Prime and cast sheep sale

The Galloway News - - GALLOWAY VIEW -

Wal­lets Marts Cas­tle Dou­glas Lim­ited had for­ward 1562 prime and cast sheep on Tues­day.

1122 prime lambs sold to av­er­age 166.88 (SQQ 170.37 ppk), a slight in­crease in av­er­ages with best qual­ity ex­port lambs sharper. With all other classes sim­i­lar top to­day was £92.50 for Tex­els lambs from Bar­locco, Auchen­cairn.

Top per kilo was 210.8 for Bel­tex lambs from Messrs Adams, Tor­house­kie, Wig­town.

440 cast sheep were slightly eas­ier sell­ing to £88 for Texel rams from Ire­land­ton and to £83 for Texel ewes from Castle­gower. Lead­ing Lamb per head 32.1-39kg Ave 172.9; top 179.2 – Texel: £69, £68 South­wick; £66.50 Hart­burn; £66 Lit­tle Park. Black­face: £62.50, £54.50 Glen­lee. 39.1-45.5kg Ave 170.17; top 1210.8 – Texel: £92.50, £88 Bar­locco; £89.50 Han­nas­ton; £81.50 Byre­croft; £78.50 South­wick. Bel­tex: £90, £83.50 Tor­house­kie; £79 Castle­gower; £78 Fauld O Wheat. Suf­folk: £73.50 Glen­sone; £70.50 Straith; £70 Mack­il­ston. Grey­face: £71 Castle­gower; £69.50 Shirm­ers; £69 Han­nas­ton. 45.6-52kg Ave 161.29; top 177.1 – Texel: £ 85 Edgar­ton; £ 83 Lit­tle Cu­lamin; £ 82 Byre­croft; £82, £81 Long­beoch; £81 South Quin­tine­spie; £80 Han­nas­ton. 52+kg Ave 145.24; top 150.6 – Suf­folk: £79.50 High Cur­rochtrie. Texel: £79 South­wick; £78.50 High Cur­rochtrie. Cast sheep Ewes – Texel: £83 Castle­gower; £74 Glen­sone; £ 73 Glen­too. Bel­tex: £ 77 Mid­croft. Che­viot Mule: £64.50 Bore­land of Par­ton. Che­viot: £55 Old Clu­den. Black­face: £49 Shirm­ers; £48.50 Castle­gower; £48 Lochside.

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