At Forfar, Lawrie and Symington sold five bullocks and 15 heifers to average 245p and 244p per kg, respectively.
Bullocks peaked at 254p for a 527kg Limousin from Mill of Inverarity and £1532.64 for a 618kg Charolais from Nethermyres, to average 245p per kg.
Heifers sold to 255p for a 531kg Limousin from Mill of Inverarity and £1542.42 for a 627kg Limousin from West Bog.
The entry of 581 prime lambs and 136 ewes saw lambs peak at 216.1p for Beltex from Scobshaugh and £95 on four occasions from Scobshaugh, Mill of Inverarity, Whitemyre and Fallaw, to average 160.6p.
Ewes sold to £84 for Texels from Newton of Inshewan.

Some 118 prime and OTM cattle were forward for C and D Auction Mart’s  sale at Dumfries which peaked at 232p for a Limousin heifer from Low Three Mark and 209p per kg for a Galloway bullock from the same home.
OTM cattle saw beef cows (43) sell to 160.8p and £1148 to average 120p, with dairy cows (69) cashing in at 97.6p, from top prices of 148p and £1139.60.
Leading the entry of 1386 prime lambs were Texel lambs from Craighead at 184p per kg, and Suffolks from Corrie Mains at £88 per head
The 651 cast ewes and rams peaked at £88.50 for Texels from Mains of Airies and Corrie Mains and for crosses from Belzies.

Top price per kg at Mitchells Auction Company’s prime sale at Cockermouth, was 218.50p per kg paid for a Limousin steer from P and A Jarman, Brow Top, and a bull the same way bred from RG and JM Smith, Lake View.
Lead price per head was £1694.40 for the Limousin bull from Lake View.
The sale of 67 cattle which comprised 55 cast cows and 12 bulls and clean cattle, also saw 1685 lambs and 881 cast ewes and rams change hands.
Cast cows sold to £1235.85 for a British Blue from Low Kinmont.
A 45kg Texel lamb from G Butler, Moor Platt, topped the prime lambs at £107 and 237.80p per kg, with cull ewes selling to £120 for Texels from Sandhills. 

Averages slipped by 8.9p to 201.8p and 2.9p to 216.7p, for the 19 bullocks and 15 heifers sold respectively at Aberdeen and Northern Marts’ prime sale at Thainstone.
Limousins topped the bullock trade at 240p per kg three times for 525kg, 550kg and 560kg entries from Waterside of Forbes, Alford, while the same breed from Hillside, Insch, led the gross section at £1668.30.  
A 525kg British Blue from Whiteside, Tullynessle, led the heifers at 248p, while a 625kg Charolais from Cairncoullie, Glenkindie, made £1437.50
A Hereford was the sole young bull which made 147p per kg and £1455.30 gross for a 990kg entry from Glenbervie, Dalriach, Kemnay.
OTM cattle were also back, with the 137 beef cows  falling 0.7p to average 139.5p, while the four dairy lots levelled at 100.4p, down 2.lp.  Top prices included 178.2p for a 735kg British Blue from Burness, Firth and £1870 for a 1200kg Charolais from South Mains of Tillymorgan, Culsamond. 
Dairy types were led by a 615kg British Friesian from Gerston, Halkirk at 121.1p and £745.
In contrast, the entry of 923 lambs average averaged 161p per kg (+0.8p) having sold to 192.6p for 47kg Beltex from Woolhillock, Skene, and £97.50 for 73kg Texel from Feurdies Cairnmuir. New season SQQ up to 45.5kg (594) averaged 161.5p per kg (+1.5p). 

Stirling (Cale)
A poor show for quality at Caledonian Marts sale of 85 prime  bullocks, heifers and young  bulls and 70 OTM cattle, saw a top price of £1699 for a Limousin heifer from Brockwoodlees, which also sold the lead priced bullock per kg at 255p.
Top price per kg for heifers was 248p for a Limousin from W Pettigrew, Faskine, Airdrie, with a bullock from T Adams and Sons, Craigton, Clackmannan, leading the gross bullock section at £1614.
Black and white Bullocks sold to 155p from Park O’ Barnaigh, Kilbarchan to C M Kirkpatrick.
Beef cows averaged 134.5p selling to 171p and £1460 for a Limousin from JH and NT Turnbull, Meadowend, Clackmannan, while dairy cows sold to 118.5p from D Morton, Hayston, Kirkintilloch and £910 from G Millar and Son, Gallamuir, Stirling. They averaged 97p.
On Tuesday, the firm’s sale 1481 prime lambs averaged 170.6p (+15.4p on the week) and reached £110 for a 53kg Beltex, and 217p for a 46kg Beltex from Doune Farms.
Cast ewes including 341 heavy ewes averaged £56.09 and sold to £99 for a Texel tup from J Heggie, Carden, Fossoway, with 496 export ewes at £28.85. 
Tups peaked at £89 for a Suffolk from Wester Ballochearn. 

A larger show of 3795 prime  lambs at C and D Auction Marts’ sale saw top prices of 243p for Texels from EJC Dean, Kirk House, Brampton and £99 for Beltex lambs from Messrs Gribbon, Waterside, Dumfries. 
The overall sale average was 164.7p (SQQ 163.4p). 
Ewes and rams (4601) were topped at £149 for Texel ewes from JP Gray, Unthank, Alnwick, with rams to £144 for Texels from Viewley. 
Just 15 prime cattle were forward which peaked at 142p for a Charolais cow from RI and VA Telford, High Parkfoot. 
Charolais heifers sold to 184p from High Parkfoot, with a young Limousin bull topping the overall sale at 228p or £1413.60 from W Morton, Grennan Farm. 

St Boswells
Selling through Harrison and Hetherington’s prime sale at St Boswells on Monday, were 14 bullocks which averaged 216p per kg and 49 heifers at 242p. 
Heifers reached 276p (+19p on the week) from Seggarsdean, while bullocks sold to 247p (-5.0p) from J F Finlay and Co, Lurdenlaw. 
Cast cows (47) levelled at 138p and peaked at £1516.82 from Roxburgh Mains and 169p from Ecclaw.
The sheep entry saw 1537 lambs average 168.5p (+0.5p) hitting a top of £95 for Texels from Crookston, and 224.4p for Beltex from the same home. 
The 397 cast ewes levelled at £50 and sold to £90 for Texel ewes from Upper Nesbit. Heavy ewes averaged £66, while light ewes sold to £57 for Cheviots from Birneyknowe, Blegbie, to average £31. 
Texels from Elmscleugh topped the ram trade at £120. 

Prime lambs reached a top of 209.5p per kg for a pen of 42kg Beltex from Dykes Farms, Auchinleck, at Craig Wilson’s sale at Ayr this week, where fleshier types were keenly bid for. 
Averaging 163.3p (+2.2p) for 1645 head, they also sold to £90 for Beltex from Dykes and Broadshean. 
Top price of £117.50 among the 823 cast ewes and tups was paid for a pen of Texel ewes from J Kennedy, Lyonston, while light ewes peaked at £47.50 for a pen of Blackfaces from Messrs Craig and Co, Rankinston Farm, Ayr. Heavy ewes averaged £54.93 while light types levelled at at £27.14. 
Cast tups saw Texels from JA Gibson and Co, Cowgrove, lead the trade at £121.50. 

An improved show of 36 prime cattle was forward at Harrison and Hetherington’s sale, on Monday, where a top price of £1645.47 was paid for a Limousin cross bullock from Messrs Bowe, Bothel Parks, Wigton. 
Bullocks peaked at 230.5p from Crosby House Farm, while heifers sold to £1409 for a Charolais from Ladying Farm, and 205.5p for a Limousin from the same home. 
A larger show of 452 cast cows reached £1664 for a Limousin from Sycamore Rise, while a British Blue from Kedzlie Farm made 207.5p. 
Prime lambs (1966) sold to £106.80 for Texel crosses from Tom and Julia Airey, New Grange, while a 36kg Beltex from JA and LA Thompson, West Moorhouses, made 261.9p. 

Trade hit 254p per kg for a 494kg Limousin from D Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie, at Lawrie and Symington’s prime sale on Monday, to average 240.7p.
Cast cows and bulls (124) saw a British Blue cow from Buteland Farm, Balerno, lead at £1100 while a Limousin from Bushelhead made 197p. 
Averaging 166.4p, 1730 prime lambs sold to 212.8p and £95.50 for Texels from R and M Struthers, Collielaw.
Cast sheep saw Texel ewes from Collielaw sell to £137 while rams reached £114.50 from Townhead. 

Castle Douglas
Well-fleshed lambs were sharper on the week with plainer types proving harder to sell at Wallet Marts’ prime sale at Castle Douglas this week. 
The 1715 forward levelled at 169.03p with SQQs at 170.41p. They reached £100 for heavy Texel cross Zwartbles from Fagra, Dundrennan. 
Export types sold to 252.6p from Messrs Bunting, Bridgestone, Glenlochar, for a pen of Beltex.  
Cast sheep (366) reached £74 for Texels from West Barmoffity. 

On Tuesday, Dingwall and Highland Marts’ prime sale saw 16 bullocks average 202.4p per kg (-6.1p on the week) and 26 heifers at 213.6p (-1.7p). 
Heifers topped both the price per head and per kg section when a 565kg British Blue from Udale Farm, Poyntzfield, sold for 227p and a Charolais cross weighing 670kg from Bridgend Farm, Dingwall, made £1427. 
The bullock trade reached a top of 221p for a 540kg Limousin cross from Newton of Darnaway, Forres, and £1386.75 for a 645kg British Blue from Udale.
Averaging 161.7p, 289 new season lambs peaked at 179.5p for a pen of 44kg Texel crosses from Rownlea, Kirkhill.
The SQQ for  226 levelled at 163p (+8.8p). 
Feeding sheep (146) peaked at £83 for a Suffolk cross ewe from Fanblair, Kiltarlity.