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CALEDONIAN MARTS LTD, Stirling, on Monday May 22, 204 breeding cattle sold. An excellent entry of cattle forward both for numbers and quality sold to one of the largest ringside of buyers ever to be seen at this centre which resulted in all classes easily sold.
Heifers with calves averaged £3117 (a record), cows with calves averaged £1212, bulling Heifers averaged £1191 (a record), cows In- Calf averaged £716. The judge was R Semple, Netherton, Dalrymple.
Champion Heifer with calf came from Craig Malone, Pitcairn, Cardenden which made £5000 purchased by James Mather on behalf of Haasside Farms, Lockerbie. Reserve Champion also came from Craig Malone selling at £3800 to the judge R Semple, Netherton, Dalrymple.
3rd prize Heifer from John McAlister, West Thomaston, Banknock made £5000 to Brian Harper, Greenwells, Falkirk.
Leading prices outwith prize list: Heifers with Calves – £5100 Pitcairn £4800 West Thomaston £4600 Learielaw £4100 West Thomaston £4000 Learielaw £3300 West Thomaston £3100 & £3000 Pitcairn & West Thomaston Cows with Calves £1900 Flemington £1700 & £1650 (three times) Hawkhill, Auchenblae £1550 (twice) Hawkhill £1400 Taylorton, Over Hillhouse & Hawkhill £1280 Blaircessnock Bulling Heifers Lim - £2200, £1800 & £1600 Seggarsdean Sim - £1350 & 1300 Over Hillhouse Lim - £1300 Glenside (Stranraer) High x Sim - £1300 Ashmore & Strone Estates
AAX - £1200 Glenside DINGWALL & HIGHLAND MARTS LTD, May 17, sold 103 pedigree and commercial Luing cattle at their ninth annual spring breeding sale sponsored by W&A Geddes and Harbro Ltd.
Pedigree bulling heifers (74) averaged £1,519.52 and sold to 1,995gns (£1,900), twice for 25 month old heifers from Mr F Scott Renwick, Inverbroom Farm, Ullapool, to A&C Matheson, Upper Bogrow, Tain.
Pedigree yearling heifers (11) averaged £910.64 and sold to 1,050gns (£1,102.50) for a 14 month old heifer from Welbeck Estates, Welbeck, to Messrs Todholes, Northumberland.
Sim/Luing heifers (6) averaged £1,277.50 and sold to 1,470gns (£1,400) from Messrs A. L. & A. C. McCall, Culmaily Farm, to Messrs A. S. Budge, Milton Farm, Thurso.
Breeding cattle (9) sold to 1575gns (£1,500) for a Luing cow with a heif- er calf at foot from Messrs R. M & M. J. McCall, Inverbrora Farm, Brora, to Firm of Ernest Crawford, Blarghour Farm, Argyll.
Bulls (3) sold to 5,775gns (£5,500) for a 24 month old from Messrs C. C. Macarthur & Co, Nunnerie Farm, Biggar, to Messrs Ben Challum Ltd., Woodburn, Crieff. Other leading prices: Pedigree bulling heifers: Inverbroom, 1,850gns, 1,800gns; Ardlarach, Oban, (eight times), Monzie Farm, Perth-Shire, (twice) 1,700gns; Ardlarach, (twice), Inverbrora Farm, (thrice), 1,650gns; Inverbroom, (twice), Monzie Farm, (four times), Inverbrora Farm, (twice), 1,600gns; Welbeck Estates, (twice), 1,550gns; Fearn Farm, Tain, (twice), 1,520gns.
Pedigree yearling heifers: Welbeck Estates, (four times), Inverbrora, (twice), 1,000gns.
Sim/Luing heifers: Culmaily Farm, (twice), 1,400gns; Tillyrie, Kinross, (twice), 1,150gns, 1,100gns.
Breeding cattle: Inverbrora Farm, (twice), for a cow with heifer calf at foot, 1,700gns, and 1,620gns for a cow with male calf at foot; Inverbroom, 1,500gns for a heifer in calf. Bulls: Culmaily Farm, 3,600gns. Some 244 adult head of breeding cattle including sale of Highland cattle also sold at Dingwall.
Highland bullocks (8) sold to £730 gross, (twice), from Morriston House, Fraserburgh.
Highland heifers (34) sold to £950 gross for a pen from 8 Corntown, Conon Bridge. Highland bulls (2) sold to £520 gross from Hillend, Auldern.
Commercial bulling heifers ( 49) sold to £1,220 gross for a pair of Beef Shorthorns from Achvarasdal Farm, By Thurso.
In calf cows (7) sold to £1,120 gross for a Shorthorn from 29/30 Borve, Skeabost.
In calf heifers (8) sold to £1,400 gross, (thrice), for a Luing cross from Bruaich Mills Farm, Kiltarlity.
Cow with male calf (47) sold to £1,025 gross for a Limousin cow with a Shorthorn cross calf from Migdale, Bonar Bridge.
Cow with female calf (46) sold to £2,400 gross for a Limousin cow with a Shorthorn calf from Migdale.
Heifer with male calf (10) sold to £1,150 gross for Simmental cross cow with a Limousin calf from 4 & 5 Totescore, Portree.
Heifer with female calf (14) sold to £1,100 gross for Aberdeen Angus cross cow with a Limousin calf from The Arr, Lethen.
Bulls (19) sold to £3,800 gross for a Limousin from Clury Farm, Dulnain Bridge. Other leading prices: Highland bullocks: Shewglie, Glenurquhart & Kilmartin Hall, Invergordon, (twice), £510.
Highland heifers: 8 Corntown, (twice), £850, Morriston House, (twice), £800, 4 Bualnaluib, Achnasheen, £750, Morriston House, (five times), £700.
Bulling heifers: Sho – Craigroy, Edderton, & Achvarasdal Farm, £1,200; LuiX – 4 Bualnaluib, £1,150; SimX – Craigview, Arisaig, £1,140; AAX – 4 Bualnaluib, £1,050; LimX – Westfield, Thurso, £950.
In calf cows: ShoX – 29/30 Borve, £1,100; SimX – Muirton Mains, Muir of Ord, £920.
In calf heifers: LimX – Rovie Lodge, Rogart, £980, Muirton Mains, £950.
Cow with male calf: SimX – Blackpark, Nairn, £2,000: LimX – Muirton Mains, £1,900, £1,800; BRB – Muirton Mains, £1,700, Blackpark, £1,680; AAX – Migdale, £1,650; ShoX – Blackpark, (twice), £1,600; SalX – Coilach, Muir of Ord, (twice), £1,480.
Cow with heifer calf: LimX – Migdale, £2,220, £2,050; SimX – Blackpark, £2,000; BRB – Cranford, Gollanfield, £1,700; AAX – Inkstack, Thurso, £1,520.
Bulls: Lim – Easter Aberchalder, Gorthleck, £3,000; SimX – Mains of Househill, Nairn, £2,080; Sho – Cragganvallie, Beauly, £1,980.
Heifer with male calf: SalX – 4 & 5 Totescore, £2,000; AAX – The Arr, £1,850.
Heifer with female calf: SalX – 4 & 5 Totescore, £1,920; AAX – The Arr, (twice), £1,850; SimX – 4 & 5 Totescore, £1,850. For full results at www.obantimes.co.uk