Heavy lamb­s­best sell­ers at prime sale

The Galloway News - - FARMING -

Wal­lets Marts Cas­tle Dou­glas Lim­ited held their weekly sale of 1,328 prime lambs and 540 cast sheep on Tues­day.

1,328 prime lambs sold to av­er­age 179.74p. Heavy lambs, 45kgs plus were in most de­mand.

Top was £100 for heavy­weight Suf­folks from Messrs McKin­nel, Gar­rarie, Whithorn.

Top pen per kilo was for a pen of Bel­tex lambs at 212.5p from Gel­ston Cas­tle Farms.

It was no­ticed wet grass com­ing through the lambs – all ven­dors should where pos­si­ble en­sure that lambs are clean and tidy upon ar­riv­ing.

540 cast sheep were cheaper on the week es­pe­cially over­fat ewes.

Top was £119 for a pen of Texel ewes from Dougan­hill Farms. Black­face ewes sold to £52.50 from Mossyard.

32.1 – 39kg:

Ave 180.81p; top 205.1p – Bel­tex: £80 Gel­ston Cas­tle. Texel: £70 Lochside; £69 Mar­grie; £67 Well­hill. Che­viot: £67 Black­craig, Borgue.

39.1 – 45.5kg:

Ave 178.85p; top 212.5p – Suf­folk: £86.20 Bet­ty­knowes; £85.20, £84 Bore­land of Par­ton; £83.20 Pot­ter­land; £80 Bar­dar­roch; £80 Pot­ter­land. Texel: £85.20 Bore­land of Par­ton; £85 Bet­ty­knowes; £85 Pot­ter­land; £80.50 Can­nee; £80 Up­per Hard­land. Bel­tex: £ 85, £ 80 Gel­ston Cas­tle; £ 84 Meik­le­wood; £ 83.50 Carse­wal­loch. Che­viot: £ 78.80 Black­craig, Borgue. Grey­face: £71.20 Nether Barr; £69.80 Up­per Hard­land; £68 Mossyard; £68 Arn­dar­roch; £67 Shirm­ers.

45.6 – 52kg:

Ave 183.42p; top 201.1p – Suf­folk: £97 Bet­ty­knowes; £94.50 Bore­land of Par­ton; £93.50 Bar­dar­roch; £93 Black­park; £90.50 Pal­mal­let. Texel: £96.50 Edgar­ton; £93.80 Kil­lochy; £93.50 Loch House; £93.50 Bet­ty­knowes; £92.80 Bar­dar­roch; £92.50 Pot­ter­land; £92.50 Town­head.

52kg+:

Suf­folk: £100 Can­nee. Texel: £96, £94.50 Meikle Tongue.

Ewes:

Texel: £119 Dougan­hill; £112, £105 Gel­ston Cas­tle. Texel X: 97 Gel­ston Cas­tle; £97 Cog­a­rth; £92 Meikle Kirk­land. Suf­folk X: £88 Gel­ston Cas­tle; £86 Meikle Kirk­land.

Grey­face: £ 71 Lagganorie; £ 69.50 Meikle Tongue; £68 Grange; £68 Well­hill; £ 67 Meikle Kirk­land. Che­viot Mule: £73.50 Cog­a­rth; £72.50 Dougan­hill; £72 Gel­ston Cas­tle; £67.50 Cog­a­rth; £67 Meikle Kirk­land.

Lleyn: £68 Gar­rarie; £63 Auchen­bainzie. Black­face: £52.50 Mossyard; £49.50 Crofts; £48 High Cre­och; £46.50 Cul­li­naw.

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