Annual Christmas Cattle Show & Sale
Sale Date: Mon 4 December
Lawrie and Symington
Lanark Agricultural Centre
Monday 4th December
Lawrie and Symington held their annual Christmas Show and Sale of Prime Cattle on Monday. The championship this year was awarded to a Limousin Heifer from David Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie, which scaled 546kg and sold for 350p per kg or £1911, to J H Cairns Butchers, Law. The reserve and best opposite sex was a 548kg Limousin Bullock also from Brockwoodlees which realised 3.20p per kg or £1753.60, and was purchased by J H Cairns Butchers, Law. The 41 show cattle forward averaged 256.4p per kg.
LIM Blks (Heavy) 266p Heatheryhall, 260p Oldhill, 246p Calla, 240p Howburn. (Light) – 320p Brockwoodlees, 244p Stravenhouse. CHAR – 240p Woolfcrooks. BB – 242p Howburn. AA – 230p Oldhill. FRIES – 148.5p Westtown.
LIM Hfrs (Heavy) – 262p Heatheryhall, 261p Brockwoodlees, 260p Stravenhouse, 256p Collielaw, 245p Hill, 244p Calla, 238p Kepscaith, 228p West Dykes. (Light) – 350p Brockwoodlees, 262p Howburn, 248p Oldhill, 239p Hill. BB - 260p Heatheryhall, 258p Stravenhouse, 255p Brockwoodlees. CHAR – 256p Brockwoodlees, 252p Heatheryhall. BLONDE – 254p Brockwoodlees. AA – 260p Brockwoodlees.
We also had forward 125 Cast Cows & Bulls. BB cow sold to £1480 from Messrs McGarva, Nether Abington Farm, Abington. Holstein cow sold to £1035 from Messrs Mackie, Shotlinn Farm, Strathaven.
Beef Cow per Head
LIM - £1310, £1295 Greenshields, £1125 Greenhill, £1095 Hartside. BB - £1305 Greenhill, £1055 Crosshouse, £1480 Nether Abington. CHAR - £1274 Darnhall. SIM - £1045 Beeches, £1225 South Flakefield. LUI - £935 Shawhead.
Beef Cow per Kilo
LIM – 168p Greenshields. BB – 172p Greenhill, 176p Nether Abington. CHAR – 153p Darnhall. SIM – 145p Beeches.
Dairy Cow per Head
FR - £825 Blyth, £855 & £805 South Gilmerton, £945 Roadhead, £945 Westtown, £855 Muldron. HOL - £795 Blyth, £1035 Shotlinn, £925 Roadhead, £865 Wolfclyde, £765 Cochno, £825 Tanhill. MONT - £835 Cobblehaugh.
Dairy Cow per Kilo
FR – 111p Roadhead, 120p Blyth. HOL – 106p Blyth, 115p Shotlinn.
1st – Nether Abington £1480
2nd – Greenshields £1310
3rd – Darnhall £1275
1st – Westtown £945
2nd – Shotlinn £1035
3rd – Wolfclyde £865
The Annual Christmas Show and Sale also saw 46 calves forward. Judge for the day was Mr Andrew Sloan, Uppermoor Farm, Lockerbie. Show results as follows:
Under 3 months of age
1st and overall champion was a Lim X Bull from Messrs Bryson, Dykehead, Lesmahagow, which later went on to top the sale at £350.
2nd and reserve champion was Lim X Bull, again from Messrs Bryson, Dykehead, Lesmahagow, selling for £290.
3rd was again a Lim X Bull from Messrs Steele, Over Kypeside, Lesmahagow, selling for £240.
Over 3 months of age
1st was a Lim X Heifer from Messrs A & E Lawrie, Grangehall, selling for £295.
Other leading beef prices include:
£260 AA X Bull from Cochno Farm
£230 BRB X Bull from Dykehead Farm
£215 AA X Heifer from Muirhouse Farm
£200 Lim X Bull from Crookedstone Farm
Leading Black & White prices:
£130, £105 Hillhead Farm
£50 Cochno Farm
£40 Grange Hall Farm & Byretown Farm
Last sale of the year will be held on Monday 18th December, for further details contact Peter Campbell on 07780 474095.
New Season Lambs (2369) averaged 179.4p per kg and sold to 233.3p per kg for 42kg Texel from R & M Struthers, Collielaw Farm, and to £104.50 gross for 45kg Beltex from P & M Gray, Eastfield.
209 Medium Lambs (32.1-39kgs) av 172.8p per kg – Top 205.1p per kg for a Beltex from Ashcraig Farming.
TEX - £79.50 East Brackenridge, £76 Lawriesmuir. BEL - £80 Ashcraig, £80 Richardton, £74 Woodyett. S.MUL - £63.50 Liscleugh. BF - £61 East Merkland.
1577 Standard Lambs (39.1-45kgs) av 181.6p per kg – Top 233.3p per kg for a Texel from R & M Struthers, Collielaw Farm.
TEX - £99 & £98 Collielaw, £93 Bengal, £92 Wellhead, £90.50 Little Kype. BEL - £104.50 Eastfield, £97.50 Collielaw, £96.50 Ingraston, £92.50 Auchenstarry. SUFF - £83 Smiddyhill, £81 & £80.50 Sornfallow, £80.50 Burnetland. CHEV - £80 Sornfallow, £80 Stramulloch, £79 Cairnie. S.MUL - £75 Ashcraig, £75 Cairnie, £74 Whinbush. BF - £72.50 Boat, £68.50 Lamington Mains.
551 Heavy Lambs (45.1-52kgs) av 177.2p per kg – Top 213p per kg for a Texel from R & M Struthers, Collielaw Farm.
TEX - £98 Collielaw,£95.50 Leameadow, £91.50 Cloverhill. BEL - £98 Wellhead, £93 Broomfield, £91.50 Auchenstarry. SUFF - £88 Hyndford Wells, £86.50 Cloverhill, £85 Sornfallow. CHEV - £82 Sornfallow, £80.50 Smiddyhill. CHAR - £84.50 Couplaw.
32 Super Lambs (52.1+kgs) av 156.2p per kg.
TEX - £94.50 & £93 Wellheads, £90 Dreva. SUFF - £86.50 Couplaw.
TEX - £146.50 & £142.50 Riverview, £144.50 & £143.50 Hallhill. SUFF - £105.50 Muirend, £95.50 Galalaw. GF - £89.50 Hallhill, £84.50 Dykehead. BF - £70 Posso, £60.50 Woolfords. CHEV - £68.50 & £67.50 Muirend.
BF - £69.50 Lightshaw Farming.