Newton Stewart

Some 1837 prime and cast sheep were sold at Craig Wilson Marts' weekly primestock sale, where 1537 new season lambs sold dearer on the week to average 221.5p and top at £120 for Beltex from Scott Service, Balgreggan while top per kilo came from HS MacTier, Boghouse making 237.5p.

Cast sheep were a steady trade, peaking at £132 for Suffolk crosses from PA Murray, High Ersock with ewes to £104 for Beltex crosses again from Balgreggan.


Lawrie and Symington had 29 prime cattle and 775 prime sheep and cast ewes and rams where 10 bullocks sold to a top of 256p and £1484.80 for a 580kg British Blue cross from Nethermyres, to average 231p.

Heifers (19) sold to a top of 248p for a 558kg Limousin from Nethermyres and to £1498.16 for a 614kg Limousin from West Bog, to level at 230p.

Lambs (692) sold to 248p for a pen of 45kg Texels from Culfargie and to £118 for a pen of 49kg Suffolks from Middle Drimmie, to cash in at 217p, whilst cast ewes (83) made a top of £130 for Texels from Shandford.


AT C and D Auction Marts’ weekly sale, 63 cattle sold to 237p for a Limousin cross heifer from J Jardine, Yett, whilst OTMs were topped at £1152 and 155p for another Limousin from Mosshead.

The 1275 spring lambs averaged 218p having sold to £110 for Texels from Belridding and to 285p for much of the same from Lynfern.

Cast ewes (453) were topped twice at £124 for Texels from Hall of Drumpark and Kerricks.


United Auctions sold 1544 prime sheep, where 738 new season lambs cashed in at 212p to 231p for 46kg Texles from West Cairnhill, Culsalmond and to £117 for 56kg Texels from Uppermill, Turriff.

Ewes sold to a top of £146 for Texels from 84 Land Street, Rothes.

Stirling (Cale)

Some 145 cattle comprising of 71 bullocks, heifers and young bulls, 59 OTM cattle and 15 young calves were sold, where heifers sold to 248p for a British Blue from W Dandie and Sons, Learielaw, Broxburn and to £1545 for a Limousin from D Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canobie, to level at 227p.

In the sale of bullocks, averages were lower at 217p and sold to 248p for a British Blue from W Dandie and Sons, Learielaw, Broxburn and to £1545 for a Limousin from D Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canobie.

OTM’s secured an average of 137p peaking to 177p and £1360 for a Limousin from W Dandie and Sons, Learielaw, Broxburn..

On Tuesday, 2079 spring lambs, ewes and tups were sold, with new season lambs achieving a top price of £121 and 247p for a 49kg Beltex lamb from Doune Farms.

The 869 cast sheep averaged £101.43 selling to £112 for a Texels from G McFarlane, Muirmealing, Saline.

Stirling (UA)

The sale of 6718 prime sheep was held by United Auctions, where new season lambs (4894) topped at £120 for Beltex from Lintibert and to 276p for Texels from Easterton, to average 213.53p.

Trade was similar on the week for ewes (1776), where the sale was topped by Isle Cottage for Beltex making £126.00 and cast tups peaking to £120 for Texels from Hill of Errol.


Last week, Aberdeen and Highland Marts sold 12 prime bullocks that averaged 208p (-4.2p) and sold to 232p for a 565kg Limousin from Whiteside, Tullynessle and £1417.80 for a for a 695kg Charolais from Skeibhill, Aberchirder.

Limousins dominated the prime heifers (23) which cashed in at 216p (-0.3p) and peaked to 236p for a 615kg beast from Skilmafilly, Auchnagatt, and to 236p was a 600kg of the same from Monlettie, Methlick, whilst per head was topped at £1537.25 for a 715kg Charolais from Skeibhill.

Nine young bulls reached a top price of 187p for a 615kg Limousin from Tarmair, Boyndlie, and £1405.15 for a 895kg Limousin from Mains of Dumbreck, to level at 163.1p.

Some 106 beef cows balanced out at 155.3p (-0.1p) and sold to 212.5p for a 520kg British Blue from Lower Hobbister, Stennes, or £1610 for a 1144kg Simmental from Hilton of Culsh, New Deer.

In the sale of bulls (17) a top price of 153.3pwas achieved for a 920kg British Blue from Mains of Dumbreck, Udny, and £1570 for a 1285kg Charolais from Dunn Farm, Watten, to average 128.1p (+3.4p).

Later that day, the firm sold 1108 spring lambs to cash in at 208.2p (-2.8p) and top at

238.2p for 38kg Texels from Piperwell, Craigievar and £110 for 55kg Continentals from Mill of Whitehill, New Deer.

In the feeding ewes and ram ring (638) a top of £162 was paid for Texels from Dalbuiack,



Some 3740 prime lambs and 2030 cast ewes and rams were forward for C and D Auction Marts' weekly sale.

The new season lamb sale witnessed a top of 290p for Beltex lambs shown by I McConnell, Crawfordhall, Dumfries with top price per head of £130 for Texel lambs from E and A Graham, Upper Mains, Annan, to average 216.9p with an SQQ of 215.8p.

A smaller entry of cast ewes was topped by Texel ewes selling to a top of £145 from ML and LB Bell, Winterhope, Waterbeck, with hill ewes selling at £87 for Cheviot ewes from Playfair Farms, Morebattle Tofts, Kelso.

Rams peaked to £125 for Texels from EJC Dean, Kirk House, Brampton.

St Boswell

Harrison and Hetherington held their weekly primestock sale where bullocks (24) and heifers (48) averaged 220.55p (+7p on the week) and 212p (-5p on the week) respectively.

Clean cattle sale topped at £1399.92 and 238p from Bee Edge, whilst cast cattle sold to £1500.40 from Kersknowe and to 179p from Humebyres.

Spring lambs (1265) averaged 227p and reached a top price of £124 for Texels from Upper Blainslie and to 255p for Beltex from Redden.

Cast ewes met a sharper trade on the week and averaged £84.23, selling to £119 for Texels from Belmont.


More than 147 cattle comprising 29 prime cattle, 64 cull cows and 54 calves were forward for Lawrie and Symington’s sale.

Top price amongst the heifers was 247p and £1501 paid for a Limousin from Messrs Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie.

Bullocks peaked at 238p for a Limousin from Faskine farm and to £1505 for another of the same from Cornhill.

Spring lambs (2893) topped at £120 for Texels from Rennie, West Torphin and to 266p for Beltex from Smith, Cloverhill to achieve an overall average of 217.7p, with an SQQ of 218.3p.

A smaller show of cast ewes saw the sale top at £150 for Texels from Greyside and to £78 for Blackface from Lyon, Northflatt, whilst tups peaked at £129 for Texels from Glenrath.


Craig Wilson Mart sold 16 prime cattle, where 14 heifers topped at £1477.75 and 257p for a Limousin from CA Smith, North Boig, to average 238.8p.

In the rough ring trade was firmer on the corresponding week, with bulls (7) averaging 120.9p and selling to £1480 for an Aberdeen Angus off RD Clark, Fineview or 164.7p for an Aberdeen Angus off RJ Fleming, South Milton.

Beef cows (87) cashed in at 135.1p and sold to reach a top of £1380 for a Limousin off W Murdoch and Co, Fleminghill or to 178.2p for another from the same home.

On Monday, some 2519 prime lambs and 644 cast ewes and tups were sold, with the whole sale averaging in at 212.0p (+36p on the year).

Top price of the day was £110 for a Texel from J and H Reid, East Auchengowan Farm and to 236.6p for a pair of Suffolk’s off Messrs JM Nisbet, Sorn Mains.

Cast ewes and tups met an improved trade this week, topping at £118 on two occasions, firstly for two Beltex’s off Messrs J Hodge, Dykes Farm, followed by a Texel cross off Messrs Brown, Caprickhill.


Dingwall and Highland Marts' primestock sale witnessed eight bullocks average 229.5p and sell to 241.0p for a 565kg Limousin cross from Easter Hardmuir, Nairn or £1471.80 for a 660kg Limousin cross from Raffin, Tore.

In the heifers (19) the sale cashed in at 221.3p and achieved a top of 241.0p for a 595kg Limousin cross from Bridgend Farm, Dingwall and £1462.50 for a 650kg Charolais cross from Udale, Poyntzfield.

Some 751 new season lambs reached a top of 231.9p and £109 for a pen of 47kg Texel crosses from Lochdhu, Nairn, to level at 193.7p (-18.4p), whilst feeding sheep (161) sold to £96 for a Suffolk ewe from Ardvannie Croft, Edderton.

Castle Douglas

Wallets Marts had forward forward 1741 prime and cast sheep, where 1372 prime lambs sold to average 214.76 with an SQQ of 215.36.

Top price in the lambs was £111.50and 257p for Texels from Messrs Dunlop, Canneeat, whilst the cast ewe sale achieved a top of £117 for Texels from South Quintinespie, with Scotch Mules selling to £90.50 from Valleyfield and Blackface to £63.50 from Miefield.