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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


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