Black­face ewe lamb trade holds up well

The Galloway News - - FARMING -

Wal­lets Marts Cas­tle Dou­glas Lim­ited con­tin­ued their breed­ing sheep sale on Mon­day when they staged their an­nual Black­face ewe lamb sale.

With a rough lamb­ing time hav­ing taken its toll, num­bers were back on the year.

Whilst some of the top draw lambs were less money than last year, the mid­dle and bot­tom sheep were ex­tremely well bid for with some lots up £20 on the year.

Top­ping the sale at £136 was a su­per pen from J W Kay & Co Gass Farm, Straiton.

This was fol­lowed at £130 and £124 from Fing­land, Dalry; £116 from Mil­n­mark and £114 from Knock­re­och and Grim­met.

1940 Black­face ewe lambs av­er­aged £87.76 against £79.83 for 2726 last year.

Lead­ing prices: £136 Gass; £130 Fing­land; £ 124 Fing­land; £ 116 Mil­n­mark; £114 Grim­met; £114 Knock­re­och; £ 112 Lit­tle Larg; £112 Craig; £112 Knock­don; £108 Bal­mur­rie; £106 Lit­tle Larg; LargKnock­ainse £106; Larg Fmg £106; Craig £104; £104 Bal­mur­rie; £100 Larg Farm­ing;.

£98 Grim­met; £98 Lag­head; £98 Mil­n­mark; £98 Craig­dar­roch; £96 Knock­don; £96 Largs, Straiton; £94 High Croach; £94 Knock­don; £94 Mil­n­mark; £94 High Croach.

£ 92 Knock­re­och; £ 92 High Croach; £92 Mil­n­mark-Duchrae; £90 Drum­buie; £90 Shawes­knowe; £90 Cuil; £90 Larg Fmg; £90 Knock­don.

Lead­ing av­er­ages: Gass, Straiton (40 sold); ave £136; Fing­land (57) £127.50; Bal­mur­rie (58) £105.93; Grim­met (60) £100.

Shawsknowe ( 25) £ 99; Craig, Straiton (117) £98.19; Knock­don (100) £98; Largs, Straiton (35) £96; Larg, Cree­town (57) £95.47.

High Croach (87) £93.54; Mil­n­mark (126) £93.21; Lit­tle Larg (130) £92.31; Craig­dar­roch (90) £90.22; Drum­buie (35) £90.

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