Wednesday, November 28 UA sold 647 store cattle, native bred cattle and young bulls also 147 cast cows and 106 breeding cattle. Bullocks (416) averaged 195.04p to 260.60p per kg for a 284kg CHX from Sorn Mains, and to £1380 for a 699kg AAX from Holmbyre. Dairy bullocks (24) averaged 131.15p to 162.40p per kg for a 542kg BFX from Gateside, and to £880 for a 542kg BFX from Gateside. Heifers (185) averaged 188.21p to 228.40p per kg for a 464kg LimX from East Saucher, and to £1160 for a 608kg LimX from Elmscleugh. Young bulls (22) averaged 193.19p to 225.60p per kg for a BRBX from Easter Greenhill, and to £650 for a BRBX from Easter Greenhill. Beef cows (137) averaged 114.05p to 185.70p per kg for a BRBX from Chartershall, and to £1370 for a CHX from Newhouse of Glamis. Dairy cows (10) averaged 75.33p to 114.30p per kg for a HFX from Kirkton of Beath and to £805 for a HFX from Nyadd. Bullocks: Up to 250kgs - Cauldcoates £400, 177.8p; 251-300kgs - Sorn Mains £750, 260.6p; 301-350kgs Sorn Mains £820, 238.4p; 351-400kgs - Sheilhill £910, 228.6p; 401-450kgs -Braendam £950, 222.5p; 451500kgs - Elmscleugh £1070, 226.7p; 501-551kgs - Starr £1175, Elmscleugh 216.4p; 552-601kgs – The Hill £1220, Starr 211.4p; 602-651kgs - Elmscleugh £1220, 194.3p; 652-701kgs - Holmbyre £1380, 197.4p. Heifers: Up to 250kgs - Cauldcoates £340, Drumardoch 141.6p; 251300kgs - Wardpark £550, Drygate 200.8p; 301-350kg - East Buchanty £705, 212.3p; 351-400kgs - Bowleys £800, 211.2p; 401-450kgs - West Quarter £950, 211.7p; 451-500kgs East Saucher £1060, 228.4p; 501551kgs - Elmscleugh £1150, 220.3p; 552-601kgs - Midlock £1145, 194.7p; 602-651kgs - Elmscleugh £1160, 190.8p. Young bulls: 251-300kgs - Easter Greenhill £650, 225.6p; 301-350kgs Easter Greenhill £640, 209.2p. OTM cows: per head - Newhouse of Glamis (CH) £1370, Newhouse of Glamis (Lim) £1330, Chartershall (BRB) £1270, Kincragie (Sim) £1130, Easter Middleton (AA) £1110. Per kg - Chartershall (Lim) 185.70p, Netherton (CH) 176.80p, Chartershall (BRB) 159.50p, Easter Middleton (AA) 158.10p, Kincragie (Sim) 151.10p. OTM Bulls: per head- Muckraw (Sim) £1070. Per kg - Muckraw (Sim) 150.70p. Breeding Cattle: SimX cow and CH bull calf - £2700 West Gormack; SD cow and CH bull calf - £2450 West Gormack; AA cow and AA bull calf - £2100 West Gormack; AAX cow and CH bull calf - £2300 (twice) West Gormack; AAX cow and CH heifer calf - £2400 West Gormack; AAX cow and AA heifer calf - £2250 West Gormack; Charolais bulls (4 ½ yo) £3100, £2700 West Gormack. Monday, December 3 Caley Marts had a catalogue entry of 10,432 store lambs and feeding ewes, an excellent entry forward considering the scarcity of store lambs this year due to the Beast from the East. Lambs were shown in excellent bloom considering the recent wet spell. An excellent ringside of buyers forward with many from the North East of Scotland and many from south of the Border and as far away as Wales, Norfolk and Nottingham. Store lambs (9746) averaged £62.87 (+£6.87 on the year) selling to a top of £99 for a Beltex. Feeding ewes (512) averaged £38.02 (+£5.18) selling to a top price of £84 for Texels. Judge on the day was John Kerr, Midtown, Castle Douglas and the following were his awards: Champion Pen and first prize (Beltex Lambs): M Kennedy, Lurgan for a pen of 90 at £99 purchased by John Gilvear, Graystale. Reserve Champion and first prize (Texel Lambs): B Gudmundson, Goudiegrannet for 25 at £82 purchased by Joe Marrs, Broomhill, Orton. The show was kindly sponsored by NFU Mutual (Stirling); J Cooper and Co; J Gilvear and Sons; and The Mart Café. Other leading prizes: Beltex – 2 Whitecross £84; 3 – Newton of Logierait £86; Texel – 2 Baluskie £76; 3 Easter Dullatur £74.50; Suffolk - 1 Baluskie £75; 2 Coull £73; 3 Devonshaw £73; Mule - 1 Poltalloch £65; 2 Coull £63.50; 3 West Kelt £64; BF - 1 Brisbane Glen £66; 2 Ardchonnel £56; 3 Glenturret £61. Individual averages: Suffolk lambs £68.07 (+£3.19 on the year); Texel lambs £65.68 (+£3.09); Beltex lambs £77.07 (+£6.15); Mule lambs £58.27 (+£3.83); BF lambs £44.10 (+£8.33). Leading prices outwith the show: Beltex £85 Coull; Beltex X £84 Parkhead; Continental £83 Auchenhill; Texel £80 Newton of Logierait and Bankhead; Suffolk £79 Goudiegrannet; Suffolk X £73 Leskine; Cheviot £70 Baluskie and Balneathill; Mule £73 Burnhead; BF £60.50 Townhead. Wednesday, December 5 UA sold 405 store cattle, also show and sale of 236 cast cows and 1457 store and feeding sheep. Bullocks (224) averaged 206.30p to 258.80ppk for a 340kg CHX from Ashmark and to £1315 for 688kg CHX from Shortrigg. B&W bullocks (31) averaged 133.00p to 148.70p for a 501kg HFX from Low Ardwell, and to £790 for a 546kg HFX from Wester Whitefield. Heifers (149) averaged 199.42p to 223.90ppk for a 355kg CHX from Ashmark, and to £1230 for a 572kg LimX from Elmscleugh. Cast cows (209) averaged 104.20p to 219.80ppk for a LimX from Muirhouses and to £1420 for a LimX from Muirhouses. Dairy cows (22) averaged 76.70p and to 98.90ppk for a HFX from Lynn, and to £775 for a HOX from Drumalea. Bullocks: Upto 250kg – Lower Luthrie £585, Gateside 256.50p 251300kgsWestbank £450, 163.00p; 301-350kgs- Ashmark £880, 258.80p; 351-400kgs- Redhouse £860, 219.90p; 401-450kgs- Ashmark £1000, 237.00p; 451-500kgs- Knocknaha £1120, 224.40p; 501-550kgs- Drumtee £1125, Graystale 219.10p; 551-600kgs – Holmebyre £1260, 210.40p; 601-650kgsShortrigg £1250, 206.00p; 651-700kgsShortrigg £1315, 191.10p. Heifers: Upto 250kg – Gribloch £550, Lower Luthrie 223.30p 301350kgAshmark £670, 213.40p; 351-400kgs- Ashmark £795, 223.90p; 401-450kgs- Logie £940, 214.10p; 451500kgsLogie £1040, 221.70p; 501550kgsKnocknaha £1120, 214.60p; 551-600kgs- Elmscleugh £1230, Logie 221.90p; Christmas show and sale of cows: Champion in yard was from M/S McLaren, Muirhouses, Kirriemuir, with a tremendous three year old Lim heifer, making £1420 to the judge Mr Andrew Ingram, Huntly. Cows prize list - Cross Beef Cow: 1 McLaren, Muirhouses £985; 2 McLaren, Muirhouses £1290; 3 Forrest. Hillend £1250. Pedigree Beef Cow: 1 Wainwright, Todhall £1170; 2 Struthers, Greenbank £1210; 3 Struthers, Greenbank £1250. Dairy Cow - 1 Smith, Drumalea £755; 2 Smith Drumalea £775. Beef Bull - 1 Lyle, Cambushinnie £1270; 2 Inglis, Dalachy £1370; 3 Inglis, Dalachy £1250. OTM cows: per head – Muirhouses (Lim) £1420; Muirhouses (BRB) £1290; Fallside (CH) £1130; Overhill House (SIM) £1090; Castlehill (AA) £1070. Per kg - Muirhouses (Lim) 219.80p; Castlehill (AA) 176.60p; Fallside (BRB) 176.60p; Drumlochy (CH) 142.70p; Overhill House (SIM) 133.90p. OTM Bulls: per head - Todhall (Lim) £1430; Overhill House (SIM) £1410; Chartershall (AA) £1270; Mid Cambushinnie (CH) £1270; South Brownhill (BA) £1190; Drumoider (BRB) £1130. Per kg - Overhill House (Sim) 179.80p; Drumoider (BRB) 160.50p; South Brownhill (BA) 142.00p; Todhall (LIM) 134.10p; Mid Cambushinnie (CH) 104.60p; Craig (AA) 94.20p Store sheep leading prices: Store Lambs – Dalmahoy (Suff) £73.00; £69.00, £68.50; Godlenlea Farmers (Lleyn) £73.00; £69.50; £60.00; Scart (Tex) £71.50; Wester Coul (Tex) £66.00; Longrigg (Tex) £65.00; Scart (Mule) £60.00; Rhodders (BF) £61.00; Dalmahoy (BF) £66.50; Rhodders (BF) £55.00. Thursday, November 29 Caley Marts sold 195 cattrle comprising 114 prime bullocks, heifers and young bulls and 81 OTM cattle. All classes of prime cattle would be slightly dearer on the week, and many more could have been sold. Prime bullocks averaged 216p; prime heifers 224p; beef OTMs 121p and dairy OTMs 82p. Bullocks sold to 260p for a Limousin from MI Wainwright and Sons, Todhall, Cupar purchased by J Hastie, Commercial Street, Markinch and to £1649 for a Simmental from C Smith, South Flanders, Kippen. Heifers to 262p for a Limousin from W Dandie and Sons, Learielaw, Broxburn to D Campbell and Sons, Ancaster Square, Callander and to £1625 for a Blonde D’Aquitaine from W Young and Son, Templehall, Auchtertool. Bulls sold to 220p for a Limousin from Dalchirla Farms, Muthill to J F Finlay Ltd, Wishaw and to £1489 for a Limousin from W Dick and Sons, Mains of Throsk, Stirling. Leading prices: bullocks per kg 258p Meadowend; 255p Todhall; 250p Merrick (Portpatrick) and Learielaw; 248p Learielaw; 238p Balquharrage; 235p Faskine; 232p Knockhouse and Merrick; 230p Moorfield, Merrick and Balquharrage. Heifers per kg - 255p (twice) Meadowend; 252p Ramornie and Learielaw; 248p Easter Ochtermuthill; 245p Turniemoon and Faskine; 240p Merrick, Over Inzievar and Easter Ochtermuthill; 238p Merrick and Knockhouse; 235p Bogleys, Knockhouse, Faskine, Merrick and Easter Ochtermuthill. Young bulls per kg - 212p Dalchirla Farms; 205p Airthrey Kerse. Bullocks per head - £1649 and £1579 South Flanders; £1591 Todhall; £1555 Learielaw; £1542 Templehall; £1540 and £1532 Merrick. Heifers per head - £1597 Learielaw; £1576 Templehall and Merrick; £1516 Gillandersland; £1512 Angle Park. Also forward were 81 OTM cattle. Finished beef OTMs averaged 121p selling to 166p for a British Blue from J Robertson, Newton of Logierait, Ballinluig and to £1290 for a Blonde D’Aquitaine from J and M Campbell, Forthview, Mannerston. The overall average levelled out at 108p (including feeding cows). Dairy cows averaged 82p selling to 98p from W Waugh, North Bankhead, Avonbridge and to £770 from S and M Dalgleish, Balgownie Mains, Culross. Cast bulls sold to £980 from AH Fisher, Merrick, Wigtonshire. Other leading prices: Beef OTMs per kg - 161p and 155p Upper Kinneil; 153p Newton of Logierait; 142p Newton of Logierait and Greenbank; 140p Greenbank; 138p Carriston and Forthview. Dairy cows per kg - 95p North Bankhead; 94p Balgownie Mains; 90p High Cattadale. Beef OTMs per head - £1220 Upper Kinneil; £1190 Newton of Logierait; £1160 Upper Kinneil; £1090 Newton of Logierait; £1080 Castlehill. Dairy cows per head - £630 Hillend; £620 North Bankhead and Balgownie Mains; £600 North Bankhead. Tuesday, December 4 Caley Marts sold 1526 prime lambs, ewes and tups. A good show of lambs forward for quality, resulting in an overall average of 180p for 1318 sold (+17p on the week). Handy weight lambs 39-43kg averaged 193p pkg, the best trade since August. Top price of the day went to Doune Farms for four Beltex Lambs at £101. Top price per kg went to J and D McNicol, Whitecross for a pen of 13 Texel X Lambs weighing 40.6kg at 213ppkg (£86.50). Lamb prices per head: Beltex £100 and £99 Doune Farms; Beltex X £95 Cuiltburn and Strageath; Texel £95 Nochnary; Texel X £94 Whitecross; Cont £94 Braco Castle; Suffolk £88 Netherplace; Suffolk X £86.50 High Tarbeg; Mule £70 Greencraig; BF £74.50 Remony. Lamb prices per kg: Texel X 211p Whitecross; Texel 211p Nochnary; Beltex 209p Braco Castle; Beltex X 209p Strageath; Cont 207p Gilmeadowland; Suffolk 192p Devonshaw Estate and Ditch; Mule 169p West Lundie; BF 174p Remony. Also forward were a smaller show of 288 cast ewes and tups. All classes of ewes were in greater demand. Heavy ewes averaged £71 selling to £80 twice from G Aitken, Wester Whitefield, Dunfermline and HC Maitland, Grange of Lindores, Newburgh. Other leading prices: Texel - £70 Easter Dullatur, Nether Cambushinnie and Grange of Lindores; Suff - £80 Grange of Lindores; Mule - £61 Grange of Lindores; £59 Wester Whitefield. BF - £33 Westerhall. Tups sold to £76 for BFs from Remony Estates Partnership, Remony, Aberfeldy.