Market prices – week 20

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United Auctions Stirling, Thursday May 9: sold  3171 prime sheep consisting of 163 New Season Lambs selling to an average of 235.78p & 2274 Old Season Lambs selling to an average of 203.23p and also 726 Ewes and Rams.

New Season Lambs (163) – Easter Ochtermuthill (BTex) £129.00; Pitsundry (Tex) £123.00; Easter Ochtermuthill (Suf) £121.00; Langside (Cha) £119.00; Balgoner (Dor) £100.50.

New Season Lambs (163 )- Easter Ochtermuthill (BTex) £284.00ppk; Penston (Tex) £272.00ppk; Penston (Suf) 258.00ppk; Langside (Cha) 247.00ppk; Balgoner (Dor) £221.00ppk.

Old Season Lambs (2274) – Luckenburn (BTex) £124.00; Gathercauld (Tex) £113.00; Pityot (Che) £110.00; Pityot (Suf) £106.00; Coates (Cross) £99.00; Common (BF) £99.00; Moulin (Mule) £94.00.

Old Season Lambs (2274) – Pityot (Tex) £263.00ppk; Luckenburn (BTex) 257.00ppk; Mill of Inverarity (Chev) £244.00ppk; Moulin (BF)  232.00ppk; Wardhead (Cross) 231.00ppk; Wardhead (Suf) 231.00ppk; Townhead (Mule) 215.00ppk.

Ewes (726)- Langside (Tex) £143.00; Langside (Suf) £105.00; Muckraw (Cross) £93.00; East Tullyfergus (Zwa) £89.00; Easter Middleton (HB) £85.00; Fornought (Cha) £84.00; Bencloich (Chev) £80.00; Meadowbank (Mule) £769.00; Elmscleugh (BF) £74.00.

Rams-  Elmscleugh (Tex) £100; Fulfordlees (Cross) £89.00; Greenhill (BTex) £85.00.

Dingwall & Highland Marts, Wednesday May 8: sold 585 sheep of all classes.

Lambs (234) sold to £90 gross for a pen of Cheviots from Broynach, Thurso.

Ewes (230) sold to £93 gross for a Texel cross from Upper Drumbuie, Drumnadrochit.

Ewes with lambs at foot (88) sold to £185 gross for Cheviot ewes with twin Cheviot lambs at foot from 5 Rockfield, Portmahomack.

Rams and feeding sheep (33) sold to £82 gross for a Texel cross wedder from Hazel Cottage Gorthleck.

Other leading prices per head:

Lambs: Cross – Broynach, £85, 6 Ardindrean, Kiltarlity, £65; SuffX – Broynach, £85, Earlish, Uig, £67, Broombank. Edderton, £56; ZwbX – 11 Airdens, Bonar Bridge, £82; CharX – 6 Ardindrean, £81.50, 4 Tomich, Beauly, £79; Chev – Clamhan Lodge, Bonar Bridge, £72, 87 Torroble, Lairg, £70, 6 Aird, Ardvasar, £69; TexX – Earlish, £67 (twice).

Ewes: SuffX – Midfearn Farms, Ardgay, £84; TexX – Kinnahaird Farm, Contin, £78, Achtuie, Drumnadrochit, £69, Hazel Cottage, £68; Cross – Lochbuie, Strone, £76, Kinnahaird Farm, £72, Broynach, £70; Chev – Free Farm, Tomatin, £75, 4 West Shinness, Lairg, 134 West Langwell, Rogart & 4 Tomich, £69, 7 Kinneras, Kiltarlity, £65; Mule – Dell Farm, Farr, Midfearn Farms, & Broynach £68, Lochbuie, £65; CharX – 4 Tomich, £60; BF – Dell Farm, £59.

Ewes with lambs at foot: Chev – 164/169 Portachuillin, Stromeferry, £172, 4 Bualnaluib, Aultbea, £162, 1 Milltown, Applecross, £152; Cross – Upperton, Balnain, £145.

Rams & feeding sheep: TexX – Hazel Cottage, £80; Cross – 6 Ardindrean, £60; Chev – 4 West Shinness, £58, 7 Kinneras, £57, Ausdale & Achuan, Bonar Bridge, £56.