SELLING through Lawrie and Symington were five bullocks which averaged 240p per kg and 19 heifers at 236p. 
Limousins from Nethermyres led the sale when a heifer weighing 539kg sold for 252p and a 611kg bullock made £1472.51. 
Bullocks also sold to 249p for a 591kg Limousin from Nethermyres, with heifers to £1452 for a British Blue scaling 600kg from West Bog. 
Among the 15 cast cows, a Charolais from Pitreuchie made £1500 while a similar cow from Mill of Inverarity sold for 191p. 
Averaging 210.6p (-3p on the week), the 515 prime lambs reached 229.6p for Texels from Upper Tulloes and £110 from Horn.
The 125 cast sheep reached £106.50 for Texels from Hillhead of Careston. 

Penrith and District Farmers’ Mart had forward 1619 prime lambs where they averaged 215p per kg and reached £117 for a Texel from Messrs Jenkinson, Clifton Moor Farm.
They also sold to 271p for Texel cross Beltex lambs weighing 41kg from WH Brass, Low Row.
The 807 cast ewes and rams met one of the dearest trades for some time with Texel ewes from Birkbeck House topping at £128 and Texel rams from Rye Hill selling for £116.

A SMALL show of 10 prime cattle peaked at 224p per kg for a Simmental heifer from DG Mcclanachan, Millhill, at C and D Auction Marts. 
They also sold to £1221 for a Limousin heifer from J Jardine, Yett. 
A small show of cast cows saw beef types average 136.5p and sell to 176p and £1360 for a British Blue from Isle of Dalton. Averaging 117.1p. dairy cows reached 140p for a Holstein from Longbridgemuir and £1060.45 for another from Ryemuir. 
A good show of 633 prime lambs saw lighter sorts harder to cash. The sale reached 226p and £112.50 for heavy Texels from Eastside. 
Cast sheep (713) continued at recent rates to top at £124 for Texels from Nether Gribton. 

ABERDEEN and Northern Marts recently sold 53 prime cattle, where 31 heifers averaged 221.3p per kg (-11.1p on the week) and sold to 242p and £1427.80 for a 590kg Limousin cross from Waterside, Alford. 
Averaging 213p (-0.1p), 12 bullocks reached 236p twice, firstly for a 520kg Limousin from Woodside, Cushnie, and then for a 565kg Limousin cross from Waterside, Alford. Top price per head at £1435.20 was a Limousin cross bullock weighing 690kg from Whiteside, Tullynessle.
Among the 166 beef cast cows, a Limousin from Quoymorhouse, Balfour, led the trade at 217.8p while a Charolais from South Mains of Tillymorgan, Culsalmond, sold for £1790. They averaged 152.3p. 
Averages were down on the week at the firm’s sale of 661 new season lambs which averaged 201.1p with 482 SQQs at 202.8p. They peaked at 218.2p for 44kg continentals from Netherthird, Rothienorman, and £104.50 for 56kg Texels from Hillbrae, Newmachar. 

Stirling (Cal)
HEIFERS peaked at 252p per kg for a Limousin from Faskine, Airdrie, at Caledonian Marts’ sale of 88 prime cattle where they levelled at 235p per kg and sold to £1663 from Moorfield, Kilmarnock. 
Bullocks reached 250p three times – for a Limousin from Moorfield, Kilmarnock, and for British Blues from both Classlochie, Kinross, and Brockwoodlees, Canonbie. They also sold to £1664 from Todhall, Cupar. 
Averaging 140p, beef cows reached 168.4p and £1630 for a Charolais from Nether Carse, Gargunnock, while dairy cows levelled at 112p and sold to 147.6p from Blyth Farms, Dysart, and £960 from Meldrum, Stirling. 
On Tuesday, the firm sold 1218 prime lambs which averaged 177.3p (-34.2p on the week and +0.3p on the year). They peaked at £100 for a 52kg Beltex lamb from DS and RC Taylor, Easter Ochtermuthill, Muthill, and 214p for a pen of four 44kg Beltex cross lambs from RA Campbell and Sons, Meikle Seggie, Milnathort. 
Also sold were 858 cast ewes, tups and wedders which saw heavy ewes level at £85.79 and top at £128 for a pen of Texels from Drimsynie, while 591 export ewes averaged £47.10. 

A LARGER show of 2582 spring lambs sold easier on the week to average 204p per kg with SQQs at 205p, at C and D Auction Marts.
They reached a top of 232p for Texels from R Carruthers, Hill Brae, and £117 for Texels from Messrs Haston, Dearham Hall. 
The 5710 sheep saw heavy ewes £3 to £4 easier on the week, with the smaller, plainer end of hill ewes £6 to £8 cheaper. They peaked at £158 for a pen of Texel ewes from Messrs Hastone, Dearham Hall, Maryport, while rams sold to £140 for a Texel from Chaseside. 
An entry of 29 prime and cast cattle reached 165p for a Limousin cross cow from Messrs Ewing, Drumbretton, with a similar cow from Woodhouse at £1200. 
Bulls peaked at £1256.10 for a 12-month-old Limousin cross from Messrs Forster, Rigfoot. 

Stirling (UA)
TEXELS topped United Auctions’ sale of 3316 new season lambs, which averaged 206.9p per kg, when a pen from Wester Middleton sold for £122 and a pen from Oatfield hit 251p. 
Cast ewes and rams (1556) saw ewes peak at £121 for Suffolks from Kilbucho with Charollais tups from Wester Clunie at £120. 

St Boswells
PRIME cattle forward at Harrison and Hetherington’s sale on Monday, saw 22 bullocks average 226.75p (+11p on the week) per kg and 28 heifers level at 233.77p (+4p).
Selling to a top of 255p was a heifer from Longnewton, while bullocks sold to 250p from Seggarsdean. Top price per head of £1501.64 came for an entry from Woodhead. 
The 65 cast cows averaged 146p (+2p) and sold to 211p from The Lee and £1963.78 from Humbie Mill. 
Averaging 186p, the 1802 lambs topped at £116 for Suffolks from The Knock and 232.9p for Texels from Sydenham. 
Cast ewes (476) levelled at £70.56 and sold to £111 for Texels. Heavy ewes averaged £90 while light ewes levelled at £63 and sold to £89 for Cheviots from Towford. 

ALL classes eased back on last week’s trade at Craig Wilson’s prime sale on Monday, where 2592 prime lambs levelled at 183.9p per kg and hit a top of £104 for heavy Texels from J Dunn, Martnaham Mains. 
They also reached 222.2p for a similar pen from J Wilson, Wheatfield. 
Among the 1003 cast sheep, Texel ewes from G Gatherer, Fairlynne, led at £144 while tups peaked at £135 for Cheviots from R Hazle, Craigfin. 
On Tuesday, the firm sold 14 prime heifers which averaged 221.85p and sold to 235p and £1380 for Limousins from Blairbowie.
Among the cast cattle, the 60 beef cows averaged 132.6p and were topped by Limousins at 168.4p from Daldorch and £1350 from Drumbreddan.
Levelling at 113.87p, the 94 dairy cows were topped by Friesians at 136.6p from West Cairngarroch and £1030 for another from Kilhenzie. 

A TOP of 258p per kg was paid for a Limousin heifer weighing 564kg from David Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie, at Lawrie and Symington’s sale of prime cattle on Monday.
Butchers cattle averaged 248.2p and bullocks reached 248p from Heatheryhall. 
Of the 103 cast cows and bulls, a Limousin cow from Messrs Allison, Muirburn, Skirling, topped at 160p with a Salers cross from Goodockhill at £1145. 
Dairy cows peaked at 130p for a Friesian from Auchmeddan and £1055 for another from Shotlinn.
A total of 2050 new season lambs levelled at 186.1p and sold to 229.1p for a 43kg Texel from R and M Struthers, Collielaw, and £108.50 for a Texel weighing 49kg from R and M Wilson, Whinbush. 
Averaging £63.37, the 694 cast sheep hit £149.50 for Texel ewes from Langside. 

SELLING through Harrison and Hetherington on Monday were 36 prime cattle which peaked at 239.58p per kg for a Limousin cross heifer from Messrs Little, Greenhill.
Heifers also reached £1564.94 for a British Blue from Messrs Bell, Haas Grove, while bullocks sold to £1648.45 for a Limousin from Messrs Studholme, Nealhouse, and 223.5p for another from Crosby House. 
A large entry of 96 prime bulls reached £1562.64 for a Charolais from Messrs Jefferson, Aspatria Hall, and 228.5p for a Limousin cross from Messrs Carruthers, Glenzierfoot. 
Charolais crosses from Messrs Vance, Low Skeog, topped the 259 cast cows at 207.5p and 206.5p, while a Limousin from Messrs Cowx and Son, Hudscales, led the gross trade at £1822.
In the sheep ring, the 2333-strong entry of lambs sold £4 to £5 dearer on the year. They reached £113.50 for Texels from Messrs Robinson, Boghall, and 253.2p for a pen of six Beltex from Messrs Proctor, Swarland Old Hall. 

WITH lamb prices having slipped over the weekend, North West Auctions’ sale of spring lambs averaged 186p per kg and saw trade reach a top of £98 for Texels from S Wilson and Son, Scotforth, while better bred export-type lambs sold between 210p and 220p. 
A large entry of 172 cast sheep saw Texels ewes from JK and BE Townley of Caton, top at £96.
The firm’s sale of prime cattle saw bulls peak at 194p for a Hereford from P and A Bell, Pilling. 
AVERAGES were back on the week at Dingwall and Highland Marts’ sale on Tuesday, where the firm had forward 19 prime cattle and 433 prime sheep.
The 17 heifers levelled at 229.6p (-6.2p on the week) and peaked at 235p for a 560kg Limousin cross from Bridgend, Dingwall, while a Charolais cross weighing 635kg from the same home sold for £1485.90. 
Averaging 181.8p (-19.5p) with 255 SQQs at 182.2p (-20.8p), the 276 new season lambs hit 204.7p for 42.5kg Texel crosses from Lower Geanies, Fearn, and £89.50 for 49kg Suffolk crosses from Woodside, Muir of Ord.
A Suffolk ewe from Lochdhu, Nairn, led the 157 feeding sheep at £97. 

Castle Douglas
Selling through Wallets Marts on Tuesday, were 1234 prime lambs which sold to a top of £93 for Texels from Low Arkland, Castle Douglas, and 192.6p per kg for a pen of Beltex lambs from R Jardine and Son, Upper Hardland. 
They averaged 170.75p with SQQs at 171.94p. 
Cast sheep (200) sold cheaper on the week and reached a top of £125 for Texels from Denty. 

Newton Stewart
DUE to the drop in lamb values fewer lambs were forward at Craig Wilson, where 651 averaged 177p per kg (210p last week).
They reached 200p for Beltex from Douglas Crosbie, Chapelton, and £94 for heavy Texels from Danny Hair, Drumbreddan. 
Ewes reached £129 for Texels from Drumbreddan.