Around the markets week 07

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The top price Cast Cow at Stirling on February 8, from W Dick & Son, Mains of Throsk, which realised £1700.
The top price Cast Cow at Stirling on February 8, from W Dick & Son, Mains of Throsk, which realised £1700.

STIRLING – Caledonian Marts Lts on Thursday February 8 sold 174 cattle, comprising 105 Prime Bullocks, Heifers and Young Bulls, and 69 Cast Cows and Bulls.
All classes of Prime Cattle upheld recent late rates and many more could have been sold to our large ringside of buyers.
Bullocks averaged 218p

Heifers averaged 218p
Young Beef Bulls averaged 205p
Young Dairy Bulls averaged 130p
Beef Cows averaged 142p
Dairy Cows averaged 105p
Bullocks sold to 245p (twice) for Limousins from Balquharrage, Lennoxtown, and
Learielaw, Broxburn, purchased by T Connor, Butcher, Troon and T J Johnston Butcher, Falkirk, respectively.
Heifers sold to 248p (twice) for Limousins, both from Knockhouse, Dunfermline to G Kirk & Sons, Butcher, Denny and Hugh A Black & Sons.
Bulls sold to 232p for a Limousin from Upper Spittalton, Blairdrummond to W W Wales
Ltd, Wholesaler, Kilmarnock, and to £1603 from the same farm.
Dairy Bulls sold to 170p from Easter Clune, Dunfermline.
Leading Prices
Bullocks ppkg;
242p Learielaw 240p Balquharrage & Learielaw 235p (twice) East Camps 232p Bankhead (Kerr) 230p Seggersdean
228p (twice) Moorfield & Candermains 225p Seggersdean & East Camps
Heifers ppkg;
242p & 240p Learielaw & Knockhouse 238p Bankhead (Kerr) 235p Bankhead & Annfield (Johnston) 232p Moorfield, Turniemoon, Faskine & Todhall 230p West Mains, Todhall & Knockhouse
225p Upper Kinneil, Moorfield & Todhall
Also forward were 69 OTM Cattle, Cast Cows and Bulls.
All classes of Cast Cows and Bulls required on a weekly basis to keep up with the demand.
Please contact Oliver Shearman on 07730 046252 for more information.
OTM Cattle sold to 188ppkg and to £1492.72 for a Limousin from R Graham &Son,
Airthrey Kerse.
Beef cows averaged 142ppkg selling to a whopping 192.5p for a British Blue from W Dick,
Mains of Throsk, and to £1700 for the same beast.
Dairy Cows averaged 105ppkg selling to 121.5p from P Quigley & Sons, Harvieston and to £880 from the same home.
Other leading Prices
OTM Cattle Per Head
£1365.30 Airthrey Kerse
OTM Cattle per Kilo
185p Airthrey Kerse
Beef Cows per head
£1440 Westerton
£1300 Airthrey Kerse
£1260 Learielaw
£1180 Gartness & Learielaw
£1160 Bailanstruth
£1150 Turniemoon
£1140 Highflat
Beef Cows per Kilo
175.5p Learielaw
170p Learielaw
165p Offers
164p Airthrey Kerse
152p Turniemoon
150p Highflat
Dairy Cows per head
£870 Harvieston
£820 Sgriob-Ruadh (Mull)
£810 Barbeth & Harvieston
£800 Gallamuir
£780 & £750 Blairmains
Dairy Cows per kilo
121p & 119p Harvieston
114.5p Barbeth
114p Sgriob-Ruadh (Mull)
112p Gallamuir
111p Sgriob-Ruadh (Mull)
Cast Bulls sold to £940 for a Simmental from Braes Farming Co, Inverlochlarig.
The next sale of calves will be today (Thursday February 15). Please contact Laura Bailey on
07561 305922 for more information.

STIRLING – United Auctions on Thursday February 8 sold 5602 prime sheep comprising 4023 old season lambs selling to an average of 196.8 ppkg and 1579 ewes and rams.
Old season lambs (4023) Luckenburn (Btex) £110; Strone (Tex) £106.50, Forebank of Canterland (Suff) £105.50; Old Faskally (X) £102; Westwood (Chev) £99.50; Pearsie (Mule) £97; Parks of Keilour (Hamp) £85.50; North Balloch (Chev/Mule) £94; Cadogan (BF) £91.50; Quixwood (Char) £89; Easter Happrew (BFL) £87.50; Parks of Keillor (Hamp) £85.50; Abercairny (Swale) £80.50.
Old season lambs (4023) Luckenburn (Btex) 250p; Plean (Tex) 233p; Snawdon (Chev) 216p; Groan (Suff) 212p; Dalchalloch (X) 206p; Parks of Keillour (Hamp) 206p; Quixwood (Char) 202p; Snawdon (BF) 197p; Dalchalloch (Mule) 196p; Plean (Chev/Mule) 195p; Abercairny (Swale) 187p; Easter Happrew (BFL) 173p.
Ewes (1579) Oatfield (Tex) £135; Lochend (Suff) £116; Kinloch (Btex) £102; Quixwood (BFL) £88; Upper Auchenlay (Char) £87; Gilston (Chev) £85; Longcarse (Mule) £84; Glenrath (BF) 76.
Rams Killellan (X) £114; Cally Estate (Tex) £107; Longcarse (BFL) £88; Cally Estate (BF) £82.

DINGWALL – Dingwall & Highland Marts on Thursday February 8 sold 786 sheep of all
Lambs (388) averaged £46.09 and sold to £73 gross for Cheviots from Achosnich,
Ewes (329) averaged £52.55 and sold to £93 gross a Suffolk from Glebe of Deisher, Boat of Garten.
Rams and feeding sheep (69) averaged £55.64 and sold to £102 gross for a Texel ram from 14 Airdens, Bonar Bridge.
‘A mixed show saw strong and fleshy lambs meet a keen demand, smaller kinds
easier. Top end ewes were dearer others at similar rates.’
Other leading prices per head:
Cross – Shepherds Cottage, Tain, £72, Achosnich, £70;
CharX – Shepherds Cottage, £70.50;
Chev – Hallcroft, Brora, £69.50, Sheildaig, Strathcarron, £56;
Mule – Gorthleck Mains, Inverness, £68;
SuffX – 17 Englishtonmuir, Inverness, £66;
BF – 9 Sasaig, Teangue, £65, Gorthleck Mains, £58;
TexX – Carnoch Farm, Errogie, £64.50, Dell Farm, Whitebridge, £63.50, 14 Airdens, £63;
BeltX – Loanreach, Ardross, £59.50.
BFL – Glebe of Deisher, £85;
Chev – Linnie, Tore, £82, Lochdhu, Nairn, £75;
TexX – Drummond Farm, Evanton, £79, Lochdhu, £78 (twice), 17 Englishtonmuir,
SuffX – 14 Airdens, £74; Char – Ankerville, Nigg, £69.50;
Mule – Dell Farm, £66, Ankerville, £58.50;
Cross – Lochdhu, £55.50.
Chev – Muie and Rhein Club, Rogart, £77, Sheildaig, £70, Craigmhor, Glenelg and Leckmelm, Ullapool, £64;
Tex – Lynton, Staffin, £74;
BFL – Gorthleck Mains, £58.

Dingwall Highland Marts Ltd on Tuesday February 6 sold 26 prime cattle.
Prime bullocks (8) averaged 203p (-14.5p) and sold to 214p and £1,415.50 gross.
Prime heifers (18) averaged 209p (-7.8p) and sold to 215p per kg and £1,394.00 gross.
Dingwall & Highland Marts also sold 26 prime cattle.
Prime bullocks (8) averaged 203p (-14.5p) and sold to 214p for a 610kg Limousin cross from Easter Hardmuir, Nairn selling to Messrs John M. Munro Ltd., Dingwall, and £1,415.50 gross for a 745kg Limousin cross from Ashley, North Kessock.
Prime heifers (18) averaged 209p (-7.8p) and sold to 215p per kg for a 600kg Charolais cross from Easter Hardmuir to Messrs John M. Munro Ltd., and £1,394.00 gross for a 680kg Limousin cross from Balvaird Farm, Muir of Ord.
Other leading prices per kg:
Bullocks: Bridgend Farm, Dingwall, (LimX), 208p; Balvaird Farm, (SimX), 202p.
Heifers: Easter Strath of Auchterflow, Killen, (LimX), 213p, Easter Hardmuir, (LimX), 213p, Ashley, (LimX), 212p.
Other leading prices per head:
Bullocks: Bridgend Farm, (CharX), £1,407.60, Balvaird Farm, (LimX), £1,350, Easter Hardmuir, (LimX), £1,305.40.
Heifers: Ashley, (LimX), £1,356.60, Easter Strath of Auchterflow, (CharX), £1,333.50, Easter Hardmuir, (CharX), £1,290.
Dingwall & Highland Marts also sold 1,556 prime sheep.
Old season lambs (1,268) averaged 199.0p (+4.7p) and sold to 228.2p per kg and £97 gross for a pen of 42.5kg Texel crosses from Torgorm, Conon Bridge.
SQQ 36.5kg to 45.5kg (1,094) averaged 201.1p (+0.2p) per kg.
Feeding sheep (288) sold to £108 gross for a Texel ewe from Burnside Croft, Jamestown.
Other leading prices per head and per kg:
Old season lambs:
TexX – Allanglach, North Kessock, £96, 223.3p;
SuffX – Dunballoch, Beauly, £94, Torgorm, 216.3p;
Cross – Dunballoch, £92, Easter Sheep Park, Balblair, 200.0p;
Chev – Raitcastle Farm, Nairn, £91, Aldourie, Dores, 210.0p; Tulloch Farm, Dingwall, £90, Abersky, Dores, 195.1p;
Mule – Dell Farm, Farr, £88, 196.3p.
Feeding sheep:
Tex ewe – Little Kildrummie, Nairn, £107;
Suff ewe – 17 Newmore, Muir of Ord, £105; Tex ram – Burnside
Croft, £102; Cross ewe – 2 Dounie, Edderton, £99;
Chev ewe – Belmaduthy, Munlochy, £91.