Mon 5 October [Primestock]

Primestock

Sale Date: Mon 5 October

Lawrie and Symington Ltd sold 20 Prime Cattle, 81 Cast Cows and 2260 Prime and Cast Sheep at their weekly sale on Monday 5th October 2015. Prime Cattle -  A top price was realized for a 580kg Limousin Heifer from David Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie and Purchased by Hugh Black. Sons Butchers Lanark/Carluke. Butchers Cattle sold to Average 238.5p Bullocks – British Blue – Eastfield of Wiston 216p BSH – Gowmacmorran 152p Limousin Heifers – (heavy) Brockwoodlees 250p, Oldhill 226p (Light) Brockwoodlees 247p, Oldhill 224p Young bull – Skirling Craigs 200p (81) Cast Cows – Hol Cow sold to £845 or 111p Per Kilo From Greentower Farms. Lim Cow sold to £1085 From KepscaithFarm. 42 Dairy cows averaged 90.1p 39 Beef cows averaged 121.1p Beef cows per head – Lim - £1085 Kepscaith. AA - £855 Ingraston, £845 Newbiggin Mill, £775 Wolfcroojs. Luing - £765 Wester Hassockrigg. Sim - £915 Browntod Beef cow per kilo – Lim – 152p Kepscaith Sim – 131p Browntod AA – 119p Newbiggin Mill Dairy cow per head – FR - £785 Auchenheath, £720 Murrays, £725 Kilbank, £745 Park, £745 Crookedstone. Hol - £845 Greentowers, £765 Bengal, £715 East Tarbrax. Ayr - £635 Swaites Dairy cows Per kilo – FR – 109p Auchenheath, 106p Park, 106p Crookendstone, Hol – 116p Bengal, 111 Greentowers. The firm also sold 2260 Prime and Cast Sheep. Trade was stronger on the week with the 1667 Prime Lambs selling to average 150p per kg with SQQ average 152.4p per kg. Top price of £80 a head was realized by pens of 45kg Texels from R. & M. Struthers, Collielaw, Carluke who also topped at 178p per kg for 44kgs Texels. The 593 Cast Ewes and Tups returned a similar trade selling to a top of £123.50 for Texel ewes from J. W. Gibb & Son, Rusha, West Calder who also topped the Cast Tup section with a Texel at £109.50. Blackface Ewes sold to £52.50 each.