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Tuesday, October 15

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd, had 53 Prime Cattle and Young Bulls, all classes sold dearer on the week

8 Young Bulls averaged 234.15p/kg or £1261.51

9 Bullocks averaged 216.53p/kg or £1233.05

36 Heifers averaged 237.4p/kg or £1307.02

Top price of the day was 261p/kg for a smart Limousin Cross Heifer off Auchentibert or £1630.95 for a Limousin Heifer off Challochmun, Bullocks peaked at 244p/kg for a Limousin off Challochmun or £1415.70 for another off the same home. Young Bulls top of 255p/kg for a Limousin off Claycrop or £1355.20 for a Limousin off East Polquhirter

Leading Prices (per kilo) Heifers:

Lim: 261p 260p & 259p Auchentibbert 258p Routdaneburn 255p 252p & 250p Auchentibbert 249p Challochmun Char: 252p Kings Arms 248p & 245p Genoch Mains Sim: 241p Genoch Mains A/A: 226P (x2) Claycrop

Leading Prices (per kilo) Bullocks:

Lim: 244p & 242p Challochmun Devon: 228p Bagbie Blonde: 226p Little Busbie Hfd: 211p Cairn

Leading Prices (per kilo) Bulls:

Lim: 255p & 243p Claycrop 232p East Polquhirter Blonde: 239p Giffordland

A smaller show of 12 Dairy Cattle forward with good correct Heifers being dearer, top price of the day was £2100 for a very tidy second calver Ayrshire Cow off Messrs A Gray & Son, Langside (Lanarkshire) the whole sale averaged £1693

Leading Prices (per head):

Ayrshire Cows: £2100 Langside Ayrshire Heifers: £1950 Langside

HF Heifers: £1850 Shacklehill £1750 Crumhaugh HF Cows: £1850 South Landridge £1500 Isle

96 Calves and Stirks sold with all types being dearer on the week with many more could have been sold to advantage.

Leading Prices (per head) Bulls:

Limx: £430 Towncroft £355 Cronan £335 Fowler BBx: £430 & £410 Meikle Laught £400 Craigie Mains £390 & £370 Cronan £350 Kirkhill Charx: £390 Kilhenzie BSH: £385 Auchenroy

Leading Prices (per head) Hfrs:

BBx: £380 Cronan Limx: £370 Towncroft £290 Fowler Simx: £320 Cronan

Leading Prices (per head) Stirks:

Limx: £1150 Castlemains £700 Perryston Char: £800 Longhouse £730 High Cairn Hex: £625 Belston

238 Cast Cows & Bulls sold, all classes maintained recent rates.

12 Bulls averaged 121.67p/kg

114 Beef Cows averaged 122.9p/kg

112 Dairy Cows averaged 95.4pkg

Bulls topped at £1450 for a Charolais off Drumblair or 147.2p/kg for the same.

Beef Cows sold to £1500 for a Limousin off Holehosue (Och) or 195.7p/kg for a Charolais off Over Glaisnock, Dairy Cows top of £1200 for a Friesian off Kirkhill or 142.3p/kg for a Friesian off Benston, Clean Cattle to £1300 for a Friesian Heifer off Wheatrigg or 215.9p/kg for an A/A Bullock off Benston

Leading Prices (per head) Bulls:

Char: £1450 Drumblair Sal: £1360 Creechan Park Sim: £1310 Mid Ascog Lim: £1280 Claycrop Fries: £1220 Meadowpark

Leading Prices (per head) Cows:

Lim: £1500 Holehouse (Och) £1260 High Boreland £1250 Garheugh P/W Char: £1380 Over Glaisnock Sim: £1270 & £1220 Genoch Mains £1230 Blairbowie £1190 Westown Hfd: £1090 Briggland A/A: £1070 Ladeside & Ballaird £1020 Broomberry £1000 Clachaig Fries: £1200 Kirkhill £1130 South Barr £1060 Langside & High Weirston Ayrs: £820 Brocklehill Fries Hfr: £1300 Wheatrig Sim Hfr: £1150 Mid Ascog Lim Hfr: £1120 & £1080 (x2) Flemminghill Hfd Blk: £1270 Benston A/A Blk: £1220 Benston B/B Blk: £1170 & £1090 Benston

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Thursday, October 17

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd, had 941 Store Cattle at their sale in Ayr, a mixed show for quality with trade similar.

549 Bullocks averaged 218.6p/kg or £937.12

108 Friesian Bullocks 158.6p/kg or £731.90

284 Heifers averaged 213.8p/kg or £885.14

Top price of the day was £1560 for a Limousin Bullock off Netherton Dalrymple or 264.6p/kg for a B/Blue off Maxwelston. Heifers peaked at £1340 for a limousin off Beoch, Maybole or 255.2p/kg for the same. Friesian Bullocks to £1020 off Flemmyland or 177.4p/kg for the same.

Leading Prices (per head) Bullocks:

Lim: £1560 Netherton £1470 Muirlaught £1380 Netherton £1370 Laigh Tarbeg £1355 Netherton £1350 Middleton (N/Mearns) £1320 Beoch (Maybole) £1310 & £1290 Netherton £1245 Beoch (Maybole) £1240 Maxwelston £1210 South Corton £1190 Maxwelston B/Blue: £1380 Muirlaught £1270 Maxwelston £1100 Laigh Tarbeg Charolais: £1340 South Ballaird £1320 £1310 £1290 £1220 £1200 £1190 & £1180 Caprington £1130 North Auchenbrain Sim: £1260 Roan £1190 Maryport £1170 Muirlaught £1150 Bellvue £1140 Hillcrest £1130 Roan £1110 Maryport & Roan A/Angus: £1340 Flemmyland £1180 North Auchenbrain £1170 Muirlaught £1160 Maryport & Bellvue £1100 Balsaggart Hfd: £1150 South Ballaird Shorthorn: £1010 Knockendale Montbeliarde: £1020 Flemmyland Friesian: £1020 Flemmyland £890 Coilsholm £880 Turnerhill £860 Nethershield £850 Busbie £825 Stevenston

Leading Prices (per Kilo) Bullocks:

B/Blue: 264.6p Maxwelston Lim: 264.4p Beoch (Maybole) Char: 255.7p Castlemains Sim: 242.6p Figgitoch A/Angus: 242.5p Figgitoch Blonde: 237p Mossend (Ayr) Saler: 224.7p Collenan

Leading Prices (per head) Heifers:

Lim: £1340 Beoch (Maybole) £1290 Pinvalley & Middleton £1165 Beoch £1090 Middleton £1080 Pinvalley & Newfield £1070 Roan £1030 Middleton £1020 Langholm & Low Wexford B/Blue: £1260 East Mosside £1080 Knockterra £1050 Laigh Tarbeg £1040 & £1020 Fore Rogerton A/Angus: £1175 Langholm £1040 Knockendale £1005 North Auchenbrain £1000 Kildonnan & Crosbie Mains Sim: £1140 & £1090 Roan £1040 Bellvue & High Auchneel £1030 Roan £1020 & £1010 High Garphar £1000 Maryport Charolais: £1085 Downan £1060 Laigh Corton Shorthorn: £1020 Knockendale

Leading Prices (per kilo) Heifers:

Lim: 255.2p Beoch (Maybole) Char: 234.4p Dummullan B/Blue: 233.9p Whatriggs Sim: 232.6p Roan A/Angus: 223.4p Kildonnan

2023 Breeding Sheep and Store Lambs sold, in the breeding section top price was £140 for a pen of Lleyn Gimmers from Messrs Montgomerie, Lessnessock. Tups sold to a top price of £240 for a Blueface Leicester Shearling from Messrs Hunter, Mochrum, a good show of Store Lambs sold to a full ringside of buyers with the top price being £74.50 for a pen of Texel Lambs from RA Stevenson, Parkhill with the overall average being £53.94 for 1669 sold.

Leading Prices (per head) Rams:

Blueface Leicester Shgs: £240 Mochrum Suffolk Shgs: £190 Sunnyside Charollais Ram Lambs: £110 Kilpatrick

Leading Prices (per head) Breeding Sheep:

Lleyn Gmrs: £140 Lesnessock Texel Gmrs: £114 Crookside Texel Ewes (1 Crop): £96 Crookside Texel Ewes (3 & 4 Crop): £83 Crookside Charollais Gmrs: £92 Sunnyside Blackface Gmrs: £90 Brisbane Glen Blackfce Ewes (5 Crop): £68 Brisbane Glen £61 Brisbane Glen Blackface Ewes (5 Crop): £55 Netherwood Suffolk Ewe Lambs: £80 Gowanlea Mule Ewe Lambs: £88 Fechan £78 Fechan £70 Blackbarns Lleyn Ewe Lambs: £68 Lessnessock Charollais Ewe Lambs: £65 Sunnyside

Leading Prices (per head) Store Lambs:

Tex: £74.50 Parkhill Suffolk: £73 Plantingside £72.50 Eskchreggan Tex Cross: £69.50 Knockdaw £69 High Cairn Suffolk Cross: £68 North Balloch Cont: £67 Laggan O Dee Cont Cross