On Wednesday 12th July, Craig Wilson Ltd, Livestock Auction Mart, Newton Stewart had forward 1076 Sheep, comprising 944 Prime Lambs, 132 Cast Ewes & Tups. Prime Lambs sold a top price of 231.7p per Kilo for a pen of 41kg Beltex Lambs from Brian Vance, Mid Skeog, Whithorn, with the overall average being 214.2p per kilo (+5.1p on the week). All classes were keenly bed for resulting in a lower trade.
Lambs (Price per Head)
Beltex: £109 Little Galdenoch £105 Viewhills Suffolk: £104 Low Mains £103.5 Little Torhouse £101.50 Redbrae & Gowlands Texel: £102 Viewhills Continental £100 Little Galdenoch £99.80 Claycrop Continental Cross: £99.50 High Balcray Halfbred: £99.50 Gowlands Blue Texel: £97.50 Balgracie & Straid £96 Viewhills & Boghouse £95.50 Spittal Rouge: £95.50 Boghouse & Mid Skeog Charolais: £94.80 Baryerrock
Lambs (Price per Kilo)
Beltex: 231.7 Mid Skeog 230.8 Carslae Suffolk: 229.8 Viewfield 228.6 Boghouse 225 Claycrop 224.1 Carslae 223.1 Balkissock Texel: 225 Little Galdenoch 221.4 Claycrop Continental: 221.3 Broughton Mains 221.3 Boreland (x2) Blue Texel: 220.5 Claycrop 220.1 Boghouse 219.5 Rose Cottage, Claycrop & Baryerrock Rouge: 219.1 Carslae & Viewfield Charolais: £219.1 Spittal
132 Case Ewes were forward. Heavy Ewes sold to £123 for a pen of Suffolk Ewes from J McNeillie, High Balcray, Whithorn and averaged £84.14 per head. Light Ewes sold to a top of £68.50 for a pen of Blackface Ewes from T Cannon, Little Torhouse, Wigtown. Ewes again met extreme rates, especially for at this time of year.
Suffolk: £123 & £117.50 High Balcray Texel: £118.50, £113.50 & £107.50 Duchra Continental: £102.50 & £92.50 Farden £96.50 Duchra £94 Mid Skeog Beltex: £88.50 Rose Cottage £88 Mid Skeog £87.50 Farden Mule: £83 Mid Skeog £82.50 & £76.50 Straid Blackface: £68.50 Little Torhouse £60.50 Farden