Sale Date: Mon 4 August
Lawrie & Symington Ltd sold 7 Dairy Cattle, 23 Prime Cattle, 60 Cast Cows, 8 Calves and 2504 Prime and Cast Sheep at their weekly sale on 4th August 2014.
Dairy Cattle (7) averaged £1617. Top Price was £1850 for Hf Heifer in milk from W Wilson Frame, Craigthornhill Farm, Glassford. Hfrs in-milk – Craigthornhill £1,850, Rosneath £1,720, Grangehall £1,680, Knowetop £1,620. Cows in-milk – Knowetop £1,400.
Calves; (8) Bull – South Gilmourton (BRBx) £490, (Hf) £205, £180. Hfrs – South Gilmourton (Chx) £375, £255.
Prime Cattle; (23) a top price of 244p per kg was realised for a 506kg Lim hfr from D. Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie and purchased by Hugh Black & Sons Butchers, Lanark/Carluke. Butchers cattle sold to average 226.5p per kg.
Lim blks – Brockwoodlees 228p, Howburn 220p, Muirburn 212p. Her – Crofthead 203p, 199p, 198p.
Lim hfrs – (heavy) Muirburn 235p, Brockwoodlees 231p, 228p (light) Brockwoodlees 244p, 236p, 231p. AA – South Slipperfield 197p. Young Bulls – Hf – Boghall 118p, Daviesdykes 116p, Boghall 115p.
Cast cows; Beef; (29) averaged 132p per kg and sold to 148p for a 674kg Lim from T. Laird & Son, Sunnyside, Cronberry and to £1,095, for a 756kg BBx from Sunnyside.
Dairy; (22) averaged 86p per kg and sold to 119p for a 786kg Hf from Rosneath Farms, Helensburgh and to £955 for a 856kg Hf from Greentowers, Lanark.
Otm; (9) averaged 113p per kg and sold to 176p and to £1,075 for a 610kg Lim hfr from B. Campbell, Howes Way, Carstairs.
Leading Prices per head; Beef – Sunnyside (BBx) £1,095, Drochil Castle (Smx) £1,075, Drochil Castle (AAx) £1,055, Drochil Castle (AAx) £1,055, South Slipperfield (Sm) £1,045. Dairy – Greentowers (Hf) £955, Rosneath (Hf) £915, Greentowers (Hf) £895, Forrest (Hf) £805, Over Dalserf (Ho) £715. Otm – Howes Way (Lim) £1,075, Chesterhall Parks (Bsh) £1,045, Blyth (Hf) £955.
Leading prices per Kg; Beef – Sunnyside (Lim) 148p, Sunnyside (BBx) 145p, Drochil Castle (Smx) 143p, South Slipperfield (Sm) 143p, Drochil Castle (AAx) 142p, Chesterhall Parks (BBx) 139p. Dairy –Rosneath (Hf) 119p, Greentowers (Hf) 115p, Greentowers (Hf) 112p, Forrest (Hf) 109p, Over Dalserf (Ho) 100p. Otm – Howes Way (Lim) 176p, Chesterhall Parks (Bsh) 139p, Law (Brb) 133p.
Prime and Cast Sheep; (2504) New Season Lambs (1838) averaged 170.1p per kg and sold to 228.6p per kg for a 35kg Beltex from Callum Smith, South Boig, New Cumnock and to £88.50 gross for a pen of 47kg Tex from D. W. Telfer, Glendouran, Crawfordjohn.
261 Medium Lambs (32.1-39kgs) averaged 173.6p per kg to a top of 228.6p per kg for a Beltex from Callum Smith, South Boig, New Cumnock. Tex - £68.50 Bowridge, £68.50 Afton Muirhouse, £68 Mayfield. Bel - £80 South Boig, £68 Jeanfield. Suff - £66 Forrestfield. Chev - £66 Skirling Mains.
1329 Standard Lambs (39.1-45kgs) averaged 171.9p per kg and sold to a top of 215per kg for a Texel from Declan Brown, Howburn, Elsrickle. Tex - £86 & £82 Collielaw, £86 Newmill, £85 Kirkton of Crawford. Bel - £86 Howburn, £83.50 Calton. Suff - £76 West Torphin, £75.50 Glendouran, £75.50 Netherhill.
267 Heavy Lambs (45.1-52kgs) averaged 157.6p per kg Top 188.3p per kg for a pen of Texel’s from D. W. Telfer, Glendouran, Crawfordjohn. Tex - £88.50 Glendouran, £85 Biggarshiels, £84.50 Collielaw, £84 Lamington Mains. Suff - £79 Netherurd Mains, £78 Burnetland, £77.50 Herbertshaw.
Cast Ewes & Rams; (494) averaged £71.20. Ewes – Tex – Thinacres £136.50 & £119.50, Rowantreehill £118.50, Heatheryhall £116.50, Hillhead £115.50. Suff – Skerrington Mains £100.50. G. Face – Greenhill £85.50, Wester Walston £85.50. B. Face – Crosswoodburn £71.50 & £69.50, Rowantreehill £68.50. Char – Heatheryhall £93.50 & £98.50. Rams – Tex – Swaites £126.50. B. face – Gair £74.50. Chev – Tweedsmith £90.50.