Store cat­tle

The Galloway News - - NEWS -

Wal­lets Marts Cas­tle Dou­glas Limited con­tin­ued their fort­nightly sales of store and OTM cat­tle on Mon­day when they sold 185 cat­tle.

Store cat­tle met with a good de­mand with qual­ity sorts be­ing eas­i­est sold. Top­ping the bul­lock sec­tion at £1,145 were a pair of Li­mousin bul­locks from T Robb, Trolane, Dalry.

Top price per kg for bul­locks was 226.3p paid to Car­doness & Kings Lag­gan for a pen of Li­mousins. Heifers sold to £1170 and 230.3p for a pen of three Li­mousins also from Trolane. Bul­locks av­er­aged 206.4ppk whilst heifers lev­elled at 200.3ppk

OTM cat­tle once again met a buoy­ant de­mand top­ping at 140p for a Li­mousin cross from Lower Ard­man­noch, Knock­ven­nie. Cast bulls sold to 117p per kg or £1139.58 for a Shorthorn from J Big­gar, Grange. Sale av­er­age was 119.9p per kg.

Lead­ing prices, steers – An­gus: £ 990 Bal­gred­dan; £ 970 Graplin; £900 Mid­town. Li­mousin: £1145 Trolane; £940 Barskeoch Mains; £905 Car­doness & Kings. Sim­men­tal: £1000, £920 Graplin; £985, £920 Park of Tong­land; £905 Car­doness & Kings Lag­gan. Charo­lais: £1000 High Park; £850 Ken­mure, Kirk­cowan. Lu­ing: £ 915 Carleton. Shorthorn: £ 915 Carleton.

Heifers – Charo­lais: £735 Ken­mure. Sim­men­tal: £855, £825 Car­doness & Kings Lag­gan. Li­mousin: £1170 Trolane; £1145, £1090 Barkeoch Mains; £ 1130, £ 1045 Car­doness & Kings Lag­gan; £ 1005, £ 995 Bal­grad­dan. An­gus: £940 Balred­dan.

OTM, cows : £966, £928 Breck­oniehill; £963 Slate­house; £888, £855, £839 Car­doness & Kings Lag­gan; £842, £813 Lower Ard­man­noch.

Bulls: £1139 Grange.

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