Mon 24 March [Primestock Report]

Primestock Report

Sale Date: Mon 24 March

Lawrie & Symington Ltd sold 51 Prime Cattle, 58 Cast Cows, 3688 Prime and Cast Sheep at their weekly sale.

Prime and Cast Sheep; (3688) Hoggets (3241) averaged 203.2p per kg and sold to 233.8p per kg for a 37kg Tex from R. & M. Struthers, Collielaw, Carluke and to £118.50 for 70kg Tex from J. Adamson & Son, Swaites, Pettinain. A mixed show of Hgts for quality with best export types and heavies keenly bid for. The sale also includes 1117 Blackface Hgts that levelled at 199.1p per kg on an average weight of 36.2kg. 313 Light Hgts (25-32kgs) averaged 198.4p per kg to a top of 221.7p per kg for a Bel from R. & B. Dickie, Spango, Sanquhar. Tex - £68 Sandilands, £64.50 Westtown. Bel - £66.50 Spango, £65.50 Todlaw. Chev - £64.50 Heatheryhall. Char - £64 Daviesdyke. S. Mule - £63.50 Wormiston. B. Face - £64 Todlaw, £63.50 & £62 Midlock, £62 Heatheryhall, £61.50 Parisholm. 1250 Medium Hgts (32.1-39kgs) averaged 203.3p per kg to a top of 233.8p per kg for a Tex from R. & M. Struthers, Collielaw, Carluke. Tex – £86.50 Graystale, £86.50 Collielaw, £84 Westtown, £81.50 Glenbarr. Bel - £86.50 Collielaw, £82 Mid Shawtonhill, £81.50 Allanton. Suff - £79.50 Eastfield, £76.50 Spango, £76 Heatheryhall, £75 Burnbrae. S. Mule - £77 Mid Wellwood, £75.50 Wormiston. B. Face - £78 Spango, £78 & £76.50 Corsebank, £77.50 Parkhall, £76.50 Logan, £76.50 Craigdarroch Afton, £76.50 Heatheryhall. 1251 Standard Hgts (39.1-45kgs) averaged 207.9p per kg and sold to a top of 232.5p per kg for a Tex from R. Reid, Bengal, Lockerbie. Tex - £101 Hill, £100.50 , £99.50 & £98.50 Daviesdyke, £95.500 Graystale, £94.50 Allanton. Suff - £92 & £87.50 Graystale, £89.50 Burnbrae, £84 Carwood, £84 Dykehead. Chev - £95 x2 Bengal, £94.50 Balleny, £93.50 Allanton, £93 Craigdarroch. Char - £87 Graystale. S. Mule - £91.50 Spango, £88 Corsebank, £86.50 Horseclose, £85 Craigthorn, £84 Burnbrae. 289 Heavy Hgts (45.1-52kgs) averaged 198.4p per kg Top 227.7p per kg for a Tex from R. Hamilton, Mid Shawtonhill, Strathaven. Tex - £116, £112.50 & £105 Wellheads, £107 Mid Shawtonhill, £104.50 Wolfcrook, £103.50 & £102 Allanton, £101.50 North Garngour. Suff - £102.50 Wellheads, £100 Lesserlinn, £98 Lochhill. Chev - £105 Wellheads, £101 Bengal, £97 Allanton, £96 Horseclose. Char - £97.50 Lochhill. S. Mule - £91.50 Toxside, £87.50 Mid Wellwood. B. Face - £96 & £95 Burnshott. 138 Super Hgts (52.1+) averaged 181.6p per kg Top 215.7p per kg for a Tex from J. Tough, Easterseat, Carluke. Tex - £118.50 Swaites, £117.50 & £116.50 Easterseat, £112.50 & £110.50 Bengal, £110.50 x2 & £110 Wellheads, £109.50 North Garngour. Suff - £105 Wellheads. Chev - £100.50 Calla. Cast Ewes & Rams; (447) averaged £72.53. Ewes – Tex – Dechmont £149.50, Kypeview £142.50, Hillridge £137.50, Toxside £136.50. Suff – Dreva £119.50, Toxside £115.50. G. Face – Hamildean £91.50, Lochhill £91.50. B. face – Linfairn £83.50, Wolfcrooks £81.50. Chev – Calla £91.50, Howburn £76.50. Bel – Heatheryhall £133.50 &^ £118.50. Rams – Handaxwood £120.50, Hillridge £114.50. Suff – West Torphin £98.50. B. Face – Toxside £102.50, Cairns £82.50. Bluefaced _ Posso £88.50. Prime Cattle; (51) a top price of 260p per kg was realised for a 496kg Lim hfr from D. Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie and purchased J. & H. Cairns Butchers, Law.  Butchers cattle averaged 234.7p per kg.

Lim blks – (heavy) Howburn 241p, Canderside 210.5p (light) Canderside 236p. BB – South Flakefield 216p, Lephenstrath 210p, West Backs 207p. Sim – South Flakefield 212.5p, Lephenstrath 209.5p. AA – West Backs 198p. Fries – Westtown 168p, Millhill 168p, Gartvaigh 162p, Hawksland 161p, West Darlochan 161p, West Backs 150p. Lim hfrs – (heavy) Brockwoodlees 257p, Howburn 239p, West Millrigg 218p (light) Brockwoodlees 260p, Hawksland 201p. BB – Brockwoodlees 247p, West Backs 199p. AA – West Darlochan 209p. Sim – Gartvaigh 199p, Lephenstrath 197p. Charl – Sornfallow 200p. Cast cows; Beef cows; (31) averaged 128p per kg and sold to 166p for a 618kg Lim from J. R. Shanks, West Glespin, Glespin and to £1,715 for an 1044kg Char from A. Minto & Son, Townhead, Dolphinton. Dairy Cows; (16) averaged 105p per kg and sold to 125p for a 654kg Bf from J. Ballantyne, Auchenheath and to £1,045 for an 880kg Hf from Greentowers Farm Ltd, Lanark.

Otm Cattle; (8) averaged 111p per kg and sold to 151p and to £975 for a 646kg Lim from J. & R. Shanks, West Glespin, Glespin. Bull; (1) sold to 130p and £1,335 for a 1,028kg Char from R. Drife, Netherhill, Crawfordjohn.

Leading Prices per Kg; Beef – West Glespin (Lim) 166p, Townhead (Ch) 164p, Lesserlinn (Lim) 147p, West Glespin (Lim) 145p, Greenshields (Lim) 144p, Greenfield (BBx) 137p.  Dairy – Auchenheath (Bf) 125p, Boghall (Hf) 214p, Greentowers (Hf) 121p, Greentowers (Hf) 119p, Carlindean (Hf) 118p, Watsonfoot (Ho) 110p. Otm – West Glespin (Lim) 151p, Gair (Lim) 147p, Hawksland (Hf) 130p. Leading prices per head; Beef – Townhead (Ch) £1,715, Lesserlinn (Lim) £1,175, Greenfield (BBx) £1,145, West Glespin (Lim) £1,095, Greenshields (Lim) £1,085, West Glespin (Lim) £1,025. Dairy – Greentowers (Hf) £1,045, Carlindean (Hf) £895, Boghall (Hf) £865, Greentowers (Hf) £845, Boghall (Ho) £845, Auchenheath (Bf) £815. Otm – West Glespin (Lim) £975, Gair (Lim) £915, Eastertown (Hf) £855.