Around the markets
STIRLING – Caledonian Marts Ltd (Thursday April 6) sold 150 comprising 80 prime bullocks and heifers, six young bulls, six OTM cattle, 58 cast cows and bulls and 12 young calves. Prime bullocks averaged – 204p Prime heifers averaged – 212p Young bulls averaged – 190p Due to the good weather conditions, numbers forward were a lot less however trade would be considerably dearer. Taking into consideration the quality bullocks sold to 230ppkg (twice) for Limousins from R Cook, Kinneil Mill, Linlithgow, and J Watson, Candermains, Stonehouse, purchased by T Johnston, Butchers, Falkirk, and to £1640 from Ferguson Bros, Gillandersland, Linlithgow, purchased by WW Wales Ltd, Butchers, Kilmarnock. Heifers sold to 248ppkg for a Limousin from A Orr, Lomond Muir, Kinross, to H A Black and Sons, Butchers, Lanark, and Armadale and to £1543 from A S Hay, Mains of Cultmalundie, Tibbermore, again to H A Black and Sons. Young bulls sold to 216ppkg for a Limousin from J Smith, Lorn, Lochgilphead, to J F Finlay Ltd. Leading prices. Bullocks ppkg: 225p Dullomuir 220p Highholm 218p Todhall and Dullomuir 215p Candermains and Mains of Cultmalundie 212p Blackhill 210p (twice) Spittal (Gardner) and Dullomuir. Heifers ppkg: 240p Kinneil Mill 230p Todhall and Spittal 228p Rathillet and Gillandersland 225p Turniemoon, Todhall, Highholm, Mains of Cultmalundie, Nether Longford and Rathillet 222p Turniemoon 220p Spittal, Blackhill and Rathillet 218p Whiteside Bullocks per head £1552 Mains of Cultmalundie £1445 Nether Longford and Gillandersland £1443 Highholm £1430 Candermains £1426 Dullomuir and Gillandersland Heifers per head £1490 Todhall £1443 Rathillet £1433 Lomond Muir £1404 Todhall £1359 Highholm, Rathillet and Turniemoon Also forward were 58 cast cows and bulls. A lot more could have been sold to sellers advantage with a very big demand for all cows. Beef cows sold to 160ppkg for a Limousin from Hume of Overton, Overton, Denny, and to £1200 for a Limousin from I Stevenson, Bowridge, Denny. Dairy cows sold to 125ppkg from J and I Wilson, Carskerdo, Cupar, and to £1040 from the same home. Other leading prices. Beef cows per head £1180 Bowridge £1150 Lomond Muir £1120 Wester Braco £1070 and 1020 Overton. Beef cows ppkg 157ppkg Lomond Muir 147ppkg Overton 145ppkg Wester Braco 143ppkg Turdees 140ppkg Rathillet Dairy cows per head £970 Blackhill £ 850 and £ 830 Blairmains £770 Carskerdo Dairy cows ppkg 117ppkg Blairmains 115ppkg Blackhill 111ppkg Carskerdo 110ppkg Blairmains and Inchgall Bulls sold to £1200 for an Aberdeen Angus from M Bell, Wallaceton, Cardross, and to 134ppkg for a Limousin from WM and JD Gibson, Sawerston, Mauchline. A good show of 12 calves today, both beef and dairy black and whites more could have been sold to suit buyers requirements. Top price of the day, £ 305 for a Limousin x Heifer Calf from G W Paterson, Barbeth. Leading prices. Dairy black and white bullocks £74, £66 and £60 – Barbeth £48 and £42 – Plean. Bull beef £290 and £270 – Barbeth Heifer beef £290 – Barbeth The next sale of calves will be April 20 please contact Laura Bailey – 07561305922 for more information.
STIRLING – United Auctions (Thursday April 6) sold 4831 prime sheep including 45 new season lambs to an average of £101.40 and 3713 hoggs selling to an average of 169.1ppk and 1077 ewes and rams Spring lambs (45) – Lochend (Suff) £112; Longside (Char) £122; Whitehouse (Zwa) £105; Wood (Hamp) £93; Balgoner (Dor) £105. Hoggs (3713) – Woodhead of Aberdalgie (Suff) £90; Luckenburn (BTex) £117.00; Netherton (Chev) £ 87.50; Ballechin (Tex) £99; Kilmundie & Chamberwells (BF) £ 81; Shoestanes (Chev/ Mule) £ 84.50; Easter Bucklyvie (Mule) £78. Hoggs (3713) – Luckenburm (Btex) 268p; Ballechin (Tex) 215p; Snawdon (Chev) 200p; Clunebeg (Suff) 196p; Dunruchan (BF) 189p; Shoestanes (Chev/ Mule) 169p; Gartvaigh (Mule) 167p. Ewes (1077) – Barbarafield (Suff) £127; West Whitefield (Tex) £108; Humeston (Char) £106; Balnacree (Chev) £101; Upper Hindhope (Mule) £ 89; Whitehouse (Chev/ Mule) £ 88; Whitehouse (Zwa) £ 87; West Meikle Pinkerton (Masham)£ 81; Gartvaigh (BFL) £79; Clackburn (BD) £67.50; Upper Hindhope (BL) £66; Glenfernate (Hamp) £64; Wallaceton (BTex) £60; Ceither Goaithe (Easy) £ 39. Tups – Barbarafield (Suff) £110; Kilmundie and Chamberwells (BF) £91; Humeston (Char) £ 84; Drummie (Tex) £ 80.
STIRLING – Caledonian Marts Ltd (Tuesday April 4) had forward 2274 prime hoggets, ewes and tups. Top price of the day went to DS and RC Taylor, Easter Ochtermuthill, for a pen of 19 Beltex X hoggets at £100. Top price per kilo went to Mr Taylor again for 5 Beltex X hoggets at £45 at 222ppkg. Overall sale average for 1984 sold 158ppkg (-21.7p on the week) included in the sale was 986 Blackface hoggets averaging 147.5ppkg selling to £ 80 from Glenturret Estates.