Sale Date: Mon 22 September
Lawrie & Symington Ltd sold, 61 Prime Cattle, 62 Cast Cows, and 3871 Prime and Cast Sheep at their weekly sale on 22nd September 2014.
Prime Cattle; (61) a top price of 250p per kg was realised for a 572kg Lim hfr from D. Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie and purchased by S. Collins & Sons Butchers, Muirhead. Butchers cattle sold to average 227.7p per kg. Lim blks – (heavy) Hill 211p, Crookedstonemuir 202p (light) Rigghead 205p. Charl – Allanton 237p. BB – Brockwoodlees 239p, West Backs 186p., AA – South Arnloss 206p. Sim – Low Knockrioch 207p, Hall of Carnduff 202p. Fries – South Landridge 153.5p, Millhill 149p. Lim hfrs – (heavy) Brockwoodlees 250p, South Arnloss 229p, Mid Hartwood 229p, Machribeg 222p. (light) Brockwoodlees 250p, South Arnloss 220p. Charl – Castlehill 231p, Machribeg 220p, Under Shieldhill 211p. BB – Brockwoodlees 247p, West Backs 218p. Sim – West Mains 215p. AA – West Backs 199.5p. Fries – Gartvaigh 135.5p. Young Bulls – Carlindean 188.5p.
Cast cows; Beef; (28) averaged 102p per kg and sold to 127p for a 676kg Lim from G. Watson & Co, The Law, Dechmont and to £925 for an 768kg Chx from J. Forrest, Eastshield, Carnwath. Dairy; (23) averaged 91p per kg and sold to 116p and £915 for a Hf from J. Watson & Sons, Westtown, Stonehouse. Otm; (8) averaged 130p per kg and sold to 153p and £855 for a 560kg Brbx hfr from W.A.B. & M.E. Noble, Lochurd, Skirling.Bull (3) averaged 105p and sold to 114p per kg for a 858kg Bsh from R. & M. Walker, Hills of Dalserf, Ashgill and to £1,355 for a 1,304kg AA from Huntlyhill, Lanark.
Leading Prices per head; Beef – Eastshield (Chx) £925, The Law (Lim) £855, Spango (Hex) £775, Eastshield (BBx) £755, Simpsonland (Hex) £735, Cumberhead (Lim) £735. Dairy – Westtown (Hf) £915, Boghall (Hf) £875 x 2, Westtown (Hf) £775, Boghall (Hf) £755. Otm – Lochurd (Brb) £855, Langlees (Bsh) £835, The Law (AAx) £785.Leading prices per Kg; Beef – The Law (Lim) 127p, Cumberhead (Lim) 124p, Spango (Hex) 123p, Eastshield (Chx) 120p, Eastshield (Bbx) 118p. Dairy – Westtown (Hf) 116p, Westtown (Hf) 107p, Boghall (Hf) 105p, Boghall (Hf) £755. Otm – Lochurd (Brb) 153p, Cumberhead (Smx) 147p, The law (AAx) 136p.
Prime and Cast Sheep; (3871) New Season Lambs (2673) averaged 143.5p per kg and sold to 176.6p per kg for a 47kg pen of Texel from R. Hamilton, Mid Shawtonhill, Strathaven and to £83 gross for a 47kg pen of Texel from R. Hamilton, Mid Shawtonhill, Strathaven.
190 Medium Lambs (32.1-39kgs) averaged 142.9p per kg to a top of 156.6p per kg for a pen of Texel from Killean Estate, Campbeltown Tex - £59.50 Killean, £57.50 Ferniehaugh. Bel - £56.50 Laigh Carnduff, £55 Harestonehill.
1986 Standard Lambs (39.1-45kgs) averaged 145.2 per kg and sold to a top of 173.3p per kg for a pen of Texel from R. Hamilton, Mid Shawtonhill, Strathaven. Tex - £77 & £74.50 Mid Shawtonhill, £70 Hillcroft, £70 Collielaw. Bel - £76 & £70 Haspielaw, £74 & £72 Newmill, £71 Collielaw, £68.50 Calla. Suff - £64.50 Muldron, £64 Hardington Mains, £62.50 West Letham. Chev - £64 Muldron. Char - £70 Clonhie.
447 Heavy Lambs (45.1-52kgs) averaged 135.2p per kg top 176.6p per kg for a pen of Texel from R. Hamilton, Mid Shawtonhill, Strathaven. Tex - £83 Mid Shawtonhill, £76 & £73 Collielaw, £75.50 Bengall. Bel - £73 Collielaw, £71.50 Clonhiw. Suff - £69.50 Kailzie Mains, £68 Easter Whin. Chev - £70 Bengall.
50 Super Lambs (52.1+ Kgs) averaged 128.4p per kg top 138.7p per kg for a pen of Texel from J. & J. Beattie, Muircleugh, Thornhill. Tex - £74.50 & £73 Muircleugh, £74 Auchenhard, £73 Collielaw. Suff - £70.50 Hazelside, £70 Kailzie Mains.
Cast Ewes & Rams; (1198) averaged £44.63. Ewes – Tex – Greenbank £106.50, Muldron £95.50, Harestonehill £94.50., Suff – Hillcroft £91.50, Mosshouse £90.50. G. Face – Littlegill £78.50, Blackburn £72.50. B. Face – Woolfords £63.50, Crosswoodhill £61.50. Chev – Auchenbart £77.50 & £72.50 Bengall £70.50. Rams – Tex – Hazelside £108.50, Howburn £104.50. B. Face – Handaxwood £84.50. Bel – Muirhouse £87.50.