Market prices – week 12

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United Auctions, Oban, Tuesday March 12: held their annual March sale of all classes of cattle and sheep at Oban Livestock Centre.  All classes of stock sold in keeping with values being obtained at other principal centres.

PRINCIPAL LOTS & PRICES

TOP PRICES PER HEAD

BULLOCKS

LIMx:

£850(2), £805 (2) & £780(5) – North Ardnaclach : £690(3) – 1 Knockvologan.

SIMx:

£720(5) – Ardencaple Farm.

HEIFERS

LIMx:

£800 & £645(3) – North Ardnaclach.

SHx:

£640(3) – Invernahyle.

SIMx:

£640(3) – Ardencaple Farm.

TOP PRICES PER KILO

BULLOCKS

LIMx:

232p(5) – North Ardnaclach : 231p(5) – 1 Knockvologan : 229p(4) – Aird Farm.

SIMx:

233p(4) & 227p(5) – Ardencaple Farm.

HEIFERS

LIMx:

217p – 1 Knockvologan : 211p(5) – Aird Farm.

SIMx:

202p(4) – Ardencaple Farm.

HOGGS

SUFFx:

£70 – Torbhlaren : £55 – Homestead.

TEXx:

£89 – Barcaldine HF : £51 – Aird Farm : £48 – Ardachy.

CHEVx:

£52 – Pennygown : £42 – Ardnamurchan Estate.

CROSS

£62 – Pennygown : £62 – Torbhlaren : £56 – Daltote : £47 – Pennygown : £44 – Daltote.

BF

£46 – Stroneskar : £46 – Achalic : £43 – Kiel Farm.

EWES

TEXx:

£69 – Barcaldine HF : £50 & £47 – Dunach Estate.

CHEVx:

£50 – Strongorm.

CROSS

£52 – Slaterich : £50 – Strongorm : £44 – Ardachy.

MULE

£44 – Ardencaple Farm.

BF

£43 – Tayvallich Estate : £41 – Glengorm Estate : £36 – Ardencaple Farm : £35 – Scammadale Farm : £34 – Ardachy Farm.

CAST RAMS

£70 – Kinlochlaich : £67 – Shenavallie: £58 – Balliemore : £54 – Liddesdale House : £51 – Glengorm Castle : £50 – Kinlochlaich : £50 – Kilbride.

Dingwall & Highland Marts, March 16: sold one adult head of cattle, 12 goats, 120 adult head of sheep and 443 lots of poultry, eggs and poultry equipment at their, rare and traditional breeds of livestock sale.

Cattle (1) sold to £920 gross for a Highland young bull from Tordarroch Estate, Farr.
Goats (12) sold to £70 gross for an Anglo Nubian from Bogallan, North Kessock.
Sheep (120) sold to £295 gross for a Dorset hogg with a lamb at foot from Smallburn Farms, Duffus.
Poultry (443) sold to £500 gross for a pair of black swans from Kirtledene Cottages, Lockerbie.

Sheep other leading prices:

Goats: Sannen – Black Myre, Dallas, £55; Anglo Nubian – Ackron Farm, Forsinard, £45.

Lambs: Border Leicester – Rebeg, Kirkhill, £180; Zwartbles – 7 Ferrindonald, Sleat, £130; Jacob – Carn Raineach, Applecross, £110; Blue Faced Leicester – Blackford, Croy, £90; Black Cheviot – West Syall, Ardgay, £70 (twice); Llanwenog – Burnfield, Rothiemay, £68; Herdwick – Burnfield, £50.

Ewes: Black Cheviot – Dunmore House, Beauly, £45.

Wedders: Hebridean – Eagle Brae, Strathglass, £40.

Ram: Herdwick – 2 Achbeg, Achmore, £60.

In lamb ewe: Blue Faced Leicester – Croft 2 & 7, Invershin, £60; Shetland – Upper Meadows, Dornoch, £55.

In lamb gimmer: Black Cheviot – Carn Raineach, £90 & £70.

Hoggs in lamb – Dorset – Croft 2 & 7, £160

Ewes with lambs at foot: Dorset – Smallburn Farms, £200; Jacob – Carn Raineach, £110.

Gimmers with lambs at foot: Dorset – Smallburn, £230; Zwartbles – Croft 2 & 7, £180; Jacob – Carn Raineach, £175.

Hoggs with lambs at foot: Dorset – Smallburn, £250.

Poultry other leading prices per section:

Large Fowl: Trio Cream Legbar, £155, 3 Salmon Faverolle pullets, £140, 2 pullets, £125.
Ducks: Pair Rouen, £105, 2 Saxony, £90, 2 Saxony, £85.
Call Ducks: Pair White, £105, Pair Abacot, £85, 2 Pied females, £75.
Bantams: 2 Partridge Wyandotte pullets, £200, 2 White Crested Poland females, £150, 2 Lavender Araucana pullets & 2 Lemon Pekin pullets, £140.

Pigeon: 10 White Doves & 10 Coloured Fantails, £50.
Pheasants: Trio Reeves, £75, Trio Golden, £60, 1 Gold, £50.

Quail: Pair Californian, £45, 15 Japanese, £40, Pair Mexican Speckled, £30.

Egg: 12 Copper Black Maran, £50, 12 French Copper Blue Maran, 12 Welsummer & 12 Blue Laced Wyandotte, £40, 12 Cream Legbar, £38.

Geese: 2 Toulouse females, £85, 1 Pomeranian female, £70, 2 Chinese females, £60.

Turkey: Pair Crollwitzer, £60, Trio American Bronze, £50, 1 Norfolk Black male & 2 Wirral Supreme females £42.
Guinea Fowl: 3 mixed, £100.

Pea Fowl: Pair Black Shoulder, £150, 1 Indian Blue hen & Pair, £90.
Equipment: Hen House, £360, 6/7 long sheets for enclosure, £130, 8/9 gates for enclosure & 1 carry crate, £50.

United Auctions, Stirling, Thursday March 14: sold 5,451 prime sheep comprising of 4328 prime hoggs selling to an average of 190ppk, with 2,330 SSQ hoggs averaging 197.66ppk and 1,224 ewes and rams.

Lambs (4328) –  Doune Farms (BTex) £117.00; Harviesmailing (Tex) £109.00; South Flanders (Cha) £98.00; West Thomaston (Chev) £90.50; Clunebeg (Suf) £90.00; Pityot (Cross) £89.50; Grange of Lindores (BFL) £85.00; Bellcraig (BF) £84.00; Wardhead (Mule) £81.50.

Lambs (4328) –  Doune Farms (BTex) 273.00ppk; Harviesmailing (Tex) 256.00ppk; Headshaw (Chev) 214.00ppk; South Flanders (Cha) 208.00ppk; Wardhead (Suf) 207.00ppk; Tay & Torridon (Cross) £204.00ppk; West Bracklinn (BF) 202.00ppk; Low Tirfergus (Mule) 194.00.

Ewes (1124) – Langside (Cha) £138.00; Mid Cambushine (Tex) £115.00; Broadleys (BFL) £103.00; Grantsbanks (Cross) £98.00; Headshaw (BL) £96.00; Braes of Grandtully (Chev) £93.00; Redheugh (Suf) £92.00; Shoestanes (Mule) £82.00; Markethill (BF) £65.00.

Rams –  Headshaw (Suf) £104.00; Broadleys (BFL) £94.00; Shoestanes (Tex) £92.00; Headshaw (BL) £88.00; Groan (BTex) £84.00.

Caledonian Marts Ltd, Thursday March 14: sold 161 cattle comprising of 85 Prime Bullocks, Heifers & Young Bulls, and 76 OTM Cattle.

Prime Cattle and OTM Cattle are required on a weekly basis for our large ringside of buyers.  Please contact Oliver Shearman on 07730 046252 for more information.

Prime Heifers reached 242p for a Limousin from W Dandie & Sons, Learielaw, Broxburn purchased by D Campbell & Sons, Butcher, Callander and to £1457 for a Limousin from J & J Wylie, Knockhouse, Crossford purchased by H A Black & Sons, Butcher, Stirling.

Prime Bullocks topped at 238p for a Limousin from T H Gray, Balquharrage, Lennoxtown purchased by W Stark, Twechar and to £1480 for a Limousin from W Dandie & Sons, Learielaw, Broxburn purchased by T Johnston, Butcher, Falkirk.

Young Bulls sold to 212p for a Limousin from W Dick & Sons, Mains of Throsk, Throsk and to £1351 from the same home.

Other Leading prices

Bullocks per kg

235p & 232p Learielaw

228p Classlochie

225p Balquharrage, Faskine,

Angle Park & Bankhead

222p Westerton

Heifers per kg

238p & 232p Knockhouse

228p Knockhouse, Bankhead & Learielaw

225p Moorfield

Bullocks per Head

£1480 & £1461 Learielaw

£1451 Dullomuir

£1448 Herdmanston

£1443 Luckenburn

£1434 Westerton

Heifers per Head

£1438 Knockhouse

£1419 Bankhead

£1413 Knockhouse

£1386 Balquharrage

Fleshed OTMs averaged 137ppkg selling to 178p on two occasions from J Brown, Greencraig and to £1390 from the same home. Overall average including feeding cows averaged 127p.

Dairy Cows averaged 98p selling to 105p from R & J Kerr, Balegreggan, Campbeltown and to £770 from J Johnston & Sons, North Medrox, Cumbernauld.

Cast Males sold to 155p from A & J Muir, Arns, Clackmannan and to £1230 from the same home.

Other leading prices

Beef OTMs per Head

£1240 Greencraig

£1200 West Lundie (Twice)

£1150 Bankhead

£1140 Wintermuir

£1100 Howkerse

£1080 Wharlawhill

Beef OTMs per kg

160p Bankhead

150p Dyke

145p Wintermuir

140p West Lundie, Burnside of Balhaldie & Windyedge

138p Ashfield

Dairy OTMs per Head

£740 Walton

£730 Walton

£720 Balegreggan

£660 Harvieston

Dairy OTMs per kg

102p Harvieston & North Medrox

101p High Cattadale