Caledonian Marts sale report

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Caledonian Marts had forward 596 suckled calves and store cattle at its fortnightly sale on Monday.

Bullocks averaged 202p selling to 272p for a Charolais from J McLaren, Murrayshall, Cambusbarron, and to £1,220 for Limousins from R Colquhoun, Barochan Cross, Houston.

Heifers averaged 184p selling to 312p for a Limousin from B Harper, Greenwells, California, and to £1,150 for Limousins from Messrs McFarlane, Addiewell, West Calder.

Black and white bullocks averaged 146p selling to 160p from T Drummond, Low Barbeth, Ervie, and to £700 from the same home.

Also sold were 2,152 store lambs and feeding ewes.

All classes of store lambs in general were sharper on the week, selling to a top of £68 for a pen of Suffolk X Lambs from I O Warren, Coull, Isle of Islay.

All ewes were keenly bid for, and would be slightly dearer on the week.

Leading cattle prices: Bullocks per head: £1,170 Millearne; £1,160 Addiewell and Greenburn; £1,150, £1,140 and £1,130 Millearne; £1,110 East Kerse; £1,100 South Woodend. Heifers per head: £1,110 Addiewell; £1,070 Greenburn; £1,030 Addiewell; £940 Alton Muirhouse; £920 Greenwells. Bullocks per kg: 267p Greenwells (x2); 253p Murrayshall and Robertsonlane; 246p Craighead; 242p Bankier House & Greenwells; 240p Robertsonlane. Heifers per kg: 279p Greenwells; 226p Auchmuir; 210p Craighead; 208p Auchmuir and Alton Muirhouse. Black and whites per head: £620 Knocknain; £600 Low Barbeth; £580 Merslaugh.

Leading lamb prices: Beltex: £66 West Murdieston. Texel: £66 Redhall. Cont: £65.50 Coull, Isle of Islay. Suffolk: £64.50 Devonshaw Estate and Coull. Mule (ewe lambs): £64 Easter Dullatur. Chev: £60 Parbroath. Mule: £60 Stuartfield. BF: £47.50 Kinrara Estate. Feeding ewe leading prices: Texel: £66 Borlick. Chev: £47 Parbroath. Mule: £46 Kirkton. Llyen: £44 Cliad, Isle of Coll. BF: £39 Drummond Estate. Cross: £39 Balafark.