Newton Stewart

Some 1214 lambs sold through Craig Wilson to average 250.6p per kg or £111. Top prices were 284p for a Beltex from HS MacTier, Boghouse or £152 for a Suffolk from JT and SA Cannon, Redbrae and for Texels from E Wallace, High Drumskeog.

Cast sheep reached £160 for Texel ewes from E Wallace, High Drumskeog, with rams to £142 for a Charollais from R Templeton and Co, Carslae.


Lambs (1018) sold through United Auctions averaged 240.3p per kg, having sold to 295p for a 39kg Beltex cross from Meikle Northburn, Cuminestown, or £158 for 64kg Texel from Corskie, Garmouth.

Cast ewes reached £276 for Texel from Drumburn, Huntly.


Some 1408 sheep comprising of 1200 lambs and 208 cast ewes and rams were sold by Harrison and Hetherington.

Lambs averaged 266p per kg with top prices of 347p or £150 paid for Beltex from C Mellor, Annstead.

Cast ewes reached £219 for a Texel from Neil Harvey Farms, Blackadder Mains with rams to £139 for a Texel from Primside.


Some 852 lambs were forward for C and D Auctions’ sale where an SQQ of 253p was achieved having sold to 266p from Netherton or to £114.50 for a Texel from Eastside and Craighead.

The 413 cast sheep forward saw light ewes average £58.79 with heavies at £87.08.


Aberdeen and Northern Marts’ sale saw 1918 lambs average 237p, having sold to 282.1p for Beltex from West Cairnhill, Culsalmond, or £152 for a Blue Texel from the same home.

Cast sheep (1229) averaged £71.74, reaching £250 for Texel ewes from Nistaben, Harray.

Amongst the cattle, 33 heifers averaged 281.4p per kg with a top price of 309p paid for a Limousin from Chapel of Barras, Stonehaven, or £2066.35 for a British Blue cross from Edendiack, Gartly.

Bullocks (22) averaged at 268.8p with prices peaking at 327p for a British Blue cross from Whiteside, Tullynessle, or £2119.25 for a 865kg Simmental cross from Daies, Wardhouse.

Among the 16 young bulls trade averaged 243.2p having sold to 278p for a Limousin from Shannas, Clola, or £2148.90 for Charolais from Mains of Elrick, Auchnagatt.

Cast cattle (243) cashed in at £1489.05 per head or 200p per kg with 80 finished beef cows levelling at £1734 having sold to £2280 for a 884kg British Blue from Westerton.

Feeding beef cows (133) averaged at £1376.79 with a top price of £1710 paid for a Simmental cross from Nessbreck, Harray.

Stirling (Cally)

Some 72 clean cattle and 37 cast cattle were forward at Caledonian Marts’ sale where heifers averaged 313.5p having sold to 348p for a British Blue from Ross Brothers, Wardhead, Strichen or £2208 for a Limousin from the same home.

Bullocks levelled at 312p peaking at 332p twice for Limousins from W Dandie and Son, Learielaw, or £2140 for a Limousin from JH and NT Turnbull, Meadowend with bulls to 275p from IG Wilkinson, Balgay, or £1743 from Rednock Estate, Port of Menteith for a Saler.

Cast cattle reached 219p per kg or £2000 for a Limousin from W Dick, Mains of Throsk.

On Tuesday, lambs averaged 240p per kg having sold to 343p or £158 for a Beltex from Doune Farms, West Lundie.

Cast ewes peaked at £170 for a Texel from PG Perring and Son, Hoprig, Cockburnspath.

Stirling (UA)

At United Auctions’ sale of 8405 sheep, 5545 lambs averaged 245.84p, which sold to 317p for Beltex from Longfauld or to £160 for a Texel from South Flanders.

Cast sheep (2860) peaked at £295 for a Texel ewe from Floors, with rams to £155 for crosses from Millhouse.


Some 9143 sheep were forward for C and D Auction Marts’ sale where 4044 lambs averaged 248.4p. Top prices were 333p for Beltex from J and A Moralee, Hardriding, Bardon Mill, or £157 for Texels from AR Bell and Son, Kirkton, Hawick.

The 5099 cast sheep sold to £305 for Texel ewes from A and H McColm, Crailloch, Port William or to £270 for Suffolk rams from S Sinclair, Haven View, Wick.

Cast cows were topped at 174p and £1287 for a Salers from A Tullie Farming, Whitchester, Hawick.


Craig Wilson sold some 2791 sheep comprising of 2257 lambs and 539 cast sheep. Lambs averaged 253.6p, with top prices of 310p paid for Beltex from I Lammie, Longhouse and £148 for Texels from JC Smith and Co, Laigh Borland.

On Tuesday, 20 heifers averaged 28.43p peaking at 326p for a Limousin cross from the Smith family, North Boig. Top per head was £2047 paid for a Luing from Messrs Kirkland, Kirkconnel.

Two young bulls sold to 230p for a Shorthorn from J Gibb, Giffordland with cast cattle sold to £2150 for a Charolais bull from I Fisher, Merrick.


Limousins topped Lawrie and Symington’s sale of 39 clean cattle and 44 cast cows, where heifers sold to 346p or £2171 from Messrs Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie.

Bullocks sold to 318p or £1940 for Messrs Cunningham, Wallerdyke Farm, Strathaven.

Beef cows were topped at £1790 from Messrs Forrest, Hillend, Roberton or to 225p from Messrs Warnock, Dreva, Broughton with dairy types to £1030 from Greentowers, Lanark or to 183p from Auchmeddan, Lesmahagow.

The 3693 lambs averaged 250p having sold to 304p or £159 for Texels from Messrs Struthers, Collielaw, Carluke with the 2215 cast sheep balancing out at £79.74, with a top price of £240 from Messrs Campbell, Strawfrank.

St Boswells

Harrison and Hetherington sold 43 bullocks to average 289p which peaked at 320p twice from Faughhill or to £2036.48 from Whitrighill, while 36 heifers levelled at 291p having sold to 330p from Bee Edge or to £2022.16 from Penston.

A young bull from Upper Samiestone sold at 264p or £1520.64 and 38 cast cows averaged 200p after selling to 250p from Upper Nisbet or £1918.44 from Muircleugh.

Four cast bulls averaged 160p which peaked at £1954.68 or 179p from Wolfstar.

The 1879 lambs averaged 253p or £114 per head with the top of 345.5p or £166 for Texels from Huntington. Cast sheep (325) averaged £99.57 and sold to £159 for Texel tups from Dryden, or £150 for Texel ewes from Adderstonshiels.


Dingwall and Highland Marts had forward four bullocks which averaged 270.1p having sold to 273p and £1802 for a 605kg Limousin cross from Bridgend Farm.

The same number of heifers averaged 267.2p, selling to 284p for 555kg Limousin cross from the same home or to £1834 for a 680kg Salers from Whitebog, Rosemarkie.

Lambs (627) averaged 227.31p per kg and sold to 263p for Beltex crosses from Woodside, Muir of Tarradale. Prices per head peaked at £130 for 58kg Texel cross from Ballindalloch Home Farm, Banffshire.

Cast sheep sold to £185 for a pair of Texel ewes from Kinnahaird Farm, Contin.

Castle Douglas

Wallet Marts had forward 1380 lambs which averaged 250.69p, and sold to 316p for Texels from Messrs Nicolson, Brockloch, and to £137.50 for Beltex from Messrs McCulloch Glentoo.

Cast sheep (717) sold to £189 for a Texel ram from Halmyre Farming Ltd.