United Auctions (Wednesday 29th July 2015) sold 919 store cattle and young bulls 172 cast cows and forward cattle Bullocks (434) - averaged 225.49p to 295.70p per kg for a 257kg LimX from Muirpark and £1320 for a 756kg SHX from Shawhead. B & W Bullocks (191) – averaged 167.25p to 186.80p per kg for a 348kg HFX from Hilton of Cardross and £1020 for a 664kg BFX from Ardyne. Heifers (223) – averaged 226.49p to 291.70p per kg for a 192kg LimX from Priorletham and £1370 for a 582kg LimX from Clydeside. Young Bulls (27) – averaged 204.36p to 246.80p for a CHX from Graystale and £1280 for a LimX from Stralochy. Cast Cows ( 156)– averaged 115.68p to 167.90p per kg for a LimX from Todhall and £1370 for a LimX from Todhall. Forward Cattle (16) – averaged 170.35p to 208.50p per kg for a LimX from Carslae and £1390 for a AAX from Fiddlehall. Bullocks: Up to 250kgs- Priorletham £640, 272.30p 251300kgs- Polquhairn £820, Muirpark 295.70p 301-350kgs- Polquhairn £940, 268.60p 351400kgs- Easterton £1060, Polquhairn 268.40p 401- 450kgs- Craigdhu £1090, 262.90p 451500kgs- Ashfield £1170, 251.10p 501-550kgs- Oakersdyke £1240, 234.80p 551- 600kgs- Oakersdyke £1260, 221.10p 601650kgs – Shawhead £1270, 206.80p 651700kgs- Shawhead £1320, 201.20p 700kgs + - Ardyne £1150, 151.30p. Heifers: Up to 250kgs- Priorletham £640, 291.70p 251-300kgs- Muirpark £700, 263.20p 301-350kgPolquhairn £860, Auchlin 264.90p 351- 400kgsBrownhill £930, 250.70p 401- 450kgs- Ashfield £1070, Hilton of Cardross 257.40p 451-500kgsOakersdyke £1210, 248.00p 501-550kgsClydeside £1280, 247.60p 551- 600kgs- Clydeside £1370, 235.40p; 601650kgs- Clydeside £1290, 212.90p. Young Bulls: 301-350kgsEast Merkland £810, 234.10p; 351- 400kgsDarnbogue £970, 246.80p; 401- 450kgsEast Merkland £980, 226.90p; 451-500kgs – Stralochy £980, 196.80p; 501-550kgs – Stralochy £1180, 216.10p; 551600kgs- FIngask £1150, 192.30p; 601- 650kgs - Stralochy £1280, 204.50p. OTM Cows: Todhall (Lim) £1370, 167.90p, Graystale (Sim) £1270, Trowdale 139.10p; Todhall (AA) £1070, Lyleston 140.50p; Drumalea (HO) £1070, Meikle Camoquill 97.90p; Carslae (SD) £1030, 145.10p; Boghall (CH) £985, 124.36p; Norrieston (HF) £975, Westerhall 109.40p; Traprain (BA) £915, 138.00p. OTM Bulls: Bonerbo (CH) £1470, 169.10p; Glendamph (Lim) £1250, 125.50p; Townhead (Sim) £1150, 136.90p; Courthill (STX) £985, 111.20p; Graystale (AA) £955, 122.80p.
Caledonian Marts Ltd ( Thursday 30thJuly 2015) sold 227 cattle comprising 138 Prime Bullocks, Heifers and Young Bulls, 89 Cast Cows and Bulls and 5 Calves. Bullocks sold to a top of 238p per kg (twice) for Limousins from W Pettigrew, Faskine, Airdrie and T H Gray, Balquharrage, Lennoxtown being purchased by D Campbell & Son, Butchers, Callander and D Comrie& Son, Butchers, Comrie respectively and to £1666.32 gross for a 786kg Simmental from R Colquhoun, Barrochan Cross, Houston. Heifers sold to 250p per kg (twice) for Limousins from W Pettigrew, Faskine and M Jack, Carriston, Markinch purchased by D Campbell & Son, Callander and J Hastie, Butcher, Markinch and to £1545 for a 618kg Limousin from Carriston. Bulls sold to 218p per kg for a Limousin from Croy Cunningham Farms, Killearn to N Bark, Biggar and to £1503 for a Blonde Aquitaine from Craigkelly Farm Ltd, North Glassmount, Kirkcaldy. Leading Prices Heifers, 248p Mains of Cultmalundie; 244p Classlochie; 242p Easter Buchly vie& Carriston; 238p Todhall; 236p Brockwoodlees; 235p Mains of Cultmalundie; 234p Craigend (Methven) &Classlochie: Bullocks, 236p Balquharrage; 234p Bruckley; 233p Mains of Cultmalundie; 232p Brockwoodlees&Seggarsdean; 232p Todhall; 230p Mains of Cultmalundie; 229p Balquharrage: Young Bulls 216p & 213p Croy Cunningham Farms; 214p & 210p Carriston; 207p Gartness&Carriston; 202p Beild: Beef Cows sold to 153p per kg for a Limousin from J&D Mitchell, Offers, Gargunnock and to £1020 gross (twice) for a Hereford from A J Millar & Co, Bonnington, North Berwick and Craigkelly Farm Ltd, Kirkcaldy. Cast Bulls sold to £1270 from J W Murray & Son, Wester Balbeggie, Kirkcaldy: Leading prices: Beef Cows: 144p Craigkelly; 141p Kepdarroch; 139p Sheilds (Lochwinnoch); 138p ClassLochie&Sheilds; 134p Offers; 130p High Belltrees: Dairy Cows: 108p Rossbank (Colquhoun); 106p High Belltrees; 105p & 104p Barbeth.