Newton Stewart

Almost 800 prime and cast sheep were forward at Craig Wilsons weekly sale, where lambs averaged 184.5p.

Lambs sold to £100 twice for Leyns from P Murray, High Ersock and for Texels from A Brown, Balligmorrie.

Top pence per kg at 196.1p was achieved by the same pen from Balligmorrie.

Ewes peaked at £100 for a Texel from Drumbreddan, tups sold to £96 for Texels and Suffolks from Messrs Jackson, Annefield and Mule ewes realised £76 from Boreland.


A strong trade was seen at Penrith and District farmers marts’ sale of 2665 prime sheep, comprising 1648 lambs and 1017 cast ewes and rams.

An overall average of 193p was achieved, peaking at 221p twice, firstly for Texel lambs from Messrs Dent, Elm House and secondly for more of the same from Messrs Sowerby, Sycamore Rise.


Harrison and Hetherington's weekly primestock sale of sheep comprising lambs, hoggs, ewes and rams and saw lambs average 190p.

Lambs sold to 221.1p for a Beltex from Chillingham Home and £100 for a Texel from Edlingham Newtown.

Texels topped the ewes at £99 from Fawdon Farms.


Limousins led the way at Lawrie and Symington’s sale of 35 prime cattle where bullocks and heifers averaged 220p and 222p respectively.

Bullocks sold to 234p from Nethermyres and £1421.02 from the Gask whilst heifers peaked at 244p from Nethermyres and £1437.48 from West Bog.

Also forward were 383 prime sheep selling to 234.1p for Texels from West Drums and £108 for more of the same breed from Broadshade to average 187.7p.

Texels topped the ewes at £86 from Templeton.


A strong trade was seen at Mitchells Livestock Centre sale of 61 cattle comprising 46 cull cattle, 15 prime bulls and clean cattle.

Limousins topped the bullocks at 155.50p and £1562.78p from Stephney Farm, with more of the same lead the way amongst the heifers which sold to 219.50p and £1242.37 from East House.

Also forward were in excess of 1300 new season lambs which produced an SQQ of 194.3p.

Texel lambs from High Flatts topped this section at 234.7p per kg and £119 per head.


All classes met a steady trade at United Auctions' sale of 1057 prime sheep, where Texel ewes from Balloch View sold to £140.

New season lambs peaked at 200p for a 42kg Texel from Monlettie, Methlick and £95 for 54kg Charollais from South Canterbury, Cornhill.

Stirling (Cale)

Caledonian Marts’ sold 238 cattle to include 66 prime bullocks, heifers and young bulls, 92 OTM cattle and 80 calves.

Bullocks were topped at 235p for a Limousin from TH Gray, Balquharrage, Lennoxtown and £1467 for another Limousin from W Dandie and Sons, Learielaw, Broxburn.

Limousins also led the way amongst the heifers which peaked at 240p from W Dandie and sons, Learielaw and £1445 from AS Hay, Mains of Cultmalundie, Tibbermore.

Topping the calves was a Simmental heifer from W Kerr and Sons, Wester Braco, Plains, fetching £320. Dairy calves sold to £145 for a Norwegian Red from G Reade, Sgriob-Ruadh, Tobermory, Isle of Mull.

On Tuesday, the firm sold 962 prime lambs, cast ewes and tups, which met a buoyant demand.

Prime lambs sold to 209p for a Beltex from D Nicol, Auchtenny, Forgandenny and £100 for another of the same breed from Doune Farms, West Lundie, to produce an average of 177.5p.

Ewes levelled at £92.64 selling to £143 for a Texel from E Robertson, Skeoch, East Kilbride.

Stirling UA

Almost 4000 prime sheep were forward for United Auctions’ sale made up of 2451 new season lambs and 1545 ewes and rams.

New season lambs averaged 184.08p selling to £105 for a Texel from West Park and 227p for a Beltex from Lintibert.

Texels topped the ewes at £140 from Townhead.


A small entry for Aberdeen and Northern Marts’ sale sale saw just 62 prime cattle forward.

Bullocks averaged 186.2p having sold to 215p for a 550kg British Blue from Mosside of Gight, Fyvie and £1316.70 for a 630kg Blue from Whiteside, Tullynessle

Limousins topped the heifers at 218p for a 570kg entry from Mains of Dumbreck, Udny and £1309.50 for a 675kg lot from Mains of Dumbreck, Udny, to level at, 187.9p.


The 17 cast cows forward for C and D Auction Marts' sale were topped at £1407 and 159p for a Limousin cow from Cowden Partners, Cowden Burn, Wark.

The 2621 prime lambs and 3535 cast ewes and rams, saw lambs sell to 247p per kg for Texel lambs from WW Wise, Stone Barn, Wigton.

Top price per head was £120 paid twice for Bleu du Maine lambs from TA Jefferson, Aspatria Hall, Aspatria and Texels from AM and L Sutherland, Carran, Thurso. Lambs averaged 193.1p with an SQQ of 193.3p.

St Boswells

Harrison and Hetherington sold 72 clean cattle, 46 cast cows, 1325 lambs and 382 ewes at their sale, where bullocks and heifers averaged 195.6p and 200.7p respectively.

Bullocks sold to 229p from Penston whilst heifers peaked at 231p from Patthead.

Lambs averaged 184.4p selling to £104 for a Beltex from Hartside and 219.6p for Texels from Lochside.


A Limousin heifer topped Lawrie and Symington’s sale of 33 prime cattle, one young bull and 52 cast cows and bulls, selling to 240p from D Dickinson, Brockwoodless,

Bullocks peaked at £1250 and 220p from Todhall, whilst young bulls sold to 212p from Greenbank.

Also forward were 569 lambs and 1805 cast ewes and tups. Lambs peaked at £99 and 222p for Texels from R and M Struthers, Collielaw, and 222p from Messrs Mitchell, Knowehead. Overall average was 180p with an SQQ of 181.5p.

Ewes sold to £156 for a Texel from Auldhouseburn.


A strong trade was witnessed at Craig Wilson’s sale of 124 prime and cast cattle on Tuesday where top prices of 243p and £1385.10 were achieved for a Charolais heifer from Girvan Mains.

A Salers topped the bulls at £1260 from Maxwelston whilst the same home led the way in the cows with a Limousin at £1050.

The previous day, some1433 prime lambs and 573 cast ewes sold to a top of £97 for Suffolks from A and I McFadzean, Barneil and 200p per kg for Texels from TH Robertson, Auchentibber. The whole sale averaged 181.9p and 183.4p SQQ.

Ewes peaked at £106.50 for a Texel cross from A Shearer and son, East Revoch.

Castle Douglas

Some 1153 prime and cast sheep were forward for Wallets Marts' sale at Castle Douglas on Tuesday which sold to £96 per head for Mill Bleu lambs, and 208.7p for Beltex lambs.

Cast sheep were in high demand selling to £97.50 for Texels.


A select entry of just 13 prime cattle was forward for Dingwall and Highland Marts' sale on Tuesday where bullocks and heifers averaged 205.0p and 198.2p respectively.

Bullocks sold to 205.0p for a 555kg Limousin cross and and £1209.50 for a 590kg Simmental cross both from Raffin, Tore.

Limousin crosses from Bridgend, Dingwall topped the heifers which peaked at 207.0p and £1310.

Also forward were 304 prime sheep where an average of 176.8p was achieved and an SQQ of 177.7p for new season lambs.

They sold to 193.0p per kg and £83 per head for Texel crosses from Docharty, Dingwall.

A cross ewe from Comar, Beauly topped the ewes and feeding sheep at £79.50.


A large show of 485 cast cows, bulls and prime cattle were forward for Harrison and Hetherington’s weekly sale on Monday.

Limousin cross heifers led the way at £1631.70 and 235.5p from Messrs Crichton, Loughrigg, Egremont.

Bullocks peaked at £1626.11 for more of the same from Messrs Blake, Halfway Well, Penrith and 219.5p was achieved for Limousin crosses from Gill Farm and Messrs Story, Newbiggin, Carlisle.

Also forward were 1756 prime sheep, where trade peaked at £114 for Texel cross lambs from Messrs Browell, Quarry House, Hexham and 269.5p for a Beltex lamb from Messrs Bell, Winterhope, Waterbeck.

Cast ewes sold to a top of £122.50 for Texels from Messrs Bell, Mossband Hall, Longtown and again for a Dutch Texel ewe from Messrs Wigham. Hargill House, Haltwhistle.


Demand at Hope’s Auctioneers' weekly sale of prime cattle was strong selling to 234.5p for a 613kg Limousin heifer from Messrs Little, Greenhill and £1456 for another of the same from DA Harrison and son, Hill House.

Bulls sold to 195.5p twice, both from Messrs Little, Greenhill and £1261 for Messrs Bowe, Mechi.

The entry of 1018 lambs and 423 ewes sold the same day saw Beltex lambs sell to a top of £125 from Messrs Dent, Elm House, to level at 207p.

Texels topped the ewes at £141 from Messrs J Dixon and son, Lessonhall.