Market prices and reports

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Tuesday, November 5

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd, had 30 Prime Cattle and Young Bulls, trade firm on the week.

9 Young Bulls averaged 216.4p/kg; 4 Bullocks averaged 236.7p/kg; 17 Heifers averaged 237.6p/kg

Top price of the day was 248p/kg for a Limousin Heifer off Duchra or £1464.00, Bullocks topped at 235p/kg for a Limousin off Challochmun or £1836.45 for a Galloway off Barquhill. Bulls to 244p/kg for a Limousin off Claycrop or £1639.00 for a Limousin off Duchra.

Leading Prices (per kilo) Bullocks: Lim: 235p & 230p Challochmun Gal: 231p Barquhill A/Angus: 202p Hallhill

Leading Prices (per kilo) Bulls:2

Lim: 244p & 240p (x2) Claycrop 234p Duchra Fr: 180p Craigie Mains

Leading Prices (per kilo) Heifers:

Lim: 248p Duchra 247p Challochmun 241p Auchentibbert Char: 244p Balnowlart B/Blue: 227p Airtnoch

A much smaller show of only 8 Dairy Cattle, many more Dairy Cattle could be sold with numbers well short of buyers requirements. Top price of the day was £2300 for a very balanced and milky HF Heifer off Messrs Kennedy, East Carngillan. The whole sale averaged £1765

Leading Prices (per head): HF Hfr: £2300 East Carngillan £2200 Perryston £2120 Shacklehill Mont In Calf: £1450 Isle of Whithorn

86 Calves sold with all types being dearer on the week

Leading Prices (per head) Calves Bulls: Luing: £540 Bardrochwood Charx: £430 Inchmartin £375 Glenmanna BBx: £380 Meikle Laught & Drumsmodden £345 Craigie Mains Limx: £375 High Barness £320 (x2) Crookedstonemuir Simx: £370 Bourtreebush £360 Catcraig £280 Over Enoch Galloway: £350 West Park AAx: £295 East St Colmac £275 Badenheath

Leading Prices (per head) Calves Heifers: Limx: £510 & £500 Garheugh £320 Meikle Laught £295 West Park AAx: £440 Garheugh £370 Graystale Bsh: £400 Bardrochwood Charx: £355 Over Enoch £315 Balmurrie BBx: £340 Kirkhill £320 Craigie Mains £300 East St Colmac Simx: £290 Ardgate

A larger show of 84 Stirks forward with all types maintaining recent high rates.

Leading Prices (per head) Stirks Blks: Limx: £970 Brownhill £940 Markhill Farms £890 Garrrochtrie £820 Meikle Ittington £810 Markhill Farms AAx: £830 Kerrcroy Farmers Bsh: £715 Bardrochwood Hex: £705 High Weirston Simx: £685 Mid Gleniron B&W: £535 Low Weirston

Leading Prices (per head) Stirks Hfrs: Charx: £910 Hallowshean Limx: £705 & £695 Markhill Farms £690 Meikle Ittington Hex: £680 High Weirston AAx: £525 Glenwhilly

171 Breeding Cattle at their monthly Sale in Ayr, Bulls proved harder to cash with all classes of cows and heifers easily sold, bulling heifers sold dearer again.

11 Bulls averaged 1680gns; 48 Heifers & Calves averaged £1798.65; 75 Cows averaged £1345.80; 37 Bulling Heifers averaged £1075.00

Leading Prices (per head) Bulls:

Lim: 2100gns Mains of Machermore Char: 1920gns Dykes 1650gns East Moorhouse AA: 1500gns Borland B/B: 1280gns Bridgend Shorthorn: 1300gns Bardrochwood Hfd: 850gns Ballochneil Cott,

Leading Prices (per head) Heifers & Calves: Lim & Bull: £2500 & £2200 High Barness £2420 (x2) Kilmaurs Mains £2200 South Balfern AA & Bull: £2200 Drumdow £2120 South Balfern BB & Bull: £2120 Townhead of Lambroughton £2000 North Boig Lim & Hfr: £2350 Langshaw £2300 High Barness £2180 South Balfern AA & Hfr: £2200 Drumdow BB & Hfr: £1750 Townhead Of Lambroughton

Leading Prices (per head) In Calf Heifers: B/B: £1480 & £1420 Mains of Machermore A/A: £1200 Graystale

Leading Prices (per head) In Calf Cows: Lim: £1700 & £1300 Brownhill

Leading Prices (per head) Cows & Calves: Lim & Bull: £1950 & £1900 Craig Cott, £1850 & £1750 Brownhill AA & Bull: £1700 £1550 Glengennet Sim & Bull: £1820 Brownhill £1720 Netherhall Char & Bull: £1750 Brownhill Short & Bull: £1500 Craig Cott, Lim & Hfr: £1800 Brownhill £1400 Graystale £1350 Common Char & Hfr: £1750 Brownhill Sim & Hfr: £1550 Netherhall £1500 Glengennet.

Leading Prices (per head) Bulling Heifers: Lim: £1340 & £1320 Drummore £1320 Gateside £1280 Mossend Sal: £1320 Drummore Hfd: £1000 Ballochneil AA: £820 Windyhall

315 Cast Cows sold, another large show of leaner working cows sold at recent rates, good well fed cows were very scarce. Cast Cows peaked at £1200 for an Aberdeen Angus from Messrs Brown, Laigh Drumdow, Clean Cattle peaked at £1360 for a Shorthorn steer from Messrs McAllister, Mid Ascog and to 208.1p/kg for a Limousin from C Oxley, Druchtag, Heifers sold to £1190 for a Simmental Cross from Mid Ascog and to 194.7p/kg for a Limousin from J Howie, Auchentibbert, Beef Cows sold to £1160 for an Aberdeen Angus from Messrs Cannon, Little Torhouse 187.1p/kg, Dairy cattle sold to £1020 from Messrs Smith, Carbieston Mains.

125 Dairy Cows averaged 90.8p/kg; 160 Beef Cows averaged 109.6p/kg; 8 Bulls averaged 107.8p/kg; 22 Clean Cattle averaged 164.8p/kg

Leading Prices (per head) Bulls: A/Angus: £1200 Laigh Drumdow Luing: £1190 Glenapp B & W: £960 Gateside

Leading Prices (per head) Clean Cattle Steers: Shorthorn: £1360 Mid Ascog Lim: £1330 £1290 Druchtag Sim: £1300 Mid Ascog

208.1p/kg 207.8p/kg Druchtag 204.5p/kg 203.1p/kg Mid Ascog

Leading Prices (per head) Heifers: Sim: £1190 Mid Ascog Lim: £1100 Auchentibbert

194.7p/kg Auchentibbert 191.9p/kg Mid Ascog;

Leading Prices (per head) Cows:

A/Angus: £1160 Little Torhouse Lim Cross: £1000 Balluskie BBx: £1080 Auchentiber (Dunlop) £1020 Longhouse (Cumnock) Hereford: £1000 Clachaig Shorthorn: £950 Garpin Saler: £930 Whitehill B&W: £1020 Carbieston Mains £940 Shacklehill Ayrshire: £790 Brocklehill Galloway: £840 Barquhill

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Thursday, November 7

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd., had 482 Store Cattle at their sale in Ayr, a large percentage of Dairy bred, quality sorts sold dearer with weathered Bullocks, forward sorts proving harder to cash.

231 Bullocks averaged 221.7p/kg or £859.08; 73 Friesian Bullocks averaged 151.3p/kg or £620.09; 178 Heifers averaged 215.8p/kg or £860.62

Top price of the day was £1340 for a Limousin Heifer off Gass, Stration or 255.2p/kg for the same. Bullocks peaked at £1330 for a Limousin Bullock off East Mayish or 305p/kg for a pen of Charolais Bullocks off Ceither Goaithe.

Leading Prices (per head) Bullocks: Lim: £1330 East Mayish £1255 Gass £1170 East Mayish £1125 Farden & East Borland £1110 & £1100 Farden £1095 Crookedstonemuir £1090 South Corton £1060 Baltersan & Farden £1040 Bellvue Sim: £1275 Thornwood £1140 South Ballaird £1120 Bellvue £1110 Crookedstonemuir £1080 Thornwood £1015 Skeldon Char: £1260 North Auchenbrain £1240 Bowfield £1200 South Ballaird £1130 Cloquhairnan £1120 Routenburn £1110 Skeldon £1100 Bowfield £1010 Balsaggart B/B: £1195 Muirlaught £1180 Cloquhairnan £930 Baltersan Short: £1175 Bellvue A/A: £1120 Bellvue £1110 Laigh Drumdow £1075 Benston Hfd: £1090 Laigland £1020 Benston Blonde: £1000 Mossend (Ayr) Mont: £950 Crookedstonemuir Highland: £930 Crosbie Mains Sal: £920 East Mayish Fr: £1130 Benston £810 Carbieston Mains £760 Townhead of Lambroughton £740 Coilsholm