Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd sold 180 store heifers at Ayr on Thursday to a top of £1300 per head and 242.5p per kg to average £905.56 and 209.7p (+2p on the fortnight), while 319 store, beef-bred bullocks peaked at £1325 and 254.6p to level at £996.52 and 219.3p (+0.7p). Forty-six store, B&W bullocks sold to £900 and 167p to average £776.30 and 149.5p (-3.9p).

C&D Auction Marts Ltd sold 5379 prime hoggs in Longtown on Thursday to a top of £107 per head and 261p per kg to average 189p (+0.5p on the week).

The firm also had 3038 cast sheep forward when heavy ewes sold to £160 for Texels and averaged £68.97 (-£8.14), while light/export-type ewes peaked at £57 for Kerry Hills and levelled at £38.71 (+£8.80). Rams sold to £116 for a Texel and averaged £48.66.