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NEWTON STEWART MARKET

PRIME & CAST SHEEP

WEDNESDAY 14TH AUGUST 2013

1883 Prime & Cast Sheep Sold.

A good showing of Lambs met a steady trade throughout with the 1637 sold averaging 182.6p/kg with lean lighter Lamb types the only Lambs difficult to move. Top price per head of £102 was paid for a pen of heavyweight Beltex from Scott Young, Tormitchell. Scott’s second pen sold at £100 again for heavyweight Beltex. Beltex Lambs sold to 219.1p/kg from Scott Young, Tormitchell. Whilst Texel Lambs sold to 214.6p/kg from N Paterson, Little Ervie. Cast Sheep sold at last year’s rates peaking at £78 for Texel Ewes from C Old, Corhulloch. Tups peaked at £71 from A Clark, Fineview.

Lambs (Leading Prices Per Head):

Beltex: £102, £100, £92 & £88 Tormitchell Texel: £95 & 386 Crailloch, Port William £90 Boreland £88 Little Ervie £85 Cairnside £85 Fineview £84.50 Ashfield Suffolk: £86.50 & £84 Mains of Dhulloch £85 Gowlands £84 Gass, Kirkcowan & Baltersan Charolais: £83.20, £82 £81 Knockdaw Cross: £76 Little Torhouse £74 St Ninnians Lleyn: £74.20 Barwhanny

Lambs (Leading Prices Per Kilo):

Beltex: 219.1, 208.3 & 200 Tormitchell 210.5 & 192.3 Corhulloch 192 Quarry House Texel: 214.6 Little Ervie 200 Crailloch 195 Mindork 194.7 Drumblair 193.7 Millenderdale Suffolk: 186 & 182.9 Auchengallie 182.9 Moorpark of Barr 182.6 Mains of Dhulloch Charolais: 192.9 & 190.7 Knockdaw 181.8 High Ersock Cross: 175.1 Cairnhouse 174.5 Shennaton 174.4 Barlaughlan Lleyn: 181 Barwhanny

Cast Ewes (Leading Prices Per Head):

Texel Cross: £78 Corhulloch Cross: £64 Little Larbrax Blackface: £42 Bagbie Cheviot: £53.50 Little Larbrax

Cast Tups (Leading Prices Per Head):

Texel: £71 Fineview £70 Mains of Machemore Beltex: £69 Mains of Machemore

AYR – MONDAY 12th AUGUST 2013

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd., had forward 2101 sheep, comprising 1647 Prime Lambs 454 Cast Ewes & Tups. Prime Lambs sold to a top price of 215.9p/kg for a pen of 44kgs Beltex Lambs from J Dunn & Co, Martnaham Mains, Dalrymple with the overall average being 185.6p/kg (-1.8p on the week) Again 38-39kgs lambs proved harder to sell whilst heavier sorts met a similar trade to last week.

Leading Prices (per head) Lambs:

Beltex: £98 Sorn Mains £97 Laigh Boreland Texel: £96 Middleton (Kerr) £95 Garpin & Martnaham Mains Texel Cross: £95 Dykes (Hodge) & Caprickhill Beltex Cross: £95 Baidlandhill Charollais: £94 Caprickhill Continental: £94 Sorn Mains £92 Dykes (Hodge) Charollais Cross: £92 Caprickhill & Middleton Rouge: £92 Barmickhill £90.50 Garpin Rouge Cross: £90 Yonderton & Overmill Suffolk: £90 Sorn Mains & High Tarbeg Suffolk Cross: £90 Knockgerran & Meikle Heateth Continental Cross: £89.20 High Tarbeg £89 Middleton Half Bred: £88.50 Mansefield Mains

Leading Prices (per kilo) Lambs:

Beltex: 215.9p Martnaham Mains Texel: 206.4p Laigh Borland 204.7p Dykes (Hodge) 204.2p Sorn Mains Texel Cross: 202.1p Garpin 201.1p Mansefield Mains Beltex Cross: 200.0p Laigh Boreland Charollais: 200.0p Knockrevocklaw Continental: 200.0p Oxenshaw 200.0p Sorn Mains Charollais Cross: 200.0p Knockgerran 198.8p Laigh Boreland Rouge: 197.8p Laigh Boreland 197.5p Knockgerran Rouge Cross: 196.6p Hill Of Ochiltree 195.8p Caprickhill Suffolk: 195.7p Dykes 195.6p Baidlandhill Suffolk Cross: 195.4p Craigfin 195.2p Robstone Continental Cross: 195.2p Fleminghill 195.0p Muir (Watson) Half Bred: 194.6p Martnaham Mains

454 Cast Ewes &Tups were forward, all classes were cheaper on the week just as seen at other centres towards the end of last week. Top price today was £98 for a pen of Texel Ewes from J & K Forsyth, Glenside, Maybole

Leading Prices (per head) Ewes:

Texel: £98 Glenside (Maybole) Beltex: £91 Dykes (Hodge) Texel Cross: £90 Glenside (Maybole) £88.50 Laight (Guild) Continental: £85 Cowgrove (Gibson) £82 Hill of Ochiltree Continental Cross: £79 Fleminghill £78 Little Carleith Rouge: £74 Auchenflower £73 Baidlandhill Rouge Cross: £73 Auchenflower Charollais: £70.50 Dalchomie £70 Kilpatrick (Stewart) Charollais Cross: £69 Fleminghill Half Bred: £67.50 Potterston Blueface L: £66.50 Assloss Suffolk: £66 Assloss Half Bred Cross: £66 Kings Arms Mule: £58.50 Little Creoch Dalchomie & Baidlandhill Cross: £56.50 Fleminghill £56 Kings Arms Auchmillanhill £55.50 Auchenflower Blackface: £46.50 Greenlaw £46 Pennymore & South Annan

Cast Tups sold to a top price of £92 for a pen of Texel Tups from Messrs JA Gibson & Co, Cowgrove, Galston.

AYR – TUESDAY 13th AUGUST

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd, sold 38 Prime Cattle

18 Heifers peaked at 256.5p/kg for a Limousin Cross from I Stewart, Challochmun, Glenluce to average 234.9p/kg, top grossing Heifer was a homebred Charolais from Messrs Strang, Temples, Eaglesham which cashed at £1422

Leading Prices (per head) Heifers: Lim: 256.5p Challochmun 253p Blairbowie 248p 245p Auchentibbert Char: 245.5p 239p Temples Sim: 239p 230p Auchentibbert B/Blue: 237p Silverigg

16 Steers sold to 254p/kg for a beauty of a Limousin Cross from I Stewart, Challochmun 16 Steers averaged 226p/kg

Leading Prices (per head) Steers:

Lim: 254p 248.5p Challochmun B/B: 247p 242p 238p Silverigg Sim: 238.5p 238p Temples B&W: 180p 172p Silverigg

6 Young Bulls peaked at 244.5p/kg for a Homebred Limousin Cross from Messrs Gibb, South Hourat, Dalry 6 Bulls averaged 207.5p/kg.

Leading Prices (per head) Bulls:

Lim: 244.5p 242p South Hourat Blonde: 204.5p Overton (Ayr) B&W: 177p Gateside

14 Dairy Cattle forward with a better show for quality on offer top price reached £2000 for a freshly calved Holstein Friesian Heifer off Messrs Neilson, East Brackenridge, the whole sale averaged £1587

Leading Prices (per head) HF Heifers:

£2000 East Brackenridge £1950 East Brackenridge £1800 Kepculloch

Leading Prices (per head) HF Cows:

£1600 (x2) Crookedstonemuir & Grange of Cree

87 Calves and Stirks with a poorer show for quality forward, poorer calves proved more difficult to cash, however good quality healthy, selling dearer on the week.

Leading Prices (per head) Calves Bulls:

Simx: £480 Graystale £430 Floors £395 Nether Pratis £360 & £340 Catcraig BBx: £475 Auchentibbert £330 Nether Braco Charx: £470 Cairnbowie Limx: £395 Boyack £295 Crookedstonemuir

Leading Prices (per head) Calves Heifers:

Sax: £440 Cairnbowie Limx: £410 Boyack £400 Graystale £380 & £310 Crookedstonemuir B/Bx: £350 East St Colmac Simx: £290 Catcraig

Leading Prices (per head) Stirks Bullocks:

Simx: £940 £850 Millenderdale Hex: £800 Millenderdale Limx: £780 Millenderdale £610 Rottenyard Bax: £750 Overton (Ayr)

Leading Prices (per head) Stirks Heifers:

Simx: £900 £860 Millenderdale Bax: £620 Overton (Ayr)

251 Cast Cows & Bulls sold, all classes sold at similar rates

9 Bulls averaged 145.60p/kg

122 Beef Cows averaged 131.2p/kg

120 Dairy Cows averaged 110.1p/kg

Bulls peaked at £1640 for a Saler off Mains of Penninghame or 209.2p/kg for a Limousin off Drumdow, Beef Cows sold to £1440 for a Limousin Cross off Holehouse (Ochiltree) or 212.8p/kg for an A/Angus off Craigenholly, Dairy Cows to £1160 for a Friesian off Lochwood or 163.9p/kg for a Montbeliarde off Cairnbowie, Clean Cattle topped at £1360 for a Charolais Bullock off Benston or 216.5p/kg for a Limousin Heifer off Lochwood

Leading Prices (per head) Bulls:

Sal: £1640 Mains of Penninghame B/B: £1430 Over Auchentiber Sim: £1170 Temples Lim: £1140 Drumdow Brown Swiss: £1090 High Borland Friesian: £1030 Mark Farm

Leading Prices (per head) Cows:

Lim: £1440 & £1250 Holehouse (Och) £1200 Mains of Machermore A/A: £1330 Craigenholly £1240 Boyach £1140 North Kilruskin Sim: £1280 Philgowan £1120 Lochridgehills Saler: £1110 Ballaird £1090 Bushglen £1020 Mains of Penninghame Hfd: £1080 & £1020 South Boreland B/B: £1080 & £1050 Broadshean £1040 Farden Short: £900 Ballaird Montbeliarde: £1000 Cairnbowie Ayrhsire: £830 Kilhilt Friesian: £1160 & £1100 Lochwood £1090 Burnton £1060 Drongan House £1050 Murroch £1020 South Palmerston & South Kilbride Char Blks: £1360 & £1290 Benston B/B Blks: £1170 Benston Fr Blks: £1010 Watston Lim Hfr: £1180 Lochwood

WALLETS MARTS CASTLE DOUGLAS LIMITED

WALLETS MARTS CASTLE DOUGLAS LIMITED

MONDAY 12TH AUGUST 2013

OTM & STORE CATTLE

Wallets Marts Castle Douglas Limited held their annual show and sale of 538 Store Cattle and Suckled Calves and 69 OTM cattle on Monday.

Store cattle met an animated demand probably the deareast ever experienced at this time of year with prices way ahead of sellers expectations. Topping the sale at £1550 was an outstanding Charolais cross bullock from Alan McHarrie, High Glenjorrie. This was followed at £1390 for the Champion – a Limousin bullock from Messrs Clements, Gatehouse Farm which sold to the judge Mr Sam Carlisle, Nether Dargavel. Heifers sold to £1315 for a Limousin cross from Mr T Davies, Cotton Street. Topping the price per kilo in the bullock section was a pen of quality Aberdeen Angus and Shorthorn crosses from W & W Stewart, Mayhaar, Kirkcolm at 280.5p per kilo. Heifers topped at 266.9p per kilo paid to DW Clement & Son, Gatehouse Farm for a pen of Charolais crosses. Overall averages for bullock levelled at 237.73p per kilo or £1011.08 per head and 219.8p per kilo or £867.82 for heifers. This represents a rise of 35p per kilo for both classes on last years trade.

69 OTM cattle were a good show for meat, averaging 137.9p and selling to a top price of 190p for Simmental Heifers from Congeith followed at 181p for an Aberdeen Angus Heifer from Compstonend, or to £1118 for an outstanding Ayrshire steer from Blackpark. Cows to 163p for a Limousin from Disdow followed at 160p for a Charolais from Barnbackle. Top price per head of £1224 and £1196 for Shorthorns from East Drummoddie, followed at £1132 for a Limousin from Disdow. Bulls sold to 172p or £1324 for a Limousin from Kirkdale.

Aberdeen Angus Bullocks

Balcraig Moor £1085; Mayhaar £1080; Culdoach £1050; Auchengallie £1030; Slatehouse £1010;

111 Cotton Street £915; Moss-side £905; Low Mains £905; Hill of Balmaghie £885;

Limousin Bullocks

Gatehouse Farm £1390; Craigton £1350; Barscarrow £1255; Culdoach £1210; Airds of Balcary £1200; Mains of Collin £1190; Fingland £1155; Fagra £1140; Slatehouse £1130; Barlae £1120; Kirranrae £1050; High Park £1000; Glenlee £1000; Cardoness & Kings Laggan £890; Garheugh £880;

Charolais Bullocks

High Glenjorrie £1550; Craigton £1360; Kirranrae £1260; Culdoach £1190; Castlehill £1180; Hill of Balmaghie £1080; Cogarth £1020; Shangan £1015; Airds of Balcary £945;

Simmental Bullocks

Kirranrae £1180; Fingland £1010; Craigton £1090; Airyolland £1055;

Luing Bullocks

Airyolland £1055;

Shorthorn Bullocks

Mayhaar £1035;

Hereford Bullocks

Low Mains £890;

British Blue Bullocks

Cannee £1090;

Simmental Heifers

Craigton £1185; Cardoness & Kings Laggan £1080; Fingland £945;

Shorthorn Heifers

Barlae £1290; Mayhaar £900;

British Blue Heifers

Nether Yett £970; Drumblair £785;

Limousin Heifers

Fagra £1020; Glenlee £1000; Craigton £985; Park Farm £900; Cardoness & Kings Laggan £875; Criagton £870; Garheugh £865; Drumblair £840; Slatehouse £840; Balcraig Moor £830; Fingland £815;

Aberdeen Angus Heifers

111 Cotton Street £1315; Balcraig Moor £980; Hill of Balmaghie £895; Cogarth £870;

Charolais Heifers

High Glenjorrie £1290; Craigton £1165; Park Farm £990; Airds of Balcary £800; Cotland £920; Hill of Balmaghie £895;

Hereford Heifers

Low Mains £900;

TUESDAY 13TH AUGUST 2013

WEEKLY PRIMESTOCK SALE

Wallets Marts Castle Douglas Limited had forward 1879 prime and cast sheep at their weekly sale. The 1548 prime lambs sold easier on the week following the national trend, selling to average 184.7p per kilo. Top price per kilo of 220.5p for Beltex’s from Compstonend, followed at 214.9p for Texels from Low Creoch. Top price per head of £90.50 for Texels from Hannaston followed at £88 for Suffolks from Gerranton.

331 cast ewes and rams sold to £83 for Texel ewes from South Quintinespie with Mules to £65 from Low Creoch and Blackfaces to £48 off Mains of Larg.

Light 32.1 – 39 kg

Average: 184.3p per kilo Top Price: 220.5p per kilo

Charollais

Upper Hardland £73.50; Brae Farm £73.20

Crossbred

Brae Farm £67.50; High Borgue £67;

Suffolk

Glenroan £73.80; The Hill £72.50; Nether Laggan £71.50;

Texel

Low Creoch £79.50; Cotland £76.20; Kilnotrie £76; Ulzieside £75.50; Boghouse £75; Mossyard £74; Barwhanny £73; Lochside £73; Upper Hardland £73; Barstibly £73; Burnfoot £72; The Hill £72; Shirmers £71.50; Balgerran £70.50; Killochy £69.50; Mill of Plunton £69; Potterland £69;

Beltex

Compstonend £86; Boghouse £81; Corra £74; Boyach £72.80; Blackcraig £71;

Medium 39.1 – 45.5 kg

Average: 185.6p per kilo Top Price: 205.8p per kilo

Charollais

Brae Farm £81.50

Crossbred

High Borgue £76; Kilquhanity £75.50; Shirmers £74.20; Arndarroch £70.80;

Suffolk

Cannee £83.50; Boreland of Girthon £80.20; The Hill £80; Compstonend £79.50; Barstibly £79.50; Bardarroch £78; Old Post Office £75.50; Cotland £75; Castlehill £74.80; Boreland of Girthon £74.50; Auchenleck £74.20; Mossyard £73.50; Potterland £73.50; Nether Laggan £72.50; Redcroft £72

Texel

Hannaston £90.50; Compstonend £88.50; Low Creoch £87.50; Drumcoltran £87.50; Kilnotrie £84.50; Kirkbride £83.50; West Linkens £83.50; Valleyfield £82.50; Ingleston £82; Balgerran £82; Brockloch £82; Valleyfield £81.50; Boyach £81; Barstibly £80.80; Burnfoot £79.80; Byrecroft £79.80; Bardarroch £79; Boyach £78; Slatehouse 378; Ulzieside £78; Drumlane £78; Mill of Plunton £77.50; Pulcre £77.50; Cannee £77; Cotland £77.50;

Heavy 45.6 – 52kg

Average: 174.6p per kilo Average: 179.6p per kilo

Suffolk

Gerranton £88; The Hill £85; Auchenleck £84; Ingleston £82.50; Old Post Office £80;

Texels

Low Creoch £85; Burnfoot £82.50; Carleton £81; Hannaston £80; Slatehouse £79; Castlehill £79;

CAST EWES & RAMS

Blackface Ewes

Mains of Larg £48; Hannaston £43.50; Garroch Est £43.50; Ardwall £37;

Bluefaced Leicester Ewes

Mains of Larg £64;

Lleyn Ewes

Grange £59; Southwick £49.50; Grange £47

Cheviot Ewes

Cullinaw £66

Crossbred Ewes

Low Creoch £65; Mossyard £62; Barnbackle £60; Grange £57.50; Valleyfield £56;

Texel Ewes

South Quintinespie £83; Low Creoch £75; Barnbackle £75;

Blackfaced Ewes

Garroch Est £52

Cheviot Ewes

Garroch Est £81

FRIDAY 23RD AUGUST

SALE OF OTM CATTLE AT 10 a.m.

SALE OF 300 STORE AND BREEDING CATTLE AT 11 a.m.

Present Entries Include: 17 Simmx, SHx & AAx Cows with Simm calves at foot.

Entries Close Tuesday 20th August at 10 a.m.

SATURDAY 24TH AUGUST at 11 a.m.

GREAT ANNUAL SHOW & SALE OF 4500 SCOTCH MULE GIMMERS

This is the finest show of Scotch Mule Gimmers available and is

well worthy of buyers attention.

Entries Close Friday 16th August at 10 a.m.

MONDAY 26TH AUGUST

SALE 10.30 a.m. SHOW: 9.30 a.m.

GREAT ANNUAL SHOW & SALE OF 10,000 SCOTCH MULE EWE LAMBS

This is the premier show & sale of Scotch Mule Ewe Lambs to be held. Buyers can be assured of healthiness, hardiness and thriving ability of all consignments forward

on this day. The majority of the lots will be strong enough to tup this year.

Entries Close Monday 19th August at 10 a.m.

MONDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER

DISPERSAL OF THE “AUCHENREE” HERD OF REGISTERED LUING CATTLE

43 Cows & Calves; 8 Cows in-Calf; 17 Blg Hfrs and 2 Stock Bulls

Further details to follow

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