WALLETS MARTS CASTLE DOUGLAS LIMITED

MONDAY 25TH FEBRUARY 2019

OTM AND STORE CATTLE

STORE HOGGS

Wallets Marts Castle Douglas Limited held their fortnightly store sale on Monday 25th February 2019 when they sold 237 Store Cattle, 16 OTM Cattle and 365 Store Sheep.

 

Store Cattle were a plainer overall show with all types especially dairy bred cattle being harder to cash.  With deadweight prices continuing to slip downwards, linked to increased feeding costs, a lack of confidence within the store sector is now being experienced which is reflecting on prices.  Topping the sale at £1,230 were Limousin cross bullocks from Messrs Robb, Trolane whilst top price per kg was 245.9p for Limousin crosses from TB Hansell & Co, Nether Barr, Corsock.  Heifers sold to £1,185 for Limousins off Trolane and to 216.3p for Limousin crosses from Nether Barr.  Overall averages were 204.2p for bullocks (+3.4p on the last sale) and 190.5p for heifers     (-2.9p on the last sale).

A smaller show of 16 OTM Cattle met a stronger demand.  Grazing types sold to 132p per kg or £675 for a Simmental cross.  Finished cows topped twice at 131p for Simmental crosses and to £1,037.50 whilst average heifers sold to 140p per kg and £935.  Cast bulls made to 94p for a Stabiliser and £1,085.60 for an Aberdeen Angus.

 

Bullocks

 

Aberdeen Angus

£1205 Trolane; £850 (x2) Mayhaar; £815 Auchenleck

 

Limousin

£1230 Trolane; £1170, £1135, £1100 Nether Barr; £1165 Barlae; £1080 Killochy

 

Simmental

£1000 Mayhaar, £940 Slatehouse

 

British Blue

£885 Auchenleck

 

Charolais

£920, £860(x2) Cotland; £900, £865 Auchencairn House

 

Heifers

 

Angus

£955 Barlae

 

Limousin

£1185 Trolane; £1075 Nether Barr; £985 Killochy

 

Simmetal

£910 Mayhaar; £845 Slatehouse

 

Charolais

£940, £920 Killochy; £810 Shennanton

 

OTM

 

Bulls

£1085 Culnaightrie; £855 Congeith

 

Cows

£1037 Graplin; £998 Culnaightrie; £979, £961, £935 Trolane; £880 Upper Hardland

 

 

349 store sheep were forward and sold to a large ringside of bidders, selling to £80.50 for Texels from Midtown, and averaged £61.25

 

Texel

£80.50 Midtown; £77 Castlehill; £75 Kelloside

 

Suffolk

£69.50, £60 Nether Corsock

 

Greyface

£73 Castlehill; £68.50 Garroch Estate; £67 Rusko Farms; £67 Nether Corsock

 

 

Blackface

£60 Garroch Estates; £60, £56 Drumelzier; £59 Rusko Farms; £58 Knocksheen;

 

 

WALLETS MARTS CASTLE DOUGLAS LIMITED

TUESDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2019

WEEKLY PRIMESTOCK SALE

 

Wallets Marts Castle Douglas Limited on Tuesday 26th February 2019 had forward 2029 Prime and Cast Sheep

 

1429 prime hoggs sold to average 184.07 (SQQ 185.88).  All classes would be slightly sharper but with over half the sale being under 39kgs and some  lacking flesh this harmed the overall average although were still readily sold.

 

Top today was £104 for a Beltex hogg from Craigview, Springholm with top ppk going to Torhousekie, Wigtown for Beltex hoggs again at 236.6p

 

A larger show again of cast sheep sold similar with good ewes short of requirements.  Top was £124.50 for a Texel ram from The Grange.  Ewes topped at £111.50 for a pair of Texels from Byrecroft.  Blackface ewes sold to £55.50 from Drumelzier Place.

 

Leading hoggs per head

 

230         25.5 – 32                              Average 168.56                 Top 187.5

 

Easy Care

£55.50 Nether Laggan

 

Blackface

£60 Glen; £56, £55 Grobdale;

 

533         32.1 – 39                               Average 187.04                 Top 222.9

Beltex

£86.50 Tappit Lane; £84 Edingham

 

Texel

£78.50, £74.50 Irelandton; £77.50 Borgue House; £73 Midtown

 

Suffolk

£71.50 Galtway

 

Blackface

£70.50(x2) Midtown; £69 Glenlee; £69 Glen

 

Cheviot

£69 Kirkhaugh

 

438         39.1 – 45.5                           Average 191.2                   Top 236.6

 

Beltex

£97(x2) Torhousekie; £88 Craigview

 

Texel

£89 Breconside; £87.50 Balgerran; £86 Byrecroft; £85 Irelandton; £84.50 Mid Threave; £84 Garroch Est; £84 Torhouskie; £84 Torrs

 

Cheviot

£83.50, £81 Halket Leathes; £80 Craigview; £79 Kirkhaugh

 

Blackface

£82, £75.50 Glen; £80.50 Midtown; £75.50 Knockbreck

 

Greyface

£80 Nether Barr; £80 Mid Threave; £80 Overlaggan

 

197         45.6 – 52                               Average 180.58                 Top 194.9

 

Beltex

£96.50 Craigview; £89 Borgue House

 

Texel

£94, £91 Old School House; £94 Halket Leathes; £93 Mid Threave; £93.50, £92.50 Craigview; £92 Torrs

 

Suffolk

£89 Borgue House; £88 Barstibly

 

Greyface

£85 Hannaston; £81 Borgue House

 

Cheviot

£85 Craigview; £84 Halket Leathes

 

Charolais

£87 Low Arkland

 

20           52+                         Average 171.4                                   Top 185.7

 

Beltex

£104 Craigview

 

Texel

£94.50 Midtown

 

Suffolk

£92.50, £91 Galtway; £91 Barstibly

 

Cast Sheep

 

EWES

 

Texel

£111.50, £101.50 Byrecroft; £95.50 Midtown; £89.50 Drumcoltran

 

Suffolk

£87.50 Borgue House

 

Cheviot Mule

£67.50, £61.50 Grange

 

Lleyn

£63.50 Redcroft

 

Greyface

£68.50 Dunesslin; £63.50 Torhouskie; £63.50 Midtown; £62.50 Torrs

 

BFL

£97.50 South Quintinespie

 

Beltex

£105.50 Torhouskie

 

Blackface

£55.50 Drumelzier Place; £54.50 castlegower; £50.50 High Barcaple; £48.50 Midtown; £48.50 Hannaston

 

Tups

BFL

£121.50 South Quintinespie

 

Texel

£124.50, £107.50 Grange

 

Blackface

£63.50 Castlegower

 

Suffolk

£107.50 Old Cluden

 

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