C&D Auction Marts Ltd held their fortnightly sale of store cattle in Dumfries on Monday that included the Dumfries & Galloway Young Farmers Overwintering Competition. Megan Forsyth won the championship with a March 2017-born Limousin heifer that sold for £2650 or 476.6p per kg, with the reserve ticket also going to Megan for a Limousin bullock that fetched £1400.

The overall average for 129 heifers was 232.1p (+18.4p on the fortnight), while 171 bullocks levelled at 233.8p (+13.6p). Five store bulls sold to 267p and averaged 195p (-37.6p).

Lawrie & Symington Ltd sold 22 prime heifers in Lanark on Monday to a top of 254p and an average of 241.5p (-2.1p on the week), while 15 prime, beef-bred bullocks peaked at 240p and levelled at 213.5p (+2.5p). Nine prime, B&W bullocks sold to 157.5p and averaged 144.2p (-3.1p).

In the rough ring 25 beef cows averaged 136p (+2p) and 46 dairy cows levelled at 112p (-3p).

The firm also sold 1522 prime hoggs to a top of £138.50 per head and 327p per kg to average 224p (-51p).

The 155 heavy cast ewes forward sold to £168.50 for a Texel and averaged £87.92, while 290 light/export-type ewes peaked at £87.50 for a Blackface and levelled at £58.11.