Around the markets
STIRLING – Caledonian Marts on Thursday, August 3 sold 193 cattle. Prime bullocks averaged – 228ppkg Prime heifers averaged – 229ppkg Young bulls averaged – 210ppkg Beef cows averaged – 138ppkg Dairy cows averaged –107ppkg Cast bulls averaged – 121ppkg The sale comprised of 95 bullocks, heifers, 10 young bulls, 98 cast cows and bulls. More prime cattle forward and a better show for quality would again be dearer on the week. Cast cows an excellent show for numbers for the time of year, all classes met the dearest trade to date. Prime bullocks sold to 250ppkg for a Limousin from Brockwoodlees, Canonbie, to J Gilvear & Sons and to £1598 from the same farm. Prime heifers sold to 250ppkg for a Limousin from Moorfield, Kilmarnock, to D Campbell & Son, Butchers, Callander, and to £1635 from Brockwoodlees. Young bulls to 218ppkg (twice) for Limousins from Bolfornought, Stirling, and Mains of Throsk, Stirling, and to £1696 from Bolfornought. Leading prices Bullocks ppkg; 248p Bankhead (Kerr) 245p Blairsgreen, Bankhead & Brockwoodlees 242p Balquharrage, Mawcarse, Moorfield & Brockwoodlees 240p Brockwoodlees, Blairsgreen, Moorfield & Easterton (Owen) 238p & 235p Easterton, Faskine, Classlochie & Mawcarse 232p Mains of Cultmalundie, Mawcarse & Moorfield Heifers ppkg; 248p (twice) Moorfield, Classlochie 245p Carriston, Faskine, Classlochie & Spittal (Gardner) 242p Carriston & Brockwoodlles 240p Pirnhall & Classlochie 238p & 235p Annfield Johnston), Balquharrage, Turniemoon & Blairsgreen 232p (twice) Meikle Seggie, Pirnhall & Blackhill 230p Turniemoon & Craigquarter Young bulls ppkg 215p Easterton (Graham) & Mains of Throsk 210p Bankhead (Kerr) 202p Glassingall Also forward were 98 cast cows and bulls. Beef cows averaged 138ppkg selling to 196.6ppkg for an outstanding Limousin from M Jack,Carriston, Star of Markinch, Fife and to £1590 for an Aberdeen Angus from A& J M Taylor, Mosshall, Blackburn. Dairy cows averaged 107ppkg selling to 132.8ppkg from W Waugh, North Bankhead, Avonbridge and to £1100 from A J Mackie, High Belltrees, Lochwinnoch. Beef cows per head £1440 Wester Thomaston £1290 (twice) Dalchirla £1270 Mosshall & Carriston £1260 Prathouse £1200 Drumelzier £1160 Gibsley & Walton. Dairy cows per head £1020 Muircot £980 North Bankhead £850, £790 & £780 Meldrum £780 Barbeth. Bulls per head £1380 Old Leckie £1360 Kirkton £1340 Ardnave (Islay) Beef cows per kilo 181.3p Walton 179.6p Wester Thomaston 178.6p Easterton (Owen) 175.3p Dalchirla 172.1p Prathouse 163.9p Ardnave (Islay) 161.1p Ballabeg Dairy cows per kilo 125.4p Meldrum 124.4p High Belltrees 123p Knockraich 121.2p Meldrum 117.8p Knockraich, Barbeth & Muircot Bulls per kilo 134.5p Old Leckie 131.9p Ardnave 124.1p Kirkton.
STIRLING – United Auctions on Thursday August 3 sold 5446 prime sheep including 3888 lambs average 188.2p/ kg, and 1558 ewes and rams. West and Central Suffolk club show of prime lambs ably judged by Mr L Armstrong, champion pen Mr I Reid, Isle Cottage at £96.50. Reserve champion M/S Barr, Layden, £106. Lambs (3888) Cairn (Tex) £123; Isle Cottage (BTex) £116; South Flanders (Suff) £110; Humeston (Char) £83; Auchenrivoch (Mule) £87.50. Lambs (3888) Goddens (BTex) 246p; Faulds (Tex) 225p; Isle Cottage (Suff) 220p; Humeston (Char) 197p; Asloss (Mule) 182p. Ewes (1558)- Cairn (Tex) £147; Humeston (Char) £127; Broomknowes (Suff) £125; Easter Mye (Mule) £98; Shanry (Chev/ Mule) £94.00; Elmscleugh (BF) £73; Tups – Denside (Suff) £104; Dalmahoy (BF) £75 ; Clatto (Char) £74.
STIRLING – United Auctions on Wednesday August 2 sold 589 store cattle, native bred cattle and young bulls also forward 137 cast cows. Bullocks (342) -averaged 236.89p to 310.90ppk for a 238kg LimX from Drumoider and to £1470 for a 636kg CHX from Ashfield. Heifers (206) averaged 227.58p to 267.70ppk for a 325kg SimX from Drumoider and £1230 for a 239.8kg LimX from Cowans. B&W Bullocks (39) averaged 156.80p to 192.60ppkg for a 488kg HFX from Tanhill and £980 for a 587kg BFX from Lindsayton. Cast cows (137) averaged 133.82p to 197.20ppk for a AAX from Symington Mains and £1350 for a LimX from Loanhead Of Duchally. Dairy cows (12) averaged 108.79p to 161.90ppk for a HFX from Overton and £885 for a HFX from Meikle Camoquhill. Bullocks: Up to 250kgsDrumoider £740, 310.90p; 251-300kgs- Drumoider £800, Drumoider 294.10p; 301-350kgs- Drumoider £870, Gateside 278.10p; 351- 400kgs- Crofthead £1070, 268.80; 401- 450kgs- Graystale £1095, Crofthead 261.20p; 451-500kgs- Midlock £1210, Hillview 249.50p; 501-550kgsCowans £1310, 238.80p; 551- 600kgs – Cowans £1440, 237.60p; 601- 650kgs- Ashfield £1470, 231.10p. Heifers: Up to 250kgsDrumoider £630, 252.00p; 251-300kgs- Burnfoot £740, 245.80p; 301-350kg- Chapel £835, Drumoider 264.70p; 351- 400kgs- Mahaar £980, Crofthead 252.10p; 401- 450kgsMahaar £1070, 252.40p; 451-500kgs- Cowans £1175, 241.80p; 501-550kgs- Burnbrae £1230, 223.60p; 551- 600kgsCowans £1230, 222.80p. OTM cows: £ per head- Loanhead Of Duchally (Lim) £1350; Innerwick (Sim) £1270; Symington Mains (AA) £1190; Pitkevy (CH) £1150; Laighpark (BRB) £1070; Parbroath (Sal) £1055; Laighpark (Cont) £1030; Meikle Camoquhill (MO) £1030. PPK- Symington Mains (AA) 197.70p; Loanhead of Duchally (Lim) 196.80p; Symington Mains (Sim) 188.20p; Pitkevy (CH) 176.50p; West Park (BRB) 170.40p; Laighpark (Cont) 157.70p; Parbroath (Sal) 152.50p; Meikle Camoquhill (MO) 136.60P. OTM bulls: £ per head- Ballikinrain (Lim) £1510; Loanhead of Duchally (BS) £1390; Parbroath (AA) £1350; Wester Coilechat (CH) £1290. PPK- Kinneil Mill (Lim) 160.30p; Newpark (AA) 152.00p; Loanhead of Duchally (BS) 129.70p; Wester Coilechat (CH) 120.60p.