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Oban Tuesday January 17.
Caledonian Marts sold 418 store hoggets, feeding ewes and cast tups and three store and five OTM cattle at their sale .
A smaller show of store sheep proving harder to sell, however continental breeds were easily sold.
£60 Lagganulva (MacKay) £48 Annat £45 Rhulios £44 Dunach Estate £40 Ballard £38 Aird and Barderavine
£43 Stroneskar £40 Gorsteneorn Farmers £40 Croft 1
£90 Stroneskar £70 Treshnish
£70 Mid Farm £60 Ensay £50 Penmore, Dunach Est and Ederline Est
£70 Achnacreebeag £50 Annat
£74 Ardachy £46 Lagganulva (MacKay)
£48 Ardencaple Lodge £42 Torloisk
£30 Lagganulva (MacKay)
Store Heifers sold to 204ppkg from Messrs A Gillies, 38 Eoilgarry, Isle of Barra and to £640 for the same animals.
Stirling Tuesday January 17. Caledonian Marts had forward 2,460 prime hoggets, ewes and tups.
Overall sale average for 2,045 sold was 162.6p (-2.6ppkg on the week).
Top price of the day went to a lamb donated for Orchid Testicular Cancer Awareness at £100, purchased by A Argo, North Burn, Lockerbie. Top price per kilo went to Doune Farms, West Lundie, Doune, at 198ppkg for a pen of 5 Beltex x lambs at 46kg.
32kg – 39kg Av 163.1ppk (-2ppk on the week) Av £60.22 (+68p OTW)
Beltex:- £74 or 190p Doune Farms
Cont:- £73.50 or 188p Mains of Struie
Tex X:- £73 or 187p Airthrey Kerse
Tex:- £73 Craigievern, 189p Drumcairn
39.1kg – 45.5kg Av 167.5ppk (-6ppk on the week) Av £70.55 (-£2.75 OTW)
Tex:- £80 or 195p Meikle Seggie
Beltex:- £80 or 186p Cuiltburn
Tex X:- £79 or 193p Newbigging
Chev:- £77 Middlepark, 184p Summerhouse
45.6kg – 52kg Av 159ppk (+2.6ppk on the week) Av £77.21 (+£2.18 OTW)
Beltex:- £95 or 198p Doune Farms
Belt X:- £94 or 188p Cuiltburn
Tex:- £94 or 196p Doune Farms
Tex X:- £89 Cuiltburn, 185p Carriston
52kg + Av 140.6ppk (-2.6ppk on the week) Av £78.65 (+£2.36 OTW)
Beltex:- £93 or 169p Doune Farms
Tex:- £90 or 170p Easter Ochtermuthill
Cont:- £90 or 170p Meikle Seggie
Llyne:- £81 Glencallan, 168p West Lundie
Other Leading Prices:-
Suffolk:- £76.50 Hilltarvit Mains, 178p Graystale
Chev X:-£75 Ayton, 173p Bailanstruth
Mule:- £69.50 Graystale, 162p Drimsynie Est
BF:- £68 Graystale, 163p Meadowfield
Also forward were 370 cast ewes averaging £49.24. The trade was slightly easier on the week again. Good cast ewes are still selling away well. 120 Heavy Ewes
averaged £65.82. 217 Export Ewes averaged £40.10. Tups averaged £42.14, selling to £110 for a Texel from A MacGregor, Allanfauld, Kilsyth.
Other Leading Prices:-
£78 Grange of Lindores and Ayton £69 Allanfauld £64 Glenhead
£69 Kinninmonth £64 + £58 Over Finlarg
£112 Gilmeadowland and Gillandersland £97 Over Finlarg £96 Ayton £91 Gillandersland
£40 Dollarbank £38 West Balgothrie £37 Culcreuch £35 Dalvey £34 Allanfauld
£81 Over Finlarg £74 Allanfauld
£66 Golland £58 Allanfauld £57 West Balgothrie £55 Golland
£92 Grange of Lindores £80 Cochno