Mon 24 February [Primestock Report]

Primestock Report

Sale Date: Mon 24 February

 Lawrie & Symington Ltd sold 64 Prime Cattle, 60 Cast Cows, 2196 Prime Sheep and 495 Cast Sheep at their weekly sale on 24th Feb 2014.

Prime Cattle; (64) a top price of 254p per kg was realised for a 5544kg Lim hfr from D. Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie and purchased by Hugh Black Butchers, Lanark/Carluke. Butchers cattle averaged 233.8p per kg.

Lim blks – (heavy) Howburn 235p, Canderside 218.5p, South Flakefield 215.5p (light) Canderside 219.5p. BB – Lephenstrath 206.5p, West Backs 197.5p, Muldron 196.5p. Mri – Bents 174.5p. Sim – South Flakefield 206.5p. Fries – West Darlochan 175.5p, West Backs 168p, Hill 163.5p, Millhill 159.5p, South Lanridge 156p.

Lim hfrs – (heavy) Howburn 249p, Brockwoodlees 248p, Hillend 241p, East Millrigg 211p, West Darlochan 210.5p (light) Brockwoodlees 250p, Hillend 236p. Charl – Brockwoodlees 254p, Machriebeg 219.5p. BB – Gateside 239p, East Millrigg 218p, West Backs 197.5p. Sim – Machriebeg 204.5p, Gartvaigh 187.5p. Fries – West Darlochan 141p. Young Bulls – Fries – Murrays 140p.    

Cast cows; Beef cows; (60) averaged 128p per kg and sold to 157p for a 764kg Lim from G. Scott & Co., Gateside, Linlithgow and to £1,245 for an 824kg Lim from A. F. & R. Cruickshank, Little Kype, Strathaven.

Dairy Cows; (20) averaged 93p per kg and sold to 118p for a 690kg Hf from J. Torrance & Son, Knowetop, Quarter and to £975 for an 872kg Nrx from T. L. Trainer, Byretown, Lanark.

Otm; (12) averaged 117p per kg and sold to 168p and to £1,325 for a 788kg Lim from A. F. & R. Cruickshank, Little Kype, Strathaven.

Leading Prices per Kg; Beef – Little Kype (Lim) £1,245, Gateside (Lim) £1,195, Crofthills (Bbx) £1,175, Gateside (Lim) £1,155, Muirburn (Lim) £1,135. Dairy – Byretown (Nrx) £975, Byretown (Ho) £825, East Law (Hf) £825, Knowetop (Hf)( £815, Kirklands (Hf) £785. Otm – Little Kype (Lim) £1,325, Bogside (Smx) £855, Castlehill (Lim) £805.

Leading prices per head; Beef – Gateside (Lim) 157p, Corramore (Lim) 156p, Muirburn (Lim) 153p, Muirburn (Lim) 151p, Little Kype (Lim) 151p, Gateside (Lim) 150p. Dairy – Knowetop (Hf) 118p, Byretown (Nrx) 112p, Byretown (Ho) 109p, Kirklands (Hf) 107p, Knowetop (Hf) 105p. Otm – Little Kype (Lim) 168p, Haspielaw (Lim) 160p, Castlehill (Lim) 152p.

Prime and Cast Sheep; (2692) Hoggets (2197) averaged 191.4p per kg and sold to 237.2p per kg for 39kg Bel from R. Hamilton, Mid Shawtonhill, Strathaven and to £120.50 gross for a 51kg Bel from I. A. Clark, Bankfield , Strathaven. A mixed show of hoggets for quality with export weights in demand. Heavy and under finished hoggets harder to cash.

179 Light Hgts (25-32kgs) averaged 182.2p per kg to a top of 196.7p per kg for a Chev from R. & R. Weir, Over Glaisnock, Cumnock. Tex - £62 Knocknaib, £60 Todlaw, £58 Auchencorth. Suff - £60.50 Kilnhills. Chev - £59 Over Glaisnock. S. Mule - £58 Auchencorth. B. Face - £59.50 Toxside, £58 Auchencorth, £56.50 Gosland.

572 Medium Hgts (32.1-39kgs) averaged 192.7p per kg to a top of 237.2p per kg for a Bel from R. Hamilton, Mid Shawtonhill, Strathaven. Tex - £83 Lesserlinn, £80 West Millrig, £80 Eastertown, Townfoot & Masons Croft. Bel - £92.50 Mid Shawtonhill, £80.50 Little Kype, £78 Springhill. Suff - £79 Townfoot. Chev - £79 Gilkerscleugh. S. Mule - £67 Knocknaib, £66 Parkerston. B. Face - £73.50 East Merkland, £73 Glenmanna, £69.50 Tulloch, £69 Mid Shawtonhill.

1132 Standard Hgts (39.1-45kgs) averaged 195.2p per kg and sold to a top of 234.5p per kg for a Bel from Hamilton & Main, Rowantreehill, Forth. Tex - £95 Pardovine, £93 Tinto View, £93 High Crewburn, £91.50 Silverigg. Bel - £98.50 Rowantreehill, £98 Sunnyside, £95 & £91.50 Mid Shawtonhill. Suff - £85.50 West Millrig, £85.50 Pardovine, £85 Candermains. Chev - £86.502 Bengall, £83 West Millrig, £82 Lochurd. S. Mule - £80 High Cattadale, £75.50 West Glespin, £77.50 Lawhill, £76 Auldhouseburn.

229 Heavy Hgts (45.1-52kgs) averaged 178.4p per kg Top 212p per kg for a Tex from L. W. Goodfellow, Townfoot, Roberton. Tex - £97.50 Townfoot, Roberton, £96 West Mains, £95.50 Langholm. Bel - £102.50 Bankfield, £101 Townfoot, Symington, £99 Tulloch. Suff - £90 Lesserlinn, £89.50 Pardovine. Chev - £90 Bengal, £90 St Johns Kirk. Char - £88.50 & £88 Laigh Cleughearn. S. Mule - £80.50 West Glespin, £80 Toxside, £78.50 Toxside. B. Face - £79 Spango, £76.50 Gascoigne.

79 Super Hgts (52.1+) averaged 143.4p per kg Top 166.7p per kg for a Tex from D. Bertram & Son, Mid Hartwood, West Calder. Tex – £100 Toxside, £95 Mid Hartwood. Bel - £97.50 & £96 Townfoot, Symington. Suff – £100 Toxside, £90 Gosland. B. Face - £82.50 Toxside.

Cast Ewes & Rams; (495) averaged £53.46. Ewes – Tex – Silverigg £114.50, Little Galla £107.50, Townfoot £105.50, Skerrington Mains £104.50. Suff – Stramolloch £77.50, Skerrington Mains £75.50. G. Face – Silverigg £73.50, Eastwood £68.50. B. Face – South Slipperfield £58.50, Greenfield £56.50. Chev – Goodockhill £75.50. Char – Laigh Cleughearn £77.50. Bel – Mid Shawtonhill £85.50. Rams – Tex – Over Kypeside £107.50, Rowantreehill £92.50. Lleyn – Netherhill £80. Bel – Netherhill £78.50. Bluefaced – Kingside £86.50