Market prices and reports

AYR

TUESDAY, JANUARY 28

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd, had 43 Prime Cattle and Young Bulls with all types being harder to cash on the week.

22 Heifers averaged 209.4p/kg or £1126.86

16 Bullocks averaged 201.17p/kg or £1181.70

5 Young Bulls averaged 187.0p/kg or £1243.58

Top price of the day was 233p/kg for a very tidy Limousin Cross Heifer off Messrs Wallace, Glentriploch or £1349.30 for a young Limousin Bull off Messrs McMillan, Cranslagvourity

Leading Prices (per kilo) Heifers:

Limx: 233p & 229p Glentriploch 228p Knockgerran 223p Glentriploch 20p Netherton 219p St Murray Char: 206p 204p & 203p Knockshinnoch

Leading Prices (per kilo) Bullocks:

Limx: 220p & 211p Challochmun 208p (x2) Auchentibbert Bax: 210p Auchentibbert Char: 194p Auchentibbert Smx: 185p Botherickfield Aax: 182p St Murray

Leading Prices (per kilo) Young Bulls:

Limx: 206p Cranslagvourity 194p & 191p Challochmun

Another large show of 26 Dairy Cattle with all types selling very well with the top being £2300 for a correct well balanced Holstein Friesian Heifer off Messrs J Brewster, Boclair, the whole sale average £1616

Leading Prices (per head):

HF Hfrs: £2300 Boclair £2200 Drumtall £2050 Strandhead £1920 (x2) Nether Branchal & Strandhead £1900 West Spittal HF Cows: £2200 South Lanridge £1820 East Carngillan £1750 Crookedstonemuir Ayr Cow: £1900 Langside (Lanark)

76 calves and stirks with all types maintaining recent high rates.

Leading Prices (per head) Calves Bulls:

AAx: £405 Bowfield £380 Meikle Laught £350 Cronan £345 Bowfield £300 Nether Affleck SMx: £385 Cronan £295 Greenside £345 Cronan LMx: £380 (x4) Drumachloy £370 Nether Affleck £365 Knockshiffnock £345 Langdale BBx: £300 Meikle Kilchattan

Leading Prices (per head) Calves Heifers:

Bbx: £370 & £365 Meikle Kilchattan £295 & £245 Langdale Lmx: £345 Knockshiffnock £340 Drumachloy £265 Knockshiffnock Aax: £330 Nether Affleck £310 Meikle Kilchattan £255 Meikle Laught

197 Cast Cows & Bulls sold, all cows were easily sold.

9 Bulls averaged 123.6p/kg

71 Beef Cows averaged 107.4p/kg

105 Dairy Cows averaged 96.8p/kg

12 Clean Cattle averaged 163.8p/kg

Bulls topped at £1300 for a Limousin Bull off Kilhenzie or 147.7p/kg, Beef cows overall a poorer show sold to £1300 for a Charolais off Caprickhill or 157.6p/kg, Dairy Cows top of £960 for a Montbeliarde off Dalmoak or 140.3p/kg for a Friesian off Dechmont, Clean cattle sold to £1320 for a Limousin Bullock off Langslie or 205.6p/kg

Leading Prices (per head) Bulls:

Lim: £1300 Kilhenzie Sim: £1280 High Garphar Fries: £1070 Tannockhill Hfd: £990 Dyke Ayrs: £780 Kirminnoch

Leading Prices (per head) Cows:

Char: £1300 Caprickhill £1020 Drumbreddan £1000 Caprickhill Lim: £1060 Meoul £970 Daljedburgh & Drumbreddan Sim: £910 Langslie £890 Gass (k/c) B/B: £960 Drumbreddan A/A £940 Sevenacres Mains £880 High Street Mont: £960 Dalmoak Ayrs: £910 Pocknave £700 Kirminnoch Fries: £900 Buistonhead £880 Goosehill £870 Dechmont £850 Straid & Meadownay Lim Blks: £1320 & £1110 Langslie Fries Blks: £1020 Glenside B/B Hfr: £1080 Forerogerton

MONDAY, JANUARY 27

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd, had forward 1398 sheep comprising 992 Prime Hoggets 406 Cast Ewes & Tups.

A smaller show of hoggets were forward due to the horrendous weather over the weekend, but with numbers short of buyers requirements all classes were dearer on the week selling to a top price 218.6p/kg for a pen of 43kg Beltex Hoggets from Mrs W Sloan, Daljedburgh, Barr with the overall average being 191.1p/kg (+ 7.8p on the week)

Leading Prices (per head) Hoggets:

Beltex: £95.50 Downan Texel: £95 Aitkenhead & Downan Beltex Cross: £95 Daljedburgh £94 Downan Texel Cross: £94 Daljedburgh £92 High Kilbride Continental: £91.50 Downan £90 High Kilbride Continental Cross: £90 Yonderton Suffolk: £90 Knevocklaw £90 Downan Suffolk Cross: £90 Drumsuie Halfbred: £90 Mayfield £89.50 Downan Cheviot: £89 High Kilbride & Knevocklaw Charollais: £89 Mayfield £88.50 Daljedburgh Halfbred Cross: £88.50 Colvinston Mule: £82 Downan Cross: £81.50 Downan Blackface: £75 Aitkenhead

Leading Prices (per kilo) Hoggets:

Beltex: 218.6p Daljedburgh Texel: 211.1p Daljedburgh 211.1p Downan Beltex Cross: 210.7p Colvinston 210.0p Downan Texel Cross: 210.0p Wee Carleton 209.5p Daljedburgh Continental: 207.6p Downan 207.3p Waterside Continental Cross: 207.1p Yonderton Suffolk: 206.8p Dykes 206.1p Langalbuinach Suffolk Cross: 205.6p Bougang Halfbred: 204.8p Downan 204.7p Downan Cheviot: 204.7p Daljedburgh 204.4p Perryston Charollais: 203.4p Downan Halfbred Cross: 202.6p Colvinston Halfbred Cross: 202.3p Knevocklaw Cross: 194.1p Downan 192.5p Downan Blackface: 183.3p Aitkenhead

406 Cast Ewes & Tups were forward, all classes were sharper on the week by £3 to £4 per head. Top price today was £106.50 for a pen of Texel Ewes from S Heads, Aitkenhead, Fenwick

Leading Prices (per head) Ewes:

Texel: £106.50 & £96.50 Aitkenhead Texel Cross: £93 Mayfield Beltex: £92.50 Meadowhead £88.50 Waterside Continental: £80 Knockeen Suffolk: £79 Moorfield £77.50 Waterside Continental Cross: £77 Mayfield £74.50 Dykes Beltex Cross: £72 Balcaimie Halfbred: £68.50 Moorfield £68 Muir Suffolk Cross: £67 Bougang £66 Downan Charollais: £66 Balcaimie £64 Muir Mule: £57 Thirdpart £53 Balcaimie Cross: £52 Muir & Thirdpart Blackface: £53.50 Faulds (Wilson) £50 Knockeen £48.50 Lochgoin