Sale Date: Mon 16 February
Lawrie and Symington sold 12 Dairy Cattle, 117 Cast Cows, 58 Prime Cattle and 2499 Prime Hoggets & Ewes at their weekly sale on 16th February 2015.
Dairy Cattle (12) averaged £1423 a rise of £52 on the fortnight. Top price was £1880 for a HF Heifer from Hawksland.
Prime Cattle; (58) a top price of 248p per kg was realised firstly for a 574kg Lim hfr from D. Baillie, Calla, Carnwath and also for a 544kg Lim from D. Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie and were both purchased by Hugh Black Butchers, Lanark/Carluke. Butchers cattle sold to average 231.7p per kg. Lim blks (heavy) Howburn 231p, Calla 228p, Mid Hartwood 219p, Under Shieldhill 217p, Canderside 215.5p (light) Canderside 219p. BB – West Backs 207.5p. Moy – 197.5p. AA – West Backs 189.5p. Sim – Lephenstrath 195p. Fries – High Blackwoodyards 177p, Mid Hartwood 170p, Lephenstrath 160.5p, West Backs 158p, Craigthornhill 149.5p. Lim hfrs – (heavy) Calla 248p, Brockwoodlees 248p, Oldhill 235p, Undershieldhill 221p (ligt) Brockwoodlees 245p, Howburn 235p, Oldhill 234p. BB – Brockwoodlees 245p, East Millrigg 207p. AA – West Backs 189p. Sim – Gartvaigh 208.5p. Fries – Netherton 160.5p, Lephenstrath 155p. Young bulls – Stonebyres Mains 196p per kg or £1,799.
Also forward 117 Cast Cows & Bulls. All cows in demand selling to a ringside of 12 buyers. Plainer dairy and dairy bred cattle looking far dearer on the week. Cast cows; Beef; (60) averaged 134.7p per kg to £1,415 from Allanton Farming Co., Darvel. Per head - £1,415, £1,255, £1,175, £1,145 Allanton, £1,105 East Millrigg, £1,065 East Shawtonhill, £1,035 Woodlands. Per kg – 209p, 165p, 159p Allanton, 147p Woodlands, 143 Blackburn, 141p Windshields, 141p Newton of Wiston, 140p East Shawtonhill. Dairy; (55) averaged 106.1p per kg to £1,145 from Greentower Farms, Lanark. Per head - £1,145, £915 Greentowers, £935 Park, £935 Boghall, £925 Murrays, £895 Rosneath, £885 Kilbank, £875 Mid Breich, £865 Blackburn, £865 Forrest. Per kg – 153p Blackburn, 132p Mid Breich, 128p Boghall, 124p North Quarter, 121p Forrest, 121p Boghall, 121p Murrays, 120p Greentowers, 120p Park, 117p Kilbank. (2) Cast bulls to £1,205 from W. & A. Davidson, Poldean, Wamphray.
Prime and Cast Sheep; (2499) Hoggets (1826) averaged 187.9p per kg and sold to 211.6p per kg for a 43kg pen of Beltex from R. & M. Struthers, Collielaw, Carluke and to £100.50 gross for a 48kg pen of Beltex from W. & J. Bryson, Laigh Carnduff, Strathaven. 158 Light Hgts (25-32kgs) averaged 172.7p per kg to a top of 198p per kg for a pen of Texel from J. J. & C. McCallum, Strathnafanaig, Campbeltown. Tex - £58 Barmulloch. Bel - £54 Todlaw. B. Face - £56 Glenmanna, £52.50 Dallowie. 677 Medium Hgts (32.1-39kgs) averaged 191.1p per kg to a top of 209.5p per kg for a pen of Texel from R. Blyth & Son, Harestonehill, Newmains. Tex - £79.50 Longlea, £78.50 Dykehole, £78 Weston. Bel - £80 Poldean. Chev - £64.50 Townfoot. Char - £78 Howes Way. B. Face - £72 Dallowie, £70 Spango, £68.50 Glenmanna, £67.50 Barmulloch. 709 Standard Hgts (39.1-45kgs) averaged 192.3p per kg and sold to a top of 211.6p per kg for a pen of Beltex from R. & M. Struthers, Collielaw, Carluke. Tex - £91 Laigh Carnduff, £90 Longford, £90 Collielaw, £90 Burnbrae. Bel - £92 Nether Skellyhill, £91 Dovecot, £91 Collielaw, £90.50 Polquheys. Suff - £79 Burnbrae. Chev - £88.50 Bengall, £84.50 Balleny. S. Mule - £75 Weston, £75 Toxside. B. face - £77 Barmulloch, £77 Glendouran, £75 Glenmanna, £75 Spango. 235 Heavy Hgts (45.1-52kgs) averaged 180.1p per kg top 209.4p per kg for a pen of Beltex from W. & J. Bryson, Laigh Carnduff, Strathaven. Tex - £93.50 Balleny, £92 Harestonehill. Bel - £100.50 Laigh Carnduff, £97.35 Hill, £94 Nether Skellyhill. Suff - £94 Laigh Carnduff, £90 Wellheads. Chev - £90.50 Bengall. S. Mule - £80.50 Cloverhill, £79.50 Spango. B. Face - £83.50 Netherwood. 47 Super Hgts (52.1+ Kgs) averaged 162.2p per kg top 176.4p per kg for a pen of Texel from R. Warnock & Son, Hill, Strathaven. Tex - £94.50 Barmulloch, £93.50 Wellhead, £93.50 Hill. Chev - £94.50 Bengall. B. face - £89.50 Cloverhill, £89 Midlock.
673 Cast ewes & rams averaged £75.47. Ewes – Tex – Mid Shawtonhill 143.50, £132.50, North Garngour £140.50, Easterseat 139.50, Nether Hangingshaw. Suff – Langshaw £119.50. G. Face – Netherhill £95.50, Mid Shawtonhill £93.50. B. Face – Culterallers £80.50, Mid Shawtonhill £79.50. Chev – Mid Shawtonhill £102.50, Netherhill £91.50. Bel – Earnockmuir £108.50. Rams – Tex – Howes Way £116.50. B. Face – Cloverhill £83.50. Chev – Kinnox £129.50. Bel – Ingraston £102.50. Bluefaced – Barmulloch £119.50. Lleyn – Craighead £114.50.