Market prices and reports

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Tuesday, February 25

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd, had 23 Prime Cattle and Young Bulls, all classes sold slightly dearer on the week.

1 Young Bull averaged 180p/kg or £1107

13 Bullocks averaged 219.8p/kg or £1285.58

9 Heifers averaged 215.7p/kg or £1189.94

Top price of the day was 227p/kg for a Limousin Bullock off Duchra or £1329.80 for a Limousin off Challochmun, Heifers peaked at 226p/kg for a Limousin off Duchra or £1282.50, Young Bulls to 180p/kg for a Shorthorn off Auchenroy or £1107

Leading Prices (per kilo) Heifers:

Lim: 226p & 225p Duchra 224p St Murray Sim: 223p Glenturk

Leading Prices (per kilo) Bullocks:

Lim: 227p Duchra 224p & 223p Challochmun 222p & 221p Auchentibbert

Another large show of 17 Dairy Cattle whith all types slightly harder to cash on the week. Top price of the day was £2020 for two Holstein Friesian Heifers off Messrs McConnell, Hoodsyard then one off Messrs Steel, Kepculloch the whole sale averaged £1609

Leading Prices (per head):

HF Hfr: £2020 (x2) Hoodsyard & Kepculloch £1980 Bogwood £1750 Broughton Mains Ayrshire Cow: £1750 Langside (Lanark) Ayrshrie Hfr: £1580 Walton

95 Calves and Stirks with all types selling to recent high rates.

Leading Prices (per head) Calves Bulls:

AAx: £440 (x4) Holmes £325 Meikle Laught £310 Millands £300 Meikle Laught BBx: £400 Bourtreebush £370 Bogwood £260 Nether Braco BSHx: £230 Auchenroy

Leading Prices (per head) Calves Heifers:

BBx: £430 (x2) East St Colmac £230 East Braco £270 Kilhenzie Limx: £415 Meikle Laught AAx: £350 (x3) Holmes SIMx: £270 Hill Of Ochiltree £250 Kirkhill

Leading Prices (per head) Stirks Bullocks:

Limx: £900 Tannockhill £870 & £865 Gass Char: £885 Guiltreehill £800 Pinminnoch BBx: £760 Fergushill £670 Pinminnoch B & W: £720 Acholter

Leading Prices (per head) Stirks:

Charx: £810 Ashmark £700 Pinminnoch Limx: £760 Gass

163 Cast Cows and Bulls sold, with a great show of well fleshed Black & White Cows forward proved cows easier sold on the week.

3 Bulls averaged 129.6p/kg

108 Dairy Cows averaged 108.1p/kg

58 Beef Cows averaged 123.4p/kg

Bulls sold to £1320 for a Limousin off North Garphar, Beef Cows topped at £1280 for a Charolais Cross Cow off Messrs Frew, Hill of Fergushill. Dairy Cows topped at £1110 for a Heifer off Messrs Park, Bourtreebush. Clean peaked at £1360 for a Simmental Cross Heifer off Messrs McAllister, Mid Ascog or 203.9p/kg for a Limousin Cross Heifer off Allan, Holmes.

Leading Prices (per head) Cows:

Charx: £1280 Hill of Fergushill Limx: £1100 High Wexford Herex: £1020 Meikle Ittington Simx: £1140 & £1040 Low Carseduchan B&W: £1110 Bourtreebush £1090 Muir £1040 Moorpark (Sandhead) £1030 Laigh Langcraig £1010 (x2) Moorpark (Sandhead) & Perryston Ayrshire: £1000 £990 & £970 Killoch

Clean Cattle: Simx Blk: £1200 Mid Ascog Simx Hfr: £1360 & £1200 Mid Ascog B&W Blk: £1170 Mochrum £1150 Barboigh £1030 Laigh Langcraig Jerx Hfr: