Caledonian Marts sale

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Caledonian Marts Ltd had forward 411 store and breeding cattle, and 549 store sheep on Monday February 19.

Store bullocks averaged 231ppkg selling to 275ppkg from AG & ME Bateman, Langholm, Campbeltown and to £1210 for a 550kg Aberdeen Angus from J Brownlie & Co, Inchgall, Glencraigs.

Store heifers averaged 211ppkg selling to 251ppkg (twice) from H Millar & Son, Glenhead, Falkirk and A Ferguson, Kinburn, Braco, and to £1290 for a Limousin from R Graham & Son, Airthrey Kerse, Bridge of Allan.

Bulls sold to 230ppkg for a Charolais from Rob McMurrich, Ballater Drive, Plean and to £1040 from R Clowes, Newhall, Dollar.

Black and white bullocks averaged 143p selling to 166p from M/s Patterson, Stenhouse, Kirkcaldy anf to £940 from J Brownlie & Co, Inchgall.

Bullocks per head: £1200 and £1190 East Kerse, £1150 Balcachie, £1120 Inchgall, £1110 and £1100 East Kerse.

Bullocks per kilo: 271p Glenhead, 268p Wester Whin, 265p and 264p Gartnagrenach (Tarbert) 258p offers. Heifers per head: £1230 Middlerigg, £1070 Greenhead, £1010 East Kerse, £1000 Stenhouse, Greenhead and Low Peninver (Campbeltown).

Heifers per kilo: 248p Kinburn, 243p Turdees, 240p Easterton (Purdon), 237p Glenhead

Breeding cattle: Sold to £1650 for a cow with calf at foot from Mid Auchencarroch.

Also sold 549 store hoggets, feeding ewes and grit ewes.

All classes of store hoggets were sharper on the week, selling to £91 for a pen of Tex X from W Cook, Balcachie, Girvan.

Grit ewes were topped at £125 for a pen of Tex X from A McMaster, Springfield.

Leading prices: Suff £89 Balcachie, Tex £87 Knockdaw, Cont £77 Goldenlea Farmers, Suff X £77 Bowshiel, Char £75 Pendreich, Cross £75 Bowshiel, Cont X £69 Newhall.

Feeding ewes: Tex £64 Murrayshall, Mule £60 Gartincaber, Cross £48 Murrayshall, Cont £46 Craigmad, BF £34 Gartincaber.

Grit ewes: Tex (Twins) £116 Springfield, Tex (Single) £106 and £104 East Mains.

Grit gimmers: Tex £80 East Mains and Suff £72 East Mains.


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