REPORT FOR SALE HELD AT CALEDONIAN MARTS LTD
TUESDAY 3rd July 2018.
CALEDONIAN MARTS LTD, (Tuesday 3rd July 2018) sold 866 Prime Lambs, Cast Ewes & Tups and Young Sheep.
Included in today’s sale was the Show & Sale of Texel Lambs, held in conjunction with the Scottish Texel Sheep Breeders Club, which was kindly sponsored by NFU Mutual. The show was ably judged by Mr R Lawson, East Mains, Newbigging.
Prize List –
Champion: Bankhead Farming Partners, 46.6kg @ £120 purchased by A Gray (Butchers), Stirling.
Reserve Champion: G Whyte, Pett, 43.6kg @ £115 purchased by the judge Mr R Lawson.
Class 1 – Texel X Scotch Mule up to 42kg
1st – W B Buchanan, Wester Kepdowrie, 40.6kg @ £81.50
2nd – W B Buchanan, Wester Kepdowrie, 41.6kg @ £82.50
3rd – R Wardrope & Son, Easter Coates, 40.6kg @ £86.50
Class 2 – Texel X Scotch Mule over 42.1kg
1st – G Whyte, Pett, 43.6kg @ £115 (Reserve Champion)
2nd – J Lawrie, Tillyrie, 43.6kg @ £96
3rd – R Wardrope & Son, Easter Coates, 43.6kg @ £96
Class 3 – Texel X Any Other Breed up to 42kg
1st – E Robertson, Skeoch, 41kg @ £93
Class 4 – Texel X Any Other Breed over 42.1kg
1st – Bankhead Farming Partners, 46.6kg @ £120 (Champion)
2nd – E Robertson, Skeoch, 46kg @ £107
3rd – Bankhead Farming Partners, 48.3kg @ £110
Outwith the show, top price of the day was shared between a 51kg Texel from J R MacGregor, Dyke, Milton of Campsie and a 47kg Texel from R A Campbell & Sons, Meikle Seggie, Milnathort both fetching £110.
Top price per kilo went to H T Shanks, Easter Cash, Strathmiglo for a cracking 46kg Texel at 235ppkg.
Overall sale average for 351 Spring Lambs was 206.6p (-10.9p on the week). Again, all classes followed the national trend in being easier on the week.
Spring Lambs Prices per Head:-
Texel X £108 Easter Cash (Twice)
Texel £105 Pett
Beltex £104 Parks of Aldie
Suffolk X £101 Bankhead Farming Partners
Suffolk £100 Kinnaird (Kirriemuir)
Spring Lambs Prices per Kg
Texel X 235p Easter Cash
Texel 234p Meikle Seggie
Beltex X 219p Pett
Suffolk X 215p Bankhead Farming Partners
Beltex 212p Parks of Aldie
Also forward were 515 Cast Ewes, Tups & Young Sheep.
Heavy Ewes averaged £84.01 selling to £126 for a Texel from S R Hyslop, Whitehills, Crossgates.
Export Ewes averaged £58.89 selling to £67 for a Blackface from W Adam & Son, Shankhead, Stirling.
Heavy ewes were sharper on the week with Export Ewes remaining a steady trade.
Other Leading Prices:-
£108 West Lundie (Twice)
£108 Devol House
£90 Meikle Seggie
£89 Kinnaird (Kirriemuir)
£65 Meikle Seggie
£63 East Mitchelton
£54 West Tandlemuir
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