09 September 1998
Calf price worries at Caledonian Marts

THERE were no grounds for optimism among farmers in the first of the major suckled calf sales at Caledonian Marts, Stirling.

One farmer, quoted by The Herald, said he was resigned to accepting prices about £70 a head less than last year.

But the one bright spot among the general gloom was the £2200 paid for the reserve champion, a one-year-old Charolais heifer.