Farm markets

NEWTON STEWART MARKET

PRIME & CAST SHEEP

WEDNESDAY 6TH JANUARY 2016

1279 Prime & Cast Sheep Sold.

First sale of the new year, a good start with all classes dearer with the 1062 hoggets sold averaging 169p/kg. Top price per head of £91 was paid for a pen of heavyweights from W McHarrie, Duchra. Lightweights sold to 189.5p/kg for a pen of 21 Beltex cross Hoggs from N McCornick, Boreland. Cast sheep good to sell with tups peaking at £109 for Texels from W McKie, High Threave. Ewes sold to £104 for Suffolks from A Brown, Millairies. Blackfaces sold to £60.50 for 2 pens from A Howatson, Risk.

Lambs (Leading Prices Per Head):

Suffolk: £91 Duchra £87 Bankhead £85 Low Mains £84.20 Challochmun £84 Moorpark of Barr £83.20 Bankhead Texel: £86 Mindork £85.80 & £85 Dunjop £85.50 High Threave £85 (x2) Bankhead £85 Duchra £84 Challochmun Beltex: £72 Boreland, Kirkcowan Charolais: £82 & £76.50 Boghouse £77 Carslae £74.20 (x2) Risk Cheviot: £67.80 Bagbie £66.20 Boreland, Kirkcowan Cross: £72 Mains of Larg £70 Risk £68 Mid Knockglass Blackface: £75 Bankhead £73.50 Balmurrie £67 Barnvannoch Shetland: £63.80 Moorpark of Barr

Lambs (Leading Prices Per Kilo):

Suffolk: 176.5 Moorpark of Barr 173.8 Boreland 171.8 Challochmun 171.7 Duchra 170.9 Culmalzie 170 Bankhead Texel: 186.1 & 179.5 Mindork 183.3 & 179.1 Mount Pleasant 179.5 & 176.2unjop 176.5 Moorpark of Barr 172.3 & 171 High Threave Beltex: 189.5 Boreland, Kirkcowan Charolais: 183.3 & 176.7 Carslae 170 Boghouse 168.6 Risk Cheviot: 178.9 Boreland, Kirkcowan 160.6 Bagbie Cross: 168.1 Torhousemuir 166.1 Barholm 164.5 Kirkmabreck Blackface: 175.6 Barnvannoch 174.4 Bankhead 171.8 Barnvannoch Shetland: 177.2 Moorpark of Barr

Cast Tups:

Texel: £109 High Threave Suffolk: £104 Drumjargon

Cast Ewes:

Suffolk: £104 Millairies Texel Cross: £88 High Threave £87.50 Drumjargon BFL: £82 Boghouse Lleyn Cross: £74.50 Risk Mule: £68.50 Duchra Blackface: £60.50 (x2) Risk £55 Corwar Mains £54.50 Balmurrie Cheviot: £65 Boreland, Kirkcowan.

AYR – TUESDAY 5th JANUARY 2016

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd, sold 134 Prime and Cast cattle.

10 Prime Heifers averaged 207.58p/kg or £1117.84

1 Prime Bullocks averaged 196p/kg or £1185.80

1 Young Bull averaged 177p/kg or £1115.10

Top price of the day was 219p/kg for a Limousin Heifer off Auchentibert or £1160.50 for a Charolais Heifer off Birnieknowe.

Leading Prices (per kilo) Hfrs:

Lim: 219p & 216p Auchentibbert 212p Birnieknowe Char: 211p & 206p Birnieknowe Sim: 200p Birnieknowe

Cast Cows:

A poor show for quality, all classes dearer with Buyers looking for numbers.

4 Bulls averaged 85.67p/kg

26 Beef Cows averaged 108.38p/kg

92 Dairy Cattle averaged 72.96p/kg

Bulls topped at £1280 for an AA off Low Ardwell or 106.66p/kg, Beef Cows sold to £1090 for a Limousin off Waterside or 129.6p/kg for a B/Blue off Waterside, Dairy Cattle to £840 for an Ayrshire off Brocklehill or 108.5p/kg for a Friesian off Midhouse

Leading Prices (per head) Bulls:

AA: £1280 Low Ardwell Lim: £820 Barskelly

Leading Prices (per head) Cows:

Lim: £1090 Waterside £840 Bargany B/B: £1030 Waterside Char: £900 Borland Sal: £730 Dallowie Short: £720 Waterside Hfd: £640 Arnsow Ayrs: £840 Brocklehill Fries: £820 & £800 (x2) & £780 Meadowpark £750 Garrockhill & Laigh Tarbeg £700 Brocklehill Lim Blk: £1150 Burnbank Lim Hfr: £950 Burnbank

13 Dairy cattle sold at our weekly sale with all types harder to cash on the week, the whole sale averaged £993

72 Calves and Stirks sold with all Calves still selling extremely well especially young milk calves.

Leading Prices (per head) Calves Bulls:

BBx: £420 £415 & £400 Meikle Finnery £390 & £380 Craigie Mains £370 £365 & £360 Tarshaw Charx: £420 Laigh Sinniness Sim: £385 £380 & £375 Bankhead Limx: £370 Airtnoch £330 Perryston

Leading Prices (per head) Calves Hfrs:

BBx: £430 £400 Meikle Finnery £385 Brocklehill £375 Craigie Mains £370 West Park Limx: £425 Commonside £320 Graystale £290 Hayston Simx: £390 North Mains £360 £350 £340 & £330 Bankhead

Leading Prices (per head) Stirks Blks:

BBx: £790 Craigneil Simx: £700 Mid Gleniron

Leading Prices (per head) Stirks Hfrs:

Simx: £900 & £880 North Mains

A small show of Breeding Cattle with quality types in short supply

8 Hfrs & Calves averaged £1348

7 In Calf Hfrs averaged £1005

Lim Hfr & Bull Calf £1480 & £1420 Townhead of Lambroughton

Lim Hfr & Hfr Calf £1400 & £1380 Townhead of Lambroughton £1350 Townhead of Lambroughton & West Gatehead

BB Hfrs (In Calf) £1040 (x2) High Auchneel Sim Hfrs (In Calf): £1100 High Auchneel AA Hfrs (In Calf): £1000 (x2) Walston

WALLETS MARTS CASTLE DOUGLAS LIMITED

TUESDAY 29TH December 2015

WEEKLY PRIMESTOCK SALE

Wallets Marts Castle Douglas Limited held their weekly sale of 1358 prime lambs and cast sheep on Tuesday 29th December 2015.

1007 prime lambs sold to average 160.4p(SQQ 163.59)  All classes of lambs sold lightly less on the week.

Lambs today sold to top of £80.50 for Beltex from Compstonend, Twynholm and to 195.1 for Texels from Byrecroft, Crocketford.

173 Cast sheep sold to £86 for a Bluefaced Leicester Ram from Arndarroch and ewes to £78 for Charolais ewes from Lochdow with Blackface to £53.50 from Townhead of Greenlaw.

LAMBS

Light 32.1 – 39

Average 156.65p per kilo

Top Price 169.3p per kilo

Texel

£64.50 Compstonend; £63 Trowdale; £60 Newfield

Beltex

£57 Compstonend

Blackface

£50.80 Dallowie

Cheviot

£60 Fellend; £57 Garrarie

Greyface

£58 Newfield; £57 Langbarns; £57 Arndarroch; £56.50 Stewarton

547 Medium 39.14 – 45

Average 166.63 per kilo

Top Price 195.1 per kilo

Beltex

£80.50 Compstonend; £77, £75 Torhousekie

Texel

£80 Byrecroft; £75, £74.80(x2) £74.50 West Kirkcarswell; £73.20(x2) Townhead of Greenlaw

Suffolk

£71 Sunnyhill; £69 West Kirkcarsewell; £67 Torhousekie

Lleyn

£68 Garrarie

Greyface

£67 Tower; £66 Arndarroch; £65 Newfield

Blackface

£70 Drumbuie; £68 Ardoch

177 Heavy 45.6 – 52

Average 153.34p per kilo

Top Price 160.1p per kilo

Texel

£80 Littleton; £80 Townhead of Greenlaw; £79 Littleton; £78.50 Edingham

Suffolk

£76.50 Townhead of Greenlaw; £75 Carswadda; £73 Torhousekie; £73 Halket Leaths

Blackface

£67 Ardoch; £67 Crofts

Greyface

£71 Wheatcroft; £70 Finniness; £70 Tower

31 Super Heavy 52+

Average 137.39p per kilo

Top Price 149p per kilo

Texel

£79.50 Edingham; £78.50 Standingstone; £78 Littleton

Blackface

£75 Ardoch

Ewes

Texel

£67 Carton Croft; £63 Trowdale; £60 Carswadda

Zwartables

£65 Carton Croft

BFL

£62 Arndarroch

Charolais

£78 Lochdow

Blackface

£53.50 Townhead of Greenlaw; £50.50 Falbae; £50 Ardoch

Lleyn

£64 Fellend

Rams

BFL

£86, £67 Arndarroch