A small number of prime cattle were forward for Penrith and District Farmers' Marts fortnightly sale, with trade peaking at £1468.76 for a Limousin from D Raine, Old Parks.

Also forward were 3030 prime sheep, comprising of 1440 lambs and 1590 cast ewes and rams. The sale met a buoyant demand with an overall average of 196p being achieved.

Prime lambs topped at 238p twice, firstly for a pair of 40kg Texels from Messrs Metcalfe, Home Farm and secondly for a 42kg Beltex from WE Strong, Midtown, realising £100.

Ewes topped at £132 for a pen of nine Texels from Holme House.

Newton Stewart

Some 548 prime and cast sheep were forward at Craig Wilson's sale where lambs averaged 188.1p.

Lambs sold to £103 for Suffolk’s from A Wallace and Co, Claycrop and 204.6p for a Texel from Straid Farms. Ewes peaked at £104 for a Texel from Baltier Farmimg.


A strong show of lambs, hoggs, ewes and rams were forward for Harrison and Hetherington's weekly prime sale, with an overall average of 196p produced.

Lambs peaked at £100 for a Texel from Low Middleton and 228.9p for a Beltex from Chillingham Home Farm.

Texels topped the ewes at £95 from Berryhill.


Limousin heifers from Todhall led the way at Lawrie and Symington's sale of 19 prime cattle selling to 230p and £1414.74.

Heifers and bullocks produced averages of 223p and 214p respectively.

Bullocks sold to 223p and £1329.08 for a 596 kg Limousin from Nethermyres.

Also forward were 392 sheep, cast ewes and rams where Beltex from Shandford led the way in the prime lambs selling to 217p and £102, to average 190.2p.


Mitchells Livestock Centre held their weekly sale of primestock with 51 cattle comprising 42 cull cattle and 9 prime bulls.

Top price of the day was a Limousin bull from P and PI Walker and son, Beechcroft selling for £1405.61. Leading the sale in price per kilo was a British Blue bull from G and I Carruthers and son, Lowca Cottage achieving 189.50p.

Some 1213 prime sheep including 974 lambs and 239 cast ewes and rams were also forward where trade peaked at 234.10p for Texel lambs from JA Mounsey and son, Grange and £115 for the same breed from Messrs Nevinson High House. The SQQ average was 193.22 pence per kilo.


New season lambs excelled at United Auctions' sale of 844 prime sheep selling to 202p for a Beltex from Cobbleheugh, Dinnet and £107 for a Continental from Mains of Bognie, Forgue.

Old season lambs peaked at 148p and £68 for a 46kg Beltex from Upper Tullochbeg.

Stirling (Cale)

A smaller number of entries were forward for Caledonian Marts' sale of 115 cattle comprising of 55 prime bullocks, heifers and young bulls and 60 OTM cattle.

Prime bullocks topped at 240p for a British Blue from D Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie and to £1451 for a Limousin from J and N Kerr, Bankhead, Aberdour.

Prime heifers reached 242p for a Limousin from W M Pettigrew, Faskine, Airdrie and to £1458 for the same breed from Brockwoodlees.

A smaller show of 362 lambs met a sharper trade peaking at £109 on two occasions, firstly for a 46kg Beltex from Doune, West Lundie and also for a 50kg Texel from Bankhead Farming Partners, Crook of Devon. An overall average of 186.1p was achieved.

Stirling UA

United Auctions sold 2748 prime sheep comprising of 1105 new season lambs selling to an average of 197.11p and 1643 ewes and rams.

New season lambs sold to £112 for a Texel from Faulds and 237p for a Texel from Drumheldric.

More of the same breed also topped the ewes at £122 from Meadows of Ballied.


Limousins topped all at Aberdeen and Northern marts' sale of 49 prime cattle with bullocks trade peaking at 212p from Home Farm Longhaven, and £1427.25 from Sunhoney, Echt.

Heifers sold to 229p from Whiteside, Tullynessle, and £1322.25 from Mains of Dumbreck, Udny. Bullocks and heifers averaged 183.8p and 199.4p respectively.

Also forward were 752 prime sheep, feeding ewes and rams, where Beltex's topped the new season lambs at 218.2p and £98 from The Bothy, Rivehill, Kingswells and Lower Cotburn, Turrif respectively.


A large number of entries were forward for C and D Auction Marts' sale of 1669 prime lambs and 2549 cast ewes and rams.

Lambs sold to 265p for Cheviots from C Saunders, Barr Hill, Newton Stewart and £119 for Texels from TA Jefferson, Aspatria Hall, Aspatria, to level at 207.5p and an SQQ of 206.9p.


A strong trade was seen throughout at Lawrie and Symington's weekly sale of 73 prime cattle where trade peaked at 258p for a Limousin cross from David Dickinson, Brockwoodlees.

Also forward was 1200 lambs and 587 cast ewes and tups, the sale topped at £107 twice, for Beltex from A Campbell, Strawfrank and Texels from Messrs McLean, Walesley, and to 237p for Beltex from A Campbell, Strawfrank. An overall average of 187p was achieved and an SQQ of 190p.


Messrs Young, Girvan Mains topped Craig Wilson's weekly sale of prime cattle at 232p and £1293.85 for different Limousin heifers. The sale produced an average of 215.6p for a small number of entries.

A strong number of entries were forward, comprising 1910 prime lambs and 303 cast ewes and tups.

Lambs sold to £107 for a Texel from Miss Eve Currie, Fisherton and topping per kilo was 204.7p for the same breed from S and L Dunlop, Bennan.


Harrison and Hetherington held their weekly sale of prime stock with a smaller show of 320 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle along with 1653 prime and cast sheep.

Howe Place Farm led the way in the prime cattle with a Limousin cross steer attaining £1723 and a British Blue cross heifer selling to £1704.

The weekly sale saw an increased entry of prime sheep, with 1653 forward, topping the trade at £120 was a Beltex from Messrs JC and SE Little, The Guards, Ireby, Wigton. Top pence per kg went to more of the same breed from Messrs Harrison, Swiss Cottage, Baggrow, Aspatria, Wigton.


Some 1000 sheep comprising of 461 lambs, 21 hoggs and 518 cast ewes and rams were forward for Hawes farmers auction marts' prime sale.

Continental's topped the prime lambs at 207p from AJ Hunter, Gunnerside and £91 from JJ and E Labbate, Garsdale, to level at 180.33p.


Limousin crosses from Bridgend led the way for a small entry of only 14 prime cattle forward for Dingwall and Highland marts' weekly sale selling to 208.0p and £1310.00.

Bullocks peaked at £1250.95 for a Charolais cross from Shoreton, Culbokie.

New season lambs averaged 180.4p and sold to 200.0p for Texel crosses from Kinnahaird and £89.50 for more of the same breed from The Cloy, Fortrose.

An overall average of 183.9p was achieved.


Charolais' led the way at Craig Wilson's prime sale of 126 prime and cast cattle.

Top price of the day was a heifer from Girvan Mains selling at £1357 whilst bullocks peaked at 218p from North Garphar.

Heifers and bullocks levelled at 215.8p and 206.7p respectively.

Castle Douglas

Wallets Marts Castle Douglas had forward 604 prime and cast sheep where the 528 prime lambs sold to average 184.79.

Texels led the way at 214.6p from Messrs Wilson, West Barmoffity, Kirkpatrick Durham and £100 from Messrs Kerr, Fagra, Dundrennan.

Cast ewes peaked at £112.50 for more of the same breed from Denty.


Limousin heifers took top price at Hope's Auctioneers sale of 38 prime cattle selling to 233.5p from DA Harrison, Hill House and £1477 from J Dixon and sons, Lesson Hall.

Bullocks peaked at £1501 and 224.5p for more of the same breed from J Dixon and sons.

Also forward were 898 prime lambs, selling to an average of 211p. Topping the sale at £117 was a Beltex from T Magnay, Brisco Meadows and 276.3 p for a Texel from Messrs Storey, Woodhead.

St Boswells

More than 100 prime cattle were forward for Harrison and Hetherington's weekly sale comprising of 62 clean cattle and 46 cast cows.

Bee Edge topped the clean cattle at £1421.30 and 233p whilst cast cows peaked at £1186.56 from Camieston and 167p from Gateshaw.

A steady trade was seen throughout the prime sheep, with lambs selling to £108 for a Suffolk from Crookston and 223.4p for a Texel from Huntington.

Ewes met a sharp trade peaking at £111 for a Suffolk from Marvingston.