Around the markets
STIRLING – Caledonian Marts report for sale on Tuesday April 18. Caledonian Marts sold 1797 Prime Hoggets, Ewes and Tups. Top price of the day went to DS and RC Taylor, Easter Ochtermuthill, at £109 and to 234ppkg also from Easter Ochtermuthill. Spring Lambs sold to £87 or 218ppkg Three Views. Overall sale average for 1477 Hoggets 175.95ppkg (+9.35ppkg on the week). SQQ average 182.6ppkg (+6.7ppkg on the week) Leading Prices pounds per head:Beltex: Er Ochtermuthill £107, £106 and £105 Newton of Crathie £104 Texel: Er Ochtermuthill £104 Nethermyres £98 North Bank £98 Birch Avenue £98 Nethermyres £90 Cheviot: Nether Strathkinness £89 Burnshot £88.50 Mule: Raecruick £81.50 Inchgall £80 Meikle Seggie £80 Blackface: Avoncrook £79 East Bracklinn £78.50 Redburn £75 Leading Prices pence per kilo:Beltex: Easter Ochtermuthill 228ppkg and 220ppkg Meikle Seggie 215ppkg Texel: Easter Ochtermuthill 219ppkg East Bracklinn 214ppkg Meikle Seggie 212ppkg Cheviot: Northbank 208ppkg Nethermyres 206ppkg Anvilside 200ppkg Mule: Meikle Seggie 176ppkg Raecruick 173ppkg Graystale 172ppkg Blackface: Auchencarroch 176ppkg East Bracklinn 174ppkg & 173ppkg Redburn 174ppkg Also forward were 320 Cast Ewes and Tups. 155 heavy ewes averaged £75.46 selling to £126 for a Suffolk from Ferguson Bros, Gillandersland, Linlithgow. 135 export ewes averaged £61.47 Other Leading Prices:Texel: £105 Chalmerston 100 Three Views, Gillandersland and Kinnaird £98 Inchgall £96 Whitleys BF: £68 Harviesmailing and Hillend £66 Culcreuch £ 59 Hillhead £ 57 Kinnaird Suffolk: £103, £100 and £97 Newton £86 Inchgall and Blairoer £80 Harviesmailing Cheviot: £60 Kinnaird £ 58 Weels Cross: £87 Kinnaird £85 Redburn £79 Greigston £77 Harviesmailing, Bouprie and Graystale £76 Gartfinnan Zwar: £100 Three Views Tups sold to £134 for a pen of 6 Texels from A W Nicholson and Son, Kinclaven, Stanley. Other Leading Prices:Texel: £127, £106 and £104 Kinclaven £103 Blaircessnock £100 Kinclaven £85 Newton Suffolk: £88 Kinnaird
DINGWALL – Dingwall and Highland Marts on April 20 sold 429 sheep of all classes. Lambs (331) averaged £42.75 and sold to £73 gross for Blackfaces from Bogburn Farm, Duncanston. Ewes (67) sold to £80 gross for a Texel from Wester Moy, Urray. Rams and feeding sheep (31) sold to £47 gross a Blackface from Tigh N’Ulaidh, Tomatin. Other leading prices per head: Lambs: TexX – Bogburn Farm, £61, 26 Balvraid, Muir of Ord, £ 52, 3 Camusnagaul, Dundonnell & 26 Balvraid, £ 51; Cross – Bogburn Farm, £61; BF – Mullingarroch Steading, Boat of Garten, £ 57; Chev – 9 Mellon Udrigle, Laide, £ 55, Broomhill House, Helmsdale, £ 52, Dundreggan Croft, Glenmoriston, £ 50; SuffX – Balmacaan, Drumnadrochit, £49. Ewes: Suff – Marian, Evanton, £70; SuffX – Wester Moy, £64; Chev – Clamhan Lodge, Bonar Bridge, £61; TexX – 26 Balvraid, £60, 5C Balnabeen, Conon Bridge, £ 55; BeltX – Marian, £ 59; Mule – Wester Moy, £ 51. Rams and feeding sheep: Tex – 26 Balvraid, £40; SuffX – Balmacaan, £40.
STIRLING – Caledonian Marts report for sale on Thursday April 20. Caledonian Marts sold 162 cattle comprising 107 prime bullocks, heifers and young bulls, five OTM cattle, 50 cast cows and bulls. A better entry for numbers forward would once again be considerably dearer on the week. Prime Bullocks Averaged – 211p Prime Heifers Averaged – 217p Young Bulls Averaged – 187p Beef Cows Averaged – 132p Dairy Cows Averaged – 114p Prime Bullocks sold to 240ppkg for a Limousin from W Dandie and Sons, Learielaw, Broxburn, purchased by T Johnston, Butcher, Falkirk and to £1645 gross from A and J Muir, Arns, Clackmannan, to C M Kirkpatrick, Lockerbie which was closely followed at £1643 for a Luing from J Watson, Pityot, Stonehaven. Prime Heifers to 245ppkg for a Limousin from W Pettigrew, Faskine, Airdrie to D Campbell and Son, Butchers, Callander, and to £1580 from A S Hay, Mains of Cultmalundie, Tibbermore to H A Black and Sons, Butcher, Lanark and Armadale. Bulls sold to 210ppkg for a Limousin from South Hourat Farms, Giffordland, Dalry and to £1150 from the same farm. Leading Prices:Bullocks ppkg 238p West Mains, Pityot, Mains of Cultmalundie and Brockwoodlees 235p West Mains, Learielaw and Brockwoodlees 230p Spittal (Gardner) 228p Brockwoodlees 225p Faskine, Dullomuir, Easterton & Brockwoodlees 222p Meikle Seggie 220p Pityot Heifers ppkg 242p and 240p Learielaw 238p Pityot and Mains of Cultmalundie 232p Blairhall 230p (twice) Spittal (Gardner) 230p Mains of Cultmalundie, Blairhall and Brockwoodlees 228p Lammerview, Blairhall, Brockwoodlees and Faskine 225p Wester Gartshore 222p Pityot 220p Wester Gartshore and Annfield (Johnston) Bullocks per Head £1596 Gillandersland £1580 Pityot £1564 Arns £1556 and £1547 Pityot £1532 Learielaw and Mains of Cultmalundie £1530 Arns £1521 Learielaw £1512 Seggarsdean £1504 West Mains £1501 Arns Heifers per Head £1573 Mains of Cultmalundie and Brockwoodlees £1512 Learielaw £1500 Pityot £1480 Wester Gartshore £1416 Brockwoodlees £1395 & £1385 Greencraig Also forward were 50 Cast Cows and Bulls Beef cows sold to 171ppkg for a Charolais from A F Thomson and Son, Lammerview, Athelstanesford, and to £1180 for a Charolais from G Russell, Leslie Park, Denny. Dairy cows sold to 129ppkg from R H Steel and Sons, Wester Mye, Buchlyvie and to £970 from R Denholm and Son, Wester Lochdrum, Dykebrae. All classes of cows met a dearer trade to that of last week. Other Leading Prices:Beef Cows per Head £1130 Overton £1110 Seggarsdean £1060 Poltalloch Farms and Gilmour Farms £1010 Easter Barnego Trust £1000 Easterton (Graham) and Lammerview Beef Cows ppkg 161p Gilmour Farms 157p Leslie Park 149p Leslie Park 149p Poltalloch Farm 146p Harviestoun 145p Easter Barnego Trust and Gilmour Farms 142p Easterton (Graham) Dairy Cows per Head £920 and £910 North Mains £900 Carskerdo £880, £870 and £840 North Mains £840 Carskerdo and Howfold Dairy Cows ppkg 125p North Mains and Howfold 123p and 122p North Mains 120p Drumalea 118p Wester Lochdrum A good show of 22 beef and dairy calves of all ages. Top price of the day was £320 for a Limousin x Heifer from G Paterson, Barbeth. Leading prices:Black and Whites: £250 and £240 Arns £ 50 Nyadd £ 50 Plean Ayrshires:£ 52, £46 and £38 Badenheath Beef Bull:£300 and £270 Barbeth Next sale of calves will be May 4. Stirling - United Auctions on Thursday April 20 sold 3892 prime sheep including 40 new season lambs to an average of £109.95 and 3465 hoggs selling to an average of 176.25ppk and 387 ewes and rams Spring lambs (40) Harpercroft (Suff) £124; Whitehouse (X) £120; Langside (Char) £119; Ardachearnmhor (Tex) £108. Spring Lambs (40) Menteith (Suff) 250p; Langside (Char) 243p; Ardachearnmor (Tex) 240p; Whitehouse (X) 231p. Hoggs (3465)- Longfauld (BTex) £118.00; Clochnahill (Tex) £106; Southpark (Chev) £96.00; Marvingston (Suff) £93.00; Muirside of Kinneddar (BF) £85.50; Kepculloch (BFL) £82.00; Old Faskally (Char) £77.50; Easter Bucklyvie (Mule) £77.50. Hoggs (3465)- Longfauld (BTex) 252p; Southpark (Chev) 222p; Pitsundry (Tex) 220p; Croftgarry (BF) 190p; Parkhead (Suff) 187p; Easter Bucklyvie (Mule) 171p. Ewes (387)- Langside (Tex) £149.00; Marvingston (Suff) £118.00; Wester Balgair (BTex) £110.00; Broadleys (BFL) £100.00; Whitburgh Mains (X) £100.00; Birch Lane (mule) £99.00; Marvingston (Chev) £90; Head of Moulin (BF) £66.00 Tups – Marvingston (Suff) £1000.00; Kilmundie (BF) £75.