Sale Date: Mon 6 October
Lawrie and Symington Ltd sold 41 Prime Cattle, 50 Cast Cows and 2723 Prime and Cast Sheep at their weekly sale on the 6th October 2014.
Prime Cattle; (41) a top price of 249p per kg was realised for a 582kg Lim hfr from D. Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie and purchased by Hugh Black Butchers, Carluke/Lanark. Butchers cattle sold to average 232.1p per kg. Lim blks (heavy) Birkhill 237p, Westtown 207.5p. BB – Knowetop 209.5p, Blackbog 190.5p. Mox – Blackbog 176.5p. Hfd Knowetop 206.5p. Fries – Craigthornhill 158.5p, Westtown 158.5p, Millhill 150p. Lim Hfrs – (heavy) Brockwoodlees 249p, Castlehill 246p, Birkhill 246p, Birkhill 220p (heavy) Brockwoodlees 241p, Castlehill 214p, Birkhill 209p. Charl – Under Shieldhill 206p. Sim – Westmains 214p. BB – Brockwoodlees 214p.
Cast cows; Beef; (8) averaged 114p per kg and sold to 137p and to £935 for a 684kg Lim from J. A. Gray, Scrogton, Douglas. Dairy; (31) averaged 91p per kg and sold to 116p and £855 for a 692kg Bfx from JW. Gardiner & Sons, Lonsdale, Stonehouse and to £875 for an 812kg Hf from A. Stobo, Muirburn, Strathaven. Otm; (9) averaged 91p per kg and sold to 137p and £1,015 for a 740kg AAx hfr from A. Stobo, Muirburn, Strathaven. Bull (2) averaged 111p and sold to 121p per kg and £1,125 for a 928kg AA from A. Mitchell & Co, newton of Wiston, Wiston.
Leading Prices per head; Beef – Scrogton (Lim) £935, Elsrickle Mains (Sho) £895, Calton (Lim) £875, Netherhill (AAx) £785. Dairy – Maidenburn (Hf) £875, Lonsdale (Bfx) £805, Shotlinn (Hf) £795, Blackbog £795. Otm – Maidenburn (AAx) £1,015, Calton (Lim) £885. Leading prices per Kg; Beef – Scrogton (Lim) 137p, Calton (Lim) 126p, Pretts Mill (Lim) 121p, Elsrickle Mains (Sho) 113p. Dairy – Lonsdale (Bfx) 116p, Berryhill (Ayx) 112p, Maidenburn (Bf) 110p, Byretown (Hf) 109p, Maidenburn (Hf) 109p. Otm – Maidenburn (AAx) 137p, Carlton (Lim) 122p.
Export weight lambs easily sold 155-156p with heavier weights harder to cash. Sale averaged 149p on a sale average weight of 44.5kg
Prime and Cast Sheep; (2723) New Season Lambs (2163) averaged 149p per kg and sold to 179.1p per kg for a 43kg pen of Beltex from A. Taylor, Heatheryhall, Thankerton and to £80.50 gross for a 45kg pen of Beltex from R. & M. Struthers, Collielaw, Carluke.
24 Light Lambs (25-32kgs) averaged 147.4p per kg to a top of 151.6p per kg for a pen of Texel from W. & M. Linton & Sons, Waterlands, Law. Tex - £48.50 Waterlands. B. Face - £46 Auchencorth.
164 Medium Lambs (32.1-39kgs) averaged 149.4p per kg to a top of 158.3p per kg for a pen of Beltex from J. & R. Shanks, West Glespin, Douglas. Tex - £61 Brownhill, £60 Auchencorth, £59 Cottage & Waterlands. B. Face - £46 Auchencorth. Jacob - £57 Leabank.
1375 Standard Lambs (39.1-45kgs) averaged 154p per kg and sold to a top of 179.1p per kg for a pen of Beltex from A. Taylor, Heatheryhall, Thankerton. Tex - £77 & £75 Collielaw, £74.50 Bengall, £72 Little Kype. Bel - £80.50 & £75.50 Collielaw, £77.50 Haspielaw, £77 Heatheryhall. Suff - £67.50 West Letham, £65.50 Hardington Mains, £65.50 West Polquhirter. Chev - £64 Drochil Castle. Char - £73.50 Haspielaw, £66.50 Threestanes. S. Mule - £62 Longlea, £62 Hartside, £61 Drochil Castle. Rousin £70 & £68 Bengall.
553 Heavy Lambs (45.1-52kgs) averaged 140.2p per kg top 168.5p per kg for a pen of Beltex from A. Taylor, Heatheryhall, Thankerton. Tex - £79 & £78.50 Collielaw, £77 Ingraston, £74 Bengall. Bel - £77.50 Heatheryhall, £75 Haspielaw, £73.50 Kinnox. Suff - £701 Hillend, £69.50 Burnetland, £68.50 Glendouran.
47 Super Lambs (52.1+ Kgs) averaged 125p per kg top 135.2p per kg for a pen of Beltex from A. Taylor, Heatheryhall, Thankerton Tex - £71 Netherurd Mains, £70.50 Auchenhard. Bel - £73 & £71.50 Heatheryhall. Suff - £70.50 Auchenhard, £70 Netherurd Mains. Char - £74.50 Auchenhard.
Cast Ewes & Rams; (560) averaged £52.25. Ewes – Tex – Craigthornhill £116.50, Carlinside £115.50 & £103.50, Eastertown £94.50. Suff – Craigthornhill £87.50. G. face – Netherurd Mains £73.50 & £70.50, Gascoigne £70.50. B. face – Gascoigne £51.50, West Letham £50.50. Rams – Tex – Gilkerscleugh £106.50. B. Face – Shawhead £74.50.