Sale Date: Mon 19 May
Lawrie & Symington Ltd sold 73 Prime Cattle, 92 Cast Cows, and 1950 Prime and Cast Sheep.
Prime Cattle; (73) The Scottish Limousin Club had their annual Show & Sale at Lanark on Monday. The Championship was awarded to a 544kg Heifer from D. Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie and went on to make 256p per kg and purchased by J. & H. Cairns Butchers, Law. The Reserve Champion went to a 538kg Bullock from A. Wilson & Co., Outmains, Tarbolton and realised 242p per kg and was purchased by A. Elliot Butchers, Lanark. The 19 Show Cattle forward averaged 230.6p per kg. Lim blks – (heavy) Brockwoodlees 231p, Howburn 230p, Clydenoch 220p, Canderside 192.5p, West Darlochan 190p (light) Outmains 242p, Brockwoodlees 238p, Auldtoun 106p, Canderside 205p. Char – Low Holehouse 220p. BB – West Backs 196.5p. AA – West Backs 184.5p. Mri – Shaws 168p. Bsh – Newlands 196p. Fries – Mid Hartwood 142p, Westtown 136.5p, West Darlochan 135p Lim hfrs – (heavy) High Tarbeg 280p, Brockwoodlees 256p, Straven House 230p, Kepscaith 220p, Hillend 219p, Bushelhead 211p, Low Holehouse 209p (light) Brockwoodlees 244p, Kepscaith 225p, Straven House 225p, Howburn 220p. Sim – Gartvaigh 182.5p. Fries – West Drumlemble 133p, Dykehead 131p, Carlindean 127p Young Bulls – Lim – Strathnafanaig 180p.
Cast cows; Beef cows; (42) averaged 126p per kg and sold to 149p for a 710kg Lim from J. R. Graham & Partners, Greenshields, Biggar and to £1,135 for an 808kg Sim from T. & E. Lorimer, Birkwood Mains, Lesmahagow.
Dairy Cows; (28) averaged 103p per kg and sold to 121p and £1,085 for a 900kg Hfx from R. Warnock & Son, Hill, Strathaven.
Otm Cattle; (21) averaged 122p per kg and sold to 174p and £1,185 for a 682kg Lim hfr from A. & I. Lindsay, Bushelhead, Carluke.
Bull; (1) averaged 106p per kg and £925 for an 876kg Hf from Broadfield Farmers, Symington.
Leading Prices per head; Beef – Birkwood Mains (Sim) £1,135, Stramolloch (BBx) £1,105, Parkgatestone (Lim) £1,095, Walesley (AAx) £1,075, Kilwhipnach (Lim) £1,065, Greenshields (Lim) £1,055. Dairy – Hill (Hfx) £1,085, Murrays (Hf) £955, Eastfield (Hf) £945, Murrays (Hf) £915, Murrays (Hf) £885, Westertoun (Hf) £865. Otm – Bushelhead (Lim) £1,185, Bushelhead (Lim) £1,065, Hillhead (Hf) £975, Hillhead (Hf) £975, Howford (AAx) £965.
Leading prices per Kg; Beef – Greenshields (Lim) 149p, Kepscaith (Lim) 147p, Kilwhipnach (Lim) 145p, Greenshields (Lim) 142p, Stramolloch (BBx) 141p, Stramolloch (Brb) 141p. Dairy – Hill (Hfx) 121p, West Backs (Ho) 117p, Burnfoot (Hf) 117p, Eastfield (Hf) 117p, Hillhead (Hf) 117p. Otm – Bushelhead (Lim) 174p, Bushelhead (Lim) 160p, Walesley (AA) 138p, Greentowers (Lim) 134p, Hillhead (Hf) 132p.
Prime and Cast Sheep; (1629) New Season Lambs (43) averaged 257.4p per kg and sold to 285.4p per kg for a 41kg Tex from K. Fleming, Balgreen Cottage, Dechmont and to £124 gross for a 49kg Tex from T. A. & R. Laird, Cambwell, Skirling. Tex - £124 Cambwell, £119.50 Rowantreehill, £119 East Bangour. Bel - £120 Drumfork. Suff - £110 Hill.
Hoggets (1629) averaged 212.7 per kg and sold to 265p per kg for a 40kg Bel from D. Cunningham, Walkerdyke, Strathaven and £112.5 for a 49kg Bel from D. Cunningham, Walkerdyke, Strathaven.
161 Light Hgts (25-32kgs) averaged 200.1p per kg to a top of 214.5p per kg for a Tex from L. & L. Armstrong, Dunsyre Mains. Tex – £66.50 Dunsyre Mains. Chev - £66 Burnbrae
624 Medium Hgts (32.1-39kgs) averaged 211.8p per kg and sold to a top of 252.6p per kg for a Tex from W. Shearer, Burnbrae, Strathaven. Tex - £98.50 & £86 Burnbrae, £86 Heatheryhall. Bel - £90.50 Rigghead. Suff - £81 Dunsyre Mains. Chev - £87.50 Newton, £84 Burnbrae, £81.50 Heatheryhall. S. Mule - £85.50 Heatheryhall, £80 Whiteside. B. Face - £84.50 & £81 Heatheryhall, £80 Burnbrae.
618 Standard Hgts (39.1-45kgs) averaged 221.5p per kg to a top of 265p per kg for a Bel from D. G. Cunningham, Tex - £106, £105 & £104 Burnbrae, £100 Logan, £100 Silverrig. Bel - £108.50, £107.50 & £106 Walkerdyke, £105.50 Hill, £101 Jeanfield. Suff - £98.50 Heatheryhall. Chev - £96.50 St Johns Kirk, £95.50 West Millrig. S. Mule - £91.50 Langshaw, £90 Newton. B. Face - £97.50 Longlea, £93 & £90 Heatheryhall, £89 Whiteside, £87.50 Burnbrae.
226 Heavy Hgts (45.1-52kgs) averaged 204.6p per kg to a top of 232.6p per kg for a Bel from D. G. Cunningham, Walkerdyke, Strathaven. Tex - £106.50 Burnbrae, £105 Hill, £98 Silverrig. Bel - £112.50 & £107 Walkerdyke, £105.50 Jeanfield, £102.50 Hill. Suff - £97.50 Woodhouse, £97.50 Newton. Chev - £99 Burnbrae. S. Mule - £99.50 Burnbrae. B. Face - £103.50 East Merkland, £99 & £98.50 Browncastle.
Cast Ewes & Rams; (278) averaged £78.87. Tex – Drumcork £143.50, Daviesdykes £133.50, Craighead £124.50, Parkhouse £124.50. Suff – Drumcork £107.50. G. Face – Howford £84.50 Brackenbridge £83.50. B. Face – Howford £69.50. Char – Heatheryhall £91.50. Rams – Tex – Tinto View £129.50, Cumberhead £125.50. B. Face – East Merkland £86.50, Burnbrae £77.50. Bel – Drumcork £134.50, Walkerdyke £132.50.