Bullocks peak at £1,180
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.