Newton Stewart

Some 1155 prime and cast sheep were forward for Craig Wilson's sale, where prime hoggs sold to average 223.3p with an SQQ of 229.1p.

Texels from G and H Mullan, Barbae, topped the hoggs at 252.4p, while top per head at £121 were more of the same from J and A McCornick, Drumjargon.

Ewes saw a slight rise on the week selling to £162 for a Texel from R Oxley, Barholm Mains with tups to £113 for Bluefaced Leicesters from M Bodle, No2 High Boreland.


A smaller entry for Lawrie and Symington's prime sale saw 25 cattle and 415 old season lambs and cast ewes and rams, forward.

Bullocks (7) sold to 2.42p and £1464.10 for a 605kg Limousin from Nethermyres, to average 225p.

Limousins also topped the entry of 18 heifers at 255p and £1489.20 from West Bog, to level at 226p.

Prime hoggs (331) peaked at 276.7p for Texels from Torrax and £126 for Beltex from Er Balgillo to average 233p with an SQQ of 238p (+12.7p).


Some 60 prime cattle, 41 OTM and 900 prime and store sheep were forward at C and D Auction Mart's sale at Dumfries.

Cattle sold to 232p per kg for a Limousin heifer from J and L Craik, Waterside, with OTM entries to £1203.60 and 136p for Charolais from Barnbackle. A Simmental from Lantonside also achieved 136p.

Prime hoggs peaked at 250p per kg from Little Culloch, with the SQQ levelling at 235.7p.

Texel hoggs from Stewarton topped the entry of 71 stores at £102, while the 263 cast sheep sold to £133 for Suffolk rams from Glenkiln £127.50 for Suffolk ewes from Third.


Beltex topped United Auctions' sale of 3194 prime sheep at Huntly, selling at 255p per kg for 38kg hoggs from Bardnaheigh, Halkirk and £125 for 62kg entries from Woodside, Glen of Newmill.

The 2007 old season lambs averaged 229.56p per kg.

Ewes sold to £182 for Texels from Corsairtly, Keith.


Some 5406 sheep were forward for C and D Auction Marts comprising of 3169 prime hoggs and 2237 cast ewes and rams at their weekly sale.

Prime hoggs averaged 235.4p (SQQ 240.1p), which was nine pence up on the week. Leading the was was Beltex hoggs from B Ryder, Newton Cottage, Moffat, selling to 335p.

Cast sheep peaked at £185 for Texel ewes from C and I Angus, Oldfield, Thurso, with hill ewes to £93 for Cheviots from LM Laing, Tarrasfoot, Langholm and for Blackfaces from B Cheesbrough, Lanehead, Kirkcambeck. Some 650 ewes sold at £100 or more to average £120.75.

Top price amongst the rams was £146 for Texels from Fenton.

A smaller entry of cast cows was led by a Limousin cow from G Famelton, Horseholme, Gilsland, at £1053 and 130p per kg.

Stirling UA

United Auctions had 5265 prime sheep forward for their sale comprising of 3869 prime hoggs selling to an average of 233.29p.

Beltex topped both sections among the hoggs selling to £135 and 310p from Doune Farm and Coilavoulin respectively.

Texels dominated all other sections with ewes selling to £150 from Kinclaven, whilst tups from Westerton sold to £130.


More than 5500 prime sheep were forward for Aberdeen and Northern Marts' sale at Thainstone, where 4403 old season lambs averaged 233.4p (+8.8p) with an SQQ for 2700 head of 238.4p (+1p).

Top prices were 277.8p per kg and £125 for 45kg Beltex from Newton of Crathie, Crathie, with the 1126 feeding ewes and rams selling to £195 for Blue Texel from Woolhillock,

Skene, to average £77.03.

Prime cattle (54) saw nine bullocks average 181p (-11.7p) selling to 219p per kg for

a 540kg Limousin from Bogton, Corse and £1339.80 for a 660kg Limousin from

Whiteside, Tullynessle.

Heifers (33) averaged 198.4p (-3.7p) with a top of 225p per kg for a 605kg Limousin

from Newton of Drum, Drumoak, and £1370 for a 620kg Limousin from Middleton of

Potterton, Potterton.

A large entry of 199 cows and bulls was topped by Charolais with a 620kg entry from Braebuster, Deerness, at 166.1p and £1470 to average 130.8p. Dairy entries peaked at 116.6p and £985 for a British Friesian from 4 Sibster, Wick, to average 103.9p.

Bulls averaged 116.4p having sold to 125.1p per kg for a 935kg Charolais from Lower Cotburn, Turriff and £1470 for a 1210kg from Crossburn, Keith.

Stirling (Cale)

Caledonian Marts sold 178 cattle comprising of 97 bullocks, heifers and young bulls, 58 OTM cattle and 23 young calves and stirks at it's sale.

Heifers peaked at 238p for a Limousin from W Dandie and Sons, Learielaw, Broxburn, and to £1526 for a Charolais from Ferguson Bros, Gillandersland, Linlithgow.

Top price among the bullocks of 228p was achieved on four occasions, twice from D Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie, and twice from DS and RC Taylor, Easter Ochtermuthill, Muthill. Topg per head at £1518 was a Limousin from D Dickinson, Brockwoodleee.

On Tuesday, the firm sold 2298 prime sheep which included an annual show and sale of Blackface hoggs judged by Bill MacKinnon, of Scotbeef, who found his champion in a pen of 42.1kg lambs from C Little, East Bracklinn, which later sold for 245p per kg.

The reserve from Remony Estate Partnership, scaled 48.9kg and realised £110 or 225p. Show hoggs averaged 233.9p per kg (+56.5p on the year).

Overall, 1790 hoggs levelled at 231.8p (+1.21p), having sold to £137 for 61kg Beltex from WM Bell and Son, Craigend and 300p per kg for 43kg entries from the same home. Craigend averaged £124 for 134.


Harrison and Hetherington held their weekly sale of cast cows and bulls and prime cattle, which had a smaller entry of 395 on offer.

Top overall was paid for a Limousin cross heifer from L Skelton, Low House, Maryport, receiving £1644.06, and 226.5p from Messrs Story, Newbiggin.

Steers peaked at £1615.86 from Messrs Studholme, Nealhouse Farm, Carlisle, and pence per kg of 219.5p was achieved by Messrs Story, Newbigging for a Limousin cross.

Cast and OTM cattle (395) were topped at £1528 and 177.5p by a Charolais cow from Messrs Goldie, South Bowerhouses, while dairy cattle peaked at 131.5p or £1107 for a Holstein cross from Messrs Holliday, Newbampton.

A Limousin bull from Messrs Goldie of Townfoot, led the bulls at 139.5p and £1574.

Storm Ciara reduced prime hogg numbers, with those who braved the storm well rewarded, with the dearest trade of the season. Overall, old season lambs averaged 246.7p per kg or £110.85, with an SQQ of 253.78p.

Top prices were 312.2p per kg for Beltex crosses from A and A Little, The Hollands, Penton, and £148 for Texels from Basco Dyke.

Cast ewes sold to £141.50 for Dutch Texels from Messrs Johnston, Springfield.


Trade was similar to the previous week at Craig Wilson's sale of 102 prime and cast cattle on Tuesday.

Top prices were 232p and £1368.80 for a Limousin heifer from Borland, whilst bullocks peaked at 230p and £1334 for a Limousin from North Boig.

Beef cows (23) averaged 129.4p having sold to £1200 for a Limousin from Straid (Lendalfoot) or 149.7p for a Charolais from the same home, while dairy cattle were topped at £1010 for a Friesian from Raith, or 115.4p for Friesians from Gateside and Raith. The 60 dairy entries levelled at 99.3p per kg.

On Monday, the firm sold 2061 sheep comprising of 1488 prime hoggs and 573 cast sheep, which achieved a top of £136 for a Texel from JI Gatherer, Ochiltree Mains.

Top price per kg was 270p for a pen of Beltex from Kilkerran Estate. The whole sale averaged 234.1p with an SQQ of 245.1p.

St Boswells

Averages were up on the corresponding week at Harrison and Hetherington's sale of prime stock, where bullocks and heifers levelled at 207p and 216p respectively.

Cast cows (38) hit a top of £1481.04 from Kerseknowe and 173p per kg from Stichill Home Farm.

Prices peaked at 249p per kg for a heifer from Penston of £1368.68 for an entry from Bee Edge.

The entry of 1479 hoggs averaged 238.7p (+12.7p on the week), having sold to £136 and 307.5p per kg for Beltex from Faughhill and Waterside, respectively.

Ewes (311) averaged £82.31 with heavies at £99 and lights at £75. Top price was £143 for Texels from Hutlerburn, with Blackies selling to £96 from Burncastle.


Prime hoggs sold to £137 and 311p per kg for Texels from Messrs Struthers, Collielaw, at Lawrie and Symington's weekly sale, where the overall average was 234p with an SQQ of 236p.

Ewes were topped at £187 for Texels from North Garngour with Blackfaces to £78 from Howford and Hamildean.

Texels also topped the cast ram trade at £140 from Toxside.

Prime cattle sold to 249p for a heifer from Brockwoodlees, Canonbie, with bullocks to 244p from Castlehill.

Greenshields produced the top priced lots per head with bullocks to £1614.80 and heifers to £1595.50.

Beef cows sold to £1135 for a Limousin from Greenfield, and 148.5p for another of the same from Southmains. Dairy entries were topped at £875 by a Holstein Friesian from Grangehall and 129.7p from Moatmains.


Just eight prime cattle were forward for Dingwall and Highland Marts' sale, where heifers levelled at 202.2p.

Bullocks sold to 198.0p for a 590kg Hereford cross and to £1182.00 for a 600kg Luing cross both from Bridgend, Dingwall.

A 610kg Limousin cross from Bridgend, topped the heifers at 205p and £1250.50.

The entry of 920 prime sheep saw old season lambs (821) average 243.8p (+9.2p) having sold to 281.4p and £121 for 43kg Beltex crosses from Torgorm, Conon Bridge. The SQQ was 246.8p (+9.1p).

A Bluefaced Leicester ram from Milton, Aberarder, led the way among the feeding sheep at £127.

Castle Douglas

More than 2000 prime hoggs were forward for Wallets Marts' sale on Tuesday which sold to average 238.1p with an SQQ of 240.4 p per kg.

Top price was £130 per head paid for heavy Texels from M Ross, Birchwoodway, Dumfries. Lead per kg was 295p for Beltex from Messrs Gold, Craigdhu, Dumfries and for Texels from Messrs McWhirter, Kenmure, Kirkcowan.

A good show of 886 Blackface hoggs sold to average 234.4p with a top of £111.50 for another pen from Craigview. Export types sold to 245.7p from Barlure Farmers, New Luce.

A Texel ewe from Rascarrel topped the entry of 378 cast sheep at £181.50, with Blackface ewes to £86.50 from Barlure Farmers and Mules to £96.50 from Little Culmain.