Tues­day prime sale

The Galloway News - - FARM­ING -

Wal­lets Marts Cas­tle Dou­glas Lim­ited had for­ward 1658 prime and cast sheep on Tues­day.

1135 prime lambs sold to av­er­age 171.88 (SQQ 177.51). Ex­port weight lambs would be slightly sharper with all classes sim­i­lar on the week.

Top to­day was out­stand­ing Bel­tex lambs from Messrs Walker, Min­dork, Kirk­cowan at £111 and 277.5ppk, then at £105 or 261.2ppk for a pen of Bel­tex from Messrs Bunt­ing, Bridge­stone. Heavy­weights to £87 for Tex­els from Denty, Cas­tle Dou­glas.

Cast sheep were a bet­ter show on the week sell­ing slightly sharper to a top of £111 for a Texel ram from Slate­house. Lambs, 32.1-39kg: Ave 204.38; top 239.5 – Bel­tex: £91, £88.50, £85 Trow­dale. 39.1-45.5kg: Ave 176.45; top 277.5 – Bel­tex: £ 111, £94 Min­dork; £105 Bridge­stone; £90(x2) Tor­houskie. Texel: £91 Lag­gan­park; £85 Tower, Dalry; £85 Min­dork; £78.50 South­wick; £78.50 Ire­land­ton; £78 Bal­ger­ran. Suf­folk: £74.50 Town­head; £73 Bogue; £72.50 Min­dork; £72 Small­muir; £70 Trow­dale. Grey­face: £73 Cul­doach. 45.6-52kg: Ave 166; top 177.1 – Texel: £86, £85(x2) Ras­car­rel; £86(x2), £85 Fa­gra; £85.50 South Quin­tine­spie; £84.50 Edgar­ton; £84.50 Flathill; £84.50 Bogue. Suf­folk: £85 Bar­dar­roch; £79.50 Bogue. Grey­face: £75 Cul­doach; £74.50, £73.50 Bal­ger­ran. 52+kg: Ave 147.74; top 166 – Texel: £87 Ras­car­rel; £87 Denty; £87 Cul­doach; £87 Bal­ger­ran; £86.50 Mid­town; £86 Flathill; £85.50 Drum­cruil­ton; £85.50 South Quin­tine­spie; £85.50 Small­muir.

Ewes – Suf­folk: £84 Ken­mure, Dun­score. Texel: £94, £89, £87 Drum­coltran; £92(x2) Trow­dale; £ 89 Tor­house­kie. Lleyn: £ 62 Mid­town; £55 Bridge­stone. Grey­face: £75.50 Ken­mure; £74 Screel; £72 Culquha; £71.50 Nether Cor­sock. Black­face: £38 Ken­mure; £32.50 Bal­ger­ran.

Rams – Texel: £111 Slate­house; £103 Denty. BFL: £88 Burn­ton.

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