United Auctions (Tuesday 14th August 2018) sold 12694 lambs with lambs not as well grown and more 2nd and 3rd draws forward combined with the lack of grass in the south trade surpassed expectation.
8944 wedder lambs averaged £51.11 (+£0.05 on the year) selling to £72 for TexX from Heatherlea, Ardgay and £70 for NCC from Drummuie, Golspie.
3750 ewe lambs averaged £76.54 (+£0.02 on the year) selling to £166 for NCC park type from South Balkeith, Tain and to £138 from NCC hill type from Armadale, Thurso
NCC Wedder Lambs
£70.00 Dummuie, Golspie; £69.50 13 Inverbreckie Drive; £68.00 Carnich, Sutherland; £67.00 Armadale, Thurso; £64.00 1 Balcharn, Lairg; £63.00 South Balkeith; £62.00 West Durcha, Rosehall; £62.00 Armadale, Thurso; £62.00 South Balkeith; £61.50 Achentoul, Kinbrace; £61.50 Amat, Ardgay; £61.50 Achentoul, Sutherland; £61.50 Tulloch, Bonar Bridge; £61.50 3 Borgie, Lairg;
NCC Ewe Lambs
£166 South Balkeith, Tain; £138 Armadale, Thurso; £135 Tormore, Dunbeath; £135 Dunbeath Farms, Dunbeath; £130 3 Borgie, Lairg; £128 Badanloch Estate, Sutherland; £122 13 Inverbreckie Drive, Invergordon; £120 Achley, Dornoch; £115 Armadale, Thurso; £112 South Balkeith, Tain; £112 Armadale, Thurso; £110 Achentoul, Sutherland.
Rams and Riggs
£52 Armadale, Thurso; £52 200 Kinlochbervie, Lairg; £50.50 26 Durine, Durness; £50.00 17 Achnairn, Shiness; £50.00 Inkstack, Barrock
United Auctions sold 8637 North Country Cheviot gimmers and ewes at their annual sale.
Buyers from all corners of the country were present from Orkney in the North, the Cotswolds in the South and Ireland in the West. The main attraction of the day was the two dispersals of renown Cheviot flocks, Heathmont and Inverbrora, which met a firm enquiry throughout. A centre record was achieved for a pen of 6 black Cheviot gimmers from the Heathmount dispersal, which were sold for charity to Mr R McCulloch, Overhill House. The pen realised £500 per head which saw proceeds being split between the RSABI and the Highland Hospice. Like all centres this season trade was easier on the year.
1889 Gimmers (+117) sold to average £104.28 (-£21.86) selling to a top of £210 for a pen of Hill NCC from AR MacKenzie, Heathmont, Tain. Park type NCC sold sold to a top of £170 from A MacKay, South Balkeith, Tain.
6748 Ewes (+123) sold to average £68.96 (- £15.15) selling to a top of £270 for 1 crop ewes from AR MacKenzie, Heathmount, Tain.
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United Auctions sold 6264 lambs at their second sale with lambs showing signs of recent wet weather, prices reflected trends achieved at other centres.
4912 Wedder lambs sold to average £47.35 (down £5.72 on the year) selling to a top of £60 for a pen of NCC from Heathmount, Tain.
1352 Ewe Lambs sold to average £61.05 (up £4.27 on year) selling to £105 for NCC from 33 Ord Place, Lairg.
Wether Lambs NCC
£58 186 Migdale, Bonar Bridge
£57 Rhanich, Edderton
£56.50 Balnakeil, Blackhaugh
£55 Heathmount, Tain & 10 Borgie, Lairg
£54 Wester Gruinard Ardgay, Inkstack Caithness, Tormore Dunbeath, Upper Milton Gruids, The Willows Elphin
£59 Carnich, Gruids
Ewe Lambs NCC
£100 Upper Rosemount, Tain
£98 Armadale Thurso & 186 Migdale, Bonar Bridge
£85 Suisgill Estate & Eastlee Sangamore
£82 Rhanich Edderton & 33 Ord Place, Lairg
£80 Duible Cottage, Kildonan
£57 10 West Shiness, Lairg
£54 246 Torisdale, Skerray & Wester Gruinard, Ardgay
United Auctions sold 14208 lambs
10412 wedder lambs averaged £51.06 (-£3.37 on the year) selling to £71 for NCC from CH Anderson, Achosnich, Dornoch.
3796 ewe lambs averaged £76.52 (+£5.73 on the year) selling to £160 for NCC from Joyce Campbell, Armadale, Thurso.
NCC Wedder Lambs
Achosnich, Dornoch £71.00; South Balkeith, Tain £71.00; 13 Inverbreckie, Invergordon £68.50; Armadale, Thurso £67.00; South Balkeith, Tain £64.00; Armadale, Thurso £61.50; Cartomie, Sutherland £61.00; Achlich, Lairg £61.00; Armadale, Thurso £60.50; Cambusavie, Dornoch £60.00; Achentoul, Kinbrace £60.00.
NCC Ewe Lambs
Armadale, Thurso £160.00; Badanloch, Sutherland £135.00; South Balkeith, Tain £135.00; Dunbeath Farms £130.00; Heatherlea, Ardgay £128.00; Langdale, Strathnaver £120.00; Midgale, Bonar Bridge x2 £120.00; Inverbrora, Brora £115.00; 13 Inverbreckie, Invergordon £110.00.
Rams and Riggs
3 Borgie, Lairg £70.00; Torroble, Lairg £59.50; Armadale, Thurso £57.00; Blar Mhor, Achentoul £57.00