Market prices – 1.6.20

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United Auctions, Stirling (Thursday May 28, 2020)

sold 2054 prime sheep comprising of 664 spring lambs selling to average 230.94p also 775 prime hoggs selling to average 177.48ppk and 615 ewes and rams.

New Season Lambs (664) – Easter Octermuthill (BTex) £125.00; Newton of Collessie (BTex) £118.50; Little Raith (Tex) £118.00; Grange of Lindores (Tex) £116.00; Catcune (Suf) £118.00; Isle Cottage (Suf) £117.00; Bencloich (Cha) £108.00; Hoprig (Cha) £103.00; Lathockar (Hamp) £107.00; Speediehill (Hamp) £105.00.

New Season Lambs (664) – Easter Ochtermuthill (BTex) 268.00ppk & 266.00ppk; Cauldcoates (Tex) £260.00ppk; Hoprig (Tex) 257.00ppk; Branxton (Suf) 246.00ppk x2; Fleurs (Suf) 245.00ppk; Hoprig (Cha) 234.00ppk; Hoprig (Cha) 232.00ppk; Marigold (Hamp) 231.00ppk & 229.00ppk; Balbedie (Dor) 214.00ppk.

Old Season Lambs (775) – East Shawtonhill (Tex) £129.00; Cairn (Tex) £105.00; Newton of Collessie (Suf) £104.00; Inverdovat (Suf) £103.00; Shannachar (Chev) £100.00; Hangingshaw (Chev) £98.00; Lathocker (Cross) £100.00; Swinlees (Cross) £99.00; South Brownhill (Mule) £103.00 & £98.00; Cadogan (BF) £93.00.

Old Season Lambs (775) – Grange of Lindores (Tex)214.00ppk; South Hill of Drips (Tex) 211.00ppk; Wardhead (Chev) 211.00ppk; Lathocker (Chev) 202.00ppk; Grange of Lindores (Cross) 206.00ppk; Newmill of Inshewan (Mule) 196.00ppk; Ladylands (BF) 207.00ppk; Cadogan (BF) 194.00ppk;

Ewes (615) – Pitlochie (Tex) £130.00 & £128.00; Pardovan Holdings (TexX) £128.00; Easter Greenhill (Cont) £120.00; Cairn (TexX) £118.00; Catcune (Suf) £99.00 & £96.00; Fleurs (SufX) £93.00; Cairn (Mule) £78.00; Mains of Auchindachy & Penston (Mule) £71.00; Overhill (Cross) £78.00; Lyrabus, Islay (BF) £62.00; Wardpark (BF) £61.00.

Tups – Pitlochie (Tex) £124.00; Strachmill, Islay (Suf) £118.00; Victoria (Chev) £96.00; Tomchulan (BF) £81.00.

STIRLING – United Auctions (Wednesday 27th May 2020)

Ssold 652 store cattle and 133 cast cows, bulls and out of spec cattle.

Bullocks (346) – averaged 226.23p to 294.50p per kg for a 253kg CHX from Lawfield, and to £1345 for a 652kg AAX from Newbank.

Dairy Bullocks (19) – averaged 174.81p to 193.50p per kg for a 465kg HFX from Dalfoil, and to £900 for a 465kg HFX from Dalfoil.

Heifers (255)– averaged 221.88p to 292.60p per kg for a 229kg CHX from Lawfield, and to £1240 for a 610kg CHX from Cowans.

Young Bulls (32)- averaged 207.14p to 261.00p per kg for a SimX from West Brackly, and to £1140 for a SimX from East Merkland.

Beef Cows and Bulls (112) – averaged 143.51p to 205.10p per kg for a LimX from West Park, and to £1460 for a AAX from Peattieshill.

Dairy Cows (19)- averaged 128.06p to 192.70p per kg for a HFX from Claylands, and to £1170 for a MOX from Claylands.

Out of Spec Cattle (2)- averaged 154.52p to 158.80p per kg for a AAX from Peattieshill, and to £1370 for a AAX from Peattieshill.

Bullocks: Up to 250kgs- Mansfield (Islay) £715, 289.50p; 251-300kgs- Gasconhall £790, Lawfield 295.50p; 301-350kgs- Drumbarrow £880, Little Spot 262.20p; 351-400kgs- Craigdhu £1000, Auchenhew 252.40p; 401-450kgs- Newbank £1090, Craigdhu 238.10p; 451-500kgs- Heathfield £1090, Glenkiln 230.40p; 501-551kgs- Little Spot £1105, Southfield 218.30p; 552-601kgs- Dalfoil £1170, 212.00p; 602-651kgs- Craigend £1250, 197.50p; 652-701kgs- Newbank £1310, 206.30p.

Heifers: Up to 250kgs- Lawfield £670, 292.60p; 251-300kgs-  Lawfield £720, Knoxfauld 244.40p; 301-350kgs- Lawfield £810, Baidlandhill 246.10p; 351-400kgs- Higham & South Fallfield £1010, West Quarter 265.00p; 401-450kgs- Benlawers £1000, 224.50p; 451-500kgs- Forneth £1025, 216.50p; 501-551kgs-  Cowans £1120, 214.00p; 552-601kgs- Heathfield £1150, 199.00p; 602-651kgs- Cowans £1240, Cowans 203.00p.

Young Bulls: 301-350kgs- Barharrow £750, 214.30p; 351-400kgs- West Brackly £945, 261.00p; 401-450kgs- East Merkland £970, 223.10p; 451-500kgs- Over Buttergask £1040, 208.80p; 501-551kgs-East Banknock £1035, 200.60p; 552-601kgs- Durie £1090, 192.60p; 602-651kgs- East Merkland £1140, 188.40p.

OTM Cows:

£ per head-  Peattieshill (AA) £1450; Borlick (Lim) £1370; Craegorry (Sim) £1350; Chartershall (SH) £1250; Claylands (MO) £1170; Claylands (HO) £1110; Kilmux(Sal) £1090; Balmyle (CH) £1070; Gowstone (HF) £1030; Gateside (Brb) £1010.

PPK- West Park (Lim) 205.00ppk; Claylands (HO)192.70ppk; Claylands (MO) £186.90ppk; Demperston (Sim) 177.90ppk; Catslackburn (Sal) 168.60ppk; Ballochgair (Brb) 167.50ppk’ Chartershall (SH) 164.00ppk; Wester Mye (AA) 161.20ppk; Balmyle (CH) 149.40ppk.

OTM Bulls:

£ per head– Borlick (Lim) £1570; Shawsmill (Sim) £1510; Craigens (AA) £1390.

PPK- Newbank (AA) 147.80ppk; Sketewan (Lim) 147.50ppk; Winton (HF) 131.10ppk.

Out of Spec Cattle:

£ per head- Peattieshill (AA) £1370 & £1350.

PPK- Peattieshill (AA) 158.80ppk & 150.20ppk.

DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (May, 27th)

sold 214 adult head of breeding cattle at their special sale.

Commercial bulling heifers (122) sold to £1,550 gross for a pair of Blue Grey’s from Corvost, Ardgay.

In calf cows (23) sold to £1,950 gross for Limousin cross from Dell Farm, Inverness.

In calf heifers (4) sold to £1,700 gross for a British Blue cross from Dell Farm.

Cow with male calf (25) sold to £2,650 gross for a British Blue cross with a Charolais cross calf from Dell Farm.

Cow with female calf (16) sold to £2,000 gross for a Simmental cross with a Simmental cross calf from Braepark, Duncanston.

Heifer with male calf (24) sold to £2,650 gross for Simmental cross with a Limousin cross calf from Wester Bleaton Farm, Bridge of Cally.

Heifer with female calf (24) sold to £2,700 gross for a Shorthorn cross with a Simmental cross calf from Wester Bleaton Farm.

“A strong trade witnessed for all classes.”

Other leading prices:

Bulling heifers: BRBX – Smallburn Farms, Duffus, £1,500; SimX – Dunain Farms, Inverness, £1,460; BshoX – Smallburn Farms, £1,420 (twice); LimX – Dunain Farms, £1,290; AAX – Smallburn Farms, £1,200; ShoX – Bardnaheigh, Halkirk; Belt Gal – Coulmony, Dunphail, £1,100.

In calf cows: SimX – Kindeace Farms, Alness, £1,850; ShoX – Kindeace, £1,700; BshoX – Kindeace, £1,550 (twice); AAX – Dell Farm, £1,380.

In calf heifers: ShoX – Rychraggan Farm, £1,600.

Cow with male calf: LimX – Dell Farm, £2,400; CharX – Braepark, £2,000; BshoX – balmacaan, Drumnadrochit, £1,950; SimX – Arderry, Acharacle, £1,850; BG – 4 Bualnaluib, Achnasheen, £1,500; WShoX – 4 Bualnaluib, £1,300; HighX – 4 Bualnaluib, £1,300; SalX – 4 & 5 Totescore, Portree, £1,200.

Cow with heifer calf: LimX – Culmill, Kiltarlity, £1,900; SimX – Braepark, £1,600; CharX – Braepark, £1,400; ShoX – 67 Balvraid, Dornoch, £1,100.

Heifer with male calf: SimX – Wester Bleaton, £2,600; LimX – The Arr, Lethen, £2,550; ShoX – Wester Bleaton, £2,550; AAX – The Arr, £2,500; AA – Wester Bleaton, £2,500; CharX – Wester Bleaton, £2,450; Luing – Wester Bleaton, £2,300.

Heifer with female calf: SimX – Wester Bleaton, £2,650; BRBX – The Arr, £2,600; Luing – Wester Bleaton, £2,250; LimX – Wester Bleaton, £2,200; BshoX – Wester Bleaton, £2,100.

DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (May, 26th) sold 9 prime cattle.

Prime bullocks (3) averaged 210.0p and sold to 214.0p per kg and £1,302.00 gross.

Prime heifers (6) averaged 207.8p and sold to 210.0p per kg and £1,239.00 gross.

DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (May, 26th)

sold 9 prime cattle.

Prime bullocks (3) averaged 210.0p and sold to 214.0p per kg for a 570kg Limousin Cross from Bridgend Farm, Dingwall, sold to Messrs Fraser Brothers Butchers Ltd., Dingwall, and £1302.00 gross for a 620kg Saler Cross also from Bridgend Farm, selling to Messrs John M. Munro Ltd., Dingwall.

Prime heifers (6) averaged 207.8p and sold to 210.0p per kg for a 585kg Charolais cross, 515kg Limousin cross and also a 590kg Limousin cross all from Bridgend Farm, and £1,239.00 gross for a 590kg Limousin cross also from Bridgend Farm.

Other leading prices per kg:

Bullocks: Bridgend, (SalX), 210.0p.

Heifers: Bridgend, (CharX), 209.0p.

Other leading prices per head:

Bullocks: Bridgend, (LimX), £1,219.80.

Heifers: Bridgend, (CharX), £1,228.50.

DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (May, 26th)

sold 148 prime sheep.

New season lambs (8) sold to 237.3p per kg and £121 gross.

Old season lambs (82) averaged 185.2p (-1.7p) and sold to 211.2p per kg and £105 gross.

SQQ 36.5kg to 45.5kg (62) averaged 190.9p (-19.6p) per kg.

Feeding sheep (58) sold to £102 gross.

DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (May, 26th)

sold 148 prime sheep.

New season lambs (8) sold to 237.3p per kg and £121 gross for a pen of 51kg Suffolk’s from Viewhill, Gollanfield.

Old season lambs (82) averaged 185.2p (-1.7p) and sold to 211.2p per kg for a pen of 44.5kg Cheviot’s from 5C Balnabeen, Conon Bridge, selling to Messrs John M. Munro Ltd., and £105 gross for a pen of 54kg Texel crosses also from 5C Balnabeen.

SQQ 36.5kg to 45.5kg (62) averaged 190.9p (-19.6p) per kg.

Feeding sheep (58) sold to £102 gross for a pen of Texel cross ewes from Inveruglas, Kingussie.

Other leading prices per head and per kg:

Old season lambs: TexX – Invertromie, Kingussie, £97, 5C Balnabeen, 197.6p; Chev – Invertromie, £95, 5C Balnabeen, 210.0p.

Feeding sheep: Tex ram – Invertromie, £98; TexX ewe – Invertromie, £97; Tex ewe – Druim Temple, Gorthleck, £88; Chev ewe – 5C Balnabeen, £74.

STIRLING – United Auctions (Monday 25th May 2020)

The auction had a forward 3375 Breeding Sheep.

Mule hoggs with lambs at foot sold to a top of £114 per life from A McKenzie & Partners, Ardgate.

TexelX  hoggs with lambs at foot topped at £115 per life from R McNee, Over Finlarg & J W Kay, Gass.

SuffolkX hoggs with lambs at foot topped at £113 per life from J More, Townhead.

AberfieldXChev hoggs with lambs with lambs at foot topped at £107 per life from D Hamilton, Allanton.

TexelX ewes with single lambs Beltex lambs at foot sold to a top of £95 per life from G McGibbon, West Quarter.

TexelX ewes with single lambs Beltex lambs at foot sold to a top of £80 per life from G McGibbon, West Quarter.

Chev/Mule ewes with single lambs Beltex lambs at foot sold to a top of £77 per life from D & J Thomson, West Park.

Averages

Scotch Mule hoggs with lambs £89.68 per life

TexX hoggs with lambs £94.78 per life

SuffolkX hoggs with lambs – £101.60 per life

Aberfield hoggs with lambs £105.28 per life