NEWTON STEWART MARKET
PRIME & CAST SHEEP
Craig Wilson Ltd, Livestock Auction Mart, Queen Steet, Newton Stewart had forward 894 sheep compromising 85 new season lambs, 663 prime hoggets, 146 cast ewes & rams. Prime lambs sold to a top price of 228.9p/kg for a pen of 45kg Suffolk lambs from J & A McCornick, Drumjargon, Whauphill with the overall average being 217.2p/kg (+20.1p). Export lambs were keenly bid for whilst leaner lambs met a similar trade to last week. A larger show of hoggets sold to a top price of 201.1p/kg for an outstanding pen of 42kg Cheviots from Mactier Bros, Cairndoon, Whithorn with the overall average being 180.2p/kg (+14.1p on the week). Well fleshed hoggets were well in demand whilst plainer types were steadier on the week.
Lambs (Leading Price Per Head):
Suffolk: £103 Claycrop, Drumjargon & High Balcray £102.50 High Balcray Charolais: £99 High Barness Continental: £96 Drumtroddan £93 Drumjargon & Claycrop Texel: £95 Claycrop £94.20 Drumjargon
Lambs (Leading Price Per Kilo):
Suffolk: 228.9, 225.6, 224.3, 222.1 & 222 Drumjargon 220 & 218.1 Drumtroddan Continental: 221.4, 2116.3 & 211.1 Claycrop
Hoggs (Leading Prices Per Head):
Cheviot: £89 & £84.50 Cairndoon Suffolk: £88 High Barness £82.50 & £82 Challochmun Blackface: £85.50 Barnvannoch £85 Auchenflower & Kirkmabreck £83, £82.40 & £82.20 Cruggleton £82 Banrvannoch Texel: £85 Balgracie Mule: £84 Drumjargon
Hoggs (Leading Prices Per Kilo):
Cheviot: 201.2 & 197.8 Cairndoon Suffolk: 187.5, 186.4 & 183.2 Challochmun Blackface: 191.2 Balgracie 190.7 Barnvannoch 190.5 Barfad 188.2 Carscreugh 187.5 Cruggleton 187.4 Barnvannoch 186.8 Cruggleton & Baltier Texel: 195.1 Moorpark of Baldoon Mule: 186.5 Carscreugh
Cast ewes were £5 to £8 per head sharper than last week with the overall average being £72.43 per head. Top price was £100 for a pen of Texel ewes from B Corcoran, Viewfield, Wigtown.
Ewes (Leading Prices Per Head):
Texel Cross: £100 & £95 Viewfield £94.50 Auchenflower Charolais Cross: £90 Viewfield Mule: £89 & £87 Drumtroddan £88 Viewfield & Over Airies Continental: £88 Auchenflower Cheviot: £82.50 Cairndoon Blackface: £72 & £63 Cairnhouse
Cast tups met the dearest trade so far this season selling to a top price of £142 for a pen of Texels from Galdenoch Farmers, Galdenoch, New Luce.
Cast Tups (Leading Price Per Head):
Texel: £142 Galdenoch £137 Oldland BFL: £124 Galdenoch Lleyn: £115 Oldland Cheviot: £110 Cairndoon