Report 11.08.2020

AYR- TUESDAY 11th AUGUST 2020 

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 15 Dairy Cattle and 76 Calves and Stirks. A large show of Dairy Cattle forward, quality scarce topped at £1750 for Heifer off Philgowan.

 

Dairy Cattle (Top Price Per Head)

£1700 Muirlaught, £1600 Broadhead. Friesian: £1550 Coilsholm, £1480 Craigthornhall. Ayrshire: £1500 Borland.

 

Calf Numbers short of buyers requirements with Calves selling dearer again. Top Price of the day was £580 for a Shorthorn Cross Bull from Messrs Milroy, Pinwherry Home Farm. Heifers to £470 for a Simmental Cross from Messrs Millar, Baidlandhill.

 

Bull Calves (Top Price Per Head)

Shorthorn: £580 and £530 Pinwherry Home Farm, £435 Graystale. Simmental: £540 and £440 Baidlandhill. British Blue: £415 Tannockhill, £405 Davidston, £395 Muir. Aberdeen Angus: £395 East Montgarswood.

 

Heifer Calves (Top Price Per Head)

Simmental: £470 Baidlandhill. Charolais: £465 x2 Auchenhew (Arran). British Blue: £375 Muir, £370 and £365 West Park, £365 East Brockloch. Aberdeen Angus: £355 East Montgarswood. Shorthorn: £310 Graystale.

 

Stirks a Poor show for Quality Easily Maintained recent rates.

 

Bullock Stirks (Top Price Per Head)

Aberdeen Angus: £750 Graystale. Simmental: £670 and £660 Drumjargon. Saler: £645 Borland. Limousin: £590 South Kilbride. Friesian: £390 Old Mains.

 

Heifer Stirks (Top Price Per Head)

Limousin: £640 Graystale, £610 Knockewart. Simmental: £540 Drumjargon.

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 156 Prime and Cast Cattle at their sale in Ayr. Prime Cattle maintained recent rates.

 

17 Heifers Averaged 229.2p or £1271.86

2 Bullocks Averaged 231.3p or £1231.95

5 Dairy Bred Bulls Averaged 185.8p or £1085.31

 

Top Price of the day was 241p for a Limousin Heifer off North Boig to Messrs Nisbet Butchers, Sorn or to £1428 for another Limousin off the same home to Messrs Tarelgin Butchers Ltd.

 

Bullocks Topped at £1345.20 or 236p for a Limousin off Carskerdo to Messrs Donaldson Butchers, West Kilbride.

 

Young Bulls to 207p for a Limousin off Giffordland or £1356.10 for an Aberdeen Angus off Glenapp.

 

Heifers (Top Price Per Kilo)

Limousin: 241p, 238p and 234p North Boig, 239p and 237p Blairbowie, 239p and 235p Dormieston, 235p Rowanston. Charolais: 235p North Boig, 223p Borland.

 

Bullocks (Top Price Per Kilo)

Limousin: 236p Carskerdo. Charolais: 226p Borland.

 

Young Bulls (Top Price Per Kilo)

Limousin: 207p and 206p Giffordland. Aberdeen Angus: 191p Glenapp.

 

Rough Ring- all classes continued to sell well.

 

5 Bulls Averaged 132.3p to £1300 for a Simmental off Langholm or 175.8p for an Aberdeen Angus off South Milton.

 

63 Beef Cows Averaged 134.1p to £1280 for a British Blue off Clonbeith or 167.2p for a Simmental off Murroch.

 

59 Dairy Cattle Averaged 111.2p to £1020 for a Friesian off Barmickhill or 135.9p for a Friesian off Carskerdo.

 

5 Clean Cattle Averaged 163.1p to £1140 for a Limousin Heifer off Langslie or 193.2p for a Limousin Heifer off Nether Ardroscadale.

 

Bulls (Top Price Per Head)

Simmental: £1300 Langholm. Limousin: £1200 Langslie. Aberdeen Angus: £1150 Quilkieston. Friesian: £1000 Townend.

 

Cows (Top Price Per Head)

British Blue: £1280 Clonbeith. Simmental: £1260 Skeoch, £1140 Murroch, £1080 Skeoch, £1070 Murroch, £1000 Knockewart. Aberdeen Angus: £1240 Pinwherry Home Farm, £1090 Glanderston, £1060 x2 Quilkieston. Limousin: £1140 Knockewart, £1080 Murroch, £1060 Langslie. Shorthorn: £1010 Brackenhill, £990 Knocknaib. Charolais: £1000 Pinwherry Home Farm. Hereford: £990 Murroch. Montbeliard: £960 Stoopshill. Friesian: £1020 Barmickhill, £1000 Catcraig, £940 Stoopshill. Ayrshire: £840 Knowe. Limousin Heifer: £1140 Langslie, £1130 Nether Ardroscadale.

Posted on 11 Aug 2020 by Craig Wilson
Report 04.08.2020

AYR- TUESDAY 4th AUGUST 2020

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 4 Dairy Cattle, 126 Calves and Stirks and 45 Beef Breeding Cattle. Top Price in the Dairy Ring was £2100 for a Very Tidy Holstein Friesian Heifer off Messrs R & M Dalling, Westertoun.

 

126 Calves and Stirks sold with all types dearer on the week, with Calves selling to £510 for a Pair of Aberdeen Angus Cross Heifers off Messrs K W Farms, Dildown Est and Bull Calves selling to £490 on two occasions, Firstly for a Limousin Cross off Messrs Andrew Paton & Co, Craig and then for a British Blue Cross off Messrs J R Goldie & Sons, Buistonhead and Stirks selling to £900 for a British Blue Cross Heifer off Messrs I & M Glasgow, Kerse Park and Bullocks topped at £880 for a Charolais Cross off Messrs T & T Hamilton, High Cairn.

 

Bull Calves (Top Price Per Head)

Limousin Cross: £490 Craig, £460 x2 Brocklehill and Philgowan, £345 Gleniron, £330 Whitehill, £300 Netherholm, £275 South Biggart. British Blue Cross: £490 Buistonhead, £465 Brocklehill, £415 Drummullan. Aberdeen Angus: £460 Davidston, £430 x2 Brocklehill, £410 x2 Drummullan, £375 Graystale, £350 Drummullan, £325 Brocklehill, £320 High Auchensale. Hereford Cross: £385 x2 and £340 Pinmerry. Charolais Cross: £375 Windyhall. Simmental Cross:  £330 Whitehill. Shorthorn: £270 Oldmains. Ayrshire: £300 Pinmerry. Black and White: £260 Merkland, £240 Pinmerry, £220 Davidston, £210 Whitehill.

 

Heifer Calves (Top Price Per Head)

Aberdeen Angus Cross: £510 x2 Dildown Est, £410 and £400 Brocklehill, £330 x2 Kaimhill, £305 x3 Brocklehill. British Blue Cross: £455 and £420 Buistonhead, £380 Drummullan, £330 Brocklehill, £310 Bowes. Limousin Cross: £300 Graystale, £290 High Boreland. Hereford Cross: £275 Philgowan.

 

Bullock Stirks (Top Price Per Head)

Charolais Cross: £880 High Cairn. British Blue Cross: £770 Rottenyard. Shorthorn: £710 Rottenyard. Simmental Cross: £810 Auchentibber.

 

Heifer Stirks (Top Price Per Head)

British Blue Cross: £900 Kerse Park. Aberdeen Angus Cross: £865 Kerse Park. Simmental Cross: £725 Auchentibber.

 

A smaller offering of Breeding Cattle forward, with good types still easy cashed, however plainer and older Cows would be harder to sell. Topping the Sale was £2020 for a British Blue Cross Heifer with a Bull Calf at Foot off a regular consignment of Quality Heifers and Calves off Messrs R G & M E Armstrong, Barleith. Bulling Heifers Sold to £1100 for a pen of British Blue Crosses off Messrs A Shankland, Langdale and In Calf Cows Peaked at to £1380 for a Limousin Cross off Messrs D M & JL McAlister, Nether Ardroscadale.

 

Breeding Cattle (Top Price Per Head)

British Blue Heifer and Bull: £2020 Barleith. Limousin Heifer and Bull: £2000 and £1900  Barleith. Limousin Heifer and Heifer Calf: £1800 and £1750 Barleith. Aberdeen Angus Cow and Bull: £1650 and £1600 x2 Windyhall. Shorthorn Cow and Bull Calf: £1550 Millerston. Charolais Cross Cow and Heifer Calf: £1500 Windyhall.

 

16 Prime Cattle were Easily Sold and Maintained recent High Rates. Top today was £1477.75 or 257p from CA Smith, North Boig purchased by J M Nisbet Butchers, Sorn.

 

13 Heifers Averaged 238.8p

3 Bullocks Averaged 219p

 

Heifers (Top Price Per Kilo)

Limousin: 257p, 245p and 236p North Boig, 249p and 245p Auchleach, 243p Rowanston. Aberdeen Angus: 248p Rowanston. Charolais: 244p North Boig, 239p Boylston.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

192 Cattle Sold in Rough Ring, all classes would be slightly dearer on the week.

 

7 Bulls Averaged 120.9p or £1172.86 selling to £1480 for an Aberdeen Angus off R D Clark, Fineview or 164.7p for an Aberdeen Angus off R J Fleming, South Milton.

 

87 Beef Cows Averaged 135.1p or £830.34 selling to £1380 for a Limousin off W Murdoch & Co, Fleminghill or to 178.2p for another from the same home.

 

98 Dairy Bred Cows Averaged 113.2p to a Top of £1040 on two occasions once from Messrs J Lynch Farmers, East Brockloch and then from J Howie, Tarshaw. Tarshaw Topped Per Kilo at 167.7p.

 

Bulls (Top Price Per Head)

Aberdeen Angus: £1480 Fineview, £1340 and £1110 Homebyre, £1260 Laigh Langcraig, £1120 South Milton. Shorthorn: £1100 Lochend.

 

Cows (Top Price Per Head)

Limousin: £1380, £1270 and £1200 Fleminghill, £1300 and £1120 Creochhill, £1030 Parkerston. British Blue: £1260 Back Rogerton, £1080 Newfield. Stabiliser: £1200 Dustyhall. Aberdeen Angus: £1070, £990 and £970 Clauchrie, £1050, £990 and £970 Whitehill, £1020 Nether Johnstone,  £98 Holmbyre. Simmental: £1040 Clauchrie, £1000 Botherickfield. Holstein Friesian: £1040 East Brockloch and Tarshaw, £1010 Isle, £950 Wesr Cairngarroch, £930 Grange of Cree. Ayrshire: 930 Wellhouse, £800 Muir. Blonde: £940 Mid Knockglass. Galloway: £880 x2 Whitehirst Park. Shorthorn: £930 Bardrochwood, £870 Druchtag. Hereford: £800 Oldland. Belted Galloway: £790 Bardrochwood.

Posted on 04 Aug 2020 by Craig Wilson
Report 28.07.2020

AYR- TUESDAY 28th JULY 2020

 

Messrs Craig Wilson ltd sold 6 Dairy Cattle and 87 Calves and Stirks at our weekly sale. Dairy Cattle still well bid for with all forward being older Cows. Top Price of the day was £1850 for a Fresh Calved Cow off Messrs Drummond, Coilsholm. Calves sold to £500 for a Strong Limousin Cross Heifer off Messrs J Gilvear & Sons, Graystale and Bull Calves sold to £425 for a British Blue Cross off Messrs Jack Craig & Co, Tannockhill. Topping the Stirks was Miss L Templeton, Ardachie Farm for an Aberdeen Angus Cross Bullock making £840 and Heifers sold to £790 for a Limousin Cross off the same. More Calves and Stirks required for Buyers for Next Week’s Beef Breeding Sale. 

 

Bull Calves (Top Price Per Head)

 

British Blue Cross: £425 and £390 Tannockhill, £390 Merkland, £370 West Park, £365 x2 Nether Craig and Merkland, £325 Merkland. Limousin Cross: £420 Merkland, £410 and £390 Graystale, £375 Holm (Kirkcowan), £365 x2 Over Enoch and Tannockhill, £355 Townhead, £340 x2 Holm (Kirkcowan). Aberdeen Angus Cross: £405 Hoodsyard, £355 Kaimhill, £340 Creechanpark. Charolais Cross: £400 Graystale. Saler Cross: £385 Pinmore Mains. Simmental Cross: £350 Merkland. Black and White: £340 Merkland, £270 Meadowbank.

 

Heifer Calves (Top Price Per Head)

Limousin Cross: £500 Graystale, £410 Over Enoch, £375 x2 Townhead, £370 Tannockhill. Charolais Cross: £425 x2 Graystale, £400 Pinmore Mains, £385 Graystale. British Blue Cross: £400 Over Enoch, £355 and £350 West Park. Aberdeen Angus Cross: £365 Hoodsyard, £395 Townhead.

 

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 186 Prime and Cast Cattle at their sale in Ayr. Prime Cattle sold Sharper on the week with a poorer show for Quality on offer.

 

18 Heifers Averaged 220.7p or £1254.16

10 Dairy Bred Bullocks Averaged 190.3p or £1222.26

 

Top Price of the day was 260p for a Superb Limousin Cross Heifer off North Boig or £1495 to Messrs Country Fresh Butchers.

 

Bullocks Topped at 213p for a Charolais off High Kilbride or £1366.80 for a British Blue off West High Ardwell.

 

Heifers (Top Price Per Kilo)

Limousin: 260p, 244p and 238p North Boig, 243p Borland. Charolais: 239p, 237p and 236p Girvan Mains. British Blue: 199p and 196p West High Ardwell.

 

Bullocks (Top Price Per Kilo)

Charolais: 213p High Kilbride. Saler: 202p  Auchneight. British Blue: 201p West High Ardwell. Friesian: 171p Drongan House.

 

Rough Ring- all classes sold dearer again.

 

6 Bulls Averaged 143.1p to £1420 for a Limousin off Keyshill or 170p for an Aberdeen Angus off Townhead (Hopkins).

 

40 Beef Cows Averaged 130.1p Peaking at £1300 for a Limousin off Dykes (Auchinleck) or 176.5p for a Limousin off Balsalloch.

 

105 Dairy Cattle Averaged 112.5p Topping at £1250 for a Friesian off Carskerdo or 152.5p for a Friesian off Drongan Mains.

 

7 Friesian Heifers Averaged 132.8p to a Top of £1040 off Dalmoak or 158.8p for one off Culscadden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bulls (Top Price Per Head)

Limousin: £1420 Keyshill. Friesian: £1100 Drumore. Aberdeen Angus: £980 Townhead (Hopkins).

 

Cows (Top Price Per Head)

Limousin: £1300 Dykes, £1220 and £1200 Balsalloch, £1160 Laigh Corton. British Blue: £1130 Glanderston. Simmental: £1120 Murroch, £1000 Whitehill. Hereford: £1090 and £1060 Mains of Airies. Aberdeen Angus: £970 Laigh Corton, £960 Whitehill. Friesian: £1250 Carskerdo, £1090 Drongan Mains and Lochside, £1000 Drumore. Friesian Heifer: £1040 Dalmoak, £910 Culscadden.

Posted on 28 Jul 2020 by Craig Wilson
Report 21.07.2020

AYR- TUESDAY 21st JULY 2020

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 8 Dairy Cattle and 41 Calves and Stirks at our weekly sale. Dairy Cattle sold to £1800 for a Tidy Holstein Friesian Heifer off Messrs J & C Drummond, Coilsholm. Due to the Dry Weather and Rain Forecast for the next few days there was a Very Small offering of Calves and Stirks with many more could have been sold to sellers advantage. Top Price Calf was £575 for a Limousin Cross Bull off Messrs A Brown & Sons, Kirkhill Farm and Heifer Calves sold to £545 for a British Blue Cross off Messrs J Gilvear & Sons, Graystale Farm.

                                                                                                                    

Bull Calves (Top Price Per Head)

Limousin Cross: £575 Kirkhill, £480 and £460 Moorpark (Sandhead), £405 and £360 Tannockhill, £330 Graystale. Shorthorn: £330 Broadhead. British Blue Cross: £300 Airtnoch. Black and White: £245 Garrockhill.

 

Heifer Calves (Top Price Per Head)

Aberdeen Angus Cross: £480 Moorpark (Sandhead), £390 x2 Kaimhill, £300 Kittochside. British Blue Cross: £405 Tannockhill. Limousin Cross: £400 Graystale. Charolais Cross: £345 Pinmore Mains. Saler Cross: £270 Pinmore Mains.

 

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 101 Prime and Cast Cattle at their sale in Ayr. Prime Cattle continued to sell well.

 

13 Heifers Averaged 233.1p or £1316.73

3 Bullocks Averaged 228.5p or £1291.27

1 Young Bull Averaged 193p or £1032.55

 

 

Top Price of the day was 246p for a Superb Limousin Cross Heifer off North Boig bought by Messrs J M Nisbet Butchers or £1427.40 for a Limousin Heifer off Girvan Mains.

 

Bullocks to 236p for a Limousin off North Boig to Messrs J M Nisbet Butchers or £1404 for a Charolais off the same home.

 

 

Heifers (Top Price Per Kilo)

Limousin: 246p and 227p North Boig, 240p Girvan Mains and High Glentriploch, 234p x2 Girvan Mains. Blonde: 245p and 239p Girvan Mains. Charolais: 228p and 225p North Boig.

 

Bullocks (Top Price Per Kilo)

Limousin: 236p North Boig, 214p Borland. Charolais: 234p North Boig.

 

 

 

Rough Ring- a smaller show for Numbers Forward, trade similar.

 

7 Bulls Averaged 134p to £1360 for a Charolais off Scalpsie or 171.2p for a Montbeliard off Knockeffrick.

 

29 Beef Cows Averaged 135.8p topping at £1340 for an Aberdeen Angus off Whitehill or 169.6p for the same Girl.

 

48 Dairy Cattle Averaged 107.1p Peaking at £940 for a Friesian off Townend or 131p for a Friesian off Cooperhill.

 

 

Bulls (Top Price Per Head)

Charolais: £1360 Scalpsie. Simmental: £1340 Spittal. Limousin: £1160 Glenlea, £1130 Glenroy. Montbeliard: £1070 Knockeffrick.

 

Cows (Top Price Per Head)

Aberdeen Angus: £1340 and £1160 Whitehill, £1140 Little Ittington, £1100 Hemphill. Limousin: £1100 Hemphill, £1060 Borland. Simmental: £910 Borland. British Blue: £900 Pinmore Mains. Friesian: £940 Townend, £930 Cooperhill, £900 East Brockloch. Montbeliard: £750 Knockeffrick. Friesian Heifer: £790 Moorpark. Aberdeen Angus Heifer: £720 Glenroy.

Posted on 21 Jul 2020 by Craig Wilson
Report 14.07.2020

Ayr Mart – Tuesday 14th July 2020

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 12 Dairy Cattle, 61 Calves and Stirks. 

 

Dairy Cattle a plainer show for quality with the trade similar.  Top price of the day was £2000 for a very correct Friesian Calved Heifer from Messrs MacKie, Westerboard followed by £1850 for a Friesian calved Heifer from W Chalmers, Muirlaught.

 

Friesian Calved Heifer: £2000 Westerboard £1850 Muirlaught  Ayrshire Calved Heifer: £1500 Kirminnoch £1400 Muirlaught  Frisian Calved Cow:  £1500 Boreland

 

Calves

A small Show for numbers with trade very dear throughout.

Limousin Bull:  £555 (x2)  & £495 Graystale £485 (x2)  & £475 Over Enoch  Shorthorn Bull:   £450 Knockendale  British Blue:  £450 Over Enoch £400 West Mosside  Angus Bull:  £300 West Park  Limousin Heifer:  £530 (x2) Graystale £380 Tannockhill  £430 Over Enoch  Charolais Heifer:  £505 Graystale Angus:  £475 & £400 High Barness £375 (x2) High Auchensale  British Blue Heifer:  £355 West Park £305 Westerboard & Bowes  Frisian Bull:  £210 Davidston

 

Stirks

Simmental Bullocks:  £820 Rashhillhouse  Limousin Bull:  £720 Over Enoch  Limousin Bullock:   £640 Whitehurst Park  £565 Garrockhill  Frisian Bullock:  £530 Old Mains  Limousin Heifer:  £630 Whitehurst Park £580 Garrockhill  Simmental Heifer:  £675 Graystale  Simmental Bull:  £590 Newfield Mains  British Blue Heifer:  £570 Busitonhead  British Blue Bullocks:  £545 Buistonhead

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 124 Prime and Cast Cattle at their sale in Ayr. 

All classes continued to sell well. 

 

11 Heifers averaged 223.3p k/g or £1256.05

5 Bullocks averaged 206.7p k/g or £1228.17

2 Young Bulls averaged 203p k/g or £1020.00

 

Top price of the day was 250p k/g for an outstanding Limousin Heifer off North Boig (£1462.50) bought by Country Fresh Meats.  Bullocks topped at 223p k/g (£1393.75) off North Boig to Messrs Terelgin Butcher Ltd.  Young Bulls to 206p k/g for a Limousin (£1030) off Giffordland,

Heifer (Per Kilo)

Limousin:  250p & 230p North Boig 241p & 233p Mansefield Mains 227p Borland  Angus:  184p Millafleck

Bullocks (Price per Kilo)

Limousin:  223p North Boig Charolais:  214p Borland 209p Brownsfield

Rough Ring

Numbers Short, Quality less on the week with trade very dear.

3 Bulls averaged 135p k/g to £1280 for a Saler off Cuil or 171.4p k/g for an Angus off South Milton.  22 Beef Cows averaged 123.4p k/g to £1170 for an Angus off Thirdpart or 159.2p k/g for the same.  74 Dairy Cattle averaged 113.4p k/g.  Top of £1110 for a Friesian off Neilstonside or 132.5p k/g for another off the same home.  7 Clean Cattle averaged 143.9p k/g topping at £1000 for a Galloway Bullocks off Whitehill or 169.5pk/g for the same. 

Bulls

Saler:  £1280 Cuil  Angus:  £1020 South Milton  Friesian:  £860 Dechmount

Cows

Angus:  £1170 Thirdpart £1000 Clauchrie  Limousin:  £950 Knockterra  Saler:  £890 Kellybank  Shorthorn:  £880 Kellybank  Friesian:  £1110 Neilstone side £1080 Drongan House  £1060 & 1040 Neilsonside  Ayshire:  £860 West Spittal  Galloway Bullocks:  £1000 Whitehill  Angus Heifer:  £910 Clauchrie  Friesian Heifer:  £740 Macnairston

Posted on 16 Jul 2020 by Craig Wilson
Report 07.07.2020

Tuesday 7th July 2020 – Ayr Market

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 2 Dairy Cattle and 105 Calves and Stirks.  Dairy Cattle sold to £1980 for a strong Holstein Friesian Heifer off Messrs A & M Dalling, Westertoun and  a fresh calved cow sold to £1880 from Messrs J & C Drummond, Coilsholm.  A huge ringside of buyers for calves and stirks, seeing the dearest trade for calves seen for a very long time.  Top price of the day was £640 for a superb Limousin Bull off J Gilvear & Son, Graystale.  Heifer Calves sold to £540 for a Simmental off the same home.  Stirks sold to £975 for a Limousin Bullock off J M Miller & Co, Rowanhill and Heifers to £940 for a British Blue off Messrs W McHarg, Crofthead.

 

Top Price Bull Calves

Limousin:  £640 & £555 Graystale £520 Macmanniston £500 (x2) Merkland £390(x2) Townhead £370 Parkmill  Simmental:  £555 (x2) Graystale  Angus:  £505 Davidston £420 Kaimhill £410 East Montgarswood £395 (x2) Auchensale  & East Montgarswood £305 Catcraig  British Blue:  £495 Over Enoch £460 Merkland £445 Over Enoch £430 Tannockhill £370 The Muir £350 Tannockhilll  Mont:  £330 Kaimhill Black & White:  £300 Davidston £235 Auchensale £225 Merkland

 

Top Price Heifer Calves

Simmental: £540 Graystale  Limousin:  £495 Over Enoch £490 (x2) Drongan House £480 Over Enoch £420 Townhead £410 & £390 Over Enoch  £380 Graystale British Blue:  £480 (x2) Isle Farm £375 9x2) Tannockhill & Catcraig £355 The Muir

 

We also had a small selection of 7 Beef Breeding Bulls with a Simmental Bull topping the sale, making 2800gns off Messrs Robert McAlister, Langalbuinoch, Rothesay.  Second top was an aged Angus Bull off Messrs Wilson, Little Float making 1800gns and Limousin Bulls sold to 1750gns for a five year old Bull off Messrs A Hannah & Son, Meoul.

 

Messrs Craig Wilson ltd sold 168 Prime and Cast Cattle at their sale in Ayr.  All classes maintained recent high rates.

 

16 Heifers averaged 228.6p k/g or £1259.20

2  Bullocks averaged 214.9p k/g or £1181.63

 

Top price of the day was 243p k/g for a smart Limousin Cross Heifer off North Boig bought by Messrs J Nisbet, Butchers, Sorn or £1433.70 for the same girl.  Bullocks topped at 220p k/g or £1287 for a Saler Cross Bullock off Knockgerran to Messrs Marshall, Butchers, Johnstone.

 

Heifers (Per Kilo)

Limousin:  243p & 233p (x2) North Boig 240p & 233p Barscarrow 230p (x2) Boreland  Charolais:  232p Burnton  Hereford:  221p  Boreland

 

Rough Ring

A better show for quality met an increased trade.

3 Cast Bulls averaged 114.2p k/g peaking at £1340 for a Charolais off Scalpsie or 124.1p k/g for the same.  56 Beef Cows averaged 130.6p k/g topping at £1600 for a British Blue off Messrs Cook, Glendoune or 191.6p k/g for the same cow.  84 Dairy Cattle averaged 108.1p k/g to £1040 for a Friesian off Neilstonside or 143.1p k/g for an Ayrshire off Knowe.  7 Clean Cattle averaged 162.4p k/g to a top of £1390 for a Friesian Bullock off Cooperhill or 193.3p k/g for an Angus Bullock off Barnahill.

 

Bulls

Charolais:  £1340 Scalpsie  Friesian: £1000 Coilsholm

 

Cows

British Blue:  £1600 Glendoune £1260 Little Blackdyke £1100 Burnockstone  Charolais:  £1560 Chalmerston  Angus:  £1240 Clonherb £1130 Killochhead £1080 Burnockstone  Simmental:  £1180 Borland £1060 South Walston Limousin:  £1080 Chalmerston, Little Kilmory & Meoul  Saler:  £980 Knockgerran  Shorthorn:  £970 Knevocklaw  Friesian:  £1040 & £1010 Neilstonside £1000 Carskerdo £970 Nether Craig £950 Isle Farm & Gabrockhill  Ayrshire:  £780 Knowe £770 Wellhouse Brown Swiss:  £930 West Cairngarroch  Friesian Bullocks:  £1390 Cooperhill  Hereford Bullocks:  £1140 Pleastfield  Friesian Heifer:  £730 Ditton  Angus Heifer:  £810 Barnahill  Angus Bullock:  £870 Barnahill

Posted on 09 Jul 2020 by Craig Wilson
Report 30.06.2020

AYR- TUESDAY 30th JUNE 2020

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 7 Dairy Cattle and 81 Calves and Stirks. Dairy Cattle sold to £1980 for a Very Correct Holstein Friesian Heifer off Messrs A & I Lamont, Sandieston and Cows sold to £1820 for a Fresh Calved Holstein Friesian off Messrs J & C Drummond, Coilsholm.

 

A Huge Ringside of Buyers Present for Calves and Stirks with many going home empty handed more Calves and Stirks required on a weekly basis. Top Price of the day was £550 for a Cracking British Blue Heifer off Messrs W W Frame, Craigthornhill and Bulls Topped at £540 for a British Blue off the same home and Stirks sold to £835 for a pen of Aberdeen Angus Cross Bullocks off Messrs W Morrison, Haugh Farm.

 

Bull Calves (Top Price Per Head)

British Blue Cross: £540 Craigthornhill, £480 Merkland (Kirkmichael), £430 Meikle Heateth, £405 Merkland (Kirkmichael), £400 East Brockloch, £395 Kaimhill, £390 Merkland (Kirkmichael), £385 x3 Tannockhill, Cochno and Merkland (Kirkmichael), £370 West Park, £365 Merkland (Kirkmichael), £355 Bowes, £350 Meikle Heateth. Limousin Cross: £470 Townhead. Aberdeen Angus Cross: £450 Townhead. Black and White: £275 x2 Tannockhill.

 

Heifer Calves (Top Price Per Head)

British Blue Cross: £550 Craigthornhill, £440 East Brockloch, £365 x2 Craigie Mains and Bowes, £350 Kirkhill, £330 Craigie Mains, £315 Tarshaw. Aberdeen Angus Cross: £460 Craigthornhill, £3

70 Meikle Heateth. Simmental Cross: £385 Pinclanty. Limousin Cross: £350 Tannockhill. Hereford Cross: £340 Balsaggart.

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 170 Prime and Cast Cattle at their sale in Ayr. Prime Cattle continued to sell well.

 

14 Heifers Averaged 227.7p or £1286.35

3 Bullocks Averaged 206.4p or £1406.83

1 Young Bull 213p or £1107.60 South Hourat.

 

Top Price of the day was 245p for a Smart Limousin Heifer off Glendoune bought by J M Nisbet Butchers, Sorn or £1484.80 for a Limousin off North Boig.

 

Bullocks Topped at 240p for a Limousin off North Boig to Messrs Frasers Butchers Stranraer or £1512 for a Limousin off Cockhill to CK Meats.

 

Heifers (Top Price Per Kilo)

Limousin: 245p Glendoune, 234p and 232p North Boig, 234p and 230p x2 Borland. Saler: 230p North Boig. Charolais: 226p Burnton.

 

Rough Ring- shortage of Well Fed Beef Cows forward, Trade Firmer.

 

7 Bulls Averaged118.8p Topping at £1480 for a Shorthorn off Mid Glen or 137.8p for an Aberdeen Angus off Little Busbie.

 

42 Beef Cows Averaged 128.7p top of £1220 for a Saler off Spittal or 160.9p for a Limousin off Little Busbie.

 

79 Dairy Cattle Averaged 108.6p to £1140 for a Friesian off Townhead of Lambroughton or 134.5p off Middlehouse.

 

24 Clean Cattle Averaged 145.8p Peaking at £1180 for a Friesian Bullock off Cooperhill or 171.4p for a Friesian Heifer off High Branchal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bulls (Top Price Per Head)

Shorthorn: £1480 Mid Glen. Aberdeen Angus: £1440 Little Busbie. Simmental: £1290 Braidland. Friesian: £690 Meadowbank.

 

 

Cows (Top Price Per Head)

Saler: £1220 Spittal, £980 Garchew. Limousin: £1110 Little Busbie, £990 Garchew. Simmental: £1050 Borland, £1010 Pinclanty. Shorthorn: £970 Knocknaib, £950 and £940 Mid Glen. Blonde: £960 Walkerdyke. British Blue: £960 Glenlea. Aberdeen Angus: £950 Auchenflower, £920 Challoch. Hereford: £880 Auchenflower, £840 Garchew. Friesian: £1140 Townhead of Lambroughton, £1000 and £980 Carskerdo, £930 Raithhill and Kilhenzie, £920 Townend. Ayrshire: £720 Knowe. Friesian Bullock: £1180 and £1160 Cooperhill. Friesian Heifer: £950 Haysmuir. Simmental Heifer: £90 Bridgend.

Posted on 30 Jun 2020 by Craig Wilson
Report 23.06.2020

AYR- TUESDAY 23rd JUNE 2020

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 3 Dairy Cattle and 122 Calves and Stirks at our weekly sale. Dairy Cattle proved Scarce with many Buyers going home empty handed. Top Price of the day was £1900 for a Fresh Calved Cow off Messrs R E Nash, Philgowan Farm then £1880 for a Holstein Friesian Heifer off the same home.

 

A Good Show of 122 Calves and Stirks with all types Sharper on the week. Top Price Calf was £500 for a Pair of British Blue Cross Heifers off Kaimhill Farming and Bull Calves sold to £495 for a British Blue Cross off Messrs James Pirie & Son Machrihanish Farm and Stirks Topped at £940 for a Limousin Cross off Messrs A Mathewson, Thorn Farm and Heifers sold to £705 off Messrs Henderson, Kettlehill.

 

Bull Calves (Top Price Per Head)

British Blue Cross: £495 Machrihanish, £340 Netherholm (Strathhaven), £290 Langdale, £280 Westerboard (Kilsyth), £275 Langdale, £265 Davidston, £245 Airtnoch.  Aberdeen Angus Cross: £490 Davidston. Limousin Cross: £335 and £330 Netherholm, £290 Langdale, £280 Netherholm, £245 Philgowan. Simmental Cross: £330 Langdale. Shorthorn: £290 Broadhead. Montbeliard Cross: £240 Kaimhill.

 

Heifer Calves (Top Price Per Head)

British Blue Cross: £500 x2 Kaimhill, £480 and £400 x2 Machrihanish, £340 x2 Pocknave and Haysmuir, £300 Davidston, £290 x2 Netherholm, £290 Langdale. Aberdeen Angus Cross: £410 Towncroft, £405 x2 High Auchensale, £315 Kaimhill, £290 Towncroft. Simmental Cross: £390 and £350 Graystale. Limousin Cross: £320 and £305 Netherholm.  

 

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 183 Prime and Cast Cattle at their sale in Ayr. All classes continued to sell well.

 

17 Heifers Averaged 225.8p or £1254.77

2 Bullocks Averaged 210p or £1207.50

 

Top Price of the day was 247p for a Smart Limousin Cross Heifer off North Boig bought by Messrs Nisbet Butchers Sorn or £1421.35 for a Limousin Heifer off Knockgerran.

 

Bullocks Sold to 210p Twice off Messrs Young, Brownsfield to Messrs Picken Butchers Ayr and off Boreland.

 

Heifers (Top Price Per Kilo)

Limousin: 247p, 240p and 235p North Boig, 238p and 235p Mansfield Mains, 231p Knockgerran. Charolais: 234p, 228p and 227p Balnowlart. Simmental: 204p Borland.

 

 

Rough Ring- all classes maintained recent rates with quality types scarcer.

 

11 Bulls Averaged 122.7p to £1300 for an Aberdeen Angus off High Park or 172.1p for an Aberdeen Angus off Laigh Drumdow.

 

64 Beef Cows Averaged 126.6p Topping at £1280 for a Simmental off Genoch Mains or 170.7p for the same Girl.

 

77 Dairy Cattle Averaged 105.9p top of £950 for a Friesian off South Corton or 125p for a Friesian off the same home.

 

12 Clean Cattle Averaged 140.09p Peaking at £970 for a British Blue Heifer off Gateside or 183p for the same.

Bulls (Top Price Per Head)

Aberdeen Angus: £1300 High Park, £1110 Laigh Drumdow. Hereford: £1250 Overton. Shorthorn: £1210 West Montgarswood. Friesian: £1080 Clydenoch.

Cows (Top Price Per Head)

Simmental: £1280 and £1200 Genoch Mains. British Blue: £1270 Burnhouse. Shorthorn: £1200 Genoch Mains. Limousin: £1120 Barscarrow. Aberdeen Angus: £1220 and £1200 Genoch Mains, £1110 Barscarrow, £1030 Bardrain. Friesian: £950, £900 and £880 South Corton, £840 High Auchensale, £820 Helenton Mains, £810 Gateside. Ayrshire: £730 Clydenoch. British Blue Heifer: £970 Gateside. Limousin Heifer: £840 Langdale. Friesian Heifer: £930 Langdale.

 

Posted on 23 Jun 2020 by Craig Wilson
Report 16.06.2020

AYR- TUESDAY 16th JUNE 2020

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 9 Dairy Cattle with all types again Very Easy Cashed with many more could have been sold to Advantage. Top Price of the day was £1920for a Fresh Calved Cow off Boreland Farm and Fresh Calved Heifers sold to £1800 for a Tidy Ayrshire off Messrs Logan, Holehouse Farm.

 

Dairy Cattle (Top Price Per Head)

Holstein Friesian Cows: £1920, £1850 and £1450 Boreland. Ayrshire Heifers: £1800 Holehouse. British Friesian Heifers: £1750 Thorn. Holstein Friesian Heifers: £1650 and £1550 Nether Craig.

 

Another Good show of 80 Calves and Stirks at our weekly sale with trade still remaining Very Firm for all Classes. Top Price for the Calves was £445 for two British Blue Cross Bulls off Messrs Jack Craig & Co, Tannockhill Farm and Heifer Calves Peaked at £435 for a Limousin Cross off Messrs J Harvey & Son, Whitehill Farm.

 

Bull Calves (Top Price Per Head)

British Blue Cross: £445 x2 Tannockhill, £335 and £305 Muir. Limousin Cross: £400 x2 Kilhenzie and Tannockhill, £355 and £310 Graystale, £280 Philgowan. Aberdeen Angus Cross: £390 Kaimhill, £330 Philgowan. Simmental Cross: £360 Bonnyton Moor, £325 Merkland (Parker). Hereford Cross: £330 Philgowan. Black and White: £265 x2 Garrockhill.

 

Heifer Calves (Top Price Per Head)

Limousin Cross: £435 Whitehill, £400 Whitehill, £390 Cairnwhin, £300 Drumdow, £360 x2 Kerrycroy, £290 x2 and £285 x5 Kilhenzie. Aberdeen Angus Cross: £415 Muir, £365 Kaimhill. British Blue Cross: £350 and £325 Muir. Charolais Cross: £305 and £290High Cairn. 

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 154 Prime and Cast Cattle at their sale in Ayr. All classes continued to sell well.

 

14 Heifers Averaged 229.8p or £1273.04

2 Bullocks Averaged 223.9p or £1287.65

 

Top Price of the day was 249p for a Stylish Limousin Cross Heifer off North Boig or £1381.95.

 

Bullocks Peaked at 225p for a British Blue off Borland or £1360.30 for a Limousin Cross off Dormieston.

 

Heifers (Top Price Per Kilo)

Limousin: 249p and 248p North Boig, 235p South Milmain, 230p Auchleach. Charolais: 232p, 227p and 225p North Garphar. Shorthorn: 222p North Boig.

 

Bullocks (Top Price Per Kilo)

British Blue: 225p Borland. Limousin: 223p Dormieston.

 

Rough Ring- all classes maintained recent high rates.

 

4 Bulls Averaged 125p Topping at £1210 for a Friesian off Park O’Barnaigh or 140.5p for a Devon off Bagbie.

 

48 Beef Cows Averaged 127.4p to £1450 for a Charolais off Woolfords or 171.9p for a Limousin off Girvan Mains.

 

72 Dairy Cattle Averaged 108.7p Peaking at £1020 for an Ayrshire off Carskerdo or 128p for a Friesian off Townend.

 

14 Clean Cattle Averaged 151.8p to £1200 for a South Devon Bullock off Bagbie or 194.2p for a Simmental Heifer off Lochhill.

Bulls (Top Price Per Head)

Friesian: £1210 Park O’Branaigh. Devon: £1180 Bagbie. Swed Red: £1130 High Garphar. Charolais: £1130 Over Glaisnock.

 

Cows (Top Price Per Head)

Charolais: £1450 Woolfords. Limousin: £1270, £1160 and £1110 Girvan Mains. Aberdeen Angus: £1170 Girvan Mains, £1150 and £1090 Quilkieston. Simmental: £1080 Girvan Mains. British Blue: £920 Maxwelston. Ayrshire: £1020 Carskerdo, £900 Muir, £830 Knowe. Friesian: £1010 Catcraig, £910 Greenside and Muir, £900 Drongan House and Baltersan. Devon Bullock: £1200 and £1160 Bagbie. Simmental Heifer: £1140 Borland, £1000 Lochhill. Friesian Heifer: £1050 Ladyyard.

Posted on 16 Jun 2020 by Craig Wilson
Report 09.06.2020

AYR- TUESDAY 9th JUNE 2020

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 9 Dairy Cattle and 192 Calves and Stirks. A Good Show of Dairy Cattle proved very easy sold with the Top Price being £2000 for a Very Balanced Holstein Friesian Heifer off Messrs A & I Lamont, Sandieston and another two Holstein Friesian Heifers selling to £1920 one off Messrs Jack Craig & Co, Tannockhill and another one off Messrs A & I Lamont, Sandieston.

 

Dairy Cattle (Top Price Per Head)

Holstein Friesian Heifers: £2000 Sandieston, £1920 x2 Tannockhill and Sandieston. Ayrshire Heifer: £1550 and £1500 Kirminnoch. Ayrshire Cows: £1420 Boreland. Holstein Friesian Cow: £1320 Boreland.

 

A Massive Show of 192 Calves and Stirks with yet again all types a dream to sell, matching last week’s extreme high rates. Top Price Calf was £580 for a Aberdeen Angus Cross Heifer off Messrs R & C J Miller, Margenaish Farm (Arran) and Bull Calves sold to £540 for a Simmental Cross off Braeface Farming. Stirks sold to £770 for a pen of Five Limousin Cross Bullocks off Messrs H & J Kirkland, Barmickhill.

 

 Bull Calves (Top Price Per Head)

Simmental Cross: £540 Braeface, £440 and £405 Drumjargon, £340 Cronan. Limousin Cross: £530 and £525 Braeface, £495 Graystale, £490 Raithhill, £425 Raithhill, £420 and £405 High Boreland (McColm), £385 Tannockhill, £370 Netherholm, £355 x2 Knockglass and MacNairston,£355 Keyshill, £305 Netherholm. British Blue Cross: £500 x2 Meikle Heateth, £405 x2 Braeface and Davidston, £395 Tarshaw, £380 Tannockhill, £375 Tarshaw, £345 Tarshaw, £315 Netherholm. Aberdeen Angus Cross: £445 x2 Meikle Heateth, £390 Hoodsyard. Charolais Cross: £335 Graystale.

 

Heifer Calves (Top Price Per Head)

Aberdeen Angus Cross: £580 and £490 Margenaish, £400 Graystale. Limousin Cross: £515 x2 and £500 x3 Raithhill, £420 x2 Kirkhill, £360 Moorpark, £335 x2 Keyshill, £300 Braeface, £280 Keyshill. Simmental Cross: £410 Drumjargon, £295 Hoodsyard. British Blue Cross: £395 and £390 x4 Tarshaw, £380 Netherholm, £365 Tarshaw, £330 Straid, £300 Netherholm.

 

Bullock Stirks (Top Price Per Head)

Limousin Cross: £770 Barmickhill, £700 Busbiehill. Aberdeen Angus Cross: £750 Busbiehill. Saler Cross: £740 and £675 Wee Carleton. Simmental Cross: £695 Braeface.

 

Heifer Stirks (Top Price Per Head)

Limousin Cross: £760 Braeface, £740 Busbiehill, £700 Wee Carleton. Saler Cross: £700 Wee Carleton.

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 168 Prime and Cast Cattle at their sale in Ayr. Prime Cattle sold well with trade Slightly Dearer.

 

13 Heifers Averaged 227.1p or £1280.27

1 Young Bull Averaged 199p or £975.10

 

Top Price of the day was 240p for a Smart Limousin Heifer off Auchleach to Messrs Donaldson Butchers, West Kilbride or £1392 for a Limousin Heifer off South Milmain.

 

Heifers (Top Price Per Kilo)

Limousin: 240p and 238p Auchleach, 236p North Boig, 235p Borland, 232p and 230p South Milmain. Charolais: 220p Borland, 216p North Boig.

 

Limousin Bull (Per Kilo)

199p South Hourat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rough Ring- all classes maintained recent rates.

 

5 Bulls Averaged 128.6p to £1460 for a Simmental off Easter Hillhouse or 149.2p for a Limousin off Drongan Mains.

 

63 Beef Cows Averaged 128.5p Topping at £1200 for a Simmental off Borland or 160.8p for a Charolais off Lawersbridge.

 

76 Dairy Cattle Averaged 104.8p to £1060 for a Friesian off Neilstonside or 130.9p for the same.

 

10 Clean Cattle Averaged 143.76p Top of £970 for a Friesian Heifer off MacNairston or 191.8p for an Aberdeen Angus Heifer off Low Boydston.

 

Bulls (Top Price Per Head)

Simmental: £1460 Easter Hillhouse. Limousin: £1380 Drongan Mains, £1280 Girthill. Ayrshire: £980 Kirminnoch.

 

Cows (Top Price Per Head)

Simmental: £1200 Borland. Limousin: £1190 and £1160 Balnowlart, £1040 West Drummoddie, £1020 Pinvalley. Charolais: £1150 Lawersbridge. Shorthorn: £1020 Giffordland. Aberdeen Angus: £970 Borland, £910 Craig. Hereford: £940 Mid Skeog. British Blue: £930 Busbiehill. Saler: £930 Drumjargon. Galloway: £800 North Deanhead. Friesian: £1060 and £1000 Neilstonside, £930 South Cairnweil, £920 Cronan and Straid. Ayrshire: £880 Knowe. Friesian Heifer: £970 MacNairston. Aberdeen Angus Heifer: £940 MacNairston, £930 Low Boydston. Ayrshire Heifer: £790 Knowe.

 

Posted on 09 Jun 2020 by Craig Wilson
Report 02.06.2020

AYR- TUESDAY 2nd JUNE 2020

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 81 Calves and Stirks and 6 Dairy Cattle at our weekly sale. Dairy Cattle sold to £1850 for a Fresh Calved Holstein Friesian Heifer off Messrs James D Baillie, Dalserf and Fresh Calved Cows sold to £1450 on two occasions Firstly off J & C Drummond, Coilsholm and then off Boreland Farms.

 

Calves and Stirk trade was on Fire, Witnessing the Dearest Prices seen in many months. Top Price Calves was £600 for two Limousin Cross Bulls off Messrs T S Smith, Haysmuir and Heifer Calves sold to £515 for two Limousin Cross’ off AG & JA Dunlop & Sons, Raithhill and Stirks Peaked to £785 for a Aberdeen Angus Cross Bullock off J & V Martin, Newfield and Heifer Stirks sold to £740 for a pen of Limousin Cross’ off R & M Dunlop, Pinvalley.

 

Bull Calves (Top Price Per Head)

Limousin Cross: £600 x2 Haysmuir, £555 and £525 Raithhill. Aberdeen Angus Cross: £470 East Brockloch, £450 x2 East Montgarswood, £390 Carngillan, £230 Dalserf. British Blue Cross: £455 Haysmuir, £450 Haysmuir, £405 East Brockloch, £395 x2 Bowes, £390 x2 and £390 West Park, £365 Airtnoch. Shorthorn: £320 Broadhead. 

 

Heifer Calves (Top Price Per Head)

Limousin Cross: £515 x2 Raithhill, £510 x2 and £445 Haysmuir, £420 Moorpark, £415 Kildarroch. Charolais Cross: £390 Balsaggart. British Blue Cross: £320 x2 Airtnoch and Killoch. Aberdeen Angus Cross: £305 Kaimhill. Simmental Cross: £300 Kaimhill.

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd had their First Sale of Unhaltered Beef Bred Bulls at Ayr since Lockdown.

 

16 Bulls Averaged £2129.53 (76% Clearance)

 

Top Price of the day was 3400gns for a Limousin off Airtnoch, Fenwick.

 

Bulls (Top Price Per Head)

Limousin: 2600gns Mid Craigton, 2500gns Cranslagvourity, 2000gns Arnsow and Cranslagvourity. Simmental: 2300gns and 2000gns Langalbuinach, 2200gns Nether Pratis. Aberdeen Angus: 2250gns Laigh Drumdow, 1600gns Bardrain. Charolais: 2150gns Carskerdo. Shorthorn: 2000gns Langalbuinach, Hereford: 1500gns Little Float.

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 154 Prime and Cast Cattle at their sale in Ayr. Prime Cattle remain Good to sell.

 

4 Bullocks Averaged 216.4p or £1333.46

13 Heifers Averaged 224.6p or £1252.70

 

Top Price of the day was 237p paid twice for Limousin Heifers off Girvan Mains to Messrs J M Nisbet Butchers, Sorn or £1386.45 for the same Beast and also to H Holmes & Sons Butchers, Bridge of Weir.

 

Bullocks Topped at 226p for a Charolais Cross off North Boig or £1383.75 for a Limousin off Dormieston to Country Fresh Meats.

 

Heifers (Top Price Per Kilo)

Limousin: 237p x2 Girvan Mains, 235p North Boig, 235p and 232p Girvan Mains. Charolais: 237p Girvan Mains, 226p Borland. Hereford: 209p Borland. Simmental: 205p North Boig.

 

Bullocks (Top Price Per Kilo)

Charolais: 226p North Boig, 215p Carskerdo. Limousin: 225p Dormieston. Aberdeen Angus: 200p Clevance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rough Ring- all classes sold sharper on the week with a poorer show forward.

 

4 Bulls Averaged 116.9p Topping at £1460 for an Aberdeen Angus off Broadyards or 133.3p for the same.

 

66 Beef Cows Averaged 129.4p Peaking at £1300 for an Aberdeen Angus off Glanderston or 186.1p for an Aberdeen Angus off Mossneuk.

 

55 Dairy Cattle Averaged 115.4p selling to £1150 for a Friesian off Culscadden or 160.3p for a Friesian off Claunch.

 

12 Clean Cattle Averaged 169.5p to £1270 for an Aberdeen Angus Heifer off Spittal or 194.9p for a British Blue Heifer off Killoch.

 

Bulls (Top Price Per Head)

Aberdeen Angus: £1460 Broadyards, £1240 Claunch.

 

Cows (Top Price Per Head)

Aberdeen Angus: £1300 Glanderston, £1090 Downieston, £1050 Birgidale Knock, £1030 Spittal. Limousin: £1130 Borland, £1090 Kiltersan, £1060 Mossend (Ayr). Simmental: £1070 Auchenbothie, £1060 Spittal. Luing: £900 Braidland. Friesian: £1150 and £1140 Culscadden, £1070 Borland, £1050 Neilstonside. Ayrshire: £1040 Lessnessock. Aberdeen Angus Heifer: £1270 Spittal, £1180 Birgidale Knock. British Blue Heifer: £1150 Killoch. Limousin Heifer: £980 Redbrae. Ayrshire Heifer: £920 Colfin.

Posted on 02 Jun 2020 by Craig Wilson
Report 26.05.2020

AYR- TUESDAY 26th MAY 2020

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 4 Dairy Cattle and 90 Calves and Stirks. Dairy Cattle sold to £1900 for a Very Good Holstein Friesian Heifer off Messrs A & I Lamont, Sandieston Farm and Cows sold to £1750 for a Very Milky Holstein Friesian off Boreland Farms. Calved and Stirks proved to be a flyer again with Calves selling to £500 for a Limousin Cross Bull off Messrs A Dalgleish & Son, Drummullan and Heifer Calves sold to £460 for a Hereford Cross off A & A Robinson, Kirwaugh and Stirks Topping at £890 for a Simmental Cross Bullock off Messrs A & T Gilmour, Glanderston and Heifer Stirks to £700 for Four Limousin Cross’ off Messrs R & M Dunlop & Son, Pinvalley.

 

Bull Calves (Top Price Per Head)

Limousin: £500 Drummullan, £385 Tannockhill. Charolais: £460 Craig, £350 High Cairn. British Blue Cross: £420 High Mark, £410 x2 Kirwaugh and Drummullan, £400 Drummullan, £350 Kirwaugh, £360 High Mark, £335 Croftfoot. Aberdeen Angus Cross: £345 Kirwaugh, £335 Philgowan. Simmental Cross: £330 Drumjargon. Saler Cross: £300 High Mark and Drumjargon.

 

Heifer Calves (Top Price Per Head)

Hereford Cross: £460 Kirwaugh. Simmental Cross: £440 x2 Kirwaugh. British Blue Cross: £415 Philgowan, £380 Tannockhill, £350 Drummullan. Limousin Cross: £360 Tannockhill, £315 Kildarroch. Aberdeen Angus Cross: £290 Boydston Farming.

 

Bullock Stirks (Top Price Per Head)

Simmental Cross: £890 Glanderston. Limousin Cross: £740 Bruntland, £660 Wee Carleton, £600 Raithhill (Dunlop).

 

Heifer Stirks (Top Price Per Head)

Limousin Cross: £700 Pinvalley, £650 Knockgerran, £640 Raithhill.

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 132 Prime and Cast Cattle at their sale in Ayr. Prime Cattle sold Dearer again.

 

14 Heifers Averaged 221.5p or £1218.99

3 Bullocks Averaged 226.1p or £1379.20

 

Top Price of the day was 243p for a Limousin Heifer off Deaconhill bought by Messrs J Dawson Butchers, Muirkirk or £1386.35 for another Limousin Heifer off the same home bought by Country Fresh Meats. Bullocks Topped at 230p or £1426 for a Limousin off Dormieston or Messrs Frasers Butchers, Stranraer.

 

Heifers (Top Price Per Kilo)

Limousin: 243p and 233p Deaconhill, 240p North Boig, 230p Borland, 229p Blairbowie. British Blue: 228p Woodside. Simmental: 220p North Boig. Charolais: 220p North Boig.

 

Bullocks (Top Price Per Kilo)

Limousin: 230p and 228p Dormieston, 220p Blairbowie.

 

Rough Ring- a better show for Quality on offer, trade firm.

 

3 Bulls Averaged 136.2p to £1360 for an Aberdeen Angus off Knockeffrock or 179.1p for a Charolais off Parkhill.

 

61 Beef Cows Averaged 130.1p peaking at £1280 for an Aberdeen Angus off Auchentirrie (Bute) or 176.7p for a Limousin off Low Bodyston.

 

42 Dairy Cattle Averaged 115.4p Top of 115.4p Top of £1060 for a Friesian off Girthill or 157p for the same Girl.

 

9 Clean Cattle Averaged 152.3p Topping at £1280 for an Aberdeen Angus Bullock off Kirkland or 193.3p for a Simmental Heifer off Drumjargon.

Bulls (Top Price Per Head)

Aberdeen Angus: £1360 Knockeffrick. Charolais: £1030 Parkhill. Friesian: £790 Cairnpat.

 

Cows (Top Price Per Head)

Aberdeen Angus: £1280 Auchentirrie, £1160 Genoch Mains, £1140 Adamcroft, £1100 Genoch Mains and Easter Hillhouse. Simmental: £1240 and £1200 Genoch Mains, £1230 and £1210 Letham. Charolais: £1200 Dunrod. Shorthorn: £1160 Kirklauchline. Saler: £1000 Meikle Larbrax. Limousin: £1090 and £1080 Low Boydston, £1080 High Craighead. Friesian: £1060 Girthill, £990 Townend, £970 Borland, £960 Neilstonside. Ayrshire: £880 High Garphar. Montbeliard: £800 Knockeffrick. Aberdeen Angus Bullock: £1280 Kirkland. Aberdeen Angus Heifer: £1020 Skaith. Galloway Heifer: £870 Skaith. Friesian Heifer: £840 East Brockloch.

Posted on 26 May 2020 by Craig Wilson
Report 19.05.2020

AYR- TUESDAY 19th MAY 2020

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 5 Dairy Cattle and 42 Calves and Stirks. Dairy Cattle sold to £1600 for a Tidy Holstein Friesian Heifer off Messrs James Baillie, Over Dalserf and Fresh Calved Cows sold to £1550 for an Ayrshire off Boreland Farms. Another small offering of Calves and Stirks still very much easy Cashed with all types selling even dearer than last week’s High Rates. Top Price Calf was £515 for a Strong British Blue Cross Bull off Messrs D Robertson, Meikle Heateth and Heifers sold to £465 for a pen of 4 Heifers off AG & JA Dunlop & Sons, Raithhill.

 

Bull Calves (Top Price Per Head)

British Blue Cross: £515 Meikle Heateth, £380 Raithhill, £370 Davidston, £335 Pocknave, £330 Bowes. Aberdeen Angus Cross: £450 Kaimhill, £350 Davidston. Limousin Cross: £475 x2 Raithhill, £355 Philgowan.

 

Heifer Calves (Top Price Per Head)

Limousin Cross: £465 x3 and £405 x2 Raithhill, £325 Glanderston. British Blue Cross: £365 x2 Bowes, £355 West Park, £340 Tannockhill. Aberdeen Angus Cross: £280 Bowes, £250 Davidston.

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 145 Prime and Cast Cattle at their sale in Ayr. Prime Cattle sold Dearer on the week.

 

17 Heifers Averaged 218p or £1210.06

2 Bullocks Averaged 211.2p or £1431.05

2 Young Bulls Averaged 186.3p or £1038.93

 

Top Price of the day was a Tremendous Limousin Cross Heifer off Girvan Mains selling at 240p or £1344 to Messrs Marshall Butchers, Johnstone.

 

Bullocks Topped at 222p for a Limousin off Glendoune to Messrs Tarelgin Butchers, Coalhall, By Ayr.

 

Heifers (Top Price Per Kilo)

Limousin: 233p and 232p Girvan Mains, 232p Burnockstone, 229p North Boig, 229p and 228p Girvan Mains, 224p Mansfield Mains. British Blue: 222p Mansfield Mains. Charolais: 221p Burnton. Aberdeen Angus: 208p Burnton.

 

Young Bulls (Top Price Per Kilo)

Limousin: 189p South Hourat.

 

Rough Ring- all classes sold dearer again with more Buyers Forward.

 

9 Bulls Averaged 130.4p Topping at £1380 for a Simmental off Duchra or 160.6p for a Charolais off Balnowlart.

 

60 Beef Cows Averaged 130.1p to £1260 for a Simmental off Duchra or 186.7p for a Saler off Risk.

 

49 Dairy Cattle Averaged 101.3p to a top of £960 for a Friesian off Neilstonside and Kaimhill or 124.7p for a Friesian off Neilstonside.

 

6 Clean Cattle Averaged 127.8p Peaking at £960 for a Friesian Bullock off Dykeneuk or 154.1p for an Aberdeen Angus Heifer off Millafleck.

 

Bulls (Top Price Per Head)

Simmental: £1240 Langalbuinach. Saler: £1130 Risk. Shorthorn: £1100 Baidlandhill. Charolais: £1100 Balnowlart. Ayrshire: £780 Loch Fergus. Limousin: £1100 Macmanniston.

 

Cows (Top Price Per Head)

Simmental: £1260 Duchra. Limousin: £1230, £1190, £1170 and £1130 Girvan Mains, £1190 and £1100 North Waterland. Aberdeen Angus: £1160 Girvan Mains, £1090 Little Creoch. Saler: £900 Risk, £860Wee Carleton. Shorthorn: £780 Baidlandhill. Friesian: £960 Neilstonside and Kaimhill, £900 Carskerdo, £880 Strandhead, £870 Grange of Cree. Ayrshire: £760 and £720 Knowe, £690 Airtnoch. Friesian Bullock: £960 Dykeneuk. Friesian Heifer: £860 and £850 Haysmuir. Aberdeen Angus Heifer: £840 Millafleck.

Posted on 19 May 2020 by Craig Wilson
Report 12.05.2020

AYR- TUESDAY 12th MAY 2020

 

A Small Offering of 5 Dairy Cattle and 54 Calves and Stirks. Dairy Cattle were well bid for with the Top being £1750 for a Tidy Holstein Friesian Heifer off Messrs A & I Lamont, Sandiestone then another Fresh Calved Heifer at £1500 off Messrs J Strang & Sons, Auldhouse. Another Huge Ringside of Buyers for all Types of Calves and Stirks with the Overall Trade being even Sharper than last week’s High Rates. Top Price Calf was £435 for 3 Aberdeen Angus Cross Bull Calves off Messrs A Dalgleish & Son, Drummullan and Heifer Calves sold to £390 for a British Blue Cross off Messrs Jack Craig & Co, Tannockhill.

 

Bull Calves (Top Price Per Head)

Aberdeen Angus Cross: £435 x3 Drummullan, £390 and £330 Davidston. Limousin Cross: £420 Tannockhill, £300 x2 and £275 x2 Bruntwood Mains. British Blue Cross: £420 Davidston. Simmental Cross: £310 Bruntwood Mains.

 

Heifer Calves (Top Price Per Head)

British Blue Cross: £390 and £385 Tannockhill. Aberdeen Angus Cross: £390 x4 Drummullan. Limousin Cross: £365 Tannockhill, £350 Hillend.

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 19 Prime and Cast Cattle at their sale in Ayr. Trade Similar on the week selling to a Top of 232p or £1310.80 for a Peach of a Limousin Heifer Consigned by Mr A Paxton, Auchleach selling to Messrs Nisbet Butchers, Sorn. Bullocks to 193p for a Hereford off Burnton Farm and to £1095.15 for Friesian off Messrs Smith, Mossblown. Young Bulls to £1134 or 180p for a Simmental from Mr Quarm, Annick Lodge.

 

13 Heifers Averaged 221p or £1219.50

3 Bullocks Averaged 162p or £1033.52

3 Young Bulls Averaged 175p or £1120.73

 

Heifers (Top Price Per Kilo)

Limousin: 232p and 228p Auchleach, 228p Burnockston, 226p and 223p Mansfield Mains. Charolais: 228p x2 Balnowlart, 220p Burnton.

 

106 Cattle sold in the Rough Ring. All Classes Continued to be easily sold.

 

4 Bulls Averaged 102.3p a Top of £1260 or 117.8p for a Simmental from Messrs Barr, Shieldhill.

 

53 Beef Cows Averaged 125.2p to a Top of £1090 for a Limousin Cross from Mr H Dunlop, Holehouse and to 147.2p for another Limousin from Messrs Wardrop, South Craigton.

 

49 Dairy Bred Cows Averaged 98.3p to £950 from T Smith, South Kilbride and to 138.3p for another from the same home.

 

Cows (Top Price Per Head)

Limousin: £1090 Holehouse, £1060 South Craigton and Mains of Machermore, £990 and £890 Burnhouse. British Blue: £1040 Holehouse. Aberdeen Angus: £980 and £970 Clauchrie, £940 Riggfoot, £860 East Moorhouse. Shorthorn: £920 Riggfoot. Simmental: £890 Blackburn. Hereford: £850 Blackburn. Galloway: £840 No3 Glenrath. Holstein Friesian: £950 South Kilbride, £900 Neilstonside and Kilhenzie, £890 Laigh Langcraig, £880 Culscadden, £860 Grange of Cree.

Posted on 12 May 2020 by Craig Wilson
Report 05.05.2020

AYR- TUESDAY 5th MAY 2020

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 105 Calves and Stirks and 6 Dairy Cattle. Dairy Cattle Proved to be easier sold than what was forecasted with the Top Price being £1720 for a Fresh Calved Second Calver off Messrs James D Baillie, Dalserf and Second Top Price was £1600 for another Second Calver off Messrs J & C Drummond, Coilsholm.

 

A much bigger show of 105 Calves and Stirks with another Large Ringside of Buyers Present made all types a Flying Trade. Top Price Calf was £490 for a British Blue Cross Heifer off Messrs James Pirie & Son, Machrihanish and Bull Calves sold to £475 for a pen of Three Aberdeen Angus Cross’ off Messrs A M Dunlop & Son, West Cairngarroch.

 

Bull Calves (Top Price Per Head)

Aberdeen Angus Cross: £475 x3 West Cairngarroch, £450 Kaimhill, £415 West Cairngarroch, £400 x4 Drummullan, £360 Old Mains. British Blue Cross: £475 and £470 Machrihanish, £460 Drummullan, £440 Killoch, £435 Tannockhill, £430 x2 Machrihanish, £400 Netherholm, £345 Muir. Limousin Cross: £415 Machrihanish. Black and White: £325 x2 West Cairngarroch.

 

Heifer Calves (Top Price Per Head)

Limousin Cross: £490, £370 Tannockhill. British Blue Cross: £455 and £405 Machrihanish, £420 x2 Drummullan, £390 x2 Tannockhill and Barneighthill, £380 Muir, £365 Barnrighthill, £345 Bowes, £340 x2 East Brockloch and Bowes. Aberdeen Angus Cross: £425 x5 West Cairngarroch, £405 Muir, £350 Muir, £345 Kaimhill, £265 Burnton. Simmental: £285 Drumjargon.

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 196 Prime and Cast Cattle at their sale in Ayr. All classes sold similar to last week.

 

13 Heifers Averaged 218.4p or £1185.12

3 Bullocks Averaged 179.2p or £1078.42

 

Top Price of the day was 230p on two Occasions for a Limousin Cross Heifer off North Boig to Messrs Nisbet Butchers, Sorn and another Limousin Cross Heifer off Mansfield Mains to Messrs Donaldson Butchers, West Kilbride. Bullocks topped at £1225 for a Charolais off Keyshill or 190p for a Hereford off Burnton.

 

Heifers (Top Price Per Kilo)

Limousin: 230p North Boig and Mansfield Mains, 225p Mansfield Mains. Charolais: 224p Burnton, 222p Carskerdo, 221p and 220p Burnton, 219p North Garphar.

 

Rough Ring- all classes easily sold to a Large Ringside of Buyers.

 

11 Bulls Averaged 135.5p to a top of £1480 for a Limousin off Cranslagavourity or 172.7p for a Limousin off High Boydstone.

 

72 Beef Cows Averaged 127.3p to £1340 for a Limousin Cross off South Craigton or 162.4p for the same.

 

83 Dairy Cattle Averaged 98.1p Topping at £1020 for a Friesian off Straid or 116.7p for a Friesian off Murroch.

 

14 Clean Cattle Averaged 132.09p Peaking at £980 for a Limousin Heifer off Over Airies (179.8p)

 

Bulls (Top Price Per Head)

Limousin: £1480 Cranslagvourity, £1340 Kenmuir. Charolais: £1360 Creagraineach. Shorthorn: £1150 West Polquhirter. Aberdeen Angus: £1140 Auchleand. Friesian: £980 Clydenoch.

 

Cows (Top Price Per Head)

Limousin: £1340 South Craigton, £1070 Balnowlart, £1020 Enoch. Charolais: £1330 Balnowlart and Dykes (Auchinleck), £1060 Enoch. British Blue: £1100 West Glengyre. Simmental: £1090 Langside. Shorthorn: £1000 West Polquhirter. Aberdeen Angus: £1030 East Moorhouse, £1000 Chapleton. Hereford: £880 Cochno. Friesian: £1020 Straid, £1000 Auchinbay, £920 Neilstonside. Montbeliard: £800 Murroch. Ayrshire: £720 Killoch. Limousin Heifer: £980 Over Airies. Friesian Heifer: £930 South Kilbride, £900 Neilstonside. Hereford Heifer: £840 High Beltrees. Simmental Bullock: £790 Lochhill.  

Posted on 05 May 2020 by Craig Wilson
Report 28.04.2020

AYR- TUESDAY 28th APRIL 2020

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd had a Small Show of Calves and Stirks at their sale in Ayr. Trade Firmer with Numbers Well Short of Buyers Requirement.

 

Calves (Top Price Per Head)

Aberdeen Angus Bull: £390 Drummullan. British Blue Bull: £385 West Park, £380 West Park and Tannockhill. Limousin Heifer: £360 Tannockhill. Aberdeen Angus Heifer: £395 and £355 Drummullan. British Blue Heifer: £340 West Park, £330 Tannockhill.

 

Stirks (Top Price Per Head)

British Blue Heifer: £490 and £485 Drongan House. Limousin Heifer: £480 Drongan House, £470 Macmanniston. 

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 117 Prime and Cast Cattle at their sale in Ayr. Prime Cattle were a Mixed Show for Quality, Trade Similar.

 

11 Heifers Averaged 213.7p or £1206.63

5 Bullocks Averaged 204.8p or £1190.30

4 Friesian Bullocks Averaged 164.6p or £1105.23

 

Top Price of the day was 235p or £1363 for a Smart Limousin Cross Bullock off North Boig bought by Messrs Nisbet Butchers Sorn.

 

Heifers Peaked at 230p or £1345.50 for a Limousin off Borland or £1345.50 for the same Girl.

 

Friesian Bullocks to £1138.50 or 169p off Mossblown.

 

Heifers (Top Price Per Kilo)

Limousin: 230p x2 Borland, 220p South Craigton, 218p Marfield. Charolais: 218p North Boig and North Garphar, 210p North Garphar.

 

Bullocks (Top Price Per Kilo)

Limousin: 235p North Boig. Charolais: 208p North Garphar. Aberdeen Angus: 205p Borland. Friesian:169 Mossblown.

 

Rough Ring 6 Bulls Averaged 114.7p to a Top of £1380 for an Aberdeen Angus off Park Farm or 145.6p for a Hereford off Burnton (Sharp).

 

29 Beef Cows Averaged 128.7p Peaking at £1360 for a Charolais off Caprickhill or 172.3p for an Aberdeen Angus off Oldland.

 

42 Dairy Cattle Averaged 96.4p Topping at £890 for a Friesian off Neilstonside or 110.9p for a Friesian off Park O’Barnaigh.

 

20 Clean Cattle Averaged 140.8p to £1020 for a Limousini Heifer off Larg (Newton Stewart) or 182.6p for an Aberdeen Angus Heifer off Oldland.

 

Bulls (Top Price Per Head)

Aberdeen Angus: £1380 Park. Simmental: £1200 Braidland, £1050 Baltersan. Hereford: £910 Burnton. Friesian: £900 Kirminnoch.

 

Cows (Top Price Per Head)

Charolais: £1360 Caprickhill. Simmental: £1130 and £1090 Girvan Mains. Limousin: £1100 and £1080 Girvan Mains, £1060 Straid, £1040 Girvan Maind and Straid (Twice). British Blue: £990 Maxwelston. Shorthorn: £940 West Polquhirter. Aberdeen Angus: £870 Oldland, £860 Townhead or Drumley. Stabiliser: £830 Dirnow. Limousin Heifer: £1020 Larg (N/S). Limousin Bullock: £980 Larg (N/S). British Blue Bullock: £910 Turnberry. Charolais Heifer: £920 Burnton. Friesian Heifer: £880 Strandhead.

Posted on 28 Apr 2020 by Craig Wilson
Report 21.04.2020

AYR- TUESDAY 21st APRIL 2020

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 55 Calves and Stirks at their weekly sale in Ayr. Numbers well Short of Buyers Requirements, trade sound.

 

Aged Calves (Top Price Per Head)

Charolais Bull: £470 High Barness. British Blue Bull: £460 East St Colmac, £370 Netherholm. Aberdeen Angus Bull: £445 x2 Kaimhill, £435 High Barness. Limousin Bull: £355 Tannockhill. Aberdeen Angus Heifer: £450 East St Colmac. British Blue Heifer: £440 East St Colmac, £365 Netherholm, £335 Tannockhill.

Young Calves (Top Price Per Head)

British Blue Bull: £260 Airtnoch. Limousin Bull: £225 Kirkhill. Limousin Heifer: £260 Kirkhill, £245 Cronan.

 

Stirks (Top Price Per Head)

Aberdeen Angus Bull: £600 Lawersbridge. Limousin Bull: £500 Kilpatrick and Drummullan. Simmental Bullock: £600 Kilpatrick. Limousin Heifer: £600 and £590 Tannockhill. Charolais Heifer: £570 Lawersbridge.

 

166 Prime and Cast Cattle sold at Ayr today.

18 Prime Cattle sold Handy Weight Butchers Cattle Maintained Recent Rates.

 

14 Heifers Averaged 220p

4 Bullocks Averaged 210.2p

 

Topping Per Head and Per Kilo was an Outstanding Charolais Heifer from  CA Smith, North Boig that sold for £1469.10 or 249p which sold to Tarelgin Farm Foods. Top Price Per Head in the Bullocks was £1280 for a Swell of a Limousin from J M Thomson & Son, Blairbowie or to 220p for a Charolais from Borland Farm.

 

Heifers (Leading Price Per Kilo)

Charolais: 249p North Boig, 233p and 228p Rowanston. Limousin: 235p Blairbowie, 229p High Gameshill, 220p Boreland. Angus: 232p Rowanston.

Bullocks (Top Price Per Kilo)

Charolais: 220p Boreland, 215p North Boig.

 

In the Rough Ring all classes would see a rise on the week.

 

4 Bulls Averaged 117p selling to £1450 for a Limousin from Messrs Hogarth, Knockrivoch or to 132.4p for the same.

 

11 Clean Bullocks Averaged 121.7p selling £860 for an Ayrshire from Messrs Cochrane, Heighton or 153.84p for a Beef Shorthorn from G MacMorland, High Craighead.

 

9 Clean Heifers Averaged 129.9p selling to £1080 for a British Blue from J Seton, Hemphill or to 158.42p for a Simmental Heifer from Messrs Young, Lochhill.

 

40 Beef Cows Averaged 120.2p topping at £1180 Three times twice from A B Young, Girvan Mains and then for a Charolais dfrom Dykes Farm, Auchinleck. Top Per Kilo of 154.3p for a Limousin from T & T Robertson, Creochhill.

 

84 Dairy Bred Cows Averaged 97.2p selling to £880 for a Holstein from J Cousar, Grange of Cree and to 119.7p for the same.

 

Bulls (Top Price Per Head)

Limousin: £1450 Knockrivoch. Holstein: £1250 Grange of Cree.

 

Cows (Top Price Per Head)

Holstein: £880 Grange of Cree, £840 and £800 Kilhenzie, £840 Neilstonside, £820East Brockloch, £800 Perryston and Townend. Ayrshire: £720 Cronan. Limousin: £180 Girvan Mains, £1080 Creochhill, £940 Knockterra. British Blue: £1180 Girvan Mains, £930 Boag. Charolais: £1180 Dykes, £1060 Girvan Mains. Aberdeen Angus: £1060 Kildrochat Mains, £910 Bogside. Hereford: £940 Clevance, £910 Kildrochat Mains. Beef Shorthorn: £860 and £840 Grange, £840 Knockendale. Saler: £870 Dustyhall. Stabiliser: £860 Dustyhall. Clean Heifers: £1080 and £1000 Hemphill, £850 Knockterra. Clean Bullocks: £860 and £840 Heighton.

Posted on 21 Apr 2020 by Craig Wilson
Report 14.04.2020

AYR- TUESDAY 14th APRIL 2020

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 31 Calves and 10 Stirks at their sale in Ayr. All classes upheld recent rates with Numbers Short of Buyers Requirement.

 

Calves Peaked at £430 for a Smart Limousin Bull off Cromlet.

 

Heifer Calves to £385 for a Shapely British Blue off Over Enoch.

 

Bull Calves (Top Price Per Head)

Limousin: £430 and £365 Cromlet. British Blue: £425 x2 Drummullan, £345 x2 Tannockhill. Aberdeen Angus: £365 x2 Drummullan. Friesian: £150 and £100 Cromlet. Shorthorn: £260 Meadowbank.

 

Heifer Calves (Top Price Per Head)

British Blue: £385, £370 x2 and £360 Over Enoch, £370 Cromlet, £350 Nether Craig. Limousin: £280 Meadowbank.

 

Stirks (Top Price Per Head)

Limousin Heifer: £540 High Borland. British Blue Heifer: £540 High Borland, £505 East St Colmac. British Blue Bull: £500 x2 East St Colmac. Aberdeen Angus Bull: £500 North Kilruskin. Friesian Bull: £300 Mossend (Kirkmichael).

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 132 Prime and Cast Cattle at their sale in Ayr. Prime Cattle sold Similar to recent weeks.

 

18 Heifers Averaged 225.1p or £1267.61

5 Bullocks Averaged 218.2p or £1254.81

 

Top Price of the day was 250p for a Superb Limousin Heifer off Boylston bought by Frasers Butchers, Stranraer (£1437.50).

 

Bullocks Topped at 237p for a Smart Limousin Cross off North Boig to Messrs Marshall Butchers, Johnstone or £1452 for a Limousin off Blairbowie.

 

Heifers (Top Price Per Kilo)

Limousin: 234p and 232p x2 Girvan Mains, 233p South Milmain, 232p Blairbowie and Mansfield Mains, 231p Blairbowie. Charolais: 233p Carskerdo. Simmental: 221p North Boig. Saler: 213p Mansfield Mains. Aberdeen Angus: 206p Borland.

 

Bullocks (Top Price Per Kilo)

Limousin: 237p and 222p North Boig, 220p Blairbowie. Simmental: 204p Borland.

 

Rough Ring- all classes sold similar to last week.

 

3 Bulls Averaged 122.1p Topping at £1110 for a Limousin off Kirkhill or 147p for an Aberdeen Angus off Littleton.

 

31 Beef Cows Averaged 117.6p to £1280 for a Saler off Girvan Mains or 154p for another Saler off the same home.

 

75 Dairy Cattle Averaged 91.4p Top of £900 for a Friesian off Carskerdo or 110.4p for a Friesian off Isle.

 

Bulls (Top Price Per Head)

Limousin: £1110 Kirkhill. Aberdeen Angus: £970 Littleton. Charolais: £930 Drumbowie.

 

Cows (Top Price Per Head)

Saler: £1280 and £1200 Girvan Mains. Limousin: £1200 Girvan Mains, £960 Lawhill. Simmental: £1160 Girvan Mains, £910 Drumjoan. Aberdeen Angus: £1020 Whatriggs, £890 Arnsow. Charolais: £950 High Kilbride. Galloway: £870 Broomfield. Friesian: £900 Carskerdo, £840 Baltersan, £820 Lochside. Ayrshire: £630 Bowfield. Charolais Bullock: £900 Knocklaugh. Ayrshire Bullock: £770 Bowfield. Friesian Heifer: £690 Isle.

Posted on 14 Apr 2020 by Craig Wilson
Report 07.04.2020

AYR- TUESDAY 7th APRIL 2020

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 59 Calves and Stirks at our weekly sale, with numbers well short of Buyers Requirements all types proved Very Easy to cash. Top Price of the day was £570 for a Strong British Blue Cross Bull off Messrs A & C Robertson, East St Colmac and Heifer Calves sold to £510 for a British Blue Cross off the same home.

 

Bull Calves (Top Price Per Head)

British Blue Cross: £570 East St Colmac, £380 and £370 Tannockhill. Aberdeen Angus Cross: £450 x5 West Cairngarroch, £335 x2 Montgarswood. Limousin Cross: £400 Drummullan, £300 x2 Kirkhill. Black and White: £300 West Cairngarroch.

 

Heifer Calves (Top Price Per Head)

British Blue Cross: £510 x2 East St Colmac, £330 Croftfoot, £290 Kaimhill, £260 Airtnoch. Aberdeen Angus Cross: £330 x2 Montgarswood. Limousin Cross: £320 Whitehill, £300 Kaimhill.

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 114 Prime and Cast Cattle at  their sale in Ayr. Prime Cattle sold Sharper on the week.

 

18 Heifers Averaged 221.6p or £1258.82

2 Bullocks Averaged 231.5p or £1278.85

 

Top Price of the day was 241p for two Tremendous Limousin Heifers off High Gameshill and North Boig both bought by Country Fresh Meats.

 

Top Price Heifer Per Head was £1428 off Marfield to Messrs Donaldson Butchers, West Kilbride.

 

Bullocks Topped at 233p for a Limousin off Carskerdo to Messrs Holmes Butchers, Bridge of Weir or £1299.50 for a Limousin off North Boig to Messrs Nisbet Butchers, Sorn.

 

Heifers (Top Price Per Kilo)

Limousin: 241p, 239p and 238p High Gameshill, 241p, 237p and 235p North Boig, 240p and 238p Marfield, 239p Girvan Mains. Aberdeen Angus: 209p Borland. Charolais: 202p Carskerdo.

 

Rough Ring all classes Fully Upheld last weeks rates.

 

3 Bulls Averaged 121.07p to a Top of £1340 for a Limousin off Boydston or 139.6p for the same.

 

29 Beef Cows Averaged 120.6p Topping at £980 for an Aberdeen Angus off Linfairn or 142.1p for a Limousin off Boydston.

 

56 Dairy Cattle Averaged 98.2p Peaking at £900 for a Friesian off Parklea or 120p for a Friesian off Townend.

 

6 Clean Cattle Averaged 117.03p to £850 for a Friesian Heifer off Parklea or 126.6p for a Limousin Heifer off Riggfoot.

 

Bulls (Top Price Per Head)

Limousin: £1340 Boydston. Montbeliard: £1290 Knockeffrick.

 

Cows (Top Price Per Head)

Aberdeen Angus: £980 Linfairn, £880 Balcraig Moor and Skaith. Simmental: £960 and £840 Nether Ardroscadale. Limousin: £960 and £930 Mossend (Ayr). British Blue: £890 Nether Ardroscadale. Shorthorn: £850 Mossneuk. Stabiliser: £800 Linfairn. Friesian: £900 and £850 Parklea, £890 Meikle Heateth. Ayrshire: £700 Brocklehill. Montbeliard: £690 Knockeffrick. Friesian Heifer: £850 Parklea. Aberdeen Angus Heifer: £840 Skaith.

 

Posted on 07 Apr 2020 by Craig Wilson
Report 31.03.2020

AYR- TUESDAY 31st MARCH 2020

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 57 Calves and Stirks with Numbers well Short of Buyers Requirements, more Numbers needed on a Weekly Basis. Top Price Calf was £480 for a British Blue Cross Bull off Messrs Robertson, East St Colmac and Heifers sold to £430 for a British Blue Cross off the same.

 

Bull Calves (Top Price Per Head)

British Blue Cross: £480East St Colmac, £435 x3 Drummullan, £425 x2 East St Colmac and Drummullan. Aberdeen Angus Cross: £460 x2 and £455 x3 West Cairngarroch, £445 Drummullan, £385 x4 Drummullan, £295 Townhead. Black and White: £235 Loch Fergus.

 

Heifer Calves (Top Price Per Head)

British Blue Cross: £405 Drummullan, £240 East Brockloch. Limousin Cross: £340 and £330 x2 Tannockhill. Aberdeen Angus Cross: £235 Townhead. Hereford Cross: £230 Bowes.

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 62 Prime and Cast Cattle at their sale in Ayr. Prime Cattle Continued to sell at recent rates.

 

10 Prime Heifers Averaged 211.6p or £1211.26

3 Beef Bullocks Averaged 241.1p or £1410.63

2 Friesian Bullocks Averaged 152.6p or £1007.20

 

Top Price of the day was 248p for a Homebred Limousin Bullock off Carskerdo bought by Messrs Marshall Butchers, Johnston or £1558.90 for a Superb British Blue Cross Bullock from the Allan Girls from Arnsow bought by Messrs Frasers Butchers, Stranraer.

 

Heifers Peaked at 241p for a Smart Charolais Cross off North Boig bought by Messrs Nisbet Butchers, Sorn or £1460.65 for a Limousin off Glendoune.

 

Heifers (Top Price Per Kilo)

Charolais: 241p and 231p North Boig, 234p Carskerdo. Limousin: 224p Borland, 223p Glendoune.

 

Bullocks (Top Price Per Kilo)

Limousin: 248p Carskerdo, 238p North Boig. British Blue: 238p Arnsow. Friesian: 162p South Biggart.

 

Rough Ring- all classes sold Slightly Easier on the week.

 

5 Bulls Averaged 138.4p to a Top of £1540 for a Limousin off Camreggan or 163.8p.

 

10 Beef Cows Averaged 118.2p to £1120 for a Limousin off Barscarrow or 179.8p for an Aberdeen Angus off Oldland.

 

28 Dairy Cattle Averaged 93.9p to £770 for a Friesian off Tarshaw or 126.5p off the same home.

 

3 Clean Cattle Averaged 145.9p to £1100 for an Aberdeen Angus Bullock off Clonbeith or 167.9p for the same.

 

Bulls (Top Price Per Head)

Limousin: £1540 Camreggan. Simmental: £1220 Cronan. Shorthorn: £790 Clonbeith. Friesian: £730 Grange of Cree.

 

Cows (Top Price Per Head)

Limousin: £1120 Barscarrow. Aberdeen Angus: £1060 Barscarrow. Friesian: £770 and £740 Tarshaw. Ayrshire: £720 Colfin. Aberdeen Angus Bullock: £1100 Clonbeith. Friesian Heifer: £910 Townhead.

 

Posted on 31 Mar 2020 by Craig Wilson
Report 24.03.2020

AYR- TUESDAY 24th MARCH 2020

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd had a Small Offering of 2 Dairy Cattle and 37 Calves and Stirks. Dairy Cattle sold to £1650 for a Fresh Calved Holstein Friesian Heifer off Messrs A & M Dalling, Westertoun Farm. A Good Show of Cattle sold well with the Top Price being £520 for a Strong British Blue Cross Heifer off Messrs W Kilpatrick , Craigie Mains and Bull Calves sold to £500 for a British Blue Cross off the same home.

 

Bull Calves (Top Price Per Head)

British Blue Cross: £500 x2 Craigie Mains, £465 x2 Craigie Mains, £380 and £370 Over Enoch, £320 Crofthead. Limousin Cross: £365 Tannockhill, £260 x2 Bruntwood Mains. Aberdeen Angus Cross: £320 Crofthead.

 

Heifer Calves (Top Price Per Head)

British Blue Cross: £520 and £430 Craigie Mains, £370 Over Enoch, £330 Over Enoch. Limousin Cross: £335 Tannockhill, £200 Bruntwood Mains. Simmental Cross: £215 and £210 Bruntwood Mains.  

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 147 Prime and Cast Cattle at their sale in Ayr. Prime Cattle continued to sell as well again.

 

30 Prime Heifers Averaged 229.8p or £1297.33

2 Prime Bullocks Averaged 231p or £1322.53

 

Top Price  of the day was 244p for a Limousin Heifer off High Gameshill and also for a Limousin Bullock off Glendoune ro Messrs Terelgin Butchers and JM Nisbet Butchers, Sorn respectively. Heifers Peaked at £1495 for a Limousin off Girvan Mains to Messrs Donaldson Butchers, West Kilbride. Bullocks to £1342 for a Limousin off Glendoune.

 

Heifers (Top Price Per Kilo)

Limousin: 244p, 242p and 240p High Gameshill, 240p, 237p and 234p Girvan Mains, 235p and 230p North Boig, 233p and 230p Blairbowie, 234p and 230p High Glentriploch. Simmental: 239p Girvan Mains, 220p Borland. Charolais: 237p North Boig and Girvan Mains, 230p Carskerdo. British Blue: 227p x2 Langside.

 

Bullocks (Top Price Per Kilo)

Limousin: 244p Glendoune. Charolais: 219p Brocklie.

 

Rough Ring Meaty Cows would be Slightly Cheaper on the week with Leaner Sorts Similar to Last Week.

 

3 Bulls Averaged 117.9p Selling to £1290 for an Aberdeen Angus off Bardrain or 174.3p for the same.

 

17 Beef Cows Averaged 113.9p to £980 for a Simmental off Rushaw or 140.6p for a Limousin off Craigbrae.

 

88 Dairy Cattle Averaged 93.9p top of £960 for a Friesian off Carskerdo or 114.5p for a Friesian off Wellhouse.

 

7 Clean Cattle Averaged 144.7p to £1150 for a Simmental Heifer off Craigbrae or 167.9p.

 

Bulls (Top Price Per Head)

Aberdeen Angus: £1290 Bardrain, £1040 Catcraig.

 

Cows (Top Price Per Head)

Simmental: £980 Rushaw, £970 Hemphill. Charolais: £940 Hemphill. Limousin: £900 Craigbrae. Aberdeen Angus: £800 Walston. British Blue: £770 Clonbeith. Friesian: £960 Carskerdo, £840 West Cairngarroch, £830 Stevenston, £820 East Brockloch. Ayrshire: £690 and £680 Knowe. Simmental Heifer: £1150 Craigbrae. Aberdeen Angus Heifer: £1020 Clonbeith. Ayrshire Heifer: £930 Knowe. Friesian Heifer: £890 Davidston. 

 

Posted on 24 Mar 2020 by Craig Wilson
Report 17.03.2020

AYR- TUESDAY 17th MARCH 2020

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 10 Dairy Cattle at our weekly sale. Top Price of day was £2100 for a Strong Freshly Calved Holstein Friesian Heifer off Messrs Robert Steel & Son, Kepculloch second Top Price was £1900 for a Tidy Holstein Friesian Heifer off A & J Lamont, Sandystone.

 

Dairy Cattle (Top Price Per Head)

Holstein Friesian Heifer: £2100 Kepculloch, £1900 Sandystone, £1850 Clauchlands. Holstein Friesian Cow: £1600 and £1500 x2 Coilsholm.

 

Another Good show of 78 Calves and Stirks. Top Price of the day was £460 for a Superb Limousin Cross Bull off Robert C McCoull & Son, Over Enoch. Heifer Calves sold to £370 for a Charolais Cross Heifer off Messrs Harper, Kaimhill. Stirks Sold to £835 for an Aberdeen Angus Cross off Messrs M Mitchell & Son, Whatriggs and Heifer Stirks sold to £715 for a pen of Aberdeen Angus Crosses off GL & AM Livingston, Acholter.

 

Heifer Calves (Top Price Per Head)

Charolais Cross: £370 Kaimhill. Aberdeen Angus Cross: £300 Balig. Limousin Cross: £75 Balig. British Blue Cross: £260 West Park, £245 Auchinbay. Simmental Cross: £245 Kaimhill.

 

Bull Calves (Top Price Per Head)

Limousin Cross: £460 Over Enoch, £445 Kaimhill, £355 Kerrycroy, £2801 x2 Kerrycroy and Balig. British Blue Cross: £400 Over Enoch, £300 Strandhead, £295 x2 Tannockhill and Craigie Mains, £290 Craigie Mains. Aberdeen Angus Cross: £375 x2 Dalmaca, £330 Balig, £270 x2 Burnton (Howat) and Kaimhill. Charolais Cross: £240 Kaimhill.

 

26 Prime Cattle Sold with our Local Butchers Presently Enjoying an Increased Demand with Customers Forward buying the Butchers Class Heifers met a Big Rise in Trade with 10 Heifers Selling at 240p and Above Peaking at 254p for a Limousin Cross From J Young, Girvan Mains and to £1562 for a Limousin Cross from Girvan Mains.

 

Heifers (Top Price Per Kilo)

Limousin: 254p, 249p and 225p Girvan Mains, 250p and 241p North Boig. Simmental: 250p and 247p Girvan Mains. Charolais: 246p and 234p North Boig, 244p Carskerdo, 240p Boreland. British Blue: 240p Walkerdyke.

 

22 Heifers Averaged 227.7p.

 

Steers Peaked at £1240 for a Limousin Cross from Messrs Limond, Knocknaib.

 

Young Bulls sold to 170p for a Saler From C McClymont, Cuil.

 

154 Cast Cattle Sold. All Classes Easily Sold with leaner Dairy Types in Particular Very Dear. Cow Buyers are Looking to Satisfy Increased Orders and more will be Required Next Week.

 

Cast Bulls sold to £1200 for a Pure Friesian from J Drummond, Townend.

 

Beef Cows sold to £1360 for a Charolais from W Brown, Barrance.

 

Dairy Cattle sold to £1000 from T Smith, South Kilbride.

 

Bulls (Top Price Per Head)

Black and White: £1200 Townend.

 

Cows (Top Price Per Head)

Charolais: £1360 Barrance. Simmental Cross: £1270, £1250 and £1170 Girvan Mains. Limousin Cross: £1240 Holehouse, £1200 Girvan Mains. British Blue: £1200 Holehouse, £1020 Walkerdyke. South Devon: £1060 Bagbie. Charolais Cross: £1040 Dunrod. Aberdeen Angus Cross: £1000 Lochhill. Black and White: £1000 South Kilbride, £970 Coilsholm, £940 Balker, £920 Greenside. Charolais Heifer: £1080 Barrance 179.1 Taiglum.

Posted on 17 Mar 2020 by Craig Wilson
AYR- TUESDAY 10th MARCH 2020

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 28 Dairy Cattle at our Weekly sale.

16 Commercial sold to £1920 for a Very Tidy Holstein Friesian Heifer off Messrs Jack Craig & Co, Tannockhill and coming a close second was Messrs T Smith, South Kilbride making £1900.

In the Pedigree Section there was a great offering of 12 Freshly Calved Holstein Friesian Heifers with the show Kindly Sponsored by Mole Valley (Ayr Branch) and was Ably judged by Mr Andrew Wilson, Carskerdo and he awarded his Champion to Messrs Robert Howie, Tarshaw  for a Superb Heifer making 1900gns.

Topping the Heifers was Messrs John Kennedy & Son, Perryston for a Milky Heifer selling for 2250gns.

The 12 Pedigree Heifers Averaged a Whopping 1933.50gns.

Commercial Heifers (Top Price Per Head)

Holstein Friesian: £1920 Tannockhill, £1900 and £1750 South Kilbride, £1700 Holehouse (Kilburnie), £1650 Laigh Kilphin.

Pedigree Cattle (Top Price Per Head)

2250gns and 2000gns Perryston, 1900 x2 Tarshaw, £1900 x2 Perryston, £1850 x2 Perryston, 1700 x2 Tarshaw.

Another good show of 74 Calves and Stirks with all types maintaining last weeks high rates.

Top Price Calves of the day were £525 for a pair of Aberdeen Angus Cross Bulls off A M Dunlop & Son, West Cairngarroch and Heifer Calves sold to £455 for a British Blue Cross off A Dalgleish & Son, Drummullan.

Stirks Topped at £830 for three Aberdeen Angus Cross Bullocks off Morrison, Haugh.

Bull Calves (Top Price Per Head)

Aberdeen Angus Cross: £525 x2 and £480 x2 West Cairngarroch, £375 Drummullan, £360 Davidston, £350 Drummullan, £305 and £200 Auchleand. British Blue Cross: £450 and £420 Drummullan, £405 Auchleand, £355 Parkmill, £350 Davidston, £345 Auchleand, £300 Davidston, £290 Craigthornhill.

Heifer Calves (Top Price Per Head)

British Blue Cross: £455 Drummullan, £385 Drummullan, £290 Borneighthill, £280 x2 Auchleand and Borneighthill. Limousin Cross: £390 Moorpark (Sandhead). Aberdeen Angus Cross: £270 Nether Holm, £255 Auchleand. 

11 Prime Cattle Sold.

11 Prime Cattle Averaged 217.3p peaking at 241p for a Bonny Limousin Cross from the Smith Family North Boig purchased by J Nisbet Butchers, Sorn Mains Farm, Sorn closely followed at 237p for another Limousin Cross Heifer from North Boig purchased by Messrs Fraser, Butchers, Hanover Street, Stranraer.

Prime Cattle (Top Price Per Kilo)

Limousin Cross: 241p and 237p North Boig, 226p and 222p Boreland. Charolais: 216p Carskerdo. British Blue: 181p Blackbyres.

126 Cattle sold in Cast Ring.

All classes easily sold with Dairy Types of all classification Meeting Strong Competition.

7 Cast Bulls Peaked at £1360 for a Limousin from W Turner, Dalmoak and to 170.6p for a British Blue Cross from Messrs Paterson, Upper Auchenlay.

Beef Cows Peaked at £1340 for a Beautiful Limousin from the Nelson Brothers at High Kilphin and to £1310 for a Proper Angus Cross from D Tulloch, Riggfoot.

Dairy Cows sold to £1000 for a Right Fed Friesian from Eugene McErlean, Macnairston.  Dairy Cows to 139.3p from Messrs Watt, Bowes.

Bulls (Top Price Per Head)

Limousin: £1360 Dalmoak, £1160 Auchenbothie. Aberdeen Angus: £1250 Bardrain. British Blue: £1160 Upper Auchenlay. Montbeliard: £1180 Knockeffrick.

Cows (Top Price Per Head)

Limousin: £1340 and £1110 High Kilphin. Aberdeen Angus: £1310 and £1180 Riggfoot. Saler Cross: £1280 and £1200 Genoch Mains, £1080 Cuil. Simmental Cross: £1250 and £1130 Genoch Mains. Limousin Cross: £960 West Brockloch. Ayrshire: £960 Barmoorhill. Black and White: £1000 and £920 x2 Macnairston, £990 Midhouse, £900 Perryston, Langdale, Raith and East Brockloch.

 

 

Posted on 11 Mar 2020 by Craig Wilson
Report 03.03.20

AYR- TUESDAY 3rd MARCH 2020

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 1Dairy Heifer and 183 Calves and Stirks. The Dairy Heifer sold for £1600 off Messrs J Henderson, Crofthead Farm, more Dairy Cattle Required for our Pedigree Sale Next Tuesday.

 

The large show of Calves and Stirks proved a Flyer with a Very Large Show of Buyers Present ensured all types very easy cashed. Bull Calves sold to £600 for 3 Limousin Cross’ off Messrs AG & JA Dunlop & Sons, Raithhill and Heifer Calves sold to £490 for a Pair of Limousin Cross’ off the same. Stirks sold to £840 for an Angus Cross Bullock off Messrs A Mathewson, Thorn and Heifer Stirks Peaked to £770 for a pair of Limousin Cross off Messrs Harrower, Craigievern. The highlight of Today’s Stirk Ring was the Annual Consignment of Hill Stirks off The Laight Farm (Dalmellington) with Mr Grierson receiving a rise of £158 on the Year.

 

Bull Calves (Top Price Per Head)

Limousin Cross: £600 x3 Raithhill, £440 Over Enoch, £390 Townhead of Lambroughton, £325 x2 Cowdonmoor and Over Enoch, £315 Whitehill. British Blue Cross: £565 and £555 x2 East St Colmac, £440 Over Enoch, £425 Tarshaw, £420 Over Enoch, £410 and £390 Langdale, £370 x2 East Brockloch and Raithhill, £340 Craigie Mains. Aberdeen Angus Cross: £505 x2 and £420 x2 South Corton, E380 Tarshaw. Shorthorn: £290 Bridge of Aird.

 

Heifer Calves (Top Price Per Head)

Limousin Cross: £490 x2 Raithhill, £435 Langdale, £400 and £380 Raithhill, £315 x2 Dirnow, £310 Whitehill. British Blue Cross: £450 Langdale, £440 x2  Over Enoch and Langdale, £435 and £420 Langdale, £380 x2 Tarshaw, £370 Langdale, £350 Langdale, £330 Tannockhill. Aberdeen Angus Cross: £330 x2 Drumdow.

 

Bullock Stirks (Top Price Per Head)

Limousin Cross: £830 Thorn, £800 x2 Maxwelston and Middlepart. Aberdeen Angus Cross: £840 Thorn, £795 Thorn, £760 Braemore Road.  Charolais Cross: £820 Thorn.  British Blue Cross: £750 Blackwood. Simmental Cross: £745 Laight. Shorthorn: £740 Mid Tulloch.

 

Heifer Stirks (Top Price Per Head)

Limousin Cross: £770 Craigievern, £700 Mid Craigton. Charolais Cross: £730 Craigievern. British Blue Cross: £700 Blackwood. Shorthorn: £700 West Montgarswood.

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 67 Breeding Cattle at their sale in Ayr.

 

5 Bulls Averaged £1386 selling to 1600gns for a Simmental off South Milmain.

 

Bulls (Top Price Per Head)

Simmental: 1600gns South Milmain. Aberdeen Angus: 1550gns Mid Lugtonridge, 1400gns Bardrain. Shorthorn: 1400gns Altgolach.

 

Heifers and Cows (Top Price Per Head)

British Blue Heifer and Bull: £1700 and £1550 Townhead of Lambroughton. British Blue Heifer and Heifer: £1350 Muirlaught. Hereford Heifer and Heifer: £1400 Crookedstonemuir. Shorthorn Heifer and Bull: £1400 Drumdow. Limousin Heifers In Calf: £1500 and £1300 Mossend. British Blue Heifers In Calf: £1300 Mossend. Aberdeen Angus Heifers In Calf: £1150 Dunrod, £1050 High Auchneil. Charolais Cows In Calf: £1060 Dunrod.

 

Bulling Heifers (Top Price Per Head)

Limousin: £1240 East Enoch, £1080 Gateside, £1020 Macmanniston. British Blue: £1020 East Enoch. Aberdeen Angus: £920 Gateside.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 145 Prime and Cast Cattle at their sale in Ayr. Clean Cattle a better show for Quality.

 

11 Heifers Averaged 222.4p or £1205.21

 

Top Price of the day was 234p for a Charolais Heifer off North Boig to Messrs Nisbet, Quality Butchers, Sorn or £1356.60 for a Limousin Heifer off Borland to Messrs Country Fresh Meats.

 

Heifers (Top Price Per Kilo)

Charolais: 234p North Boig. Limousin: 230p and 227p Auchleach, 229p North Boig, 228p Woodside.

 

Rough Ring all classes sold sharper on the week.

 

5 Bulls Averaged 102.2p to £1000 for a Limousin off Glenlea or 123.7p for a Hereford off Inchparks.

 

51 Beef Cows Averaged 131.6p Topping at £1450 for a Simmental off South Walton or 178.1p for a Saler off Maxwelston.

 

72 Dairy Cattle Averaged 103.1p selling to £1010 for a Friesian off Strandhead or 133.3for a Friesian off Dalmoak.

 

6 Clean Cattle Averaged 145.2p top of £1170 for a British Blue Bullock off Kirminnoch or 174.6p for the same. 

 

Cows (Top Price Per Head)

Simmental: £1450 and £1010 South Walton, £1190 Thirdpart, £1100 Barlure. Aberdeen Angus: £1340 and £1140 Thirdpart. Limousin: £1330 and £1130 Laigh Borland, £1240 Low Carseduchan, £1230 South Walton, £1200 Rosemount, £1140, £1130 and £1100 Duchra. Saler: £1140 Maxwelston, £1130 Knockgerran. British Blue: £1090 Little Larg. Friesian: £1010 Strandhead, £900 Auchleand, Dalmoak and Strandhead, £890 Stevenston and Dalmoak. Friesian Heifer: £960 Muirhouse. British Blue Bullock: £1170 kirminnoch. Shorthorn Bullock: £900 Hallowshean.

 

Posted on 03 Mar 2020 by Craig Wilson
Report 25.02.2020

AYR- TUESDAY 25th FEBRUARY 2020

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 11 Dairy Cattle and 76 Calves and Stirks. Dairy Cattle proved easy cashed with Messrs A & A Reid, Clauchland topping the sale for a Very Tidy Holstein Friesian Heifer making £1900 second Top Price was £1800 for another Holstein Friesian Heifer off Messrs T S Smith, Haysmuir.

 

Dairy Cattle (Top Price Per Head)

Holstein Friesian Heifer: £1900 Clauchlands, £1800 Haysmuir, £1780 Grange of Cree. Holstein Friesian Cows: £1580 Coilsholm. Jersey Cow: £1380 Boreland, £1250 Philgowan.

 

76 Calves and Stirks proved yet again a flyer. With many more could have been sold. Top Price calf was £520 for a Strong British Blue Cross Bull off Messrs A & C Robertson, East St Colmac and Heifer Calves sold to £450 for a Limousin Cross off Messrs Harper, Kaimhill. Stirks peaked at £920 for a Superb Limousin Cross Bullock off Messrs WF & H Logan, Maxwelston.

 

Bull Calves (Top Price Per Head)

British Blue Cross: £520 East St Colmac, £510, £480 and £460 Meikle Heateth, £430 Auchleand £390 Davidston, £380 x2 Auchleand and Davidston. Aberdeen Angus: £460 West Cairngarroch, £350 Auchleand, £300 Davidston. Limousin Cross: £455 and £400 Kaimhill, £390 Tannockhill. Black and White: £300 x4 West Cairngarroch.

 

Heifer Calves (Top Price Per Head)

Limousin Cross: £450 Kaimhill. British Blue Cross: £430 and £420 East St Colmac, £400 Bowes, £350 Auchleand, £340 West Park. Hereford Cross: £300 Craigmalloch. Aberdeen Angus Cross: £270 Auchleand.

 

Bullock Stirks (Top Price Per Head)

Limousin Cross: £920 Maxwelston. Simmental Cross: £800 Knocknaib. Aberdeen Angus Cross: £790 Acholter. Shorthorn: £775 Knocknaib. British Blue Cross: £745 Blackwood.

 

Heifers (Top Price Per Head)

Aberdeen Angus Cross: £705 Acholter, £700 Lawhill. Limousin Cross: £620 Lawhill. British Blue: £600 Blackwood.

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 169 Prime and Cast Cattle. Prime Cattle a good show for Quality trade similar.

 

14 Heifers Averaged 216.2p or £1195.58

 

Top Price of the day was 223p for a Limousin Heifer off High Gameshill selling to Messrs Donaldson Butchers, West Kilbride or £1343.10 for another off the same home.

 

Heifers (Top Price Per Kilo)

Limousin: 223p and 222p High Gameshill, 219p Auchleach, 217p Dormieston and Mossend. Simmental: 218p Borland.

 

Rough Ring all classes sold firmer again.

 

2 Bulls Averaged 130.6p selling to £1530 or 153p for a Charolais off Chalmerston.

 

45 Beef Cows Averaged 124.8p to £1330 for a Simmental off South Milmain or 145.5p for a Saler off Auchneight.

 

88 Dairy Cattle Averaged 101.6p to a Top of £1090 for a Friesian off Grougar Mains or 126.9p for a Friesian for a Friesian off Murroch.

 

20 Clean Cattle Averaged 144.1p Peaking at £1070 for an Aberdeen Angus Bullock off Heighton or 187.9p for an Aberdeen Angus Bullock off Newlands.

Bulls (Top Price Per Head)

Charolais: £1530 Chalmerston. Hereford: £880 Inchparks.

 

Cows (Top Price Per Head)

Simmental: £1330 South Milmain, £1000 Riggfoot. Limousin: £1080 Back O’Hill. Aberdeen Angus: £1040 Knocklaugh, £1000 Riggfoot. Luing: £970 Auchneight. Shorthorn: £950 West Broadmoss. Saler: £920 Maxwelston. British Blue: £890 Auchneight. Friesian: £1090 Grougar Mains, £1050 Murroch, £1000 West Dhuloch, £940 Townhead of Lambroughton. Aberdeen Angus Bullock: £1070, £1050 and £1030 Heighton, £1020 Newlands. Ayrshire Bullock: £880, £870 and £860 Heighton. Shorthorn Bullock: £940 Newlands. Shorthorn Heifers: £870 Newlands. Friesian Heifers: £900 Davidston.

 

Posted on 25 Feb 2020 by Craig Wilson
Report 18.02.2020

AYR- TUESDAY 18th FEBRUARY 2020

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 41 Dairy Cattle and 52 Calves and Stirks. Dairy Cattle sold to £2000 for a Very Tidy Holstein Friesian off  Messrs Robert Steel & Son, Kepculloch and Second Top was £1700 for another Holstein Friesian Heifer off A  & M Dalling, Westertoun. Calves Proved a Joy to sell with the Top Price being £540 for a Strong British Blue Cross Bull Calf off  Messrs McGregor, Parkmill  and Heifer Calves selling to £460 for two British Blue Cross’ off the same. Many more required on a weekly basis to fulfil a Large Ringside of Buyers.

 

Bull Calves (Top Price Per Head)

British Blue Cross: £540 Parkmill, £520 and £510 East St Colmac, £320 and £295 Westertoun, £285 and £275 Craigie Mains. Aberdeen Angus Cross: £270 Burnton, £230 and £220 Davidston. Holstein Friesian: £180 Ballycurrie.

 

Heifer Calves (Top Price Per Head)

British Blue Cross: £460 x2  East St Colmac. Aberdeen Angus Cross: £420 Daldawn Estate. Limousin Cross: £390 x2 Tannockhill. Hereford Cross: £325 Kirkhill.

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 128 Prime and Cast Cattle at their sale in Ayr. Prime Cattle Maintained recent rates.

 

10 Heifers Averaged 217.6p or £1189.31

2 Bullocks Averaged 216.5p or £1260.85

 

Top Price of the day was 226p for a Limousin Heifer off North Boig or £1288.20 Bought by Messrs A Picken & Sons, Butchers Ayr.

 

Bullocks Topped at 218p for a Limousin off North Boig or £1290 for a Limousin off Carskerdo.

 

Heifers (Top Price Per Kilo)

Limousin: 226p and 223p North Boig, 224p Glentriplock, 223p Dormieston and Carskerdo.

 

Bullocks (Top Price Per Kilo)

Limousin: 218p North Boig, 215p Carskerdo.

 

Rough Ring all classes easily cashed.

 

7 Bulls Averaged 124.3p Topping at £1310 or 188.5p for a Limousin Bull off Cranslagvourity.

 

35 Beef Cows Averaged 125.5p to a Top of £1170 for a British Blue off Riggfoot or 157.1p for a Limousin off Marfield.

 

63 Dairy Cattle Averaged 95.2p to £860 for a Friesian off Carskerdo or 122.9p for the same.

 

11 Clean Cattle Averaged 154.8p Peaking at £1060 for a Limousin Bullock off Challochmun or 171p for the same.

 

Bulls (Top Price Per Head)

Limousin: £1310 Cranslagvourity. Galloway: £1230 Nether Cleugh. Simmental: £1100High Garphar. Friesian: £1090 High Garphar. Aberdeen Angus: £970 Kilwhinleck.

 

Cows (Top Price Per Head)

British Blue: £1170 Riggfoot. Limousin :£1100 x2 Marfield, £950 and £930 Maxwelston, £930 Mull of Galloway. Aberdeen Angus: £920 Dalhowan, Mid Skeog and Lochhill, £910 Knockewart. Saler: £860 Dykes. Friesian: £860 Carskerdo, £830 Laigh Langcraig, £820 Raith, £800 Strandhead and Stair Estate. Ayrshire: £800 Knowe, £760 West Spittal. NR: £980 High Garphar. Limousin Heifer: £980 Challochmun. Simmental Heifer: £970 Challochmun. Aberdeen Angus Heifer: £920 Bardrain. Limousin Bullock: £1060 Challochmun.

Posted on 18 Feb 2020 by Craig Wilson
Report 11.02.2020

AYR- TUESDAY 11th FEBRUARY 2020

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 9 Dairy Cattle at our weekly sale. Topping at £1450 for a Tidy Holstein Friesian Heifer off Messrs Logan, Holehouse Farm. Due to the bad weather conditions there was a very small offering of 30 Calves. Top Price was £300 for a British Blue Cross Heifer off Messrs Jack Craig & Co, Tannockhill and Bull Calves sold to £260 on three occasions first for a Limousin Cross off J Harvey & Son, Whitehill then another Limousin off Messrs Frame, Cronan  and then a British Blue Cross off G & G Templeton, Knowe.

 

Bull Calves (Top Price Per Head)

Limousin Cross: £260 x2 Whitehill, £260 Cronan. British Blue: £260 Knowe, £250 Craigie Mains. Shorthorn: £245 Cronan. Simmental: £240 Balig. Holstein Friesian: £235 Cochno.

 

Heifer Calves (Top Price Per Head)

British Blue: £300 Tannockhill, £230 Craigie Mains. Limousin Cross: £270 Tannockhill, £250 and £240 Cronan. Aberdeen Angus Cross: £210 Townhead.

 

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 102 Prime and Cast Cattle at their sale in Ayr. Prime Cattle were a smaller show for numbers, trade similar to last week.

 

8 Heifers Averaged 220.4p or £1190.38

 

Top Price of the day was 232p for a Limousin Heifer off Borland or £1368.80 bought by Messrs Picken Butchers, Ayr.

 

Bullocks Topped at 230p for a Limousin Bullock off North Boig or £1334 bought by Country Fresh Meats.

 

Heifers (Top Price Per Kilo)

Limousin: 230p and 224p North Boig, 220p Martnaham Mains. Charolais: 210p North Boig.

 

Rough Ring- a better show for Quality with trade similar to last week.

 

5 Bulls Averaged 91.7p to £1260 or 106.8p for a Charolais off Claycrop.

 

23 Beef Cows Averaged 129.4p to £1200 for a Limousin off Straid (Lendalfoot) or 149.7p for a Charolais off the same home.

 

60 Dairy Cattle Averaged 99.3p topping at £1010 for a Friesian off Raith or 115.4p for Friesians off Gateside and Raith.

 

5 Clean Cattle Averaged 148.3p top of £980 for a Hereford Heifer off Drumdow or 169.6p.

 

Bulls (Top Price Per Head)

Charolais: £1260 Claycrop. Aberdeen Angus: £1200 Avondale. Friesian: £800 North Knockglass.

 

Cows (Top Price Per Head)

Limousin: £1200 Straid, £1190 and £1010 Holehouse (Ochiltree), £1090 Laigh Castleton. Charolais: £1130 Straid. British Blue: £1020 Laigh Castleton. Friesian: £1010 and £900 x2 Raith, £900 Nether Enoch and East Brockloch. Ayrshire: £790 Clydenoch. Hereford Heifer: £980 and £950 Drumdow. Aberdeen Angus Heifer: £800 Millafleck. Friesian Heifer: £780 Strandhead.

Posted on 11 Feb 2020 by Craig Wilson
Tuesday 4th February 2020 Ayr Market

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 5 Dairy Cattle, 91 Calves and 42 Stirks at their weekly sale.  5 Dairy Cattle averaged £1440 to a top of £1750 for a second calved Friesian Cow off Coilsholm. 

Friesian Calved Heifers:  £1700 Tannockhill  Friesian Calved cows:  £1750 & £1450 Coilshom  Calves were a plainer show for quality trade similar to last week.

Bull Calves:

Charolais:  £435 Balmurrie  British Blue:  £435 Helenton Mains £410 Machrihanish £355 Newlands £325 High Mark  Limousin:  £425 (x3) High Barness £390 Tannockhill  Angus:  £258 (x2) Montgarswood £240 Avondale  Friesian:  £180 High Mark 

Heifer Calves

British Blue:  £470 Bowes £375 & £300 Machrhihanish £320 Barneighthill  Charolais:  £460, £420 & £410 Balmurrie  Limousin:  £350 & £280 Newlands £260 Broadhead £250 Avondale  Angus:  £225 Avondale £215 Montgarswood

Stirks

All classes sold sharper again.

Bulls

Limousin:  £580 Gass, Straiton  British Blue:  £570 East St Colmac  Friesian:  £430 Forerogerton 

Bullocks

Limousin:  £920 Townhead of Lambroughton £700 Gass, Straiton £575 Deepstone  Charolais:  £670 Bonnyton Moor  Amgus:  £705 Acholter  Simmental:  £500 Cairndoon  Friesian:  £400 Carston 

Heifers

Limousin:  £685 Acholter £570 Deepstone  Angus:  £685 Acholter  Charolais:  £520 Bonnyton Moor

Breeding Cattle

A small show of 37 Beef Breeding Cattle on offer were easily cashed.

Angus Bull:  1750gns Bardrain

Angus Heifer & Bull Calf:  £1620 Forerogerton  Simmental Heifer & Heifer Calf:  £1600 Forerogerton   Limousin Heifer & Heifer Calf:  £1550 Townhead of Lamboughton & Forerogerton  Limousin Heifer & Bull Calf:  £1500 Townnhead of Lamboughton  Angus Heifer & Bull Calf:  £1350 Whatriggs  Angus Cow & Heifer Calf:  £1350 Whatriggs  British Cow & Heifer Calf:  £1200 Mid Skeog Limousin Bulling Heifers:  £1200 Gateside £1120 East Enoch

Messrs Craig Wilson sold 129 Prime and Cast Cattle at their sale in Ayr.  Prime Cattle met a similar trade to last week.  Limousin Bullocks to 221p k/g off Burnockstone or £1314.50 to Messrs J M Nisbet, Quality Butcher, Sorn.  11 Heifers averaged 215.9p k/g or £1213.73.  Top price of the day was 228p k/g for a smart Limousin Heifer off Knockgerran to Country Fresh Meats or £1343.10 for a Limousin Heifer off Boreland.

Heifers (Price per Kilo)

Limousin:  228 & 216 Knockgerran  225 Burnockstone 222 Boreland  Charolais:  222 Avondale 220 North Boig  Angus:  209 Boreland 

Rough Ring

A plainer show for quality easily sold.  7 Bulls averaged 130.3p k/g to a top of £1700 for a Limousin off Little Creoch or 192.1p k/g.  28 Beef Cows averaged 127.1p k/g topping at £1120 for a British Blue off Longhouse or 168.8p k/g for a Limousin off Barrodger.  73 Dairy Cattle averaged 98.4p k/g to £1000 for a Friesian off Culscadden or 126.6p k/g for the same girl.  7 Clean Cattle averaged 156.6p k/g to £1200 for a Galloway Bullock off Skaith or 187.7p k/g for another off the same home. 

Bulls

Limousin:  £1700 & £1420 Little Creoch  Friesian:  £1010 Ditton  Saler:  £1100 Cuil, Palnure

Cows

Brish Blue:  £1120 Longhouse £900 Oldwalls  Limousin:  £1080 Barrodger  £960 Longhouse  Saler:  £1020  Maxwelston  Stab:  £960 Avondale Angus:  £930 Lochhill, Mauchline  Shorthorn:  £900 Burnbank  Friesian:  £1000 Culscadden £980 Drumsuie  £930 Haysmuir  Ayrshire:  £840 Colfin  Galloway Bullocks:  £1200 & £1070 Skaith  Stab Heifer:  £960 Boreland  Friesian:  £740 Baltersan

Posted on 04 Feb 2020 by Craig Wilson
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