Newton Stewart

Texels from A and E Paton and Son, Millenderdale topped Craig Wilson Marts’ prime lamb trade selling at £96 per head while top price per kg was 209.5p for more of the same from P Hunter Blair, Nether Cleugh.

Suffolk crosses from M Bodle, No2 High Boreland, topped the ewe trade at £100, while rams sold to £87 for a Lleyn from RJ Paterson, Kiltersan.


Lawrie and Symington’s sale was topped by a 555kg Limousin from the Gask making 250p or £1441.44 for a 624kg Limousin from West Bog, to average 231p.

The firm’s sale of 969 lambs was led by 43kg Texels which sold for 239p from Kirkton of Kingoldrum and to £108 for 55kg Texels from Archgrove, to cash in at 194p with an SQQ of 196p.

Feeding sheep averaged £66 and were topped at £117 for Texels from Mains of Dalrulzion.


Prime cattle met a similar trade at C and D Auctions’ sale where 242p was paid for a Limousin cross heifer from J Jardine, Yett, while OTMs peaked at £1374.75 and 195p for a Limousin from Grennan.

Texels from Druidhall topped the lamb trade at £98 with 250p per kg for more of the same from Raggiewhat. Lambs averaged 204.8p.

Texels also led the cast ewe trade at £118 from Smittons.


A cracking trade at United Auctions’ sale of 2284 prime sheep resulted in lambs peaking at 206p for 39kg Continentals from South Cranna, Aberchirder and to £128 for 66kg Blue Texels from Inchford, Cornhill.

A top price of £157 was paid amongst the ewes, for Texels from Dunscroft, Huntly.

Stirling (Cale)

All classes of primestock met a firm trade at Caledonian Marts’ sale, where Limousin heifers sold to 252p per kg from JH and NT Turnbull, Meadowend, Clackmannan, or £1614 for another of the same breed from the same home, to level at 222p.

Easter Ochtermuthill, Muthill led the heifers at 242p for a Limousin while an Angus from D McLaren, Classlochie, Kinross made £1527.

Bulls reached 205p for a Limousin from W Dick, Mains of Throsk, Throsk and to £1500 for a Blonde from L Laird and Sons, Lochhead, East Wemyss.

OTM cattle peaked at 178p for a Simmental from J and F Earnshaw, Achamore, Isle of Gigha, and to £1300 for a Limousin from J Cullens, Dollarbank.

On Tuesday, the firm sold 1477 prime lambs to average 194.2p. Top price was £112 paid for 48kg Beltex from RA Campbell and Son, Meikle Seggie, and 252p for 44kg Beltex from the same home.

Texels led the cast section with A and T Greenhill, Westhall, Kellas, selling ewes and rams at £150 per head.

Stirling (UA)

Trade slipped on the week at United Auctions’ sale of 7961 prime sheep, where prime lambs were topped at £116.50 for Beltex from Groan, and 264p per kg for Beltex from Strageath Hall, to average 196.09p.

Ewes (2849) sold to £130 for Texels from Nether Stewarton, while Easter Bowhill led the ram trade at £125 for Texels.


A 655kg Limousin cross from Hillside, Insch, topped Aberdeen and Northern Marts’ prime sale at 222p and £1454.10, whilst heifers were sold to 233p for a 575kg Limousin from Stoneyhill, Keith-Hall.

Top per head amongst the heifers was £1423.50 for a 730kg Aberdeen-Angus from Culfoichmore, Grantown-On-Spey.

A total of 1782 prime lambs sold to average 188.4p and reached 239.1p and £110 for 46kg Beltex from Ledmacoy, Strathdon.

Texels from Little Howes, Holm and Soundmoor, Mulben, jointly topped the feeding sheep at £147.


Prime sheep of all classes met a good trade at C and D Auction Marts’ sale with a pen of 10 Beltex achieving 286p from G and W Halliday, Crawthat, Waterbeck or £128 per head for more of the same from Crawthat.

The average was 199.4p with an SQQ of 202.8p.

Texel ewes sold to £170 to top the cast section for G Ralston and Son, Linton, Morebattle, while tups peaked at £138 for a Charolais from Golden Lane.

St Boswells

Averages dropped slightly on the week at Harrison and Hetherington’s sale on Monday, where bullocks (13) and heifers (36) averaged 232p and 230p respectively.

Clean cattle sold to £1335.14 from Thirlestane, and 248p per kg from Pathhead, whilst cast entries peaked at £1463 and 179p from Easter Middleton.

Prime lambs (2226) sold to £112 for a Texels from Symington Mains and 265.8p for Beltex from The Burrows, to level at 191p.

The 939 cast ewes cashed in at £94 having peaked to £120 for Texels from Headshaw.


Some 43 bullocks and heifers and 85 cast cattle were forward for Lawrie and Symington’s sale, on Monday.

Limousins led the clean cattle with heifers selling to 252p and £1566 for an entry from Messrs Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie, and bullocks attaining 244p from Messrs Gray, Balquharrage Farm, Lennoxtown or £1584 from Brockwoodlees.

The 3304 lambs sold to £120 for Texels from Messrs Wilson, Whinbush, and to 267p for Beltex from Messrs Dun, Jeanfield, to level at 199.5p.


Harrison and Hetherington’s show of 31 clean cattle sold to £1712.34 for a Limousin cross steer from Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks, Wigton.

Top price per kg of 239.5p was paid for a Limousin from Messrs Dent, Elm House, Appleby.

Prime lambs achieved £132 for a single from Messrs Urwin, Hill House, Kirklinton, while top per kg was 310.3p for Beltex from BJ Harrison, Beck Farm, Wigton.


Top price at Craig Wilson Marts’ primestock sale was 249p per kg and £1456.65 per head for a Limousin cross heifer from Girvan Mains, while bullocks sold to 220p for a Shorthorn from Mid Borland or £1327.50 for an Aberdeen-Angus from Gateside.

Bullocks and heifers levelled at 216p and 229p respectively.

Cows sold to £1280 for a British Blue from West Dhuloch or 168.1p for a Limousin from Creochhill.

Prime lambs sold on Monday peaked at £105 or 250p per kg for a pair of Texels from J and J McLeish, Back O’Hill Farm, while Beltex ewes from D Hodge realised £123.


Dingwall and Highland Marts sold 24 prime cattle where heifers topped the trade at 238p per kg for a 540kg Limousin cross from Udale, Poyntzfield, or £1420.65 for a 615kg similar animal from Bridgend Farm, Dingwall, to average 215p.

A pen of 44kg Texels from Clune Farm, Aldourie, topped the lambs at 197.7p and £97 per head was paid for 51.5kg Texels from The Dell of Killiehuntly, Kingussie.

Feeding sheep hit £90 twice for a Texel ram from Dounie, Edderton, and for a Charollais cross ewe from Cabrich, Kirkhill.