Newton Stewart

Some 1239 prime and cast sheep were forward at Craig Wilson’s weekly sale where lambs averaged 198.7p and topped at £96 for a Texel from A and J Wright, Pinmore Mains.

Topping the pence per kg at 217.5p were Texels from WHM and W Sloan, Mull of Galloway, while cast sheep achieved £120 for Texels from A and E Paton and Son, Millenderdale with Mules to £67 from the same home.


Bullocks dominated Lawrie and Symington’s prime sale at 248p and £1505.36 for a 607kg Limousin from Nethermyres, to average 232p.

Limousins led the heifers at 247p per kg twice, one for a 584kg Limousin from West Bog, and secondly for a 523kg Limousin from Nethermyres or £1461.56 for a 599kg Limousin from West Bog, to level at 232p.

Prime lambs achieved 234p for a pen of 47kg Texels from Mains of Dalrulzion and to £114 for a pen of 52kg Texels from the same home, to balance out at 198p with an SQQ of 199p, while cast ewes averaged £79 and topped at £120 for Continentals from Balbrydie.


A small entry of 98 prime cattle were on offer at C and D Auction Marts where Limousin cross bullocks led the way at 232p per kg from D and E Lockhart Fauldingcleugh.

OTMs were in demand and sold to £1225.25 for a Charolais from Barnbackle or 155p for a Limousin from Isle of Dalton.

Some 853 lambs sold to average 206.8p and peaked at £104 and 228p for Texels from Druidhall.

Cast ewes were sought after with Texels from Wester Parkgate attaining £140.


United Auctions sold 1600 prime sheep where new season lambs averaged 186.37p and reached 206p for 43kg Texels from Stripeside, Aberlour and to £108 for 62kg Texels from North Dorlaithers, Turriff.

North Dorlaithers topped the cast ewe sale with Suffolks selling to £113.

Stirling (Cale)

A cracking trade was witnessed at Caledonian Marts’ weekly sale where heifers took charge selling to 258p for a Limousin from W Dandie and Sons, Learielaw, Broxburn or £1575 for a Charolais from M Orr and Sons, Penston, Tranent, to cash in at 234p.

Prime bullocks were keenly bid on achieving 252p for a Luing from M Orr and Sons, Penston, Tranent and to £1607 for a Limousin from A Galbraith, Upper Kinniel, Linlithgow, to average 221p.

Limousins led the bull trade at 185p from D and L Graham, Mains of Burnbank, Blairdrummond or £1570 for another of the same from WI and AW Callion, Bolfornought, Stirling.

The firm also witnessed a buoyant trade for OTMs, with the sale averaging 122p and selling to 161p for a Limousin from McBeath and Jessop, Lower Greenyards, Stirling and to £1090 twice for Limousins from J McLaren, Murrayshall, Cambusbarron and from W and M Wylie, Broompark, West Lothian.

Top price in the prime lambs came from Scott Lambie, Braco Castle, Auchterarder for a pair of Beltex at 45kg selling to £116 and from Doune Farms, West Lundie, Argaty was another pair of the same breed at £116, to average 209p.

Beltex also led the pence per kg trade for a pair from Braco Castle at 258p.

The 638 cast sheep levelled at £96.46 and attained £145 for Texels from Tom Mitchell, East Gormyre, Torphichen, while tups made £114 for Texels from JR MacGregor, Dyke, Milton of Campsie.


Limousins dominated the bullock trade at Harrison and Hetherington’s sale which averaged 216p per kg and peaked at £1314.50 and 239p from Lurdenlaw.

Heifers achieved 257p from Bee Edge, and to £1555.72 from Kersknowe

Some 1804 prime lambs levelled at 208p and topped at 281p for Beltex from Wester Ulston or £125 from Threeburnford, while the 546 ewes averaged £62.60 and sold to £109 for a Texel from Outerston.

Stirling (UA)

Some 6778 head of prime sheep were sold through United Auctions, where lambs (4556) were topped at £120 and 236p for Beltex from Doune Farms, to average 199.10p.

Ewes (2222) sold to a top price of £125 per head for Texels from Pitlochie, while the ram trade was led by Texels from Beannie at £96.


A busy ringside was present at Aberdeen and Northern Marts’ weekly primestock sale where bullocks averaged 197.9p per kg.

Topping the sale at 227p per kg was a 525kg Limousin cross from Whiteside, Tullynessleor, and to £1342.50 for a 750kg Simmental cross from Skeibhill, Aberchirder.

Limousins led the heifers which averaged 219.8p and attained 239p for a 555kg cross from Mains of Kildrummy or £1395.20 for a 640kg similar animal from Tarmair, Boyndlie.

New season lambs secured a top of 227.1p for 48kg Beltex from Foggieley, Craigievar and £124 for 59kg Texels from Little Howes, Holm, to cash in at 189p, while feeding ewes and rams sold to £150 for Texels from Clinterty, New Aberdour.


At C and D Auction Marts’ sale the 7694 prime lambs sold to 288p per kg for a pen of 15 Beltex lambs from G and W Halliday, Crawthat, Lockerbie, who also achieved the top price per head of £124 for more of the same, to average 201.4p.

A large entry of 3128 ewes were forward to top at £176 for Texel ewes from C and I Angus, Oldfield, Thurso, while cast rams peaked at £158 for Texels from A and HC Smith, Crumhaughhill, Hawick.

St Boswells

At Harrison and Hetherington’s sale at St Boswells on Monday, bullocks (24) and heifers (57) averaged 216p per kg and 221p respectively.

Clean cattle sold to £1314.50 and 239p from Lurdenlaw, whilst cast entries peaked at £1404.30 from Thrunton and 197p from Kedzlie.

Prime lambs (2131) reached £125 for a Beltex from Threeburnford, and to 281p for more of the same from Wester Ulston, to level at 208p.

The 546 cast ewes cashed in at £62.60 having peaked at £109 for Texels from Outerston.


Some 42 bullocks and heifers, seven young bulls and 120 cast cows were forward for Lawrie and Symington’s sale, on Monday.

Heifers sold to 256p per kg and £1517 from Messrs Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie, while a Limousin bullock reached 242p from Messrs Gray, Balqharrage, Lennoxburn. Topping per head at £1627 came from Messrs Barrie, Howburn, Biggar.

Lambs (4109) were topped at £137 for Texels from K Wight, Midlock and to 272p for more of the same from Ferguson, Gillandersland, to average 210p with an SQQ of 213p.

The 1933 ewes were topped at £178 for Texels from Laird, Yeldabrek and to £69 for Blackface from Smith, Wester Crosswoodhill.


A smaller entry of 43 prime steer and heifers were forward with the top price coming from Messrs Hewitson, Shatton Lodge who attained £1708.53 for a Limousin cross heifer.

A British Blue cross heifer from Messrs Dent, Elm House, Appleby achieved 237.5p per kg.

Messrs Scott, Thirlwall Castle claimed both the top price per head and top per kg in the prime lambs with Dutch Texels at £132 and 313.3p, to average 253.69p.

Some 200 cast ewes were sold to top of £127.50 for a Texel cross ewe from Messrs Graham, Hillhead, to average £102.31, while rams peaked to £102.50 for Texels from Low House.


Trade remained firm at Craig Wilson’s sale of prime cattle where heifers levelled at 228.3p per kg and reached a top of 250p per kg for a Limousin cross from Chris Smith, North Boig.

The sale of OTM steers peaked at £970 for an Aberdeen-Angus from Messrs McFarlane, Clonbeith and to 167.4p for a Simmental cross from Messrs Russell, Whitehill, while heifers sold to £1200 and 176.5p for a Hereford from M Maxwell, Holm Farm, Dalry, Castle Douglas.

Amongst the sheep, Texels from HS Watson and Co, Laigh Tarbeg topped the lambs at £108, whilst Beltex from J Gatherer, Hill of Ochiltree, attained 238.1p.

Some 724 cast sheep were dominated at £137.50 by Texel cross ewes from Messrs Cousar, Howcommon, while cast tups achieved £104 for a Charollais from J Kennedy, Lyonston.


Dingwall and Highland Marts sold 19 prime cattle where bullocks averaged 208.6p per kg and sold to 213.0p for a 635kg Whitebred Shorthorn cross and £1388.60 for a 655kg Simmental cross both from Bridgend Farm, Dingwall.

Amongst the heifers a top price of 237.0p and £1386.45 was achieved for a 585kg Limousin cross again from Bridgend Farm, to level at 220.8p.

The firm also sold 154 new season lambs to average 195.0p and reach 209.1p for a pen of 44kg Texel crosses from Easter Hardmuir, and to £98 for a pen of 49.5kg Texel crosses from Balintore Farms, Fearn.

A Texel ewe from Pitcalnie Holdings, Nigg topped the feeding sheep sale at £87.

Castle Douglas

A top of £120 and 275.9p per kg was achieved at Wallets Marts’ prime lamb sale for Beltex from Achie Farming, Balmaclellan, to cash in at 213.5p per kg, with an SQQ of 218.9p.

Amongst the cast ewes, £129 was attained from Townhead of Culloch for Texels, with Scotch Mules selling to £94.50 from Byrecroft and Blackface ewes achieving £68.50 twice from Maxwelltown, Irongray and Castlegower.


Mitchells Livestock Centre held their weekly sale of primestock where the days top was 216p per kg and £1270.80, which was paid for a Limousin heifer from T Trafford and Son, Peter House.

Amongst the bullocks, trade peaked at £1312.25 for a Limousin from D and MA Wilson, Lamplugh Hall or 196p for more of the same from Uldale Hall.

Limousins also topped the cows at 150p or £997.50 for an entry from T Trafford and Son, Peter House, while Black and Whites achieved 122p from Messrs Cook, High House or £818.40 from JD Hetherington and Son, Blue Dial.

In the prime lambs sale, £141 and 305.3p was attained for a Beltex lamb from I Powley, Green Marsh.

Ewes topped at £134 for Beltex from WW and D Boow, Corney Hall, while rams peaked to £90 for Texels from Shatton Lodge.