Newton Stewart

Some 515 prime lambs were forward at Craig Wilson Marts’ weekly sale, where trade levelled at 285.4p with prices peaking at £165 for Texels from PA Murry, High Ersock or to 306.1p for Beltex from East Barr Farm.

Cast sheep were topped at £175 for Texels from J Maxwell, High Drumrae, whilst tups sold to £127 from Whitefield.


Lawrie and Symington sold five bullocks to a top of 278p for a 624kg Limousin from Greenhead and to £1833.12 for a 684kg Aberdeen-Angus from Balgay, to average 271p.

The 13 heifers peaked at 284p twice, first for a 586kg Limousin from Chapel of Barras and then for a 586kg Limousin from West Bog or £1720.20 for a 610kg Limousin from Greenhead, to level at 274p.

The firm also sold 268 prime lambs where a 50kg Texel from A Strachan, Clochie topped the trade at £157 or to 323.3p for a pair of 43kg Beltex from W Stewart and Son, Newton of Inshewan.

Some 109 cast sheep attained a top of £137 for a BDM ewe from JW Farquharson, Horn.


A Limousin cross heifer from J Jardine, Yett topped C and D Auction Marts’ prime cattle sale at 300p, while OTMs sold to £1590 for a Limousin from Laverock Hall or to 210p for a Beef Shorthorn from Ryehill.

The 521 prime lambs sold to average 302.2p having peaked at 310p for Texels from Druidall/Braco or to £153 for Texels from Shangan.

Druidhall/Braco also topped the 120 cast sheep again with Texel ewes, with tups to £163 for a Lleyn from Bennan.


A large show of 1405 prime lambs was forward for Harrison and Hetherington’s sale which balanced out at 296p.

The sale was topped at £161 and 378p for 44kg Beltex from Annstead, as well as £161 for 50kg Beltex from South Lyham.

Cast sheep peaked at £203 for a Texel from A McGregor, South Falaknowe.


United Auctions sold 445 prime lambs to average 281.7p per kg having sold to 331p for for 48.9kg Texel crosses from Broadland, Cairnie and to £175 for 53kg Texels from Dunscroft, Huntly.

The 349 ewes reached heights of £248 for a pair of pure Texels from Messrs Green, Corskie, Garmouth.

In conjunction with the weekly prime sale was a show and sale of Texel lambs on behalf of the North of Scotland Texel Club. Judge for the day, Hugh McRae of HM Livestock, found his champions in a pair of 53kg Texels from Messrs Innes, Dunscroft, Huntly which later realised £175.

Reserve champion was a pair of Texel crosses from Messrs Ross, Broadland, Huntly which went under the hammer at £162.

Kirkby Stephen

Harrison and Hetherington sold 1500 prime lambs to top of £175 for a Texel from Messrs Teward, New View Farm, Darlington or to 372.1p were a pair of 43kg Dutch Texels from Messrs Sowerby, Terrys Farm, Ormside with the whole sale levelling at 304.64p.

Cast sheep were on fire with prices peaking at £210.50 for a Texel cross ewe again from Messrs Teward, New View Farm, Darlington.

Stirling (Cale)

Caledonian Marts’ weekly sale of cattle saw heifers average 274p per kg having sold to 310p for a Limousin from M Jack, Carriston, Star of Markinch and to £1997 for a Limousin from DS and RC Taylor, Easter Ochtermuthill, Muthill.

Bullocks sold to 282p for a Limousin from A Pettigrew, Faskine, Airdrie or to £1929 for a Limousin from AA and J Brand, Nethermyres, Auchtermuchty, while bulls reached 238p and £1728 for a Stabiliser from W Robertson and Son, Nether Fordoun, Auchterarder.

The 48 OTMs averaged 172p with prices peaking at 210p per kg for an Aberdeen-Angus from L Laird, Lochend, East Wemyss and to £1780 for a Charolais from McMurrich Partnership, Ballater, Causewayhead.

Cast males sold to 219p for a Simmental from T Greer and Sons, Wharlawhill or to £1950 for a Charolais from JM Cullens, Dollarbank, Dollar.

On Tuesday prime lambs averaged 280p with prices peaking at £164 per head for a 51kg Texel from A Dunn, Redhall or to 345p for a 44kg Texel from A Miller, High Gameshill.

Cast ewes were topped at £192 for a Texel from R and J Kinninmouth, Findatie, while tups sold to £129 for a Texel from RM and CM Squair, Lower Kilernie.

Stirling (UA)

United Auctions ' weekly sale included the West and Central Suffolk Club show and sale of Suffolk prime lambs, where judge A Argo found his champions in a pen from J More, Townhead which later realised £157.

Reserve champions from S Knox and Son, North Balloch sold for £148 per head.

Outwith the show, some 2191 prime lambs sold to average 296.81p having peaked at £163 for Texels from Elmscleugh or 339p for more of the same from South Dundonald.

Texels from Elmscleugh also led the 981 cast sheep with ewes selling to £202 and rams matching that price.


All classes of cattle sold well through Aberdeen and Northern Marts where bullocks averaged 233.9p having sold to 271p for a 560kg Limousin cross from Whiteside, Tullynessle and £1968.30 for a 810kg Limousin cross from Mains of Kindrought, Strichen.

Heifers cashed in at 249.8p and reached 273p for a 625kg British Blue cross and £1759.50 for a 690kg Limousin cross both from Mains of Kindrought.

Young bulls balanced out at 228p and attained 239p for a 830kg Salers cross from Lower Gaich, Grantown-on-Spey or £2251.50 for a 950kg Limousin from Easterside, Dunottar.

Beef finished cows averaged £1629.13 having sold to £2410 for a 904kg Limousin cross from New Bourtreebush, Newtonhill, while the beef feeding cows achieved £1490 for a 716kg Simmental cross from Hillhead, Lybster, to level at £1224.22.

The firm also sold 703 prime lambs to average 285p with trade peaking at 332.1p per kg for 39kg Beltex from Kinknockie, Mintlaw and to £153.50 on two occasions, firstly for 48kg Blue Texels and also for 49kg Continentals both from Collieston, Fordoun.

Some 583 cast sheep reached £232 for pure Texels from Oldtown, Peterculter.


Trade was a flier at Darlington Farmers Auction Mart’s weekly sale, where Limousins led the bulls at 290p from S and J Dent and Son, Great Burdon Farm or £2451 from AC Simpson and Son, McNeil Farm.

Heifers levelled at 276p, having reached a top of 316p per kg for a Limousin from the Hodgson family from The Grange, Summerhouse or £1893 for another of the same from WA Armstrong.

Bullocks sold to £1988 for a Limousin from RA and BA Ridley and Son Ltd, Dipton Foot Farm or 298p for another Limousin from Whitrighill.

The 1265 lambs balanced out at 304p with trade peaking at 383p per kg for a Texel from JA and A Herbert, Tees Farm or to £169 for more of the same from M and A Gaskin, Hillingdon.

Cast ewes attained £169 for a Texel from T Watson, East Thorn Farm.


Some 1467 prime lambs forward for C and D Auction Marts' sale saw trade topped at 351p for Beltex from M and M Byrne, Thornthwaite Close, or to £191 for Texels from Marygate, Berwick, to average 302.2p with a SQQ of 305.9p.

The 1537 cast sheep realised £232 for Texel ewes from J Runciman and Sons, Allanshaws, Stow, while rams sold to £298 for Texels from Marygate, Berwick.

St Boswells

Harrison and Hetherington’s prime cattle sale witnessed bullocks and heifers average 277p and 284.6p, respectively.

Bee Edge and Whitrighill led the bullocks at £1873.40 and 298p, whilst heifers topped at £1919.12 from Whitsome West Newton and 312p from Whitrighill.

The firm also sold 1966 prime lambs to top at £175 for Texels from Lamberton and 346.7p for Beltex from Craiglea, to average 300p.

The 580 cast sheep averaged £112.70 with the sale peaking at £170 for a Texel from Muircleugh.


Limousins led the heifer section of Lawrie and Symington’s prime cattle sale with prices peaking at 300p and £1959 from Messrs Dickinson, Brockwoodlees Farm.

Belgium Blue bullocks sold to 292p from Messrs Dickinson, Brockwoodlees or to £1958 from Messrs Taylor, Heatheryhall Farm, while beef cows made £2050 from Messrs Taylor, South Arnloss Farm or to 260p from Messrs Bannatyne, Drumalbin Farm, Lanark.

Dairy types sold to £1700 and 193p for Holstein Friesians from Greentower Farms.

The 2244 prime lambs were topped at £169 for Texels from Messrs Cullen, Craighead and to 372p for a Beltex from Messrs Baillie, Carstairs Mains, to level at 293p with an SQQ of 292p.

A larger show of 1374 cast ewes and rams reached £228 for Texels from Messrs Howieson, The Croft and to £120 for Blackface from Messrs Hamilton, Aikengall.

Amongst the rams, Texels from Greyside led the way at £188.


Craig Wilson Marts sold 2371 lambs to level at 289.8p with trade reaching £160 on two separate occasions, firstly for a Texel off A and CB Miller, Baidlandhill and for a Beltex cross from James Shennan and Sons, Knockgerran Farm and to 327.9p for a pen of six Beltex crosses from W and A Watston, Muir Farm.

The 292 cast sheep balanced out at £110.40 with prices reaching £230 for a Texel ewe from J Kerr, Cundry Mains, while tupps topped at £122 for a Texel from J Kerr, Cundry Mains.

Heifers and bullocks levelled at 279.1p and 295p, with heifers peaking at 305p for a Limousin cross off Rowanston or £1711 for a Limousin off Girvan Mains.

Bullocks peaked at 300p and £1800 for a Limousin cross off North Boig, while the 69 beef cows sold to £2000 twice for a Limousin off Girvan Mains and 253.2p for a Simmental off Low Milton.


Limousins led most cattle sections at Harrison and Hetherington’s prime cattle sale, although it was an 834kg British Blue steer that topped the trade at £2314 for Ross Brothers, Wardhead, Aberdeenshire.

Top price per kg was 283.5p for a 691kg Limousin from Messrs Story, Newbiggin Farm, Carlisle.

Newbiggin Farm also led the heifer section at £2156 for a 777kg Limousin cross and 301.5p for a 635kg Limousin cross, respectively.

Cast bull prices peaked at £2305 for a Charolais from The Square and 267.5p for a Limousin from Cleughbrae.

The 2201 lambs sold to average 296p having sold to £175 for a Texel cross from Messrs Scott, Hayton Brow, Aspatria or to 390.9p per kg for another of the same from Messrs Musgrave, Cardew Hall, Dalston.

Topping the cast ewes was a pen of Texels from Messrs TP Wigham, Hargill House.


Trade was buoyant at Dingwall and Highland Marts’ sale of bullocks which averaged 247.2p and sold to 254p for a 565kg Limousin cross from Raffin, Tore or to £1661.05 for a 695kg Aberdeen-Angus cross from Garguston, Muir of Ord.

Heifers balanced out at 252.3p and attained 266p for a 540kg Limousin cross from Ashley, North Kessock and £1749.30 for a 735kg Limousin cross from 7 Kinerras, Kiltarlity.

The 361 prime lambs were led by Beltex from Kinnahaird, Contin, when securing 283.7p and £136, to level at 253.6p, while the 249 cast sheep sold to £200 for a Texel ewe from Barnyards, Beauly.

Castle Douglas

On Tuesday, Wallets Marts had forward 1703 prime and cast sheep, where lambs sold to average 284.98p per kg having sold to a top pf £163.50 for Suffolks from Messrs Struthers, Currochtrie or to 376p for Texels from Messrs Nicolson, Bombie.

Cast sheep peaked at £219 for a Texel ewe from Messrs Wilson, Strathgally.