Mon 14 July [Primestock]


Sale Date: Mon 14 July

Lawrie & Symington Ltd sold 32 Prime Cattle, 33 Cast Cows and 1892 Prime and Cast Sheep at their weekly sale on 14th July 2014.

Prime Cattle; (32) a top price of 241p per kg was realised for a 564kg Lim hfr from D. Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie and purchased by Hugh Black Butchers, Lanark/Carluke. Butchers cattle sold to average 229p per kg.Lim blks – (heavy)  Townhead 200p Westtown 119.5p.(light) Townhead 207p. Fries High Blackwoodyards 167p.

]Westtown 158p.

Lim hfrs – (heavy)  Brockwoodlees 241p. Muirburn 226p.(Light) Brockwoodlees 235p Muirburn 227p, Lesserlinn 204p BB Brockwoodlees 238p Lesserlinn 215p. Young Bulls - Lim Muirburn 160p. SA Poldean 150p. Fries Murray’s 124p.

Cast cows; Beef cows; (18) averaged 117p per kg and sold to 166p for a 546kg Lim cow from W Dow, Dovecot or to £1135 for a 752kg Lim cow from JR Graham, Greenshields.

Dairy Cows; (15) averaged 86p per kg and sold to 114p for a 718kg Hf cow from G & F Halley, Kilbank or to £825 for a 718kg. HF cow from G & F Halley, Kilbank.

Leading Prices per head; Beef – Greenshields (Lim) £1,135, Kingside(Lim) £955, Dovecot(smx) £945, Greenshields  (Lim) £935, Brewshott (Lim) £925, Dovecot (Lim) £905. Dairy –Kilbank (Hf) £825, Blyth(HO) £755, Kilbank(Hf) £675, Boag (Ho) £595, Blyth(Hf) £565, Blyth (Hf) £555.

Leading prices per Kg; Beef –     Dovecot (Lim) 165p, Greenshield (Lim) 150p, Dovecot (Smx) 135p, Kingside(Lim) 132p, Spango (Lim) 131p, Spango (Chx) 128p. Dairy – Kilbank (Hf) 114p, Blyth (Hf) 109p , Kilbank (Hf) 109p ,Greentowers (Hf) 92p, Eastfield (Hf) 91p, Blyth (Hf) 90p.                

Prime and Cast Sheep; (1596)  New Season Lambs (962) averaged 175.9p per kg and sold to 195.1p per kg for a pen of 41kg Texel from A & A Marchant, Clonhie ,Penpont and to £93 gross for a pen of 48kg Suff x from Mrs E Watson ,Candermains, Stonehouse.

93 Medium Lambs (32.1-39kgs) averaged 117.3p per kg to a top of 184.6p per kg for a pen of Texels from Ingraston Farms, West Limlion. Tex - £72 Ingraston, £71 Carlinside ,  £70 Greenbank, £70 Ryeflatt,. Suff - £70 Orchardton Mains, £69.50 Haswellsykes, £69 Laigh Carnduff.

780 Standard Lambs (39.1-45kgs) averaged 177.6p per kg and sold to a top of 195.1per kg for a pen of Texels from A & A Marchant, Clonhie, Penpont. Tex - £83 & £80.50 Westmains, Newbigging, £83 Westmains, West Calder, £80 Castlebrocket, £80 Clonhie,£80 Westpark. Bel - £85 Firs. Suff - £76.50 Westmains, £76 Drochil Castle, £75 Hillend. Char - £80.50 Haspielaw. S.Mule - £68 Crookboat.

89 Heavy Lambs (45.1-52kgs) averaged 161.3p per kg Top 193.8p per kg for a pen of Suff x from Mrs E Watson Candermains, Stonehouse. Tex - £91 Goodsburn, £85 Westmains, £83 & £82.50 Craighead. Suff - £93 Candermains.

Cast Ewes & Rams; (634)  Ewes – Tex – Carlinside £126.50 & £120.50, Swaites £125.50, Parkhouse £123.50 & £115.50, Toftcombs £114.50. Suff – Parkhouse £99.50, Westmains £98.50. G. Face – Felton £82.50, Allanton £78.50. B. Face – Hartside £74.520, Midlock £70.50.


Store Cattle

Bullocks averaged 223.4p to 230.4p per kg for a pen of 460kg (BrBx) from Messrs A & C Comrie, Stonebyres Farm, Lanark and £1060 gross for the same pen of animals.

Heifers averaged 212.4p to 218.1p per kg for a pen of 470kg (Lim x) from Mr TW Sanderson, Biggarshields Mains Biggar and £1025 gross for the same pen of animals.

Although numbers are scarce, there was plenty interest and quality grazing cattle.

Leading Prices per head and per kg;


351-400kg Stonebyres 226p, £885.

401-450kg Biggarshields Mains 211.3p, £900

451-500kg Stonebyres 230.4p, £1060, Biggarshields Mains 228.4p


351-400kg Gair 210.3p, £820

401-450kg Haswellsykes 215.6p, £940.

451-500kg Biggarshields Mains 218.1p, £1025.