HEIFERS ruled supreme at Caledonian Marts' show and sale of store cattle at Stirling, on Monday, where there was a reduced number of 218 forward due to the weather conditions. 

Claiming the championship was a Charolais heifer weighing 420kg from J and D Mitchell, Offers, which went on to sell to the judge, J Watson, Pityot, for £1110. In reserve was a 495kg Limousin heifer from R McNee, Woodend, which realsied £1140. 

Overall, the sale reached 300p per kg for a bullock from G Stewart, Wester Whin, with bullocks also leading the gross trade at £1220 from AL and J Blair, East Kerse. Bullocks levelled at 233p. 

Heifers averaged 222p, having peaked at 265p from Ardtalla Estates, Isle of Islay, as well as £1140 for the reserve champion and again from J and J Graham, Mains of Burnbank. 

Also on offer were 212 store hoggs and grit ewes, where hoggs reached £73 from Straid Farms and grit ewes hit £60 for Blackfaces from Neriby, Isle of Islay. 

LEADING prices:

Bullocks – Per head – £1160, £1140 East Kerse; £1030, £1020 Gairneybank; £1000 Avoncrook. £1000 (x2), £950 Woodend; £1000 Coull (Islay); £970 Offers. Per kg – 289p Ardtalla (Islay); 283p, 251p Wester Whin; 264p (x2), 255p Easter Gartfarran. 
Heifers – Per head – £1110 Offers; £1010 (x2), £970, £950 Gairneybank; £1010 Woodend; £990, £940 Mains of Burnbank. Per kg – 264p, 251p, 232p Offers; 244p Mains of Burnbank; 234p Easterton (Purdon); 233p Easter Gartfarran.