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Lochboisdale – United Auctions held their annual sale of all classes cattle and sheep at Lochboisdale Auction Mart.

A mixed entry of grazing cattle and sheep sold well and in keeping with current mainland levels. Bullocks sold to 265 pence per kilo from 5 Frobost and heifers from 20 Balivanich sold to 238 pence per kilo. Breeding cattle sold well and to a top of £2100 from 348 North Boisdale. Cast cows from 136 Stilligarry sold to £1100.
Principal lots and prices.
Top prices per head
Bullocks
BSx: £600 – 271 Daliburgh.
LIMx: £960 – 7 Middlequarter : £900 – 44 Linique : £900 – 5 Frobost : £850 – 5 Dunmore.
SHx: £710 and £700 – 20 Balivanich.
SIMx: £820 and £740 – 7 Middlequarter.
Heifers
LIMx: £860 – 348 North Boisdale.
SHx: £760 and £750 – 20 Balivanich.
SIMx: £800 – 7 Middlequarter.
Farrow cows
AAx: £960 – 1 Airidhmhuillin.
LIMx: £990 and £820 – 261 Daliburgh.
SIMx: £1100 – 136 Stilligarry : £990 – 261 Daliburgh : £960 – 136 Stilligarry : £920 – 3 Milton.
Cows with calves at foot
£2100, £1950, £1800 and £1750 – 348 North Boisdale.
Top prices per kilo
Bullocks
BSx: 207p – 271 Daliburgh.
LIMx: 265p – 5 Frobost : 257p – 44 Linique : 252p – 76 Ardnamonie.
SHx: 203p – 20 Balivanich.
SIMx: 260p(2) – 7 Middlequarter.
Heifers
LIMx: 229p – 3 Milton.
SHx: 238p and 227p – 20 Balivanich.
SIMx: 216p – 7 Middlequarter.
Farrow cows
AAx: 129p – 4 Howmore.
LIMx: 126p – 261 Daliburgh.
SIMx: 142p – 136 Stilligarry : 122p – 3 Milton : 121p – 136 Stilligarry.
Sheep
Ewes
MULE: £70 – 6 Rhughasinish : £62 – 269 Daliburgh.
SUFFx: £59 – 269 Daliburgh.
BF: £52 – 9 West Gerinish.
CHEVx: £55 – 7 Frobost.
Wedders
BF: £60 – 9 West Gerinish.
Hoggs
SUFFx: £70 – 6 Rhughasinish.
TEXx: £70 – 6 Milton.
BF: £54 – 9 West Gerinish.

Stirling – United Auctions Stirling on Thursday April 26 sold 3653 prime sheep comprising of 48 new season lambs selling to an average of 300.27p & 3055 old season lambs with an average of 240.28p & 550 ewes and rams.

New season lambs (48) – Catcune (Suff) £158; Catcune (Tex) £147; Spittal (X) £137; West Lepcropt (Hamp) £136.
New Season Lambs (48) – Smailholm Mains (Suff) 330p; Catcune (Tex) 320p; Spittal (X) 291p; West Lecropt (Hamp) 276p.
Old season lambs (3055) – West Thomaston (Tex) £138; Harviesmailing (BTex) £137; Broomknowes (Suff) £130; Ardoch (Cont) £130; West Thomaston (Chev) £128.50; Abercairny (X) £122.50; Doldy (BF) £122; Altgolach (Mule) £114.50; Denside (Zwart) £100.
Old Season Lambs (3055) – Harviesmailing (BTex) 316p; Harviesmailing (Tex) 301p; West Thomaston (Chev) 301p; Raecruick (Suff) 277p; West Thomaston (X) 276p; Mid Seat (Cont) 274p; Kilmundie (BF) 253p; Raecruick (Mule) 248p; Denside (Zwart) 200p.
Ewes (550) – Broomknowes & Hoprig (Tex) £146; Hoprig (Suff) £138; Garvald Mains (Mule) £104; Dippen (Chev/Mule) £98; Hoprig (Chev) £97; Spittal (Dor) £92; Cretlevane (BFL) £84; Altgolach (BF).
Rams – Claysyke (Tex) £91; Chalmerstone (Suff) £90; Balthayock (LLeyn) £82; Drimsynie Est (BFL).

Stirling – Caledonian Marts Ltd on Thursday  April 26 sold 197 cattle comprising 89 prime bullocks, heifers and young bulls, 73 cast cows and bulls and 35 calves and stirks.

Once again short of numbers for buyers requirements which resulted in all classes dearer
on the week.
Prime bullocks averaged 221p
Prime heifers averaged 227p
Young bulls averaged 206p
Beef cows averaged 154p
Dairy cows averaged 114p
Prime bullocks sold to 242p (four time) all for Limousins from Pirnhall, Stirling;
Meadowend, Clackmannan; East Camps, Dunfermline; Brockwoodlees, Canonbie to W W Wales Ltd, Kilmarnock; T Johnston Butchers, Falkirk; and G Kirk and Son Butchers, Denny, selling to £1683 for a Charolais from Gillandersland, Linlithgow.
Prime heifers sold to 262p for a Limousin from Brockwoodlees to W W Wales Ltd, and to
£1634 for a Charolais from Gillandersland, Linlithgow to Hugh A Black and Sons.
Young bulls sold to 225p for a Limousin from Flemington, Cambuslang to J F Finlay and Co, Wishaw and to £1660 for a British Blue from Upper Auchenlay, Dunblane to Charles Kirkpatrick.
Leading prices
Bullocks ppkg;
240p (twice) East Camps and Meadowend 238p Balquharrage, West Woodlane, Spittal, East Camps and Brockwoodlees 235p Easterton (Owen) and East Camps 232p (three times) West Woodlane, Dullomuir, Spittal and Balquharrage 228p Droverhall, Rathillet, Spittal and East Camps
Heifers ppkg;
252p and 245p Brockwoodlees and Faskine 242p Upper Spittalton 238p Mains of Cultmalundie and Rathillet
235p Meadowend and Mains of Cultmalundie 232p Cuttlehill and Mains of Cultmalundie
228p Pirnhall and Over Inzievar 225p (Twice) Rathillet, Spittal and Faskine
Also forward were 73 cast cows and bulls.
Cows again would be dearer on the week. All classes of beef and dairy cows are needed
for the demand of our large ringside of buyers. Please contact Oliver Shearman on 07730 046262 for more information.
Beef cows averaged 154p or £1050 per head selling to £1460 for a Charolais from A
MacGregor, Allanfauld and to 181.5p (twice) for a BDA from J and M Campbell, Forthview,
and a Simmental from W Paterson, Craighead.
Dairy cows were dearer on the week averaging 114p selling to 134p from R Millar, High
Cattadale, Campbeltown and to £1040 from Lisa McKenzie and Partners, Ardgate.
Cast Males sold to £1500 for an AA Bull from D A Ralston, Castlehill and to 137.5p for the
same bull.
Other leading prices
Beef cows per head
£1440 Forthview
£1430 Balkaithly
£1390 Highflat
£1350 Balkaithly (Twice)
£1330 Redhall
£1320 Wester Carmuirs
Beef Cows per Kilo
177p Redhall
170p West Park
167p Balkaithly (Twice)
165p Wester Carmuirs
Dairy cows per head
£890 East Gartmillan and High Cattadale (Campbeltown)
£880 Blairmains
£870 Ardgate and High Cattadale (Campbeltown)
£860 East Gartmillan
£850 West Backs (Campbeltown)
Dairy cows per kilo
133.5p High Cattadale (Campbeltown)
132p Blairmains
131p Ardgate
128.5p East Gartmillan
126.5p Knockraich
Also forward were 35 calves and stirks at our fortnightly sale. Top price of the day went to R Graham and Son, Airthrey Kerse for a three-month old Limousin Heifer Calf making £310.
Other leading prices;
Bull calves
Lim £285 Barbeth
Fries £260 and £240 Cuttlehill
BB £205, £190 and £185 Boquhan
Bullock calves
AA £190 Drumelzier and Candy (Glenfarg)
BB £150 Boquhan
Luing £90 Sgriob-Ruadh
The next sale of calves will be Thursday 10 th May. For more information, please contact
David Erskine on 07900 435700.