Around the markets at Stirling and Dingwall

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Stirling – Caledonian Marts on Thursday February 22 sold 211 cattle, comprising 126 prime bullocks, heifers and young bulls, and 85 cast cows and bulls.
All classes of cattle upheld recent weeks prices and once again, more could have been sold to our large ringside of buyers.
Bullocks averaged 215p
Heifers averaged 215p
Young bulls averaged 188p
Beef cows averaged 138p
Dairy cows averaged 124p
Bullocks sold to 248p (twice) for Limousins from Learielaw, Broxburn and Brockwoodlees, Canonbie, purchased by T Johnston, Butcher Falkirk, and to an amazing £1696 from South Flanders, Kippen.
Heifers sold to 250p for a Limousin from Brockwoodlees selling to G Kirk and Son, Butcher, Denny and to a whopping £1670 for a Limousin from Dalchirla Farms, Muthill.
Bulls sold to 228p for a Limousin from Mains of Throsk, Stirling to Charles Kirkpatrick and to £1572 for a Limousin from Craighead, Torrance.
Leading prices
Bullocks ppkg;
242p and 240p Brockwoodlees
235p Todhall, Moorhouse, Learielaw and Easterton (Owen) 232p Candermains and Learielaw 230p Candermains 228p Crawtree and Moorfield 225p Faskine, Todhall and Candermains 220p Ramornie, Meikle Seggie, Faskine, Easterton and Bankhead (Kerr)
Heifers ppkg;
248p Learielaw 245p Knockhouse, Brockwoodlees, and Learielaw 242p Todhall 238p Bogleys, Wester Keillour and Knockhouse 232p Dalchirla and Faskine 228p Dullomuir, Todhall, Crawtree and Wester Keillour
225p Moorfield, Bankhead and Crawtree 222p Cairnbog and Knockhouse
Bullocks per head;
£1696 South Flanders £1664 Dalchirla £1659 Todhall £1621 Learielaw
Heifers per head;
£1670 Dalchirla £1571 Knockhouse £1548 Learielaw £1523 Knockhouse
Young bulls ppkg;
218p Carriston
Also forward were 85 OTMs, cast cows and bulls.
Cows would be dearer on the week again therefore many more could have been sold to sellers advantage.
All classes of Cows and Bulls needed on a weekly basis. Please contact Oliver Shearman on 07730 046252 for more information.
Beef cows averaged 138p selling to 202p for a Charolais X from A Purdon, Easterton and to £1540 for a Charolais from JM More, Beild.
Dairy cows averaged 124p selling to 151p from M/s Patterson and Sons, Stenhouse and to £1200 from WA Hume and Co, Easter Clune.
Cast males and bulls averaged 142p selling to 178p for a Limousin from D Piper, Millearne and to £1739.50 for a Limousin from Dalchirla Farms, Muthill.
Other leading prices
Beef cows per head £1370 Dalchirla
£1340 Mosshall and Graystale £1320 Beild £1317 Easterton £1140 Glenwhilk £1100 Prathouse
Beef cows per kilo
184p Graystale 179p Dalchirla 178p Beild 161p Glenwhilk 159p Beild 158p Easter Goremyre
Dairy cows per head £1170 Easter Clune £1090 North Cassingray £1080 Solsgirth (Twice) £1040 North Cassingray £990 (Twice) and £960 Solsgirth £930 East Gartmillan
Dairy cows per kilo 147.5p East Gartmillan 144.5p North Cassingray 137p Solsgirth 136p North Cassingray 132.5p Solsgirth 132p Easter Clune 131p Solsgirth
Cast males and bulls ppkg;
178p Millearne 175p Dalchirla 160p Millearne 141p Shutterflat
Cast males and bulls per head;
£1550 Shutterflat £1324 and £1228 Millearne.

Stirling – United Auctions on Thursday February 22 sold 5,069 prime sheep comprising 3,307 old season lambs selling to an average of 210.23 ppkg and 1762 ewes and rams.
Old season lambs (3,307): Harviesmailing (Btex) £124; Balleny (Tex) £117.00, Drumdowie (Suff) £113.00; Wester Thomaston (Chev) £112; Penston (Char) £109.00; Burnhead (BF) £105; Kerry Cottage (Mule) £104.00; Philiphaugh (Chev/Mule) £104.
Old season lambs (3,307): Harviesmailing (Btex) 286p; Stanley (Tex) 249p; Woodhead of Aberdalgie (Chev) 247p; Woodhead of Aberdalgie (TexX) 245p; Ardtornish (Suff) 229p; Gilston (Chev/Mule) 221p; Redheugh (Char) 216p; West Lethans (BF) 214p; Kerry Cottage (Mule) 212p.
Ewes (1762): Cherryfield (Tex) £144.00; Southfield (Suf) £118.00; Kinaldy (Chev) £100.00; Ardtornish (Mule ) £95.00; Cherryfield (BFL) £91.00; Philiphaugh (Chev/Mule) £88.00; Fullfordlees (BF) £75.00.
Rams: Southfield (Suff) £116.00; Ejay (Tex) £110.00; Redheugh (Cross) £110.00; High Mildovan (BFL) £89.00; High Mildovan (BTex) £83.00; Auchnafree (BF) £70.00

DINGWALL – Dingwall and Highland Marts on Thursday February 22 sold 2,189 sheep of all classes.
Lambs (860) averaged £67.89 and sold to £125 gross for a pen of Blackface’s from Highfield
Park, Conon Bridge.
Ewes (338) averaged £47.70 and sold to £86 gross (twice) for a Suffolk from 8 Coll, Isle of Lewis and a pair of Cross’s from Teanluick Croft, Muir of Ord.
In-lamb gimmers and ewes (917) averaged £64.55 and sold to £160 gross for a pen of
Cheviots gimmers from the dispersal from Upper Milton, Lairg.
Rams and feeding sheep (74) sold to £136 gross for a Texel ram from Dell Farm, Whitebridge.
Leading prices per head:
Lambs: Chev – Upper Milton, £100; SuffX – 2 Corbett Terrace, Uig, £90.50; TexX – Easter Strath of Auchterflow, Killen, £90; BeltX – Lochdhu, Nairn, £87; Cross – Knockglass Farm, Dunbeath, £86; CharX – Culligran, Cupar, £82.
Ewes: TexX – Dell Farm, £85; Chev – 27 Melbost, Stornoway, £84; SuffX – Balvaird Farm, Muir of Ord, £76; Mule – Rhevackin Farm, Kiltarlity, £73; CHM – Auchmore Farm, Muir of Ord, £73.
In-lamb gimmers: Chev – Upper Milton, £130, £100.
In-lamb ewes: CHM – Woodlands, Dingwall, £108, £98; Chev – Knockglass Farm, £90; Mule – Woodlands Farm, £90; TexX – 2 Marrishadder, Staffin, £90.
Rams and feeding sheep: Suff ram – Ankerville, Nigg, £116; Tex wdr – 2 Corbett Terrace, £93; Chev ram – £92; BFL ram – Dell Farm, £92;
Dingwall and Highland Marts on Friday February 23 sold 13 Blackface females at its show and sale.
Mr A. Williamson, Eallagro, Isle of Lewis, judged the Blackface section and awarded his champion to the first prize in lamb gimmer from Midlock Farm, Crawford, a daughter off a 12K Aitkenhead carrying twins sired by 90K Darchirla, realising £600 to Mr J. D. Davidson, Waterside Farm, Bridge of Alford.
The reserve champion was awarded to the second prize in lamb gimmer from Crackaig, a
daughter off 50K Dalwyne carrying twins sired by 6K Auldhouseburn, realising £400 to Mr J. MacMillan, East Durran, Castletown.
In the Blue-faced Leicester section the top price was awarded to Midlock Farm for a ewe lamb sired by 1538/J21 Midlock Bronco out of a 980/C2 Hewgill dam realising £500.
Averages:
Blackface – nine gimmers, £354.44.
BFL – four lambs, £410.
Other leading prices:
Blackface – In lamb gimmers – Crackaig, £560, Midlock Farm, £520.
BFL ewe lambs – Midlock Farm, £480.

Stirling – United Auctions on Wednesday February 21 sold 1050 store cattle and young bulls, 126 cast cows and forward cattle and 1882 store and breeding sheep.
Bullocks (561) -averaged 230.97p to 294.7ppk for a 308kg CHX from Ashmark, and to £1400 for a 718kg LimX from Balcaskie.
B&W bullocks (50) – averaged 157.7p to 190.2ppk for a 418kg HOX from Meikle Camoquhill, and to £850 for a 574kg HFX from Easter Frew.
Heifers (387) – averaged 225.85p to 266.4ppk for a 289kg CHX from Ashmark, and to £1340 for a 666kg CHX from Newmill of Castleton.
Young bulls (52) – averaged 203.4p to 253.5ppk for a SimX from Gateside, and to £1280 for a LimX from Drumtorber.
Beef cows (91) – averaged 150.8p to 211.9ppk for a AAX from Burnside of Balhaldie and £1730 for a BRBX from Netherton.
Dairy cows (20) – averaged 114.52p to 140.4ppk for a HOX from Claylands and to £895 for a HFX from High Branchal.
Forward cattle (15) – averaged 177.32p to 200.9ppk for a LimX from Hatton of Cargill and to £1370 for a LimX from Hatton of Cargill.
Bullocks: Up to 250kgs- Cairncurran £560, 243.5p; 251-300kgs- Langbank of Balhaldie £780, 265.3p; 301-350kgs- Dalhanna Farming £940, Ashmark 294.7p; 351-400kgs- Winfield £1030; Ochiltree Place 266.4p; 401-450kgs- Boydston £1100; Milton 261.2p; 451-500kgs- Balnaguard £1250; Craigview 250.0p; 501-551kgs- Craigview £1250; Wray House 240.4p; 552-601kgs – Balcaskie Farms £1320; Auchenkiln 229.5p; 602-651kgs – Balcaskie Farms £1320, 214.3p; 652-701kgs – Myroch £1320; Balcaskie Farms 200.9p; 702-999kgs – Balcaskie Farms £1400, 195.0
Heifers: Up to 250kgs- Gateside £575; Barney Mains 243.2p; 251-300kg – Crailloch £780; Ashmark 266.4p.