Primestock & Christmas Show & Sale
Sale Date: Mon 2 December
Lawrie & Symington Ltd sold 25 Calves, 17 Dairy Cattle, 78 Prime Cattle, 123 Cast Cows, 3118 Prime Sheep and Cast Sheep at their weekly sale on 2nd December 2013.
Christmas Show & Sale of Dairy Cattle (17) averaged £1,736. Top price £2,250 for the Champion hfr from M. & G. Struthers, Bankhead, Windygates, Fife.
Hfrs in-milk – Balcurvie £2,250, £2,200, Lhanbryde £2,120, £2,050, the Murrays £1,900, Westertoun £1,880, Meadowbank £1,880. Cow in-milk – South Gilmourton £1,950.
Calves & Stirks (34) a good show for quality saw all classes meet a brisk demand. Calves - Bull - £405 Strawfrank (Lim x). Hfrs - £340 Strawfrank (Lim x), £205 West Tarbrax (Brb x). Stirks - £502 & £500 Brackenhill (Sim x hfr), Brackenhill £475 (Brb x hfr), £420 Gillbank (Brb x hfr) £440 Strawfrank (AAx hfr), £455 Strawfrank (Lim x hfr). Fries bull - £322 Cauldcoates, £240 South Gilmerton. Here x bull - £280 Cauldcoates.
Prize List – Champion Calf – Strawfrank £405 (Lim x bull). Reserve Champion - £502 Brackenhill (Sim x hfr). Calf (under three months) 1st Strawfrank, 2nd West Tarbrax. Calf (over three months) 1st Brackenhill (Sim x), 2nd Gillbank (Brb x), 3rd Strawfrank (AAx).
Prime Cattle; (77) Lanark & Symington had forward 77 cattle forward for their Christmas Show & Sale of Prime Cattle. The Championship went to a British Blue Blk from T. & A. Taylor, Heatheryhall, Thankerton, Scaling 586kg and sold for 280p per kg or £2,226.80 to the judge Sandy Cooper Butchers, Bellshill. The Reserve Champion a British Blue Hfr from A. & C. S. Comrie, Stonebyres, Kirkfieldbank scaled 480kg and sold for 390p per kg or £1,872 to W.W. Wales Butchers, Kilmarnock. Young Farmers Champion a Lim Hfr from D. Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie sold for 298p per kg or £1,591.32 to Sandy Cooper Butchers, Bellshill. 45 show cattle averaged 277.2p per kg.
Champion 2nd Dec 2013
Reserve Champion 2nd Dec 2013
Lim blks – (heavy) Heatheryhall 284p, Gillbank 276p, Sunnyside 274p, Howburn 263p, Calla 261p, Oldhill 248p (light) Brockwoodlees 278p, Mid Shawtonhill 276p, Oldhill 247p, Corramore 236p. BB – Heatheryhall 380p, Straven House 275p, Brockwoodlees 275p, Culterallers 265p, High Crewburn 241p. Baz – Brockwoodlees 277p. Fries – Millhill 178p, AA – Culterallers 227p.
Lim hfrs – (heavy) Brockwoodlees 298p, Straven House 275p, Kepscaith 269p, Oldhill 261p (light) Gateside 298p, Brockwoodlees 286p, Howburn 270p, Burnside 262p, Kitteymuirhill 238p. BB – Stonebyres Mains 390p, Brockwoodlees 310p, Heatheryhall 278p, Nether Abington 263p. Charl – Dreva 285p, Brockwoodlees 285p, Straven House 279p, Oldhill 250p. Baz – Brockwoodlees 282p. Sim – Sornfallow 228p. AA – Culterallers 235.5p.
Young bulls – Lim – Corramore 230p, Little Kype 229p, Bickerton Hall 225p. BS – Mid Breich 164p.
Christmas Show & Sale of Cast Cows where 123 Cows, Bulls and OTM Cattle were sold.
Cast cows; Beef cows; () averaged 196p per kg or £1,800 for an 918kg BB 1st Prize Beef Cow from J. A. McGarva, Nether Abington, Abington.
Dairy Cows; (45) averaged 90p per kg and sold to 121p or £1,025 for an 848kg Ayr 1st Prize Dairy Cow from R. Wilson & Sons, Littlegill, Auchenheath.
Otm; (12) averaged 126p per kg and sold to 203p and £1,515 for a 746kg BB 2nd Prize Beef from J. A. McGarva, Nether Abington, Abington.
Bulls; (4) averaged 119p per kg and sold to 124p and £1,255 for a 1010kg AA from G Watson & Co., The Law, Dechmont.
Leading Prices per Head; Beef – Nether Abington (BB 1st) £1,800, Allanton (Lim 3rd) £1,345, Sunnyside (Lim) £1,305, Townhead (Lim) £1,265, Little Kype (Lim) £1,175, Newbigging Mill (Lim) £1,165. Dairy – Littlegill (Ay 1st) £1,025, Rosneath (Hf 2nd) £885, Hillhead (Hf) £835, Swaites (Ay) £785, High Merryton (Hf) £775. Otm – Nether Abington (BB) £1,515, Kepscaith (Lim) £1,185, Hillhead (Hf) £895 x 2.
Leading prices per kg – Beef – Nether Abington (BB 1st) 196p, Townhead (Lim) 183p, Sunnyside (Lim) 171p, Allanton (Lim 3rd) 167p, Little Kype (Lim) 157p, Toftcombs (Lim) 155p. Dairy – Littlegill (Ay 1st) 121p, Rosneath (Hf 2nd) 115p, Burnfoot (Hf) 110p, Dewshill (Hf) 109p, Dewshill (Hf) 108p. Otm – Nether Abington (BB) 203p, Kepscaith (Lim) 177p, West Carnduff (Lim) 137p.
Prime and Cast Sheep; (3806) New Season Lambs (3115) averaged 171.4p per kg and sold to 238.1p per kg for 42kg Bel from D. M. Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie and to £100 gross for 42kg Bel from D. M. Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie.
Lean export lambs keenly bid for with heavy weights and thick lambs similar trade.
328 Light Lambs (25-32kgs) averaged 158.4p per kg to a top of 177p per kg for a Tex from J. & J. McWhirter, Gateside, Douglas. Tex – £55.50 Gateside, £54 Overburns. S. Mule - £50 Scrogton. B. Face - £52.50 & £51.50 Burnbrae, £52.50 Gateside.
805 Medium Lambs (32.1-39kgs) averaged 176.2p per kg to a top of 224.3p per kg for a Bel from J. & A. Blackwood, Midtown, Coalburn. Tex - £85 & £81 Yardbent, £79 Mosside, £78 Biggarshiels. Bel - £83 & £80.50 Midtown, £77.50 West Torphin. Suff - £64.50 & £63.50 Overburns. S. mule - £66 Kirkton of Crawford. B. Face - £65.50 Gateside, £64.50 Dyke, £63 Corsebank. Blue Tex - £79 Stramolloch.
1530 Standard Lambs (39.1-45kgs) averaged 175.5p per kg and sold to a top of 238.1p per kg for a Bel from D. M. Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie. Tex - £91 West Meikle Pinkerton, £89.50 & £89 Collielaw, £89 High Parks. Bel - £100 & £94 Brockwoodlees, £90.50 Corstane, £90 Nether Skellyhill & Call. Suff - £76 Kailzie Mains, £76 Mount Lothian, £75 Heatheryhall. Chev - £75 Burn, £74 South Arnloss. S. Mule - £72 Howford, £70.50 Spango, £70 Hartside. B. Face - £70 Hartside, £69 Laigh Alticane, £68 Dalhanna. Blue Tex - £91 Stramolloch.
449 Heavy Lambs (45.1-52kgs) averaged 158.3p per kg Top 204.4p per kg for a Bel from D. M. Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie. Tex - £90.50 Laigh Alticane, £90.50 Collielaw, £90.50 Dyke, £90 Easterseat. Bel - £94 Brockwoodlees, £85 & £84 Calla. Suff - £81.50 Carwood, £79.50 Heatheryhall, £74.50 Netherurd Mains. Chev - £73.50 Aouth Arnloss. S. Mule - £69.50 Craig. B. Face - £69 Laigh Alticane. Blue Tex - £90.50 Stramolloch.
8 Super Lambs (52.1+) averaged 142.50p per kg to 158.9p per kg for a Tex from J. W. Gibb & Son, Rusha, West Calder. Tex - £93 & £89 Rusha.
Cast Ewes & Rams; (691) averaged £57.55. Ewes – Tex – Strawfrank £115.50, Sandilands £108.50, Nether Skeoch, Nether Hangongshaw. Suff – Allers £89.50, Strawfrank £80.50. G. Face – Blyth £71.50, Scotstounbank £58.50. B. Face – Ashmark £53.50, Call £49.50. Chev – Killean Estate £67.50, Dalhanna £59.50. Bel – Corstane £89.50. Rams – Tex – Scotstounbank £91.50, Rusha £87.50. B. Face – Gascoigne £63.50. Chev – Dyke £78.50. Bluefaced – Blindburn £82.50.