Caledonian Marts (Stirling) Ltd held their first show and sale of Prime Beltex Hoggets in conjunction with Beltex Scotland on Tuesday 28th February 2012.
Champion pen of Beltex hoggets
The Beltex Scotland club also kindly sponsored the competition along with Natural Stockcare, Agri Lloyd, LS Smellin & Sons, TRP Scotland and Caledonian Marts. There was a great entry of 190 forward from the Central & Perthshire areas with the overall average 232.14p per kilo.
The judge for the day was John Gibson, Procurement Manager from Vivers Scotlamb Ltd, Annan and the following were his awards:
Champion: J B Guthrie, Cuiltburn, Muthill 46kgs £125
Reserve Champion: DS & RC Taylor, Easter Ochtermuthill, Muthill 39.5kgs £98
Up to 39.5 kilos
1st DS & RC Taylor, Easter Ochtermuthill, Muthill 39.5kgs £98
2nd DS & RC Taylor, Easter Ochtermuthill, Muthill 39.5kgs £102
3rd J McDonald, Newbigging, Crieff 38kgs £87
40kgs – 43.5 kilos
1st DS & RC Taylor, Easter Ochtermuthill, Muthill 42kgs £118
2nd DS & RC Taylor, Easter Ochtermuthill, Muthill 42kgs £110
3rd J B Guthrie, Cultburn, Muthill 43kgs £112.00
44kgs – 47.5 kilos
1st J B Guthrie, Cultburn, Muthill 46kgs £125
2nd WJ & EC Stevenson, Coilavoulin, Pitlochry 46kgs £100
3rd A Morton, Lochend, Denny 45kgs £100
48 kilos upwards
1st J B Guthrie, Cultburn, Muthill 48kgs £109
2nd W M Bell & Son, Craigend Cottage, Perth 48kgs £99
3rd R Downie, Newton Farm, Crathie 50kgs £104
Prices outwith the prize list
Coilavoulin - £108 (265p), £106 (263p); Gillandersland - £108 (245p); Oldwalls - £104 (242p); Lurgen - £1030 (245p); Wester Thomaston - £101 (246p); Meikle Seggie - £97 (243p).
Caledonian Marts (Stirling) Ltd had forward 2233 prime sheep and 1100 cast ewes and tups. Outwith the Show: 2233 Prime Hoggets averaged 197.20p per kilo -1.24p on the week selling to a top of 249p per kilo or £110.50 for Beltex from R & S Downie, Newton of Crathie.1679 (SQQ) Prime Hoggets averaged 202.63p per kilo (+1.2p on the week).
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