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TUESDAY 7th JANUARY

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd, had 36 Prime Cattle, all classes continued to sell at recent high rates.

10 Bullocks averaged 224.56p/kg or £1354.11

19 Heifers averaged 222.4p/kg or £1223.25

3 Young Bulls averaged 221.16p/kg or £1282.75

4 Friesian Bullocks averaged 188.14p/kg or £1234.68

Top price of the day was 251p/kg for a smart Limousn Heifer off Challochmun or £1342.85, Bullocks peaked at 235p/kg for a Limousin off Challochmun or £1714.65 for a Limousin off Mossend, Kirkmichael, Friesian Bullocks to 218p/kg off Mossend, Kirkmichael or £1580.50, Young Bulls sold to 239p/kg for a Limousin off Glenturk or £1320.90

Leading Prices (per kilo) Young Bulls:

Lim: 239p & 238p Glenturk

Leading Prices (per kilo) Bullocks:

Lim: 235p & 230p Challochmun 226p Mossend Char: 231p Balnowlart 228p South Ballaird Fries: 218p & 178p Mossend B/B: 204P South Ballaird

Leading Prices (per kilo) Heifers:

Lim: 251p & 244p Challochmun 242p (x2) Knockgerran Char: 231p & 227p Balnowlart B/B: 230p Langside A/A: 217p Maxwelston Fries: 178p Langside

A large show of 25 Dairy Cattle at our first sale of the New Year, topping the sale was very correct and milky Holstein Friesian Heifer off Messrs J Kennedy & Son, Perryston which fetched £2200 the whole sale averaged £1545

Leading Prices (per head):

HF Hfrs: £2200 Perryston £1980 (x2) Tarshaw & Dechmont £1850 Bogwood £1820 Little Ittington HF Cows: £1750 Crookedstonemuir Ayr Hfr: £1720 Swaites

90 calves and stirks sold with all types selling well.

Leading Prices (per head) Calves Bulls:

Lim: £460 Graystale £350 Keyshill £340 Meikle Laught £335 Hayston £325 Keyshill £320 Hayston BBx: £440 (x2) Meikle Laught & East St Colmac £355 Tarshaw £325 Bourtreebush £310 Tarshaw Simx: £390 Keyshill AAx: £300 Meikle Laught

Leading Prices (per head) Calves Heifers:

BBx: £380 Meikle Laught £310 (x2) East St Colmac £270 Borutreebush £260 Cronan Limx: £350 & £300 (x2) Hayston & Graystale Simx: £350 £300 Aird AAx: £250 Meikle Laught

Leading Prices (per head) Stirks Blks: BBx: £800 Langside Simx: £790 Carsloe Limx: £730 Smithston £580 Carsloe £570 Glenauchie

Leading Prices (per head) Stirks Hfrs: BAx: £710 Smithston Limx: £580 Smithston Hex: £520 Ardgate

34 Breeding Cattle forward, all classes sold slightly easier on the previous sale.

1 Lim Bull 1600gns

15 Heifers & Calves £1614

4 Cows & Calves £1322

7 Bulling Heifers averaged £933

7 In Calf Cows averaged £1050

Lim Bull 1600gns Brownhill

Leading Prices (per head) Heifers & Calves:

Lim & Hfr: £1920 £1900 & £1800 South Biggart Lim & Bull: £1680 South Biggart £1550 Knockshiffnock Sim & Bull: £1700 Bencloich Sim & Hfr: £1350 Bencloich

Leading Prices (per head) Cows & Calves:

Lim & Bull: £1350 Busbiehill Sim & Bull: £1250 Busbiehill £1180 Glengennet

Leading Prices (per head) In Calf Cows:

Lim: £1100 Graystale Sal: £1100 Graystale AA: £1100 Graystale Hfd: £960 High Mains

Leading Prices (per head) Bulling Heifers:

Sim: £1090 Low Ballees Lim: £1000 Busbiehill AA: £800 Low Ballees

179 Cast Cows & Bulls forward, all classes sold dearer.

6 Bulls averaged 118.07p/kg

47 Beef Cows averaged 124.0p/kg

126 Dairy Cows averaged 97.1p/kg

Bulls sold to £1420 for an AA off Holmes or 148.2p/kg for a Limousin off Maxwelston, Beef Cows to £1220 for a Simmental off Craigmine or 165.3p/kg for a Simmental off Glenturk, Dairy Cows top of £1060 for a Friesian off Dalmoak or 144.4p/kg for a Montbeliarde Cross off Bowhouse, Limousin Heifers to £1250 (192.3p/kg) off Chalmerston.

Leading Prices (per head) Bulls:

AA: £1420 Holmes Fries: £1320 South Biggart Lim: £1260 Maxwelston £1240 Enoch

Leading Prices (per head) Cows:

Sim: £1220 & £1210 Craigmine £1100 Glenturk Lim: £1090 Pinvalley £1070 Chalmerston Hfd: £1040 Craigmine AA: £880 Burnton Fries: £1060 Dalmoak £980 Balnab & Barneil £950 Craigmine £930 High Threemark Ayrs: £910 Knowe £830 Garthland Mains Lim Hfrs: £1250 Chalmerston AA Hfr: £1000 Barnford Fries Hfr: £970 Perryston

Thursday 9th January

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd, had 419 Store Cattle at their Sale in Ayr, all classes sold well.

260 Bullocks averaged 227.9p/kg or £948.19

159 Heifers averaged 211.4p/kg or £903.55

Top price of the day was £1320 for a Limousin Bullock off South Walton or 271.1p/kg for a pair of Limousin Bullocks off Laight, Dalmellington, Heifers peaked at £1300 for a Limousin off Drumacloy or 262.6p/kg

Leading Prices (per head) Bullocks:

Lim: £1320 South Walton £1300 £1280 Knockterra £1260 Knockrevoch £1240 Trees £1170 Cloquhairnan £1165 Knockshiffnock £1160 Knockterra & Fore Rogerton £1120 Auchenkist & Drumacloy £1115 & £1110 Knockshiffnock £1095 Carsloe £1090 Knockterra & Trees Sim: £1310 Blairbowie £1170 Bogany £1100 Bogany A/A: £1290 Knockrevoch £1160 Auchenkist £1070 £1030 Coilsholm £1015 Barnahill B/B: £1200 Knockrevoch £1075 Bogany £1040 Knockshiffnock Char: £1185 Carsloe £1080 £1040 Cloquhairnan £1020 North Auchenbrain £1015 Kings Arms Short: £1115 Drumdow Hfd: £1080 Auchenkist Friesian: £855 Overton (Kilbarchan)

Leading Prices (per kilo) Bullocks:

Lim: 271.1p Laight Char: 265p Dykes Sim: 236p Blairbowie AA: 224.7p Barnahill

Leading Prices (per head) Heifers:

Lim: £1300 Drumacloy £1230 Knockterra £1180 Forerogerton £1170 Knockterra £1120 Knockshiffnock £1090 South Walton & Blairbowie £1050 Knockshiffnock AA: £1170 Oaklea £970 Barnahill & Knockrevoch £930 Garrockhill Char: £1150 & £1130 South Walton £1075 Cloquhairnan £1060 Balsaggart Sim: £1130 South Walton £1070 Bogany £1040 Blairbowie B/B: £1120 Balsaggart £990 Knockrevoch Blonde: £910 Mossend (Ayr)

Leading Prices (per kilo) Heifers:

Lim: 262.6p Drumacloy Sim: 228p Kipatrick Char: 239.7p Lawhill AA: 210.8P Oaklea B/B: 220p Knockrevoch Blonde: 211.9p Mossend

255 Store Sheep sold

Store Lambs still readily sold peaking at £66.50 for a pen of Texels from A Brown, Balligmorrie and to £66 from A Lambie, Knockdaw, Blackface sold to £50 from A Kay, Gass

Leading Prices:

Texel: £66.50 Balligmorrie £66 £60 Knockdaw £61 Pinmore Mains Char: £60 High Woodston & Knockdaw Lleyn: £64 £61 Plann Cross: £54 Rankinston Blackface: £50 £46 Gass d