Wallets Marts Weekly Primestock Sale Tuesday 30th June 2020

WALLETS MARTS WEEKLY PRIMESTOCK SALE TUESDAY 30TH JUNE 2020

Wallets Marts Castle Douglas Limited on Tuesday 30th June 2020 had forward 1134 prime and cast sheep.

 

A tremendous show of 1071 prime lambs were forward averaging 235.15 (SQQ 235.26)

 

Again, trade was ahead of expectations with the sale only fractionally back on last weeks flyer.  With lambs coming ready sooner numbers were up 23% on the corresponding day last year and more importantly were £16.08 up on the year.

 

A wonderful show of lambs were forward with 178 lambs (18 pens) selling over 250ppk to a top of 277.4 for a pen of 19 Beltex lambs from Messrs Jardine, Upper Hardland, Balmaclellan.  Heavy lambs were in short supply and sold to £121 for Texels from Messrs Brown, Drumcoltran, Kirkgunzeon with Scotch Mules to £100 and 227.3ppk for a pen from Auchecairn Farms, Auchenfad, Auchencairn.

 

A small show of cast sheep were easily sold selling to £125 for Texel rams from Auchefad.

 

If you have cast sheep to go, I would advise you to sell as this surge in trade may well be short term.  Overfat, although sharper, is still the hardest to sell, but if they are fit and you are thinking of weaning please don’t hold onto them.

 

 

LEADING PRICES

 

Prime Lambs

 

184         32.1 – 39                              Average 238.21                 Top 271.3

 

Texel

£105, £103, £100 West Barmoffity; £98, £91.50 Farhills

269.2, 264.1, 263.2 West Barmoffity; 253.9, 238.9 Farhills

 

Beltex

£105, £103.50 Gelston Castle; £97 Barlocco

271.3, 265.4 Gelston Castle; 248.7 Barlocco; 239.5 Corra

 

Rousin

£88.50 Farhills

237.3 Farhills

 

863         39.1 – 45.5                           Average 234.57                 Top 277.4

 

Texel

£110 Gelston Castle; £108.50 Balannan; £108 Fagra; £108 Brockloch; £107, £105 West Barmoffity; £107 Glentoo; £107 Barbershall; £106(x2) Breckoniehill;

 

 

263.4 Fagra; 262.5 West Barmoffity; 259.1 Breckoniehill; 256.3 Valleyfield; 255, 253.8, 250 West Barmoffity

 

Beltex

£109, £107 (x2) Upper Hardland; £109 Barlocco; £109 Finniness; £107 Gelston Castle; £105, £103 Cullinaw; £101 Carsewalloch

277.4, 261 Upper Hardland; 267.5 Gelston Castle; 256. Cullinaw; 247.7 Finniness

 

Suffolk

£105.50 Blackpark; £105.50 Balannan; £102 West Barmoffity; £100.50 Trowdale; £100 Barbershall; £98 Whitecairn; £97.50 Balannan

239.8 Blackpark; 237.2 West Barmoffity; 232.1, 231.9 Balannan; 232 Barbershall; 231.1 Trowdale

 

23           45.6 – 52                              Average 232.41                 Top 242.0

 

Texel

£121 Drumcoltran; £120 The Lodge; £115, £106 Castlehill; £114 Shirmers; £111 bargatton; £107 Mill of Plunton;

 

 

242 Drumcoltran; 239.6 Castlehill; 237.5 Shirmers; 231.3 Bargatton

 

Beltex

£109 Finniness

235.5 Finniness

 

Suffolk

£113 Burnside; £104 Wellhill

235.4 Burnside

 

Cast Sheep

 

EWES

 

Texel

£115.50, £106.50 South Quintinespie; £114.50, £104.50 Farhills; £99 Finniness

 

Greyface

£78.50 Finniness; £74.50 Auchenfad

 

Easy Care

£75 Langbarns

 

Suffolk

£61 Gelston Castle

 

Blackface

£56.50 Auchenfad

 

RAMS

 

Texel

£125 Auchenfad; £109 Finniness

 

Blackface

£83 Cullinaw

 

As many of you are aware Andrew Watson departs the company at the end of June onto pastures new. For anyone wishing to show their appreciation for his service over the last 37 years a donation can be given to Colin Scott at Tarff Valley (Castle Douglas), Judith Cowie or John Smith.