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Stirling – United Auctions on Thursday March 28 sold 6281 prime sheep comprising of 12 new season lambs & 4735 old season lambs selling to an average of 197.04p also 1534 ewes and rams.
New Season Lambs (12) – West Lecropt (Hamp) £102.00; Greystone (Zwa) £101.00; Wood (Dor) £100.00.
New Season Lambs (12) – Wood (Dor) 218.00ppk; Whitehouse (Zwa) 207.00ppk; West Lecropt (Hamp) 204.00ppk.
Old Season Lambs (4735) – Luckenburn (BTex) £124.00; Grassmainston (Tex) £106.00; Harviesmailing (Cross) £105.00; Berrydyke (Suf) £100.00; Pityot (Chev) £98.00; Markethill (Mule) £93.50; Kilmundie (BF) £89.50.
Old Season Lambs (4735) – Luckenburn (BTex) 284.00ppk; Longfauld (Tex) 262.00ppk; Harviesmailing (Cross) 241.00ppk; Abbey (Chev) 240.00ppk; Wardhead (Suf) 220.00ppk; Glrndamph (BF) 204.00ppk; Craggan (Mule) 203.00ppk.
Ewes (1534) – Pitlochie (Tex) £158.00; Isle Cottage (BTex) £112.00; Shannochar (Suf) £104.00; Broadleys (BFL) £96.00; West Lecropt (Hamp) £94.00; Greystone (Zwa) £91.00; Assloss (Chev/Mule) £86.00; Higham & South Falfield (Cross) £77.00; Newmill of Inshewan (Che) £74.00; Coulshill (BF) £71.00.
Rams – Luckenburn (Tex) £116.00; Glass (Suf) £96.00; South Baldutho (Cross) £94.00; Isle Cottage (BTex) £90.00; South Park (BFL) £87.00.
Stirling – Caledonian Marts Ltd had forward 609 Store Cattle at their April Show and Sale, which was kindly sponsored by Veolia UK, and ably judged by Ross Johnston, North Medrox, Cumbernauld, and the following were his awards:
Overall Champion was a Limousin from D Reid, Middlerigg, Falkirk which sold to £1360 or 239ppkg.
Reserve Champion was a Limousin Heifer from J and D Mitchell, Offers, Gargunnock which sold to £1110 or 242ppkg.
Bullocks averaged 211ppkg selling to 262ppkg for an Aberdeen Angus from J McKenzie, Ashfield, Balloch and to £1360 for the Overall Champion.
Heifers averaged 207ppkg selling to 242ppkg for the Reserve Champion, and to £1120 for a Limousin from J Geyer, Blairhall, Culross.
Black and Whites Averaged 131ppkg selling to 160p from D T Marshall, West Kirkland, Newton Stewart and to £700 twice from W Baxter, Gryfeside, Kilmacolm.
Other leading prices
Bullocks per head:- £1220 Loanrigg £1200 Loanrigg and Skeoch £1170 Loanrigg £1160 Middlerigg and Loanrigg £1150 Callendoune
Heifers per head:- £1110 Offers £1100 Hattrick £1080 Skeoch (Twice) and Hattrick £1040 Stenhouse
Bullocks per kg:- 249p Middle Bankhead 247p Rhoin and Alton 246p Robertsonlane
245p Ashfield and Offers
Heifers per kg:- 239p Middlepart 237p Alton 235p and 233p (Twice) Offers 233p Easter Dullatur and Half Mark
Black and Whites per Head:- £690 West Kirkland £670 Gryfeside £610 Westfield
Black and Whites per kg:- 143p Cuff 135p Stenhouse
Also forward were 400 Store Hoggets and Breeding Sheep. Top price of the day went G S Adam, Hill of Arnmore for a Texel X Grit Ewe at £105.