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Livestock Sales Reports - Lairg

Tuesday 5 October 2021

United Auctions (Tuesday 5 October 2021) sold 5743 North Country Cheviot gimmers and ewes at their annual sale.

Quality ewes were in very high demand selling to a large attendance of buyers from throughout the UK.  Averages show a large drop this was due to several Top Flock dispersals last year.

1012 Gimmers sold to average £149.66 (down £48.84 on the year) 

4731 Ewes sold to average £101.27 (down £6.01 on the year)

Leading prices

Gimmers: 
£310 Blairbuie, £260 2 Ardmore, Edderton
£240 South Balkeith, Tain             
£225 East Lodge, Navidale
£205 Kirksheaf, Tain

Ewes 
£215 & £210 Armadale, Thurso       
£210 East Lodge, Navidale, £210 Achentoul, Kinbrace
£210 Badanloch Estates, £205 Balnakeil
£185 Torrish Farms, Torrish
 

Monday 4 October 2021

Records were smashed at the first day of United Auctions sale of North Country Cheviots, when 249 rams sold to average a phenomenal £1671.12.

Lot 239, a 2 shear son of Badanloch Tip Top from WD Allen, Stouphill,  Alnwick set a new breed record selling at £24000 to Badanloch Estate.

Badanloch Estate sold the next top price £16000 bred off Armadale Seagull, selling to Bowmont Farming, Attonburn.

At £14000 another son of Badanloch Tip Top sold from W D Allen, Stouphill to John Blackhall, East Brachmont.

Norman and David Douglas, Catslackburn sold at £12000 to A & E Elliot, Balnakeil.

A & S J Forbes, Dalrachie sold at £11000 to J McCaig Farmers, Wester Jawcraig.

The last five figure price was £10000 from Joyce Campbell, Armadale selling to Philiphaugh Estates, Selkirk.

Other leading prices
£8000 & £6000 Badanloch
£7000 Auchentoul, Kinbrace
£5800 Auldallan, Glamis
£5500 Keppoch, Dundonnell
£5200 Balnakeil
£5000 Dorrery, Scotscalder

> full report and averages

Tuesday 7 September 2021

United Auctions (Tuesday 7 September 2021) held their second sale of 4153 lambs, where the sun shone both outside and in the ring with ewe lambs being in a particularly fierce demand.

2925 wedder lambs sold to average £62.30 (+£1.45) selling to £103 for a pen of Texels from K MacLennan, 2 Ardmore, Edderton.

1228 ewe lambs sold to average £77.83 (+£12.91) selling to £145 for Cheviots from  K MacLennan, 2 Ardmore, Edderton.

Leading prices:

NCC wedder lambs
£81 – 186 Migdale, Bonar Bridge  
£80 – 2 Ardmore, Edderton 
£78 - 6 Terryside, Lairg 
£77 – Wester Guinard, Ardgay 
£76 – Balnakeil

Texel Cross wedder lambs
£90 – Rhifail, Mulbuie 
£89 – 2 Ardmore, Edderton

Suffolk Cross wedder lambs
£75 – Cuilaneilan, Kinlochbervie

Cross wedder lambs
£78 – Cartomie, East Annat

NCC ewe lambs
£142 – 6 Terryside, Lairg  
£142, £138, £135 – 186 Migdale, Bonar Bridge  
£132, £129 – Armadale, Thurso

Texel ewe lambs
£142 – Cuilaneilan, Kinlochbervie

Riggs
£80 – Badanloch, Kinbrace  
£75 – Thistle House, Thurso
 

Tuesday 10 August 2021

United Auctions (Tuesday 10 August 2021) sold 13,360 lambs at their first sale with a busy ring full of buyers from throughout the UK, trade rocketed as they fought to secure the cream of the NCC hill lambs.  

10,500 wedder lambs sold to an average of £68.63 (up £9.34 on the year) selling to £86.50 for Cheviots from Joyce Campbell, Armadale, Thurso and £86 for Beltex Crosses from M MacDonald, Achentoul Cottage, Kinbrace.

3310 ewe lambs sold to average £89.84 (up £16.80 on the year) selling to £220 for black Cheviots from George and Sabrina Ross, Heatherlea, Ardgay and to £200 for Cheviots from Joyce Campbell, Armadale.

Cheviot Wether Lambs
£85.00 The Glebe
£84.00  South Balkeith
£83.00 Armadale
£82.50 Armadale

Beltex Cross Wether Lambs
£82.00 Dorrery
£75.50 Achentoul Cottage

Texel Wether Lambs
£82.50 Carnich
£77.00 Langdale
£76.00 Llewellyn, Easterton
£76.00 110 East Kirtomy

Cross Wether Lambs
£80.00 Dorrery
£79.00 Auchlich
£79.00 13 Inverbreckie
£62.00 20 Strathnaver

Mule Wether Lambs
£68.00 Llewellyn, Easterton

Cheviot Ewe Lambs
£180.00 West Garty
£155.00 South Balkeith
£150.00 Armadale
£140.00 Inkstack
£140.00 13 Inverbreckie
£140.00 186 Migdale
£135.00 Ivy Cottage, Achentoul
£135.00 Millhouse

Texel Cross Ewe Lambs
£98.00 Carnich
£89.00 Langdale

Riggs
£82.00 87 Torroble
£73.00 Thistle House
£72.50 Achlich
£71.00 West Shinness
£71.00 Millhouse

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