Around the markets – 09.01.20

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Stirling – Caledonian Marts Ltd on January 3 sold 54 bulls and OTM cattle, 1461 prime hoggets, ewes and tups.
All bulls were over 16 months selling to 202ppkg for a Limousin from A Orr, Lomond Muir, Wester Balgeddie, Kinross and to £1353 for the same beast.
Beef OTM cattle averaged 131ppkg selling to 166ppkg for a Hereford from Goldenlea Farmers, Gryffewraes and to £1240 for a Charolais from McMurrich Partnership, Ballater Drive.
Dairy cattle averaged 111ppkg selling to 167ppkg for a Friesian from R and W Waugh, Summerhouse and to £950 from the same home.
Other leading prices;
Beef OTMs per kg
162p Invergarry 161p and 158p Gryffewraes 154p Carriston 147p and 143p Turdees
Beef OTMs per head
£1170 Kepculloch £1160 Gryffewraes £1150 Carriston £1130 and £1070 Gryffewraes £1040 Braco Castle £1030 Turdees
Dairy cows per kg
140p and 135p Summerhouse 109p Summerhouse 107p Kirkton of Beath
Dairy cows per head
£920 and £780 Summerhouse £730 Kirkton of Beath and Summerhouse £700 Kirkton of Beath
All classes of hoggets a good steady trade throughout with 1319 levelling out at 201.5ppkg (-3.2p on the week or +11p on the year).
Top price of the day went to Doune Farms, West Lundie for a 53kg ¾ Beltex at £110.
Top price per kg went to R A Campbell and Son, Meikle Seggie for a pen of Beltex X at 42.6kg at 230ppkg.
Leading prices
Prime lambs per head
Texel X £108 South Flanders
Charollais £108 South Flanders
Beltex £107 West Lundie
Texel £107 Ditch
Continental £106 Plean Cottage
Suffolk X Cheviot £105.50 Ditch
Suffolk X £105 Bankhead
Mule £89 Ditch
BF £78.50 Glenturret Estates
Prime lambs Per Kg:-
Beltex 226p (Four Times) Meikle Seggie
Beltex X 225p Easter Dullatur
Texel 222p Drumheldric
Texel X 219p Carriston
Continental 219p Bankhead
Continental 219p Drumheldric
Suffolk 216p Leslie Park
Mule 191p Coulshill and Middlepart
BF 193p Ditch
Also forward were 192 cast ewes and tups.
A smaller show of ewes met a sound trade, where more could have been sold to sellers advantage.
Heavy ewes averaged £102.92 selling to £136 for a tremendous Texel Ewe from C Smith, South Flanders, Kippen.
Light ewes averaged £70.10 selling to £71 for Cheviots from D D McEwan, Arnprior, Stirling.
Cast rams sold to £105 for a Texel from W and R S Adam, Harelaw, Barrhead.
Other leading ewe prices
Texel £112, £110, £109 and £108 (Twice) South Flanders £93 Harelaw and Bankhead (Smith) £91 Dalvey
Continental £88 Rotmell and Pairney £86 Easter Dullatur
Mule £85 South Flanders and Harelaw £80 Springbank
BF £57 Pairney

Stirling – United Auctions Stirling on Thursday January 2 sold 4034 prime sheep comprising of 3416 prime lambs selling to an average of 200.98ppk & 618 ewes and rams.
Old season lambs (3416) –Coilavoulin (BTex) £116.00; Isle Cottage (Tex) £109.00; Pittenkerrie (Suf) £106.00; Priestfield (Chev) £101.00; Smithy Hillock (Cross) £100.00; Greystone (Zwa) £97.50; Sauchrie Mains & Henderston Farms (Mule) £94.00; Kilmundie & Chamberwells (BF) £90.50; Knock-O-Ronald (BFL) £86.00.
Old season lambs (3416) – Coilavoulin (BTex) 269.00ppk; Isle Cottage (Tex) 237.00ppk; Kinloch (Cross) 221.00ppk; Easter Bucklyvie (Suf) 213.00ppk; Pittenkerrie (Chev) 209.00ppk; Knock-O-Ronald (BF) 200.00ppk; Easte Bucklyvie (Mule) 198.00ppk.
Ewes (618) – Easter Garden (Tex) £148.00; Catcune (Suf) £130.00; Pittenkerrie (Cross) £118.00; Kinclaven (BTex) £115.00; Stacks (BFL) £108.00; Priestfield (HB) £108.00; Stacks (Mule) £95.00; Pittenkerrie (Cha) £94.00; Coulshill (Chev) £80.00; The Glen (BF) £79.00.
Tups – Redheugh (Cross) £117.00; Chalmerstone (Suf) £114.00; Isle Cottage (BTex) £110.00; Easter Happrew (BFL) £101.00; Ardacheranmor (Tex) £100.00.