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Stirling – Caledonian Marts Ltd had forward 201 store cattle on Monday January 7. Bullocks averaged 193ppkg selling to 231p for a Limousin from D and L Graham, Mains of Burnbank, Blairdrummond and to £1160 for a British Blue from Glenside Farms, Stirling. Heifers averaged 185ppkg selling to 206p for a pen of Limousins from W and S McCord, Treetops, Methven and to £1050 for a Charolais from A L and J Blair, East Kerse, Lochwinnoch.
Other leading prices
Bullocks per head:-
£1120 (x3) Mains of Burnbank £1110 Glenside and Mains of Burnbank £1100 Mains of Burnbank £1090 Dalquhurn £1070 Inchgall
Heifers per head:-
£1000, £980 and £930 Wester Braco £920 Humbie (Aberdour) £890 Dalquhurn and Wester Braco £840 Wester Braco £800 Gartclush
Bullocks per kg:-
220p Drumelzier 217p Mains of Burnbank 211p Treetops 207p Mains of Burnbank 205p Walton (Cardross)
Heifers per kg:-
192p Drumelzier 190p and 189p Wester Braco 185p Easterton (Caldercruix) 184p Treetops 183p Dalquhurn
Also forward were 675 store hoggets, ewes and tups.
All classes of hoggets were keenly bid for, and averaged £60.38 (+£7.52 on the year).
Top price went to H J and I Duncan, Lands of Drumhead at £76 for Texel X Lambs.
Other leading lamb prices;
Texel X £74 Wester Culbowie
Cross £69 Auchenlochan
Texel £68 Lawhead of Stobwood
Cheviot £68 Victoria
Charollais £67.50 Pendreich
Mule £60 Standingfauld
BF £60 Grant Farm
Tups: £70 Innergellie
Ewes: £40 Bower Park
Stirling – United Auctions on Thursday January 3 sold 4518 prime sheep comprising of 3184 prime lambs selling to an average of 194.72ppk & 1334 ewes and rams.
Lambs (3184) – West Park (BTex) £108.00; Gibsley (Tex) £101.00; Ormiston Mains (Suf) £98.00; Harelawside (Cha) £95.50; Blegbie (Chev) £94.00; Fridayhill (Cross) £91.00; Blegbie (Chev/Mule) £88.00; Easter Bucklyvie (Mule) £85.00; West Bracklin (BF) £80.00.
Lambs (3184) – West Park (BTex) 251.00ppk; Easter Ochtermuthill (Tex) 235.00ppk; Pittenkerrie (Suff) 207.00ppk; Drumrack (Chev) 204.00ppk; Fallhills (Cross) 202.00ppk; Croftintygan (BF) 189.00ppk; Harelawside (Cha) 188.00ppk; Lilyburn (Mule) 188.00ppk.
Ewes (1334) – Braevalloch (Tex) £138.00; West Lundie (BTex) £118.00; West Carse (Suf) £100.00; Ardtornish (Chev) £86.00; Lilyburn (BFL) £76.00; Lathrones (Mule) £70.00; East Miss-Side (BF) £52.00.
Tups – Kinclaven (Tex) £86.00; Quixwood (Suf) £76.00.
Dingwall – Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd on December 31 sold 25 prime cattle. Prime bullocks (3) averaged 199.9p (-6.0p) and sold to 211.0p per kg and £1,329.30 gross for a 630kg Limousin cross from Ashley, North Kessock. Prime heifers (22) averaged 202.8p (-3.6p) and sold to 215.0p per kg for a 570kg Limousin cross and £1,374.75 gross for a 705kg Limousin cross selling to Messrs John M Munro Ltd, Dingwall, both from Bridgend Farm, Dingwall.
Other leading prices per kg:
Bullocks: Easter Hardmuir, Nairn, (BRB), 206.0p.
Heifers: Bridgend Farm, (LimX), 213.0p; Easter Hardmuir, (SHO), 213.0p; Ashley, (LimX), 208.0p; Bridgend Farm, (CharX), 207.0p.
Other leading prices per head:
Bullocks: Ashley, (LimX), £1,295.00; Easter Hardmuir, (BRB), £1,174.20.
Heifers: Bridgend Farm, (LimX), £1,320.00, £1,312.00; Ashley, (LimX), £1,300.00, £1,293.60; Bridgend Farm, (CharX), £1,293.75.
Dingwall and Highland Marts Ltd also sold 483 prime sheep.
New season lambs (430) averaged 192.4p (+9.5p) and sold to 200.0p per kg twice for 41kg Texel crosses from Englishtonmuir, Bunchrew and 40kg Texel crosses from 4 Glaick, Ardross and £89.00 gross three times for 47kg Texel crosses from Kinchyle Farm, Scaniport, 49.5kg Texel crosses from Pithogarty, Tain and 45.5kg Texel crosses from Lochdhu, Nairn all selling to Messrs John M Munro Ltd, Dingwall. SQQ 36.5kg to 45.5kg (326) averaged 194.9p (+9.8p) per kg.
Feeding sheep (53) sold to £77 gross for a Suffolk ewe from Lochgorm, Grantown on Spey.
Other leading prices per head and per kg:
New season lambs: TexX – Kinchyle Farm, £88.50, Lochdhu, 198.9p; Cross – Inshes Farm, Inverness, £87.50, Drynie Farm, Dingwall, 196.5p; SuffX – Dunain Mains, Inverness, £87, Bayhead, Munlochy, 197.7p; Chev – Wester Muckernich, Tore, £87, 1 Newmore, Muir of Ord, 192.8p; BF – Tulloch Farm, Dingwall, £84, Drynie Farm, 197.3p; CharX – Fairview, Nethybridge, £79,
Feeding sheep: SuffX ewe – Lochgorm, £69.50, £69; TexX ewe – Wester Cairnglass, Inverness, £68, £67.