26 Prime cattle:- Trade reflected the plainer offering forward, more numbers required to fill order books. Sale average 202.6 or (368.4ppk at 55% d/w)
Bullocks Limousin to 221.5ppk, 220p for D & E Lockhart Fauldingcleugh to R Johnstone & Sons, Butchers Annan.219.5ppk Fauldingcleugh, Kirkpatrick to Ballard Butchers Castle Douglas.
Top Gross bullock £1412.95 Marwhirn.
Heifers Limousin to 213.5p from R Neill UpperTinwald to Border Meats, Lockerbie, 211.5p UpperTinwald , Dumfries to M/s Ballard, 207.5p Garmartin KirkpatrickDurham to Grierson Bros Butchers, Castle Douglas, 207.5p Gledenholm Parkgate to Border Meats , Lockerbie.
Top Gross heifer £1273.88 Marwhirn.
91 OTM Cattle: More small leaner cows forward, trade steady
Per Head Cows Simmental £1241.10 Cormaddie
Limousin top £934.80 Nether Barr
Angus to £1047.75 Druidhall
British Blue to £915.90 Cormaddie
Holstein to £906.30 Rockhallhead
Per Kilo cows
Holstein 146,137,131 Thwaite
Limousin 139 NetherBarr 131 Drumburn
British Blue 129 Cormaddie
Hereford 129 MeikleBarncleugh
Angus 127 Druidhall
The firm had forward 1536 prime lambs at their weekly sale. Once again overall quality was good and this was reflected in the trade with well bred, well fleshed lambs easily sold. The day's average of 164.41 p/k was 4p dearer on the week. Top price per head was £87.5 for texel crosses from Miss M Gibson, Birkshaw, Dunscore. Highest price per kilo was 199p/k also for texels from Breconside Farming Partners, Breconside Tower, Moffat. Other prices:-
Light Lambs (25.5-32kg) Top 150p ave 131p
Texels 43.5 Breconside Tower, Blackface 48 Mitchelslack, 41.5 The Ford, 40 Garroch Estate
Standard Lambs (32.10-39 kg) Top 199p av 161.8p
Suffolk 66 Eastside (Durisdeer), 65.5 Abune the Brae, 56 The Ford.
Texel 69.5 Breconside Tower, 67.5 Riggheads, 67.5 Over Abington 67.5 Leithenhall
Cross 62 Liscleugh, 61 Woodhouse Bungalow, 60 Over Abington, The Ford, Ardoch
Blackface 52.5 Craighead, 42.80 Mitchelslack
Medium Lambs (39.1 – 45.5) Top 195p ave 167.5
Suffolk 70 Liscleugh, Barnbaroch, Longbeoch, Maryfield
Texel 74, 78 East Polquhirter, 76 Kirkton, Crawford, 75.20 Clydeside, 75 Woodhead, 74.5 West Skelston
Cross 66 East Polquhirter, 64.5 Craighead, 64 Kirkton Crawford
Blackface 55 Mitchellslacks
Lleyn 53.5 Summerhill
Heavy Lambs (45.6 52kg) Top 185 av 164.9p
Suffolk 82.5 Eastside, (Durisdeer) 77 Third, 75 Clydeside, 74.20 Swyre
Texel 85, 84.5 Eastside Durisdeer, 82 Archbank, Blaebeck, 80 Third, 79.5 east Polquhirter.
Super Heavy lambs (52.1kg & over)
Suffolk 80 Kenmuir
Texel 87.5 Birkshaw
Also forward were 437 cast ewes & rams, better fleshed sorts were a decent trade whilst plainer sorts lacking flesh were definitely easier on the week. The prices:-
Texel 84.5 Eastside, (Durisdeer), 77.5 Kenmuir, Carswadda, 69.5 Kirkton, (Crawford)
Charollais 90.5 Eastside, 69.5 Thorniwaite
Cross 67.5 Kenmuir, 65.5 Auchencheyne, 64.5 Carswadda
Leicester 78.5 Dalpeddar, 66.5 Dalpeddar,
North Country Cheviots 65.5, 45.5 Upper Portrack
Light Ewes :-
Blackface 49.5, 52.5 Craigdarroch, 44.5,50.5 Glenmanna, 47.5 Dalpeddar, Dunesslein
Lleyn 58.5 Summerhill, 46.5 Laneside, 45.5 Bennan
Cast Rams :-
North Country Cheviots 74.5, 69.5 Archbank
Lleyn 82.5 x 2 , 80.5 Laneside
Overall Heavy ewes average £57.04.
Overall light ewes average £33.35
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