Wallets Marts Castle Douglas Limited sold 136 store cattle and 19 OTM cattle at their fortnightly sale on Monday.
Store cattle were once again good to sell despite being a plainer show throughout. Bullocks topped at £1025 for a pen of Aberdeen Angus crosses shown by R G Armstrong & Co, Langbarns, and to 268.4p per kg for a pen of Charolais crosses from D M McQueen & Son, Upper Barr.
Heifers sold to £900 for Charolais crosses from Lochside and to 234.4p for Charolais crosses from D M McQueen & Son, Upper Barr.
Overall averages levelled at 208.7p for bullocks and 201p for heifers.
19 OTM cattle also met with a strong demand topping at 157p per kg for an AAX cow from Park ofTongland and to £1130.72 for a BBX cow fromTrolane.
Overage bullocks made to 150p per kg for a Hereford from Auchtralure. Overall average was 139.08p per kg. Leading prices Steers – Angus: £1025, £910 Langbarns. Galloway: £870 Lochside. Limousin: £940 Lochside; £930 Graplin.
Shorthorn: £970 Lochside. Simmental: £950 Drumneil; £935 Park ofTongland. Charolais: £970 Lochside; £875 Drumneil.
Heifers – Angus: £830 Park of Tongland. Saler: £820 Garpel. Limousin: £780 Lochside; £760 Park of Tongland; £710 Auchtralure. Simmental: £880 Larg of Bargrennan; £830 Park ofTongland. Charolais: £900 Lochside; £820 Drumneil. OTM Cows – British Blue: £1130.72, £1111.36, £1106.82Trolane. Angus: £1053.36 Castlehill; £975.28 Glensone; £901.18 Park ofTongland.
Shorthorn: £917 Margrie. Limousin: £1096.46 Compstonend. Simmental: £856.80 Drumhumphry; £854.84 Mill of Plunton.