This week saw hogg prices reach highs of 605p per kg in Kirkby Stephen with leading prices also exceeding 500p in Longtown, UA Stirling, Thainstone, Darlington, St Boswells, Carlisle, and Wigton.

Newton Stewart

An entry of 918 sheep forward for Craig Wilson’s sale saw 806 hoggs average 332p per kg, selling to 410p for Mules from PB Adams and Co, Clugston, or £190 for Texels from both T Hamilton, peaked at £129 for Texel tups from McConchie Partnership, Mossyard.


Texels topped the price per head hogg trade at the C and D Auction Marts’ sale at £219 from West Skelston, while 445p was the lead per kg, paid for Cheviots from Hoddomtown. The overall average was 365.9p.

Cast sheep sold to £210 for a Texel tup from Newmains.


United Auctions sold 2490 sheep with old season lambs (1452) averaging 365p per kg, selling to 441p or £238 per head for 54kg Texels from North Dorlaithers, Turriff.

Cast sheep sold to £250 for a Texel ewe from Tomnavoulin, Ballindalloch.


AT C and D Auction Marts’ sale, 4290 hoggs averaged 390p per kg, having sold to £330 for Texels from AJ Watret, Pendicle, Ruthwell, and 503p for Beltex from J Carr, Camphill, Barrasford.

Cast sheep (3243) sold to £300 for Texel ewes from IF Murray, Shepherds Cottage, Lowick.

Cast cattle reached £1309 for an Aberdeen Angus cow from TN Cavers and Co, Sorbie, Langholm and 173p for a Belted Galloway from J Johnstone, North Howes, Annan.

Stirling (UA)

Texels topped the hogg trade at the United Auctions’ sale where 8065 head averaged 380.16p per kg, selling to 548p from Wardhead and to £250 per head from Craigfarg.

Cast sheep (1840) sold to £314 for Texel ewes from Nether Pitlochie.

Stirling (Cally)

Some 1156 sheep sold at the Caledonian Marts sale on Tuesday, saw hoggs average 381.78p per kg, selling to a top of 471p for Beltex from DS and RC Taylor, Easter Ochtermuthill, Muthill and to £237 for Texels from S and JE Andrew, Letter, Dunkeld.

Cast sheep sold to £217 for a Texel ewe from S Dick, Westerton, Cowie.

The previous Thursday, heifers averaged 302p having sold to 340p for a Limousin from WM Pettigrew, Faskine, Airdrie and to £2034 for a Limousin from AA and J Brand, Nethermyres, Auchtermuchty.

Bullocks averaged 289p, selling to 315p for a Limousin from W Dandie and Sons, Learielaw, Broxburn and to £2136 for another of the same cross from AW Nicholson and Son, Kinclaven, Stanley.

Young bulls were topped at 290p or £2349 for a Limousin from J Burnett and Son, Upper Spittalton, Blair Drummond, with cast cattle averagaing 187p, with top prices of 231p or £1950 paid for a Limousin from DC MacVicar, Middle Ballat, Balfron Station.


Aberdeen and Northern Marts sold 98 prime cattle, with 31 bullocks selling to 321p per kg for a 630kg Aberdeen Angus cross from Mains of Dumbreck, Udny and to £2226.15 per head for a 765kg Limousin cross from Sunhoney, Echt.

Heifers (51) peaked at 317p or £2028.80 for a 640kg British Blue cross from Middleton of Potterton, Potterton and the seven young bulls reached 281p or £2557.10 for a 910kg Limousin from Norton, Dounby.

Cast cattle (104) sold to £2300 for a 976kg Limousin cow from Harestone Farm, Crathes and a 986kg British Blue cross from Coleburn Farm, Longmorn.

The 4990 old season lambs averaged 387p having sold to 566p for 53kg Texels and to £310 for 55kg Texels from Home Farm of Auchry, Cuminestown.

Cast sheep (612) averaged £111.94 and sold to £275 for Texels from Home Farm of Auchry and Inchbruich Farm, Cornhill.


Some 167 cattle sold through Darlington Farmers Auction Mart sale saw 19 average 288p per kg having sold to 325p for a 607kg Limousin from AJ Marr and Son, Old Ravensworth and to £2231 for a British Blue from Messrs Scott, Low Leam.

Heifers (105) averaged 307p and sold to 358p for a 583kg Limousin from JV and JA Hodgson, The Grange and to £2361 for a British Blue from Low Leam.

Young bulls (37) cashed in at 287p with top prices of 329p paid for a 670kg Limousin from LS Staley, Bluestone House Farm and £2574 from K and A Harker, Worsall Grove Farm.

Hoggs (1562) averaged 410p and sold to 520p for 45kg Beltex from TA Greensit and Sons, Kirkby Fleetham and to £250 for a 53kg Texel from Greensit and a 69kg Charollais from W Tindale, Shadforth.

Cast sheep (240) averaged £118 and reached £248 for Texel tups from PR Weaver, Nottingham.

St Boswells

Harrison and Hetherington had forward 121 prime cattle at their sale where 60 bullocks averaged 290p per kg having sold to 330p for Whitrighill and Penston or to £2145 from Penston.

Heifers (61) averaged 302p with top prices of 338p from Bee Edge and £2137.52 from Upper Nisbet.

Cast cattle (39) sold to £2004.12 for a bull from Upper Chatto and to 225p for a cow from Honeyburn.

Hoggs (1557) averaged 400p having sold to 560.6p for Texels from Kittyfield and to £250 for Suffolk crosses from Boghall.

Cast sheep (273) averaged £121.33 and sold to £300 for a Texel ewe from RS Green, The Craggs.


An entry of 4474 hoggs forward for Harrison and Hetherington’s sale averaged 417.9p per kg and sold to 557.4p and £340 per head for Texels from Douganhill Farms, Castle Douglas.

Cast sheep averaged £140.30 and sold to £320 for Texel ewes from Messrs Ingram, Logie Durno, Inverurie.

Bullocks and heifers (79) sold to £2374.90 for a 748kg Limousin and to £2278.13 for a 625kg Limousin, respectively from Messrs Dixon, Lesson Hall, Wigton. Top prices per kg were 364.5p for the same heifer from Lesson Hall and to 321.5p for a Limousin bullock from Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks.

Young bulls (88) peaked at £2537.51 for a 963kg Limousin from Messrs Miller, Allerby Hall, Wigton and to 324p for a 745kg British Blue cross from Haddington Farms.

Cast cattle (305) reached 319.5p or £3127 for a 979kg British Blue cow from Messrs Morgan, Cider Mill Cottage.


Limousins topped Lawrie and Symington’s sale, with the entry of 45 bullocks and heifers saw bullocks sell to 300p per kg from Barrie Farmers, Howburn Farm, Biggar and to £2058 per head from N and G Bark, Skirling Mains Farm, Biggar.

Heifers sold to 345p and £2131 from Messrs Dickinson, Brockwoodlees Farm, Canonbie. Cast cattle reached £2140 for a Simmental cow from J Taylor, Skirling Craigs Farm, Biggar and to 246p for an Aberdeen Angus from A Minto and Son, Townhead Farm, West Linton.

Old season lambs (4004) averaged 380p having sold to 468p for Texels from A Baillie, Broomfield Lodge Farm, Larkhall and to £290 for Texels from TA and R Laird, Cambwell Farm, Biggar.

Cast sheep (1259) averaged £94.21 and sold to £282 for Texels from Messrs JT Dunn, Greyside Farm, Ponteland.


Some 2631 sheep sold at the Craig Wilson’s sale on Monday where 2247 hoggs averaged 378p per kg having sold to 454p for Beltex from M Stevenson, Balcaimie, or £232 for Texels from G Barr, East Moorhouse.

Cast sheep sold to £227 for a Texel ewe from WA and D Robertson, Valleyview, Arran. On Tuesday, 12 heifers averaged 312.13p having sold to 332p twice for Limousins from the Smith Family, North Boig. A Limousin bullock sold for 284p from Messrs Watson, Keyshill.

Cast cattle reached £2020 for a Simmental cow from Skeoch.


Aberdeen and Northern Marts sold 1661 sheep with 612 old season lambs averaging 348.6p per kg with top prices of 398.7p paid for a 40kg Texel from Lhaid Croft, Occumster of to £224 for 63kg Texels from South Keiss, Keiss.

Cast sheep (400) averaged £112.85 and sold to £270 for a Texel ewe from Durran Mains, Castletown.


An entry of 1525 sheep forward at the Dingwall and Highland Marts sale saw 1003 old season lambs average 357.02p per kg, selling to 427p for Beltex from Overhill and £240 for a 70kg Charollais cross from Conon Mains, Conon Bridge.

Cast sheep reached £194 for a pair of Suffolk cross ewes form Nuide Farm, Kingussie.


Some 810 hoggs sold through Hopes Auctioneers averaged 438.03p per kg with a top price of 536.6p paid for a 41kg Beltex from JM Wharton and Son, Snade and £258 for a pair of Texels from Messrs Harrison, Hazel Head.

Cast sheep sold to £218 for a Suffolk ewe from RW and A Steel, Lessonhall.

Bullocks reached 311.5p or £2130.66 for a 684kg Belted Galloway from TB Stamper and Son, Rose Farm.

Heifers sold to 320p or £2022.44 for a 633kg Limousin from Rose Farm and young bulls were topped at 251.2p or £1576.91 for a 627kg Limousin from I Grainger, Kiln Close.

Kirkby Stephen

Harrison and Hetherington sold 4487 sheep at their sale on Tuesday, where 4073 hoggs averaged 408.3p per kg.

Prices reached 605.33p for 38kg Beltex crosses from J Andrews, Boscar Flats, York and to £270 per head for Texels from Messrs Scott, Hollins View Farm, Kirkby Stephen.

Cast sheep sold to £180 for Beltex cross ewes form Messrs Wilson, West Roods, Barnard Castle.