Lambs sharper on the week at Stirling

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Caledonian Marts Ltd sold 1,349 prime lambs, cast ewes and  tups at Stirling on Tuesday.

All classes of lambs were sharper on the week, with the overall 173.2p (+6.2p on the week) for 847 sold, selling to 207ppkg from R A Campbell & Son, Meikle Seggie for a 45kg Beltex X. Top price per head went to Doune Farms, West Lundie for a 48kg Beltex at £96.

Leading prices

Prime lambs per head: Texel £95 & £94 Allanview; Beltex £94 West Lundie; Texel X £94 Meikle Seggie; Continental £93 Meikle Seggie; Continental X £90 Bankhead & West Lundie; Suffolk £86 Kinburn.

Prime Lambs Per Kg: Beltex X 205p Braco Castle; Beltex 200p West Lundie; Texel X 200p Meikle Seggie; Texel 196p Meikle Seggie; Continental 188p Bankhead

Continental X 188p Redhall; Charollais 189p Dyke; Suffolk 177p Summerhouse.

Also forward were 502 Cast Ewes & Tups. All classes of ewes sharper on the week, selling to a top of £139 for a Texel ewe with the overall average for 483 ewes being £62.24. Heavy ewes (272) averaged £76.52; light ewes (211) averaged £43.83; Tups (19) averaged £63.23.

Other leading ewe prices

Heavy ewes

Texel: £135 Auchtygemmell; £132 & £117 Craiglaw; £112 Westerton; £109 Muirpark.

Suffolk: £90 Westerton; £82 Harelaw; £82 Easter Coilechat.

Mule: £84 Summerhouse; £83 Pitcairn; £79 Wester Aldie; £77 Pirnhall; £76 Braco Castle.

Beltex: £87 Tillyrie.

Bluefaced Leicester: £71 Newhall.

Cross: £98 Easter Coilechat; £93 Haugh; £86 Tillyrie; £82 Wester Aldie.

Light Ewes

Cheviot: £78 West Dron; £72 Auchtygemmell; £70 Wester Jawcraig; £68 Craggan

Blackface: £71 & £69 Newhall; £61 Muirpark; £59 Braco Castle; £57 Aberuchill;

£55 Garrows.