Mon 3 March [Primestock Report]

Primestock Report

Sale Date: Mon 3 March

Lawrie & Symington Ltd sold 3 Dairy Cattle, 36 Prime Cattle, 83 Cast Cows, 2365 Prime Sheep and 599 Cast Sheep at their weekly sale on 3rd March 2014.

Dairy Cattle; (3) averaged £1,977. Top price was £2,000 for an Hf hfr in-milk from Mr D Laird, The Murrays Farm, Pathhead. Hfr in-milk – The Murrays £2,000, Grangehall £1,980, Craigthornhill £1,950.

Calves; (6) Bull – South Gilmourton £440, Nether Skellyhill £300 x2, South Gilmourton (Hf) £200 & £195. Hfrs- Burnfoot £145.

Prime Cattle; (36) a top price of 251p per kg was realised for a 578kg Lim hfr from D. Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie and purchased by S Collins & Sons Butchers, Muirhead. Butchers cattle averaged 230.4p per kg.

Lim blks – (heavy) Howburn 232.5p, Canderside 214.5p, Eastfield of Wiston 206.5p (light) Canderside 220.5p, Eastfield of Wiston 212p. Brb – East Millrigg 216p. Sim – East Millrigg 214.5p, Stramolloch 210.5p. Fries – Blackbog 166p, Hill 159p.

Lim hfrs – (heavy) Brockwoodlees 251p, Gateside 240p, Burnside 237p, Howburn 231p, Canderside 221p, East Millrigg 219p, South Flakefield 207.5p (light) Brockwoodlees 250p, Burnside 236p. Brb – Gateside 247p, Brockwoodlees 233p, East Millrigg 220p. Hf – Burnside 200p. Sim – South Flakefield 213p.

Young bulls – Kepscaith 204p.

Cast cows; Beef cows; (25) averaged 131p per kg and sold to 165p for a 738kg Lim from Mr R Hamilton, Mid Shawtonhill Farm, Chapelton and to £1,275 for a 794kg Lim from Gavin Scott & Co, Gateside Farm, Linlithgow.

Dairy Cows; (36) averaged 101p per kg and sold to 134p for a 630kg Hol from Blyth Farms, Blyth Bridge, or £895 for a798kg Hf from A&E Lawrie, Grangehall Farm, Pettinain.

Otm Cattle; (21) averaged 109p per kg and sold to 157p for a 506kg Mo from F&P Hadfield,  Nethertown Farm, Auchenheath and to £1,035 for a 666kg Lim from R Warnock & Son, Hill Farm, Strathaven.

Bull; (1) sold to 94p and £925 for a 984kg Hf from Mr D Laird, Murrays Farm, Pathhead.

Leading Prices per Kg; Beef – Mid Shawtonhill (Lim) 165p, Gateside (Lim) 161p, Muirburn (Lim) 154p, Muirburn (Lim) 152p x2. Dairy – Blyth (Hol) 134p, Dewshill (Hfx) 122p, Huntlyhill (Mri) 119p, Dewshill (Hf) 115p, Grangehall (Hf) 112p. Otm – Nethertown (Mo) 157p, Hill (Lim) 155p, Nethertown (Mo) 150p, Blyth (Ho) 133p.

Leading prices per head; Beef – Gateside (Lim) £1,275, Mid Shawtonhill (Ch) £1,255, Mid Shawtonhill (Lim) £1,215, Drochil Castle (Smx) £1,125, Muirburn (Lim) £1,095. Dairy – Grangehall (Hf) £895, Dewshill (Hf) £885, Dewshill (Hfx) £845, Blyth (Hol) £845, South Gilmourton (Hf) £835, Rosneath (Hf) £835. Otm – Hill (Lim) £1,035, Blyth (Ho) £1,005, Roadhead (Hf) £835.

Prime and Cast Sheep; (2964) Hoggets (2365) averaged 195.8p per kg and sold to 237.2p per kg for 39kg Bel from R & M Struthers, Collielaw, Carluke and to £112 for 65kg Tex from A Gray & Son, Langside, Lanark. Prime hogget trade firmer on the week with the 2365 forward levelling at 195.8 an average weight of 39.5kgs. Included in the sale was 842 Blackfaces which averaged 189.1 with an average weight of 37kgs.

79 Light Hgts (25-32kgs) averaged 180.5p per kg to a top of 212.5p per kg for a Bel from J Allan & Sons, Westmains, Stonehouse. Tex – £56 Westmains. Bel - £68, £65 Westmains. Chev - £57.50 Strawfrank. Bf - £58.50 Cloverhill, £56 Gosland, £55 Gascoigne.

1127 Medium Hgts (32.1-39kgs) averaged 194.7p per kg to a top of 237.2p per kg for a Bel from R & M Struthers, Collielaw, Carluke. Tex – £90.50 Collielaw, £85.50 Burnbrae, £84 Strathnafanaig. Bel - £92.50 Collielaw, £90 Haswellsykes, £85.50 Orchardton. Suff - £78.50 Hazelside, £74 High Cattadale, £72.50 Orchardton. Chev - £77.50 Thornyhills, £73 Tweedieside. Char - £80.50 Threestanes. S. Mule - £74 Gascoigne, £74 Knocknaib. B. Face - £78 Netherhill, Ashmark & Nether Lethans, £77 Todlaw, £76.50 Tweedieside, £73 Cloverhill & Chirmorrie.

944 Standard Hgts (39.1-45kgs) averaged 201.3p per kg and sold to a top of 228.8p per kg for a Bel from R & M Struthers, Collielaw, Carluke. Tex - £92.50 Knoweton, £92.50 Sandilands, £92 Daviesdykes, £90.50 Burnbrae. Bel - £95.50 St Johns Kirk, £91.50 Collielaw, £91 Stramolloch. Suff - £89 Hazelside, £88.50 Hillend, £84.50 Burnbrae. Chev - £90.50 Lochurd, £89 Bengall, £89 St Johns Kirk, £87.50 Lochurd, Bengall & St Johns Kirk, £86 Blackbog. S. Mule - £83 Glendouran, £79.50 Burnbrae, £79 Hazelside. B. Face - £90 & £89 Burnshott, £84.50 Spango, £82.50 Chirmorrie, £80 Lochurd, £78.50 Horseclose.

179 Heavy Hgts (45.1-52kgs) averaged 181.1p per kg Top 210.9p per kg for a Bel from Mrs M Dunlop, Corstane, Broughton. Tex – £95 & £94 Balleny, £94 Daviesdykes, £92 Knoweton. Bel - £97 & £95 Corstane, £95 Stramolloch. Suff - £91.50 Hillend, £90 Little Galla. Chev - £92 St Johns Kirk. Bleu Du Maine - £92 Calla. S. Mule - £88 Kirkwood, £86 Blackbog, £85 Knocknaib. B. Face - £78 Cloverhill.

33 Super Hgts (52.1+) averaged 157.3p per kg Top 183p per kg for a Tex from J Ballantyne, Auchenheath, Lesmahagow. Tex - £112 Langside, £109.50 Mitchellhill, £105.50 Horseclose.

Cast Ewes & Rams; (599) averaged £58.03. Ewes – Tex – Auchenheath £111.50, Collielaw £103.50, Greenbanl £98.50, Westwoodlane £94.50. Suff – Lawhead £91.50, Hallhill £87.50. G. Face – High Tarbeg £71.50, Strawfrank £70.50. B. Face – Greenfield £62.50, Craigdarroch £62.50. Chev – Thornyhills £74.50, St Johns Kirk £73.50. Bleu Du Maine – Hillhead £102.50.  

Rams – Tex – Auchenheath £99.50, Muirhead £98.50. B. Face – Crosswoodburn £85.50, Mitchellhill £76.50. Zwa – Yonderton £91.50. Char – Langside £95.50.