Market prices and reports

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd, had 31 Prime Cattle and Young Bulls, trade similar a mixed show for quality.

20 Heifers averaged 212.6p/kg or £1157.76

7 Bullocks averaged 202.07p/kg or £1251.43

4 Young Bulls averaged 183p/kg or £1267.29

Top price of the day was 240p/kg for a smart homebred Limousin Bullock off Challochmun or £1380. Heifers peaked at 233p/kg for a Limousin off St Murray or £1339.65 for a Limousin off the same home. Bulls topped at 212p/kg for a Limousin off Duchra or £1356.80

Leading Prices (per kilo) Heifers:

Lim: 233p & 229p St Murray 224p Challochmun 222p Duchra 220p Netherto 219p & 218p Martnaham Mains Sal: 217p Knockgerran Blonde: 208p Barrance Sim: 194p Botherickfield

Leading Prices (per kilo) Bullocks:

Lim: 240p Challochmun 224p Knockgerran Sim: 207p Jameston Fries: 169p Longhouse

Leading Prices (per kilo) Bulls:

Lim: 212p Duchra Char: 180p Barrance Fries: 159p Craigie Mains

At our weekly Dairy Sale another large show of 20 cattle with a slightly poorer show for quality forward, however trade still remaining very strong with a packed ring of buyers. Top price of the day was £2220 for a Holstein Friesian Heifer off Messrs Love, Muirhouses the whole sale averaged £1709.

Leading Prices (per head):

HF Hfr: £2220 Muirhouse £2150 Drumtall £2050 (x2) Over Dalserf & Drumtall £1950 Bogwood

62 sold with all classes of calves were in high demand with Black & White calves selling much dearer on the week.

Leading Prices (per head) Calves Bulls:

Simx: £490 Ardgate BBx: £470 (x2) East Brockloch £440 Burchag £345 Willoxton £315 Craigie Mains Lim: £380 & £370 Meikle Laught £230 Airtnoch Hex: £345 £290 & £280 (x2) Merryton £245 Conrick

Leading Prices (per head) Calves Heifers:

Simx: £490 & £450 Ardgate BBx: £420 Westpark £400 Bruchag £300 Craigie Mains Limx: £340 Meikle Laught £300 Crofthead £250 Broomberry Herx: £300 (x3) £295 (x2) Merryton A/Ax: £280 Meikle Laught £220 Willxton

41 Stirks sold with all types sold well.

Leading Prices (per head) Bullocks:

Simx: £880 Carlsoe A/Ax: £870 Acholter £770 Birgidaleknock £750 Auchentiber Limx: £840 Maxwelston Char: £790 Chapleton B&W: £680 Acholter

Leading Prices (per head) Heifers:

Limx: £810 & £650 Carsloe £630 Creagraineach £610 Dallowie Simx: £700 Gleniron A/Ax: £665 Acholter Char: £560 Mains of Tig

195 Cast cows & Bulls sold, all classes sold firmer on the week.

7 Bulls averaged 121.06p/kg

84 Beef Cows averaged 111.75p/kg

99 Dairy Cows averaged 97.1p/kg

5 Clean Cows averaged 168.7p/kg

Bulls topped at £1220 for a Charolais off Cairnhouse or 154.8p/kg for a Charolais off Craegrainach, Beef Cows sold to £1120 for a British Blue off Gass, Straiton or 184.6p/kg for an A/Angus off Quilkieston, Dairy Cows to £990 for an Ayrshire off Garthland Mains or 156.8p/kg for a Friesian off Longhouse, Clean Cattle top of £1420 for a Simmental Bullock off Mid Ascog or 194.5p/kg.

Leading Prices (per head) Bulls:

Char: £1220 Cairnhouse £1150 Laigh Corton Lim: £1170 Gass Friesian: £1050 Hill of Ochiltree A/Angus: £1080 Pinmerry

Leading Prices (per head) Cows:

B/B: £1120 Gass £830 East Revoch A/A: £1080 Quilkieston £940 South Ballaird Sim: £1030 Thirdpart Lim: £1000 North Garphar £970 Fleminghill Short: £890 Downieston Char: £840 Thirdpart MRI: £830 Watston Friesian: £980 Catcraig £970 Bourtreebush & Longhouse £920 Dechmont £900 Bourtreebush Ayrs: £990 Garthland Mains £950 & £910 Langside Sim Blk: £1420 Mid Ascog Sim Hfr: £1170 Mid Ascog Fr Hfr: £1050 Helenton Mains

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd, had forward 1601 Prime Hoggets, a good show for quality sold dearer to average 194p/kg with the 895 SQQ Hoggs averaging 201p/kg. Heavyweight Hoggs peaked at £100 for Beltex from T Stevenson, Balciamie a pen of 44kg Beltex from Kevin McIntyre, Downan (227.3p/kg). Blackfaced Hoggets sold to £84 for a pen of 42kg sheep from J Murdoch, Knockdon.

Leading Prices (per head) Hoggets:

Beltex: £100 (3) Balcaimie £100 Downan £97 Balcaimie £95 Balcaimie & Downan Texel: £96 Ardneil £94.50 Balcaimie & Downan £94 Perryston £93 Carston Suffolk: £94 Balcaimie £94 £93 Downan £92 Greenridge Char: £88.50 Barneil Cheviot: £91 £83 Thornton Blackface: £84 £82 Knockdon £80 Baidlandhill Gass & Auchenflower Cross: £85 Knockgerran Kilhenzie & Langalbuinach Romney: £90 £84 £83 Carston

Leading Prices (per kilo) Hoggets:

Beltex: 227.3p Downan 210.5p Cowgrove 208.3p (2) Balcaimie 208.1p Dallowie 207.5p Cowgrove Texel: 216.7p 215.4p Blairbowie 214.8p Downan 213.8p Maxwelston 213.1p Flemmyland 213.1 (2) High Grange 212.8p 212.5p Downan 212.5p Keyshill Suffolk: 209.1p Greenridge 207.7p 205.0p Dallowie 207.5p Downan Char: 205.8p Barrance Cheviot: 207.5p 206.8p 202.7p Thornton Blackface: 202.6p Larroch House 200p Baidlandhill & Knockdon (2) Cross: 191.9p 190p Caprington 189.7p Carston Maxwelston & Pennymore

714 Cast Sheep sold

A good offering of Ewes continue to sell at higher rates with all classes actively bid for. Texel Ewes peaked at £115 from Messrs Gibson, Cowgrove followed at £105 from A Johnstone, Carleith. Cast Tups peaked at £96 for Texels from J Reid, Burnhouse. Mule Ewes sold to £72 from D Robinson, Meikle Heateth, while 391 Blackface Ewes averaged £49.34 peaking at £59.50 from Messrs Kerr, Middleton.

Leading Prices (per head) Ewes:

Texel: £115 Cowgrove £105 Carleith Suffolk: £94 Cowgrove Texel X: £90 Downan £86 Cowgrove Suffolk: £74 £70.50 £70 Holms of Caaf Leic: £73 £70 Newfield Mule: £72 Meikle Heateth £68 Middleton Chev: £63.50 Dunduff Bf: £59.50 Middleton £58.50 Caprington £57.50 Dalreoch & Perryston £55 Lawhill

Leading Prices (per head) Tups:

Tex: £96 Burnhouse Sfk: £83 Lochgoin Bf: £73 Craig

Monday, February 17

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd, had forward 2553 sheep, comprising 1939 Prime Hoggets, 614 Cast Ewes & Tups. Prime Hoggets sold to a top price of 227.5p/kg for a pen of 40kg Beltex Hoggets from G Watson, Kncokbreck, Straiton with the overall average being 191.7p/kg (- 1.3p on the week) Although the average was cheaper today, due mainly to a smaller offering of Export Hoggets being forward, all classes would be a similar trade on the week.

Leading Prices (per head) Hoggets:

Beltex: £99 Knockgerran £97 Downan Texel: £96 Downan & Knockgerran Suffolk: £95 St Murray Texel Cross: £95 Whinpark Continental: £95 Downan & Balcaimie Continental Cross: £95 Ardneil £94.50 Downan Beltex Cross: £94.50 Ardneil £94 Downan & Balcaimie Rouge: £94 East Revoch Rouge Cross: £93 Downan & Lindsayston Charollais: £92.50 Lindsayston £92 Knockgerran Suffolk Cross: £91.50 Ardneil £90.50 Morrfield (Caldwell) Mule: £86 Balcaimie £85.50 Downan Cross: £82 Downan £81.50 Daljedburgh Blackface: £85.50 Gass £85.20 Knockdon £84.50 Knockdon

Leading Prices (per kilo) Hoggets:

Beltex: 227.5p Knockbreck 226.5p Barneil Texel: 223.8p Balcaimie 220.1p Carsloe Suffolk: 219.1p Knockgerran Texel Cross: 218.9p Keyshill Continental: 215.1p Lindsayston 214.3p Downan Continental Cross: 212.2p Broadshean 211.5p Broadshean Beltex Cross: 211.1p Springfield 211.0p St Murray 210.0p Keyshill Rouge: 209.3p