United Auctions (Monday 23 May 2022) had forward 3617 breeding sheep.
The sale was topped by a Mule hogg with a single Bluefaced Leicester ewe lamb at foot from A McKenzie & Partners, Ardgate, realising £520 per life.
Mule hoggs with lambs at foot sold to a top of £152 per life twice, firstly from D Hamilton, Allanton and again from A & M Barr, Easter Bucklyvie.
TexelX hoggs with lambs at foot topped at £150 per life from D Hamilton, Allanton.
SuffolkX hoggs with lambs at foot topped at £140 per life from T Muirhead, Carse of Trowan.
Chev/Mule hoggs with lambs at foot topped at £138 per life from S Knox & Sons, North Balloch.
AberfieldXChev hoggs with lambs at foot topped at £140 per life from D Hamilton, Allanton.
Mule gimmers with single TexelX lambs at foot sold to a top of £118 per life from S McPherson, Dell.
TexelX gimmers with single TexelX lambs at foot sold to a top of £112 per life from N & J Aitchison, Newbigging.
BeltexX ewes with single BeltexlX lambs at foot sold to a top of £128 per life from Allan MacKellar, Seaview.
TexelX ewes with single TexelX lambs at foot sold to a top of £125 per life from Allan MacKellar, Seaview.
Scotch Mule hoggs with lambs £127.06 per life (+£19.65) on the year
TexX hoggs with lambs £123.51 per life (+£16.99) on the year
SuffolkX hoggs with lambs - £130.09 (+£13.65) on the year
Aberfield hoggs with lambs £137.60 per life (+£26.10) on the year
Chev/Mule hoggs with lambs £131.75 per life (+ £16.64) on the year
British Record for Commercial Heifer & Calf.
United Auctions (Saturday 21 May 2022) sold 367 breeding cattle. A new record was achieved for a LimX heifer with LimX heifer calf at foot consigned by C & K Malone, Pitcairn and selling to K A Paterson, Cairndaie Croft, Sauchen for £7800.
Heifers and Bull Calves: West Thomaston (B BlueX) £4500 &£4000; Derrie (ContX) £3600; Derrie (Black LimX) £3500; Pitcairn (LimX) £3500x2; Little Kilchattan (AAX) £3200 & £3050; Little Kilchattan (BP) £3000x3; Porterstown (SimX) £2900.
Heifers and Heifer Calves: Middlehill (B BlueX) £4100; West Thomaston (Black LimX) £3900 & £3400; The Ross (LimX) £3800x2; Middlehill (ContX) £3600; The Ross (AAX) £3500; Easter Dounie (BP) £3200; Skeoch (SimX) £2800.
Cows and Bull Calves: Pitcairn (LimX) £3000; Mill of Inverarity (B BlueX) £3000; Wynton (BP) £2200; Mosside (AAX) £1900.
Cows and Heifer Calves: Derrie (LimX) £2600; Mosside (AAX) £2000x2; Cuttlehill (BP) £2000 & £1900; Castle (SimX) £1600.
In-Calf heifers: Wester Bonhard (LimX) £1700; Castle (SimX) £1300.
Bulls: Nether Pratis (Sim) £3100 & £2500.
United Auctions (Thursday 19 May 2022) sold 3655 prime sheep comprising of 277 spring lambs selling to average 318.65ppk and 2641 prime hoggs selling to average 252.56ppk also 737 ewes and rams.
Lambs (277) – Easter Ochtermuthill (BTex) £166.00 & £155.00; Hoprig (Cont) £164.00; Bangour (Cont) £155.00; Hoprig (Tex) £161.00 & £155.00; Northfield Farm (Tex) £155.00; Easter Ochtermuthill (Tex) £152.00 & £151.00; Northfield Farm (Tex) £150.00; Merryhill (Suf) £160.00; Whitburgh Farms (Suf) £153.00; Lowberry & Merryhill (Suf) £152.00; Bangour (Char) £144.00 & £143.00.
Lambs (277) – Hoprig (Tex) 374.00ppk & 360.00ppk; Easter Ochtermuthill (Tex) 339.00ppk; Penston (Tex) 337.00ppk; Hoprig (Cont) 370.00ppk; Bangour (Cont) 334.00ppk; Easter Ochtermuthill (BTex) 352.00ppk & 344.00ppk; Easter Ochtermuthill (Suf) 343.00ppk; Merryhill (Suf) 327.00ppk; Easter Ochtermuthill (Suf) 322.00ppk; Penston (Suf) 319.00ppk.
Hoggs (2641)- Easter Ochtermuthill (BTex) £161.00 & £160.00; Inch Cottage (BTex) £145.00 & £144.00; Culdees (BTex) £141.00 & £133.00; Luckenburn (BTex) £130.00 & £128.00; Craigbarnet (Tex) £156.50; Gibsley & Strageath Mains (Tex) £146.00; Inch Cottage (Tex) £145.00; Elmscleugh (Tex) £143.00; Wester Newburn (Tex) £141.00; Broomknowes (Suf) £153.50; Dalmarnock (Suf) £150.00; Wester Newburn (Suf) £142.00; Shannocher, North Inchmicheal & Broomknowes (Suf) £135.00; North Deanhead (BF) £139.00; Kilmundie (BF) £137.50; Dyke (BF) £137.00; Elmscleugh (BF) £136.00 & £135.00; Kilmundie (BF) £131.00; Ballagan (Mule) £128.00; Elmscleugh (Mule) £126.00; Inch Cottage (Mule) £125.50; Altgolach (Mule) £123.00; Wardhead (Chev) £124.50; West Thomaston (Chev) £122.50; Wardhead, West Thomaston & South Park (Chev) £122.00; Ballagan (Chev) £121.00.
Hoggs (2641) – Luckenburn (BTex) 313.00ppk & 305.00ppk; Inch Cottage (BTex) 304.00ppk; Culdees (BTex) 302.00ppk; Easter Mye (Tex) 300.00ppk; Elmscleugh (Tex) 298.00ppk; Gibsley (Tex) 296.00ppk; Blairquhamrie (Tex) 293.00ppk; Wardhead (Tex) 292.00ppk; Wardhead (Chev) 287.00ppk & 286.00ppk; West Thomaston (Chev) 276.00ppk & 275.00ppk; South Park (Chev) 274.00ppk; Upper Star (Chev) 273.00ppk; Wardhead (Suf) 273.00ppk; Broomknowes (Suf) 271.00ppk; Allanfauld (Suf) 261.00ppk; Wester Newburn (Suf) 258.00ppk; Muirside of Kinneddar (BF) 269.00ppk; Dyke (BF) 265.00ppk; East Bracklinn & Kilmundie (BF) 262.00ppk; Elmscleugh (BF) 261.00ppk; Island View & Auchnafree (BF) 260.00ppk; Inch Cottage (Mule) 266.00ppk; Elmscleugh (Mule) 257.00ppk; Tangy (Mule) 255.00ppk; Altgolach (Mule) 246.00ppk.
Ewes (737) – Broomknowes (Tex) £282.00; Castleton (Tex) £248.00; Wester Borland (Tex) £232.00; Castleton (Tex) £225.00; Blackburnrigg (Tex) £208.00; Wester Borland (Tex) £204.00; Coillabus (TexX) £170.00; Kinclaven & Elmscleugh (TexX) £168.00; Oatfield (TexX) £163.00; Broomknowes (Suf) £182.00; North Inchmichael (Suf) £170.00; Inverdovat (Suf) £159.00; Broomknowes (Suf) 158.00; Easter Craigduckie (Suf) £151.00; Leden Urquhart (BTex) £162.00, £161.00, £158.00 & £152.00; Wester Newburn (Mule) £132.00; Clatto (Mule) £129.00; Bencloich (Mule) £128.00; Muirside of Kinneddar (Mule) £127.00; Kilbucho (Chev) £131.00; South Park (Chev) £120.00; Inch Cottage (Chev) £119.00; Lathockar (Chev) £118.00; Island (BF) £127.00; Elmscleugh & Auchenrivoch (BF) £123.00; Elmscleugh (BF) £122.00; South Park (BF) £120.00.
Tups – Drumaghiner (Tex) £195.00; Wester Borland (Tex) £170.00; Lowberry (Suf) £188.00; West Lundie (BFL) £175.00; Easter Ochtermuthill (BTex) £158.00; Drumaghiner (BF) £136.00; North Deanhead (BF) £120.00.
United Auctions (Wednesday 18 May 2022) sold 755 store cattle, native bred cattle and young bulls and 183 out of spec cattle, cast cows and bulls. Also 61 rearing cattle.
Bullocks (330) -averaged 245.66p to 302.10per kg for a 235kg LimX from Kilpatrick, and to £1690 for a 671kg CHX from Gillmill.
Dairy Bullocks (12) - averaged 154.53p to 219.10p per kg for a 502kg MOX from Meikle Laught, and to £1100 for a 502kg MOX from Meikle Laught.
Heifers (403) – averaged 224.27p to 290.80p per kg for a 564kg LimX from Nether Dalkeith, and to £1680 for a 622kg CHX from Burnhead.
Young Bulls (10) – averaged 208.04p to 232.30p per kg for a LimX from Wester Jaw, and to £985 for a BSX from Cowford.
Beef Cows and Bulls (153) – averaged 192.78p to 250.00p per kg for a LimX from Easter Banknock, and to £2070 for a BRBX from Holehouse.
Dairy Cows (24)- averaged 133.27p to 176.00p per kg for a HFX from Holms of Caaf, and to £1410 twice for a HOX from Parkend & a HFX from Falside.
Out of Spec Cattle (6)- averaged 191.49p to 219.50p per kg for a SimX from Pitkindie Farms, and to £1550 for a LimX from Keithick Farms.
Bullocks: Up to 250kgs- Kilpatrick £710, 302.10p. 251-300kgs- Kilpatrick £820, 285.70p; 301-350kgs- Bellevue £970, 282.80p; 351-400kgs- Hill £1100, 283.50p; 401-450kgs- Craighead £1120, Posso 264.70p; 451-500kgs- Penningham HF £1210, Hill 259.70p; 501-551kgs- Gateside £1290, 252.90p; 552-601kgs– Midlock £1500, 262.20p; 602-651kgs- Midlock £1640, 254.70p.
Heifers: Up to 250kgs- Kilpatrick £650, 268.60p; 251-300kgs- Bughtknowes £680, 241.60p; 301-350kgs- Hill of Arnmore £900, Glenrath 261.10p; 351-400kgs- Leoch £1000, 268.80p; 401-450kgs- Lochlane £1110, 271.50p; 451-500kgs- Logie £1270, East Drummoddie 255.40p; 501-551kgs- Nether Dalkeith £1475, 282.60p; 552-601kgs – Nether Dalkeith £1660, 290.80p.
Young Bulls: 301-350kgs- Wester Jaw £720, 232.30p; 351-400kgs- Gateside £800, Cowford 220.30p; 401-450kgs- Cowford £985, 220.40p.
£ per head- Holehouse (BRBX) £2070; Burnhead (CH) £1990; Chapelhill (AA) £1850; Pitkindie Farms (Lim) £1750; Mid Gallowhill (Sim) £1730; Pitkindie Farms (SH) £1630; Kirkton of Lundie (Sal) £1490; Commissary Bog (STX) £1450; Falside (HF) £1410; Parkend (HO) £1410.
PPK- East Banknock (LimX) 250.00p; Holehouse (BRBX) 244.70p; Assloss (CH) 239.30p; Langraw (Sim) 213.10p; Parbroath (AA) 208.80p; Kirkton of Lundie (Sal) 206.40p; Pitkindie Farms (SH) 202.60p; Blairmore (BS) 197.30p; Commissary Bog (STX) 196.50p.
£ per head – Gateside (CH) £2000; Hawkhill (Lim) £1910; Starthisla Farms (Sim) £1690.
PPK- Craigbarnet (Lim) 210.30p; Gateside (Ch) 155.30p; Starthisla Farms (Sim) 147.00p.
Out of Spec Cattle:
£ per head – Keithick Farms (Lim) £1550; Pitkindie Farms (BS) £1390; Pitkindie Farms (Sim) £1330.
PPK- Pitkindie Farms (Sim) 219.50p; Pitkindie Farms (BS) 214.50p; Keithick Farms10 (Lim) 211.20p.
61 rearing cattle. An increased show for quality and numbers proved easy to cash. The sale was topped at £625 for an AAX bullock from M/s Russell, Townhead.
Leading stirk prices:
Townhead (AAX) £625
Parkend (BBX) £470
Easterton (CHX) £430
Parkend (HO) £270
Leading on milk prices:
Mains of Struie (SimX) £370
Ardgate (LimX) £340
Rossiebank (AAX) £250
Lochlane (SimX) £230
United Auctions (Monday 16 May 2022) sold 3738 Breeding Sheep.
Scotch Mule ewe hoggs sold to £192 per head for a pen of 25 from D Y Henderson, Auchenrivoch purchased by M Ross, Birchwood Way.
Texel ewe hoggs sold to £650 for a pair from Drimsynie Estate, purchased by A H Murray, Surrone Court.
Suffolk ewe hoggs sold to £170 for a pen of 27 from Ian Fleming, Renton Home Farm.
Cheviot/Mule ewe hoggs sold to £162 for a pen of 24 from J S MacDougall, High Milndovan.
Cheviot ewe hoggs sold to £120 for a pen of 45 from S Rorison, Dalowie.
Blueface Leicester ewe hoggs sold to £300 for a single from J Pirie, Blairnavaid purchased by I McMillan, Eorrabus.
Blackface ewe hoggs sold to £1400 for a pen of 3 from H A Blackwood, Auldhouseburn purchased by I Lynn, Glenshesk Road.
Mule ewe hoggs £158.95 (-1.56) on the year
Tex ewe hoggs £191.28 (+25.90) on the year
Chev/Mule ewe hoggs £149.85 (-0.14) on the year
Chev ewe hoggs £114.13 (-24.53) on year
BF ewes hoggs £121.85 (-11.42) on the year