Farm markets

NEWTON STEWART MARKET

WEDNESDAY 21ST OCTOBER 2015

PRIME & CAST SHEEP

1818 Prime & Cast Sheep Sold.

1195 prime lambs sold to average 139.2p/kg with the 540 lambs sold at 43kg and under averaging 146.7p/kg. The 635 heavier lambs average 133.9p/kg. Lambs peaked at £73 for heavyweights from J McFarlane, Daldowie and to 175p/kg for Beltex from C Old, Corgulloch. 623 Cast sheep still good to sell. Texel cross ewes sold to £86 from J McMillan, Carse O’ Clary. Mules ewes topped at £66 from L Hair, Drumbreddan and Blackfaces to £52.50 from J Mitchell, Little Larg.

Lambs (Leading Prices Per Head):

Suffolk: £68 Redbrae £67 Gowlands £65 Barholm & Redbrae £64.50 Camrie Charolais: £62 Mid Skeog Texel: £73 Daldowie £72.50 & £70 Boreland £69 & £68 Crailloch £68 East Altercannoch & Mid Skeog Beltex: £71, £68.80 & £68 Mains of Dhulloch £71 (x2) High Boreland Cross: £64.20 (x2) Barholm £58 Kirkmabreck Lleyn: £64.20 East Altercannoch

Lambs (Leading Prices Per Kilo):

Texel: 168.6 & 166.7 Boreland 156.6 & 155 Kiltersan 151.1 Corhulloch 148.8 East Altercannoch 148.7 Kiltersan Beltex: 175 Corhulloch 163.8 & 158.1 Mains of Dhulloch 163.4 & 162.2 Corhulloch 160.7 Tormitchell Suffolk: 145.2 Challochmun 138.1 & 137.8 Blackcraig 137.2 Mid Skeog Charolais: 147.6 Mid Skeog Cross: 137.1 Craigdhu 132.5 Corwar Mains Lleyn: 137.8 Kiltersan

Ewes (Leading Prices Per Head):

Texel: £86 Carse O’ Clary Texel Cross: £70 Carse O’ Clary Lleyn: £70 & £67.50 Kiltersan Cheviot: £66.50 Kildarroch £63.50 Garrochtrie Mule: £66 Drumbreddan £65 Redbrae BFL: £55 Corhulloch Blackface: £52.50 Little Larg £48.50 Drumbreddan £48 Glenchamber £47.50 Craignell £46.50 Little Larg & Carscreugh

NEWTON STEWART MARKET – FRIDAY 16TH & SATURDAY 17TH OCTOBER 2015

ANNUAL SUCKLED CALF SALES

2864 Cattle sold at The Annual Two Day October Sale of Spring and Autumn Suckled Calves at Newton Stewart Market.

An increased entry saw 274 extra Calves sold this year with the 2864 sold achieving and overall average of £817.16 (a fall of £13.49 on last year), overall average per kilo finished at 218.3 pence (a fall of 10.6p/k).

As with every year the ringside was packed with both local and travelled buyers who were presented with quality cattle which were a credit to their Vendors.

Autumn Bullocks sold to £1290 for a Charolais shown by Messrs Hannah, Meoul Farm, Sandhead. Spring Calves sold to £1110 for a Limousin shown by A McMillan, Garheugh Farm, Port William and to 306.1 pence per kilo for a pen of 11 Limousin crosses from Messrs Wallace, Kilquhockadale.

Native Bred Steers to £1230 for a Home Bred Galloway from Peter Hunter-Blair, Nether Cleugh, Dalry.

Autumn Heifers sold to £1165 for a pen of Charolais crosses from Messrs Clark, West Glengyre Farm, Stranraer.

Spring Born Heifers sold to 337.2 pence per kilo for a pen of 10 Salers shown by Messrs Howatson, Risk Farm, Newton Stewart.

949 Autumn born Bullock Calves averaged £940.32 (213.8 p/k)

670 Spring born Bullock Calves averaged £730.39 (240.4 p/k)

736 Autumn born Heifers Calves averaged £848.44 (203.8 p/k)

509 Spring born Heifer Calves averaged £656.54 (233.2 p/k)

TOP PRICES PER HEAD – STEERS

Charolais: £1290 Meoul, £1265, £1180, £1145, £1110, £1090, £1040 West Glengyre, £1180, £1170, £1100 Kirkmabreck, £1150, £1130, £1075 Knockiebae, £1140 Craigneil, £1130, £1060 Gowlands, £1100 Culbae, £1100 Cairnhouse, £1090, £1040 Meikle Larbrax, £1090, £1020 Glenvernoch, £1080, £1055, £1045 High Milton, £1075 South Auchleach. Limousin: £1245, £1190, £1100, £1060, £1045, £1035 Boghouse (Macteir), £1240, £1165, £1120 (2), £1095, £1055 Meoul, £1160, £1150, £1100, £1095 (2) Mains Of Larg, £1165, £1095, £1070 Kirkmabreck, £1150, £1135 (2), £1080, £1065, £1050 Redbrae, £1050, £1095, £1070, £1050, £1040 No. 2 South Balfern, £1110 Garheugh, £1105 Craigneil & South Auchleach, £1100, £1050 (2) Gowlands, £1050 Bridgehouse, £1035 Bardrochwood & Little Airies, £1020 Meikle Larbrax & Old Land. Galloway: £1230, £1050 Nether Cleugh. Aberdeen Angus: £1195 Chapelton, Creetown, £1080 South Auchleach, £1040 Low Glasnick, £945 Ballaird & Craigenholly. British Blue: £1185, £1100 (2), £1090, £1065, £1050, £1000 Low Glasnick. Simmental: £1050 (2), £1000 Crouse, £1060, £1000 Old Land, £995 Barnean. Hereford: £1040, £1000 West Glengyre, £990 Viewhills. Blonde: £1020, £1000 Low Glasnick. Shorthorn: £960 West Glengyre, £915, £865 Bardrochwood. Saler: £900, £795 East Altercannoch, £890, £820, £765, £735 Cuil, £725, £685 Risk.

TOP PRICES PER HEAD – HEIFERS

Charolais: £1165, £1050, £1045 West Glengyre, £1075, £970 Kirkmabreck, £1110, £1040, £1000 South Auchleach, £1020, £980, £955 Knockiebae. Limousin: £1140, £1035, £1005 Meoul, £1110, £1005, £1000 (2), £995 (2), £985 Redbrae, £1090, £1030 Bridgehouse, £1070, £1055, £1030, £1020, £1015, £1000 Claycrop, £1050 Crouse, £1010, £1000 Mains Of Larg, £1020 (2) Kirkmabreck, £1000 Gowlands, £990 Boghouse. Simmental: £990 Crouse, £930 Barnean, £925 Spittal, £915 Crouse. Saler: £970 Kirkmabreck, £810, £800, £775, £725 Risk. Aberdeen Angus: £965 South Auchleach, £865 Ballaird. British Blue: £955, £880 (2) Low Glasnick. Blonde: £880, £850, £800 Low Glasnick. Hereford: £880 Philgown.

TOP PRICES PER KILO – STEERS

Charolais: 288.9p/k, 264.3 p/k, 264.0 p/k 262.9 p/k 251.7 p/k 240.0 p/k Shennanton, 271.9p/k, 269.5p/k Culdoach, 261.0p/k Glanvernoch, 254.6p/k Gowlands, 251.6p/k Milnmark. Limousin: 306.1p/k, 256.1p/k Kilquhockadale, 290.7p/k, 274.0p/k, 256.4p/k, 255.7p/k, 254.1p/k East Barr, 288.9p/k, 260.7p/k Meoul, 282.0p/k Ring Of Barfad, 276.9p/k, 273.0p/k, 267.9p/k, 260.7p/k, 256.7p/k Kiltersan, 261.4p/k Kildarroch, 257.7p/k, 256.0p/k, 248.4p/k, 248.3p/k, 240.0p/k Shennanton, 254.2p/k Barclye. Aberdeen Angus: 232.5p/k Meikle Larbrax, 232.0p/k, 222.0p/k Boghouse, 220.0p/k Glenvernoch. British Blue: 266.7p/k, 238.1p/k St Ninnians, 229.0p/k, 220.0p/k (3) Low Glasnick. Simmental: 270.0p/k, 256.0p/k, 252.8p/k Cairndoon, 263.8p/k, 238.0p/k Drumjargon. Saler: 273.7p/k, 263.0p/k, 262.2p/k Risk.

TOP PRICES PER KILO – HEIFERS

Limousin: 284.6p/k, 250.0p/k Meoul, 279.2p/k, 255.4p/k Kilquhockadale, 271.9p/k, 266.7p/k, 265.9p/k, 257.1p/k, 247.5p/k, 246.6p/k Kiltersan, 270.4p/k East Barr, 259.0p/k Barwhanny, 247.5p/k Garheugh, 244.9p/k, 239.2p/k Bardrochwood, 243.9p/k St Ninnians. Simmental: 255.8p/k, 221.7p/k Cairndoon, 243.1p/k Drumjargon. Aberdeen Angus: 210.0p/k Glenvernoch. Saler: 337.0p/k, 307.7p/k, 294.6p/k, 281.8p/k, 273.5p/k, 266.7p/k, 264.0p/k, 253.9p/k, 250.0p/k Risk.

WALLETS MARTS CASTLE DOUGLAS LIMITED

MONDAY 19TH OCTOBER

BREEDING SHEEP SALE

Wallets Marts Castle Douglas Limited held their second ram sale on Monday 19th October 2015. Topping the trade at £400 was a Texel Shearling from Raggetsyke, Waterbeck. Blackface Shearlings sold to £380 from Drannandow Farms.

A tremendous show of 808 store lambs and breeding and feeding ewes were forward with all classes of lambs selling well. A pen of 29 Suffolk lambs topped the trade at £56 from Glentoo closely followed at £55.50 for a pen of 62 Texel lambs from the same home. Blackface ewes sold to £48 for a pen of correct ewes from Ardoch

TUPS

Blackface Shearlings

Drannandow £380, £320; Cuil £280; Glen £260; Larg £240; Kirkmabreck £240; Blackloch £240; Dalhabboch £240

Blackface Ram Lambs

Cullinaw £220, £200

Bluefaced Leicester Shearling

Arndarroch £380; Mossyard £320; Lagganpark £300; Mains of Penninghame £260; South Quintenespie £240

Bluefaced Leicester Lamb

Burgh Head £200

Suffolk Shearling

Mossend £260; Redcroft £260

Texel Shearling

Raggetsyke £400; South Quintenespie £380; Burgh Head £360 Chirmorrie £300

STORE LAMBS

Blackface

Holm of Daltallochan £48.50

Cheviot

Murrayton £39.50

Greyface

Beoch, Loch Doon £54

Suffolk

Glentoo £56

Texel

Glentoo £55.50; Lochurr £54.50; Murrayton £53

BREEDING EWES

Blackface

Ardoch £48; Stroangassel £40.

TUESDAY 20TH OCTOBER

WEEKLY PRIMESTOCK SALE

Wallets Marts Castle Douglas Limited held their weekly sale of 1322 prime lambs and cast sheep on Tuesday 20TH October.

1086 prime lambs sold to average 140.74p (SQQ 144.21). A smaller show of lambs sold to similar rates. Top price today was £74 (x2) for Texels from Midtown, Castle Douglas and also for Beltex from Compstonend. Top price per kg was 176.8p for Beltex from Compstonend.

236 Cast Sheep sold to similar rates. Topping at £85 for Texel from Low Creoch. Blackfaces to £50.50 from Upper Hardland

LAMBS

Light 32.1 – 39

Average 137.31 per kilo

Top Price 161.5p per kilo

Texel

Low Creoch £63; Airyolland £60; Park of Tongland £59.50; Little Fenwick £51

Blackface

Cullinaw £50; Achie £45.80; Lochside £45.50

Cheviot

Airyolland £50.50

Charollais

Little Fenwick £52

Greyface

Lochside £50.50

Medium 39.1 – 45

Average 145.86p per kilo

Top Price 176.8p per kilo

Lleyn

Langbarns £50

Texel

Compstonend £69; Langbarns £67; Brockloch £66.80; Shirmers £66.20; South Quintenespie £65.80; Cullinaw £65.20; Achie £65

Beltex

Compstonend £73;

Charollais

Carslae £62

Greyface

Horsecrook £58.80; Cotland £58.80; Lowes £58.20; Achie £57; Langbarns £56.50; Shirmers £55.50; South Quintenespie £55.50

Suffolk

Redcroft £63.50; Magrie £62.50; Langbarns £60.50;

Heavy 45.6 – 52

Average 136.04p per kilo

Top price 155.8p per kilo

Greyface

Langbarns £67; Horsecrook £64.50; Barlauchlin £60.50

Suffolk

Margrie £71; Castlehill £67; Culnaughtrie £65; Carslae £61

Texel

Midtown £74; Long Beoch £72.20; Cullinaw £70; Margrie £70

Ewes

Suffolk

Redcroft £68

Blackface

Upper Hardland £50.50; Rainton £50; Romesbeoch £45; Newfield £43.50; Balgerran £40

Lleyn

Redcroft £55

Cheviot

Low Creoch £66

Greyface

Bardarroch £70; Blackpark £63.50; Low Creoch £63; Edgarton £63

Texel

Low Creoch £85; Lochside £69; Balgerrran £67; Park of Tongland £65

Rams

Cheviot

Grobdale £60

AYR – MONDAY 19th OCTOBER 2015

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd, had forward 2128 sheep, comprising 1464 Prime Lambs, 664 Cast Ewes & Tups. Prime Lambs sold to a top price of 176.2p/kg for a pen 42kg Beltex Lambs from H Dunlop, Holehouse, Ochiltree with the overall average being 135.1p/kg ( - 1.9p on the week) with very few good export lambs on offer and with the proportion of the sale being full of heavy Lambs the overall average was slightly cheaper on the week.

Leading Prices (per head) Lambs:

Beltex: £81 Knockgerran £80 Netherton (Semple) Beltex Cross: £79 Knockgerran £75 Netherton (Semple) Texel: £75 High Tarbeg & Tormitchell Texel Cross: £75 Lindsayston £74 Holehouse (Dunlop) Cont: £74 Fowler £73 Lanemark Cont Cross: £72 Knockgerran £71.50 Netherton (Semple) Rouge: £71 Knockgerran £70 Blairbowie Charollais: £70 Netherton (Semple) & Enoch (Howat) Char Cross: £70 Fowler & Broadshean Roussin: £69.50 Knockgerran & Keyshill Roussin Cross: £69 High Tarbeg & Knockgerran Mule Ewe: £60 Mossend (McCubbin) Cross: £59 High Woodston Bf: £59 Larroch (Murdoch) & Shawsknowe £55 Waterland

Leading Prices (per kilo) Lambs:

Beltex: 176.2p Holehouse 174.4p Tormitchell Beltex Cross: 166.7p Keyshill 165.9p Lanemark Texel: 164.4p Fowler 162.1p Knockgerran Texel Cross: 160.0p Lanemark 159.1p Enoch Cont: 156.9p Keyshill 156.3p Netherton Cont Cross: 156.2p Lindsayston 154.9p Knockgerran Rouge: 154.8p Holehouse 153.1p High Tarbeg Char: 151.2p Barmickhill 150.1p Lindsayston Char Cross: 148.8p Broadshean 147.7p East Revoch Roussin: 147.7p Lanemark 147.6p Broadshean Roussin Cross: 146.7p Castlemains 146.1p Mid Lowes Mule Ewe: 130.2p Knockgerran Cross: 125.6p High Woodston Bf: 139.2p Brockloch 136.8p Brockloch 136.1p Dykes (Wilson)

664 Cast Ewes & Tups were forward, Ewes would be easier on the week with the overall average being £50.85. Top price today was £133 for a pen of Texel Ewes from DM Walker & Son, Laigh Alticane, Pinwherry

Leading Prices (per head) Ewes:

Texel: £133 Laigh Alticane Texel Cross: £116 Dalfask Beltex: £94.50 Ditton £87 Arnsow Beltex Cross: £86 Blairbowie Halfbred: £84.50 Baidlandhill £83.50 Old Mill Halfbred Cross: £83 Netherton & Broadshean Cont: £82 Dalfask £81.50 Holehosue Sfk: £80 Sorn Mains £79.50 Netherton Rouge: £78 Arnsow £77.50 Drumullan Border Leicester: £73 Ditton Roussin: £72.50 Drumullan Cheviot: £72 Threepwood & Airtnoch Cheviot Cross: £70 Dougrie Estates Mule: £65 Barmickhill £62 Dykes (Parker) Cross: £59 Arnsow £57.50 Dalfask £56 Broadshean & Dykes (Parker) Bf: £47.50 Dalfask £46.50 West Revoch £45 Laigh Alticane

Cast Tups sold to a top price of £117.50 for a pen of Blueface Leicester Tups from M & E Drummond, Cassington, Dalrymple

AYR – TUESDAY 20th OCTOBER

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd, sold 210 Prime and Cast Cattle, numbers short of requirements, trade firm.

9 Prime Heifers averaged 218.5p/kg or £1227.46

4 Prime Bullocks averaged 177.3p/kg or £1220.43

Top price of the day was 243p/kg for a smart Limousin Cross Heifer off High Gameshill or £1421.55, Bullocks to 188p/kg for a B/Blue off Langlands or £1391.20

Leading Prices (per kilo) Heifers:

Lim: 243p & 241p High Gameshill 228p Mansefield Mains Char: 229p High Gameshill Hfd: 190p Philgowan

Leading Prices (per kilo) Blks:

B/B: 188p Langlands Hfd: 183p Cairn

Cast Ring

A plain show for quality trade similar to last week.

10 Bulls averaged 199.51p/kg

90 Beef Cows averaged 112.31p/kg

98 Dairy Cows averaged 82.47p/kg

Bulls topped at £1280 for a Limousin off Langlands or 130.6p/kg Beef Cows top of £1090 for a Limousin off Barglauchlan or Dairy Cattle to £970 for a Friesian off Chipperlaggan or 115.4p/kg for a Friesian off Meikle Heateth

Leading Prices (per head) Bulls:

Lim: £1280 Langlands A/A: £1050 Temples £1010 Nether Culzean Fries: £830 Langdale

Leading Prices (per head) Cows:

Lim: £1090 Barglauchlan £1060 Kildarroch £1020 Borland Sim: £1060 Laigland £900 Temples & Low Polquheys Char: £900 Barskelly Sal: £890 Ballaird A/A: £890 Temples £870 Threepwood Short: £840 East Moorhouse Fries: £970 Chipperlaggan £900 Burnbank (Kilmacolm) Ayrs: £670 Silverigg Char Hfr: £980 Burnbank £950 Burnbank AA Blk: £860

A much smaller show of 12 Dairy Cattle with the whole sale average £1254 + £102 on the week. Top price of the day was £1700 for a strong HF Heifer off J Cousar, Grange of Cree, Newton Stewart

Leading Prices (per head):

HF Heifers: £1700 Grange of Cree £1500 (x2) Meadowbank & Ploughlands HF Cows: £1580 Goosehill

125 calves and stirks sold with many more could have been sold to sellers advantage.

Leading Prices (per head):

Bull Calves: Sim x: £590 (x3) Burnton (Ochiltree) Limx: £440 Bruchag £420 Temples £405 Burnockstone £390 Ladyyard £385 (x2) Millafleck & Burnockstone £365 (x2) Whitehill & Meadownay Hfdx: £365 Philgowan BBx: £435 Burnockston Charx: £435 Temples £420 Mansefield Mains

Leading Prices (per head) Calves:

Hfrs: Limx: £475 Meadowbank £405 Arnsow £385 Whitehill £350 Broomberry £345 Temples £340 Barfad Hex: £420 (x3) Philgowan AAx: £385 Temples BBx: £340 £335 Kirkhill Charx: £320 Temples

Leading Prices (per head) Stirks Blks:

Limx: £860 Lanemark £540 & £505 Boreland Charx: £790 Crossgates £615 Temples

Leading Prices (per head) Calves Hfrs:

Limx: £610 Pinvalley Charx: £475 Temples.