Sale Date: Tue 15 December
Monday 14th December
Lawrie and Symington Ltd sold 36 Prime Cattle, 73 Cast Cows and 2364 Prime & Cast Sheep at their weekly sale on Monday 14th December 2015.
At their annual Christmas Show & Sale of Prime Lambs Lawrie & Symington had forward 394 lambs for show, The Judge Mr. Will Tinning for Dunbia awarded the Championship to R & M Struthers, Collielaw, Carluke for a pen of 3 Texel x lambs which scaled 46kg and realized £155 to Country Refreshments, Lanark. The reserve ticket was awarded to a pen of 39kg Beltex lambs from K O’Conner, Moss Road, Carstairs which realized £84 to Vivers Scotlamb, Annan.
Prize list 3 Suff lambs – 1st JD Simpson, Hillridge 47kg, £74. 2nd A Leggate, Stramolloch 49kg, £74.50. 3rd WP Ross-Taylor, Littlegill 42kg, £67.50. 3 Texel x under 43kgs – 1st J Frame & Co, Birks 40kg, £70. 2nd R & M Struthers, Collielaw 42kg, £94. 3rd R Smellie, Tinto View 41kgs, £68. 3 Texel x 43kg and over – 1st & Champion R & M Struthers, Collielaw 46kg, £155. 2nd R & M Struthers, Collielaw 47kg, £96. 3rd Carmichael Estate 46kg, £72. 3 Beltex x under 43kg – 1st & Reserve K O’Conner, Moss Road 39kg, £94. 2nd A Baillie, Carstairs Mains 42kg, £94. 3rd T Laird & Son, Sunnyside 40kgs, £68. 3 Beltex x 43kg and over – 1st A Baillie, Carstairs Mains 45kg, £91. 2nd T Laird & Son, Sunnyside 45kg, £90. 3rd J & M Struthers, Greenbank 43kg, £79. 3 Any other breed – 1st A Leggate, Stramolloch 43kg, £82. 2nd A Leggate, Stramolloch 50kg, £78.50. 10 Blackface 40kgs and under – 1st P Smith & Son, Cloverhill 40kg, £62. 2nd DC & JJ Marshall, Gosland 38kg, £63.50. 3rd A Kennedy & Son, Mitchellhill 36kg, £53.50. 10 Blackface over 40kgs – 1st HF Hamilton & Co, Glenmanna 44kg, £68. 2nd P Smith & Son, Cloverhill 44kg, £64. 3rd DC & JJ Marshall, Gosland 42kg, £60. 10 Scotch Mule – 1st Ingraston Farms 46kg, £64. 2nd – JA McGarva, Nether Abington 45kg, £61. 10 Cheviots – Firm of Stirkfield Farms 43kg, £69.50. 2nd WP Ross-Taylor, Littlegill 41kg, £63. Prime and Cast Sheep; (2364) Lambs (1954) averaged 150.2p per kg and sold to 337p per kg for a pen of 46kg Beltex from R & M Struthers, Collielaw, Carluke and to £155 gross for a pen of 46kg Beltex from R & M Struthers, Collielaw, Carluke. 426 Medium Lambs (32.1-39kgs) averaged 147.6p per kg to a top of 215.4p per kg for a pen of Beltex from K O’Conner, Moss Road, Carstairs. Tex – £61 Tinto View. Bel - £84 Moss Road, £67.50 East Cauldcoats, £61.50 Eastlaw. Suff - £60 Parduvine. B Face - £63.50 Gosland, £59 Corsebank, £58.50 Eastfield. 949 Standard Lambs (39.1-45kgs) averaged 152.8p per kg and sold to a top of 223.8p per kg for a pen of Texel from R & M Struthers, Collielaw, Carluke. Tex - £94 Collielaw, £78.50 Muirburn, £77.50 Bowridge. Bel - £94, £91 Carstairs Mains, £90 Collielaw, £90 Sunnyside, £80 Spango. Suff - £73.50 Lochhill, £68.50 Sunnyside, £67.50 Littlegill. Chev - £69.50 Stirkfield. Char - £64.50 Lochhill. S Mule - £61 Nether Abington. B Face - £68 Glenmanna, £67.50 Eastfield, £64 Nether Abington. Blue Tex - £82 Stramolloch. 499 Heavy Lambs (45.1-52kgs) averaged 151.5p per kg top 337p per kg for a pen of Texel from R & M Struthers, Collielaw, Carluke. Tex - £155, £96 Collielaw, £82 Bowridge, £81.50 Skirling Craigs, £80 Muirburn. Bel - £88 Greenbank, £84 Stramolloch. Suff - £75 Skirling Craigs, £74.50 Lochhill, £74.50 Stramolloch. Char - £78.50 Stramolloch, £76.50 Townfoot, £75 Lochhill. S Mule - £64 Ingraston. B Face - £72.50 Monkfoot, £69 Glenmanna, £67.50 Spango, £67 Cloverhill. 80 Super Lambs (52.1+ Kgs) averaged 126.9p per kg top 139.8p per kg for a pen of Texel from JA Taylor, Skirling Craigs, Skirling. Tex - £78 North Garngour, £75.50 Skirling Craigs, £74 Craigs. Suff - £71 Mount Lothian. Char - £72 Normangill. 410 Cast ewes & rams Averaged £56.58. Ewes – Tex – Collinton £135.50, East Cauldcoats £120.50, £107.50, Mid Shawtonhill £103.50. Suff – West Shawtonhill £93.50. G Face – Walkerdyke £68.50, Easter Sills £62.50. B Face – Greenfield £54.50, Heatheryhall £52.50. Bel – Corstane £86.50, Walkerdyke £83.50. Rams – Tex – Corstane £92.50. B Face – Greenfield £75.50. Bel – Grangehall £114.50.
Prime Cattle – A top price of 246p per kg was realized for a 526kg Lim hfr from David Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie scaling 556kg she realized 480p per kg or £2668.80 and was purchased by WW Wales, Kilmarnock. Butchers cattle sold to average 232.4p. Lim blks – (heavy) Calla 220p, West Dykes 216p, Canderside 214p, Under Shieldhill 210p (light) Canderside 212p. BB – Kitteymuirhill 216.5p. Fries – Westtown 133.5p. Lim hfrs – (heavy) Brockwoodlees 240p, Calla 230p, Undershieldhill 230p, Oldhill 220p (light) Brockwoodlees 246p, Oldhill 234p. BB – Brockwoodlees 240p. Store Cattle – The firm had forward a small show of store cattle. Top price of £1125 paid for a pen of Lim hfrs from AF & R Cruickshanks, Little Kype, Strathaven. Other top prices – AA hfrs - £1095, £990 Hareshawhead. Sim hfrs - £900 Hareshawhead, £470 Dawyck Mill. Lim hfrs - £1125 Little Kype. Lim blks £1020 Hareshawhead. Cast Cows (73) – Lim cow sold to £1075 or 131p per kg from Messrs. Allison, Muirburn, Skirling. Beef cows per head – Lim – £855 Lawhead, £1075 Muirburn. BB - £925 East Millrig. Luing - £700 east Hassockrigg. Dairy cows – Fries - £625 Auchmeddan, £650 Longlea. Hol - £705 Eastfield, £600 Quothquan Mill.