Cattle and sheep sale at Caledonian Marts
CALEDONIAN Marts Ltd sold 412 store cattle plus 1,309 store hoggets, ewe hoggets and ewes with lambs at foot at Stirling on Monday May 30.
157 bullocks averaged 212p/ kg, selling to 294p/ kg for a Limousin from G S Stewart, Wester Whin, and to £1,160 for an Aberdeen Angus from A Mair, North Shields, Denny.
161 heifers averaged 201p/ kg, selling to 250p/ kg for a Limousin from J R MacGregor, Dyke, Milton of Campsie, and to £1,100 for a Limousin from Laigh, Crawtree.
22 bulls averaged 215p/ kg, selling to 202p/ kg for a Limousin from W I & A W Callion, Bolfornought and to £900 for the same beast.
72 dairy-bred averaged 149p/ kg, selling to 192p/ kg for a Flecvieh from W & S Main, Drumbowie, Brackenhirst and to £980 for the same beast.
A good show of hoggs and ewes with lambs at foot forward for numbers, and more could have been sold to sellers advantage.
D Steel, Kilwinnet, achieved the top price of the day for a pair of Texel ewes with twin lambs for £200. Heading the hogg prices was R McNee Ltd, Woodend, Armadale at £ 84 a life (168 per unit) for a pen of eight Texels with single lambs. Leading prices Cattle Bullock p/ kg: 261p Wester Whin and Dyke; 256p Wester Whin; 254p Immeroin and Castlehill; 252p Dyke; 244p Fernoch
Bullock/ head: £1150 and £1,110 Wester Pirleyhall; £1,090 Bencloich; £1,060 Immeroin; £1,000 Martnaham Mains; £990 Bridgehouse
Heifer p/ kg: 240p South Mains; 225p and 223p Over Hillhouse; 221p Dyke and Forthview; 218p Daltippan; 213p Forthview;
Heifer/ head:- £1,100 Bencloich; £1,090 South Mains; £960 Over Hillhouse and Crawtree; £910 Harvieston; £900 Bridgehouse; £ 880 Harvieston and Badyen; £ 870 Forthview
Store bulls: £ 880 South Mains; £710 Newhall; £700, £600 and £ 530 Daltippan
Dairy p/ kg: 156p Daltippan; 155p Burnbrae; 153p Daltippan; 149p Millwood
Dairy/ head: £ 590 Powguild; £ 550 Milton Park; £490 Milton Park; £480 Burnbrae and Millwood Sheep Hoggets with singles: £150 and £148 Bankhead (Tex); £148 Airthrey Kerse (Tex); £148 Meikle Seggie (Tex); £160 Woodend (Mule); £152 Mains of Burnbank (Mule); £150 Gibbleston (Mule)
Hoggets with twins: £180 Airthrey Kerse (Tex); £170 Craighead (Tex); £180 (twice) Mains of Burnbank (Mule); £175 Gibbleston (Mule)
Ewes with singles: £142 Mill of Ardoch (Tex); £130 Kilwinnet (Cont); £120 North Moorhouses (Mule); £110 Carloonan (Chev)
Ewes with Twins: £172 Newton of Logierait (Cross); £172 Lurgan (Tex); £162 + £160 Kilwinnet (Tex X); £161 Mill of Ardoch (Tex X); £132 Carloonan (Chev)