Caledonian Marts Limited, Stirling, Tuesday January 4

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Caledonian Marts Limited, Stirling, Tuesday January 4, sold 1,004 prime hoggs, ewes and tups

Prime hoggs averaged 263.52p per kg selling to 298p per kg for a pen of Beltex’s from DS & RC Taylor, Easter Ochtermuthill, Muthill, and to £149 from the same home.

Other leading prices: 32.1kg-39kg: Suffolk: 279p Fornought; £109 Fornought. Blackface 271p West Lundie; £101 West Lundie. Cheviot 270p Balneathill; £94 Balneathill.

39.1kg – 45.5kg: Cross 265p Allanview; £116.50 Ashfield. Suffolk 280p Craigend; £118 Greencraig & Golland Farm. Blackface 260p Glenturret; £109 Kepculloch. Texel 295p Claish; £126 Meikle Seggie & Easter Cash. Mule 252p Ashfield; £114.50 Ashfield.

45.6kg-52kg: Suffolk 274p Easter Ochtermuthill; £134 Little Herdhill Way, Kirriemuir. Beltex 298p Easter Ochtermuthill; £149 Easter Ochtermuthill. Beltex X 292p Easter Ochtermuthill; £140 Doune Farms, twice. Mule 258p Ashfield; £123 Ashfield.

52.1kg+: Beltex 272p Doune Farms, twice; £147 Doune Farms. Suffolk 254p Arnprior; £136, Little Herdhill Way.

Cast ewes met a strong trade, especially good fit ewes including blackfaces and mules.

Leading the way at £158 for a Texel Ewe from G Harley, Craiglaw, and with Texel Tups selling to £150 from J H Duncan, Drumheldric.

Other leading prices: Cross: £124 Claish; £123 Tillyrie. Suffolk: £145 Little Herdhill Way, Kirriemuir; £139 Tillyrie; £125 Little Herdhill Way.

Blackfaces: £69 West Balgothrie; £66 Connachan; £65 Braeface.

Texel: £158 Craiglaw; £150 Tillyrie; £132 Craiglaw; £131 Arnprior.

Beltex: £118 Meikle Seggie.

Mules: £128 Tillyrie; £119 Tillyrie.