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Thursday 26th November 2020

Caledonian Marts Ltd Christmas Show and Sale was very ably judged by Robert Prentice of Ceres Butcher, Main Street, Ceres, Fife.

The Show was kindly sponsored by A Jamieson & Son, Livestock Haulage, Stranraer and Hugh O’Neil, Ayr.

With Robert having a very difficult job today carrying out the judging due to such an excellent show of Prime Cattle forward. At one point throughout the judging Robert asked “Just to make sure this isn’t the Winter Fair is it?” With all vendors bringing out their high quality stock for the Cally’s Christmas Show & Sale.

The Results were as follows-

Overall Champion was an outstanding well fleshed Limousin with a superb carcass weighing 590kg from A A & J Brand, Nethermyres, Auchtermuchty which realised 320p per kg purchased by the Judge (£1888).

Reserve Champion and opposite Sex to the Champion was a superb Limousin Heifer from W Dandie & Sons, Learielaw, Broxburn which entered the ring at 554kg and chapped down at 290p per kg to Hugh Black & Sons, Butcher, Stirling(£1606).

Leading the way with the Native Bullocks was a Galloway shown from J & S Ross, Romesbeoch, Dumfries with a back end on it like a continental with serious style coming into the ring with him. He crossed the scales at 632kg and sold for 292p per kg heading to Briggsy’s Quality Butcher, Jedbrugh (£1845)

The Native Heifers saw a sweet Aberdeen Angus Heifer which travelled all the way down from the Moir Brothers, Home Farm, Cairness, Fraserburgh came into the ring at 544kg with the hammer falling at 270p per kg again to the Judge (£1468).

Other Prizes & Prices-

Continental Bullock
1st & Champion Nethermyres
2nd Brockwoodlees 648kg, 248ppkg to T Johnston Butchers, Falkirk
3rd Pitcairn 650kg, 245ppkg to McGregor Meats

Continental Heifers
1st & Reserve Champion Learielaw
2nd Home Farm, Cairness 572kg, 265kg to H A Black & Sons, Butchers, Stirling
3rd Pitcairn 588kg, 255ppkg to D Comrie, Butchers, Comrie

Native Bullocks
1st Romesbeoch (Galloway) 632kg, 292ppkg to Briggsy’s Butchers, Jedburgh
2nd Wester Middleton (Aberdeen Angus) 684kg, 230ppkg to McGregor Meats

Native Heifers
1st Home Farm (Aberdeen Angus) Cairness 544kg, 270ppkg to the Judge
2nd Brockwoodlees (Aberdeen Angus) 596kg, 252ppkg to R Brown, Butchers, Stenhousemuir
3rd Wester Middleton (Aberdeen Angus) 654kg, 252ppkg to W P Tulloch Butchers, Paisley