Around the markets
STIRLING – Caledonian Market on Thursday June 22 sold 121 cattle compromising 81 prime bullocks, heifers and six young bulls, 34 cast cows and bulls. Prime bullocks averaged 220ppkg, prime heifers averaged 226ppkg, young bulls averaged 198ppkg, beef wows averaged 133p and dairy cows averaged 106p Bullocks sold to 245ppkg for a Limousin from D Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Cononbie, to T Johnston, Butchers, Falkirk, and to a massive £1768 gross (away ahead of any deadweight centre) for a Charolais from C Smith, South Flanders, Kippen, to Malcolm Allan and Sons. Heifers sold to 250ppkg for a Limousin from A S Hay, Mains of Cultmalundie, Tibbermore, to D Campbell, Butchers, Callander and again to ‘a massive’ gross price of £1716 from J Brown, Greencraig, Falkirk, to Border Meats, Lockerbie. Young bulls to 215ppkg for a Limousin from W Brisbane and Son, South Woodlane, Blairdrummond, to Charles Kirkpatrick. Leading prices:Bullocks ppkg 240p (twice) Balquharrage and Easter Ochtermuthill 238p West Woodlane and Brockwoodlees 235p (twice) West Woodlane, Easter Octermuthill, Balquharrage and Brockwoodlees 232p Mains of Cultmalundie and West Woodlane 228p Old Leckie 225p Cander Mains and Dullamoir Heifers ppkg 245p & 242p Brockwoodlees 240p Mains of Cultmalundie, Brockwoodlees and Easter Ochtermuthill 238p Faskine 235p Cander Mains and Easter Ochtermuthill 232p Annfield and Faskine 230p (twice) Blackhill and Annfield 228p Greencraig and West Woodlane Bullocks Per Head £1746 and £1684 South Flanders £1670 Easter Ochtermuthill £1586 and £1574 Greencraig £1530 Mains of Cultmalundie Heifers per head £1606 and £1558 Brockwoodlees £1598 Easter Ochtermuthill £1436 Greencraig £1392 Annfield Also forward were 34 cast cows and bulls Very short on cows for the demand, lots more could have been sold to sellers advantage! Beef cows averaged 134p selling to 162ppkg for a Charolais from R A Purdon, Easterton, Caldercruix and to £1410 from the same home. Dairy cows sold to 116.5p and to £990 from W Hamilton and Sons, Meldrum, Stirling. Bulls and bullocks averaged 138p selling to 171p for a Limousin Bullock from J Laird and Sons, South Quarter, Kingsbarns, and to £1530 for the same beast. Other leading prices: Beef cows per head £950 Walton £930 South Quarter £870 7 Holding Pardovan £820 Your Local Farmer £790 Knoxfauld Beef cows pkg 148.7p South Quarter 143.1 7 Holding Pardovan 134.4p Your Local Farmer Dairy cows per head; £820 Meldrum Bulls and bullocks per head; £1190 Spittal £990 Roscobie
STIRLING – United Auctions on Thursday June 22 sold 3197 prime sheep including 1667 new season lambs selling to an average of 236.01ppk and 299 hoggs and 1231 ewes and rams. Spring lambs (1667) Meadows of Ballied (Tex) £138; Fisherton (Suff) £124; Wr Kepdowrie (BTex) £110; Dippen (Char) £106.50; Priestfield (Chev) £103.50; Binn (Zwa) £100;; Devol (Mule) £92. Spring lambs (1667) Meadows of Ballied (Tex) 283p; Kinloch (Suff) 281p; South Ballaird (BTex) 242p; Dippen (Char) 242p; Nethermill (X) 242p; Priestfield (Chev) 240p; Beechknowe (Hamp) 218p; Binn(Zwa) 215p. Ewes (1231)- Fleurs (Tex) £130.00; Fleurs (Suff) £96.50; Westerhill (Char) £94.00; Dall (BFL) £92.50; Wester Forret (Chev/Mule) £84.00; Priestfield (Chev) £81.00; Fleurs (X) £80.00; Penston (Mule) £78.00; Linfield (Zwa) £76.00; Craigbuie (BF) £67.00. Tups – Devol (BFL) £120.00; Hilton of Aldie (Char) £106; Gathercauld (Tex) £103; Formal (Suff) £100; Auchenflower (BF) £70.00.
STIRLING – United Auctions on Wednesday June 21 sold 200 store cattle and 61 cast cows and forward cattle. Bullocks (128) -averaged 239.6p to 280.5ppk for a 328kg CHX from High Milndovan and £1275 for a 494kg LimX from Corsewall. B&W Bullocks (33) - averaged 165.68p to 173.9ppk for a 276kg HFX Graystale and £955 for a 555kg BFX from Gatehead. Heifers (39) – averaged 213.1p to 255.6ppk for a 313kg ChX fromMid Craigton and £1160 for a 598kg BRBX from Crookedstonemuir. Cast Cows (52) averaged 150.26p to 179.2ppk for a SimX from Forneth Est and £1550 for an AAX from Mosstonmuir. Dairy Cows (9) averaged 111.73p to 130.6ppk for a HFX from Nyadd and £985 for a HFX from Nyadd. Bullocks: 0-250kgs-Baldersbury Hill £600, 243.90p 251-300kgs- Mid Craigton £770, 256.70p 301-350kgsHigh Milndovan £920, 280.50p 351- 400kgs- High Milndovan £960, 258.20p 401-450kgs- Laighpark £1105, 264.40p 451-500kgs- Corsewall £1275, 261.00p 501-550kgs- Corsewall £1190, 230.60p 551- 600kgs – Gatehead £955, 172.10p. Heifers: 251-300kgs- Sauchenside £560, Baldersbury Hill 212.60p 301350kg- Laighpark £850, Mid Craigton 255.60p; 351- 400kgs- Gateside £890, High Milndovan 243.20p 401450kgs- Mid Craigton £915, 224.30p 451-500kgs- Crookedstonemuir £850, 186.40p 501-550kgs- Laighpark £1150, 221.20p; 551-600kgs- Crookedstonemuir £1160, 194p. OTM Cows: £ per head- Mosstonmuir (AA) £1550; Traprain (Lim) £1450; Forneth Est (Sim) £1430; Glenhead (BRB) £1150; Traprain (BS) £1130; Traprain (SH) £1130. PPK- Forneth Est (Sim) 179.20p; Lower Luthrie (AA) 178.00p; Traprain (Lim) 173.90p; Traprain (BRB) 164.20p; Traprain (BS) 163.80p; Traprain (SH) 161.90p. OTM Bulls: £ per head- Hardens (CH) £1670; Riccarton (Sim) £1530; Gateside (BA) £1150; Bows (BS) £1010. PPK- Riccarton (Sim) 139.10p; Gateside (BA) 130.70p; Hardens (CH) 128.30p; Bows 114.80p.