Prices in the 1950s .

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In 1951 the average price of £464 3s was seen for the 295 Shorthorn bulls sold at Perth Spring Sale – it was the second highest ever recorded.

In 1951 at a sale in Paisley, in January, the 72 registered female Friesians averaged £105 10s with the 47 bulls averaging £77 9s.

In 1951 the Wool Marketing Boad increased the price of wool to 5s 10d – it was believed that this price was too high and could not be maintained. A guaranteed price of 4s was seen to be more agreeable to breeders.

In 1955 there was a new record price for an Aberdeen-Angus of 11,500gns for a Newhouse Glamis bull and a new record average was set at £706 10s. Amongst sheep a new British record of £2500 was paid at Lanark for a Blackface ram lamb bred by JM Wilson, Whitehope.

Wire strainers could then be purchased for 40s – with postage at 2/3d. The strainers were advertised to need 'no skill' to use and could take an unlimited length of loose wire.

In 1953 eggs were guaranteed that the minimum price would not fall below 3s 6d per dozen.