Mon 31 March [Primestock Report]

Primestock Report

Sale Date: Mon 31 March

Lawrie & Symington Ltd sold 30 Prime Cattle, 46 Cast Cows, 3424 Prime Sheep and 339 Cast Sheep at their weekly sale on 31st March 2014.

Prime and Cast Sheep; (3763) Hoggets (3424) averaged 210.2p per kg and sold to 237.2p per kg for a 43kg Tex from G. Clark & Co, Wellheads, Livingston and to £112 for 65kg Suff from J. Warnock & Sons, Dreva, Broughton. Prime hoggets dearer on the week with good export hoggs 215-230p. The sale included 1447 Blackface hoggets which levelled at 202.3p on an average weight of 38.5kgs.

304 Light Hgts (25-32kgs) averaged 199.4 p per kg to a top of 228.1p per kg for a Bel from A. Newlands, Archlands, Auchengray. Tex - £68 Strawfrank, £67.50 Hillhouse. Bel - £73 Archlands, £65 Burnbrae. Char - £61.50 Haspielaw. S. Mule - £65 Handaxwood. B. face - £65 Heatheryhall, £64 Gareland, £64 Ashmark, £63 Allanton, £61.50 Westyett.

1045 Medium Hgts (32.1-39kgs) averaged 207.2p per kg to a top of 229.5p per kg for a Bel from A. Woodburn & Son, Netherwood, Muirkirk. Tex – £88.50 Townfoot, £84 Dykehead, £83.50 Lawhill. Bel - £89.50 Netherwood, £85.50 Wellheads, £84 Archlands. Suff - £77 Burnbrae. Chev - £88 St Johns Kirk, £87 Burnbrae. Char - £77 Haspielaw. S. Mule - £80 Handaxwood. B. Face - £82 x3 Carco, £77.50 Netherhill, £77.50 Allanton, £77.50 Logan, £77.50 Gareland.

1498 Standard Hgts (39.1-45kgs) averaged 216.2p per kg and sold to a top of 237.2p per kg for a Tex from G. Clark & Co, Wellhead, Livingstone.  Tex - £102.50 & £102 Wellheads, £100.50 High Parks, £100.50 High Tarbeg, £99 Burnbrae. Bel - £95 Archlands, £95 Stramolloch. Suff - £94 Burnbrae, £93 Malletsheugh, £92 Heatheryhall. Chev - £96.50 x2 Heatheryhall, £96.50 North Boig, £96 Horseclose, £96 St Johns Kirk, £95 Bengal. S. Mule - £94 Burnbrae, £91 Wellheads, £89 West Montgarswood, £86.50 Carco, £85 Heatheryhall.

517 Heavy Hgts (45.1-52kgs) averaged 205.9p per kg Top 226.6p per kg for a Tex from G. Clark & Co, Wellhead, Livingstone. Tex - £110, £107, £106.50 & £104 Wellheads, £104 & £103 Burnbrae, £102.50 North Boig, £101.50 Balleny, £101 West Montgarswood. Bel - £96.50 Netherwood. Suff - £102.50 Dreva, £100 & £98.50 Burnbrae. Chev - £100.50 & £99.50 Bengal, £98.50 Horseclose, £95 St Johns Kirk. S. Mule - £94.50 Burnbrae. B. Face - £99.50 & £96 Wellheads, £99.50 & £98.50 Burnshott, £99 & £96.50 West Montgarswood, £96 Handaxwood.

61 Super Hgts (52.1+) averaged 188.2p per kg Top 202.8p per kg for a Bel from W. McWhirter & Co, Burnockstone, Ochiltree. Tex - £109.50 Dreva, £106.50 Wellhead, £105 Wellhead. Suff – £112 Dreva, £106.50 Wellhead, £104.50 Burnbrae.

Cast Ewes & Rams; (339) averaged £71.92. Ewes – Tex – Mosside £139.50, Bengall £138.50, Toftcombs £133.50 Silvermuir £130.50. Suff – High Parks £123.50, Burnbrae £99.50. G. face – High Parks £95.50, Chapelhill £95.50. B. face – Springhill £92.50, Hartside £84.50. Chev – Bengall £93.50, St Johns Kirk £79.50. Bel – St Johns Kirk £88.50. rams – Tex – High Crewburn £141.50, Chapelhill £120.50. B. face – Greenfield £91.50. Bluefaced – Hillend £115.50. Char – Strawfrank £127.50.

Dairy Cattle; (7) top price was £1,940 for a Hf hfr in-milk from Firm of J. G. Russell, Eastertown, Quothquan.

Calves; (23) Bull – Eastfield (BRBx) £330, £310, Parkend (Hf) £195, £180, Woodhead (Hex) £175, £170. Hfrs – Parkend (BRBx) £295, Eastfield (BRBx) £295, Parkend (BRBx) £270, £260.

Prime Cattle; (30) a top price of 254p per kg was realised for a 538kg Lim hfr from D. Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie and purchased J. & H. Cairns Butchers, Law.  Butchers cattle averaged 241.2p per kg.

Lim blks – (heavy) Brockwoodlees 249p, Hillend 248p, Howburn 238p, Birkwood Mains 195p (light) Hill 237p. BB – Craigthornhill 195p. AA – Craigthornhill 180p. Fries – Blackbog 169p, Birkwood Mains 155p, Hill 154.5p, Mid Hartwood 154p.

Lim hfrs – (heavy) Brockwoodlees 254p, Heatheryhall 250p, Mid Hartwood 195p (light) Brockwoodlees 251p, Hillend 240p, Howburn 225p. BB – Brockwoodlees 247p, Heatheryhall 243p.

Cast cows; Beef cows; (15) averaged 132p per kg and sold to 159p and £1,255 for a 792kg Lim from T. & C. Lorimer, Birkwood Mains, Lesmahagow.

Dairy Cows; (17) averaged 87p per kg and sold to 114p and £875 for a 766kg Hf from Greentowers Farms Ltd.

Otm Cattle; (13) averaged 109p per kg and sold to 157p for a 570kg Lim hfr from D. T. Gardner & Son, Lupus, Lesmahagow and to £975 for an 818kg Hf from J. Warnock & Son, Eastfield, Coulter and again for an 808kg Hf from W. McGregor & Son, East Law, Carluke.

Bull; (1) sold to 92p and £975 for a 1,060kg Hf from Rosneath Farms Ltd.

Leading Prices per Kg; Beef – Birkwood Mains (Lim) £1,255, Birkwood Mains (Smx) £1,215 & £1,135, Greenfield (BBx) £925, East Forth (Smx) £905, Lupus (Lim) £895. Dairy – Greentowers (Hf) £875 & £775, Blackbog (Hf) £735, Greentowers (Hf) £695 & £645, Blyth (Ho) £635. Otm – Eastfield (Hf) £975, East Law (Hf) £975, Lupus (Lim) £895.

Leading prices per head; Beef – Birkwood Mains (Lim) 159p, Birkwood Mains (Smx) 148p, Birkwood Mains (Smx) 141p, East Forth (Smx) 138p, Crookboat (Lim) 136p, Robiesland (Lim) 132p. Dairy – Greentowers (Hf) 114p, Blackbog (Hf) 112p, Greentowers (Hf) 106p x2, Blyth (Ho) 96p. Otm – Lupus (Lim) 157p, Shotlinn (Hf) 144p, Lupus (Lim) 126p.