Sale Date: Mon 18 May
Lawrie and Symington sold 30 Prime Cattle, 62 Cast Cows and 2273 Prime and Cast Sheep at their weekly sale on 18th May 2015.
Lawrie & Symington held their Annual Limousin Primestock Show & Sale on behalf of the Scottish Limousin Society. Judged by Mr Sandy Cooper and kindly sponsored by Wishaw Abattoir. There was a fantastic show of 20 where Mr DM Dickinson, Brockwoodlees took the overall Championship with a 544kg hfr which went on to sell for 266p per kg selling to Wishaw Abattoir (sponsor). The Reserve Overall Champion a 694kg blk from Mr A. Taylor, Southholm realised 224p per kg selling to Hugh Black Butchers, Lanark/Carluke. The 20 Show Cattle averaged 239.4p per kg.
Prize list –
Class 1 – Lightweight blk – 1st Southholm 586kg, 232p. 2nd Strathaven House 584kg, 230p, 3rd Brockwoodlees 512kg, 247p.
Class 2 – Heavy blk – 1st Southholm 694kg, 224p, 2nd Muirburn 562kg, 231p.
Class 3 – Light hfrs – 1st Brockwoodlees 544kg, 266p, 2nd Brockwoodlees 550kg, 241p, 3rd Howburn 504kg, 241p.
Class 4 – Heavy hfrs – 1st Northolm of Grange 616kg, 240p, 2nd Brockwoodlees 620kg, 233p, 3rd Strathaven House 626kg, 240p.
Cast cows; (62) Sim cows sold to £1,275 from R. T. Storrar, Newmains, Forth. BB cows sold to 170p per kg from J. A. McGarva, Nether Abington, Abington. Fr cows sold to £935 or 126p per kg from G. & F. Halley, Kilbank, Kirkfieldbank. Beef; (26) averaged 130.6p per kg. Per head – BB - £1,235 Nether Abington. AA - £955 Boghouse, £845 Cambwell. Lim - £1,165 Greenbank, £985 Dovecot, £925 Lawhead. Per kg – BB – 170p. AA – 127 Boghouse, 122p Cambwell. Lim – 161p Greenbank, 135p Hill, 133p, Lawhead, 131p Dovecot. Dairy; (36) averaged 105.1p. Per head – Hol - £925 West Tarbrax, £895 East Tarbrax, £745 Gorlington. Fr - £935, £845 Kilbank. Ayr - £775 Craigend, £765 Swaites. Per kg – Hol – 132p East Tarbrax, 116p, West Tarbrax, 115p Goslington. Fr – 126p Kilbank. Ayr – 110p Swaites, 109p Craigends. Prime and Cast Sheep; (2281) New Season Lambs (83) averaged 205.8p and sold to 232.6p for a 43kg pen of Texel from Hamilton & Main, Rowantreehill, Forth and to £106 gross for 50kg pen of Texel from T. A. & R. laird, Cambwell, Skirling. Tex – £106 Cambwell, £105 Longford, £100.50 North Garngour. Suff - £100.50 South Medrox. Char - £93.50 West Brockloch. Hoggets (1851) averaged 170.2 per kg and sold to 206.1p per kg for a 41kg pen of Beltex from G. Clark & Co, Wellheads, Livingston and to £97.50 gross for a 65kg pen of Texel from J. J. McAllister, West Thomaston, Kilsyth. 37 Light Hgts (25-32kgs) averaged 146.1p per kg to a top of 184.4p per kg for a pen of Chev x from K. Foster, Netherhall, Sandilands. Tex - £58.50 Bank. Chev - £59 Netherhall, £55 Broomfield. Shetland - £55 Addiewell. 535 Medium Hgts (32.1-39kgs) averaged 172.9p per kg to a top of 184.7p per kg for a pen of Suff x from K. Foster, Netherhall, Sandilands. Tex - £67 Cumberhead. Suff - £66.50 Netherhall. Chev - £68.50 Netherhall, £67, £66.50 Heatheryhall. B. Face - £70.50, £67.50x2 Heatheryhall, £67.50 Burnhead, £67 Netherhall. 921 Standard Hgts (39.1-45kgs) averaged 176.8p per kg and sold to a top of 206.1p per kg for a pen of Beltex from G. Clark & Co, Wellheads, Livingston. Tex - £87.50 Dykehead, £87.50 Auchterhead, £85.50 Hill, Cumnock, Bel - £84.50 Wellheads. Chev - £86.50 West Thomaston, £84.50 Heatheryhall, £79.50 Lawhill. B. Face - £82.50, £76 Heatheryhall, £77 Broomfield, £75.50 Wellheads. 301 Heavy Hgts (45.1-52kgs) averaged 160.2p per kg top 195.7p per kg for a pen of Beltex from A. Taylor, Heatheryhall, Thankerton. Tex - £90 West Thomaston, £87.50 Hill, Cumnock, £84.50 Candermains. Bel - £91 West Thomaston, £90 Heatheryhall. Suff - £83.50 Addiewell. Chev - £88 West Thomaston, £87 Heatheryhall. Char - £83 Hill, Cumnock, £82.50 West Thomaston. B. Face - £79.580 Heatheryhall, £79.50 Common, £77 Crairiehill. 77 Super Hgts (52.1+ Kgs) averaged 146.5p per kg top 170p per kg for a pen of Texel from J. & J. McCallum, Auchterhead, Newmains. Tex - £97.50 West Thomaston, £93.50 Auchterhead, £89 Midseat. Suff - £91 Midseat, £90.350 Heatheryhall, £89 Candermains. B. Face - £86.50 Midseat. 339 Cast ewes & rams averaged £72.12 Ewes – Tex – Scrogton £129.50, Easterseat £122.50, £113.50, Carlinside £122.50, Dykehead £108.50. Suff – Peatpotts £110.50. G. Face – Capenoch £91.350, Hyndfordwells £89.50. B. Face – Wester Crosswoodhill £74.50, Gryfeside £73.50. Chev – Logan £92.50. Char – Overfield £98.50. Zwa – Swanston £99.50. Rams – Tex – Logan £121.50. B. Face – Newbridge £73.50.
Overall Championship with a 544kg hfr which went on to sell for 266p per kg selling to Wishaw Abattoir (sponsor).