Sale Date: Mon 25 July
Prime and Cast Sheep; New Season Lambs (1796) averaged 179.8p and sold to 221.3p for a 40kg pen of Texel from M/s R & M Struthers, Collielaw, Carluke and to £97.50 gross for a 47kg pen of Texel from M/s R & M Struthers, Collielaw, Carluke. 161 Medium Lambs averaged 176.8p/kg. Top of 192.3p/kg for Texels From M/s Smith & Son, Cloverhill, Broughton. Tex - £75 Cloverhill, £73 Blairston Mains, £71 Laigh Carnduff. Bel - £71 Robiesland. Suf - £69 Haswellsykes, £67.50 West Torphin. 1400 Standard Lambs averaged 180.1p/kg. Top of 221.3p/kg for Texel from M/s R & M Struthers, Collielaw, Carluke. Tex –£96 Collielaw, £91 Bengal, £89.50 High Parks, £88.50 West Mains. Bel - £92 Nether Skellyhill, £88.50 Eastfield, £87.50 Harestonehill. Suf - £80 Broomfield, £80 Netherhill, £79.50 Burnetland, £79 Balleny. Char - £82.50 Walesley. Blue de Maine - £80 High Parks. 235 Heavy Lambs averaged 178.8p/kg. Top of 207.5p/kg for Texels from M/s R & M, Struthers, Collielaw, Carluke. Tex - £97.50 Collielaw, £96.50 Langside, £95 Drumalbin. Suf - £89.50 Ainville, £88 Newton, £88 Dykehead, £87.50 Netherurd Mains. Char - £89.50 Mayfield. 595 Cast Ewes & Rams averaged £65.98. Tex – Hartside £138.50, Kailzie Mains £127.50 Drochil Castle £120, Eastertown £103.50. Suf – Dreva £95.50, Lesserlinn £92.50. Greyface – South Medrox £78.50, Skirling Mains £78.50. Blackface – Cocklaw £68.50, South Slipperfield £61.50. Chev – Drochil Castle £86.50, South Arnloss £80.50. Bel – Nether Skellyhill £100. Rams – Tex Haininghead £127.50, South Arnloss £119.50. Suf – South Arnloss £130.50. Chev – South Arnloss £119.50. Blueface – Kingside £98.50.
Show and Sale of Texel Prime Lambs – At the annual Show and Sale of Prime Lambs on behalf of the Scottish Texel Sheep Breeders Club, the judge Mr David Hamilton, Tippethill awarded the championship to a pen of 3/4 bred lambs from Messrs R & M Struthers, Collielaw, which scaled 44kgs and sold at £96 per head to S. Collins & Sons, Muirhead. The reserve ticket was awarded to Collielaw and scaled 40kg and sold at £88.50 to Vivers Scotland. Prize List – Class 1 – Texel X Mule 42kg and under – 1st J Cullen, Craighead (42kg) £73.50. Class 2 – Texel X Mule over 42kg – 1st Firm of Robiesland (45kg) £83; 2nd J Cullen, Craighead (44kg) £79.50; 3rd R & C Squair, Lower Killernie (44kg) £88.50. Class 3 – Texel X Texel X 42kg and under – 1st and Reserve R & M Struthers, Collielaw (40kg) £88.50; 2nd R & C Squair, Lower Killernie (42kg) £87; 3rd R Reid, Bengall (42kg) £85. Class 4 – Texel X Texel X over 42kg – 1st and Champion R & M Struthers, Collielaw (44kg) £96; 2nd R & M Struthers, Collielaw (47kg) £97.50; 3rd P & M Gray, Eastfield (43kg) £85. Class 5 – 1st Ingraston Farms (40kg) £80.50; 2nd R Reid, Bengall (41kg) £80.
Prime Cattle (39) - Top Price of 246p per kg was realised for a 544kg Limousin Heifer from David Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie and purchased by J. H Cairns Butchers, Law. Butchers Cattle sold to 229.8p. Limousin Bullocks (heavy) – Brockwoodlees 228p, Birkhill 208p, West Dykes 189.5p, Kitteymuirhill 189.5p. Limousin Bullocks (Light) Muirburn 228p. BB – Muirburn 224p, West Darlochan 187.5p. Sim – Machribeg 201.5p, Lephenstrath 181.5p. HFD – Machribeg 192p. Fries – West Darlochan 145.5p, Lephenstrath 136p, Westtown 133.5p Limousin Heifers (heavy) - Brockwoodlees 242p,Muirburn 234p, Greenbank 228p, Buteland 212p. Limousin Heifers(light) – Brockwoodlees 246p, Muirburn 234p, Heatheryhall 232p, Greenbank 226p BB – Brockwoodlees 240p, Heatheryhall 232p.BA – Heatheryhall 222p. Young Bulls – Lim – Little Kype 199p, Hill 190p.
Cast Cows (104) Lim cow sold to £1245 or 147p/kg From M/s Cruickshank, Little Kype, Strathaven. Dairy cow sold to £875 from M/s Bryson, Dykehead. Beef Cows per head Lim –Sal - £1245 Drumelzier Place. Her - £895, £845 Drumboy. Lim - £1245 Little Kype, £985 Mossplatt. Sim - £965 Harestonehill, £975 Hartfield. AA - £915 Whiteside. Beef Cows per Kilo Sal – 143p, AA – 118p Roberton Mains, 124p Whiteside. Sim – 125p Harestonehill. Her – 155p Drumboy. Lim – 147p Little Kype. Dairy Cows per Head FR - £845 Carscallan, £765 Eastfield, £825 Westtown, £875 Dykehead. Hol - £825 Greentowers, £785 Couch. FKU - £855 Thinacre. MRI - £805 Huntlyhill.. Dairy Cows per Kilo – FR – 121p Carscallan, 107p Eastfield, 110p Westtown. Hol – 108p Quothquan Mill, 104p Killbank, 107p Greentowers, 109p Grangehall, 104p Couch. MRI – 119p Huntlyhill. FKU – 126p Thinacre. Cast Bull – Char - £1155 Spango. BB - £1475 or 141p Muirburn.
Store Cattle - The firm had forward a small show of store cattle and trade fully maintained late rates. A large crowd were present and many more could have been sold. The top price of £1300 was paid for a Limousin X Blk from M/s A Gardiner & Son, Lonsdale, Stonehouse. Other Top prices - Blks – AA - £950, £880 Whiteside, £860, £850, £820 Drumboy. Her - £745, £650 Drumboy. Lim - £1300 Lonsdale. Hfrs – AA - £820, £660 Glenbarr. Fri - £720, £640 Lethem. Her - £810, £740, £660 Glenbarr.