De­mand for ex­port lambs

The Galloway News - - FARMING -

Wal­lets Marts Cas­tle Dou­glas Lim­ited had for­ward 2019 prime and cast sheep on Tues­day.

1268 prime lambs sold to av­er­age 166.97 (SQQ 167.8).

A plainer show would be sharper on the week again best qual­ity ex­port lambs short or re­quire­ments sell­ing to £104 or 251.2ppk for Tex­els from Dougan­hill Farms closely fol­lowed by Bel­tex at £102 or 255ppk from Bridge­stone and Bel­tex from Up­per Hard­land also at £102 or 248.8ppk. Heavy­weights sold to £88 from Dougan­hill Farms.

757 cast ewes were sim­i­lar on the week heavy ewes again easy to sell with a large show of light plain ewes hard to sell. Heavy ewes sold to £96 for Tex­els from Crofts, Car­sphairn.

Lambs, 25.5-32kg: av­er­age 136.18; top 143.3 – £42 Knockgray.

32.1-39kg: av­er­age 147.37; top 180.6 – Bel­tex: £65 Carse­wal­loch. Texel: £64 Bal­ger­ran; £60 Tap­pit Lane; £60 Knockgray. Suf­folk: £62.50 Schiehal­lion. Black­face: £57 Han­nas­ton; £56, £51.50 Holm of Dalquhairn; £52.50 Knockgray; £49 Grob­dale.

39.1- 45.5kg: ave 172.07; top 255 – Bel­tex: £102 Bridge­stone; £102 Up­per Hard­land; £90 Carse­wal­loch. Texel: £104 Dougan­hill; £90.50 Low Cre­och; £88 Fa­gra; £79.50, £79 Bal­ger­ran; £78.50 Cul­li­naw. Suf­folk: £77.50 Bore­land of Par­ton; £75.50 Lower Ard­man­noch. Grey­face: £74 Cul­doach; £ 71 Bar­laugh­lan; £ 71 Shirm­ers; £ 70 Achie; £ 70 Up­per Hard­land; £70 Hanna st on; £70 Cas­tle gower. Che­viot Mule: £71(x2) Dougan­hill. Black­face: £ 69 Cul­li­naw; £ 66.50 High Cre­och ; £ 62 Cul­doach.

45.6- 52kg; av­er­age 166.12; top 191.3 – Texel: £88 Dougan­hill; £86.50 Drum­cruil­ton; £86.50 Up­per Hard­land; £86.50 Fa­gra; £86 Dougan­hill; £85.50 Halket Leaths; £85 Flathill; £85 Min­dork. Bel­tex: £ 86 Min­dork. Suf­folk: £86.50 Min­dork; £84.50 Small­muir; £83 Flathill. Charo­lais: £81.50 Ken­mure, Dun­score. Che­viot Mule: £ 81 Dougan­hill; £ 80 Low Cre­och. Grey­face: £ 79 Cul­li­naw; £ 76.50 South Quin­tine­spie; £75 Mack­il­ston; £74.50 Castle­hill.

52+ kg: av­er­age 158.45– Suf­folk: £ 85.50 Small­muir ; £83 Nether Bar. Texel: £87 Dougan­hill; £87,£85 Flat hill; £85.50 Bal­ger­ran; £85 Han­nanston. Grey­face: £80 Han­nas­ton.

Ewes–Suf­folk: £ 90 Shen­nan­ton; £ 79 Ken­mure, Dun­score; £75 Bar coly ;£73 Bar­dar­roch. Texel: £96 Crofts, Carspahirn; £95 Byre­croft; £ 94 Crofts, Car­sphairn. Lleyn: £64 Bar­cloy; £55 Shen­nan­ton. Grey face :£74.50 Ken­mure, Dun­score; £73.50 By re croft; £ 73.50 Bar­dar­roch. BFL: £ 87 Ken­mure, Dun­score; £80 Crofts, Car­sphairn. Black­face: £48 Au chen le ck; £39( x2)Mie field; £36.50 Shirm­ers; £34.50 Bar­lauch­lan. Che­viot: £70.50, £55 Shen­nan­ton.

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