United Auctions sold 189 store heifers at Stirling on Wednesday to a top of 260.5p per kg and an average of 224.3p (-13.7p on the week), while 350 store, beef-bred bullocks peaked at 289p and levelled at 233.6p (-4.2p). Fifty-nine store, B&W bullocks sold to 207p and averaged 165.6p (no change), while 14 store bulls peaked at 251.7p and levelled at 183.2p (no comparison).

C&D Auction Marts Ltd sold 7 prime heifers in Dumfries on Wednesday to a top of 225p and an average of 216p

In the rough ring 24 beef cows averaged 136p and 28 dairy cows levelled at 115p.

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The firm also sold 1051 prime lambs to a top of £107.50 per head and 227p per kg to average 216p (-1.5p).

A nice show of 301 cast sheep saw heavy ewes sell to £144.50 for Texels and average £84, while light ewes peaked at £79.50 for Blackfaces and levelled at £53.

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 944 prime lambs in Newton Stewart on Wednesday to a top of £109 and 231.7p to average 214.2p (+5.2p).

The firm went on to sell 74 store heifers at Ayr yesterday to a top of £1260 and 262.5p to average £1048.69 and 226.6p (+2.9p on the fortnight), while 95 store, beef-bred bullocks peaked at £1300 and 264p to level at £1005.05 and 232.9p (+1.8p). Thirteen store, B&W bullocks sold to £880 and 177.8p to level at £804.62 and 166.2p (+12.6p).