25/11/2022 - Special Sale
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CHRISTMAS PRIME STOCK SHOW & SALE
Orkney Auction Mart’s Christmas Prime Stock Show & Sale was held today, Friday 25th November. Well done to all who joined us and make today a great success. There were more Cattle entries this year and a similar number of Lambs forward.
Forward for sale were 12 Prime Cattle and 32 Prime Lambs. After being judged by Euan Hutcheson, and Mike Cruickshank from Kepak McIntosh Donald, Aberdeen, the prime stock was met with some enthusiastic bidding from the local butchers and many other interested parties.
Prime steers averaged 272.8 p/kg and £1,691 per head.
Prime heifers averaged 328.5 p/kg and £1,880 per head.
The Supreme Champion in the cattle section, sponsored by Orkney Media Grouo, was a Limousin Heifer scaling 595 kilos from F Leslie, Odinstone, Shapinsay. She also won the Best Heifer prize. This Champion created a lot of brisk bidding and sold for £2,950 to the judges Kepak MacIntosh Donald (496p).
Standing Reserve, sponsored by NorthLink Ferries, was a Limousin steer scaling 605 kilos from B Baillie, Sebayview, Tankerness. This animal also won the Best Steer prize, and the Best Beast Opposite Sex to Champion. He sold to E Flett Butchers realising £2,100 (347p).
South Seatter, Sandwick 620kg £1,705 275p Lim Donaldsons
Norton, Dounby 675kg £1,620 240p Ch Dounby
Sebayview, Tankerness 565kg £2,260 400p Lim G Carrol, Huntly
The Champion Unhaltered Animal sponsored by John Jolly was a British Blue Steer from K D Eunson, Braebuster, Deerness. He scaled the weights at 680 kilos and realised £1,734 purchased by Judges Kepak MacIntosh Donald (255p).
Reserve Champion Unhaltered Animal sponsored by Orcadia was a Charolais Steer from J & R Stanger, South Seatter, Sandwick. He weighed 570 kilos and sold for £1539 purchased by Donaldsons Butchers (270p).
The 1st prized Unhaltered Heifer was a Limousin scaling 580 kilos from Laga Farms, Evie. This Heifer went on to realise £1,711 purchased by E Flett Butchers (295p).
South Seatter, Sandwick 570kg £1,539 270p Ch Donaldsons
Yarpha, Orphir 580kg £1,450 250p Lim Williamsons
Following the Cattle was the Sheep judging. Prime lambs averaged 331.4 p/kg and £154.58 per head.
The Champion lambs sponsored by HIS Kirkwall were a pair of Texel X’s from J S Baillie & Co, Sebay, Tankerness which scaled 48.5 kilos and realised £290 to Williamsons Butchers (598p).
Reserve lambs sponsored by HIS Kirkwall were a pair of Blue Texel x Lambs scaling 46.5 kilos from F Leslie, Odinstone, Shapinsay, realising £180 to E Flett Butchers (387.1p).
OTHER PAIRS OF LAMBS
Sebay, Tankerness 50kg £195 390p Btex Willaimsons
Sebay, Tankerness 46.5kg £175 376.3p Char Fletts
Little Crofty, Tankerness 50.5kg £175 346.5p Btex Donaldsons
Whitehall, Stronsay 45.5kg £132 290.1p Tex I Laird
Garth, St Ola 48kg £128 266.7p Tex I Laird
Copenageo, Tankerness 44kg £122 277.3p Tex I Laird
Little House, Holm 41kg £112 273.2p Btex I Laird
Little House, Holm 37.5kg £108 288p Btex I Laird
Yarpha, Orphir 43.5kg £108 248.3p Suff I Laird
Yarpha, Orphir 40.5kg £102 251.9p Tex I Laird
Champion Young Farmers lamb sponsored by Marsh Commercial was a single Beltex X from Tommy Linklater, Stonelea, Stenness scaling 44 kilos realising £158 to Donaldsons Butchers (359.1p).
OTHER YF LAMBS
Ava Laughton, Garth, St Ola 53kg £172 324.5p Bl Tex Donaldsons
Junior Exhibitor Single Lamb sponsored by Birsay Farmers was won by a Beltex x Texel shown by Harvey Baillie, Sebayview, Tankerness, scaling 56 kilos and realising £190 to I Laird (339.3p).
There was a new prize up for grabs today sponsored by Orkney Auction Mart for the best Young Handler. The young handlers with sheep have been the biggest class this last few years, so we thought it was only right to provide a cup for the best young handler. Today this was won by young Johnny Pirie, Purtabreck, Toab. Well done to all the young handlers for putting in 100% effort with their sheep today.
OTHER JUNIOR EXHIBITORS
Ella Baillie, Sebayview, Tankerness 51kg £175 343.1p Char Williamsons
Robbie Eunson, Newbrek, Tankerness 53kg £172 324.5p Char I Laird
Josie Eunson, Newbrek, Tankerness 50kg £165 330p Tex Williamsons
Freddie Brown, Biggings, Stenness 46kg £162 352.2p Btex I Laird
Johnny Pirie, Purtabreck, Toab 47kg £148 314.9p Btex I Laird
Taylor Mackay, Biggings, Stenness 43kg £142 330.2p Btex I Laird
Helen Pirie, Purtabreck, Toab 45kg £118 262.2p Btex I Laird
Following the Prime Stock Sale was the Orkney Sheep Breeders sale of Pedigree Females.
Gimmers averaged £639.
Ewe Lambs averaged £565.
In Lamb Gimmers topped at £1,950 for a Blue Texel from R E & R F Scott, Dawn Cottage, Holm.
OTHER IN LAMB GIMMERS
Dawn Cottage, Holm £1,850 Bl Tex
Lenahowe, Sandwick £500 Btex
Lenahowe, Sandwick £400 Bl Tex
Feolquoy, Evie £400 Tex
Feolquoy, Evie £380 Tex
Flaws, Evie £380 Btex
Henley, Evie £300 Tex
Ewe Lambs sold to £650 from R E & R F Scott, Dawn Cottage, Holm.
Well done to all exhibitors today and on behalf of the vendors we wish all the buyers the best of luck with their purchases. A big thank you again to Ewan Hutcheson and Mike Cruickshank from Kepak MacIntosh Donald for Judging, a big thank you to all the sponsors with their generous donations. A massive thank you to all the Butchers and Livestock buyers for their continued support throughout the year. Have a good Christmas when it comes.
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Copyright 2023 by Newline ASP