NEWTON STEWART MARKET
PRIME & CAST SHEEP
WEDNESDAY 28TH OCTOBER
1720 Prime & Cast Sheep sold.
1154 Prime Lambs sold today averaged 452kg at 131.4p/kg. The 582 SQQ lambs averaged 139.9p/kg. the 572 Lambs sold weighing 44kg and above averaged an incredible 49.6kg and averaged 121.8p/kg. top price per head of £66 was paid for a pen of 42kg Beltex from C Old, Corhulloch and then from P Murray, High Ersock. Heavyweight sold to £66 from 50kg Texels from A Baillie,Challochglass. Another big show of cast sheep still good to sell but as less money as previous weeks. Tups sold to £70 for a Charolais from R Templeton, Carslae. While ewes sold to £69 for Texel Crosses from L Hair, Drumbreddan. Mule ewes to £60 from Drumbreddan and S MacTier, Boghouse with Blackfaces to £50 from Wood of Dervaird.
Lambs (Leading Prices Per Head):
Beltex: £66 High Ersock £66 (x2) Corhulloch £64 & £63.80 Tormitchell £63 Mains of Dhulloch Texel: £66 Challochglass £65 (x2) High Boreland £65 (x2) Laigh Alticane £63 Maryport, Barlaughlan & Pinclanty £62.80 Maryport £62 Challochglass Suffolk: £64 Over Airies £63 & £62.80 Boghouse £62.20 Auchneight Blackface: £56.50 Kirkmabreck £55 Knockeen £54.50 Balmurrie £54 Kirkmabreck Charolais: £64.50 Boghouse £64 Over Airies Cross: £59 Knockiebae £56 Pinclanty £55.20 Barlaughlan
Lambs (Leading Prices Per Kilo):
Beltex: 157.4 High Ersock 153.5 Corhulloch 151.2 Auchleand 148.8 & 148.4 Tormitchell Texel: 148.3 & 143.9 Druchtag 147.5 Auchneight & Clugston 146.3 Auchenree 145.9 & 143 Torhousemuir 143 (x2) Pinclanty & Clugston 142.7 Kiltersan Suffolk: 148.1 & 144.5 Auchneight Blackface: 142.4 & 134.2 Barholm 131.9 Corhulloch Cross: 122.5 Corhulloch
Cast Sheep (Leading Prices):
Charolais Tup: £70 Carslae BF Tup: £56 Drummuckloch Texel Cross Ewes: £69 Drumbreddan & Kiltersan Cross: £60 Drumbreddan & Boghouse Roussin Cross: £59.50 Barquhill Lleyn Cross: £54 Kiltersan Cheviot: £55 Auchleand BF: £50 Wood of Dervaird £49.50 Kirkmabreck £47 Drumbreddan & Kirkmabreck.
WALLETS MARTS CASTLE DOUGLAS LIMITED
MONDAY 26TH OCTOBER 2015
STORE CATTLE AND OTM CATTLE
Wallets Marts Castle Douglas Limited sold 237 Store Cattle, 323 Store sheep and 78 OTM cattle at their fortnightly sale on Monday 26th October.
Store Cattle were a plainer quality show and proved harder to cash as buyers began to get filled up over recent sales. Contrary to this suckled calves were very dear and well short of buyers requirements. Topping the store section at £1110 were a pair of Limousin cross bullocks from M S Taylor & Son, Edingham whilst a pen of Charolais heifers from Straith Estates topped their section at £1090. In the suckled calf section prices topped at £770 and 277p per kg for a pen of Charolais cross bullocks from T & J A Edgar, Newfield. Next at £730 were Charolais crosses from Shirmers. A pen of Charolais cross heifers from Shirmers were top price per head and per kg at £635 and 238.7p respectively.
In the OTM ring a larger show of 78 cattle easily maintained recent rates with fleshy cows being more easily cashed. Topping the cows at 138p per kg was a Limousin cross from Balcraig Moor Farming Co. Top price per head was £1062.60 paid to Messrs Farries Castlegower for a Charolais. Heifers sold to 156p twice for AA Crosses from Balcraig Moor Farming Co whilst bulls from the same home sold to 80p per kg.
Balgreddan £800; Garrochtrie £780; Low Mains £750
Low Mains £840
Falbae £940; Poldean £735
Edingham £1110; Garroch £860; Garrochtrie £855; Balgreddan £830
Balgreddan £850; Waterside, Terregles £800
Bargatton £1000; Burn £930; Upper barr £860
Low Mains £780; Carleton £740;
Low Mains £770; Balgreddan £755
Straith Estates £930
Edingham £970; West Polquhirter £940; Disdow £870; Garrochtrie £835
Carleton £770; Balgreddan £720
Congeith £940; Carleton £760
Straith Estate £930
Straith Estate £1090; Disdow £1090
Balcraig Moor £914
Moss Side £903
Nether Barr £953
West Preston £736
Culnaightrie £1004; Congeith £923
Also forward were 323 store lambs of all classes which were presented to a full ringside of bidders. With the season now wearing on lambs in general were smaller than the previous sale but despite this still met with a strong demand. Topping the sale at £63 were a pen of Scotch Mules from Burnton, Cumnock. Next at £52.50 were a pen of Texel crosses from Carlyle Bros, Greenhead, Sanquhar. Overall averages were as follows:-
Texel crosses £46.25
Scotch Mule £46.13
Suffolk Crosses £43.29
TUESDAY 27th OCTOBER 2015
WEEKLY PRIMESTOCK SALE
Wallets Marts Castle Douglas Limited held their weekly sale of 2264 prime lambs and cast sheep on Tuesday 27th October.
1644 prime lambs sold to average 134.06p per kg (SQQ 137.85p). All classes of lambs were less on the week due to an abundance of heavy and fat lambs up and down the country. Export weights sold the easiest and were short of requirements.
Top price today was £70 (x4) first for Suffolks from Kirkbride, Auldgirth, Texels from Messrs Ross Romesbeoch, Beltex from Lagganpark, Moniaive and also from Balgerran, Crossmichael which were also top price per kg at 170.7p
620 Cast sheep sold similar on the week with ewes peaking at £93 for Texels from Balgerran and Blackfaces to £48 from Mossyard.
Belly clipping is just around the corner. To halt the need for it in this Mart for as long as possible could all vendors please present lambs as clean as possible, especially the tails. There are still a few sheep each week with excessive dirt. Your co-operation in this matter would be very much appreciated.
Light 32.1 – 39
Average 139.65p per kilo
Top Price 145.9p per kilo
Murrayton £55; Ardwall £52; Slatehouse £51.50;
Garroch Estate £50.80
Medium 39.1 – 45
Average 137.62p per kilo
Top Price 170.7p per kilo
Balgerran £70; South Quintenespie £64.20; Midtown £63.20; Lagganpark £63; Mill of Plunton £62.50;
Knocksheen £54; Glentoo £53;
Douganhill £56; South Quintenespie £54
Meikle Kirkland £63.50; Balannan £57.50; Brae Farm £57
Boreland of Parton £57.50; Murrayton £57.50; Midtown £57; Nether Craigenputtock £56; Slatehouse £55.80; Drumphumphry £55.50; Garroch £55
Auchenleck £60.20; Castlehill £59; Ingleston £55.50; Redcroft £55; Balannan £55
Heavy 45.6 – 52
Average 129.67 per kilo
Top price 142.9 per kilo
Brae Farm £60
Drumhumphry £60; Midtown £60; Mossyard £60; Slatehouse £60; Kilquhanity £60; Boreland of Parton £58.20
Kirkbride £70; Bardarroch £65.80; Mossyard £65.50; Meikle Kirkland £64.50;
Romesbeoch £70; Kirkbride £68; Killochy £68; Midtown £67.20; Cannee £67.20; Lagganpark £67; Flathill £67
Culnaightrie £77; Glentoo £72
Mossyard £48; Bargatton £46.50; Dergoals £46;
Finniness £63; Tappit Lane £58
Nether Laggan £56; Fellend £54.50; Barwhanny £54;
Redcroft £55; Tappit Lane £53.50;
Killochy £63.50; South Mains £63; Mill of Plunton £61.50; Redcroft £60
Balgerrran £93; Torhousekie £84.50; Glentoo £74; Farhills £74
Finniness £63; Garroch £52
FRIDAY 23RD OCTOBER 2015
CASTLE DOUGLAS BELTED GALLOWAY SHOW AND SALE
Wallets Marts Castle Douglas Limited staged the Annual Show and Sale of Pedigree Belted and White Galloway Cattle at Castle Douglas on Friday 23rd October 2015.
A packed ringside of breed enthusiasts witnessed a sparkling trade throughout with sellers going away delighted. Whilst numbers on the year were down, this did not reflect on quality being an excellent show of cattle which were a credit to their owners.
At the pre-sale show on Friday morning the judge, Mr Robert Adams from Derby found his Champion heifer in Lot Number 1, Gruige Eva, an Irish bred in-calf heifer from Mr Des Henry, Ballymena. Quite fittingly she went on to top the heifer section in the sale making 4000gns to Hockenhull Hall Farms. Reserve Champion was Lot Number 5 Whitstonehill Imp, another in-calf heifer this time from Messrs JC & CJ Ward, Whitstonehill. She went on to make the second top female price of 3600gns selling again to Hockenhull Hall Farms.
Male Champion was Cairnsmore Hamish, a two year old bull brought out by Jane Landers, Bargaly. He went on to top the sale at 7000gns selling to Mr CAW Godfrey, Widecombe-in-the-Moor. Reserve Champion was another two year old bull from Duncan Maxwell, Drymen with Lomond Laphroaig which later sold for 5000gns to Mr I.R.S. Bond, Glen Farm. Another two bulls hit the high notes in the sale selling for 6000gns each. Firstly Cairnsmore Indigo, again from Jane Landers and selling to Speddoch Farm Partnership and then again for Saltway Zebedee from Dr H M O’Connor, Saltway and selling to Mrs F Laing, Coulmany.
A feature of the sale was the reduction of the Ryleston herd from Brook Bull Hire and Sales which topped at 2700gns for a three year old heifer with her heifer calf at foot and selling to Messrs French, Turriff.
Commercial cattle made to £1000 for a red and white heifer from J & Z Kirk, Low Kirkbride.
4 In-Calf heifers £3465
17 Bulling Heifers £1444.12
11 Bulls £3641.59
MONDAY 26TH OCTOBER
Craig Wilson Ltd, Livestock Auction Mart, Whitefordhill, Ayr had forward 2619 sheep comprising 1815 Prime Lambs, 804 Cast Ewes and Tups.
Prime Lambs sold to a top price of 160.9p per kilo for a pen of 46kg Beltex lambs from J Nisbet, Orchardton, Ochiltree with the overall average being 132.1p per kilo (-2.9p on the week). Lambs were cheaper today mainly due to the amount of over fat and heavy lambs presented with the overall sale weight average being 46.1kg. Any nice handy weight export lambs were still making 145p upwards.
Leading prices per head (Lambs):
Beltex: £80 Balcaimie £77 Balcaimie Beltex X: £76 Balaimie £75 Orchardton Texel: £74 Orchardton Texel X: £74 Tormitchell £73.50 Balluskie Rouge: £73 Carsloe £72 Keyshill Charollais: £70 Caprickhill Rouge X: £69.50 Balcaimie Charolais X: £69 Bonnyton Moor £68 Broadshean Halfbred: £67 Balcaimie £66.80 Sorn Mains Cont:£66.50 Bonnyton Moor £66.20 Beachknowe Blue Texel: £66 High Tarbeg £66 Lyonston Blue Texel X: £65.80 Enoch £65.50 High Tarbeg Suffolk: £65.50 Balcaimie £65 Waterland Cont X: £65 Mossend(Thomson) Roussin: £64.80 Tormitchell £64.50 Carsloe Roussin X: £64 Glenside(Burns) Mule:£60 Aitkenhead £58.80 Glenside (Burns) X: £58 Drumtee £57.50 Brisbane Glen Blackface: £53 Knockdon £52.50 Lagg £52 Bonnyton Moor
Leading prices per kilo (Lambs):
Beltex:160.9p Orchardton 158.1p Broadshean Beltex X:156.4p Balluskie 153.9p Balcaimie Texel:153.9p Auchenroy Texel X:153.7p Broadshean 153.1p Sorn Mains Rouge:151.2p Bushglen 150.1p Bonnyton Moor Charolais: 150.0p Barskelly Rouge X: 150.0p Keyshill Charolais X:150.0p Wester Thirdpart 149.5p Shankston Halfbred:149.5p Bushglen 148.9p Caprickhill Cont:148.8p Glenside (Burns) 148.1p Tormitchell Blue Texel:146.3p Fleminghill 146.2p Barskelly Blue Texel:146.1p Raithhill 146.0p Carsloe Suffolk:145.9p Nether Culzean 145.7p Barneil Cont X:145.4p Glenside (Burns) 145.1p Threepwood Roussin:144.3p Yonderton 143.8p Routdaneburn Roussin:143.3p Broadshean Mule:130.2p Lanemark 128.6p Glenside (Burns) X:127.5p Dalreoch 126.3p Ardoch Blackface:140.0p Beechknowe 136.1p Brockloch 130.1p Middleton (Kerr)
With 804 cast Ewes and Tups being forward all classes were a very similar trade to last week selling to a top price of £115.50 for a pen of Texel Ewes from J.Kennedy , Lyonstone, Maybole with the overall average being £51.95 per head.
Leading prices per head (Ewes):
Texel:£115.50 Lyonston £112.50 Broomknowes Texel X:£106.50 Broomknowes £100.50 Meikle Carleith Beltex:£100 Lyonston £96.50 Broomknowes Beltex X:£95.50 Potterston £93 Keyshill Charolais:£92.50 Broomknowes Cont X:£92 Balcalmie £89.50 Broomknowes Suffolk:£84.50 Laigh Drumdow £81.50 Burnbank (McMillan) BFL:£79 Avizyard Rouge:£78 Balcalmie Suffolk X:£74.50 Laigh Drumdow Mule:£73 Keyshill £68 Burnbank(McMillan) £68 Baidlandhill X:£66 Baidlandhill £64.50 Auchenroy Blackface:£53 Auchmannoch £51.50 Dykes(Wilson) £51 Dodside
Cast Tups sold to a top price of £121.50 for a pen of Texel Tups from W.Murdoch & Co, Fleminghill, Kilmarnock.