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Digital Subscriptions > Arran Banner > 18th June 2016 > Farmers pay ‘over the odds’ for superb stock from Arran

Farmers pay ‘over the odds’ for superb stock from Arran

Messrs Craig Wilson Ltd, Auction Mart at Ayr concluded their spring sales where 388 cattle and 379 sheep from the island found new homes on the mainland. Once again great credit must go to the farmers on Arran for presenting the superb quality of stock which buyers are prepared to pay over the odds to secure.

Principle Prices (per head): Charolais Steers: £1035 £1000 £960 £890 Auchenhew £900 £870 £820 Creagraineach £885 £815 Springfield £770 £750 £700 Glenree Limousin Steers: £1100 £940 £920 Cairnhouse £890 £860 £845 £830 Springfield £925 £810 £735 Marghainish Limousin Red Steers: £1100 Bellview (s/y) Simmental Steers: £1020 £870 Bellview (b/w) £1000 Bellview (s/y) £960 £810 Birchburn £835 Spring-field AA Steers: £960 Cairnhouse £870 Birch-burn £865 £765 Crea graineach £850 £820 £785 £715 Knowe £750 Bridge £730 Bellview (b/w) £710 Braehead Holstein Steers: £580 £550 Tigheanfraeoch BB: £850 Cairnhosue Principle Prices (per kilo): Limousin: 288.2p 265.5p 256.9p Marghnaish 240.6p 238.7p 232.4p 231.5p Springfield Charolais: 268p 259.2p 252.5p 250p Glenree 253.8p Ceither Gaoithe 252.8p 250.7p Springfield 250p 240p Auchenhew Simmental: 221.7p 220.1p Bellview (s/y) AA: 254.2P 233.3P Bridge 239.2p Glenkiln 225p Creagraineach 223p Birchburn 221.8p Braehead

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