Market prices and reports

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 29

Craig Wilson Ltd, had forward 427 store cattle at their sale in Ayr. A plainer show for quality with trade similar to last sale.

173 Beef Bullocks Averaged 228.7p/kg or £941.66

41 Black & White Bullocks Averaged 175.6p/kg or £810.36

214 Heifers Averaged 214.1pkg or £843.32

Top price of the day was £1480 for a pair of Limousin off Bridgend or 274.6p/kg for a pair of Limousins off Barkselly. Heifers peaked at £1340 for three Limousins off Ballianlay, Rothesay or 251.1p/kg for a Limousin off Glendoune. Black & White Bullocks to £1270 for a pair of Bridgend or 203.2pkg for the same.

Leading Prices (Bullocks Per Head):Limousin: £1480 Bridgend £1400 & £1170 Ballianlay £1125 Downan £1075 & £1070 Knockterra Simmental: £1260 High Garphar £1225 Stevenston Charolais: £1250 Knockenlee £1200 Helentongate £970 Dornal British Blue: £1200 Crookside £1150 East Mosside £1080 High Boreland £1060 Bridgend £1055 High Boreland £1050 East Mosside £1020 High Boreland £1000 Low Glasnick Aberdeen Angus: £1060 Barleith £1045 & £1025 Barnahill £950 Slatehole & Low Glasnick Saler: £1060 & £970 Bushglen Black & White: £1270 Bridgend £1105 Helentongate £955 Stevenston £945 Carbieston Mains £900 Nether Lethame & Gabrockhill

Leading Prices (Heifers Per Head):Limousin: £1340 Ballianlay £1180 Glendoune £1130 Maryport £1115 Downan £1070 Knockterra £1015 Ballianlay £1000 Brockloch, New Cumnock Simmental: £1280 Maryport £1270 High Garphar £1130 & £1020 Maryport Aberdeen Angus: £1260 Maryport £1055 Knockenlee £1050 Rigghead £1000 Over, Kilbarchan £970 Downan British Blue: £1105 & £1055 High Boreland £1010 Crookside £985 Mid Skeog Shorthorn: £960 Mossneuk Charolais: £960 Dornal

Leading Prices (Bullocks Per Kilo):Limousin: 274.6 Barskelly Aberdeen Angus: 264.3 Glanderston Simmental: 255.1 Mossneuk Blonde: 253.1 Sergeantlaw Charolais: 248.1 Dornal British Blue: 240.5 Low Glasnick Saler: 233.8 Bushglen

Leading Prices (Heifers Per Kilo):Limousin: 251.1 Glendoune Simmental: 233.3 Mossneuk Charolais: 232.8Drumbowie Blonde: 223.9 Mossneuk Aberdeen Angus: 225 Maryport Shorthorn: 223.3 Mossneuk British Blue: 242.4 Downan

786 Store Lambs were forward with a large attendance of buyers present all classes were dearer on the week and many more could have been sold to advantage. Top price today was £70 per head for a pen of Suffolk Lambs from Messrs Craig & Co, Rankinston, Ayr. Suffolk Lambs averaged £60.56 per head. Texel Lambs averaged £56.58 per head. Continental Lambs Averaged £61.94 per head and Mule Lambs averaged £59.37.

Leading Prices Per Head:suffolk: £70 Rankinston £66.50 Burnside £65 Smithston Texel: £67 Moyne £66 Cutstraw Continental: £64 West Lochhead £62.20 Nether Heilar Charolais: £63.20 High Garleffan £62 Dalreoch Rouge: £60.20 Dalreoch Lleyn: £62 Nether Heilar Roussin: £59.50 Dalreoch Mule: £59.80 Holehouse (Menzies) Cross: £59 Rankinston Blackface: £49 Rankinston

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 27

62 Prime Cattle Sold

23 Beef Bred Heifers sold averaged 233.7p k/g peaking at 247p k/g for a Charolais Cross from Mr I Stewart, Challochmun. Charolais: 247 Challochmun Limousin: 240 (x3) Challochmun 240 Boreland 239 & 238 Challochmun 235 & 234 Auchentibbert 232.5 & 230 Routenburn British Blue: 233.5 Craigie Mains. 9 Dairy Bred Heifers averaged 188.4p k/g peaking at 205p k/g for a Norwegin Red from Messrs Hogarth, Knockrivoch 20 Steers Sold averaged 224.3p k/g peaking at 247p k/g for a Limousin Cross from Mr I Stewart, Challochmun. Limousin: 247, 241 & 236 Challochmun 240.5, 240 & 238 Temples Angus: 229 & 228 Moorpark of Barr Charolais: 241 & 238 Temples Galloway: 214 Whithurst Park. 10 Young Bulls averaged 219.8p k/g peaking at 248.5p k/g for a Limousin Cross from Messrs Gibb, South Hourat. Top grossing Bull was a Charolais from Messrs Young, Brownsfield which sold at £1853. Limousin: 248.5 South Hourat Blonde: 236.5 Duchra Simmental: 234 Kennox Saler: 216.5 Cuil Charolais: 218 Brownsfield

18 Dairy Cattle sold with a better show on offer with all types maintaining recent high rates. Top price of the day was £1980 for a freshly calved heifer off Messrs Steel, Crookedstonemuir. The whole sale averaged £1573. Holstein Heifers: £1980 Crookedstonemuir £1900 Grange of Cree £1850 (x2) West Spittal & Boutreebush £1800 Boutreebush £1750 (x2) Tannockhill & Sorbie

109 Calves and Stirks sold, with beef bred calves still selling to recent high rates, however Black & White Bull calves would be cheaperi n the week.

Bull Calves

Limousin: £365 & £360 Graystale £325 & £320 Drumachloy £315 Graystale £290 Crookedstonemuir £285 Broadhead British Blue: £360 East St Colmac £280 Meadownay Charolais: £430 (x5) Barsalloch Simmental: £380 (x5) Merryton £440 Graystale £300 Laigh Tarbeg Angus: £310 Merryton £275 (x4) Dalvadie

Heifer Calves

British Blue: £380 Merryton £325 Laigh Tarbeg £340 East St Colmac £320 Nether Braco Simmental: £340 & £325 Laigh Tarbeg Hereford: £350 Graystale Limousin: £310 Drumachloy Angus: £300 Millands £290 Merryton

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd had 253 Cast Cows and Bulls. All classes sold well with leaner sorts dearer on the week.

4 Bulls averaged 135.8p k/g

93Beef Cows averaged 134.6p k/g

156 Dairy Cows averaged 108.9p k/g

Bulls topped at £1380 for a Friesian off Knockrivoch r 155.4p k/g for a British Blue off West Drummoddie. Beef Cows to £1370 for a Limousin off Mahaar or 191.9p kg for the same. Dairy Cows sold to £1180 for a Friesian off Knockrivoch or 180.2p k/g for a Friesian off Park O’Barnaigh. Clean Cattle topped to £1390 for an Angus Heifer off Benston or 209p k/g.

Bulls (Price per Head) Friesian: £1380 Knockrivoch Angus: £1090 Balgreggan British Blue: £1010 West Drummoddie

Cows (Price per Head) Limousin: £1370 & £1190 Mahaar £1220 Low Carseduchan Angus: £1360 & £1180 Moorpark of Barr £1250 & £1100 Balgreggan Simmental: £1180 Glenturk & Caprington British Blue: £1150 Rushaw £1030 Overton, Ayr Shorthorn: £1030 Moorpark of Barr Charolais:

£1020 Dunrod Saler: £1030 Mossend, Ayr Hereford: £940 Watson Friesian: £1180 Knockrivoch £1150 & £1100 Low Knockglass £1130 Watson £1120 Kilhenzie £1090 Park O’Barnaigh Ayrshire: £910 Burnton £880 Garthland Mains Saler Bullocks:

£1380 Benston Friesian Bullocks: £1080 Benston £1070 Laigh Langcraig £1020 Wellhouse Galloway Bullocks: £940 Whitehirst Park Angus Heifers: £1390 Benston British Blue Heifers: £1230 Barr, Sanquhar