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\Caledonian Marts Thursday, September 6 Caley Marts sold 140 catlle comprising 82 bullocks and heifers including five young bulls and 58 OTM cattle.

Again numbers short of requirements with all classes considerably dearer on the week.

Bullocks averaged 228p pkg; heifers 226p pkg; young bulls 197p pkg; beef cows 123p pkg and dairy cows 103p pkg.

Heifers sold to 258p for a Limousin from JH and NT Turnbull, Meadowend, Clackmannan purchased by Hugh A Black and Sons, Stirling and to PS1530 for a Limousin from DS and RC Taylor, Easter Ochtermuthill, Muthill.

Bullocks to 250p on three occasions, all for Limousins, two from Easter Ochtermuthill and one from J and J Wylie, Knockhouse, Dunfermline, all purchased by T Johnston, Butchers, Falkirk and to PS1722 for a Simmental from C Smith, South Flanders, Kippen.

Bulls sold to 218p for a Limousin from WI and AW Callion, Bolfornought, Stirling and to PS1430 again for a Limousin from W Dick and Sons, Mains of Throsk, Stirling. Other leading prices: Heifers per kg - 252p Easter Ochtermuthill and Meadowend; 250p Faskine, Mains of Cultmalundie and Easter Ochtermuthill; 248p (three times) Mains of Cultmalundie and Over Inzievar; 245p (five times) Meadowend, Faskine, Easter Ochtermuthill and Over Inzievar; 238p and 232p Pirnhall, Mains of Cultmalundie, Craigquarter and Over Inzievar; 230p and 228p Pirnhall.

Bullocks per kg - 248p Dullomuir; 245p Creochill; 242p (six times) Knockhouse, Bankhead (Kerr), Kinneil Mill, Creochill and Meadowend; 240p (four times) Mawcarse, Knockhouse and Over Inzievar; 238p Droverhall.

Also forward were 58 cast cows and bulls. With a plainer show of cows forward, beef cows averaged 123p selling to 168p for an Aberdeen Angus from Caldcoats Beef Enterprise, Malletsheugh and to PS1280 from H Greer, Gelvan View, Kinross. Dairy cows averaged 103p selling to 130p from J Brown and Son, East Gartmillan and to PS870 from the same home. Bulls sold to PS1370 for a Charolais from A McKenzie, Ardgate, Gartocharn.

Other leading prices: Beef cows per head - PS1260 Nether Glinns; PS1160 Gartfairn; PS1110 Kincaple; PS1010 West Balgothrie. Beef cows per kg - 163p Nether Glinns; 161p Gelvan View; 153p Kipperoch; 146p Nether Glinns. Dairy cows per head - PS780 (twice) East Gartmillan; PS770 Bonnyhill; PS740 East Gartmillan; PS690 Drumglass. Monday, September 10 Caley Marts had forward 396 store cattle at their annual Autumn Show and Sale of Native Bred Cattle. Judge was Mr George Sommerville, Aar-Dar, Terregles, Dumfries.

Overall Champion went to Major Gibb, Glenisla, Blairgowrie for a Shorthorn Bullock which sold for PS1000. Reserve Champion went to M Sibbald, Cowden, Dollar for an Aberdeen Angus which sold for PS1200. Hereford bullocks sold to average 202p selling to 222p from AG and ME Bateman, Langholm, Campbeltown and to PS1200 from M Sibbald, Cowden, Dollar.

Highland bullocks sold to average 159p selling to 202p from CA Prentice, West Bank, Ravenstruther and to PS930 from the same home.

Beef Shorthorn bullocks levelled out at 201p selling to 209p from J and J Gibb, Glenisla, Blairgowrie and to PS1210 from A and H Kirkpatrick, Strathmore, Beith.

Whitebred Shorthorn bullocks averaged 185p selling to 203p from S Mac-Donald, Union, Thornhill and to PS960 from Achadunan Estate, Cairndow. Aberdeen Angus bullocks averaged 201p selling to 226p from T Young, Glencraigs, Campbeltown and to PS1220 from M Sibbald, Cowden, Dollar.

Highland heifers averaged 126p selling to 139p from Ormsary Farms, Lochgilphead and to PS500 from the same home.

Aberdeen Angus heifers averaged 186p selling to 196p from L Elles, Balgonar, Saline and to PS1200 for the Reserve Champion from M Sibbald, Cowden.

Also sold 3692 store lambs, ewe lambs and feeding ewes, in conjunction the Show and Sale of Blackface Wedder Lambs kindly sponsored by the Blackface Sheep Breeders Society. The judge on the day was George Reid, South Park, Culdees, Creiff and the following were his awards: Champion Pen and first prize for pen of 50-plus: Lord Roseberry Estate, Leithenwater at PS55 purchased by the judge, Mr Reid; 2 I Malcolm, Cromlix PS48; 3 Glenturret Estates PS51.

Reserve Champion and first prize for pen of 25-plus: I Malcolm, Cromlix at PS51; 2 A Frame, Burnside PS46; 3 K McKellar, Auchtenny PS46.

Leading prices outwith show: Aberuchill Estates PS49.50; Riemore Estates PS48; Edentaggart PS47; Thorn PS47. Overall average for 1624 Blackface lambs PS40.22 , -81p on the year). Cross section was topped by IO Warren, Coull Farm, Isle of Islay for a pen of Suffolk X Lambs at PS70.

Cross lambs leading prices: Suffolk PS69 Easter Jawcraig; Texel PS68 RSPB Kinnabus (Isle of Islay); Continental PS66.50 Ballinkinrain; Texel X PS66 Lands of Drumhead; Suffolk X PS66 Balliemartin (Isle of Islay); Beltex PS64 Meikle Seggie; Beltex X PS63 Carrabus (Isle of Islay); Mule PS63 Meikle Seggie; Mule PS63 Culcreuch; Mule PS60 Thorn.

Feeding ewe leading prices: Mule (Correct) PS69 Ardionra (Isle of Iona); Mule PS65 Craigmaddie Muir; Continental (Correct) PS65 Ardionra (Isle of Iona); Texel PS59 and PS58 Wester Culbowie; BF PS36 and PS34 Willowbank; BF PS34 Lands of Drumhead; BF PS33 Riemore Estate.

Tups sold to PS93 from S Dougall, Ardionra, Isle of Iona.

Tuesday, September 11 Caley Marts sold 1785 prime lambs, ewes and tups.

Again all classes followed the national average being easier on the week, with 1104 prime lambs averaging 168p (-7.3p on the week, +6p on the year). Well finished lambs selling between 170p and 180p depending on weight. Leaner and lighter types harder to cash. Top price of the day went to A Smith, Allanview for a Texel at PS105. Top price per kg went to I Campbell, Meikle Seggie at 205.2p pkg for a pair of 41kg Beltex.

Spring lamb prices per head: Texel PS104 Allanview; Suffolk PS101 Eorabus (Islay); Beltex PS100 and PS99 West Lundie; Continental PS98 Cuiltburn; Mule PS84 Doune Farms.

Spring lamb prices per kg: Continental 205p Lands of Drumhead; Beltex X 205p Meikle Seggie; Beltex 204p Cuiltburn and West Lundie; Texel X 202p Wester Ochtermuthill; Mule 163p Doune Farms.

Also forward were 681 cast ewes and tups. Heavy ewes averaged PS70.33 selling to PS110 for a Suffolk X from R Messenger, Ayton, Abernethy. Export ewes averaged PS40.11. Tups sold to PS104 for a Suffolk X from B McMillan, Eorabus, Islay.

Other leading prices: Texel - PS104 Faulds; PS103 Easter Goremyre; PS100 Buskin; PS98 and PS95 Ayton BF; PS48 Todholes; PS46 Lochdar; PS43 Roscobie; PS38 Craigton. Mule - PS78 Easter Goremyre; PS75 Buskin; PS74 Bankhead and Donibee; PS72 Whiterigg. Cross - PS77 Easter Goremyre; PS70 Roscobie and Culdees; PS68 Sauchans. Suff - PS100 Eorabus (Islay); PS85 Delinacaar. Tups: Texel - PS80 Eorabus (Islay); BF - PS76 Graystale.

\United Auctions Monday, September 10 UA sold 231 sheep at their annual Lleyn Sheep Society show and sale, selling to a top of 650gns for a shearling ram from H Goldie, South Bowerhouses. Females sold to a top of PS170 twice, first for the champion pen of gimmers from H Goldie, South Bowerhouses and again for a pen consigned by James K Goldie.

The pre-sale show was ably judged by Paul Barrow, Helm Farm, Appleby and the following were his awards: Champion tup - R Johnston and Sons, Bensfield; 2 H Goldie, South Bowerhouses 650gns; 3 L Cruden, Woodlands 350gns Champion Gimmer - H Goldie, South Bowerhouses PS170; 2 WG Henderson, Nether Toucks PS140; 3 JK Goldie, South Bowerhouses PS170.

Ewe lambs - 1 Farmstock Genetics; 2 WG Henderson, Nether Toucks PS85; 3 J Morton, Bank Hall PS84.

Other leading prices: Rams (12 averaged PS420) - Goldies 500gns; Bardspark 500gns; Laga Farms 450gns. Gimmers (139 averaged PS130.32) - Goldies PS170, PS152, PS150; Laga Farms PS142; Bardspark PS140.

Ewe lambs (80 averaged PS86.69) - Farmstock PS90; Greenshields PS88; Bardspark PS85
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Date:Sep 14, 2018
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