.
Ewe Lambs – Rossieochil (Suf) £94.00; Low Craigton (Suf) £90.00; Claylands (Suf) £80.00; Philiphaugh (Tex) £114.00; Sundhope (Tex) £108.00; Knowes (Tex) £82.00; Wester Clubowie (Chev/Mule) £98.00; Auldallan (Chev/Mule) £94.00 & 92.00.
Gimmers – Parbroath (Chev) £94.00 & £90.00.
Ewe- Parbroath (Chev 1 Crop) £76.00 & £75.00; Parbroath (Chev 2 Crop) £72.00 & £66.00.
United Auctions had a catalogue entry of 13485 breeding sheep at their annual show and sale of Scotch Mule and Blackface ewe lambs.
The sale was sponsored by J Cooper & Co. Haulage Contractors, Gartocharn and was judged by Mr A Ross, Wardhead, Strichen, who awarded the championship to M Smyth, Shields and went on to purchase them at £160 per head.
Sale was topped by a pen of 25 consigned from M/s Townfoot (Midlock) realizing £168 to H Sleigh, St Johns Wells, Fyvie.
The Blackface section was topped by a pen of 44 selling at £114 to D Higginson, Braeleny, Callander
1st – M Smyth, Shields - £160
2nd – D Gray, Drumnessie - £158
3rd – Hartside Farms - £132
4th – S McClymont, Tinnis - £135
5th – J & M Hamilton, Crosswoodhill – £104
Scotch Mule Ewe Lambs -£86.66 (-£6.66 on the year)
Blackface Ewe Lambs - £69.26 (-£9.20 on the year)
Acc Scotch Mule Ewe Lambs - £86.02 (-£2.58p on the year)
Non Acc Scotch Mule Ewe Lambs - £86.27 (-£8.62p on the year)
Acc Blackface Ewe Lambs - £71.48 (-£10.72p on the year)
Non Acc Blackface Ewe Lambs - £64.78 (-£2.88p on the year)
Confidence in Performance ‘Working’ Genes
Ram and bull buyers from Ireland, Wales, Wiltshire, Caithness and all points in between defied the doom and gloom of present day politics, along with a rare day of good weather, to make their way to Incheoch in Glenisla and bid strongly at the McGowans’ 12th On Farm Working Genes Sale on Thursday 5th September.
This was the 2nd year that bulls and heifers had been auctioned. Seven bulls were sold to average £4320 all to repeat customers. Topping the sale at 6000gns was the much fancied first lot in the ring, Incheoch Jenson, a polled Simmental bull with great maternal EBVs. He heads to Alnham Farms, Northumberland with Messrs G. Sordy and Sons. Fulton Ronald, Duntuim, Aberfeldy took Jarvis, the homozygous polled bull at 4800gns and went home to throw out his dehorner!
Adopting a novel approach to the sale of heifers, 18 month old Sim Luing bullers were offered in a Silent Auction where interested parties were given a buyers number and invited to bid on 8 different lots each with a fixed opening price and bids thereafter. There was a complete clearance with several lots keenly fought over, the McEwans of West Mains of Colliston, Arbroath bought the top pen at £1275. In all 24 averaged £1073.
Slight apprehension about ram sales in the present agricultural economic climate was soon dispelled when first of all 38 Texel shearlings were sold to average £968 (up £9 on the year) and to a top of 2000 gns for the highest indexed Texel shearling in Scotland, this Glenway Yosemite son sold to Neil Crighton from Berwick upon Tweed, buying the Texel topper for the second year in a row.
39 Lleyn shearlings levelled at £1063 (up £130 on the year) boasting a top of 2400 gns to regular buyer, Roseberry Estates for Incheoch Hercules. Used as a lamb, figures from his progeny boosted his Lleyn section sale topping index.
For the first time a few New Zealand Suffolk x Texel shearlings were offered. Creating quite an interest all 9 sold to a top of 900 gns and averaged £581.
All in all 86 shearlings sold to average £970.76, up £25 on the year for 5 more sheep.