Newton Stewart Tup Fair

One hundred and eighty tups went forward at Newton Stewart’s annual Tup Fair on Saturday at Craig Wilson Auction Mart.

Topping the sale at £800 was a tremendous Texel shearling from John Clark, West Glengyre. John also had the second top of the day again for a Texel shearling this time at £640.

Lambs peaked at £500 twice, both times for cracking Suffolks from B & H Vance, Mid Skeog. Females were led by gimmers from D Walker & Son, Laigh Alticane.

Leading Section Averages:

Texel Shearlings: 41 to average £417.56 Suffolks Lambs: 17 to average £331.76

Leading Flock Averages:

Texel Shearlings: £570 Meikle Tongue £470.83 West Glengyre £453 Laigh Alticane £430 Crailloch Texel Lambs: £353 Crailloch Suffolk Lambs: £395 Mid Skeog

Leading Prices:

Texel Shearlings: £800, £640, £550, £540 & £500 West Glengyre £600 & £540 Laigh Alticane £600 & £540 Meikle Tongue £560 Bridgehouse £500 & £480 Crailloch Texel Lambs: £380 (x2) & £300 Crailloch £280 Laigh Alticane Beltex Cross Texel Shearling: £500 Carse Of Clary Suffolk Lambs: £500 (x2) Mid Skeog £440 Claycrop £400 Broughton Mains £360 Redbrae Texel Gimmers: £340 (x2), £320 & £300 Laigh Alticane

Store and breeding sheep sale prices from Friday, September 5th at Newton Stewart.943 Store & Breeding Sheep Sold.

Contrary to the current prime trade all classes were easily sold to a packed ringside of buyers. Blackface Ewe Lambs sold to a top of £70 for a great pen from M/s Baillie, Low Glasnick. The 79 Blackface Ewe Lambs sold averaged £5.5 (-£12.5 on the year). Texel Cross Ewe Lambs sold to £77 for a pen off G Adams, Clugston. 50 Texel Cross Ewe Lambs averaged £71.50 (-£1.50 on the year). Mule Ewe Lambs were topped by a tremendous pen from J Mckenna, Gass, Kirkcowan at £98 and the 131 Mule Ewe Lambs sold averaged £86.78 (-£5.97 on last sale). A grand show of store lambs were topped by a cracking pen of Cheviots at £58 from B Landers, Bardrochwood and also at £58 was a pen of superb Suffolks from W Kerr, High Boreland.

205 Cheviot Lambs averaged £50.96 (£51.60 Last Sale)

83 Suffolk Lambs averaged £54.89 (£60.54 Last Sale)

109 Texel Lambs averaged £51.04 (£58.45 Last Sale)

82 Blackface Lambs averaged £42.24 (£43.32 Last Year)

79 Cross Lambs averaged £49.85 (£49.93 Last Sale)

73 Lleyn Lambs Averaged £46.81 (£45.52 Last Year)

Lambs (Leading Prices Per Head):

Blackface Ewe Lambs: £70 & £66 Low Glasnick Texel Ewe Lambs: £77 Clugston Mule Ewe Lambs: £98 & £82 Gass, Kirkcowan £88, £83 & £8 Knock of Luce Cheviot Stores: £58 & £54 Bardrochwood Suffolk Stores: £58 High Boreland £57 Boreland £54 Ring of Barfad Texel Stores: £55 Kiltersan £53 Shennanton £51.50 Craichlaw Mule Stores: £57.20 & £52.20 Shennanton Blackface: £46.50 Shennanton £39.50 Craichlaw Lleyn: £51.50 & £49 Glenru