Newton Stewart

Some 1377 prime and cast sheep were sold through Craig Wilson’s sale where 1088 lambs forward averaged 246.1p per kg.

Topping the lambs at £151 was a heavy weight Dutch Spotted from M and R McCornick, Barquhill.

Top price per kg was 267p paid on three occasions – for Beltex from R Templeton and Co, Carslae and A Wallace and Co, Claycrop then finally for a Charmoise from Corhulloch Farm Partnership.

Cast sheep peaked at £170 for a Suffolk tup from A Wallace and CO, Claycrop.


Texel rams from High Cairn, led C and D Auction Marts’ weekly prime sale, when selling for £148.

Top price among the ewes was £128 paid for Texels from Harley Rigg.

Some 978 prime lambs sold to a top of £131 for entries from West Crossleys.

Stirling (Cally)

Bullocks and heifers averaged 276p per kg and 308.5p respectively at Caledonian Marts’ weekly sale.

Limousins led proceedings with heifers selling to 340p on two occasions, with both consigned by DS and RC Taylor, Easter Ochtermuthill, and to £2004 for a Limousin from M Orr and Sons, Penston.

Bullocks peaked at 325p for a Limousin from A Kennedy and Sons, Seggarsdean, and to £2187 for another of the same from R Colquhoun, Barochan Cross.

Young bulls reached 290p for a Limousin from WI and AW Callion, Bolfornought, and to £2056 for a British Blue cross from L Laird, Lochhea.

On Tuesday, some 2135 prime lambs cashed in at 255.42p per kg, having reached 344p and £155 for Beltex from Doune Farms, West Lundie, Argaty.

A large show of ewes proved harder to cash, selling to a top of £147 for a Texel from A Dunn, Redhall, Gargunnock.


Aberdeen and Northern Marts sold 45 prime cattle, to a top of 319p per kg for a 610kg Limousin cross heifer from Glssslaw, Dunnottar and to £2039.40 for a 660kg Limousin cross from Gova.

Bullocks peaked at 305p for a 580kg British Blue cross from Gova, Dyce and to £2084.65 for a 865kg Charolais cross from Bogside, Drumblade.

Charolais led the young bull trade when reaching 267p for a 755kg entry from Cotton of Ovenstone, Kirkbuddo or to £2233.05 for a 865kg bull from Mains of Elrick, Auchnagatt.

The firm also sold 2874 prime sheep and feeding ewes and rams where Texel ewes from Oldtown, Peterculter, led the trade at £230.

The 1964 lambs averaged 236p per kg (+2.6p on the week) having sold to 275.6p for 39kg Texels from Belnaboth, Glenkindie and to £170 for 65kg Texels from Midnewton, Skelmuir.

Stirling UA

Texels from Shanry led United Auctions’ sale of prime lambs when realising £160, with Beltex from Hardiestone and Oatfield, peaking at 317p per kg.

Beltex from West Lethans, led the ewe trade at £188, whilst tups peaked at £190 for Texels from West Mains.


On Monday, Craig Wilson sold 2899 sheep, with a smaller show of 2117 lambs cashing in at 254.9p per kg.

A top price of £153 was paid for a Texel from Jack McWhirter, Linfairn, or to 300p for a pair of Beltex cross lambs from W and A Watson, The Muir.

Ewes sold to £170 for a Texel from DM Walker, Laigh Alticane, with rams to £162 for a Beltex from A Bothwell, Smithston.

On Tuesday, the firm sold 122 prime and cast cattle, where a top price of 334p per kg was paid on two occasions both for Limousin heifers from the Smith family, North Boig, and to £2097.90 for another Limousin from the same home.

Bullocks were topped at£1932 for a Limousin bullock from Holehouse.


Limousin cross heifers from Messrs Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie, secured the lead prices at Lawrie and Symington’s weekly sale, selling at 352p per kg and £2225.

Bullocks sold to 308p for a Limousin from Messrs Pettigrew, Faskine, and to £1750 from Messrs Watson, Kittymuirhil, Quarter.

The firm also sold a record breaking 5000 prime lambs which peaked at £165 for Texels from Messrs Cullen, Craighea, Carluke and to 319 for Beltex from Messrs Steele, Cumberhead, Lesmahagow, to average 250p with a SQQ of 253p.

The ewe trade reached £222 on three occasions, all for Texels from – Messrs McKerrow, Riverside View, Linlithgow, Messrs Kennedy, Mitchellhill Farm, Broughton and Messrs Clark, Blackhill, Crossford.

St Boswells

Harrison and Hetherington’s weekly sale of prime cattle reached a high of £2015 for bullocks from Lurdenlaw, or to £2039.40 for a heifer from Mosstower.

Top price per kg amongst the heifers was 336p again from Mosstower, with bullocks peaking at 318p from Upper Nisbet.

Prime lambs achieved an average of 248.5p, having been led by Texels from Collielaw, at £151 and 328.3p per kg.

Cast sheep sold to £192 for a Texel ram from Roxburgh Mill, or to £165 for more of the same breed of ewes from Helmburn.


Heifers (12) averaged 284.3p per kg at Dingwall and Highland Marts’ sale, having sold to 302.0p for a 575kg Limousin cross from Bridgend, and to £1866.75 for a 655kg Charolais cross from Mountrich.

New season lambs (623) cashed in at 229.1p having sold to 258.0p for a pen of 44.5kg Texel cross lambs from Little Kildrummie, Nairn and to £128 for a pen of 55kg Beltex crosses from Woodside, Near of Tarradale.

A Texel cross ewe from Lochdhu, Nairn, led the feeding sheep at £131.

Castle Douglas

On Tuesday, Wallets Marts sold 1712 lambs to average 252.46p per kg with a SQQ of 255.67p.

Top price was £133.50 paid for a heavy Texel from Messrs Barraclough, Wiliamwood, or to 302.3p per kg for Beltex from Messrs Jardine, Upper Hardland.

Cast sheep reached a high of £137 for a Texel ram from Messrs Wilson, Strathgally, with ewes to £121 for more of the same breed from Messrs Dunlop, Bennan.


Heifers and steers averaged 307p per kg and 294p respectively at Darlington Farmers auction market.

A top price of 354p was paid for a Limousin heifer from JV and JA Hodgson, with more of the same breed leading the steers at 325p for M and G Chantrell Ltd.

Aberdeenshire breeders, Messrs Fettes of Buckie, led the per head section at £2449 with a 881kg British Blue heifer, with the same home topping the steers at £2317.

Prime lambs (1753) achieved a SQQ of 253p per kg, having sold to 330p for 43kg Beltex lambs from F and J S Gargett, Westwick.

A smaller show of cast sheep resulted in a sharper trade, which sold to £170 for Texels from Wolsingham’s Ian Spedding.


A larger offering of 77 prime steers and heifers were forward for Harrison and Hetherington's sale which saw a top price of £2253.24 paid for a 792kg Limousin cross steer from Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks, Wigton.

Top price per kg amongst the steers 200.5p paid for a 733kg Limousin cross from Messrs Harrington, Hosket Hill.

Heifers peaked at £2173.06 for a 716kg Limousin cross from Messrs Crichton, Loughrigg, Egremont, and to 322.5p for a similar type weighing 592kg from Messrs Harrington, Hosket Hill.

An overall average of 271p per and a SQQ of 275p was achieved among the prime lambs.

The sale leader was a Dutch Texel lamb scaling 44kg from Messrs Scott, Thirlwall Castle Greenhead which sold at £178 or 405p per kg.

The entry of 604 cast sheep sold to a top price of £182 for Texels from Brian Story, Grapes Barn, Wigton.