Around the markets
CALEDONIAN MARTS LTD sold 210 Cattle comprising of 107 Prime Bullocks, Heifers and Young Bulls, 15 OTM Cattle and 88 Cast Cows, Bulls on Thursday January 12. Prime Bullocks Averaged – 208p Prime Heifers Averaged – 217p Beef Bulls Averaged – 188p Beef Cows Averaged – 121p Dairy Cows Averaged – 90p Bullocks sold to 240ppkg for a Limousin from D Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie purchased by H A Black & Sons, Butchers, Lanark and Armadale and to £1762.20 from S & JE Andrew, Letter, Dunkeld. Heifers topped the sale today, selling to 245ppkg for a Limousin from DS & RC Taylor, Easter Ochtermuthill, Muthill, purchased by D Campbell, Butchers, Callandar and to £1568.16 for a British Blue, again from Easter Ochtermuthill purchased by T Johnston, Butchers, Falkirk. Young Bulls sold to 218ppkg for a Limousin from R Graham & Sons, Airthrey Kerse, Bridge of Allan and to £1627.20 from W Dick & Sons, Mains of Throsk, Throsk. Other Leading Prices:Bullocks ppkg 235p Learielaw 232p Brockwoodlees & Easter Ochtermuthill 225p Learielaw & Faskine 222p Bankhead 220p Meadowend & Lower Crawtree 218p Meikle Seggie, Pirnhall, Meadowend & Faskine Heifers ppkg 242p Easter Ochtermuthill 240p Brockwoodlees 238p Knockhouse (twice) & Learielaw 235p Knockhouse (twice), Brockwoodlees, Easter Ochtermuthill (twice) & Meadowend 232p Knockhouse 230p Meadowend & Todhall Bullocks per Head £1713.60 + £1582.40 Letter £1540.80 Brockwoodlees £1505.92 Easterton £1498.50 Learielaw £1494.08 Easter Ochtermuthill £1478.40 Greencraig £1474 + £1469.32 Meadowend £1459.60 Faskine £1453.40 Brockwoodlees £1435 Easterton Heifers per Head £1558.44 Brockwoodlees £1513.40 Knockhouse £1460.80 Mains of Throsk £1451.80 Learielaw £1449.60 + £1447.60 Brockwoodlees £1438.20 Meadowend £1412.40 Mains of Throsk £1395 Easter Ochtermuthill £1393.80 Meadowend £1386 Mains of Throsk OTM Cattle sold to 200ppkg and £14040 for a BB from W Dandie & Sons, Learielaw, Broxburn OTM Cattle per Head £1324.60 Dullomuir £1234.20 Airthrey Kerse £1229.76 Durieshill £1210.40 Airthrey Kerse £1159 Spittal OTM Cattle ppkg 190p Spittal 185p Dullomuir 178p Airthrey Kerse 170p Spittal & Airthrey Kerse Young Bulls per Head £1569.40 Lower Greenyards £1512 Airthrey Kerse £1491.10 Mains of Beath £1431.50 Craigo £1392 Mains of Beath Young Bulls ppkg 210p Airthrey Kerse 200p Mains of Beath 190p Lower Greenyards 185p Mains of Beath Also forward were 88 Cast Cows. Beef Cows sold to 156ppkg for a Limousin from A Galbraith, Upper Kinneal, Linlithgow and to £1380 for the same beast. Dairy Cows sold to 132ppkg from R & W Waugh, Summerhouse, Avonbridge and to £960 from J Pollock & Sons, Bonnyhill, Bonnybridge. Other Leading Prices:Beef Cows per Head £1230 Mains of Throsk £1120 Croy Cunningham £1090 Pirnhall £1070 Balbie £1060 Easter Coates & Golland Beef Cows ppkg 155p Mains of Throsk 144p Dyke (MacGregor) 140p Croy Cunningham 139p Mains of Throsk 138p Dyke (MacGregor) 134p Easter Coates Dairy Cows per Head £900 Carneil £ 850 Bonnyhill £ 840 Summerhouse £ 820 Meldrum £770 Bonnyhill & Summerhouse Dairy Cows ppkg 113p Summerhouse 112p Meldrum 109p Bonnyhill 107p Carneil Calves (10) sold to £170 for a Beef Bull Calf from W Owen, Muirpark, Stirling. Black & White Bull Calves averaged £ 46, selling to £ 59 from G W Paterson, Barbeath, Cumbernauld. DINGWALL & HIGHLAND MARTS LTD, (January 10) sold 39 prime cattle. Prime bullocks (13) averaged 206.2p (+9.5p) and sold to 217p per kg and £1,407.00 gross. Prime heifers (25) averaged 207.4p (+3.8p) and sold to 218p per kg and £1,459.50 gross. OTM cattle (one) sold to 184p per kg (+8.0p) and £1,407.60 gross. DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (January, 10th) sold 39 prime cattle. Prime bullocks (13) averaged 206.2p (+9.5p) and sold to 217p per kg for a 545kg Limousin cross from Bridgend Farm, Dingwall and £1,407.00 gross for a 700kg Charolais cross from Dochcarty Farm, Dingwall. Prime heifers (25) averaged 207.4p (+3.8p) and sold to 218p per kg for a 545kg Limousin cross from Bridgend Farm and £1,459.50 gross for a 695kg Charolais cross from Mountrich Farm, Dingwall. OTM cattle (one) sold to 184p per kg (+8.0p) and £1,407.60 gross for a 765kg Charolais cross from Bridgend Farm. Other leading prices per kg: Bullocks: Dochcarty Farm, (LimX), 213p; Drummond Farm, (AAX), 212; Kinchyle Farm, Scaniport, (LimX) 208p. Heifers: Bridgend Farm, (LimX) 214p; Mountrich Farm, (CharX), Bridgend Farm, (CharX) and Kinchyle Farm, (LimX twice), 210p; Mountrich Farm, (LimX), Bridgend Farm, (LimX & CharX) & Easter Hardmuir, (CharX & LimX), 209p. Other leading prices per head: Bullocks: Drummond Farm, (LimX), £1,386.90; Dochcarty Farm, (SimX), £1,377.40; Kinchyle Farm, (LimX), £1,279.20. Heifers: Mountrich Farm, (SimX), £1,341.60; Bridgend Farm, (CharX), £1,337.60; Kinchyle Farm, (LimX), £1,218.00. DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (January, 10th) sold 926 prime sheep. Old season lambs (864) averaged 162.4p (- 6.4p) and sold to 185.9p per kg and £79 gross. SQQ 36.5kg to 45.5kg (599) averaged 166.6p (- 8.6p) per kg. Feeding sheep (62) sold to £ 67 gross. DINGWALL, Dingwall & Highland Marts Ltd., (January, 10th) sold 926 prime sheep. Old season lambs (864) averaged 162.4p (- 6.4p) and sold to 185.9p per kg and £79 gross for 42.5kg Beltex crosses from Torgorm, Conon Bridge. SQQ 36.5kg to 45.5kg (599) averaged 166.6p (- 8.6p) per kg. Feeding sheep (62) sold to £ 67 gross (twice) for Suffolk cross ewes from 14 School Place, Dulnain Bridge & from Leanach Farm, Culloden. Other leading prices per head and per kg: Old season lambs: TexX – Lochdhu, Nairn, £76.80, South Clunes, Kirkhill, 174.4p; BeltX – Torgorm, £76.50, 176.7p; SuffX – Torgorm, £76, 172.7p; Chev – The Cloy, Fortrose, £75, South Cuidreach, Portree, 170.7p; CharX – Ankerville, Nigg, £74, 172.1p; BF – Blackford Farm, Croy, £74, Drynie Farm, Dingwall, 163.9p; CHM – Dulnain Mains, Inverness, £72.20, 162.5p; Mule – Springfield Croft, Balblair & Tulloch Farm, Dingwall, £70, Dalmagarry Farm, Tomatin, 166.7p; Cross – Moy & Ruthven Farms, Moy, £ 69, 153.3p. Feeding sheep: TexX – Leanach Farm, £ 64.50.