Mon 15 December [Primestock]

Primestock

Sale Date: Mon 15 December

Lawrie & Symington Ltd sold 7 Dairy Cattle, 40 Prime Cattle, 88 Cast Cows, 7 Calves and 2099 Prime Sheep and Cast Sheep at their weekly sale on 5th January 2015.

Prime and Cast Sheep; (2099)  Hoggets (1644) averaged 186.5p per kg and sold to 216.7p per kg for a 42kg pen of Beltex from R. & M. Struthers, Collielaw, Carluke and to £97 gross for a 50kg pen of Texel from Clark Farms, Lesmahagow, Carluke.

141 Light Hgts (25-32kgs) averaged 172.1p per kg to a top of 190.3p per kg for a pen of Texel from T. & E. Dun, Jeanfield, Auchengray. Tex - £54.50 Burnfoot. Bel - £59 Jeanfield. S. Mule - £59 Blackburn, £57.50 Felton. B. Face - £55 Toxside, £55 Drumelzier Place, £54.50 Birthwood.

452 Medium Hgts (32.1-39kgs) averaged 186.4p per kg to a top of 200p (twice) per kg for a pen of Beltex from A. & D. Murray, Calton, New Cumnock and a pen of Texel from F. W. Dickie, Rutherend, Chapelton. Tex - £77 Auldtoun, £77 Westmains, £76 Lawhill, £74 Hills of Dalserf. Bel - £77 Kinnox, £76.50 Auldtoun. S. Mule - £74 Hyndfordwells, £70.50 Hills of Dalserf. B. Face - £73 Lawhill, £69 & £66 Toxside, £66 Kinnox. Bleu Du Maine - £76 Jeanfield.

815 Standard Hgts (39.1-45kgs) averaged 191.3p per kg and sold to a top of 216.7p per kg for a pen of Beltex from R. & M. Struthers, Collielaw, Carluke. Tex - £93 & £89.50 West Glespin, £89.50 Rutherend, £89 Collielaw, £88.50 Lawhill. Bel - £91 Collielaw, £88 Calton, £87.50 Kinnox. Suff - £85 Kilnhills, £82 Lawhill, £78 Newton of Wiston. Chev - £86.50 Bengall, £80.50 Kinnox. S. Mule - £80 Heatheryhall, £74.50 Whinbush. B. Face - £73 Heatheryhall, £72 Greenwall.

199 Heavy Hgts (45.1-52kgs) averaged 179.2p per kg top 197.8p per kg for a pen of Texel from Clark Farms, Lea Meadow, Braidwood. Tex - £97 & £92 Lea Meadow, £94.50 Rusha, £93.50 Northflatt, £92.50 High Parks & North Garngour. Bel - £87 Jeanfield. Suff - £87.50 High Parks, £86.50 Rutherend. Chev - £91.50 Bengall. S. Mule - £77.50 Whinbush. B. Face - £84 & £83.50 Laigh Alticane.

34 Super Hgts (52.1+ Kgs) averaged 161.4p per kg top 171.7p per kg for a pen of Suff from T. R. Harper, Southmains, Skirling. Tex - £98.50 Toftcombs, £96 & £93.50 Westwood Lane. Suff - £94.50 Southmains, £92 High Parks. Chev - £94.50 Bengall.

(455) Cast ewes & rams met the dearest trade seen for several years. Ewes – Tex – Boat £161.50, Parkhouse £160, Westwood Lane £159.50, Hartside & Carstairs Mains £158.50. Suff – Capenoch £130. G. Face – Toftcombs £119.50, West Park £118.50. B. Face – Crookboat £91.50, Old Pentland £88.50. Chev – Cumberhead £104.50, Jeanfield £89.50. Char – Walkerburn £117.50. Bel – Carstairs Mains £144.50. Rams – Tex – Toftcombs £164.50, £147.50. B. Face – Crosswoodburn £110.50, £105.50. Bel – Heatheryhall £153.50. Char – Heatheryhall £163.50.

Dairy Cattle (7) averaged £1,475. Top price £1,680 for a HF hfr from W. M. Leggate, Silverigg, Chapelton. Hfrs in-milk – Silverigg (Hf) £1,680, Hawksland (Hf) £1,650, Westtown (Hf) £1,650, Silverigg (Hf) (Hf) £1,500, Meadowbank (Ho) £1,450. Calves (7) Bull – Lim – Strawfrank £240. Fries – Muirhouse £270.

Prime Cattle; (40) a top price of 248p per kg was realised for a 522kg Lim hfr from D. Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie and purchased by S. Collins & Son, Muirhead, Glasgow. Butchers cattle sold to average 234.5p per kg.

Lim blks – (heavy) Howburn 230p, Hill 216p, Kitteymuirhill 211.5p, Westtown 203.5p. (light) Auldtoun 213p, Westtown 206p, Malletsheugh 200p. BB – Kitteymuirhill 213p. Charl – Malletsheugh 210.5p. Fries – Westtown 162.5p.

Lim hfrs – (heavy) Brockwoodlees 248p, Calla 235p, Castlehill 224p, Howburn 220p, Hill 206p. (light) Brockwoodlees 248p, Calla 240p, Hill 236p, Castlehill 223p, Auldtoun 218p. BB – Brockwoodlees 248p, Todhall 221p. Young bulls – Lim – Mayfield 196p, Whitecraigs 162p. Hol – Whitecraigs 161.5p.

Cast cows; Beef; (41) sold to 160p or £1,225 from J. M. Struthers, Greenbank, Carluke. Dairy; (47) sold to a top of 117.7p or £955 from R. Reid, Bengall, Lockerbie. Leading Prices per head; Beef – Greenbank (Lim) £1,225, Allanton (Lim) £1,215, Dreva (Lim) £1,115, Greenbank (BB) £1,115, Allanton (BB) £1,095. Dairy – Boghall (Hf) £955, Bengall (Ho) £925, Greentowers (Hf) £855, Roadhead (Hf) £845, Dykehead (Hf) £815, Broadfield (Hf) £785. Leading prices per Kg; Beef – Greenbank (Lim) 160p, Allanton (Lim) 152.9p, Nether Abington (Lim) 149.7p.