WAL­LET MART: TUES­DAY

The Galloway News - - FARMING -

Wal­lets Marts Cas­tle Dou­glas Lim­ited held their weekly sale of prime and cast sheep onTues­day when they sold an in­creased en­try of 1769 sheep. 1460 prime hoggs met a fast sell­ing trade, top­ping at £107 for Bel­tex crosses fromW D Adam & Son,Tor­house­kie, Wig­town and 264.9p per kg again for Bel­tex crosses from the same home. Over­all sale av­er­age was 196.2p per kg with the SQQ be­ing 200.8p per kg.This com­pares to 185.6p per kg for the same sale last year.

A larger show of 309 cast ewes and rams also met a stronger de­mand top­ping at £136 for Bel­tex ewes from G Forsyth, Corra, Cas­tle Dou­glas. BFL ewes topped at £78 off Cul­doach; Che­viot ewes sold to £84 off Borgue House; Charo­lais crosses sold to £79 off Glenkiln; Mules sold to £79 off Corra, Suf­folks sold to £91 of Borgue House;Tex­els sold to £128 of Barn­backle and Blackface ewes to £46 off Lag­head.The over­all sale av­er­age was £60.26. Lead­ing hoggs per head 25.5-32kg: Ave 160.39; top 200.0 – Blackface: £59.50 Lag­head; £58 Shen­nan­ton. Texel: £57 Dor­nells; £54 Cleugh­head. Bel­tex: £52 Shen­nan­ton.

32.1-39kg: Ave 198.67; top 236.8 – Bel­tex: £92 Breck­oniehill; £90 Shen­nan­ton; £85 Halket Leathes.Texel: £81. 50, £79 Glen­too; £78.50 Pold­ean; £77 Min­dork; £74.50 Galt­way; £72 New­mains. Suf­folk: £71, £68 Glen­too. Blackface: £72.50 Lag­head; £70 Gar­roch Es­tate; £69.50, £67 Holm of Dalquhairn. Grey­face: £69 Shen­nan­ton.

39.1-45.5kg: Ave 203.88; top 264.9 – Blackface: £82, £81 Castle­hill; £76 Cul­doach; £70 Lag­head. BFL: £76 Low Ark­land. Roussin: £80.50, £76 Farhills. Che­viot: £90 Borgue House. Che­viot Mule: £80 Mid­town. Grey­face: £80, £77.50 Mid­town; £75.50 Ulzieside; £74.50 Arvie. Suf­folk: £88.50, £84.50 Galt­way; £88.50 Lower Ard­man­noch; £87, £86 Min­dork; £84.50 Castle­hill. Texel: £94 Cruichie; £92 New­mains; £91.50 Galt­way; £91Tor­house­kie; £90 Muir­cleugh. Bel­tex: £107Tor­house­kie; £104 Min­dork; £100 Mary­field.

45.6-52kg: Ave 188.58; top 205.7 –Texel: £98 Lower Ard­man­noch; £97.50 Bar­dar­roch; £97, £96.50, £94 Farhills. Suf­folk: £98 Min­dork; £97.50, £94.50 Galt­way; £96.50 Borgue House; £95.50 Gar­rarie; £95.50 Bar­dar­roch. Bel­tex: £90 Min­dork.

52+kg: Ave 181.15; top 190.8 –Texel: £99.50 In­gle­ston; £90 Borgue House; £90 Low Ark­land. Suf­folk: £101.50 Galt­way, £93 Gar­rarie.

Cast sheep: Ewes –Texel: £128, £95 Barn­backle; £97 Farhills; £90 Byre­croft. Bel­tex: £136, £104, £97 Corra. BFL: £78 Cul­doach. Grey­face: £79 Corra; £75 Galt­way; £74 Byre­croft; £72Tower, San­quhar. Che­viot: £76 Black­craig, Borgue. Charo­lais: £79 Glenkiln. Che­viot Mule: £84, £74 Borgue House. Lleyn: £54 Glenkiln; £53 Red­croft. Blackface: £46 Lag­head; £44.50Tower, San­quhar; £43 High Bar­caple; £40 Cul­doach. Half bred: £68 Red­croft. Suf­folk:£91 Borgue House; £84 Glenkiln.

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