Sale Date: Mon 29 September
Lawrie & Symington Ltd sold 24 Dairy Cattle, 32 Prime Cattle, 87 Cast Cows, and 3262 Prime and Cast Sheep at their weekly sale on 29th September 2014.
Annual Technicolour Dairy Show & Sale sponsored by Clyde Vet Group and Judged by Alan Dunlop, Bridgend Farm, Coylton.
Dairy Cattle; (24) averaged £1,538. Top price was £2,400 for the Champion a Hf hfr in-milk from M. & G. Struthers, Bankhead Farm, Windygates, Fife purchased by Messrs R. Denholm & Son, West Lochdrum, Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire. Hfrs in-milk – Bankhead (Hf) £2,400, Byretown (Hf) £1,980, Muirland (Hf) £1,800, £1,720, Byretown (Hf) £1,720. Bulling hfrs – Todhall (Bf) £760.
Prime Cattle; (32) a top price of 245p per kg was realised for a 558kg Lim hfr from D. Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie and purchased by S. Collins & Sons Butchers, Muirhead. Butchers cattle sold to average 228.4p per kg. Lim blks (heavy) Hill 218p, Lonsdale 206.5p (light) Kitteymuirhill 215.5p. AA – Threestanes 216p. BB – Lonsdale 206p. Fries – Mid Hartwood 159p, Blackbog 152p. Lim hfrs – (heavy) Brockwoodlees 245p, Kitteymuirhill 231p, Biggarshiels Mains 208p (light) Brockwoodlees 241p. Charl - Mid Hartwood 202p. BB – Brockwoodlees 240p. Fries – Couch 140.50p. Young Bulls – Fries – Westertoun 137p.
Cast cows; Beef; (31) averaged 114p per kg and sold to 137p for a 660kg Lim from J. & I. Tait, Brownhill, Harthill and to £1,055 for an 790kg Lu from T. Renwick & Sons, Craig Douglas, Yarrow. Dairy; (42) averaged 83p per kg and sold to 112p and £855 for a 788kg Ho from J. & J. & I. Dunlop, Eastfield, Pettinain. Otm; (12) averaged 95p per kg and sold to 141p and £965 for a 684kg AAx hfr from H. & J. Brewster, The Thistle, Auchengray. Bull (2) averaged 119p and sold to 122p per kg and £1,085 for a 888kg Lim from J. & I. Tait, Brownhill, Harthill.
Leading Prices per head; Beef – Craig Douglas (Lu) £1,055, Anston (Bsh) £1,035, Midlock (Smx) £1,015, Elsrickle Mains (Sho) £965, £935. Dairy – Eastfield (Ho) £885, Parkend (Ho) £845, Muirhouse (Hf) £815, Greentowers (Hf) £775, Blyth (Ho) £705. Otm – The Thistle (AAx) £965, Grangehall (Hf) £765, Gowmacmorran (Mox) £765. Leading prices per Kg; Beef – Brownhill (Lim) 137p, Craig Douglas (Lu) 134p, Anston (Bsh) 132p, Elsrickle Mains (Sho) 132p, Gowmacmorran (Bsh) 130p. Dairy – Eastfield (Ho) 112p, Muirhouse (Hf) 109p, Parkend (Ho) 107p, Greentowers (Hf) 106p, Roadhead (Hf) 105p. Otm – The Thistle (AAx) 141p, Gowmacmorran (Mox) 124p, Grangehall (Hf) 116p.
Prime and Cast Sheep; (3262) New Season Lambs (2525) averaged 158.8p per kg and sold to 200p per kg for a 42kg pen of Beltex from J. & I. Fleming, Kinnox, Douglas and to £84 gross for a 42kg pen of Beltex from J. & I. Fleming, Kinnox, Douglas.
249 Medium Lambs (32.1-39kgs) averaged 163.2p per kg to a top of 171.1p per kg for a pen of Texel from W. P. & L. & W. A. Kendall, Back Hareshaw, Strathaven. Tex - £66 Dykefoot, £65.50 & £65 Cumberhead, £65 Back Hareshaw, £63 Auchencorth. Bel - £66.50 St Leonards, £65.50 Muirhouse. Char - £65 & £59 Boreland Mains. B. Face - £60 & £59.50 Hawkwood, £59.50 East Merkland.
1921 Standard Lambs (39.1-45kgs) averaged 161.9p per kg and sold to a top of 200p per kg for a pen of Beltex from J. & I. Fleming, Kinnox, Douglas. Tex - £80 Townfoot, £79 & £78 Mid Shawtonhill, £78.50 & £78 Collielaw. Bel - £84 & £77.50 Kinnox, £80 & £74.50 West Letham, £76 Nether Skellyhill. Suff - £71.50 Dykehole, £71.50 Drochil Castle. Char - £69 Auchenbart, £68.50 Boreland Mains.
335 Heavy Lambs (45.1-52kgs) averaged 143p per kg top 169.2p per kg for a pen of Beltex from J. & I. Fleming, Kinnox, Douglas. Tex - £77 & £75.50 Collielaw, £76.50 & £76 Nether Abington, £75 Little Kype. Bel - £79.50, £78.50 & £77.50 Kinnox, £76 Little Kype. Suff - £73 Southmains, £71.50 & £71 Hillend, £71 Kailzie Mains.
11 Super Lambs (52.1+ Kgs) averaged 128p per kg top 138.7p per kg for a pen of Texel from T. & R. Harper, Southmains, Skirling. Tex - £73 Cumberhead. Suff - £73.50 Southmains.
Cast Ewes & Rams; (737) averaged £54.56. Ewes – Tex – Nether Hangingshaw £115.50 & £103.50, Nether Skellyhill £114.50, Eastfield £110.50, Parkhouse £108.50. Suff – West Shawtonhill £92.50. G. face – Wester Walston £85.50 & £79.50, Southmains £77.50. B. Face – Allanton £62.50, East Merkland £53.50. Chev – Hillhead £75.50, South Kirkton Moor £68.50. Char – Auldhouseburn £105.50. Rams – Tex – Nether Hangingshaw £111.50. B. Face – East Merkland £80.50. Bel – Nether Hangingshaw £101.50.