Show winners top the sale

The Galloway News - - FARMING -

Wal­lets Marts Cas­tle Dou­glas Lim­ited held their weekly sale of 1847 prime lambs and 376 cast sheep on Tues­day.

1847 prime lambs sold to av­er­age 191.55. All classes of lambs were sharper and were keenly bid for, es­pe­cially well fleshed lambs.

Com­pared to the cor­re­spond­ing week last year, lambs are 46p and £19.80 up.

Lambs to­day were topped by the Ste­wartry and Dum­fries Show Cham­pion prime lambs from Gel­ston Cas­tle Farms, Cas­tle Dou­glas th­ese scaled 43.3 kgs and made £101 which was 233ppk.

376 cast sheep were a plainer show al­though sell­ing to a sim­i­lar trade, top­ping at £122 for Texel ram from Halmyre, ewes to £106 from Town­head of Cul­loch with Black­face to £58.50 from Shirm­ers. Lambs, 32.1 – 39kg Ave 185.24ppk; top price 202.6ppk – Texel: £78 Fa­gra; £76 Ire­land­ton; £74 Fauld of Wheat; £72.80 Mill of Plun­ton; £72.50 Well­hill. 39.1 – 45.5kg Ave 192.01ppk; top price 233.3ppk – Bel­tex: £101, £96.50 Gel­ston Cas­tle; £94 Bridge­stone; £91 Gel­ston Cas­tle. Texel: £88.50 Pot­ter­land; £88 Breck­oniehill; £87.50 Castle­gower; £87 Val­ley­field; £86.80 Castle­hill; £86.50 Breck­oniehill; £ 86 Brock­loch. Suf­folk : £ 86.60 Castle­hill; £86.20 Kirk­bride (Auld­girth); £84 Auchen­leck; £83 Wheatcroft; £83 Bar­dar­roch; £82 Black­craig, Borgue. Roussin: £82.50 Kirk­bride (Auld­girth). Grey­face: £77 Han­nas­ton; £76.50 Lag­gan­park; £75.50 Arvie; £75.50 Castle­gower; £75 Shirm­ers. 45.6 +kg Ave 193.5ppk; top price 206.5ppk – Texel: £ 100 Val­ley­field; £ 100 Han­nas­ton; £98 x 2 Flathill; £95.50 Shen­nan­ton; £95 Can­nee; £94.50 Black­craig, Borgue; £93 Kilquhan­ity. Bel­tex: £95 Gel­ston Cas­tle. Suf­folk: £95 Castle­hill; £93.50 Wheatcroft; £91.50 Shen­nan­ton; £90.50 Bar­dar­roch; £89 Black­craig, Borgue.

Ewes – Texel: £106 Town­head of Cul­loch; £90 West Bar­mof­fity; £89.50 High Borgue; £87 Han­nas­ton. BFL: £87, £78 High Borgue. Lleyn: £71.50 South­wick Est. Grey­face: £75 Kirk­land View; £72 High Borgue; £71 Han­nas­ton; £71 Rain­ton; £70 High Borgue. Che­viot: £59 Ire­land­ton. Black­face: £58.50 Shirm­ers; £56.50 Crofts; £54 Lochurr; £53.50 Shirm­ers; £53 Han­nas­ton.

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