Newton Stewart

A much larger show of 451 lambs were forward this week for Craig Wilson's sale, achieving an average of 316p per kg with a SQQ of 331p.

Trade reached £166 for a Suffolk from JT and SA Cannon, Redbrae, and to 355p for a Texel from ADS Brown, Balligmorrie.

Cast sheep peaked at £181 for Beltex tups from W and J Barrie, Barholm, with Beltex ewes to £177 for JR McKay and Son, Broughton Mains.


Prime cattle maintained recent rates at C and D Auction Marts' weekly sale, selling to 325p per kg for a Limousin heifer from J Jardine, Yett.

Blue Texels led the new season lamb trade at £160 for Glenhowan, with prime hoggs attaining £164 for Texels from Garloff.

Texel ewes from North Cowshaw, secured £164, with Suffolk rams to £150 from Dunjop.


Prime lambs cashed in at 332p per kg at Penrith and District Farmers’ Marts' weekly sale, having sold to 390p on two occasions, firstly for a pair of 41kg Texel cross lambs from RA Crichton, Rottington Hall, and again for a single 40kg Continental lamb, from TF and GL Pollock, Wreay Hall.

A top price per head of £179 was achieved for a single 55kg Texel lamb from BJ and SD Johnston, Nelson Hill.

A larger show of hoggs hit 339p for a single 46kg Texel cross from RN Strong, Barton Hall, and a top call of £178 was paid for a pair of Texel cross hoggs from WR and FD Siddle, Honeypot.

Ewes soared to £300 for a pen of 10 Texels from Holme House, having averaged £126.21, up £3.77 per head on the week.


Bullocks led proceedings at Aberdeen and Northern Marts' weekly sale, selling to 319p per kg for a 550kg Limousin from Whiteside, Tullynessle, and to £2369.80 for a 820kg Charolais cross from Muldearie Mains, Keith.

Heifers peaked at 317p on two occasions, firstly for a 635kg Charolais cross from Brucewells, Netherley, and secondly for a 580kg Limousin cross from Hillocks, Whiterashes, whilst top per head at £2080.80 was paid for a 720kg Charolais cross from Pityot, Bridge of Muchalls.

Limousins led the young bulls (14) firstly when selling to 275p for a 700kg entry from Mains of Dumbreck, Udny, and to £2415.30 for a 970kg Limousin from Hewan, Shapinsay.

The same day 2562 prime sheep also came under the hammer, with new season prime lambs (159) averaging 310.6p per kg (-7.4p) and reached 353.6p for 42kg Dutch Spotteds from Mains of Thornton, Bourtie, and to £165 for 47kg Texels from Uppermill Farm, Tarves.

Old Season prime lambs (1338) balanced out at 262.4p (-3.4p), with Beltex leading proceedings, at 317.4p for a 43kg entry from The Bu, Rapness, and to £172 for a 99kg lamb from Miller Farms North, Lurg.

Stirling (Cale)

Heifers and bullocks cashed in at 320.66p per kg and 311.43p respectively at Caledonian Marts' weekly prime cattle sale.

Heifers soared to 348p for a Limousin from J Collier, Dullomuir, Fife, and to £2250 for a Charolais from G McFadzean, Woodhead of Mailer, Perth.

Limousins led the bullock trade at 350p for DS and RC Taylor, Easter Ochtermuthill, Muthill, and to £2213 for J and J Brown, Loanrigg, Slamannan.

Bulls sold to 290p for a Belted Galloway from Tommy and Alfie Taylor of Heatheryhall, Thankerton, and to £2455 for a Charolais from DW Semple, Dippen, Campbeltown.

Stirling UA

United Auctions sold 4059 prime sheep comprising of 2526 prime hoggs, which averaged 260.72p per kg, 623 new season lambs having balanced out at 323.8ppk and 910 ewes and rams.

New season lambs witnessed a top call of £181 for continentals from Branxton, and to 374p for Suffolk from Cauldcoates.

Texels led the prime hoggs at £162 for Gartness, and to 340p for Harviesmailing.

Texel ewes were once again in the money when hitting £200 for Blinkbonny, whilst Aberfield tups made £179 for Saughland.


Limousins led C and D Auction Marts' weekly sale, with cast cows reaching 272p per kg from A McNair and Son, Stroneskar, Argyll, and to £1757 from W and A Forster, The Nook, Penton.

A larger entry of 488 spring lambs sold to 388p for Texel lambs from R Neill, Upper Tinwald, Torthorwald, and to £184 for more of the same from Thomson Roddick and Laurie, Shawhill, Annan, to average 333.6p with a SQQ of 335.9p.

A smaller show of 2610 prime hoggs were forward having cashed in at 275.7p, with a SQQ of 269.5p.

Beltex hoggs made 350p for High House, whilst Texels received £194 for A and HC Smith, Crumhaughhill, Hawick.

A similar show 3144 cast ewes and rams were also forward, which soared to £260 for Texel ewes from TC Whiteford, Tercrosset, West Hall, the same breed led the ram trade at £265 for G Brough, Old Rectory, Kirkbampton.


The annual show and sale of prime Suffolk lambs held at Craig Wilson, in conjunction with the West and Central Scotland Suffolk Sheep Club, witnessed the judge, David Bryson, award the champion to a pen of 45kg from James M Thomson and Son, Blairbowie, which realised £180 per head or 400p per kg.

Runner up went to a pen crossing the weigh bridge at 46kg from W and R Baird, Dalhowan, which attained £168 or 373.3p, with the 30 Suffolk show lambs forward cashing in at 330.4p or £154.

Outwith the show a top price of £166 was paid for Texels from JM Nisbet, Sorn Mains, and to 371p for a pen of 39kg Beltex from Brian Notman, Redding, with the whole sale averaging 329.1p.

A large show of 483 hoggs sold to £79 for Charollais crosses from JL Barr, Bonnyton Moor, and to 315p for a Beltex from Blair Stevenson, Drumburle.

Texel ewes were again in the spotlight when selling for £210 from J Wilson, Barneil.

Also forward were 14 prime cattle sold, which witnessed 12 heifers cash in at 305.6p having peaked at 348p and £2262 for a 650kg Limousin cross from the Hodge family, West Scoutts.

Steers sold to 328p for a Limousin cross from J Thomson, Blairbowie, Maybole, with bulls attaining 259p for another of the same from J Gibb, South Hourat, Dalry.


Limousin heifers from Messrs Dickinson, Brockwoodleed Farm, Canonbie, led Lawrie and Symington’s weekly prime cattle sale when selling to 352p per kg and £2247.

Limousin bullocks peaked at 315p from Messrs Cunningham, Walkerdyk, Strathaven, and to £1890 from Barrie Farmers, Howbur, Elsrickle.

The Wights of Midlock, Biggar led the beef cow trade at £2590 and 269p.

On the sheep front, Cheviot Mule hoggs with singles from Messrs Taylor, Heatheryhall, made £100, whilst Texel ewes and single lambs made £99 for Messrs Jeffryss, Smiddyhill.

Some 203 lambs cashed in at 315pp with a SQQ of 314p, having topped at £167 for Suffolks from Messrs Lair, Carbello and to 357p for Texels from Barrie Farmers, Howburn.

Whilst 1735 prime hoggs balanced out at 267p with a SQQ of 267p having achieved £162 for Blue Texels from Messrs Lammie, Longhouse and to 321p for Texels from Messrs Hamilton, Rowantreehill.

Another big show of 1260 cast ewes and rams hit £295 for Texels from Messrs Clark, North Garngour, balancing out at £100.94.

Castle Douglas

On Tuesday, Wallets Marts sold 480 prime and cast sheep, where 162 new season lambs sold to average 312.98p per kg and a SQQ of 324.04p having soared to £155.50 on two occasions.

Firstly paid for Texels from Messrs Torbet, Whitecrook, and again from Messrs Millar, Balannan, with the same breed also leading the pence per kg section at 350p for Messrs Wilson, West Barmoffity.

Trade remained firm among the 100 prime hoggs which reached £150 for heavy hoggs from Messrs Dale-Sunley, Airds of Bacary and to 288.8p from Messrs Craig, Rankinston, to cash in at 237.91p with a SQQ of 245.45.

Beltex ewes from Gelston Castle, led the cast sheep at £190.

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Beltex from WS Young and Son, Mawcarse, Milnathort, secured the top price of 388p per kg at Caledonian Marts’ weekly sale, with a top per head of £174 coming from P G Perring, Hoprig, Cockburnspath.

Topping the hoggs at 285p was Texels from T Greer, Wharlawhill, Kinross and to £158 for Texel crosses from A Muirhead, Balcastle, Kilsyth.

Texel ewes from Dalchirla, Muthill, achieved £195.

St Boswells

On Monday, Harrison and Hetherington held their weekly primestock sale where bullocks (29) and heifers (65) cashed in at 303p per kg each.

Bullocks sold to £2296.80 for Learielaw, and to 330p for Penston 330p, whilst heifers peaked at £2167.88 for Whitrighill £2167.88, and to 334p for Bee Edge.

Lambs (860) averaged 333p per kg (-7p on the week), having been led by Texels at £196 for Ballencrieff Mains, and to 377p for West Longridge.

Texels also led the prime hoggs for Braidlea, Selkirk, when reaching £193 and 316.4p, having averaged 240p (-40p on the week).

A varied show of cast sheep reached £180 for a Texel ewe from D and I Richardson, Upper Samieston, with more of the same breed topping the tups at £159 for Springwood.


Heifers led proceedings at Dingwall and Highland Marts' weekly sale, having achieved 310.0p per kg for a 540kg Limousin from Easter Sheeppark, Balblair, and to £1992.40 for a 680kg Aberdeen-Angus cross from Torgormack, Beauly, to average 296.0p per kg (+7.3p).

A 655kg Charolais cross from Torgormack, Beauly, led the bullocks at 302.0p and £1978.10, having levelled at 285.1p (+0.7p).

Also forward were 442 prime sheep, where new season lambs (35) balanced out at 318.2p, with Texel crosses from Lochdhu, Nairn, leading the way, at 324.0p and £156.

Old season lambs (134) averaged 237.5p per kg (-4.6p) and sold to 270.0p for 43kg Cheviots from Kinerras, Kiltarlity, and to £141 for 58.5kg Texel crosses from Jacob House, Strathcarron.