Belted Galloway tops the sale

Wallets Marts Castle Douglas Limited finished off their 2015 fortnightly cattle sales on Monday 21st December when they sold 27 OTM cattle.

Topping the sale at 162p per kg or £936.36 per head was a Belted Galloway Bull consigned byGlen Farming Company, Gatehouse of Fleet.

Cast cows met a steady demand selling to£839.16 for a Luing from Arbigland and to 132p per kg for a SimmX from the same home.

Overage Galloway bullocks sold to 124p or £844.44 from Craig Farm, Balmaclellan. Overall averages levelled at 94.5p per kg or £518.08 per head.

At Ayr market on Monday, December 21, Craig Wilson Ltd had forward 1983 sheep, compromising 1545 prime lambs, 438 cast ewes & tups. Prime lambs sold to a top price of 197.6p/kg for a pen of 42kg Beltex Lambs from T Miller & son, High Gameshill, Stewarton with the overall average being 162.4p/kg (+12.2p on the week). All classes of lambs were easily cleared especially good lean export types which easily made 170p/kg plus.

Lambs (Leading Prices Per Head):

Beltex: £90 & £89 Sorn Mains £87 Back O’ Hill £86 Orchardton Texel: £85 Netheron (Semple) & Muir (Watson) £83 High Gameshill £82 Caprickhill Suffolk: £81.50 Clonbeith £79 Keyshill & Laigh Tarbeg Charolais: £81 & £80.50 Darwhilling £80.50 Sorn Mains Continental: £80 Baidlandhill & Laigh Tarbeg Rouge: £80 St Murray & Back O’ Hill £79 Carbieston Mains, High Gameshill & Laigh Castleton Halfbred: £78 South Ballaird & West Blackbyres Cheviot: £78 High Gameshill £77 Netherton (Semple) £76.20 Muir (Watson) Mule: £66 Bynehill £65.20 Clonbeith £63 Caprickhill, Lagg & Altewan Blackface: £65 Middleton (Kerr) & Cronberry £64 Dalwyne £62 Lochgoin

Lambs (Leading Prices Per Kilo):

Beltex: 197.6 & 188.1 High Gameshill 183.7 & 180.9 Sorn Mains Texel: 178.3 Caprickhill 178.1 Dykes (Hodge) 177.8 St Murray 177.1 Netherton (Semple) Suffolk: 177.1 South Ballaird 174.9 Wardlaw 174.5 Altewan Charolais: 176.9 Altewan 176.7 Routaneburn 176.3 Caprickhill Continental: 176.2 Tormitchell 176.1 Crookside 175.6 Laigh Castleton Rouge: 176.1 Whinpark 175.6 Knockgerran & Keyshill 174.3 Knockgerran 174.1 Back O’ Hill Halfbred: 173.8 Threepwood 173.7 Knockgerran Cheviot: 173.3 High Gameshill 172.7 Baidlandhill 172.6 Caprickhill Mule: 157.7 Raithhill 152.8 Caprington 152.4 High Woodston 150.1 Caprickhill 150 Lagg Blackface: 163.1

Yonderton 155.8 Raithhill 154.8 & 154.1 Middleton (Kerr)

438 Cast Ewes & Tups were forward. Overfat ewes met a similar trade whilst all classes were sharper on the week. Top price today was £134.50 for a pen of Texel Ewes from J Kennedy, Lyonstone, Maybole with the overall sale average being £55.25.

Ewes (Leading Prices Per Head):

Texel: £134.50 Lyonstone £130 Glenside (Forsyth) Texel Cross: £129 Dykes (Hodge) Beltex: £109 Lyonstone & Dykes (Hodge £91.50 Knockgerran £89 Dykes (Hodge) Continental: £85 Mansfield Mains £74.50 & £74 Kings Arms Rouge: £76 Dykes (Hodge) £75.50 Lyonstone Suffolk: £75 Lochgoin Charolais: £73 South Walton £72 Wardlaw Halfbred: £70 Carsloe £69.50 Mansfield Mains Mule: £69.50 Mansfield Mains £67.50 Drumdow £66.50 Blackbarns £65 Altewan £61.50 Muir (Watson) Blackface: £55.50 & £53.50 Dalwyne £52.50 Bynehill (Blackhurst) £51.50 Yonderton (Wardrop)

Cast tups sold to a top of £108.50 for a Texel from T Miller & Sons, High Gameshill, Stewarton.

Tups (Leading Prices Per Head):

Texel: £108.50 High Gameshill £104 Mansfield Mains £99 Dykes (Hodge) Suffolk: £94 Riggfoot Beltex: £93 Dykes (Hodge) £91 Mansfield Mains