Around the markets
DALMALLY – United Auctions’ annual fair day show and sale of cattle held at Dalmally on Friday July 28 saw an increased entry of 412 top quality store cattle and 36 breeding cattle on offer to a packed ringside of buyers. Judging was in the hands of Mr M Steel, Craignathro, Forfar. Prize ListCharolais blk 1st Semple, Dippen 2nd Semple, Dippen 3rd Ronald, East Laggan Limousin blk 1st Currie, Low Dunasherry 2nd Semple, Dippen 3rd Buchanan, Achnaba Charolais hfr 1st Semple, Dippen 2nd Semple, Dippen 3rd MacIntyre, Glenehervie Limousin hfr 1st Semple, Dippen 2nd Buchanan, Achnaba 3rd Currie, Low Dunasherry Any other breed hfr 1st Lines, Killocraw Pen of Four blks 1st Semple, Dippen 2nd Lines, Killocraw 3rd Ronald, East Laggan Champion Lines, Killocraw (BRB) 416kgs £1250. Reserve Champion Semple, Dippen (Lim) hfr 430kgs £1200. Best opposite sex to Champion Semple Dippen (Char) blk 488kgs £1260. Bullocks averaged 251.59ppk to 313.80p for a 290kg LimX from Auchgoyle and £1390 for a 615kg CHX from Balegreggan. Heifers averaged 246.47ppk to 303.90p for a 408kg LimX from Strathnafanaig and to £1350 for a 585kg CHX from Balegreggan. Top Prices (Bullocks) PPH- Carskiey (AA) £1350, £1320; Killocraw (BRB) £1100, £1080; Balegreggan (Char) £1390, £1360; Tangasdale (Gal) £1110; Dippen (Lim) £1210 & Uigle (Lim) £1200; Balegreggan (Sim) £1170 & Strath (Sim) £1160 PPK- Point (AA) 277.30p & 262.50p; Ruaig (BRB) 308.20p & Killocraw (BRB) 269.60p; Point (Char) 291p & Couston (Char) 280.40p; Auchgoyle (Lim) 313.80p & Scoor 295.90p; Kildalloig (Lui) 273.40p & 268p; Barnakill (SH) 258.30p; Killdaloig (Sim) 268p & Duallin 248.70p. Top prices (heifers) PPH- Killocraw (BRB) £1250; Balegreggan (Char) £1350 & £1340; Uigle (Lim) £1310 & £1260; Kildalloig (Lui) £820; Duallin (Sim) £960. PPK- Point (AA) 239.9p & Kildalloig (AA) 235.6p; Killocraw (BRB) 300.50p & 264.70p; Dippen (Char) 291.70p & Couston 276.50p; Strathnafaniag (Lim) 303.90p & Achnaba (Lim) 302.20p; Muckairn (Sim) 256.50p & Starth (Sim) 251.40p. Breeding cattle Ledcharrie (Cow with hfr calf) £1520. Ledcharrie (Cow with blk calf) £1270.
STIRLING – United Auctions on Thursday July 27 sold 3938 prime sheep including 2760 lambs and selling to an average of 188.9 and 1178 ewes and rams. Spring lambs – (2760) Wester Middleton (Suff) £98.50; Easterton (BTex) £97; Ardgate (Tex) £116; Whitbrugh (Char) £88; Fullarton (Mule) £91. Spring lambs – (2760) Wester Middleton (Suff) 216p; Easterton (BTex) 231p; Outerston (Tex) 233p; Garvald mains (Char) 193p; Lahill (Mule) 185p. Ewes – (1178) Gathercauld (Tex) £132; Outerston (Suff) £117; Fullarton (BFL) £109; Shields (Mule) £104; Hill of Errol (Chev/ Mule) £95.00; Wester Mye (Chev) £88; Elmscleugh £80. Tups – Ruchlaw (Tex) £109; West Lundie (BTex) £87; Ardacheranmor (BF) £67.
STIRLING – Caledonian Marts on Thursday July 27 sold 146 cattle, comprising 101 prime bullocks, heifers and young bulls, 45 cast cows and 20 young calves. Bullocks sold to 250ppkg for a Limousin from J& J Wyllie, Knockhouse, Dunfermline, purchased by T Johnston, Butcher, Cow Wynd, Falkirk, and to an astonishing £1722 from C Smith, South Flanders, Kippen. Heifers sold to 248ppkg (twice) for Limousins from JH and NT Turnbull, Meadowend, Clackmannan, and W Pettigrew, Faskine, Airdrie to D Campbell and Son, Butcher, Ancaster Square, Callander and W W Wales Ltd, Butcher, Kilmarnock, and to a whopping £1616 for a Charolais from Harold Greer, Gelvan View, Kinross. Young bulls sold to 220ppkg for a Limousin from T and T Robertson, Creochill, Mauchline to Charles Kirkpatrick and to a massive £1760 from M Lyle, Mid Cambushinnie, Dunblane. Black and white Bulls to 182ppkg from D Pickard, Straiton, St Andrews, and to £1117 for the same animal. Prime bullocks averaged – 226ppkg Prime heifers averaged – 225ppkg Young beef bulls averaged – 203ppkg Young dairy bulls averaged – 164ppkg Beef cows averaged – 124ppkg Dairy cows averaged –105ppkg Leading prices Bullocks ppkg; 248p Meadowend and Knockhouse 245p (twice) Knockhouse, Kinneil Mill and Over Inzievar 242p and 238p Knockhouse and Meadowend 240p Sheilds, Lochwinnoch 235p Barochan Cross 232p and 230p Easterton (Owen) Heifers ppkg; 245p Faskine, Kinneil Mill and Over Inzievar 242p (twice) Gelvan View 240p (twice) Sheilds and Meadowend 240p Flemington 232p and 230p Barochan Cross, Greencraig and Priestside Young bulls ppkg 218p and 215p Mains of Throsk 215p and 212p Cairnbog 210p Easter Clune and Cauldsheil Cattle Company 208p South Hourat and Mains of Throsk In the cow section a poor show forward for quality upheld recent rates. Beef cows to 160ppkg for a Limousin from T and R Crawford, Sheilds, Lochwinnoch. Other leading prices; Beef cows per kilo; 140p Airthrey Kerse 138p Gelvan View and Gartfairn 136p Fallside, Campbeltown Dairy cows to 125ppkg from Cauldsheil Cattle Company, Haddington, others to 124p and 122p Gallamuir. Also forward were 20 calves both dairy and beef. Top price of the day went to G Paterson, Barbeth, Cumbernauld, with a Limousin X Heifer at £310. Leading prices: Ayrshire Bulls – £ 55, £40, £20 Badenheath Black and White Bulls – £155, £94, £88, £60 Wester Lochdrum £55, £48, £48 Nyadd £92, £88, £75, £70, £68 Barbeth. Limousin X Heifer – £250.
The champion beast from Rodney Lines, Killocraw, his two children and judge Matthew Steel, Craignathro, Forfar.