Market prices and reports

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Thursday, February 6

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd, had 351 Store Cattle at their Sale in Ayr, all classes maintained recent rates.

176 Bullocks averaged 220.1p/kg or £937.35

20 Friesian Bullocks averaged 158.4p/kg or £835.50

155 Heifers averaged 211.3p/kg or £874.74

Top price of the day was £1330 for a pair of Limousin Bullocks off Mossend, Kirkmichael or 274.5p/kg for a B/Blue Bullock off Busbiehill. Heifers peaked at £1220 for a pen of Simmentals off Stevenston or 239.1p/kg for a 460kg Limousin off Blairbowie.

Leading Prices (per head) Bullocks: Lim: £1330 Mossend £1260 Blairbowie £1180 Meadownay £1150 Barleith £1130 Daljedburgh & South Ballaird (x2) £1080 Balsaggart £1075 Castlemains £1050 Ballycurrie A/A: £1260 Slatehole £1230 Creechan Park £1150 Auchenkist £1135 Meadownay £1050 Burnton £1015 Auchenkist Char: £1190 South Ballaird £1070 & £1035 Caprington £1025 Burnton Sim: £1150 Stevenston & Mid Foulton £1120 Woodside £1050 Barmoorhill £1040 Blairbowie £1010 Balsaggart B/B: £1100 (x2) South Ballaird £1090 Woodside £1080 Mid Foulton £1010 Castlemains Fries: £990 Mossend £960 Slatehole £870 Gabrockhill Blonde: £900 Overton (Coylton)

Leading Prices (per kilo) Bullocks: B/B: 274.5p Busbiehill Blonde: 257.1p Overton (Coylton) Lim: 256.5p Laight (Dalmellington) Devon: 246.8p Ascog Char: 246.4p Caprington Sim: 245.5p Kilpatrick Short: 246.8p Ascog A/A: 230P Auchenkist Fries: 167.3p Gabrockhill

Leading Prices (per head) Heifers: Sim: £1220 Stevenston £1110 Barmoorhill £1100 Mid Foulton £1060 Blairbowie £995 Lochhill Lim: £1110 Cloquhairnan & Castlemains £1100 Blairbowie £1000 Carsloe & Castlemains £970 Whatriggs £930 Barmoorhill B/B: £1080 Mid Foulton £1040 Corsehillhead £1000 Castlemains Char: £1020 Caprington £990 Cloquhairnan £980 Caprington £950 Barmoorhill £945 Potterston A/A: £1000 Auchenkist £870 Castlemains Blonde: £770 Overton (Coylton)

Leading Prices (per kilo) Heifers:

Lim: 239.1p Blairbowie Blonde: 236.9p Overton (Coylton) Sim: 234.1p Lochhill B/B: 226.5p Roughside Char: 233.7p Barmoorhill A/A: 212.8p Auchenkist

305 Store Hoggets and in lamb breeding sheep & store hoggets met the dearest trade of the season selling to a top price of £73.50 for a pen of Suffolk Cross Hoggets from Messrs A & a Drummond, Nether Heilar, Sorn. In lamb sheep met a hesitant trade with the top price being £120 for a pen of Cheviot Gimmers (Scanned twins) from Messrs McKay, Broughton Mains, Sorbie

Leading Prices (per head) Store Hoggets:

Sfk: £73.50 Nether Heilar Sfk Cross: £72 Cutstraw Texel: £65.50 Nether Heilar Cont: £62 Cutstraw Contx: £62.50 Knockormal Chev Cross: £60 Shennanton Bf: £44 Shennanton

Leading Prices (per head) Ewe Hoggets & In Lamb Ewes:

Chev Ewe Hgts: £82 Broughton Mains Mule Ewe Hgts: £82 Broughton Mains Rous Ewe Hgts: £80 Broughton Mains Chev Gmrs (Scanned Twins): £120 Broughton Mains Sfk Gimrs (Scanned Twins): £108 Broughton Mains Tex Gmrs (Scanned Singles):£106 Dinmurchie Tex Ewes (1 Crop scanned single): £106 Dunmurchie Chev Ewes (3 Crop scanned Twins): £96 Dinmurchie Chev Ewes (4 Crop scanned twins): £94 Dinmurchie Sfk Ewes (1 Crop scanned Twins): £96 Broughton Mains Bf Ewes (4 Crop scanned Twins): £52 Broughton Mains

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Wednesday, February 5

712 Prime & Cast Sheep Sold.

561 Prime Hoggets short of requirements sold dearer. Quality lean, handy weight sheep very much in demand with the 276 SQQ Hoggets averaging 189.1p/kg. Overall average 182p/kg. 3 separate lots of heavyweight Texels sold at £89 Per Head shown by Mid Threave, Carslae & Duchra. 40kg Charolais Hoggets from S MacTier Boghouse sold at 207.5p/kg. All classes of cast sheep, even over fat types were easier to cash. Texel Ewes peaked at £100 from North Kildarroch. Tups sold to £90 from Daldowie. Cross Ewes peaked at £71.50 from Corhulloch and Blackface Ewes peaked at £53.50 from Barlaughlan.

Hoggs (Leading Prices Per Head):

Texel: £89 High Threave, Carslae & Duchra £87 High Boreland & Daldowie £86 Boreland & Drumflower Suffolk: £87 High Boreland Cheviot: £85.50 & £85 (x2) Landberrick Charolais: £85 Carslae Blackface: £80 Barnvannoch Lleyn: £81 Barwhanny Beltex: £79 Corhulloch

Hoggs (Leading Prices Per Kilo):

Texel: 202.3 Daldowie 201.3 Carslae 201.2 Drumflower 200 Boghouse Suffolk: 200 Auchengallie Cheviot: 202.4 & 193.2 Landberrick Charolais: 207.5 Boghouse 200 Auchengallie 197.7 Boghouse 193.2 Carslae Blackface: 190.9 Barnvannoch Beltex: 192.7 Corhulloch

Cast Ewes (Leading Prices):

Texel: £100 North Kildarroch Texel Cross: £88 Corhulloch Beltex: £83 Mains of Machemore BFL: £75 Corhulloch Cross: £71.50