Around the markets
– Caledonian Marts on Thursday July 13 sold 126 cattle comprising 77 prime bullocks and heifers, five young bulls, and 44 cast cows and bulls. All classes of prime cattle again short of buyers’ requirements would be dearer on the week. Likewise cast cows met the dearest trade so far this year. Prime bullocks averaged – 215ppkg Prime heifers averaged – 232ppkg Young bulls averaged – 186ppkg Beef cows averaged – 128ppkg Dairy cows averaged – 108ppkg Cast bulls averaged – 100ppkg Bullocks sold to 250ppkg for a British Blue from Todhall, Cupar, purchased by J Hastie, Butcher, Markinch, and to £1671 for a Simmental from Molemount, Galston. Heifers sold to 258ppkg for a Limousin from Learielaw, Broxburn, purchased by T Johnston, Butchers, Falkirk, and to £1587 for a British Blue from Todhall, Cupar, to J Hastie, Butcher. Bullocks ppkg; 248p (twice) Learielaw & Meadowend 245p Main of Cultmalundie 240p & 238p Brockwoodlees, Meadowend & Mains of Cultmalundie 235p Over Inzievar & Brockwoodlees 225p (twice) Rathillet Heifers ppkg; 252p Todhall 250p Learielaw & Meadowend 248p Over Inzievar 245p Wallaceton & Meadowend 242p (three times) Brockwoodlees & Moorfield 240p Rathillet 238p Moorfield 235p Gelvan View, Moorfield & Meadowend Also, forward were 44 cast cows and bulls. Beef cows sold to a top price of £1200 for an Aberdeen Angus from Hume of Overton Farm Ltd and to 157.5ppkg for a Limouisn from W Dandie & Sons, Learielaw. Dairy cows sold to a top price of £1060 for a Friesian from G Millar & Son, Gallamuir, and to 124.6ppkg from the same home. Cast bulls sold to £1050 for a Beef Shorthorn from H Greer, Gelvan View, Kinross. Other leading prices; Beef cows per head; £1150 Learielaw £1090 Cultybraggan £1080 Lomondmuir £1000 Gartfairn, Overton & Broompark. Beef cows ppkg; 154p Lomondmuir 147p Easter Langhill 145p Cultybraggan 142p Broompark Black and Whites per head £930 Broompark £ 830 Gallamuir £750 Walton Black and Whites per kilo 123p & 122p Gallamuir 120p Broompark 113p Walton A smaller show of 10 dairy-bred calves were forward selling to a top price of £ 290 for a Simmental X heifer calf from E Erskine, Inchie. Leading prices per head:Ayrshire bull calves £75 & £ 58 Badenheath Friesian bull calves £ 60 Nyadd, £ 55 Barbeth.
– United Auctions on Thursday July 13 sold 4381 prime sheep including 2913 new season lambs selling to an average of 211.9ppk, and 1468 ewes and rams. Spring lambs (2913) Little Raith (Suff) £125; West Lethans (Btex) £119; Easter Greenhill ( Tex) £118; Penston (Char) £116. Spring lambs (2913) West Lethans (BTex) 253p; Easterton (Tex) 251p; South Flanders (Suff) 248p; Penston (Char) 223p. Ewes (1468)- Lochhouse (Tex) £117; Woodhouse of Cairness (Suff) £116; Broadleys (BFL) £112; Forest (Chev) £104;