Sale Date: Mon 30 June
Lawrie & Symington Ltd sold 36 Prime Cattle, 50 Cast Cows, and 1692 Prime and Cast Sheep.
Prime Cattle; (36) a top price of 235p per kg was realised for a 578kg Lim hfr from D. Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie and purchased by J. & H. Cairns Butchers, Law. Butchers cattle sold to average 225.8p per kg.
Lim blks – (heavy) Howburn 210p, Burnhead 206p, West Dykes 193.5p (light) Canderside 199p. Fries – High Blackwoodyards 154p, Westtown 149.5p, Craigthornhill 148p.
Lim hfrs – (heavy) Brockwoodlees 235p, Muirburn 234p, Castlehill 220p, West Dykes 192p, Westtown 187.5p (light) Brockwoodlees 234p, Castlehill 221p, Howburn 219p. BB – Muirburn 234p, Brockwoodlees 231p. Sim – Lower Shieldhill 186.5p. Fries – Longlea 115p. Young Bulls – Lim – Muirburn 180p.
Cast cows; Beef cows; (23) averaged 130.1p per kg and sold to 164p and £1,235 for a 752kg Lim from Clark Farms, Lanark.
Dairy Cows; (27) averaged 95p per kg and sold to 133p for a 642kg Mri and to £995 from G. & M. Struthers, Moatmains, Lesmahagow.
Leading Prices per head; Beef – Blackhill (Lim) £1,235, Townhead (Lim) £1,135, Waygateshawhead (Lim) £1,095, Braidwood (Smx) £1,085, Netherton (Sm) £1,075, Waygateshawhead (AA) £1,055. Dairy – Moatmains (Mri) £995, Harperfield (Ay) £955, Moatmains (Mri) £955, £935 & £855, Longlea (Ho) £845.
Leading prices per Kg; Beef – Blackhill (Lim) 164p, Townhead (Lim) 163p, Netherton (Sm) 153p, Blackhill (Lim) 144p, Ryeflatt (Smx) 143p, East Crookedstone (Smx) 139p. Dairy – Moatmains (Mri) 133p, Longlea (Ho) 130p, Moatmains (Mri) 124p & 122p, Harperfield (Ay) 120p, Moatmains (Mri) 117p.
Prime and Cast Sheep; (1692) New Season Lambs (1356) averaged 204.3p per kg and sold to 240.2p per kg for 46kg Texel’s from J. Orr & Partners, Wester Walston, Dunsyre and to £110.50 gross for 46kg Texel’s from J. Orr & Partners, Wester Walston, Dunsyre.
369 Medium Lambs (32.1-39kgs) averaged 207.5p per kg to a top of 228.2p per kg for Texel’s from J. Nisbet, Orchardton, Cumnock. Tex - £89 Orchardton, £86 West Montgarswood, £85.50 Alton Muirhouse. Bel - £84.50 Gillbank, £83 Barmickhill, £80 Muirhouse. Suff - £81 Haswellsykes, £81 Dykehead. Char - £84 Haswellsykes.
928 Standard Lambs (39.1-45kgs) averaged 204.6p per kg and sold to a top of 234.1p per kg for Texel’s from R. Reid, Bengal, Lockerbie. Tex - £103, £98 & £96.50 Bengal, £97 Walesly, £94.50 Castlebrocket. Bel - £99.50 Rowantreehill, £96 Orchardton, £93.50 Muirhouse. Suff - £90.50 Middlehouse, £87 Loanfoot, £86 Westmains.
53 Heavy Lambs (45.1-52kgs) averaged 188.3p per kg Top 240.2p per kg for Texel’s from J. Orr & Partners, Wester Walston, Dunsyre. Tex - £110.50 Wester Walston, £107 Drochil Castle, £101.50 Hillridge, £100 Nether Hangingshaw, £98 & £94 Bengal. Suff - £90 Heatheryhall, Char – Eastertown.
Cast Ewes & Rams; (273) averaged £82.24. Ewes – Tex – Toftcombs £126.5 & £124.50, Eastfield £124.50 & £120.50, Croft £119.50, Dechmont £118.50. Suff – Toxside £112.50, Carwood £110.50. G. face – Muirhouse £89.50, Hamildean £89.50. B. Face – Cottage £78.50, Howburn £77.50. Bel – Mid Shawtonhill £104.50 & £99.50, Ingraston £96.50. Rams – Suff – Craigthornhill £128.50. B. Face – Millands £89.50 & £83.50.