Bul­locks peak at £1,180

The Galloway News - - FARMING -

Wal­lets Marts Castle Dou­glas Lim­ited con­tin­ued their fort­nightly OTM and store cat­tle sales on Mon­day, in con­junc­tion with their sale of breed­ing cat­tle.

A small show of 64 store cat­tle were a plainer qual­ity with many now show­ing the ad­verse ef­fects of the re­cent in­clement weather.

Top­ping the sale at £1,180 was a Li­mousin bul­lock from A J Sharp & Son, Barscar­row. Top price per kg was for Li­mousins from the same home which made 232.1p. Heifers sold to £1100 for a Sim­men­tal from Ed­ing­ham and to 209p per kg for Charo­lais crosses from Bar­gat­ton.

A larger show of 54 OTM cat­tle were pre­sented to the usual ring­side of bid­ders. Qual­ity was well back on the pre­vi­ous sale which re­flected on the trade.

Top­ping the sale at 137p was an Aberdeen An­gus cow from H M Tay­lor, Mos­side. Gross­ing £993.25, she was also top priced OTM on the day. 54 OTM cows av­er­aged 100.3p per kg.

The firm also staged their Oc­to­ber sale of 179 breed­ing cat­tle.

Top­ping the sale at £2250 was a Li­mousin heifer with her calf sell­ing to Messrs Wright , Hunthills. Messrs Fisher av­er­aged £1992.11 for 19 out­fits. Messrs Smith, Low Ark­land topped their con­sign­ment at £1800 for a Sim­men­tal Heifer with her Li­mousin bull calf. Messrs Fing­land, Gar­martin also saw their con­sign­ment top at £1800 for a Li­mousin Heifer with her Li­mousin heifer calf. High­tae sold a Li­mousin heifer with a bull calf for £ 2100 whilst the Porter­stown con­sign­ment topped at £1600 for a Li­mousin heifer with her Li­mousin bull calf at foot.

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