United Auctions (Saturday 22nd September 2018) had a catalogue entry of 1056 rams and females at Stirling Agricultural Centre
The sale was topped by two BFL shearlings one consigned by J Pirie, Blarnavaid purchased by D Woodburn, Co Antrim and another from K Malone, Pitcairn purchased jointly by J More, Townhead; A McArthur, Cretlevane & Blanebank Farms both at realised at £2600.
Top price in the Texel section was a shearling from W Dunlop & Son, Elmscleugh selling at £1200 to Colin Little, East Bracklinn.
Top price in the Suffolk section was a shearling from J Wight & Son, Carwood selling at £1100 to MacGregor, Binn farm.
The non-accredited section was topped twice at £950 for Texel Shearlings consigned by J More, Townhead purchased by A McArthur, Cretlevane and Messrs Walker, Balnaboth.
Blueface Leicester £662.85 (+£17.17 on the year)
Texel £474.88 (-£67.79 on the year)
Suffolk £433.18 (+£59.28 on the year)
Beltex Cross £346.15 (-£100.70 on the year)
Blueface Leicester £397.78 (+£105.11 on the year)
Texel £340.59 (+£2.28 on the year)
United Auctions (Thursday 20th September 2018) sold 4536 prime sheep comprising of 3373 prime lambs selling to an average of 168.50p & 1163 ewes and rams.
New Season Lambs (3373) – Easterton (BTex) £94.00; Auchenrivoch (Tex) £92.00; South Baldutho (Suff) £86.00; Shanry (Cha) £85.00; Nether Pratis (Cross) £84.50; Inverie (Chev) £79.00; Easterton (Mule) £77.00; Gilston (Chev/Mule)£73.50; Assloss (BFL) £71.00; Gatesiude (BF) £61.00.
New Season Lambs (3373) – Coilavoulin (BTex) 205ppk; Auchenrivoch (Tex) 200ppk; Nether Pratis (Cross) 200ppk; Mosshead (Suf) 181ppk; Gilston (Chev/Mule) 175ppk; Shanry (Char) 173ppk; Inverie (Chev) 161ppk; Gateside (BF) 159ppk.
Ewes (1163) – Dustydrum (Tex) £134.00; Nether Pratis (Suf) £92.00; Overton (BFL) £86.00; Formal (Chev) £74.00; Ardlebank (Mule) £71.00; Glenfernate (BF) £46.00
Tups- Hatton Knowe (Chev) £90.00; Coldrochie (Tex) £88.00; Blackburn (Char) £80.00; Drumardoch (BF) £61.00.
United Auctions (Wednesday 19th September 2018) sold 1615 store cattle and 195 cast cows and forward cattle.
Duke of Montrose Trophy Glenpark Farms £1270, 566kg
1st Bullock Wilson Whitehill £1030, 429kg.
1st Heifer Herries Farms £970, 415kg.
Bullocks (901) – averaged 208.20p to 245.30p per kg for a 424kg LimX from Nether Dalkeith and £1330 for a 593kg CHX from Glenpark.
B&W Bullocks (55) - averaged 127.60p to 162.70p per kg for a 332kg AYX from Kirkland and to £780 for a 574kg BFX from Berryhill.
Heifers (659) – averaged 199.75p to 262.30p per kg for a 326kg BRBX from High Mindovan and to £1420 for a 698kg CHX from Townfoot.
Beef Cows (172) -averaged 119.15p to 191.20p per kg for an LimX from Ballikinrain and to £1550 for a LimX from Whitrighill.
Dairy Cows (14)- averaged 91.03p to 140.40p per kg for a HFX from Overton and to £945 for a BFX from East Bangour.
Forward Cattle (9)- averaged 166.77p to 193.50p per kg for a LimX from Whitrighill and to £1290 for an LimX from Whitrighill.
Bullocks: Up to 250kgs- Home Farm Haughton £445, 196.9p; 251-300kgs- Ardlebank £650, 227.3p; 301-350kgs- Drumtee £800, 228.6p; 351-400kgs- Gateside £900, Ardlebank 243.6p; 401-450kgs- Nether Dalkeith £1040, 245.3p; 451-500kgs- Drumtee £1145, 230.8p; 501-551kgs- Glenpark Farms £1290, Lochfield 238.6p; 552-601kgs – Glenpark £1330, Auchencloigh 229.0p; 602-651kgs- Pleanmill £1310, Crookedstonemuir 207.9p.
Heifers: Up to 250kgs- Ardlebank £480, 203.4p; 251-300kgs- Ardlebank £625, 214.0p; 301-350kg- High Milndovan £855, 262.3p; 351-400kgs- Whitehill £1020, 225p; 401-450kgs- Nether Dalkeith £1060, Cowans 245p; 451-500kgs- Oakersdyke £1160, 238.7p; 501-551kgs- Cowans £1170, Gateside 233.1p; 552-601kgs-Castlehill £1235, 218.2p; 602-651kgs- Ormsary £1195, 186.7p; 652-701kgs- Townfoot £1420, 203.4p.
£ per head- Whitrighill (Lim) £1550, Lesliepark (CH) £1390, Whitrighill (Sim) £1250, Easter Garden (BRB) £1150, Kaeside (Sal) £1030, Dalowie (AA) £1010.
PPK- Ballikinrain (Lim) 191.20p, Castlehill (Sim) 184.20p, Easter Garden (BRB) 166.70p, Kaeside (Sal) 157.00p, Lesliepark (CH) 154.40p, Burnside of Balhaldie (AA) 124.60p.
£ per head- Ardtornish (CH) £1370, Balnabroich (BS) £1230, Drumoider (AA) £1050.
PPK- Strathisla Farms (CH) 148.30p, Balnabroich (BS) 100.50p, Drumoider (AA) 94.90p.
United Auctions (Tuesday 18th September 2018) had a catalogue entry of 8721 breeding sheep.
Top price of the day in Scotch Mule ewe lamb section went to G Donald, North Denhead for a pen of 24 realising at £124 to R Webster, Mill of Ardoch.
Top price of the day in Scotch Mule gimmer section went to Prestonhall Farming Co for a pen of 21 realising at £135.
The Texels were topped at £155 for a pen of TexX gimmers consigned by Dalchirla Farms
Scotch Mule Ewe Lambs £66.76 (-£10.36 on the year)
TexX Ewe Lambs £47.97 (-£13.58 on the year)
BF Ewe Lambs £57.35 (+£0.11 on the year)
Scotch Mule Gimmers £106.38 (-£17.44 on the year)
Chev/Mule Gimmers £109.00 (-£30.93 on the year)
TexX Gimmers £105.80 (-£15.11 on the year)
Other Leading Prices
Scotch Mules: Noth Denhead £95.00 twice, Drumheldric £92.00; Kingledores £90.00.
TexX: Ledlation £55.00
BF: North Denhead £90.00; Kirkton £89.00; East Bracklinn £80.00
Scotch Mule: Drumnessie & West Carse £132.00; Ormsary & Carroch £130.00; Dreva £128.00.
TexX: Dalchirla £150.00; Hill of Errol £148.00; Carskerdo £130.00
BTexX: Hill of Errol £130.00.
Llyen; Borland £98.00.
1 Crop: Kipperoch £92.00; Wardhead £90.00
2 Crop: Old Nursary £95.00; Wardhead £85.00
4 Crop: West Lundie £85.00
2 Crop – Kipperoch £145.00
United Auctions (Monday 17th September 2018) had forward a catalogue entry of 5776 store lambs and feeding sheep.
TexX Lambs - £57.94 (-5.83) on the week
BTexX Lambs - £64.65 (+0.68) on the week
Chev Lambs - £51.70 (-6.01) on the week
Mule Lambs - £56.27 (+3.48) on the week
SuffX Lambs - £58.86 (-1.82) on the week
BF Lambs - £40.52 (-1.12) on the week
Store Lambs: Drumbarrow (Tex) £78.50; Carse of Trown (Tex) £67.00; Wester Ochtermuthill (BTex) £77.00; Ballikinrain (BTex) £73.50; Borenich (Chev) £68.00; Parbroath (Chev) £58.00; Carse of Trown (Mule) £66.00; Fullerton (Mule) £65.00; Glenside (Suff) £67.00; Golland (Suff) £64.00; Todholes (BF) £62.50, £54.50
United Auctions (Saturday 15th September 2018) held their annual September sale of pedigree females with an entry of 42 head.
Top price of the day went to D&L Graham, Burnbank for their Limousin yearling heifer Burnbank NESSA, this stylish young heifer by Huntershall Gladiator and out of Burnbank Icemaiden realised 2800gns to R Junor, Tamala.
Spittalton Nertha and Spittalton Nana both maiden heifers from J Burnett Upper Spittlaton by Burnbank Judge made 2100 gns both to J A MacRae, Cornaigmore.
Limousin heifers and calves sold to 2000 gns twice from R& J Graham Airthey Kerse. First Grahams Leeona and then Grahams Lilac both sold with heifer calves to W Stewart & Son, Hawkhead.
Aberdeen Angus cows and calves sold to a top of 2400 gns for Balsor Beauty which was sold with her bull calf at foot from P H & Mrs R M Close, Littleton Farm, Turnberry and was bought by E Scott, Linross and another from the same home Balsor Kirsty Beverly running with a heifer calf realised 2100 gns to Hugh Montgomerie, Assloss.
Aberdeen Angus maiden heifers sold to 1100 gns from M K & G Sprowl, Eastland Farm, Rothesay for Eastlands Exbaria Primrose by Tonley Elano to S&C Ferguson, Shieldrum.
United Auctions (Monday 10th September 2018) had forward a catalogue entry of 9655 store lambs, breeding and feeding.
SuffX Lambs - £60.68 (-3.60) on the week
TexX Lambs - £63.67 (+0.31) on the week
BTexX Lambs - £63.97 (-2.36) on the week
Chev Lambs - £57.71 (+6.87) on the week
Mule Lambs - £52.69 (-6.35) on the week
BF Lambs - £41.64 (-0.85) on the week
Store Lambs: Rossieochill (Suff) £68.00; Colony (Suff) £67.50; Thomanean (Suff) £65.00; Colony (BTex) £72.00; Newbigging (BTex) £68.50; Shenlarich & Monzie (BTex) £68.00; Cloquhat (Tex) £73.50; Thomanean (Tex) £71.50; Carse of Trowan (Tex) £70.00; Craigannet (Chev) £73.00; Neilston Cottage (Chev) £60.50; Cosyden (Chev) £59.00; Knowhead (Mule) £66.00; Creagraineach, Dallowie & Pinclanty (Mule) £60.00; Craighead, Merkins & Ben Lomond (BF) £50.00.
Breeding Sheep -
Ewe lambs: Rossieochill (Suff) £92.00, £91.00, £90.00; Knowes (Suff) £82.00; Sundhope (Tex) £101.00; Knowes (Tex) £81.00; East Laggan (Tex) £67.00; Auldallan (Chev/Mule) £99.00
Gimmers – Drumachloy (LleynX) £132.00; Lower Killernie (TexX) £165.00, £160.00.
Ewes – Lower Killernie (TexX) £120.00
United Auctions (Monday 10th September 2018) sold 231 sheep at their annual Lleyn Sheep Society show and sale, selling to a top of 650gns for a shearling ram from H Goldie, South Bowerhouses. Females sold to a top of £170 twice, first for the champion pen of gimmers from H Goldie, South Bowerhouses and again for a pen consigned by James K Goldie.
The presale show was ably judged by Paul Barrow, Helm Farm, Appleby and the following were his awards:
Champion tup: R Johnston & Sons, Bensfield
2nd H Goldie, South Bowerhouses 650gns
3rd L Cruden, Woodlands 350gns
Champion Gimmer: H Goldie, South Bowerhouses £170
2nd W G Henderson, Nether Toucks £140
3rd J K Goldie, South Bowerhouses £170
1st Farmstock Genetics
2nd W G Henderson, Nether Toucks £85
3rd J Morton, Bank Hall £84
Other leading prices
Rams (12 averaged £420)
Goldies 500gns; Bardspark 500gns; Laga Farms 450gns
Gimmers (139 averaged £130.32)
Goldies £170, £152, £150; Laga Farms £142; Bardspark £140
Ewe lambs (80 averaged £86.69)
Farmstock £90; Greenshields £88; Bardspark £85
United Auctions (Saturday 1st September 2018) had a catalogue entry of 9888 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 J Matthew, Whitelumbs, Huntly, who awarded the championship to D Gray, Drumnessie and went on to purchase them at £170 per head.
1st – D Gray, Drumnessie - £170
2nd – Hartside Farms - £168
3rd – D Y Henderson, Auchenrivoch - £130
4th – T Dick, Hamildean £125
5th – A McArthur, Cretlevane - £158
Scotch Mule Ewe Lambs -£93.32 (-£1.92 on the year)
Blackface Ewe Lambs - £78.46 (+£6.23 on the year)
Acc Scotch Mule Ewe Lambs - £88.60 (-£8.56p on the year)
Non Acc Scotch Mule Ewe Lambs - £94.89 (+£0.17p on the year)
Acc Blackface Ewe Lambs - £82.20 (+£8.51p on the year)
Non Acc Blackface Ewe Lambs - £67.66 (+£4.56p on the year)
United Auctions (Saturday 25th August 2018) had catalogue entry of 5016 Scotch Mule, Chev/Mule, TexX & SuffX gimmers sponsored by British Wool and ably judged by J Hamilton, Aikengall.
The championship was won by M/s Gray, Drumnessie and purchased by M/s Mair, Kinnermit.
Top price of the day for Mules £192 from Millglen
Overall average £126.62 (-£4.00)on the year.
1st W A Gray, Drumnessie £155
2nd M/s Paterson, East Dykes £152
3rd J & M Hamilton, Crosswoodhill £158
4th Drimsynie Est £148
5th Burncastle Farming £158
Acc Scotch Mule Gimmers £141.73 (-£0.07) on the year
Non Acc Scotch Mule Gimmers £122.65 (-£5.91) on the year
Chev/Mule Gimmers £120.99
Suffolk Cross Gimmers £114.57 (-£18.37) on the year
Texel Cross Gimmers £115.68 (-£21.22) on the year