Prices down at weekly prime and cast sale

The Galloway News - - FARMING -

Wal­lets Marts Cas­tle Dou­glas Lim­ited had for­ward 1283 prime and cast sheep onTues­day.

1050 prime lambs sold to av­er­age 180.31ppk. All classes were cheaper with meat still key and lambs lack­ing fin­ish be­ing the hard­est to sell.

Top was heavy­weightTex­els from Messrs Beat­tie, Muir­cleugh, Duris­deer with top per kg be­ing an out­stand­ing pen of Bel­tex at 228.9ppk from Messrs Jar­dine, Up­per Hard­land, Bal­maclel­lan.

Cast sheep were also a bit stead­ier apart from hill ewes look­ing a bit sharper. Lead­ing lamb per head 32.1-39kg Ave 186.86; top 228.9 – Bel­tex: £87 Up­per Hard­land; £75 Corra; £73 Black­craig.Texel: £73Torrs; £71 Kil­gara. Lleyn: £70 Gar­rarie. 39.1-45.5kg Ave 179.63; top 211.8 – Bel­tex: £86, £84.50 Up­per Hard­land; £76.50Trow­dale.Texel: £85.50, £79.50 Glen­roan; £83.50 Black­craig; £82.50 Castle­hill; £80 South Quin­tine­spie; £79 Lower Ard­man­noch; £79 New­mains. Suf­folk: £80.50 Bore­land of Par­ton; £78.50 Bar­ber­shall; £77.50Torrs; £77.50 Black­craig; £76.50 Gar­rarie.

Grey­face: £76.50 Cul­doach; £76Tower, Dalry; £73.50 Up­per Hard­land; £73.50 Castle­gower. 45.6-52kg Ave 178.35; top 186.2 –Texel: £93 Muir­cleugh; £91.50 Bore­land of Par­ton; £90 Nether Cor­sock; £89 Lower Ard­man­noch; £88.50 Lag­gan­park; £87 Bar­ber­shall. Suf­folk: £91 Bore­land of Par­ton; £88.50 Bar­ber­shall. 52+kg Ave 176.79; top 179.2 –Texel: £95 Muir­cleugh.

Suf­folk: £91 Nether Cor­sock; £90 Muir­cleugh. Cast sheep

Ewes –Texel: £105 Bar­ber­shall; £96 South Quin­tine­spie; £96 Bridge­stone; £90 Cleg­gcroft. Suf­folk: £79 Bridge­stone. Che­viot Mule: £75 Grange.

Grey­face: £69 New­mains; £68 Hart­burn; £68 Bar­gat­ton; £65 Nether Barr. Lleyn: £77, £70 Gar­rarie; £62 Auchen­bainzie. BFL: £71 Up­per Hard­land. Black­face: £57, £49 Cul­doach; £53 Castle­hill; £50 Up­per Hard­land; £48 Gar­roch Es­tate.

Rams – Suf­folk: £105 Clon­hie.

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