Newton Stewart

Some 1441 sheep sold through Craig Wilson’s sale where 1306 lambs averaged 267.6p per kg or £113 per head.

Topping the trade at £150 were Texels from D Manson, Auchleach while Beltex from the Young Family, Tormitchell, made 295p per kg.

Cast sheep sold to £150 for a Beltex ewe from W McMillan, Garheugh.


AT C and D Auctions’ sale 561 lambs averaged 276.4p having sold to 303p for Texels from Rigghead. Top price per head was £152 for Suffolks from C Kennedy, North Cowshaw.

Cast sheep sold to £170 for Texel ewes from Dunjop.


Some 6059 sheep sold through Penrith and District Farmers Mart saw 2400 lambs average £129 per head having sold to £167 for a pair of Texels from Messrs Thompson, Bromley Green and a single Suffolk from Messrs Williamson, Dykehead.

Top price per kg was 372p for a pen of seven continentals from Messrs Gribbon, Waterside.

Cast sheep averaged £95.11 with a top price of £300 paid for Texel ewes from Holme House and A Straney, Glenroyd Road.


A show of 885 lambs for United Auctions’ sale averaged 266p per kg with a top of 300p paid for a 50kg Beltex from Maple View, Lumphanan.

Lead price per head was £170 for 66kg Texels from Dunscroft, Huntly.

Cast sheep sold to £182 for a Texel ewe also from Dunscroft.


AT C and D Auction Marts’ sale, 4745 lambs averaged 291.1p per kg having sold to 388p for Beltex from Messrs Hamilton, Fernhead Farms.

Texels from A Reid and Co, Glendearg, Eskdalemuir, made the top price per head at £190.

Cast sheep reached £320 for Texel ewes from W and C Ingram, Logie Durno.

Cast cattle sold to 191p or £1548 for an Aberdeen Angus cow from G and J Archibald, Craigens, Islay.

Stirling (UA)

Beltex topped the United Auctions’ sale where 6803 lambs averaged 280.02p per kg having sold to 358p for Beltex from Groan.

Top price per head was £164 for Beltex from Easter Ochtermuthill.

Beltex also topped the 2162 cast sheep at £250 from Cairnlea.


Aberdeen and Northern Marts sold 1633 sheep with lambs averaging 277p per kg after selling to 315.1p for 43kg Charollais from Newton of Carnaveron, Alford.

Prices per head reached £147 for 59kg Suffolks from Pittenkerrie, Glassel.

Cast sheep averaged £83.71 and sold to £217.50 for a Texel ewe from Keera, Middlehill.

Finished beef cows averaged £1612.72 having sold to £2000 for a 1048kg Limousin cross from Auchanland Farm, Cornill with feeding cows levelling at £1223.60 having sold to £1565 for a 662kg Limousin cross from Headtown of Ord, Cornhill.


Some 105 cattle and 1400 sheep were forward at the Darlington Farmers Auction Mart sale where 57 young bulls averaged 284p per kg having sold to 337p for a Limousin from AG Watson and Sons, Nunstainton Grange or to £2707 for a Limousin from TW Clark and Son, Durham.

Nine bullocks averaged 296p and sold to 314p for a Limousin from Askwiths of Crook and £2236 for a Limousin from AJ Marr and Son, Old Ravensworth, with the 38 heifers cashing in at 318p with a top price of 347p for a Limousin from R and I Hirst, Neasham and N White, Marrick at the Summit. Prices per head reached £2122 from MF Hall, Ponteland.

Lambs (1233) averaged 302p and sold to 290p for Beltex from MF Hall, Woodhill Farm or £181 for a Texel from WA Wardman Ltd, Thrushwood Farm.

Cast sheep averaged £131 and sold to £262 for a continental ewe from W Denham, Dent Gate Farm.


Hawes Farmers Auctions Mart sold 1164 lambs on Tuesday to a top of 321p per kg for Beltex from R Mudd and Sons, Cubeck or £166 per head for Beltex from WN Avison and Son.

Cast sheep reached £215 for a Charollais ewe from JK Foster, Garriston.

Stirling (Cally)

Some 1043 sheep forward for Caledonian Marts’ sale on Tuesday, saw lambs average 258.54p per kg with a top of 360p paid for Beltex from G and J Davie, Harviesmailing, Denny.

Lead price per head was £165 for Texels from S and JE Andrew, Letter, Dunkeld.

Cast sheep sold to £151 for a Texel ewe from G Allan, Kingsfield, Linlithgow.