Caledonian Marts cattle sale at Stirling
CALEDONIAN Marts Ltd sold 246 cattle - comprising 136 prime bullocks and heifers, seven bulls, ten OTM cattle and 100 cast cows as well as 55 calves and stirks - on Thursday January 7 at the firm’s Stirling mart. In the cow section a very good show for quality would be dearer to that of the previous sale. Prime bullocks sold to 240p per kg for a Limousin from David Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie, selling to R Johnson, butcher, Falkirk and to £1,565.20 gross from J and N Kerr, Bankhead, Aberdour. Prime heifers sold to 248p per kg for a Limousin from Roddy Kennedy, Borlick, Aberfeldy to T Connors, butcher, Troon and and sold to £1,446.40 from David Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie. Young bulls sold to 194p per kg for a Limousin from Dalchirla Farms Ltd, Muthill to Charles Kirkpatrick and to £1,412.30 from Robert McNee, Woodend, Armadale.
238p, 235p Learielaw; 235p (twice) Brockwoodlees; 228p Sheilds& Bankhead (Kerr); 224p Todhall; 222p Spittal (Gardner); 220p Faskine; 218p (twice) Seggarsdean
242p Borlick; 232p Dalchirla and Ramornie; 230p Brockwoodlees and Dalchirla; 226p Brockwoodlees; 224p Shields Craigend (McCord) Brockwoodlees and Learielaw; 222p Ramornie and Seggarsdean; 220p Easterton (Owen), Meadowend and Bankhead.
190p Easter Buchanty. OTM cattle sold to 190p per kg for a Limousin from Croy Cunningham Farms, Gartness, Killearn and to £1,362.90 from JH and NT Turnbull, Meadowend Farm, Clackmannan.
OTM leading prices
185p Craigend (McCord) and Meadowend. Beef cows sold to 158p per kg for a Limousin from JH and NT Turnbull, Meadowend and £1,320 gross from Kerr, Bankhead, Aberdour.
£1,290 and £1,210 Meadowend £1,180 and £1,140 Bankhead £1,100 Over Inzievar £1,070 and £1,060 Westwood Lane and Dyke £1,050 Croy Cunningham Farms.
Prices per kg
150p and 146p Bankhead and Gartness; 145p Meadowend; 141p Meadowend and Dyke; (Macgregor); 138p Mains of Burnbank; 136p Over Inzievar; 134p Dyke. Dairy cows sold to 110p per kg for a Friesian from Iain Wainwright, Todhall, Cupar and to £860 gross from the same farm. 55 calves and stirks were slightly harder to sell compared with the previous sale, and sold to an average of £74.40 and sold to £355 for an Aberdeen Angus heifer from Drew Hamilton, Mid Forrest, Cumbernauld.
Other leading prices
BB bull calves - £200, £180, £160 £150 Claish Friesian calves - £180 Mid Forrest; £120 West Drumlemble (3); £110 Wester Balbeggie; £98 West Drumlemble (4).