Newton Stewart

A large show for quality was forward for Craig Wilson Marts' weekly sale, which saw 785 prime lambs which sold to average 234.9p having witnessed JG McMillan and Co, Over Airies top the trade with a pen of Roussin at £128.50 or to 253.5p for Beltex from P Hunter-Blair, Nether Cleugh.

Cast sheep attained a top of £155 for a Suffolk tup from M Bodle, No2 High Boreland with ewes to £115 for a Texel cross from GS McClymont, Cuil.


Penrith and District Farmers’ Mart's fortnightly sale of primestock was topped at £1817.20 for a 826kg British Blue cross Limousin bull from Low Hullock Howe Farming.

Among the heifers, RW and G Dickinson, High Knipe, topped at 265p and £1802.00.

The firm also sold 73 OTM cattle to a full ringside of buyers, where an overall average of 123p was achieved, with prices peaking at 183.5p for a pure Limousin cow from TW Bell and Son, Hill Top, purchased by Owain Llyr or to £1445.85 for Limousin cows from W Atkinson and Sons, Demesne Farm, Whitehaven.

The 1843 prime lambs realised an average of 254p with the sale topping at 329p for 38kg Beltex from Messrs Hodgson, Woodfoot, Askham or to £162 for a pen of 61kg Texels from N Holliday, Brow Top.

A large number of ewes and rams were forward, with Texel ewes leading the way at £238 from Riverview, while Texel tups topped at £170 from T and S Fawcett, Bustabeck.


Harrison and Hetherington's sale of 914 lambs and 410 cast ewes and rams, where lambs cashed in at 255p with an SQQ of 265p.

Beltex were the pick of the bunch with prices peaking at £140 and 326p for a pen of 43kg entries from Matfen Home Farms, while the sale of cast sheep achieved a top of £183 for a Texel from GR Hindmarsh and Sons, Linden Hill Head

Tups sold up to £137 for a Texel from GW Green and Sons of Wandon.


Prime cattle met a competitive trade at C and D Auction Marts' sale, with prime cattle attaining a top of 272p for a Limousin cross heifer from J Jardine, Yett while North Bowerhouses led the OTM's at £1360.40 for a dairy-bred animal or to 191p for an Aberdeen-Angus from the same home.

The 1029 prime lambs peaked at £124 on two occasions for Suffolks from West Skelston and for Texels from Druidhall or to 275p for Texels from East Polquhirter, to balance out at 243.8p.

A large show of 579 cast ewes and rams witnessed trade top at £169 for Texels from Newmains, while tups made £155 for Zwartbles from 10 Great Easton Drive.


Limousins took the top prices at Lawrie and Symington's sale, where bullocks sold to a top of 270p for a 624kg Limousin and to £1723.68 for a 648kg similar animal both from Nethermyres, to average 268p.

Prices among the heifers peaked at 279p for a 558kg Limousin from Nethermyres and to £1650.92 for a 596kg entry from Chapel of Barras, to balance out at 241p.

The sale of 859 new season lambs sold to a top of 325p and £140 from Scobshaugh, to cash in at 227p with an SQQ of 227p, while £130 was the top price paid among the cast ewes for Texels from Glencairn.


All classes of primestock enjoyed top prices at United Auctions' sale, where 1262 prime lambs averaged 217.9p having sold to 249p for 45kg Beltex crosses from Redwood, Alford and to £130 for 54.6kg Texels from Dunscroft, Huntly

Top price among the cash ewes was £195 for a Texel from Dunscroft, Huntly.

Stirling (Cale)

Quality was at the fore of Caledonian Marts' sale of 145 prime cattle, where heifers averaged 256p when peaking at 282p on two occasions for a Limousin from M Orr and Sons, Penston, Macmerry and also for a British Blue from DS and RC Taylor, Easter Ochtermuthill, Muthill and to £1818 for a Limousin from D Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie.

Trade was buoyant among the bullocks, levelling at 228p with entries having sold to 272p for a Limousin from DS and RC Taylor, Easter Ochtermuthill, Muthill or to £1790 for a Limousin from HA Brown, Molemount, Galston.

The 84 OTM cattle were keenly bid on with a peak of 178p for a Limousin from JM Cullens, Dollarbank, Dollar and to £1400 for a Charolais from I Morgan, Shortrigg, Slamannan, while dairy types sold to 150p from RM Reid, Glen, Falkirk and £900 from WN Turner, Dalmoak, Dumbarton.

The firm also sold cast males to £1400 for a Simmental from C Hastie, Easter Gartfarran, Balfron and to 146p for a Limousin from J and J Macinnes, Culbhuirg, Isle of Iona.

On Tuesday, the sale of prime lambs levelled out at 229p and topped at 289p for a Beltex from R Wardrop and Sons, Easter Coates or to £140 for a Beltex from Doune Farms, Argaty, while Texel ewes from B and M Rozga, Kilmenny, Islay led the cast ewes at £212.

Stirling UA

United Auctions had forward 6327 prime lambs to balance out at 232.86p with Texels and Beltex from Errol Enterprises and Groan being knocked down to top the sale at £139 and 308p respectively.

Auldhouseburn dominated the cast ewe trade with Texels selling to £200, while Beltex tups from West Lundie made £150.


Aberdeen and Northern Marts' sale of primestock welcomed a similar trade on the week with bullocks averaging 218.6p having sold to 229p for a 510kg Limousin cross from Whiteside, Tullynessle and £1434.80 for a 680kg British Blue cross from Newton of drum, Drumoak.

Heifers balanced out at 228.1p and peaked at 243p for a 565kg Limousin cross from Hillocks, Whiterashes and £1554.90 for a 710kg Limousin from Headitown, Forgue.

Some 1447 new season lambs witnessed trade peak at 300p for 41kg Blue Texels from Kylieford, Duncanstone and £205 for a 74kg Pure Texel from Oldtown, Peterculter, to level at 223.5p, while feeding sheep sold to £193 for Texels from Oldtown.


Trade was electric at C and D Auction Marts' sale where 4750 prime lambs sold to average 240.4p with an SQQ of 240.4p. The day's top came in the form of Texels selling at £155 from G Ralston and Son, Linton Farm, Kelso and to 322p for Beltex lambs from D Mackinnon, Low Tirfergus, Campbeltown.

Among the cast sheep, trade reached a top price of £205 for Texel ewes from DE and M Butler, Beckfoot, Annan, while rams attained £225 for Charollais from R Whittaker, Hundalee House, Jedburgh.


Limousins proved popular at Lawrie and Symington's weekly sale, with heifers selling to 282p and £1848 from Messrs Dickinson, Brockwoodlees Farm, Canonbie, while bullocks attained 246p from Ferguson Bros, Gillandersland, Linlithgow and £1590 from Carmichael Home Farm.

A large show of 119 calves and stirks were forward with stirks topping at £555 for a Beef Shorthorn bullock from Thinacre, while beef bull calves peaked at £405 for a six-week-old British Blue from Bransfield and heifers to £370 for a Charolais cross calf from Hillend.

The firm had forward 3447 prime lambs which topped at £144 for Texels from Messrs Campbell, Strawfrank and to 315p for Beltex from Messrs Murray, Calton, to cash in at 239.5p with an SQQ of 243p.

The 2695 cast ewes and rams witnessed the sale peak at £210 for Texels from Messrs Currie, Carlinside and to £75 for Blackface from Messrs Wilson, Whinbush.

St Boswells

Bullocks and heifers both levelled at 248p at Harrison and Hetherington's primestock sale, where the former sold to £1644.30 from Bee Edge and 266p from Penston.

Heifers peaked at £1659.84 from Bee Edge and 283p from Mossburnford.

Texels from South Common and Beltex from Crookston led therime lamb trade at £129 and 267.5p respectively, to cash in at 216.6p, whilst a top price of £141 was paid for Texel ewes from Coxydene.


The 169 prime cattle on offer at Craig Wilson Marts was keenly met by a busy ringside of bidders, where bullocks topped at 274p and £1616.60 for a Limousin off High Gameshill, while heifers peaked at 271p for a Limousin off High Gameshill or £1657.50 for a British Blue off Borland Farms.

On Monday, the firm also sold 1761 lambs to average 238.9p with top price of the day being £135 for a pen of Texels from John Young and Sons, Castle Mains or to 290.7p for a pen of Beltex this time from Messrs Hodge, Dykes.

Texels also led the cast sheep at £210 from B Notman, Redding.


Limousins led all classes of prime cattle at Harrison and Hetherington, with bullocks attaining a top of £2001 from Bothel Parks or to 277.5p from Miller Hill.

Heifers were also led by Limousins at £1829 from Lower Langshaw Farm or to 297.5p from Greenhill Farm.

On Monday, the sale of prime lambs cashed in at 245p with an SQQ of 253p and topping at £166 for a Texel cross lamb from Messrs Jefferson, Aspatria Hall, Wigton, while Dutch Texel cross lambs from Messrs Wigham, Hargill House, Haltwhistle led per kg trade with a pair at 354.2p.

The 230 cast ewes and rams saw a top of £145 for a Beltex ram from Messrs Williamson, Dykehead, with ewes peaking at £143 for a Beltex from Messrs Smith-Jackson, Hightown.


Dingwall and Highland Marts' sale of 15 prime heifers cashed in at 241.9p and peaked at 251p for a 515kg Limousin cross from Groam, Kirkhill and £1527.50 for a 650kg Charolais cross from Mountrich Farm, Dingwall.

The firm also sold 657 new season lambs to balance out at 223.3p having reached a top price of 240p per kg for a pen of 45kg Cheviot Mules from Hatton Cottage, Dallas and for a pen of 47.5kg Beltex crosses from Kinnahaird Farm, Contin or to £119 for a pen of 50kg Beltex crosses also from Kinnahaird Farm.

Feeding sheep reached a peak of £139 for a Texel ewe from Lower Gaich, Dulnain Bridge.

Castle Douglas

On Tuesday, Wallets Marts sold 1506 prime lambs to average 237.96p with an SQQ of 237.08p.

Top of the day was £133.50 paid for Texels from Messrs Lockhart, Lagganpark and 293.5p for Beltex from Messrs Sturgess, Cullinaw, while cast sheep sold to £200 for Texel ewes from Messrs McKie, Finniness.