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Trade Buoyant At Wallets Marts Store Sale 27/013/17

 Wallets Marts Castle Douglas Limited held their fortnightly cattle sale on Monday 27th March 2017 when they sold 423 cattle.

Whilst the exceptional weather may have kept some of the regular spectators at home it did not reflect on the trade in the slightest.  Some sellers are taking advantage of the buoyant trade and coming forward earlier than previous years and despite selling at lesser weights they are still going away with larger cheques.  Well bred young cattle at 10 – 11 months were once again in particular demand although in general the younger cattle were a plainer show overall than our previous sale.  At the other end of the scale larger, older cattle that have looked best value throughout the early sales were markedly dearer.

 

Topping the sale at £1275 were Simmental cross bullocks from Cardoness & Kings Laggen, Cardoness.  Next up jointly at £1230 were Limousin crosses from Glenhowl, Glenluce and Barscarrow, Sandhead.  Top price per kg in the bullock section was 273p paid to R Wallace & Co, Mains of Colloin for a pen of seven Limousins.  Mains of Collin then sold their next pen of seven Limousin at 272p, their next pen of six at 266p and their next pen of seven at 261p.  Overall average for bullopcks levelled at 229.5p or £981.15

The heifer section topped at £1140 for Limousins from Mains of Collin.  This was followed at £1130 and £1100 for two pens of Limousin crosses from Glenhowl, Glenluce.  Top price per kg for heifers of 251.7p was paid to P Dawson, Kirkland for a pen of Limousin crosses.  Next up at 250p per kg was a pen of Charolais crosses from Poldean.  Overall averages in the heifer section levelled at 222.4p per kg or £865.40

 

Leading prices

Steers

 

20 Angus                              Top price per kg – 249.50p                           Average price per kg – 235.51p

£1170 Trowdale; £1130 Boreland of Girthon; £940 Cogarth; £900 Muncraig

 

28 Saler                                Top price per kg – 241.80p                           Average price per kg – 228.61p

£975, £915 Boreland of Girthon; £900, £880, £855 Muncraig; £755, £735 Poldean

 

101 Limousin                     Top price per kg – 273.0p                             Average price per kg – 235.86p

£1230,£1135 Glenhowl; £1230, £1200, £1175, £1170 Barscarrow; £1175 Tregallon; £1130 Auchecheyne; £1125 Shangan

 

19 Luing                               Top price per kg – 236.80p                           Average price per kg – 221.26p

£1050, £980 Carleton

 

12 Shorthorn                      Top price per kg – 220.10p                           Average price per kg – 213.74p

£885 Lochside; £790 Bogue

 

24 Simmental                    Top price per kg – 240.0p                             Average price per kg – 218.63p

£1275 Cardoness & Kings Laggan; £1150 Shangan; £1080 Trowdale; £1055(x2) Trolane; £1020 Boreland of Girthon

 

10 Galloway                       Top Price per kg – 226.50p                           Average price per kg – 215.30p

£990 Garrochtrie; £945 Lochside

 

27 Charolais                       Top price per kg – 259.80p                           Average price per kg – 234.34p

£1130 Auchencheyne; £1115, £1100 Lochside; £1020 Cogarth; £1000 Killochy; £985 Poldean

 

3 British Blue

£945 Newton

 

Heifers

 

4 Angus                                Top price per kg – 201.50p                           Average price per kg – 190.73p

£915 Cogarth; £890 Cardoness & Kings Laggan

 

66 Limousin                        Top price per kg – 251.70p                           Average price per kg – 224.75p

£1140 Mains of Collin; £1130, £1100 Glenhowl; £1090 Snade; £1005 Mains of Collin

 

7 Simmental                      Top price per kg – 228.50p                           Average price per kg – 212.91p

£975, £790 Cardoness & Kings Laggan; £745 Slatehouse; £705 Anfield

 

67 Charolais                       Top price per kg – 250.00p                           Average price per kg – 224.66p

£1095, £1040 Shangan; £1000 £975, £935 Lochside; £935 Cogarth; £905 Killochy

 

5 British Blue                    

£920 Newton

 

OTM

 

Cows

£658.92 Flathill

 

Heifers

£942 Graplin

WALLETS MARTS CASTLE DOUGLAS LIMITED

TUESDAY 28th MARCH 2017

WEEKLY PRIMESTOCK SALE

 

At their weekly prime sheep sale on Tuesday 28TH March 2017 Wallets marts Castle Douglas Limitedsold 1237 Primes Hoggs, Cast Ewes and Rams.

 

928 prime hoggs met a sharper demand in keeping with the trade at other centres yesterday.  Topping the sale jointly at £97 were Texel hoggs from Messrs Ingham, Skaith, Newton Stewart and Messrs Milligan, High Glasnick, Newton Stewart.  Top price per kg was 241p paid to A F Campbell, Tappit Lane, Port William for a pen of Texel Hoggs which sold to local butchers Messrs Ballard, Castle Douglas.  With almost half the sale falling into the heavyweight range the overall average levelled at 175.42 or £75.41 whilst the SQQ average was 184.05p per kg.

 

309 Cast Ewes and Rams were also dearer on the week selling to £103 for Texel ewes from Byrecroft.  Overall average for cast sheep levelled at £55.61.

 

39           25.5-32                 Average 145.1                   Top 181.50         

 

Blackface

£53 Miefield; £50 Castlegower

 

Greyface

£49 Langbarns

 

250         32.1-39                 Average 173.20                 Top 241.00

 

Texel

£87.50 Tappit Lane; £80.50 Southwick Farms

 

Suffolk

£68.50 Boreland of Girthon; £58 Barbershall

 

Cheviot

£67.50 Comsptonend; £66.50 Kildarroch

 

Blackface

£72 Miefield; £70.50 Compstonend; £68(x2) Miefield

 

240         39.1-45.5              Average 178.98                 Top 210.9

 

Texel

£91 Byrecroft; £90 Barbershall; £83.50 Compstonend; £80 Byrecroft

 

Beltex

£96 Compstonend

 

Cheviot

£82 Compstonend; £81, £78.20 Halket Leaths; £78, £74 Kildarroch

Blackface

£76 Miefield; £75(x2) T S Farming, Rigghead

 

Greyface

£80.50, £76 Miefield; £70 Compstonend

 

275         45.6 – 52              Average 169.83                 Top 201.1

 

Texel

£97 Skaith; £93 Southwick; £92.50, £91 Byrecroft; £92 Farhills;

 

Suffolk

£86.20 Boreland of Girthon; £80 Galtway

 

Cheviot

£88, £87.50 Halket Leaths; £87 Craigview; £86.50 Garrochtrie

 

Greyface

£82.50 Miefield; £80 Castlegower

 

Blackface

£83 TS Farming, Rigghead; £80.50 Miefield

 

110         52+                                         Average 158.44                 Top 183.0

 

Texel

£97 High Glasnick; £91 Boreland of Girthon; £90 Compstonend; £88 Skaith; £88 Culnaightrie

 

Cheviot

£90.50, £89.50 Garrochtrie

 

Blackface

£80 Chirmorrie; £74 Grobdale

 

Suffolk

£88.50 Barbershall; £88 Galtway

 

Ewes

 

Texel

£103 Byrecroft; £100 Southwick; £97 Meikle Kirkland; £97, £96 Culnaightrie; £95 Barbershall

 

Suffolk

£99 Meikle Kirkland

 

Greyface

£80 Culnaightrie; £75 Rainton; £96, £68 Barbershall; £68 Langbarns; £68 High Glasnick

 

Blackface

£63 Pulcree; £60 High Barcaple; £59 Barlaes; £54 Chirmorrie; £54 Glen; £53.50 Castlegower

 

Cheviot

£76 Tappit Lane; £70 Meikle Kirkland

 

Rams

 

Texel

£98 Tappit Lane; £90 High Glasnick

 

Blackface

£65(x2) Barlaes; £58 Chirmorrie