WAL­LETS MARTS

The Galloway News - - FARMING -

Wal­lets Marts Cas­tle Dou­glas Lim­ited had for­ward 694 prime and cast sheep on Tues­day.

174 prime lambs sold to av­er­age 244.29ppk (SQQ 250.47). A larger show of lambs were for­ward sell­ing to an in­creased ring of buy­ers. Many more could have been sold with lambs up to 42kg eas­i­est to sell and in most de­mand.

Top was a pen ofTex­els at £114 from Messrs Williamson and Ross, Bre­coniehill, Cas­tle Dou­glas.

Top per kilo was 280ppk for out­stand­ing Tex el s from Messrs Wil­son, West Bar­mof­fity, Kirk­patrick Durham.

282 prime hoggs sold to a top of £103 forTexel hoggs from Drum­lane, Lau­rieston, with top per kilo be­ing 200ppk from Clon­hie, Pen­pont.

238 cast sheep were again a good trade with light­weight ewes be­ing a flyer with Black­face sell­ing to £71.50 from The Muil, but over­fat mule ewes be­ing no dearer.

Top­ping the ewes at £117.50 was Bel­tex ewes from Drum cork, T horn hill.

Lambs per head –Texel: £114, £110, £107 Breck­oniehill; £113 Castle­hill; £112.50 Pal­mal­let; £112, £109, £108West Bar­mof­fity; £107 Cot­land; £106 New­mains. Suf­folk: £111, £106 Castle­hill; £110, £104 New­mains; £105 Pal­mal­let. Bel­tex: £107, £100.50 Corra.

Lambs per kilo –Texel: 280, 271.8, 264.7West Bar­mof­fity; 260.6, 257.6 Breck­oniehill; 254.9, 252.4 New­mains. Bel­tex: 264.5 Corra. Suf­folk: 253.8, 252.5 New­mains.

Lead­ing hoggs per head – Texel: £103, £96 Drum­lane; £102 Bar­cloy; £95 Ken­mure; £95 Bet­ty­knowes; £90 Ire­land­ton. Suf­folk: £90.50 Bar­cloy; £90 Drum­lane. Black­face:£79 Meikle Car­ton; £78, £73.50 Glen; £77, £74.50 Sped­doch.

Lead­ing hoggs per kilo – Bel­tex: 200 (x2) Clon­hie.Texel: 197.4, 193.3, 192.3 Ire­land­ton; 193.9 Bet­ty­knowes. Black­face: 192.7, 186.9 Glen; 189.5 Lochurr; 188.6 Beoch; 187.2 Sped­doch. Suf­folk: 191.5 Bar­cloy; 191.1 Drum­lane. Cast sheep Ewes – Bel­tex: £117.50, £101.5 Drum­cork.Texel: £104.50 Bar­cloy; £95.50 Cot­land; £90.50, £89.50 Ire­land­ton. Suf­folk: £88.50 Drum­cork. Lleyn: £84.50 Drum­cork, £78.50 Bar­cloy; £70.50 Auchen­bainzie. Che­viot: £83.50, £74.50 Ire­land­ton. Grey­face: £71.50 Val­ley­field; £68.50 Cot­land. BFL: £77.50 Ard­wall.

Rom­nay: £64.50 Bor­land, Min­ni­gaff. Rouge: £94.50 Screel. Black­face: £71.50 Muil; £70.50 Meikle Car­ton; £69.50 Rank­in­ston; £65.50 Kirk­landView. Swale: £54.50 Cot­land. Shet­land: £39.50 New­ton.

Tups –Texel: £117.50 Bore­land of Girthon. BFL: £92.50 Cot­land; £88.50 Bore­land of Girthon. Black­face: £77.50 Craig, Bal­maclel­lan. Lleyn: £84.50 Bore­land of Girthon. Rom­nay: £75.50 Bore­land, Min­ni­gaff.

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