A great quality show was ahead for the weekly Craig Wilson Marts sale, which saw 934 premium lambs selling for 230.8 pence on average. The top prize was £ 130 paid for Texels from S and A McCaig, Mount Pleasant, with Beltex from J McCrae, Beoch, Bargrennan leading the section per kg at 273.3 p.
Sunk sheep peaked at £ 115 for a Texel tup from I Service and Co, Moorpark of Barr, with ewes at £ 110 for a Texel cross from A Wallace and Co, Claycrop.
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Penrith and District Farmers’ Mart sold 3,473 premium lambs, averaging 251 pence per kg, selling for 314 pence for 44 kg of Beltex cross Texels from RG Todd, Crosby Hall and £ 146 for Texel crosses from 58 kg from J and A Wear, Milburn Grange.
The distribution section hit £ 220 for a Texel ewe from Field Gate Farms, while rams were capped at £ 172 from Sky House also for a Texel.
The sale of 1,066 lambs and 304 sunk sheep by Harrison and Hetherington brought a level of 235 pence with top prices of £ 141 and 313 pence paid for Huntington’s Beltex.
Sunk sheep were topped for £ 189 by a Texel sheep from JR Whitecross, Clarabad Mill, while tups sold for £ 130 for a Beltex from RD Rennie and Son, Sydenham.
Prime cattle encountered competitive trade at the C and D auctions, with Limousin cross heifers selling for 270 pence from J Jardine, Yett, while OTM made £ 1,219.10 and 167 pence for an Angus from Park.
The 674 top-notch lambs sold for £ 127 for Garloff’s Texels or 283 pence for more of the same from Eastside to balance out at 246.2 pence.
Eastside also led the sheep with Texels at £ 128, while tups sold for £ 129 from Over Abington.
The Limousins won the highest prices in the Lawrie and Symington sale, where the oxen sold for a maximum of 268 pence for a 608 kg animal from the Gask or £ 1,700.40 for an entry of 654 kg of Nethermyres, for an average of 259 pence.
Heifers peaked at 276 pence for a 534 kg Limousin from Nethermyres and £ 1,594.68 for a similar 582 kg entry from the Gask, to cash in at 254 pence.
The Texels topped Lambs at 287p and £ 132 of W Mather and Sons, Shandford, to balance out at 228p with a SQQ of 228p, while Fallaw’s Texels led the sunk sheep to £ 128.
All classes of primestock enjoyed the best prices on sale from United Auctions, where 952 premium lambs were selling for an average of 217.5p after being sold for 270p and £ 127 for 47kg of Texels from Dunscroft, Huntly .
Sunk sheep sold for £ 140 for a Texel tup from Dunscroft, Huntly.
A large display of finished cattle saw Aberdeenshire producer WA Fettes, Braes of Enzie, Buckie, topping the bulls per head trade at £ 2,170, with a Limousin of 897kg, while the top per head was 267 pence for a 768 kg Limousin from AG Watson and Sons, Granges de Nunstainton.
Steers sold via Darlington Farmers Mart were sold at 291p by a Limousin from M and G Chantrell or at £ 1976 for a similar animal from TN Callender, while heifers peaked at 320p for a cross of JV and JA Hodgson or £ 2094 by WF Fettes and Son.
Top notch lambs averaged 240p with 42kg Beltex from CA and JG Skidmore, Toronto leading the trade at 309p or £ 151 twice for similar animals from Messrs. Skidmore and AC Simpson and Son, Witton-le-Wear.
The 795 sunk sheep sold for £ 130 for A and R Thompson’s Texel ewes, Dimmingdale.
The weekly Caledonian Marts sale saw heifers selling for 280 pence per kg for a Limousin from M Orr and Sons, Penston, Macmerry or £ 1,628 for a Charolais from DM Lyle, Mid Cambushinnie, Kinbuck.
Bullocks peaked at 275p and £ 1749 for a Limousin from S and L Bett, Newmills, Stirling.
The 72 OTM cattle were cashed at 154 pence after being sold at 207 pence for a Limousin from J Burnett and Sons, Upper Spittalton, Blairdrummond and £ 1,800 for a Limousin from JH and NT Turnbull, Meadowend, Clackmannan.
Dairy types stabilized at 120p after peaking at 148p and £ 1,020 from W Waugh, North Bankhead, Avonbridge.
The 1,497 premium lambs sold on Tuesday, balanced at 231 pence with prices peaking at £ 145 for a Beltex from Doune Farms, Doune and 300 pence per kg for a Texel from A McLaren, Nether Strathkinness, St Andrews, while Andrew Dunn, Redhall, Stirling led the ewes sunk to £ 186 with Texels.
United Auctions had 4,847 new-season lambs ahead which averaged 246.37 pence per kg, peaking at £ 142 and 330 pence for Goddens’ Beltex, while Grassmainston led ewes and rams with Texels at £ 209 and £ 146, respectively.
Aberdeen and Northern Marts’ weekly sale saw heifers selling for 237.1 pence, peaking at 255 pence per kg for a 560 kg Limousin from Newton de Drum, Drumoak and £ 1551 for a 660 kg Simmental from Crichneyled.
The four young bulls cashed in at 202.4 pence, selling for 215 pence for a 620kg Limousin from Tarmair, Boyndlie, and £ 1,795.40 for a 955kg Limousin from North Lurg, Midmar.
The 986 lambs of the new season fetched a record price of 263 pence for the Beltex from Foggieley, Craigievar and £ 130 twice, on the one hand for a 58 kg Beltex from Tillyboy, Echt and on the other hand for the Mainland of Skilmafilly, Auchnagatt, at an average of 217 pence.
Feeding Sheep reached £ 180 for a Texel from Ferniebrae, Meikle Wartle.
A larger exhibit of 4,108 prime lambs was sold through C and D Auction Marts, which reached 246.3 pence after selling for 313 pence for Beltex from JW and ES Woodmass, Howard House, Gilsland or £ 152 for Texels from CJ Roots, Kilnford Croft, Dumfries.
A similar show of 4,171 ewes recorded a high of £ 207 for Texels from Marygate, while Rams gained £ 190 for Beltex from JR and CJ Ward, Whitstonehill, Lockerbie.
Limousins proved popular at the weekly Lawrie and Symington sale, with heifers selling for 280 pence and £ 1,857 from Messrs. Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie, while the oxen sold for 260 pence and £ 1,641 from Messrs. Gray, Balquharage, Lennoxtown.
Beef cows peaked at £ 1,495 at Messrs. Cruickshank, Little Kype Farm, Strathaven, while dairy types were selling for £ 1,075 at Messrs. Barr, Harelaw Farm, Lanark or 145 pence at MM. Struthers, Moatmains Farm, Lesmahagow.
The 3,529 Prime Lambs saw the highest price of £ 145 paid for Messrs. Dyet, East Merkland and at 304 p for the Beltex of MM Hope, Nether Skellyhill, averaging 239.5 p with a SQQ of 242 p.
The 2345 sunken sheep were topped at £ 220 for the Texels of MM Pate, Toxside.
Oxen and heifers both stabilized at 248 pence in the Harrison and Hetherington primestock sale, where the former sold for £ 1,644.30 from Bee Edge and 266 pence from Penston.
Heifers peaked at £ 1,659.84 from Bee Edge and 283p from Mossburnford.
South Common Texels and Crookston’s Beltex led the rhyme lamb trade at £ 129 and 267.5 pence respectively, to cash in at 216.6 pence, while a maximum price of £ 141 was paid for Texel ewes from Coxydene.
A good show of top-notch cattle was planned for the Craig Wilson Marts sale, where 11 heifers stabilized at 253.3 pence after selling at 276 pence per kg for a Limousin from Dr Andrew, Rowanston.
Bullocks averaged 240.5p after peaking at 266p for a Charolais cross of R Young, Holmes, Drybridge.
The six young sires peaked at 215p for a Shorthorn from J Gibb, Giffordland.
The day before, 2,406 premium lambs sold for £ 134 for a Dutch Spotted from AM Simpson, Tardoes Farm or 279.1 pence twice for Beltex from J and R Mitchell, Fowler and William Stevenson, Auchenflower, to cash at 233.9 pence.
The sunk sheep were topped at £ 195 by Texels from AD Baird, Langholm.
A solid entry of 41 top-notch cattle for sale from Harrison and Hetherington, saw heifers selling for £ 2,308.60 and 297.5 pence per kg for a British Blue Cross from Messrs. Brough, Old Rectory, Carlisle.
Steers sold for £ 2,000.15 for a Limousin by Messrs. Cape, Kirkland Guards, Wigton, with a Limousin cross of MM Harrington, Hosket Hill Farm, reaching 289.5 p.
Howgillside led the distribution business at £ 2,028 and 255.5 pence with a Limousin.
The 2508 lambs average 240p with an SQQ of 242p. The highest price per head was £ 148 paid three times for the Texels of Messrs. Wigham, Hargill House, Messrs. Pearson, Wavercroft and Messrs. Brough, The Croft or at 350 p for the Dutch Spotted of MM. Scott, Thirlwall Castle.
The highest caste ewes at £ 136 were a Texel from Messrs. Wigham, Hargill House.
The sale of 19 cattle from Dingwall and Highland Marts, saw the oxen averaging 235p having been sold at 249p for a 575kg British Blue from Wester Muckernich, Tore or at £ 1,510.40 for a 640kg Limousin cross from the same house
Limousin crosses dominated the heifer section which averaged 246.5 pence with prices reaching 259 pence for a 550 kg animal from Groam, Kirkhill and £ 1,531.20 for a 660 kg entry from Bridgend , Dingwall.
The 698 lambs were topped at 254.4 pence by Texels from The Dell of Killiehuntly, Kingussie and £ 120 for 55kg lambs from Moy Bridge Croft, Urray, to cash in at 223.6 pence, while feeding sheep sold at £ 171 for Texel ewes from 38 Lodgehill. Park, Nairn.
On Tuesday, Wallets Marts sold 2,194 premium and cast sheep, where 1,622 lambs sold at an average of 233.24p with an SQQ of 233.84p.
The highest price was £ 124.50 for Beltex from Airyolland and 280.3 pence for more of the same from MM. Smith, Barmurrie, while molded sheep fetched £ 141 for Texel sheep from Messrs. McTurk, Barbush.
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