Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 315 store heifers at Ayr on Thursday to a top of £1180 per head and 252.5p per kg to average £890.75 and 212.3p (+1.5p on the fortnight), while 544 store, beef-bred bullocks peaked at £1350 and 253.3p to level at £1007.43 and 219.4p (-2.4p). One-hundred-and-three store, B&W bullocks sold to £965 and 156.4p to average £660.15 and 147.8p (-1.9p).

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd sold 38 store heifers in St Boswells on Thursday to a top of £995 and 229.9p to average £782.76 and 206.1p, while 104 store bullocks peaked at £1170 and 242.3p to level at £926.73 and 221.3p.

C&D Auction Marts Ltd had a much smaller show of 2970 prime lambs in Longtown on Thursday following this week's lull in the trade. Top prices on the day were 251p per kg and £103 per head with the overall average levelling at 173.4p (-18.3p).

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Another good show of 4728 cast sheep saw heavy ewes sell to £140 for Texels and average £69.22 (-£9.74), while light ewes peaked at £66 for Lleyns and levelled at £38.31 (+17p). Rams sold to £190 for a Texel and averaged £71.11.