Report 30.03.2020

AYR- MONDAY 30th MARCH 2020

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd had a small offering of 856 Sheep Comprising 48 Cast Sheep and 809 Prime Hoggets. March has seen the Best Trade Ever for Sheep and due to the ongoing pandemic it is now one of the worst. Top Price of the day was £88  for a pen of Beltex’s  off Messrs M Stevenson, Balcaimie or 202.5p for a pen of Texel’s off Messrs James A Watson, High Tarbeg. The whole sale Averaged 163p or 171.6p SQQ, the whole sale Average 47.9kg.

 

Hoggets (Top Price Per Head)

Beltex: £88, £87 and £86 Balcaimie. Texel: £86 Lindsayston, £85 Springfield, Drumsuie, High Tarbeg, Hill of Ochiltree, Laigh Castleton, £84 Lindsayston, £83 Carbieston Mains and High Tarbeg. Suffolk: £85 Balcaimie, £82 x2 and £81 High Letterpin. Blackface: £85 Pinvalley, £80 Pinvalley, £70 Garple.

 

Hoggets (Top Price Per Kilo)

Texel: 202.5p and 188.6p High Tarbeg, 183.7p Dykes, 180.9p Springfield, 180.5p Carbieston Mains, 180p High Tarbeg, 178.7p Lindsayston, 177.8p High Tarbeg, 175.6p Rigghead, 172.7p High Tarbeg. Beltex: 172p Balcaimie. Cheviot: 171.6p Knockgardner, 168.2p Mid Floak. Blackface: 165p Adamcroft, 163p Pinvalley.

 

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Posted on 30 Mar 2020 by Craig Wilson
Report 16.03.2020

AYR- MONDAY 16th MARCH 2020

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 1855 Sheep Comprising 1479 Prime Hoggets and 376 Cast Ewe’s and Tup’s. Dearest Trade of the Season for all types again this week with the Overall Average of 251.9p or 262.4p SQQ and £109.62 Per Head. Top Price Per Head was £140 for a Fantastic pen of Texel’s off J & A Young, Lanemark Farm (New Cumnock) or 314p for a pen of Three Smart Beltex’s off Messrs James Shennan & Sons, Knockgerran, Blackface Hoggs sold to £126 for a pen off Messrs A Blackwood, Boghead Farm or 263.6p for a pen off Messrs Andrew Paton & Co, Craig.

 

Hoggets (Top Price Per Head)

Texel: £140 Lanemark, £134 Kilhenzie and Lindsayston, £133 Lindsayston and Knockgerran, £131 Boreland, £130 x4 Meadowhead, Lindsayston, Knockgerran and Kilhenzie, £129 Keyshill, Balcaimie and Burnhouse. Beltex: £136 Balcaimie, £135 x2 Balcaimie and Knockgerran, £133 Laigland, £131 x4 pens Balcaimie, £130 x2 pens Balcaimie, £129 x3 pens Balcaimie, £128 Lyonston. Suffolk: £135 High Letterpin, £130 Pinmore Mains, £128 for a pen of 61 off High Letterpin. Blackface: £126 Boghead, £116 Craig, £114 x2 Linfairn and Boghead, £112 x2 Fechan and High Tarbeg. Mule: £123 Knockgerran, £119 Pinvalley, £116 Creagraineach. Cheviot: £112 Holmes (Drybridge). 

 

Hoggets (Top Price Per Kilo)

Beltex: 314p and 307.5p Knockgerran, 309.8p Altewan, 295.6p Laigland, 295.2p Pinmore Mains, 278.7p Balcaimie, 278.3p Lyonston, 277.6p Balcaimie, 272.6p Altewan. Texel: 287.8p Creochhill, 283p Knockgerran, 281.6p Nether Culzean, 281.4p High Tarbeg, 277.8p Hill of Ochiltree, 277.1p and 276.6p Lindsayston, 273.7p Westcroft, 273.5p x2 Lindsayston and Kilhenzie, 272.7p Pinmore Mains. Suffolk: 274.4p Riggfoot. Cheviot: 274.4p Holmes, 273.2p Hareshawmuir. Mule: 258.5p Avisyard, 251.2p Avisyard, 245.5p Baidlandhill, 245p Hillhead, 238p Pinvalley. Blackface: 263.6p Craig, 260.5p High Tarbeg, 259.5p Keyshill, 256.3p North Garphar, 253.9p Craig, 251.2p Knockdon, 250p x3 South Corton, Craig and Ashmark.

 

376 Cast Sheep Sold.

 

All classes of Cast Stock kept marching on with trade for yet another week dearer. Top Price of £202 was paid for Texel’s from W Brown, Caprickhill and to £198 from J Hutton, Laigh Corton. Mule Ewes sold to £137 from Messrs Wilson, Balluskie. Blackface Ewes sold to £112 from M Connell, Balig. Cast Tups sold to £165 for Charolais from T Smith, Laigh Borland and £152 from Cheviots from R Swan, Knockgardner.

 

Cast Ewes (Top Price Per Head)

Texel: £202 and £188 Barrance, £198 Laigh Corton, £188 Altewan. Charolais: £172 Lyonston. Texel Cross: £160 Burnhouse, £152 Auchenflower and Balluskie, £139 Altewan. Suffolk Cross: £158 Balig, £140 Riggfoot. Cheviot: £155 Balluskie, £135 Knockgardner. BFL: £142 Grassmillees, £138 Avisyard. Mule: £137 Balluskie, £135 Burnhouse and Balig. Blackface: £112 Balig, £109 Upper Wellwood, £107 Low Drumclog, £106 Birgidaleknock.

 

Cast Tups (Top Price Per Head)

Charolais: £165 Laigh Borland. Cheviot: £152 Knockgardner. Suffolk: £138 Burnhouse.  

Posted on 16 Mar 2020 by Craig Wilson
Report 09.03.2020

AYR- MONDAY 9th MARCH 2020

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd Sold 2454 Sheep Comprising 2020 Prime Hoggets and 434 Cast Ewe’s and Tups. Again the Hoggets Proved a Flyer with all types easy cashed. Top Price of the day was £140 for a Thumper of a Texel off Messrs William Stevenson & Son, Auchenflower second Top Price was £136 for a pen of Beltex’s off Messrs James Shennan & Sons, Knockgerran. Topping Per Kilo was 288.6p for a pen of seven Beltex’s off Messrs James Shennan & Sons, Knockgerran, Blackface Hoggets sold to £121 on two separate occasions, Firstly for a pen off John McWhirter, Linfairn and then for another pen off Messrs Andrew Paton & Co, Craig. Top Price Per Kilo was 244.2p for a pen of 54 off John McWhirter & Co, Linfairn. The Whole Sale Averaged 239.4p or 243.3p SQQ.

 

Hoggets (Top Price Per Head)

Texel: £140 Auchenflower, £135 High Grange, £134 x2 North Lodge and Fisherton, £132 Fisherton , £130 x3 Pinmore Mains, Linthills and West Brockloch, £128 Fleminghill, £126 Knockgerran, Balcaimie, Drumjoan, Langalbuinach and Auchenflower. Beltex: £136 Knockgerran, £135 and £135 Balcaimie, £127 x2 Knockgerran and Balcaimie, £126 Knockgerran, £126 Balcaimie. Cheviot: £125 Mid Floak. Suffolk: £130 and £125 Ardoch, £124 Stoneside. Blackface: £121 x2 Linfairn and Craig, £114 Linfairn, £110 x3 Linfairn, Pinvalley and Craig, £109 x2 Linthills, Holehouse (Logan) and High Street. Mule: £116 Fleminghill, £111 Mid Floak, £108 Knockgerran.

 

Hoggets (Top Price Per Kilo)

Beltex: 288.6p and 286.4p Knockgerran, 278.1p Mid Floak, 276.1p Balcaimie, 272p Knockgerran, 271.4p Whinpark, 269.6p Balcaimie, 263.2p Pinmore Mains. Texel: 267.4p x2 Carbieston Mains and Faulds, 266.7p Carbiestion Mains, 263.1p Langalbuinach, 262.8p High Grange, 260.7p x2 St Murray and Whinpark, 260.5p High Grange, 260.4p Knockgerran. Blackface: 244.2p Linfairn, 239.5p Holehouse (Logan), 238.4p Craig, 237.2p Pinvalley, 236.2p Beoch, 235.2p Knockdon. Mule: 247.6p West Brockloch, 240.5p Drumjoan, 238.1p Knockgerran, 232.6p Mid Floak.

 

434 Cast Sheep Sold at Ayr Market.

 

Cast Stock Prices Still Exceeding Expectations with a Top Price of £192 for Texel Ewes from J Kerr, Cundry Mains with Texel Cross Ewes from J Nisbet, Sorn Mains. The pen of the day was a pen of 14 Blackfaces from A Woodburn, Netherwood which sold at £108. Mule Ewes Peaked at £124 from Mrs J Seaton, Knockewart. Cast Tups sold to £158 for Texels from Daljedburgh and £152 from I McFadzean, Broadshean.

 

Cast Ewes (Top Price Per Head)

Texel: £192 Cundry Mains. Texel Cross: £189 Sorn Mains, £157 Dinwoodie, £141 Mansfield Mains. Beltex: £162 Sorn Mains. Suffolk Cross: £150 Sorn Mains, £141 East Moneyacres, £140 Whinpark. Lleyn: £148 Dustyhall, £127.50 Smithston. Roussin: £141.50 North Lodge. Leicester: £140 and £135 Avisyard, £127 Sorn Mains. Mule: £124 Knockewart, £122.50 Mansfield Mains, £121 Sorn Mains and East Moneyacres. Cheviot: £114 Ravenscroft, £106 Knockewart. Blackface: £108 and £97 Netherwood, £99 Knockewart. Herdwick: £78.50 Otterburn.

 

Cast Tups (Top Price Per Head)

Texel: £158 Daljedburgh, £152 Broadshean, £150 Hall of Caldwell, £148 Langalbuinach. Lleyn: £133 Smithston. Leicester:  £132 Fechan, £122 Avisyard. Easy Care: £102 Howcommon.

 

Posted on 09 Mar 2020 by Craig Wilson
Report 02.03.2020

AYR- MONDAY 2nd MARCH 2020

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 2224 Sheep Comprising 1785 Prime Hoggets and 438 Cast Ewes and Tups. Good Hoggs with Flesh would be dearer on the week however leaner types would be no sharper. Top Price of the day was £133 for a pen of 7 Superb Beltex’s off M Stevenston, Balcaimie. Topping Per Kilo was J H Sloan & Son, Dormieston for a pen of Four Shapley Beltex’s making 282.1p. Blackface Hoggets sold to £120 on two separate occasions firstly for a pen off John McWhirter & Co, Linfairn (Straiton) and then also from the Straiton Area was Messrs Andrew Paton & Co, Craig for a pen. Topping the Blackface Price Per Kilo was 244.1p for a pen of 57 off John McWhirter& Co, Linfairn. Mule Lambs sold to £112 off Messrs J Kennedy & Son, Beoch (Maybole) and Per Kilo was 237.8p for a pen of 33 off Robert Shennan & Sons, Farden. The Whole Sale Averaged 236.1p or 243.1p SQQ.

 

Hoggets (Top Price Per Head)

Beltex: £133 Balcaimie, £132 Balcaimie, £131 Lochlands, £130 Drumsuie, £130 Balcaimie, £128 and £126 Lindsayston. Texel: £128 Drumsuie, £127 Balcaimie, £126 x5 Drunsuie, Humeston, Boreland, Balcaimie and Lochlands. Cheviot: £113 Laigh Alticane. Suffolk: £120 x2 Perryston and Farden, £117 Boreland. Blackface: £120 x2 Linfairn and Craig, £117 Craig, £112 High Tarbeg, £110 Craig, £109 x2 Linfairn and Craig, £108.50 High Tarbeg. Mule: £112 Beoch, £108 Farden, £106 x3 Beoch, Raithhill and Drumsuie.

 

Hoggets (Top Price Per Kilo)

Beltex: 282.1p Dormieston, 274.4p Ashmark, 273.9p Drumsuie, 272.7p Dormieston, 272.3p Drumsuie, 271.8p Dormieston, 271.7p Balcaimie. Texel: 268.3p Farden, 265.9p Hill of Ochiltree, 264.3p Arnsow, 264.3p Dormieston, 263.6p Drummullan, 263.2p Gass, 262.8p Farden, 262.5p Perryston, 261.4p Netherton, 261.3p Enoch, 261.2p Lindsayston. Cheviot: 252.4p West Blackbyres, 250p Glasgow Road, 247.5p Laigh Alticane, Blackface: 244.9p and 244.1p Linfairn, 239p Pinvalley, 236.7p and 236.4p Craig, 235.6p Linfairn, 234.1p South Corton,. Mule: 237.8p Farden, 236.4p Faulds, 235.6p x2 Raithhill and Beoch (Maybole).

 

438 Cast Sheep Sold.

 

Cast Ewes were a flyer toady with Texel Ewes peaking at £202 from J Gilmour, Humeston and to £200 from J Forsyth, Lochlands. Texel Cross Ewes sold to £143 from A Howat, Enoch. Mule Ewes sold to £119 for a pen of 10 from  A Howat, Enoch while Blackface Ewes sold to £89.50 for a pen of 32 consigned by the Logan Family Holehouse, Kilbirnie. Cast Tups sold to £136 for Texels from I McFadzean, Broadshean. Over 50 Lots of Ewes sold over £100 per head.

 

Ewes (Top Price Per Head)

Texel: £202 and £185 Humeston, £200 and £166 Lochlands, £192 Oxenshaw, £178 Lochgreen. Beltex: £158 Smithston, £148 Brickrow (Cowan). Texel Cross: £143 and £130 Enoch. Zwartble: £129 Bents (Galston). Leicester: £125 Grassmillees. Suffolk Cross: £120 Humeston. Mule: £119 Enoch, £114 Knockendon, £110 Dalwyne, £108 Straid. Ryeland: £110 Stonehouse. Blackface: £89.50 Holehouse, £82 South Biggart.

 

Tups (Top Price Per Head)

Texel: £136 Broadshean, £124 Smithston, £123 Knockendon. Cheviot: £120 West Blackbyres. Suffolk: £113 Braeface.  

Posted on 02 Mar 2020 by Craig Wilson
Report 24.02.2020

AYR- MONDAY 24th FEBRUARY 2020

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 2081 Sheep comprising 1608 Prime Hoggets and 473 Cast Ewes and Tups. Top Price Hogget was £136 for a Superb Pen of Beltex’s off Mr J Hodge, Dykes Farm and Top Price Per Kilo was 297.6p for another pair of Beltex’s off Mr J Cousar, Howcommon. Blackface Hoggs Topped at £118 for a pen off Messrs Andrew Paton & Co, Craig and Topping Per Kilo was Messrs Thomas Barr, Shieldhill Farm making 235.4p Per Kilo. Mule Hoggs sold to £110 for a pen of 39 off Messrs J Kennedy & Son, Beoch (Maybole) or 232.1p off Kilkerran Estate. The Whole Sale Averaged 233.4p for a Heavier Show or 241.9p SQQ.

 

Hoggets (Top Price Per Head)

Beltex: £136, £132, £129 and £128 Dykes, £127 x2 Howcommon and Balcaimie, £126 Balcaimie and Howcommon, £125 Dykes and Howcommon, £124 Balcaimie. Texel: £126 Back O’Hill, £124 Laigh Tarbeg, £123 Knockgerran, £122 Balcaimie, £120 x5 Knockgerran, Tormitchell, Knockdon, Kilhenzie and Howcommon. Cheviot: £122 Laigh Alticane. Blackface: £118 and £113 Craig, £108 x2 Baidlandhill and Craig, £107 x3 Fechan, Craig and Low Drumclog. Mule: £110 Beoch (Maybole), £108 Creagraineach.

 

Hoggets (Top Price Per Kilo)

Beltex: 297.6p Howcommon, 295.4p Balcaimie, 289.4p Dykes, 288.6p Howcommon, 281.8p Balcaimie, 280.9p Dykes, 275.6p Balcaimie, 264.1p Back O’Hill, 262.5p Howcommon, 258.1p Windyhall, 257.9p Kilkerran Est, 257.5p Glendoune, 256.1p Drummuir, 255.1p Kilkerran Est, 254.6p Arnsow. Texel: 261p Girvan Mains, 257.5p Laigh Tarbeg, 256.1p West Croft, 255.3p Tormitchell, 253.7p High Grange. Cheviot: 243p Laigh Alticane, 239.7p Langside, 239.5p Holmes, 238.1p Floak, 236.1p Thornton. Blackface: 235.4p Shieldhill, 233.3p Holmes, 232.6p Baidlandhill, 231.4p Craig, 231p Keyshill. Mule: 232.1p Kilkerran Estate, 228.3p Beoch (Maybole).

 

473 Cast Sheep Sold. All classes cashed at recent rates not seen for some time and from Start to Finish selling was well above expectations. Top Price of £176 was paid for a Pair of Texel Cross Ewes sold by I Watson, Keyshill, Texel Ewes sold to £168 for a Pair from Messrs Welsh, West Broadmoss. Mule Ewes sold to £116.50 for a pen from J Crawford, Botherickfield. Blackface Ewes sold to £82.50 from A Woodburn, Netherwood.

 

Cast Tups sold to £150 for Texel’s from D Welsh, West Broadmoss and for Texel’s from J Campbell, Greenridge.

 

Ewes (Top Price Per Head)

Texel Cross: £176 Keyshill, £134.50 Botherickfield, £133.50 Whinpark. Texel: £168 West Broadmoss, £158 Tormitchell. Beltex: £136 Brickrow. Suffolk Cross: £130 Whinpark and Creagraineach (Arran). Roussin: £126 Tormitchell. Blue face Leicester: £126 Knowes (Lochwinnoch). Lleyn: £117 x2 Shalloch Park. Mule: £116.50 Botherickfield, £115 Greenridge. Cheviot: £108 Keyshill, £101 Knowe View. Kerry: £101 Eastlands. Blackface: £82.50 Netherwood, £78 Girvan Mains.

 

Tups (Top Price Per Head)

Texel: £150 West Broadmoss and Greenridge. Lleyn: £146 Meadowhead, £127 Maxwelston. Leicester: £125 Hillhead. Charolais: £124 West Croft. Beltex: £120 Tormitchell. Blackface: £100 Fechan.

Posted on 24 Feb 2020 by Craig Wilson
Report 17.02.2020

AYR- MONDAY 17th FEBRUARY 2020

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 1878 Sheep Comprising 1415 Prime Hoggets and 463 Cast Ewes and Tups. Again numbers being tight resulting on all types of Hoggets selling to extremely high rates with the whole sale Averaging 242p or 250.4p SQQ. Top Price Per Head was £131 for a Strong pen of Texel’s off  Messrs Robert Shennan & Sons, Farden and Closely followed by £130 for another pen of Texel’s off Messrs W & J McGill, Carsloe. Top Price Per Kilo was 287.50p for a pair of Beltex’s off Messrs R Semple, Netherton. Blackface Hoggs sold to £128 for a pen of 56kg hoggs off Messrs Andrew Paton & Co, Craig or 251.2p for the same pen. Mule Hoggs sold to £120 for a pen off T R Logan, Holehouse or 245p for a pen off Dinwoodie Estate.

 

Hoggets (Top Price Per Head)

Texel: £131 Farden, £130 Carsloe, £129 Lindsayston, £128 x3 Birgidale Knock, Blairbowie and Dalfask, £125 Caprickhil and Dalfask, £124 Drumsuie and Carsloe, £120 x2 Blairbowie and Carsloe, £119 Drumsuie, Hill of Ochiltree and Lindsayston, £118 Whinpark and Mossend (Ayr). Suffolk: £119 Drumsuie, £115 High Gameshill. Beltex: £129 and £120 Lyonston. Mule: £120 Holehouse, £114 Holehouse, £112 Pinvalley, £109 Holehouse, £105.50 Dykes (Wilson). Blackface: £128, £110 and £108 Craig, £106 Keyshill, £105.50 Craig, £103 x3 Gass and Brisbane Glen Est.

 

Hoggets (Top Price Per Kilo)

Beltex: 287.50 Netherton, 275p Netherton, 272.7p Lyonston, 272.5p Netherton, 268.3Whitefordhill Cottage. Texel: 275.6p  Carsloe, 266.7p x3 Birgidale Knock, Caprickhill and Dormieston, 265.1p x2 Lindsayston and Blairbowie, 265p Balminnoch, 263.8p Dinwoodie Estate, 262.5p Netherton, 261.9p Darwhilling, 261.6p Dormieston, 260.5p Mossend, 260p Balminnoch, 259.8p Wee Carleton. Blackface: 251.2p Craig, 240.2p Maxwelston, 240p Craig, 238.2p and 236.9p Knockdon, 235.4p Keyshill, 232.6p Gass. Cross: 245p Dinwoodie Estate, 241.5p Caprickhill, 235.7p x2 Farden and Mossend (Ayr), 233.3p Maxwelston.

 

 

463 Cast Sheep Sold.

 

Numbers scarcer, Quality poorer trade every bit as dear. Top Price of £168 was paid for Texel’s from Messrs Walker, Laigh Alticane. Cast Tups peaked at £136 and £134 for Texel’s again sold on behalf of the Walker Family from Laigh Alticane.  Mule Ewes Peaked at £115 sold on behalf of Messrs Thomson, Blairbowie. Blackface Ewes sold to £82.50 from Brisbane Glen Estate and to £82 from Hunterston Estate.

 

Ewes (Top Price Per Head)

Texel :£168 Laigh Alticane. Charolais: £141 Lyonston. Suffolk: £135 Mid Brockloch. Texel: £135 Girtridge, £130 Dormieston. Border: £130 Laigh Alticane. Mule: £115 Blairbowie, £113 Rushaw, £110 Brisbane Glen. Half Bred: £100 Laigh Alticane. Cheviot: £93 South Side. Blackface: £82.50 Brisbane Glen, £82 Hunterston.

 

Tups (Top Price Per Head)

Texel: £136 and £134 Laigh Alticane, £128 Wee Carleton. Border: £133 Laigh Alticane. Cheviot: £120 Laigh Alticane. Blackface: £92.50 Craig.

Posted on 17 Feb 2020 by Craig Wilson
Report 10.02.20

AYR- MONDAY 10th FEBRUARY 2020

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 2061 Sheep comprising 1488 Prime Hoggets and 573 Cast Sheep. Top Price of the day was £136 for a Strong Texel off  J I Gatherer, Ochiltree Mains and coming in a close second was £132 for a pen of Texel’s off Messrs Robert Shennan & Son, Farden. Top Price Per Kilo was 270p for a pen of ten Beltex’s off Kilkerran Estate, Blackface Hoggets sold to £104 off David Morrison, Dalwyne or 236.6p for a pen of 21 off Messrs McNicol Brothers, Harplaw and Topping the Mule Hoggets again was Messrs R & M Dunlop & Son, Pinvalley for a Superb pen of 46 Fetching £110 or 235p for a pen off W R & R Campbell, Low Holehouse. The Whole Sale Averaged 234.1p or 245.1p SQQ.

 

Hoggets (Top Price Per Head)

Texel: £136 Ochiltree Mains, £132 Farden, £130 x2 Pens South Side, £129 South Side, £125 Lindsayston, South Side and Lochlands, £123 South Side and Hill of Ochiltree, £122 and £120 Aitkenhead, £119 Whinpark and Mid Lowes , £118 Back O’Hill, , £118 x2 Lindsayston and Littlemill. Beltex: £124 Back O’Hill, £121 High Grange. Suffolk: £119 High Tarbeg, £118 Farden. Blackface: £104 Dalwyne, £103.50 Knockdon, £103 Dalwyne, £102 Grimmet. Mule: £110 Pinvalley, £107 Farden, £105 Hill of Ochiltree.

 

Hoggets (Top Price Per Kilo)

Beltex: 270p Kilkerran Estate, 267.1p Fowler, 263p High Grange, 262.2p Lindsayston, 254.6p Back O’Hill, 252.9p Deaconhill, 250p Meadownay. Texel: 260.5p Meadownay, 258.5p Kilkerran Estate, 258p South Side, 257.3p Wee Carleton, 256p x2 Mid Lowes and Ditton, 255.8p Arnsow, 254.9p Farden, 254.1p Deaconhill, 253.7p Wee Carleton, 253.3p Farden, 251.3p Cairnhill, 251.2p Low Holehouse. Roussin: 248.8p Wee Carleton. Cheviot: 246.5p Holmes, 246.4p West Blackbyres. Mule: 235p Low Holehouse, 232.6p and 231.6p Floak, 231.1p Dinwoodie, 226.1p Farden. Blackface: 236.6p Harplaw, 235.2p Knockdon, 232.9p Stuck.

 

573 Cast Sheep Sold in Ayr Market.

 

Cast Sheep sold to a Top Price of £170 for a Texel Ewe from J McLeish , Back O’Hill with all classes of Ewes definitely dearer, over 46 pens of Cast Sheep sold at £100 plus. Mule Ewes sold to £104 from J Hodge, Dykes, Auchinleck. Cheviot Ewes sold to £110 for a pen from N McDonald, West Blackbyres, with Blackface Ewes to £78.50 for a pen from J Caldwell, Moorfield.

 

Cast Tups sold to £118 for a Texel from Messrs Steel, Ditton.

 

Cast Ewes (Top Price Per Head)

Texel: £170 Back O’Hill, £168 Thirdpart, £160 Ballochneil Cottage, £158 Riggfoot, £150 Holehouse, £139.50 Dalwyne, £139 Kilpatrick (Arran). Roussin: £150 Riggfoot. Texel Cross: £138 Barskelly, £130 Back O’Hill. Suffolk Cross: £130 Holehouse. Beltex: £130 Dykes. Half Bred: £120.50 Threepwood. Charolais Cross: £114 Mid Brockloch. Cheviot: £110 and £100 West Blackbyres. Mule: £104 Dykes, £99 Thirdpart. Blackface: £78.50 Moorfield, £73 Gass. Kerry: £91.50 Dalwyne.

 

Cast Tups (Top Price Per Head)

Texel: £118 Ditton. Cheviot: £106.50 Duhorn. Beltex: £106 Holehouse. Lleyn: £100 Laight.  

Posted on 10 Feb 2020 by Craig Wilson
MONDAY 3RD FEBRUARY 2020 AYR MART

Messrs Craig Wilson Limited sold 2096 Prime and Cast Sheep at their Sale in Ayr.

1464 Prime Hoggets met the dearest trade of the Season so far with the whole sale averaging £101.02 or 226.1 pence per kilo for a heavy show (SQQ 235.8 pence per kilo).  Topping at £128 for Texels off Knockgerran or 257.5 pence per kilo for Beltex off Lyonston.

405 Blackface Hoggets averaged 43 kilo or 220 pence per kilo (£94.00).  Selling to a top of £116 for a pen off Craig, Straiton or 232 pence per kilo for the same pen.

Cast Ewes would also be sharper on the week with less quality types forward.

Prime Hoggets Top Price Per Head

Texel: £128 Knockgerran, £120 Ardwell, Drumsuie & Farden, £118 Ardwell, Balcaimie, St Murray & North Lossat,   £117 Knockgerran & Ardwell, £116 Straid, Pirliehill & Farden, £115 Knockgerran, Pinclanty, Knockneen & Muir.  Beltex: £124, £121 Lyonston, £122, £117 Balcaimie, £118 Mid Floak & North Lossat, £117 North Lossat.  Suffolk: £118 Rottenyard, £109 Muir & Langalbuinoch.  Cross: £112 Knockgerran, £106 Rankinston, £104 East Revoch, £103 Ardwell, £101 Pirliehill.  Blackface: £116, £106 x 2 Craig, Straiton, £105 Aitkenhead, £101 x 2 Craig, Straiton, £98 Fechan & Gass, Straiton & Knockdon.  Cheviot: £95.50 Thornton, £89 Langside.

Prime Hoggets Top Price Per Kilo

Beltex: 257.5p/k, 256.6p/k Ltonston, 256.1p/k Muir, 254.4p/k North Lossat.  Texel: 253.5p/k Langalbuinoch, 252.5p/k Cairnhill, 251.1p/k Mid Lowes.  Suffolk: 241.9p/k Langalbuinoch, 240.0p/k Cairnhill, 237.8p/k Muir.  Cheviot: 238.8p/k Thornton.  Cross: 225.7p/k Lochgoin, 224.0p/k Knockgerran, 222.9p/k Castlemains.  Blackface: 232.0p/k, 230.0p/k. 229.6p/k Craig, Straiton, 231.1p/k Aitkenhead.

Ewes Top Price Per Head

Texel: £137, £117 Fowler, £120 North Lossat, £118 Pinclanty.  Suffolk: £116 Scart.  Roussin: £106 Cundry Mains.  Zwartble: £105, £95 North Lossat.  Leicester: £101 Pinclanty.  Texel cross: £94 Harelaw, £92 Low Holehouse, Balminnoch & Dykes, £90.50 Ardwell.  Cross: £89.50 Meikle Auchingree & St Murray, £88 East Revoch, £87 Mid Lowes.  Blackface: £83 East Revoch, £79 Farden & Brockloch, £75 Farden & Mid Lowes, £74.50 Lochgoin.  Cheviot: £89 Castlemains, £86 Muirhouse, £84 East Revoch, £79.50 Faulds.

Tups Top Price Per Head

Suffolk: £128 Harpercroft.  Texel: £126 Fowler.  Beltex: £121 Muir.  Leicester: £105 Knockgerran.  Cheviot: £100 Lochgoin.  Blackface: £84.50 Lochgoin.

 

 

Posted on 03 Feb 2020 by Craig Wilson
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