Messrs Craig Wilson sold 158 store heifers at Ayr on Thursday to a top of £1340 per head and 255.3p per kg to average £844.30 and 224.5p (+7.9p on the fortnight), while 203 store, beef-bred bullocks peaked at £1430 and 285.7p to level at £883.74 and 230.1p (+2.7p). Forty-three store, dairy-bred bullocks sold to £960 and 204.9p to average £686.05 and 165.8p (+10.5p).

C&D Auction Marts Ltd sold 1905 prime hoggs in Longtown on Thursday to a top of £130 per head and 242p per kg to average 187p (-23.9p on the week), while 266 prime lambs peaked at £143 and 296p to level at 267.7p (+8.5p).

The firm also had 2349 cast sheep forward when heavy ewes sold to £162 for Texels and averaged £99.79 (+£9.64), while light/export-type ewes peaked at £90 for Blackfaces and levelled at £58.81 (+£9.44). Rams sold to £128 for a Charollais and averaged £90.37.