Newton Stewart Market

Newton Stewart Auction Mart
Newton Stewart Auction Mart

WEDNESDAY 5TH JULY

Craig Wilson Ltd, Livestock Auction Mart, Newton Stewart had forward 779 sheep compromising 642 prime lambs, 137 cast ewes & tups. Prime lambs sold to a top price of 223.2p/kg for a pen of Texel lambs from Barnean Farming Company, Barnean, Newton Stewart with the overall average being 209.4p/kg (-10.1p on the week). All lambs were keenly bid for due to a shortage of numbers.

Lambs (Leading Prices Per Head):

Texel: £110 Bridgehouse £105 Fineview £103.50 & £103 Boreland Suffolk: £103.50 Hallowchapel £100 Clauchrie Continental: £102.50 Culnoag £102 Brisdgehouse & Fineview £96 High Ersock £95 Boghouse Halfbred: £94 High Ersock & Orchardton Blue Texel: £93 Barvennan & Bridgehouse £92.50 Barbae £92 Cuil

Lambs (Leading Prices Per Kilo):

Texel: 223.2 Barnean 223.1 Barvennan 219.1 Carslae 218.8 Fineview Suffolk: 220.2 Barbae 215.5 Balligmorrie Continental: 218.1 Carslae 216.7 Cuil 215.6 Boreland 213.8 Barvennan 213.3 South Boreland Beltex: 214.6 Boreland 213.8 Boghouse Halfbred: 212.7 Orchardton 212.3 Low Drumrae Blue Texel: 212.2 Barnean 211.8 Barvennan 211.7 Barbae 211.2 Boghouse

137 Cast ewes & tups met the dearest trade so far this season and with numbers in short supply many more could have been sold to advantage. Heavy ewes sold to a top price of £115.50 from H Ryman, North Kildarroch, Whauphill with the overall average being £80.94 per head. Light ewes sold to a top price of £83/50 for Blackface ewes from J Russell, Crouse, Wigtown with the overall average being £59.87 per head.

Cast Ewes (Leading Prices Per Head):

Texel: £115.50, £114.50 & £109.50 North Kildarroch Suffolk Cross: £105.50 Barvennan £104 Bridgehouse Charolais Cross: £105.50 & £92.50 Carslae Continental: £101.50 North Kildarroch £97.50 Carslae £97 Boreland Cheviot: £88.50 Murrayton Mule: £88.50 Culmalzie Blackface: £83.50 Crouse

Cast tups sold to a top price of £123.50 for Texels from Murrayton Farms, Culreoch, Gatehouse of Fleet.

Cast Tups (Leading Prices Per Head):

Texel: £123.50 Culreoch Beltex: £115.50 Castlewigg Suffolk: £105.50 Dirnow