Newton Stewart

Some 766 prime lambs cashed in at 261.33p per kg at Craig Wilson's weekly sale, having sold to a top of £151 for Suffolks from R and J McMaster, Blairbuy, and to 281p for Beltex from R Oxley, Barholm Mains.

A larger show of cast sheep reached £156 for a Beltex cross tup from Robinson- Wyllie Ltd, Culbae, with ewes to £134 for a Texel from W Stevenson and Son, Auchenflower.


Penrith and District Farmers’ Mart LLP held their weekly sale of 3498 prime sheep, where prime lambs achieved a SQQ of 277p per kg.

Beltex lambs soared to 373p for W Gribbon and Co, Waterside, and to £161 for a 45kg lamb from M Strong, Hewer Hill Cottage.

A Texel ewe led the cast sheep at £285 for Holme House.


Prime sheep were easier on the week at C and D auction marts' sale, however still attained £140 for Suffolk from Netherhall.

Cast ewes achieved £208 for Texels from Newmains.

Among the OTM cattle, Simmentals from ast Lanegate, made £1539, whilst Aberdeen-Angus from Boreland, peaked at 184p.


Limousins led all sections at Aberdeen and Northern Marts' sale of 88 prime cattle, with heifers selling to 323p per kg for a 575kg cross from Glasslaw, and to £2131.25 for a 775kg entry from Shannas, Clola.

Bullocks peaked at 311p for a 615kg Limousin cross from Glasslaw, Dunnottar, and to £2107.40 for a similar beast weighing 820kg from Daies, Wardhouse.

A 655kg Limousin from Auchtydonald, Longside, led the young bulls trade at 277p and £2072.

Also forward were 1332 prime sheep, which witnessed new season prime lambs (604) cash in at 256p having sold to 281.1p for 45kg Beltex crosses from Govals, Kincaldrum, and to £145 for a Texel cross from Balmaleedie House, Grange Hall.

Stirling (Cale)

Heifers and bullocks averaged 298p per kg and 284p respectively at Caledonian Marts' weekly prime sale.

Heifers sold to 355p for a Limousin from M Orr and Sons, Penston, MacMerry, and to £2132 for a Charolais from J Brown, Gaindykehead, Airdrie.

Limousins from AA and J Brand, Nethermyres, Auchtermuchtyand, led the bullocks at 330p and £2132.

On Tuesday, the firm had forward 1100 prime sheep, where prime lambs averaged £116.86 having sold to 370p for a Beltex from Inverdunning, Stirling, and to £181 for a Texel from G and J Davie, Harviesmailing, Denny.

Cast ewes topped at £232 for a Texel from M Jack, Carriston, Fife.


An improved offering of cast cows were forward at C and D auction marts' sale which met a brisk trade, having sold to 230p per kg for a Limousin from Wanwood Partners, Wanwood Hill, Alston.

A larger show of 2526 spring lambs realised £155 and 344p for Beltex from J and A Moralee, Hardriding, Bardon Mill, with the whole sale balancing out at 265.9p with a SQQ of 265.8p.

A similar show 3765 cast ewes and rams achieved £300 for a Texel ewe from BJ Haigh, Breckon Hill, Hexham, with Texel rams making £300 for CJ Roots, Kilnford Croft, Dumfries.

Stirling UA

Beltex from Carsie View, led the new season lambs at United Auction marts' sale when selling to£165, with Texels from Arbuckle making 403p per kg, having cashed in at 260.59p.

Some 250 prime hoggs averaged 190.11p having peaked at £125 for Texels from Forrit, and to 232p for Suffolk from Willowbank.

Cast sheep soared to £252 for crosses from Over Hill House, and to £240 for Texels from Templeton.


A pair of 49kg Texels from Lynegar, Watten, secured the top price at Aberdeen and Northern marts' sale, with new season prime lambs (619) averaging 252p.

Ewes reached £260 for a Texel from DN Campbell and Son, Bardnaclavan, Bridge of Westfield.


Texels led Craig Wilson's sale of 1775 prime lambs having sold to £152 for Messrs Young, Castle Mains, and to 305p for Dykes, Auchinleck, with this section balancing out at 264p.

Cast sheep continued to sell well with Texel ewes making £220 for A Currie, Fisherton, whilst tops peaked at £198 for a Beltex from Messrs Shennan, Knockgerran.

On Tuesday, the firm held their prime cattle sale where 13 heifers averaged 294.59p and four bullocks cashed in at 288.63p.

Limousins from the Smith family, North Boig, led all sections with heifers and bullocks to 319p and 317p respectively.


On Monday, Lawrie and Symington had forward 75 cattle where Limousins from Messrs Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie, led all sections with heifers to 342p per kg and £2047, and bullocks making 320p and £1984.

A larger show of 1983 prime lambs soared to £162 for Texels from Messrs Smellie, Kailzie Mains, and to 305p for Beltex from Messrs Smith, Cloverhill, to achieve an average of 260pp and a SQQ of 260p.

The largest show for sometime of 2593 cast ewes and rams sold to £280 for Texels from Blackpark Farms, and to £91 for Blackface from Messrs Smith, Wester Crosswoodhill, having levelled at £83.34.

St Boswells

On Monday, Harrison and Hetherington sold bullocks (21) and heifers (40) to average 288p per kg and 276p respectively.

Dunslaw produced the top prices among the bullocks at £1915.80 and 318p, whilst heifers reached £2041.56 for Penston, and to 326p from Bee Edge.

Texels led the prime lambs at £174 for Holylee and again to 319.10p for Whitsome West Newton, to balance out at 260p.

A varied show of cast sheep sold to £223 for a Texel ewe from D Preacher, Holylee, whilst tups made £157 for more of the same breed from RS Green, The Craggs.

Castle Douglas

On Tuesday, Wallets Marts had forward 1220 prime and cast sheep, where the 991 new season lambs sold to average 255.72p per kg having reached £135.50 on two occasions, firstly for Texels from Messrs Menzies, Burn, and again for more of the same from Messrs Craig, Compstonend.

Beltex led the pence per kg section at 279.2p for Messrs Jardine, Upper Hardland.

Cast sheep sold to £163 for Texel ewes from Messrs Watson, High Borgue.