Sharper trad­ing

The Galloway News - - FARMING -

Wal­lets Marts Castle Dou­glas Lim­ited on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 10, had for­ward 1822 prime and cast sheep.

1,316 prime lambs sold to av­er­age 172.96 (SQQ 175.79). All classes were sharper on the week, again the best qual­ity ex­port lambs be­ing an out­stand­ing trade and more are needed to sat­isfy de­mand.

These topped at £113 and 268.4ppkg for a pen of eight Bel­tex from Gel­ston Castle Farms, Castle Dou­glas. Heavy­weights sold to £100 for Bel­tex from M Ross, Romes­beoch.

506 cast sheep were sim­i­lar to what has been ex­pe­ri­enced for the past cou­ple of weeks with light and hill bred ewes hard to place and heavy ewes still look­ing a sound trade top­ping at £87 for Tex­els from Polquhairn. Lambs 74 32.1-39kg – av­er­age 159.21; top 184.2. Texel: £70 Bar­ber­shall; £62 Knock­ven­nie Smiddy Black­face £65, £59 Holm of Dalquhairn. 776 39.1-45.5kg – av­er­age 177.15; top 268.4.

Bel­tex: £113, £104 Gel­ston Castle; £103 Bridge­stone. Texel: £87.50 Low Cre­och; £87.50 South­wick; £83.50 Gar­roch Es­tate; £80 Romes­beoch; £80 Ire­land­ton.

Suf­folk: £77.50 Black­park; £77 Cul­naightrie; £76.50 Min­dork; £ 75.50 Gar­rarie. Grey­face: £ 70 South Quin­tine­spie; £67 Bore­land of Girthon. 442 45.6 - 52kg – av­er­age 169.19; top 175.7. Texel: £87 Barrsyard; £86.50 Min­dork; £86 Halket Leaths; £ 86 Low Cre­och; £ 85.50 Cul­naightrie; £85.50 Long­beoch; £85.50 South Quin­tine­spie; £85 Flathill. Suf­folk: £86 Castle­hill; £85.50 Black­park; £83 Cul­naightrie; £81 New­mains; £80 Castle­hill.

24 52+kg – av­er­age 156.49; top 188.7. Texel: £100 Romes­beoch; £ 90 Flathill; £ 88 Long­beoch; £ 84 Low Cre­och. Ewes, Texel : £87, £81 Polquhairn; £82 Bar­ber­shall; £82 Low Cre­och; £80, £79 Low Cre­och. Grey­face: £69, £63 Bar­ber­shall; £68.50 Mill of Plun­ton; £68, £64 Ken­mure, Dun­score. Che­viot; £55 Ire­land­ton; £53 Clon­hie. BFL: £68, £59 Lag­gan­park. Black­face: £46 Miefield; £45 Lag­head; £38.50 Arvie.

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