Market report week 19

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Caledonian Marts Limited, Stirling, Thursday May 5, sold 128 cattle comprising of 68 bullocks, heifers and young bulls and 60 OTM cattle.

Prime heifers sold to 300ppkg for a Limousin from J Burnett & Sons, Upper Spittalton, and to £1,709 for a Blonde D’Aquitaine from J Caldwell & Sons, Moorfield.
Prime bullocks sold to 298ppkg for a Limousin from AA & J Brand, Nethermyres, purchased by T Johnston, Butchers, Falkirk, and to £1,901 for the same beast.
Bulls under 30 months sold to 250ppkg for a Limousin from F C Eccles,
Bruckley, and to £1,540 for a Limousin from Oatfield, Campbeltown.
Other leading prices:
Heifers per kg: 300p Upper Spittalton; 292p Learielaw; 290p Faskine & Upper Spittalton; 282p Nethermyres.
Bullocks per kg: 298p Nethermyres; 292p Riggs; 282p Herdmaston.
Heifers per head: £1709 Moorfield; £1686 Upper Spittalton; £1657 Moorfield; £1642 Upper Spittalton; £1618 Learielaw.
Bullocks per head:
£1901 Nethermyres; £1861 Nethermyres; £1854 Learielaw; £1852 Nethermyres
£1820 Rathillet.
Also forward were 60 OTM cattle. 60 Beef OTMs averaged 191ppkg selling to 248ppkg for a Limousin from J H Garbutt & Son, Sketewan, and to £1940 for a Limousin from J Brown, Greencraig.
Dairy Cows averaged 161ppkg selling to 190ppkg from R Nelson, Blairmains,
and to £1330 from R Denholm, Wester Lochdrum. Cast males sold to a new centre record at The Cally from A & I Dick, Kipperoch, for a British Blue Bull selling for £2520.
Other leading prices:
Beef OTMs per kg: 248p Sketewan; 235p Balaclava, Islay; 231p Learielaw; 228p Kipperoch; 227p Redhall & Greencraig.
Beef OTMs per head: £1940 Greencraig; £1880 Sketewan; £1800 Greencraig & Learielaw; £1720 Sketewan.
Cast Bulls per head: £2250 Kipperoch; £1840 Eorabus, Islay;  £1840 Eorabus, Islay.
Dairy Cows per head: £1330 West Lochdrum; £1210 Blackburn Mains; £1190 and £1160 Easter Clune; £1120 Blindburn.
Dairy Cows per kg: 190p Blairmains; 170p Easter Clune and Wester Lochdrum; 168p Wester Lochdrum.
The next sale of prime cattle, young bulls and OTM cattle will be today, Thursday May 12, followed by the sale of calves and stirks.