WAL­LETS MON­DAY

The Galloway News - - FARMING -

Wal­lets Marts Cas­tle Dou­glas Lim­ited held their fort­nightly store sale on Mon­day when they sold 237 store cat­tle, 16 OTM cat­tle and 365 store sheep.

Store cat­tle were a plainer over­all show with all types es­pe­cially dairy bred cat­tle be­ing harder to cash.With dead­weight prices con­tin­u­ing to slip down­wards, linked to in­creased feed­ing costs, a lack of con­fi­dence within the store sec­tor is now be­ing ex­pe­ri­enced which is re­flect­ing on prices.

Top­ping the sale at £1,230 were Li­mousin cross bul­locks from Messrs Robb,Trolane, whilst top price per kg was 245.9p for Li­mousin crosses fromTB Hansell & Co, Nether Barr, Cor­sock.

Heifers sold to £1,185 for Li­mousins of­fTrolane and to 216.3p for Li­mousin crosses from Nether Barr. Over­all av­er­ages were 204.2p for bul­locks (+3.4p on the last sale) and 190.5p for heifers (-2.9p on the last sale).

A smaller show of 16 OTM cat­tle met a stronger de­mand. Graz­ing types sold to 132p per kg or £675 for a Sim­men­tal cross. Fin­ished cows topped twice at 131p for Sim­men­tal crosses and to £1,037.50 whilst av­er­age heifers sold to 140p per kg and £935. Cast bulls made to 94p for a Sta­biliser and £1,085.60 for an Aberdeen An­gus.

Bul­locks – Aberdeen An­gus: £1205Trolan­e; £850 (x2) May­haar; £815 Auchen­leck. Li­mousin: £1230Trolan­e; £1170, £1135, £1100 Nether Barr; £1165 Bar­lae; £1080 Kil­lochy. Sim­men­tal: £1000 May­haar, £940 Slate­house. Bri­tish Blue: £885 Auchen­leck. Charo­lais: £920, £860(x2) Cot­land; £900, £865 Auchen­cairn House.

Heifers – An­gus: £955 Bar­lae. Li­mousin: £1185Trolan­e; £1075 Nether Barr; £985 Kil­lochy. Sim­metal: £910 May­haar; £845 Slate­house. Charo­lais: £940, £920 Kil­lochy; £810 Shen­nan­ton. OTM Bulls: £1085 Cul­naightrie; £855 Congeith.

Cows: £1037 Graplin; £998 Cul­naightrie; £979, £961, £935 Trolane; £880 Up­per Hard­land.

349 store sheep were for­ward and sold to a large ring­side of bid­ders, sell­ing to £80.50 for Tex­els from Mid­town, and av­er­aged £61.25

Texel: £80.50 Mid­town; £77 Castle­hill; £75 Kel­loside. Suf­folk: £69.50, £60 Nether Cor­sock. Grey­face: £73 Castle­hill; £68.50 Gar­roch Es­tate; £67 Rusko Farms; £67 Nether Cor­sock. Black­face: £60 Gar­roch Es­tates; £60, £56 Drumelzier; £59 Rusko Farms; £58 Knock­sheen. Wal­lets Tues­day Wal­lets Marts Cas­tle Dou­glas Lim­ited had for­ward 2029 prime and cast sheep onTues­day. 1429 prime hoggs sold to av­er­age 184.07 (SQQ 185.88). All classes would be slightly sharper but with over half the sale be­ing un­der 39kgs and some lack­ing flesh this harmed the over­all av­er­age although were still read­ily sold.

Top price was £104 for a Bel­tex hogg from Craigview, Springholm, with top ppk go­ing toTor­house­kie,Wig­town, for Bel­tex hoggs again at 236.6p

A larger show again of cast sheep sold sim­i­lar with good ewes short of re­quire­ments.Top was £124.50 for aTexel ram from The Grange. Ewes topped at £111.50 for a pair ofTex­els from Byre­croft. Black­face ewes sold to £55.50 from Drumelzier Place. Lead­ing hoggs per head 25.5-32kg Aver 168.56; top 187.5 – Easy Care: £55.50 Nether Lag­gan. Black­face: £60 Glen; £56, £55 Grob­dale. 32.1-39kg Ave 187.04; top 222.9 – Bel­tex: £86.50Tap­pit Lane; £84 Ed­ing­ham.Texel: £78.50, £74.50 Ire­land­ton; £77.50 Borgue House; £73 Mid­town. Suf­folk: £71.50 Galt­way. Black­face: £70.50(x2) Mid­town; £69 Glen­lee; £69 Glen. Che­viot: £69 Kirkhaugh. 39.1-45.5kg Ave 191.2; top 236.6 – Bel­tex: £97(x2)Tor­house­kie; £88 Craigview.Texel: £89 Bre­con­side; £87.50 Bal­ger­ran; £86 Byre­croft; £85 Ire­land­ton; £84.50 Mid Th­reave; £84 Gar­roch Est; £84 Tor­houskie; £84Torrs. Che­viot: £83.50, £81 Halket Leathes; £80 Craigview; £79 Kirkhaugh. Black­face: £82, £75.50 Glen; £80.50 Mid­town; £75.50 Knock­breck. Grey­face: £80 Nether Barr; £80 MidTh­reave; £80 Over­lag­gan. 45.6-52kg Ave 180.58; top 194.9 – Bel­tex: £96.50 Craigview; £89 Borgue House.Texel: £94, £91 Old School House; £94 Halket Leathes; £93 MidTh­reave; £93.50, £92.50 Craigview; £92 Torrs. Suf­folk: £89 Borgue House; £88 Barstibly. Grey­face: £85 Han­nas­ton; £81 Borgue House. Che­viot: £85 Craigview; £84 Halket Leathes. Charo­lais: £87 Low Ark­land. 52+kg Ave 171.4; top 185.7 – Bel­tex: £104 Craigview.Texel: £94.50 Mid­town. Suf­folk: £92.50, £91 Galt­way; £91 Barstibly. Cast sheep Ewes –Texel: £111.50, £101.50 Byre­croft; £95.50 Mid­town; £89.50 Drum­coltran. Suf­folk: £87.50 Borgue House. Che­viot Mule: £67.50, £61.50 Grange. Lleyn: £63.50 Red­croft. Grey­face: £68.50 Dunesslin; £63.50 Tor­houskie; £63.50 Mid­town; £62.50Torrs. BFL: £97.50 South Quin­tine­spie. Bel­tex: £105.50 Tor­houskie. Black­face: £55.50 Drumelzier Place; £54.50 Castle­gower; £50.50 High Bar­caple; £48.50 Mid­town; £48.50 Han­nas­ton.

Tups –BFL: £121.50 South Quin­tine­spie.Texel: £124.50, £107.50 Grange. Black­face: £63.50 Castle­gower. Suf­folk: £107.50 Old Clu­den.

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