Sale Date: Mon 4 January
Lawrie & Symington Ltd sold 9 Dairy Cattle, 28 Prime Cattle, 15 Cast Cows, and 2947 Prime Sheep and Cast Sheep at their weekly sale on 4th January 2016.
Prime Cattle - A top price of 247p per kg was realized for a 500kg Limousin Heifer from David Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie. Butchers Cattle levelled at 230.1p per kg. Blks – 218p x2, 217p Hill, 217p Oldhill. Hfrs – (light) 244p Howburn, 214p Oldhill, 212p Todhall, 208p Mid Shawtonhill. (heavy) 222p Howburn, 220p x2 Todhall. Bulls – 200p x2 West Glespin, 168p Bogside. Black & White – 126p Westtown. Cast Cows (107) – Smaller show forward selling very similar to all other centers. Beef types averaged 113p per kg topping at £1110 or 124.7p per kg both for a BBx cow from JA Taylor, Skirling Craigs. Dairy type cows averaged 73p per kg topping at £695 for a HF cow from J & A Graham, Couch or 81.3p per kg for a BF cow from A Struthers, Auchmeddan. Prime and Cast Sheep; (2947) Hgts (2107) averaged 171.6p per kg and sold to 217.1p per kg for a pen of 35kg Beltex from R Downie, Newton of Craithie and to £90 for a pen of 44kg Texel from R & M Struthers, Collielaw, Carluke. 16 Light Hgts (25-32kgs) averaged 157.3p per kg to a top of 161.3p per kg for a pen of Chev from J Warnock & Son, Eastfield, Coulter. Tex £49.50 Rullion Green, Suff - £49.50 Thistle. Chev - £50 Eastfield. 352 Medium Hgts (32.1-39kgs) averaged 170.6p per kg to a top of 217.1p per kg for a pen of Beltex from R Downie, Newton of Craithie. Tex - £78 Westtown, £73.50 Auchenbart, £73 Yardbent. Bel - £78.50 West Shawtonhill, £77 Eastlaw, £76 Newton. Chev - £67.50 Muirhouse, £67 Swaites, £65.50 Cairns. B Face - £72.50 Calla, £62.50 Eastfield, £61 Parkhall. Berrichon Du Cher - £68 Breconside. 1404 Standard Hgts (39.1-45kgs) averaged 173.5p per kg and sold to a top of 204.6p per kg for a pen of Beltex from R & M Struthers, Collielaw, Carluke. Tex - £90, £87.50 Collielaw, £87 Muirburn, £85 Townfoot, £83.50 Bengal. Bel - £86 Skirling Craigs, £85.50 Nether Skellyhill, £83.50 Dovecot. Suff - £76 Dykehole, £76 Wardhead, £74 Thistle. Chev - £81.50 Bengall, £77.50 Wardhead, £74 South Slipperfield. Char - £71 Lochhill. S Mule - £70 Wardhead, £67.50 Castlebrocket. B Face - £67.50 Fallburns, £67.50 Parkhall, £67.50 Newton. 326 Heavy Hgts (45.1-52kgs) averaged 166.4p per kg top 193.5p per kg for a pen of Texel from R & M Struthers, Collielaw, Carluke. Tex - £89 Collielaw, £88 Westerhouse, £87.50 Greenbank, £87 Bengall. Bel - £88 Nether Skellyhill. Suff - £86.50 Dyke, £82 Wardhead, £79 Skirling Craigs. Chev - £79.50 Bengall. S Mule - £77.50 Laigh Alticane. B Face - £72.50 Parkhall. 11 Super Hgts (52.1+ Kgs) averaged 141p per kg top 148.1p per kg for a pen of Texel from Messrs. Allison, Muirburn, Skirling. Tex - £85.50 Craighead. Chev - £84.50 Newton. 614 Cast ewes & rams .Averaged £62.48. Ewes – Tex – Dechmont £134.50, £119.50, Sandilands £104.50, Skirling Craigs £103.50, Hartwood Home Farm £102.50. Suff – Thistle £80.50. G Face – Allanton £69.50, £68.50, Greenbank £67.50. B Face – Calla £70.50, Dykehole £61.50. Chev – Craighead £80.50, Bengall £80. Rams – Tex – Balgreen £113.50, Dechmont £110.50. B Face – Parkhall £84.50, Crosswoodburn £80.50. Chev – Calla £93.50. Char – Howes Way £87.50. Berrichon – Newark £102.50.