Prices peaked at 2700gns and achieved a 100% clearance at United Auctions’ Huntly Hotties sale of 86 pedigree in-lamb females.

Sale leader was a one-crop Blue Texel ewe from the part reduction of Stuart and Neil Barclay’s Harestone flock, from Insch, Aberdeenshire, which sold carrying a single lamb to Stasha Moyse, Woolhillock, Skene. Harestone sold 11 to average £1445.85.

A gimmer from Zoey Rennie, Newmill, Moray, carrying a single lamb led the Beltex at 2200gns, selling to Jimmy Little, The Guard, Ireby, Carlisle.

Texels also peaked at 2200gns for a gimmer carrying twins from George Howie, West Knock, Stuartfield, purchased by Messrs Davies, Llwynyrynn, Wales.

Top priced Bluefaced Leicester, at £1000, was a gimmer from Carolyn Milne, Kennieshillock, Lhanbryde, which sold to J and B Mitchell, Badentoul, Portsoy, scanned for a pair.


Gimmers – Tex – Deveronvale flock – 1100gns, 650gns, 600gns (x3); Hilltop – 800gns, 750gns, 700gns (x4); Strathbogie – 850gns, 800gns (x2), 700gns (x3). Blue Tex – Harestone – 1800gns, 1600gns, 1500gns (x2), 1300gns (x2), 1000gns. Belt – Aviemore – 1200gns, 1000gns, 850gns, 800gns; Tullochbeg – 650gns (x2), 600gns (x2). MB – Aviemore – 500gns, 420gns, 350gns.Durno – Logie Durno – £750, £480 (x2), £400, £380 (x2). BFL – Kennieshillock – £800, £700, £550, £450 (x2); Wedderburn – £500, £350 (x2); Mill of Fowlis (ewe lambs) – £300 (x2).