Newton Stewart

Some 661 prime and cast sheep comprising of 243 prime lambs, 253 hoggs and 165 cast ewes and rams met a steady trade at Craig Wilson’s prime sale. Lambs sold to £114 for a Texel from Messrs Galloway, Glenart and 253.7p per kg for Texels from Messrs Wilson, Baruerrock, levelling out at 229.1p.

The hoggs peaked at £74.50 for Texels from Messrs McCall, Brigton and 172.4p for Blackfaces from Messrs McColm, Glenwhilly. While the cast ewes and rams met a stronger trade on the week with Texel ewes selling to a top of £138.50 from Baltier Farming company and Mule ewes peaking at £76.50 from Barnean Farm.

Stirling (Cale)

Caledonian Marts’ sold 473 spring lambs, prime hoggs, ewes and tups for a top price of £116 for Beltex lambs from HT Shanks, Easter Cash, Strathmiglo and 244p of the same breed from Doune Farms, West Lundie.

Prime hoggs sold to £90 from M Jack, Carriston, Star of Markinch and 162p from J and R Mitchell, Pairney, Auchterarder.


A strong trade was seen throughout at United Auctions prime sheep sale of 1928 entries sold, where new season lambs sold to 234p per kg for a 40kg Cont from Montgrew, Keith and to £105 for a 46kg Texel from Newmill of Rathen, Fraserburgh. Whilst old season lambs peaked at 217p for a 38kg Cheviot from Sittyton, Newmacher and to £100 for a 72kg Blackface from Hillhead of Mornish, Glenlivet.

Ewes topped at £120 twice for Texels from Logie Durno, Pitcaple and Montgrew, Keith.

Stirling UA

Over 2760 prime sheep were forward at United Auctions sale comprising of 735 new season, 1295 old season lambs and 731 ewes and rams.

New season lambs sold to £127 for a Beltex from Isle Cottage and 292p of the same breed from Lintibert, producing an average of 223.36p. Whilst old season lambs peaked at £97 for a Texel from Blanebank and 205p of the same breed from Wardhead.

Texels from Nethermill topped the ewe section on the day at £140 and Easter Greenhill sold to a top of £102 in the Rams section for the same breed.


Some 43 prime cattle comprising of 18 bullocks, 10 heifers, three young bulls and 12 OTM cattle were forward at Aberdeen and Northern Marts’ prime sale.

Bullocks sold to 237p per kg and £1504.95 for a 635kg British Blue from Whiteside, Tullynessle levelling out at 206.5p, whilst heifers peaked at 241p for a 570kg Limousin from Whiteside, and £1416.45 for a 665kg of the same breed from Nether Overhill, New Pitsligo.

Young bull were down on trade selling to an average of 154.9p while selling to 178p and £1281.60 for a 720kg Aberdeen Angus from Perkhill House, Lumphanan.

Also forward on the same day was 1631 prime sheep, feeding ewes and rams meeting a strong demand with new season lambs selling to 244.2p for a 43kg Beltex from Cotbank, Drumlithie and £110 for a 50kg Beltex from the same home, levelling out at 210p and producing an SQQ average of 227.8p.

Old season lambs peaked at 208.3p for Beltex’s from Kylieford, Duncanstone and £88.50 for Texel’s from Pitgaveny, Elgin, averaging at 156.3p.


C and D auction market held their weekly prime sale where the sale was topped at 148p for a Limousin from BE and S Davidson, Bellfield, Longtown. Belted Galloway bulls peaked at 127p from Gorrenberry, Hawick. Top price per head was £1029 for an Aberdeen-Angus from Cubbyhill.

A large entry of prime sheep consisting of 804 prime lambs, 2480 prime hoggs and 3957 cast ewes and rams reached an SQQ average of 248.8p, up 10p per kg on the week. Top price per kg was reached twice at 305p for Texel lambs from CJ Roots, Kinford, Croft, Dumfries and for Beltex lambs from by SD and A Allen, Ellerslea, Dalston. The per head section sold to £116 twice for Texels from Beckfoot and Beltex from Ellerslea.


A Limousin heifer from Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie topped Lawrie and Symington’s prime sale of 38 prime cattle, young bulls and 81 cast cows. Where Charolais bullocks sold to 236p from Castlehill, Lockerbie.

More than 280 lambs, 1100 hoggs and 1340 cast ewes and tups were also forward reaching an overall average and SQQ of 217p. Top price of the day was £120 for Suffolks from JP Campbell, Glenrath and 247p for Texels from D Hamilton, Rowantreehill.


Craig Wilson’s auction market sold 764 sheep comprising of 383 spring lambs and 381 cast sheep at a level trade throughout. The whole sale averaged 217.9 and an SQQ of 224p. Top price per head was £108 on two occasions for Suffolks from Quintin Limond, Barskelly and a Texel from Dustyhall Farming, whilst per kg peaked at 233.8p for Texels from L and B Kirk, Waterside.

St Boswells

A steady trade throughout with 76 clean cattle, 40 cast cows, 567 lambs, 151 hoggs and 314 ewes forward at Harrison and Hetherington’s weekly prime sale. Bullocks sold to 244p from Bee Edge, levelling out at 212.47p, whilst heifers averaged 211.65p and peaked at 241p from JA Waters and Sons.

The sheep saw a top price of 259p for Texel lambs from Huntington and £118 for lambs from Hermiston. Ewes produced an average of £62.50 and sold to £120 for Texels from Elmscleugh.


A large show of 502 cast cows, bulls, prime cattle and cast sheep were forward at Harrison and Hetherington’s weekly prime sale selling to a top of 167.5p and £1597 for a 954kg Charolais cow from D Holliday, Rashfield. Topping the bullocks on the day at £1574 was a Limousin from Story, Newbiggin, Carlisle whilst the heifers peaked at £1574 for a Limousin from Newbiggin farm.

Beltex cross lambs from WL Musgrave, Cardew Hall led the way in the prime sheep at £134 and 319p on the day.


Entries were low at Dingwall and Highland Marts’ prime cattle sale with a 510kg Hereford cross bullock from Bridgend selling to £1071 whilst heifers peaked at 209p and £1076.35 for a 515kg Aberdeen-Angus cross from the same home.

More than 160 prime sheep saw a strong trade on the same day where new season lambs and old season averaged 233.29 and 175p respectively. New season lambs sold to 256.1p and £105 for Texel crosses from Docharty Farm, Dingwall whilst old season lambs peaked at 200p for Cheviots from 5c Balnabeen, Conon Bridge and £89 for Cheviots from Invertromie, Kingussie.