Market prices and reports

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Thursday, March 6

Craig Wilson Ltd, Livestock Auction Market, Whitefordhill, Ayr had forward 507 store hoggets and in lamb ewes. In lamb ewes sold to a top price of £132 for a pen of Mule suckled gimmers (scanned twins) from M/s David, Walker, Pinminnoch, Girvan. Store hoggets sold to a top price of £79.50 for a pen of Texels from M/s F Wilson & Son, Guiltreehill, Maybole.

Leadi...ng Prices (In Lamb Ewes):

Mule Suckled Gimmers: £132 Pinminnoch Mule Ewes (1 Crop): £123 Pinminnoch £118 Guiltreehill Mule Ewes (2 Crop): £116 Pinminnoch Mule Ewes (3 Crop): £114 Pinminnoch Texel Gimmers: £120 & £114 Pinminnoch

Leading Prices (Store Hoggets):

Texel: £79.50 & £67.50 Guiltreehill Continental: £64 Airyhemming Suffolk: £60 Langton Mule: £51 Perryston Blackface: £60 Guiltreehill Cross: £48 Langton

There was also 673 store cattle sold. Trade was firm with a large ringside of buyers in attendance.

328 Beef Bullocks Averaged 240.64p/kg or £1003.39

49 B& W Bullocks Averaged 160.65pkg or £736.31

296 Heifers Averaged 222.1p/kg or £861.39

Top price of the day was £1400 for a Charolais Bullock of Balnowlart or 290.9p/kg for a pen of Charolais of Glenree. Heifers topped at £1300 for a pen of Simmentals off Stevenston or 259.3p/kg for a pen of Charolais off Glenree.

Bullocks (Leading Prices Per Head):

Charolais: £1400 Balnowlart £1250 Knowe £1240 Balnowlart £1210 Dykes Farms £1150 Balsaggart £1130 Little Burntshields £1120 Balsaggart £1100 Ploughlands £1090 (x2) Auchenhew (Arran) £1050 Dykes Farms £1030 Auchenhew, Kersepark & Cloquhairnan £1020 Auchenflower & Dalhanna Shorthorn: £1360 Shiel Limousin: £1330 & £1280 Straig £1270 Carsloe £1250 & £1135 Cloquhairnan £1190 (x2) Straid & Rosemount £1170 Carsloe £1130 Ballycurrie £1120 Hemphill £1115 Straid £1080 Castlemains & Carsloe £1060 Knockterra £1055 Little Creoch £1050 Harelaw Simmental: £1210 & £1170 Mossend (Kirkmichael) £1190 & £1120 Corsehillhead £1150 & £1030 East Moorhouse £1120 & £1090 Adamscroft British Blue: £1190 Balsaggart £1180 Townhead £1150 Corsehillhead £1110 Girthill & Forerogerton £1100 Shiel £1080 Bargany Aberdeen Angus: £1190 Hemphill £1150 Dalreoch £1120 Hemphill £1090 Dalreoch