Bullocks averaged 219p per kg
Heifers averaged 220p per kg
Beef Bulls averaged 196p per kg
Dairy Bulls averaged 108p per kg
Beef Cows averaged 118p per kg
Dairy Cows averaged 84p per kg (with a few real shockers in them)
A marvellous show of cattle forward for numbers with trade bucking the trend of deadweight prices which are on the slip!! The live trade certainly was no cheaper than last week, we also had a few cattle forward which deadweight companies could not take due to their backlogs!! And the comments were the live trade compared very favourable.
WE CAN TAKE CATTLE ANY WEEK LIVE!
Caledonian Marts Ltd (Thursday 30th July 2015) sold 227 cattle comprising 138 Prime Bullocks, Heifers and Young Bulls, 89 Cast Cows and Bulls and 5 Calves.
Bullocks sold to a top of 238p per kg (twice) for Limousins from W Pettigrew, Faskine, Airdrie and T H Gray, Balquharrage, Lennoxtown being purchased by D Campbell & Son, Butchers, Callander and D Comrie & Son, Butchers, Comrie respectively and to £1666.32 gross for a 786kg Simmental from R Colquhoun, Barrochan Cross, Houston.
Heifers sold to 250p per kg (twice) for Limousins from W Pettigrew, Faskine and M Jack, Carriston, Markinch purchased by D Campbell & Son, Callander and J Hastie, Butcher, Markinch and to £1545 for a 618kg Limousin from Carriston.
Bulls sold to 218p per kg for a Limousin from Croy Cunningham Farms, Killearn to N Bark, Biggar and to £1503 for a Blonde Aquitaine from Craigkelly Farm Ltd, North Glassmount, Kirkcaldy.
248p Mains of Cultmalundie;
242p Easter Buchlyvie & Carriston;
235p Mains of Cultmalundie;
234p Craigend (Methven) & Classlochie:
233p Mains of Cultmalundie;
232p Brockwoodlees & Seggarsdean;
230p Mains of Cultmalundie;
216p & 213p Croy Cunningham Farms;
214p & 210p Carriston;
207p Gartness & Carriston;
Beef Cows sold to 153p per kg for a Limousin from J & D Mitchell, Offers, Gargunnock and to £1020 gross (twice) for a Hereford from A J Millar & Co, Bonnington, North Berwick and Craigkelly Farm Ltd, Kirkcaldy.
Cast Bulls sold to £1270 from J W Murray & Son, Wester Balbeggie, Kirkcaldy:
139p Sheilds (Lochwinnoch);
138p Classlochie & Sheilds;
130p High Belltrees:
108p Rossbank (Colquhoun);
106p High Belltrees;
105p & 104p Barbeth: