Farm markets

AYR – MONDAY 18th JANUARY 2016

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd, had forward 1623 Sheep, comprising 1005 Prime Hoggets, 618 Cast Ewes and Tups. Prime Hoggets sold to a top price of 200.0p/kg for a pen of Beltex Hoggets from J & R Semple, Netherton, Dalrymple and for a pen of 46kg Beltex Cross Hoggets from E & J Smith, Carbieston Mains, Coylton with the overall average being 170.7p/kg (+ 4.4p on the week) Due to the nasty weather again at the weekend, Hoggets were in short supply resulting in a dearer trade.

Leading Prices (per head) Hoggets:

Beltex: £95 £94 £93 Balcaimie Beltex Cross: £93 Balcaimie £93 Broadshean Cont: £92 Carbieston Mains £90 Netherton (Semple) Texel: £90 Netherton (Semple) £89 Back O Hill Texel Cross: £89 Balcaimie & Drumsuie Cont Cross: £88.50 Balcaimie £88 Balcaimie Rouge: £87 Moorfield (Caldwell) £87 Balcaimie Rouge Cross: £87 Netherton (Semple) £87 Carbieston Mains Sfk: £86.50 Bougang Halfbred: £86 Laigh Boreland & Broadshean Roussin: £85 Barneil & Broadshean Sfk Cross: £84.50 Holms of Caaf £83 Back O Hill Char: £83 Laigh Corton Mule: £75 Langalbunach £72 Lanemark Cross: £70 Dalreoch Bf: £75 Knockdon £72 Adamscroft £71.50 Knockdon £70 Ashmark

Leading Prices (per kilo) Hoggets:

Beltex: 200.0p Netherton (Semple) Beltex Cross: 200.0p Carbieston Mains 197.8p Back O Hill Cont: 195.7p Netherton (Semple) 193.3p Netherton Texel: 189.2p Back O Hill 188.5p Moorfield (Caldwell) Texel Cross: 186.1p Balcaimie 185.1p Moorfield (Caldwell) Cont Cross: 185.0p Barskelly 184.9p Mid Floak Rouge: 184.6p Laigh Borland 184.5p Threepwood Rouge Cross: 184.5p Hill of Ochiltree 184.2p Mid Floak Sfk: 184.2p Daljedburgh Halfbred: 183.8p Barskelly 183.8p Parkhill (Stevenson) Roussin: 183.4p Lanemark Sfk Cross: 183.3p Hill of Ochiltree 182.9p Daljedburgh Char: 182.5p Bougang Mule: 167.7p Dalreoch 163.6p Lanemark Cross: 160.0p Bankhead Bf: 171.4p Adamscroft 166.7p Knockbreck 162.5p Redding 157.8p Knockbreck

A large show of 617 Cast Ewes & Tups were forward, top price today was £119 for a pen of Texel Ewes from M Stevenson, Balcaimie, Dailly with the overall average being £58.15 per head. Over fat Ewes still proved hard to cash whilst all other types were sharper on the week.

Leading Prices (per head) Ewes:

Texel: £119 Balcaimie £108 Barneil Texel Cross: £100 Fisherton £99.50 Fleminghill Beltex Cross: £95.50 Brickrow £89.50 Burnbank (McMillan) Beltex Cross: £87 Barneil £84 North Threave Cont: £83.50 Brickrow Sfk: £79.50 Assloss Cont Cross: £79.50 Craigalbert Rouge: £79 Baidlandhill £78.50 Hunterston Rouge Cross: £78 Fisherton Sfk Cross: £78 Fisherton Halfbred: £75.50 Assloss & Mossend (Thomson) Lleyn: £73.50 Yonderton (Scott) Mule: £69.50 Rowanstone £67.50 Lanemark Cross: £66.50 Enoch £61.50 Fleminghill, Lyonstone & Lanemark Bf: £64.50 Shieldhill (Barr) £62 Middleton £59.50 Daljedburgh £58.50 Assloss

Cast Tups sold to a top price of £99 for a pen of Texel Tups from AB Young, Girvan Mains, Girvan

Leading Prices (per head) Tups:

Texel: £99 Girvan Mains Texel Cross: £93 Cairnwhin Beltex: £87.50 Laigh Boreland.

AYR – TUESDAY 19th JANUARY 2016

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd, sold 249 Prime and Cast Cattle at their Sale in Ayr, all classes sold firmer on the week.

9 Heifers averaged 218.69p/kg or £1216.2

2 Galloway Blks averaged 183.29p/kg or £1218.88

6 Young Bulls averaged 180.77p/kg or £1179.53

Top price of the day was 230p/kg for Limousin Heifers off High Gameshill and South Milmain or £1368.50 for a Limousin off High Gameshill. Bullocks peaked at 187p/kg for a Galloway off Broomfield or £1269.00 Young Bulls topped at 206p/kg for a Limousin off Duchra or £1362.20

Leading Prices (per kilo) Heifers:

Lim: 230p/kg High Gameshill & South Milmain 229p/kg High Gameshill & South Milmain 220p/kg South Milmain 216p/kg Auchentibbert Char: 208p/kg Auchebtibbert

Leading Prices (per kilo) Young Bulls:

Lim: 206p & 196p Duchra Sim: 185p Maryport

CAST RING

A mixed show saw Dairy bred types dearer fatter Beef types steady and feeding Cows easily sold with 17 active Buyers all classes readily bid for, all types of Cows can be marketed.

6 Bulls averaged 116.75p/kg

78 Beef Cows averaged 110.64p/kg

148 Dairy Cattle averaged 76.93p/kg

Bulls sold to £1310 for a Charolais off the Clachan or 163.91p/kg for a Simmental off Laigh Drumdow Beef Cows topped at £1350 for a Charolais off Holehouse (Och) or 174.3p/kg for a Limousin off South Glassock, Dairy Cattle peaked at £960 for a Friesian off Stevenston or 135.2p/kg for the same.

Leading Prices (per head) Bulls:

Char: £1310 The Clachan Sim: £1090 Laigh Drumdow Fries: £1030 High Threemark Lim: £970 Barncorkrie

Leading Prices (per head) Cows:

Char: £1350 Holehouse (Och) Lim: £890 Chalmerston £880 South Glassock & Drumbreddan AA: £880 Thirdpart (Skelmorlie) £820 Baryerrock Short: £830 & £800 Dumfries House B/B: £810 Corsehillhead £800 Low Ardwell Sim: £800 (x2) Murrayton £730 Quilkieston Stab: £790 Murrayton Fries: £960 Stevenston £940 East Brockloch £900 Nether Enoch £880 Macnairston £850 Kirminnoch & Glenside Sim Hfr: £860 Drumjargon Lim Hfr: £840 Burnbank Lim Blk: £800 Burnbank

A small offering of only 5 Dairy at our weekly sale, top price of the day was £1400 for a very balanced HF Heifer off Messrs A & M Dalling, Westertoun, Drumclog. The whole sale averaged £1150

Leading Prices (per head):

HF Hfrs: £1400 Westertoun £1200 Grange of Cree HF Cows: £1100 Ladehead

Avery small show of 76 Calves and Stirks with numbers well short of Buyers requirements many more Calves could have been sold, more calves required for next week.

Leading Prices (per head) Calves Bulls:

Limx: £445 Clauchlans £410 Fowler £390 Bruchag £390 Clauchlans £365 £360 £355 Clauchlans BBx: £440 Meikle Finnery £415 Over Enoch £385 Wynd £380 Tannockhill £375 Over Enoch

Leading Prices (per head) Calves:

Limx: £450 Bruchag £295 & £290 (x2) Fowler BBx: £345 Meikle Finnery £330 Wynd £280 Over Enoch Charx: £285 Over Enoch.

WALLETS MARTS CASTLE DOUGLAS LIMITED

MONDAY 18th JANUARY 2016

OTM & STORE CATTLE SALE

Wallets Marts Castle Douglas Limited held first sale for 2016 of OTM and Store Cattle. Due to adverse weather conditions many lots entered could not get out of the farm roads which resulted in a very small turnout of stock forward. However those that were able to make it were well rewarded.

Topping the store cattle section at £840 were a pair of Limousin cross heifers consigned by H & N Armstrong, Farhills which sold to W J Henderson & Son, Carswadda, Beeswing. Top price per kg in the heifer section was 212.2p again for Limousin heifers from Farhills selling to R Neill, Upper Tinwald. Limousin bullocks from Farhills topped at £820 or 220.4p selling to Kingan Farms, Lochhill, New Abbey.

OTM Cattle were also easily sold topping at 125p per kg or £921.58 for an Aberdeen Angus from Culnaightrie. Next up at £921.06 was another Aberdeen Angus, this time from Corra, Castle Douglas. Overall average levelled at 109.21p or £723.73.

BULLOCKS

Limousin

£820 Farhills

HEIFERS

Angus

£780 Corra

Limousin

£840 Farhills

BULLS

Belted Galloway

£410 Mochrum Estate

COWS

Angus

£921 Culnaightrie; £921 Corra

Saler

£882 Mossyard

Simmental

£851 Culnaightrie

Ayrshire

£486 Mid Threave

WALLETS MARTS CASTLE DOUGLAS LIMITED

TUESDAY 19TH JANUARY 2016

WEEKLY PRIMESTOCK SALE

Wallets Marts Castle Douglas Limited held their weekly sale of 1171 prime hoggs and cast sheep on Tuesday 19th January 2016.

897 prime hoggs sold to average 180.47 (SQQ 184.67) All classes of hoggs were sharper on the week with all classes short of requirements.

Hoggs sold to a top of £90 from Messrs Kerr, Midtown, Castle Douglas for 40kg beltex hoggs which were also the top price per kilo at 225p.

274 cast sheep again similar with over fat still a struggle. Ewes to £104.50 for Beltex’s from Mid Croft. Blackfaces to £56 from Slatehouse.

LAMBS

Light 32.1 – 39

Average 176.94 per kilo

Top Price 205.1 per kilo

Texel

£70 Glenroan; £69 Balgerran; £65.80 Langbarns

Beltex

£80 Rigghead, Collin; £74 Balgerran

Suffolk

£63 Fellend

Lleyn

£64 Southwick; £60 Fellend

Blackface

65.20 Balgerran; £64 Shirmers; £63 Maryholm

Greyface

£63.50 Slatehouse; £62.50 Langbarns; £61.20 Knocksheen

Medium 39.1 - 45

Average 189.92 per kilo

Top Price 225 per kilo

Beltex

£90 Midtown; £86, £84.50 Shangan; £84.50 Rigghead, Collin

Texel

£89 Kenmure; £86.20(x2) Midtown; £85.50 Balgerran; £85.50 Newton; £85 Park of Tongland

Suffolk

£85.50 Shangan; £83 Smallmuir; £81 Fellend; £80.50 Castlehill

Greyface

£79.50 Newton; £77.50 Castlegower; £75 Midtown

Blacface

£79.50 Castlehill

Heavy 45.6 – 52

Average 167.61 per kilo

Top Price 183.9 per liko

Texel

£85.50 Culnaightrie; £85 Lower Ardmannoch; £85 Kenmur

Suffolk

£85 Lower Ardmannoch; £83 Culnaightrie; £82.50 Smallmuir

Greyafce

£76 Castlehill; £74 Newton

Cheviot

£78.50 Douganhill Farms

Charollais

£85.50 Shangan

Blackface

£78 Castlehill

Super Heavy 52+

Average 158.58 per kilo

Top Price 161.9 per kilo

Texel

£85 Potterland; £84 Denty

EWES

Beltex

£104.50, £83.50 Mid Croft

Texel

£96 Ingleston; £76.50 Culnaightrie; £76 Mossyard; £75 Culnaightrie; £74 Slatehouse; £72.50 Byrecroft

Suffolk

£82 Shangan

Greyface

£70 Park of Tongland; £64 Culnaightrie; £61.50 Shangan

BFL

£66.50, £65.50, £63 Mossyard

Blackface

£56 Slatehouse; £54 Cullinaw; £53 Pulcree; £52 Newton; £51.50 Knocksheen; £51.50 Cullinaw

Cheviot

£67 Slatehouse

RAMS

Texel

£96 Ingleston

Suffolk

£79 Potterland; £74 Ingleston