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CALEDONIAN MARTS LTD, (Tuesday December 27, 2016, at Stirling) had forward 3024 Prime Lambs, Ewes and Tups. All classes of Lambs easier on the week with the SQQ av 167.4ppk (-10.4ppk otw), Overall average for 2492 sold 164.3ppk (-9.4ppk otw). Top price of the day went to R Downie, Newton of Crathie and Doune Farms both for Beltex lambs at £90 and to 203ppk Newton of Crathie. Leading Prices:32kg – 39kg Av £ 58.75 (- 4.74 on the week) Texel £72.50 Claish or 188ppk Cont £66.50 North Moorhouses or 171ppk TexX £66 Meadowfield or 172ppk Cross £66 Arnprior, 172ppk Dechmont 39.1kg – 45.5kg Av £72.15 (- 4.39 on the week) Beltex £ 87 Doune Farms or 198ppk Beltex X £ 81.50 Newton of Crathie, 197ppk Easter Ochtermuthill Cont £ 80 Meikle Seggie or 187ppk Texel £ 80 Er Garden or 186ppk 45.6kg – 52kg Av £75.46 (- 4.77 on the week) Beltex £ 88 Cuiltburn & Er Ochtermuthill or 187ppk BeltexX £ 87 West Lundie or 185ppk Texel £ 87 Meikle Seggie or 181ppk Texel X £ 86 Doune Farms, 185ppk Newton of Crathie 52kg + Av £79.16 (-2.24 on the week) Beltex £ 88 Cuiltburn or 167ppk Texel £ 87 Er Garden or 161ppk BeltexX £ 87 Doune Farms or 164ppk TexX £ 82.50 Newton of Crathie or 156ppk Other Top Prices:Suff £78.50 Er Buchlyvie, 174p Newton of Crathie Mule £75 Meikle Seggie, 151p Er Dullatur BF £65 Shankhead, 150ppk Mid Rottearns & Bailanstruth 515 Ewes averaged £ 55, slightly easier on the week with a plainer show forward. 143 heavy ewes averaging £74.24. 205 export ewes averaged £42.24 Other Leading Prices:Suff £95 West Kirkton £94 Over Finlairg £92 Bailanstruth BF £ 57 Woodend £49 Bailanstruth £44 Woodend Texel £128, £121, £114, £112, £99 Riverview £98 Loanhead £97 Flockhouse £92 Er Ochtermuthill Cheviot £68 Over Finlairg £ 63 Bailanstruth £46 Arnprior £45 Over Finlairg Cross £ 80 Loanhead £76 Parks of Garden £73 Kilt and Bailanstruth £69 Parks of Garden Mule £79 Goudigrannet £69 Leyden £67 Goudigrannet £66 Townhead Beltex £100 Er Ochtermutill Tups averaged £45 Other Leading Prices:£78 Townhead £77 Loanhead of Duchally £70 Cattlemoss & Inverdunning
DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd, (December 27) sold 44 prime cattle. Prime bullocks (6) averaged 206.6p (+0.6p) and sold to 215p per kg for a 615kg Limousin cross from Drummond Farm, Evanton and £1,455.30 gross for a 735kg Charolais cross from Shawpark, Glaickmore. Prime heifers (38) averaged 208.3p (- 0.8p) and sold to 221p per kg for a 540kg Aberdeen Angus cross from Drummond Farm and £1,360.10 gross for a 670kg Limousin cross from Coach House, Dingwall. Other leading prices per kg: Bullocks: Drummond Farm, (LimX), 213p; Shawpark, (CharX), 198p (twice). Heifers: Drummond Farm, (LimX), 218p; Bridgend Farm, Dingwall, (CharX), 217p; Kinchyle Farm, Scaniport (CharX), & Bridgend Farm, (LimX), 214p. Other leading prices per head: Bullocks: Drummond Farm, (LimX), £1,395.15; Shawpark, (CharX), £1,346.40. Heifers: Bridgend Farm, (SimX), £1,333.50; Easter Sheep Park, Balblair, (AAX), £1,333.20; Drummond Farm, (LimX), £1,333.00. DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (December, 27th) sold 414 prime sheep. New season lambs (379) averaged 167.6p (-2.2p) and sold to 197.1p per kg for 35kg Beltex crosses from Drummuie Farm, Golspie and £90 gross for 46.5kg Beltex crosses from Torgorm, Conon Bridge, to Messrs Fraser Brothers Butchers, Dingwall. SQQ 36.5kg to 45.5kg (207) averaged 173.3p (+0.4p) per kg. Feeding sheep (35) sold to £40 gross for a Cheviot ewe from Fairview, Nethybridge. Other leading prices per head and per kg: New season lambs: TexX – Lochdhu, Nairn, £79, South Clunes, Kirkhill, 185.7p; SuffX – Conon Brae Farms & Ankerville, Nigg, £78, South Clunes, 182.1p; BeltX – Torgorm, £77, 193.6p; CharX – Ankerville, £75.50, Easter Sheep Park, Balblair, 163.1p; Mule – Easter Sheep Park, £73.80, 169.7p; Cross – Fairview, £73, 171.8p; BF – Tulloch Farm, Dingwall, £72.50, 167.5p.