A strong hogg trade this week saw top prices being achieved at Borderway in Carlisle, Longtown, Lanark, St Boswells, and Castle Douglas. Carlisle also boasted a strong cattle trade with prime bulls selling for £3377.

Newton Stewart

Some 1179 sheep sold at Craig Wilson’s sale where 988 hoggs averaged 283p per kg having sold to 314p for Beltex from Messrs Young, Tormitchell, and to £171 for Suffolks from J Galloway Farming, Moorpark of Baldoon.

Cast sheep sold for £166 for Dutch Texel ewes from H and W McKie, High Threave.


At C and D Auctions Marts’ sale, 529 hoggs averaged 294.1p per kg, selling to 320p from Armannoch and to £168 from P Ewart, Belridding.

Cast sheep sold for £185 for Texels from Wester Parkgate.

Heifers sold to 328p for a Limousin cross from J Jardine, Yett with cast cattle to 258p for a Limousin cow from Grennan and an Aberdeen Angus cow from Corrie Mains. The top price per head was £2204 paid for a Limousin bull from Belridding.


Old season lambs (821) averaged 276p per kg and sold to 302p for a 42.1kg Texel from Aswanley, Glass at the United Auctions’ sale.

The top price per head was £167 for a 60kg Beltex from Craig, Knock.

Cast sheep sold for £166 for Suffolk ewes from Wester Coxton, Elgin.


AT C and D Auction Marts’s sale of 9526 sheep, 5518 hoggs averaged 303.3p per kg, selling to 394p for Beltex from MJ Irving, Braehead, Eaglesfield.

The top price per head was £200 paid for Suffolks from CD Scott, Falla, Jedburgh.

Cast sheep sold to £315 for Texel ewes from Newbigging.

Cast cattle reached 210p or £1648 for an Aberdeen Angus cow from G and J Archibald, Craigens, Isle of Islay.

Stirling (UA)

Some 7910 sheep sold at United Auctions’ sale with 5584 hoggs averaging 301.13p per kg, selling to 405p for Beltex from Goddens or to £194 for Texels from Leden Urquhart.

Ewes reached £255 for Texels from Nether Falla, with rams selling to £178 from Loanhead of Duchally.

Stirling (Cally)

Limousins led Caledonian Marts’ cattle sale where heifers averaged 309.82p having sold to 332p from D Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie or £2113 from J and N Kerr, Bankhead, Aberdour.

Bullocks averaged 302.67p and sold to 328p from R and A Stoddart, Mill of Inverarity, Forfar, or to £2113 from AL and J Blair, East Kerse, Lochwinnoch.

Young bulls sold to 280p from R Wilson, Wairds of Alpity, Forfar, and to £2341 from A MacGregor, Allanfauld, Kilsyth.

An Aberdeen Angus bull topped the cast trade per kg at 259p from W and C Pickard, Ormiston with a Charolais cow from J Porter, Mansfield, Islay, selling for £2000.

On Tuesday, the firm sold 1122 sheep where hoggs averaged 309p having sold to 422p or £190 per head for Beltex from G and J Davie, Harviesmailing, Denny.

Cast sheep sold for £180 for Texels from JAC Stewart, Kinninmonth, Fife.


Limousins topped most sections at Aberdeen and Northern Marts’ sales where 35 bullocks sold to 324p per kg for a 625kg cross from Boghead of Cobairdy, Forgue, or to £2259.60 for an 840kg cross from Mill of Alvah, Alvah.

Heifers (32) sold for 327p for a 595kg Limousin entry from Auchmaliddie Mains, Maud, and to £2241.10 for a 730kg Charolais cross from Cortiecram, Auchnagatt.

Young bulls (9) peaked at 314p or £2543.40 for an 810kg Limousin from Fodderletter, Tomintoul.

Cast cows (136) averaged £1640.22 and sold for £2450 for a 974kg Limousin from Hilton of Culsh, New Deer.

Old season lambs (2360) averaged 294p and sold to 367.9p or £195 for 53kg Texels from Mid Haddo, Fyvie.

Cast sheep reached £192.50 for Texels from Hewan, Shapinsay.

St Boswells

Harrison and Hetherington sold 1843 hoggs to an average 310.5p per kg selling to £200 for Texels and 392.2p for Beltex from Crookston.

Cast sheep sold for £220 for Texel ewes from Rennie Livestock, Attonburn Farm Cottages. Bullocks (30) averaged 304p and sold to 330p and to £2162 from Learielaw.

Heifers (71) averaged 300p having sold to 340p from Penston and £2286.84 from Longnewton.

Young bulls (three) reached 244p or £1368 from Standhill with 81 cast cattle selling to £2092.80 from Kersknowe.


An entry of 3400 sheep at the Harrison and Hetherington’s sale saw 2343 hoggs average 325p, selling to 424p for Beltex from J Walker, High Mindork, Newton Stewart, or to £188 for Texels from Messrs Mactaggart, Station Yard, Castle Douglas.

Cast sheep sold to £203 for Texel ewes from Messrs Hindmarsh, Warkshaugh, Hexham. Limousins led the cattle trade with bullocks selling to £2358.09 for a 798kg entry from Messrs Bell, Hoddomtown, Lockerbie, and to 318.5p for a 724kg cross from Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks.

Heifers reached £1980.15 for a 614kg entry from Messrs Studholme, Nealhouse Farm, Carlisle, and 323.5p for a 608kg Limousin from Messrs Fisher, Reaygarth.

Limousins also topped the young bulls at £3377.73 for a 1074kg entry from Messrs Wilson, Reddings, Moffat, and to 329.5p from Messrs Hunter, Upper Brydekirk, Annan. Cast cattle sold to £2043 for a Limousin cow from Messrs Priestly, Cracrop Farm.


Limousins topped Lawrie and Symington’s sales where heifers sold at 345p per kg or £2058 per head from DM Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie, and bullocks reached 318p or £1908 from Barrie Farmers, Howburn Farm, Biggar.

Cast cows sold for £2570 from JA McGarva, Nether Abington Farm, Biggar.

Hoggs (3057) averaged 320p having sold 381p for a Beltex from the Firm of John Shaw, West Lethans Farm, Dunfermline, and to £204 for a Blue Texel from A Campbell, Strawfrank, Carstairs.

Cast sheep (1437) sold for £288 for Texel ewes from J and H Clark, North Garngour.


Some 2054 sheep sold at the Craig Wilson’s sale on Monday where 1647 hoggs averaged 310p per kg, having sold to £166 for Beltex from James Shennan and Son, Knockgerran, or to 338p for Texels from W Mitchell and Sons, Mid Craigton.

Cast sheep (407) sold for £228 for Texel ewes from C Toner, Drumsynie Estate.

On Tuesday, heifers averaged 302.1p and sold to 329p for a Limousin cross from Messrs Young Girvan Mains with bullocks cashing in at 310.97p with prices of 341p for a Limousin cross from Messrs Smith, North Boig, and £2032.80 for a British Blue from Girvan Mains.

Cast cattle sold to £1900 for a Salers cow from Girvan Mains.


Dingwall and Highland Marts had forward 1673 sheep at their sale where old season lambs averaged 297.6p per kg, selling to 327p for a 35kg Beltex cross from Croft 2 and 7, Burnbank, or to £160 for a 69kg Texel cross from Blackford Farm, Inverness.

Cast sheep sold to £182 for Texel rams from 2 Ardmore, Edderton.

Heifers averaged 283.3p and sold for 293p for a 590kg Limousin cross and to £1941.80 for a 665kg Limousin cross both from Bridgend Farm, Dingwall.

Castle Douglas

The 1766 sheep forward for Wallets Marts’ sale saw 1239 hoggs average 304.7p per kg having sold to 357p for Beltex from Messrs Adams, Torhouskie, or to £200 for Texels from Douganhill Farms.

Cast sheep reached £222 for Texel ewes from Messrs MacTaggart, Douganhill.