Mon 14 October [Primestock Report ]

Primestock Report

Sale Date: Mon 14 October

Lanark: Lawrie & Symington Ltd sold 22 Prime Cattle, 71 Cast Cows, 3566 Prime Sheep and 883 Cast Sheep at their weekly sale on 14th October 2013

Prime Cattle;  A Top price of 283p per kg was realised for a 526kg Lim hfr from David Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie and was purchased by Hugh Black Butchers Lanark/Carluke. Butchers Cattle sold to average 259.6p per kg.

BB blks – Brockwoodlees 261p. AA – West Browncastle 228p. Fries – Millhill 186p.

Lim hfrs – (heavy) Brockwoodlees 283p, Meikle Pinkerton 240p, Lonsdale 217p (light) Brockwoodlees 278p, east Millrigg 213p. AA – West Browncastle 228p. BA – Brockwoodlees 281p. BB – Lochurd 228.5p. Young Bulls – Fries – West Browncastle 159.5p.

 Cast cows; Beef cows; (48) averaged 125p per kg and sold to 183p or £1,405 for a 770kg BB from A. Jackson, Woodyett, Kirkfieldbank.

Dairy Cows; (11) averaged 100p per kg and sold to 120p for a 666kg Hf from J. A. Ker & Sons, Woodhead, Newmilns and to £925 for a 788kg Ho from D. laird, Murrays, Pathhead.

Otm; (10) averaged 134p per kg and sold to 192p for a 488kg Lim blk from W. A. B. & M. E Noble, Lochurd, West Linton and to £1,225 for a 756kg Aax hfr from A. Provan, Robiesland, Lanark.

Leading Prices per Head; Beef – Woodyett (BB) £1,405, Crofthills (Lim) £1,295, Covanhill (Cha) £1,125, Crofthills (Aax) £1,085, Crofthills (Aax) £1,035, Castlehill (Smx) £995, Scotstounbank (Sax) £995. Dairy – Murrays (Ho) £925, Boghall (Bf) £845, Woodhead (Hf) £795, Dykehead (Hf) £765.

Otm –  Robiesland (Aax) £1,225, Mafflat (Lim) £1,195, Little Galla (Bsh) £1,165, West Hassockrigg (Smx) £975, Lochurd £935.

Leading prices per kg – Beef – Woodyett (BB) 183p, Covanhill (Cha) 148p, Lochurd (BBx) 145p, Bushelhead (Lim) 144p, Scotstounbank (Sax) 143p. Dairy – Woodhead (Hf) 120p, Boghall (Bf) 119p, Murrays (Ho) 117p, High Crewburn (Fkv) 111p, Mafflat (Hf) 111p. Otm – Lochurd (Brb) 192p, West Hassockrigg (Smx) 181p, Mafflat (Lim) 175p, Robiesland (Aax) 162p.

Prime and Cast Sheep; (4449) New Season Lambs (3566) averaged 173.3p per kg and sold to 220p per kg for 40kg Bel from A. & D. Murray, Calton, New Cumnock  and to £94 gross for 48kg Tex from A. Frame, Haininghead, Carluke.

291 Medium Lambs (32.1-39kgs) averaged 179.7p per kg to a top of 211.5p for a Tex  from J. Strang & Sons, Auldhouse, East Kilbride. Tex - £82.50 Auldhouse, £77.50 Boag, £72.50 Threestanes. Bel - £81 West Millrig, £78 Archlands, £74.50 Kinnox. Suff – £70 Herbertshaw. Chev - £69 Sornfallow. S. Mule - £67.50 Craighead, £65.50 Nether Abington. B. Face - £67 Auldhouse, £63 Robiesland.

2635 Standard Lambs (39.1-45kgs) averaged 173.8p per kg and sold to a top of 220p per kg for a Bel from A. & D. Murray, Calton, New Cumnock. Tex - £91 Collielaw, £88 Headsmuir, £88 South Medrox, £87.50 Nether Hangingshaw. Bel - £92 & £89.50 Calla, £88 & £85 Calton. Suff - £78 Hardington Mains, £77.50 & £77 Muirsland, £76 Carwood. Chev - £74.50 Sornfallow. Char - £74 Craighead. S. Mule - £74 Spango, £73.50 Hartside, £73.50 West Torphin. B. Face - £72.50 Drochil Castle, £70 Kirkton of Crawford.

600 Heavy Lambs (45.1-52kgs) averaged 169.7p per kg selling to 197.8p per kg for a Tex from J. W. Hamilton & Son, Kirkton, Crawford. Tex - £94 Haininghead, £92 Nether Hangingshaw, £92 & £91.50 Birks. Bel - £93 & £89 Auchterhead, £81.50 Burnfoot. Suff - £88 Newton of Craithie, £87.50 Mid Auchengray, £86.50 South Mains. Char - £89 Muircleugh. S. Mule - £77 Glendouran, £72 Lamington Mains.

40 Super Lambs (52.1+) averaged 163.2p per kg to 172.6p per kg for a Char from J. & J. Beattie, Muircleugh. Tex - £93 Muircleugh, £91.50 Silverigg, £90.50 Laigh Alticane. Suff - £92.50 Southfield, £89 South Mains. Char - £91.50 Muircleugh.

Cast Ewes & Rams; (883) Ewes – Tex – Greenbank £112,.50, Hartside £98.50 & £96.50, Collielaw £94.50, Eastfield £94.50. Suff – Muirsland £74.50. G. Face – Boag £71.50, Craighead £66.50. B. Face – Auldhouse £53.50, Nether Letham £47.50. Chev – Capenoch £68.50, Cumberhead £66.50. Char – Auldhouse £74.50. Bel – Corstane £87.50.