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Around the markets

STIRLING – Caledonian Marts on Monday April 3 sold 743 store cattle and 1036 store hoggets and grit gimmers and Ewes at their April show and sale.

The judge for the day was Ross Johnston, North Medrox, Cumbernauld, and the following were his awards and prices.

Overall champion, a Charolais bullock from J and D Mitchell, Offers, Gargunnock, scaled 480kg realised £1100 and purcashed by A C Bruce, Glendavny, Aberdeen.

Reserve champion, a Limousin heifer from D and L Graham, Mains of Burnbank, Blairdrummond, at 345kg realised £830 purchased by A Kerr, East Cairnbeg, Laurencekirk.

Best Pen of four Bullocks came from R McNee Ltd, Woodend, Armadale at 492kg sold for £1100 purchased by A C Bruce, Glendavny, Aberdeen.

Best Pen of four Heifers came from D and L Graham, Mains of Burnbank at 378kg sold for £920 purchased at A J Ingram, Huntly.

Bullocks averaged 222ppkg selling to 268ppkg for a Simmental from G Stewart, Wester Whin, Slamannan and to £1300 twice for a Simmental from A Peock, Bowhouse, Gartness and for a Saler from J and J Brown, Loanrigg, Slamannan.

Heifers averaged 217ppkg selling to 260ppkg for a Limousin from A McDowall and Son, Mid Ervie, Kirkcolm and to £1230 for a AA from T J Paterson, Alton Muirhouse, Newmilns.

Black and white Bullocks averaged 152ppkg, selling to 195ppkg from J C Orr, Baldastard, Lundin Links and to £1170 from the same home.

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