Mon 3 February [Primestock Report]

Primestock Report

Sale Date: Mon 3 February

Lawrie & Symington Ltd sold 13 Calves, 5 Dairy Cattle, 33 Prime Cattle, 45 Cast Cows, 2582 Prime Sheep and 483 Cast Sheep at their weekly sale on 3rd Feb 2014.

Dairy Cattle; (5) averaged £1,317.50. Top price was £1,620 for an Ayrshire 2nd calving cow from J. Adamson & Son, Swaites, Pettinain. Cows in-milk – Swaites (Ayr) £1,620, £1,500.

Calves; (13) Bull – Burnfoot (AAx) £380, Parkend (Brb) £330, Parkend (Hol) £235, £195, £185, £180 & £170. Hfrs – Grangehall (Brb) £425.

Prime Cattle; (33) a top price of 247p per kg was realised for a 534kg BB hfr from D. Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie and purchased by Hugh Black Butchers, Lanark/Carluke. Butchers cattle averaged 231.6p per kg.

Lim blks – Howburn 235p, Bushelhead 224p, Parkerston 221p. FKV – High Crewburn 197.5p. Fries – Hill 159p, Millhill 159p.

Lim hfrs – (heavy) Brockwoodlees 245p, Hillend 230p, Howburn 225p, Canderside 218p (light) Brockwoodlees 239p, Canderside 214p. BB – Brockwoodlees 247p. AA – Brockwoodlees 243p. Sim – Craigthornhill 193p. Fries – Newhouse 140p.

Cast cows; Beef cows; (14) averaged 116p per kg and sold to 148p and to £1,215 for an 824kg Lim from Allanton Farming, Darvel.

Dairy Cows; (17) averaged 91p per kg and sold to 114p and £975 for an 858kg Mri from G. & M. Struthers, Moat Mains, Lesmahagow.

Otm; (14) averaged 136p per kg and sold to 185p for a 564kg AAx blk from A. Frame, Haininghead, Carluke and to £1,275 for a 708kg Lim hfr from Clark Farms, Blackhill, Crossford.

Leading Prices per Head; Beef – Allanton (Lim) £1,215, Allanton (Lim) £895, Allanton (BBx) £895, Lawriesmuir (Lim) £885. Dairy – Moat Mains (Mri) £975, Woodhead (Ayx) £865, Hallhill (Hf) £765, Moat Mains (Mri) £765, Moat Mains (Mri) £725. Otm – Blackhill (Lim) £1,275, Haininghead (AAx) £1,045, Haininghead (AAx) £975.

Leading prices per kg – Beef – Allanton (Lim0 148p, Allanton (BBx) 127p, Allanton (Lim) 123p, The Law (Smx) 121p, Lawriesmuir (Lim) 118p. Dairy – Moat Mains (Mri) 114p, Hallhill (Hf) 107p, Moat Mains (Mri) 104p, Woodhead (Ayx) 104p, Moat Mains (Mri) 100p, Hawksland (Bf) 99p. Otm – Haininghead (AAx) 185p, Blackhill (Lim) 180p, Lochurd (Chx) 173p.

Prime and Cast Sheep; (3065) Hoggets (2582) averaged 193.4p per kg and sold to 260.5p per kg for 38kg Bel from M. Dunlop, Corstane, Broughton and to £99 gross for a 38kg Bel from M. Dunlop, Corstane, Broughton.

142 Light Hgts (25-32kgs) averaged 181.9p per kg to a top of 203.2p per kg for a Lleyn from R. W. Marwick & Partners, Walltower, Penicuik. Tex - £65 Blackburn, £61.50 Windshield, £60.50 Hyndford Well. Bel - £62 Newton of Crathie. S. Mule - £60.50 Knocknaib, £59.50 Heatheryhall. B. Face - £59.50 & £56.50 Heatheryhall, £56 Millands, £53.50 Toxside. Lleyn - £63 Walltower.

870 Medium Hgts (32.1-39kgs) averaged 194.2p per kg to a top of 260.50p per kg for a Bel from M. Dunlop, Corstane, Broughton. Tex - £88.50 Parkhouse, £83.50 Tinto View, £82.50 Gilkerscleugh, £82 West Montgarswood. Bel - £99 Corstane, £96 Heatheryhall, £89.50 & £86 Orcharton. £86 Haspielaw. Chev - £70.50 Heatheryhall. Char - £76 Cowford. S. Mule - £72.50 Drochil Castle, £70.50 Gascoigne, £70 Hillridge. B. Face - £72 Laigh Alticane, £72 & £70.50 Heatheryhall, £70.50 Toxside, £70 Drochil Castle.

1412 Standard Hgts (39.1-45kgs) averaged 194.9p per kg and sold to a top of 236.6p per kg for a Bel from R. & M. Struthers, Collielaw, Carluke. Tex - £97.50 Collielaw, £95.50 & £93 Mid Shawtonhill, £92 Tinto View, £92 Hill. Bel - £97 Dovecot, £97 & £95.50 Collielaw, £93 West Park, £92.50 Stramolloch. Suff - £85.50 Carwood, £84.50 Wellhead, £83.50 Burnbrae, £81.50 Hillend. Chev - £84.50 South Arnloss, £79 Heatheryhall. Char - £81 Whinbush, £79 Cowford. S. Mule - £78.50 Laigh Alticane, £76 Burnbrae, £74 Drochil Castle. B. Face - £79.50 £75.50 Wellheads, £78.50 Posso, £74.50 Drochil Castle, £74.50 Heatheryhall, £74.50 West Montgarswood.

151 Heavy Hgts (45.1-52kgs) averaged 174.1p per kg Top 206.5p per kg for a Tex from R. & M. Struthers, Collielaw, Carluke. Tex - £97.50 Tinto View, £95 Collielaw, Carluke. Tex - £97.50 Tinto View, £95 Collielaw, £94.50 & £92 Hill. Bel - £94.50 Stramolloch, £94 Corstane. Suff - £95 Carwood, £86.50 North Boig. Char - £94.50 Hillhead. S. Mule - £74.50 Glendouran. B. Face - £73 Low Garleffan. Rousin - £83 Whinbush.

7 Super Hgts (52.1+) averaged 164.1p per kg Top 178.2p per kg for a Tex from J. & H. Clark, North Garngour, Lesmahagow. Tex - £98.50 & £98 North Garngour. Suff - £92 Stramolloch.

Cast Ewes & Rams; (483) averaged £58.71. Ewes – Tex – Hartside £128.50, Nether Hangingshaw £108.50 & £102.50, Dechmont £100, Robiesland £99.50. G. Face – Howburn £73.50, Capenoch £70.50. B. Face – Hartside £56.50, Robiesland £56.50. Chev – Corstane £94.50 & £90.50. Rams – B. Face – Toxside £65.50 & £55.50,. Chev – South Arnloss £88.50.