Mon 7 April [Primestock Report]

Primestock Report

Sale Date: Mon 7 April

Lawrie & Symington Ltd sold 28 Prime Cattle, 44 Cast Cows, 3277 Prime Sheep and 488 Cast Sheep at their weekly sale on 7th April 2014.

Prime and Cast Sheep; (3765)

5 New Season Lambs averaged 239.4p per kg and sold to 255.8p per kg for a 43kg Tex from A. Kennedy & Son, Mitchellhill, Broughton, and to £119 gross for a 48kg Char from A. Gray & Son, Langside Farm, Lanark.

Hoggets (3272) averaged 215.5p per kg and sold to 250p per kg for a 43kg Bel from R.J. Downie, Newton, Crathie, and to £111.50 for 46kg Tex from A. Middleton, Longford, West Calder. Prime Hgts dearer on the week, especially for good export types with the sale levelling at 215.5. The sale included 1328 Blackface Hgts that averaged at 208.2p on an average weight of 38.1kgs.

285 Light Hgts (25-32kgs) averaged 202.5p per kg to a top of 223.3p per kg for a Chev from W. McGregor & Son, Eastlaw, Carluke. Tex - £67 Craig. Bel - £66 Tulloch. Chev - £67 Eastlaw. B. Face - £66.50 Boat, £66.50 Hartside, £66 Parkhall, £64.50 Burnbrae, £63.50 Glenmanna, £61.50 Whelphill.

900 Medium Hgts (32.1-39kgs) averaged 210.6p per kg and sold to a top of 241p per kg for a Tex from J. & E. Dyet, East Merkland, Strathaven. Tex - £94 East Merkland, £89.50 & £87.50 Boyleston, £86.50 Newton, £86 Burnbrae. Bel - £85.50 Dillars, £79.50 Tulloch. Suff - £82.50 Heatheryhall. Chev - £88.50 Netherhill, £86 Eastfield, £85.50 Wellheads, £83 Little Galla. B. Face - £84.50 Burnbrae, £84.50 Craig, £83 West Montgarswood, £82 Allanton.

1534 Standard Hgts (39.1-45kgs) averaged 223.2p per kg to a top of 250p per kg for a Bel from R. J. Downie, Newton, Crathie. Tex - £106.50 Dillars, £104.50 Wellheads, £104.50 Mid Shawtonhill, £103.50 Newton. Bel - £107.50 Newton. Suff – £96.50 Heatheryhall. Chev - £107 Bengall, £106 Netherhill, £104.50 Balleny, £103.50 Wellheads, £99 Glendouran. Char - £101 Auchenhard, £100 Grangehall. S. Mule - £88.50 Craig. B. Face - £101 Logan, £98 Wellheads, £97.50 Horseclose, £97 & £93.50 Burnbrae, £93 Netherhill, £90.50 Newton, £90.50 & £90 West Montgarswood.  

445 Heavy Hgts (45.1-52kgs) averaged 212.7p per kg to a top of 242.4p per kg for a Tex from A. Middleton, Longford, West Calder. Tex - £111.50 Longford, £111.50 Mid Shawtonhill, £110 North Garngour, £109 Silverrig. Bel - £109.50 Mid Shawtonhill, £106.50 Newton. Suff - £102 Mount Lothian, £100 Burnhead. Chev - £105 & £103 Bengall, £104.50 & £100.50 Wellheads, £103 Logan, £102 Arnloss. Char - £103.50 Newton. S. Mule – £101.50 Silverrig, £98 Mount Lothian. B. Face - £107.50 7 £106.50 Burnshott, £102.50 Wellheads, £98.50 Netherwood.

116 Super Hgts (52.1+) averaged 184.2p per kg to a top of 210.4p per kg for a Tex from R. Drife & Son, Netherhill, Crawfordjohn. Tex - £114.50 Mitchellhill, £111.50 Wellheads, £111.50 Silverrig, £111.50 Netherhill, £108.50 Wellheads. Suff - £108 Muirsland, £106.50 Netherhill, £104.50 Balleny. Chev - £109 Logan, £107.50 Arnloss.   

Cast Ewes & Rams; (488) averaged £79.74. Ewes – Tex – Midlock £149.50, Mitchellhill £145.50, North Garngour £142.50, Silverrig £135.50. Suff – Craigfield £137.50, Langside £133.50. G. Face – Silverrig £95.50, Howburn £93.50. B. Face – Greenhill £81.50, Culterallers £79.50. Chev – Easterhouse £79.50. Char – Langside £141.50 & £133.50. Bel – Mid Shawtonhill £128.50, Feoch £102.50. Lle – Poldean £78.50. Rams – Tex – Westmains £144.50 & £139.50, Muirsland £138.50. B. Face – Linfairn £87.50. Bel – Skirling Mains £112.50, Muirsland £97.50.

Prime Cattle; (28) a top price of 252p per kg was realised for a 534kg Lim hfr from D. Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie and purchased S. Collins & Sons, Muirhead. Butchers cattle sold to average 239.3p per kg.

Lim blks – Brockwoodlees 241.5p, West Dykes 227p. Fries blks – Westtown 156.5p, Millhill 156p, Hill 149.5p. Char blks – Kitteymuirhill 220.5p.

Lim hfrs – (heavy) Brockwoodlees 248p, Yardbent 231p, Westtown 200.5p. (light) Brockwoodlees 252p, Howburn 247p. Char – Brockwoodlees 251p.  

Cast cows; Beef cows; (16) averaged 124p per kg and sold to 142p for a 664kg Brbx from J. & A. Leggate, South Flakefield Farm, Chapelton, and to £1015 for a 752kg BRBx from South Flakefield Farm.

Dairy Cows; (21) averaged 98p per kg and sold to 122.4p per kg for a 764kg Mox from Mafflat Farm, Quarter and to £1005 for an 868kg Hf from Greentowers Farms Ltd, Lanark.  

Otm Cattle; (6) averaged 107p per kg and sold to 146p and £925 for a 634kg Hf from J. & J. Fleming, Hallhill Farm, Crossford.

Bull; (1) sold to 110p and £1,155 for a 964kg Lim from M/s J. Warnock, Sandilands Farm, Lanark.

Leading Prices per head; Beef – South Flakefield (BrbX) £1015, Toftcombs (SmX) £995, Parklea (BrbX) £995, South Flakefield (BrbX) £945, South Flakefield (AAX) £915, Waygateshawhead (AAX) £915. Dairy – Greentowers (Hf) £1005, Dykehead (Hf) £995, Mafflat (MoX) £935, Auchenhard (Hf) £905, Auchenhard (Hf) £875, Mafflat (MoX) £825.

Leading prices per Kg; Beef – South Flakefield (BrbX) 142p, Hardgatehead (Lim) 136p, South Flakefield (BrbX) 135p, Toftcombs (SmX) 131p, Waterlands (BAX) 130p, South Flakefield (AAX) 130p. Dairy – Mafflat (MoX) 122p, Dykehead (Hf) 122p, Greentowers (Hf) 116p, Mafflat (MoX) 113p, Auchenhard (Hf) 108p, Craigthorn (Hf) 106p.