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All classes of hoggs were sharper on the week, in Stirling, at Caledonian Marts Ltd’s sale on Tuesday.
2185 prime hoggets, ewes and tups were sold, with 1594 hoggs averaging 211.5ppkg (+4.6p on the week), with 1100 hoggs (39-52kg) averaging 217ppkg.
Top price of the day went to Doune Farms, West Lundie, for a 57kg Beltex at £120.
Top price per kg went to Ian Campbell, Meikle Seggie, for a pair of Beltex X at 257ppkg.
Leading prices per head: Beltex £118 West Lundie (twice); Beltex X £118 and £117 Craigend; Texel X £117 Easter Ochtermuthill; Texel £116 and £115 Strageath; Char £118 Over Finlarg; Suff £98.50 Easter Buchlyvie; Suff X £95.50 Hilltarvit Mains; Mules £99 Coulshill; BF £100 Burnshot.
Leading prices per kg: Beltex 256p Strageath (twice); Texel 255p and 254p Meikle Seggie; Beltex X 254p West Lundie; Texel X 254p Easter Buchlyvie; Suff 225p Meadowfield; Suff X 224p Hilltarvit Mains; Mules 214p West Thomaston; BF 219p Burnshot.
Also forward were 591 cast ewes and tups.
194 heavy ewes averaged £75.41 selling to £104.50 for a pen of Texelsfrom J and D McNicol, Whitecross.
337 export ewes averaged £50.41.
57 cast tups averaged £77.46 selling to £130 for a Texel from W M Bell and Son, Craigend.
Other leading prices: Texel: £104 Pett; £100 Craigend and Whitecross; £95.50 Whitecross; £92 Graystale; £90 Easter Dullatur. BF: £74 Auchenrivoch; £68 Over Finlarg; £63 Drumnessie; £60 Auchenrivoch and Windyedge; £54.50 Shankhead; £54 Bogside, Easter Dullatur and Drumnessie. Chev: £96 Over Finlarg; £83.50 Over Finlarg. Beltex: £100 Craigo; £92 Leysbent. Mule: £80 Ballinkinrain; £76 Windyedge; £75 Hilltarvit. Cross: £94 Barduff; £88 Hilltarvit; £78 Barduff; £77 Bogside. Tups: Texel: £129 Wester Ochtermuthill; £124 Three Views (twice) and Wester Ochtermuthill; £113 Pett. Suff: £88 Middle Ballat. BF: £63 Mid Linthills; £60 East Mitchelton. BFL: £109 Craighall; £100 Windyedge. Beltex: £96 Pett. Cross: £86 East Mitchelton.