Prime lambs and cast sheep

The Galloway News - - GALLOWAY VIEW -

Wal­lets Marts Cas­tle Dou­glas Lim­ited con­tin­ued their weekly prime­stock sale on Tues­day when they sold 1571 prime and cast sheep.

1176 prime hoggs met an an­i­mated de­mand sell­ing well in ex­cess of all sell­ers’ ex­pec­ta­tions. Topping the sale at £116 per head were a pen of Bel­tex Hoggs from I Bunt­ing, Bridge­stone, Cas­tle Dou­glas, sell­ing to Messrs Vivers Scot­lamb, Dornock.

Top price per kg was 289.5p paid to Messrs R Mc­Connell, Gass Farm, for a pen of Bel­tex hoggs sell­ing to Messrs Vivers Scot­lamb, Dornock. With nu­mer­ous lots sell­ing in ex­cess of £100 per head, the SQQ aver­age lev­elled at 198.3p with the whole sale av­er­ag­ing 196.7p or £78.

Ewes would also look to be dearer on the week with well fleshed Black­face ewes be­ing es­pe­cially well bid for. Cast ewes topped at £113 for a Texel from M & J Wil­son Farm­ing Con­trac­tors, West Bar­mof­fity.

Black­face ewes sold to £63 from Dal­lars Mains and £62.50 from Achie; Lleyns sold to £68 ex Dal­hanna; Che­viots to £89 ex Dal­hanna; Mules to £79 ex Mack­il­ston; Suf­folks to £84 ex Mains of Duchrae; Swales to £54 ex Nether Barr and Bel­tex to £93 from Dal­hanna. Over­all aver­age saw 415 aver­age £58.24. Hoggs, 25.5-32kg

Ave 166.01; top 187.5 – Texel: £60 Bore­land of Par­ton; £53 Dal­lowie; £53 Bal­ger­ran. Black­face: £51.50 Dal­hanna Farm­ing; £50, £47 RKG. 32.1-39kg

Ave 190.6; top 289.5 – Bel­tex: £110 Gass, Glen­luce; £100 Bridge­stone. Che­viot: £ 82 Halket Leaths; £ 73.50 Airy­ol­land. Texel: £82 Tower, Dalry; £77.50 Galt­way; £77 Glenswin­ton. Suf­folk: £71.50 Galt­way; 70.50 North Park. Black­face: £ 69 New­mains; £65 Drum­buie; £64 Bal­ger­ran. Grey­face: £68.50 Dal­lowie. 39.1-45.5kg

Ave 210.29; top 282.9 – Bel­tex: £ 116 Bridge­stone; £110 Craigview; £109 Gass, Glen­luce; £108 Tor­house­kie; £107 Gass, Glen­luce, £105.50 Craigview. Texel: £102, £97.50 Craigview; £93.50 Tor­house­kie; £90 New­mains; £90 Lower Ard­man­noch. Suf­folk: £ 88 Copelaw; £ 88 Small­muir; £88 Galt­way; £87 Small­muir; £87 Mack­il­ston. Che­viot: £88 Gar­rochtrie; £86 Halket Leaths; £85.50 Gar­rochtrie; £85 Halket Leaths. Grey­face: £ 85.50 Cul­doach; £82.50 Copelaw; £82 Mack­il­ston. 45.6-52kg

Ave 192.06; top 200 – Texel: £98.50 Bore­land of Par­ton; £98.50 Small­muir; £98 South Quin­tine­spie; £98 Bore­land of Pa­ton. Suf­folk: £98.50 Galt­way; £98 Gar­rarie; £96 Small­muir. Che­viot: £94 Halket Leaths; £88 Gar­rochtrie. Lleyn: £98 Gar­rarie. Grey­face: £84 Wee Car­leton. 52+kg

Ave 174.88; top 181.8 – Texel: £98 Val­ley­field; £95 Gar­rarie; £93 Tor­house­kie. Suf­folk: £100 Copelaw. Cast sheep

Ewes – Bel­tex: £93 Dal­hanna. Texel: £ 113, £ 98 Wes t Bar­mof­fi­ity; £93 Tor­house­kie. Grey­face: £79 Mack­il­ston; £79 Lagganorie; £78 Pal­mal­let ; £77 Boy­ach; £77 Tor­house­kie. Black­face: £63 Dal­lars; £62.50 Achie. Lleyn: £68 Dal­hanna. Che­viot : £ 89, £ 76, £ 66 Dal­hanna. Suf­folk: £84 Mains of Duchrae; £75 Nether Barr.

Rams – Black­face: £ 79 Drum­buie.

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