Thu 31 October [Lawrie and Symington Ltd had...]

Lawrie and Symington Ltd had forward 305 Blackface

Sale Date: Thu 31 October

Lawrie and Symington Ltd had forward 305 Blackface & Cheviot Shearling and Ram Lambs at their annual November Sale.

Blackface lamb rams sold to £5,200 from A. McGregor Ltd, Allanfauld, Kilsyth purchased by J. Blackwood & Sons, Dalblair, Cumnock. This was followed at £4,000 from J. Wight & Sons, Midlock, Crawford, purchased by J. Fairlie, Kindrum Park, Perth and D. Murray, Lurgan, Aberfeldy. Hugh Blackwood, Auldhouseburn, Muirkirk sold to £3,600 purchased by J. Maxwell, Jaw, Fintry, also at £3,600 was a lamb from J. Harkin, Loughash, Co. Tyrone purchased by R. J. Anderson & Son, Penchrise, Hawick.

The 73 Blackface Ram lams averaged £830.55.

In the Shearling section Tom Renwick, Williamhope, Galashiels sold at £5,000 to R. J. Anderson & Son, Penchrise, Hawick.

The 136 shearling rams averaged £229.19.

Principal prices          

Blackface Ram Lambs

£3,200 – Auldhouseburn to D. Murray, Lurgan

£3,200 – Dalwyne to J. Blackwood & Son, Dalblair

£3,000 – Dyke to J. Mitchell & Son, Little Larg and A. J. McIlwrick, Balmurrie                                                                                                                                                                                             

£2,900 – Loughash to Tay & Torridon Estates Ltd                                                                                       

£2,700 – Milnmark to McLaren & Ward, West Bracklin                                                                  

£2,100 – Nunnerie to E. J. McMillan, Lurg & N. S. P. Parry, Marbrack                                      

 £2,000 – Midlock to Balker Farms, Stair Estate

Blackface Shearlings

£950 – High Staward

£840 & £480 – Riskenhope

£620 & £480 – Mitchellhill

£600 – Kirkland

£550 & £500 – Milnmark

Cheviot Rams

£320 & £260 – Woodside

£220 – Dyke

£210 – Gilmanscleugh

 

The firm also had forward 268 Texel Rams, Shearling & Ram Lambs. All classes of Texel made a keen enquiry and met a fast selling trade.

Principal prices

Tex Rams - £720 Easterseat, £480 Middlehouse, £380 Craigfarg

Tex Shearlings - £750 Parkhouse, Cambwell & Kingledores, £700 Langside, £600 Thinacres

Tex Ram Lambs - £450 Daviesdyke & Cambwell, £440 Easterseat, £360 Hartside

 

And in ring No. 3 151 Rams were sold with all classes being keenly bid for.

Suffolk Shearlings to £580, £560 Toxside, £500 Sunnyside, £360 Shaw Cottage

Suffolk Ram Lambs to £500 Harpercroft, £500 Broomknowes

Beltex Shearlings to £750 The Croft, £510 Middlehouse, £400 East Cauldcoats, £360 Southholm, £300 Kingledores

Crossbred Shearlings to £460 x 2, £420 Sunnyside, £340 Grangehall, £310 Langalbuinach

Crossbred Ram Lambs to £460, £380 & £300 Daviesdykes, £400 & £320 Sunnyside