Mart prices – week 06

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Islay Auction Mart, Tuesday January 29: Three Lorry loads of stock left the Island consisting of 605 Hoggs, 123 Ewes, Wedders & Cast Rams and 48 Cull Cows.

The following are the principal prices obtained:

Cull Cows:
Aberdeen Angus X:  Uiskentuie £920

Highland:  Kinnabus £305

Limousin:  Lossit £900; Neriby £895 & £855; Uiskentuie £845; Dunlossit, Keills £840

Bulls:  Claggan & Smalladh – Limousin £930

Cull Cows & Bulls per kilo:

Aberdeen Angus X:  Uiskentuie 114p

Limousin:  Dunlossit, Keills  142p; Neriby 132p; Dunlossit, Keills 132p; Claggan 122p; Uiskentuie 122p, 121p & 115p; Lossit 110p; Neriby 109p; Uiskentuie 106p; Dunlossit, Keills 104p.

Simmental Cross:  Uiskentuie 110p; Dunlossit, Keills 102p.

Bulls:  Claggan & Smalladh 114p.

Under 30 Months Stores: Lossit £930 (200p)


Hoggs per Head

Suffolk:  Fopreland Estate £76 & £74; Lossit £73; Duich £72; Coille £72

Texel:  Blackrock £76.50; Carrabus £76.50; Blackrock £71.50; Carrabus £71

Cheviot Cross:  Duich £60

Cross:  Carrabus £70.50; Foreland Estate £61; Coille £60.50

Mule:  Duich £64

Blackface:  Lorgba £75; Lossit £63; Duich £55.50; Lorgba £55

Jacobs:  Ardlussa £60;

Cast Rams:  Ardbeg £99; Blackrock £75; Ardbeg £56

Wedders:  Esknish £63

Cast Ewes:

Blueface:  Balachlaven £39

Texel: Blackrock £83; Lossit £60; Ardbeg £56

Mule: Balachlaven £46.50

Blackface:  Lorgba £49; Lossit £39; Balachlaven £36; Islay Estates £36; Lorgbaw Croft ( Wiggins) £35

Riggs:  Carrabus £70; Balinabby £65; Foreland Estate £54

Hogg Prices per Kilo:

Suffolk Cross:  Foreland Estate 213p; Coille 206p; Duich 200p; Lossit 200p; Foreland Estate 197p; Octofad 193p; Islay Estate 191p

Texel:  Blackrock 247p; Carrabus 215p; Blackrock 207p; Ardbeg 198p; Carrabus 192p

Cheviot Cross:  Duich 194p & 191p

Cross|:  Balinabby 209p; Foreland Estate 207p; Duich 192p

Blackface: Lorgba 200p; Duich 191p; Lossit 185p; Islay Estate 185p

Jacob:  Ardlussa 182p

United Auctions Stirling, January 31: sold 5,544 prime sheep comprising of 4110 prime lambs selling to an average of 190.97ppk & 1434 ewes and rams.

Lambs (4110) – Luckenburn (Tex) £117.00; West Park (BTex) £105.00; Shannocher (Suf) £96.00; Coulshill (Chev) £93.00; Balymyre (Char) £90.00; Meikle Gourdas ( Mule) £84.50; Cadogan Est (BF) £83.00.

Tex) 259.00ppk; Luckenburn (Tex) 242.00ppk; Redheugh (Suff) 205.00ppk; Croftgary (Chev) 202.00ppk; Croftintygan (BF) 194.00ppk; Darnhall (Mule) 187.00ppk; Balmyre(Char) 184.00ppk.

Ewes (1434) – Woodhead of Aberdalgie (BTex) £130.00; Glenrath (Tex) £120.00; Redheugh (Suf) £91.00; Toxside (Chev) £84.00;  Horseley (Cross) £79.00; Middleton of Glasscune (BFL) £76.00; Ballingall ( Mule) £72.00; Quixwood (BF) £56.50.

Rams –  West Park (Tex) £118.00; Greenwall (Suf) £102.00; Redheugh (Cross) £90.00; Stuck Farm (BFL) £65.00; Glenfernate (BF) £55.00.

Caledonian Marts Ltd, January 31: 157 Cattle sold comprising of 86 Prime Bullocks, Heifers & Young Bulls, and 71 OTM Cattle.

Prime Heifers peaked at 258p for a Limousin from W Dandie & Sons, Learielaw, Broxburn purchased by G Kirk & Son, Butcher, Denny and to £1554 for a Limousin from J & J Wyllie, Knockhouse, Crossford purchased by H A Black & Sons, Butcher, Stirling.

Prime Bullocks sold to 240p for a British Blue and a Limousin, both from Learielaw purchased by T Johnston, Butcher, Falkirk and to £1570 for a Limousin from W M Pettigrew, Faskine, Airdrie.

Young Bulls sold to 188p for an 18 month old Limousin from W Dick & Sons, Mains of Throsk, Throsk and to £1501 from the same home.

Other Leading prices

Bullocks per Head

£1541 & £1512 Learielaw

£1488 & £1487 Bankhead

£1472 Brockwoodlees

£1463 Greencraig

Heifers per Head

£1545, £1513 & £1499 Brockwoodlees

£1484 Newton of Logierait

£1475 Angle Park

Heifers per Kg

255p Learielaw

245p Borlick & Learielaw

242p & 240p Brockwoodlees

Bullocks per Kg

232p Knockhouse & Brockwoodlees

230p Brockwoodlees

228p Dullomuir

225p Angle Park

Also forward were 71 OTM Cattle. A mixed show forward with 60% of the OTMs being Dairy Cattle. Fleshed OTMs averaged 132p selling to 192p for a Limousin from J & J Wyllie, Knockhouse and to £1360 for a Limousin from W I & A W Callion, Bolfornought. The overall average levelled out at 121p for Beef OTMs. Dairy OTMs averaged 90p selling to 128p on multiple occasions from W M Andrews & Sons, Crossflat, Kilbarchan and to £930 from the same home.

Male OTMs sold to 158p for a Limousin from I & W Wilson, Wood of Auldbar, Aberlemno and to £1720 for the same beast.

Other leading prices

Beef OTMs per kg

178p Knockhouse

147p Flemington

146p Bolfornought

144p Wood of Auldbar

Beef OTMs per Head

£1360 Bolfornought

£1290 Flemington

£1220 Knockhouse

£1100 Flemington

Dairy OTMs per kg

125p, 118p & 112p Crossflat

110p & 105p North Cassingray

104p Kirkton of Beath

Dairy Cows per head

£910 Crossflat

£900 Kirkton of Beath & Crossflat

Dingwall & Highland Marts, January 30: sold 728 sheep of all classes.

Lambs (536) averaged £63.63 and sold to £83.50 for a pen of Cheviots from Davoch, Rogart.

Ewes (184) averaged £45.01 and sold to £69 for Cheviots from Drumore, Evanton.

Rams (8) averaged £66.19 and sold to £110 for a Blue Faced Leicester from 134 West Langwell, Rogart.

Store lambs once again met a firm enquiry with ewes following yesterday’s trade.

Other leading prices per head:

Lambs: SuffX – Davoch, £83; Chev – Teanluick Croft, Muir of Ord, £82; BF – Bogburn, Duncanston, £79.50; DST – Bogburn, £79.50; Tex – 15 Glenconon, Uig, £78; TexX – 15 Glenconon, £78; Suff – Bogburn, £77.

Ewes: TexX – Garguston Shore, Muir of Ord, £58; Chev – Kirksheaf, Tain, £57.

Rams: TexX – 15 Glenconon, £83.50; Chev – Allanmore, Drumnadrochit, £50