Mon 16 December [Primestock Report]

Primestock Report

Sale Date: Mon 16 December

Lawrie & Symington Ltd sold 6, Calves, 5 Dairy Cattle, 52 Prime Cattle, 70 Cast Cows, 3264 Prime Sheep and 932 Cast Sheep at their weekly sale on 16th December 2013.

Prime and Cast Sheep; (4196) New Season Lambs (3264) averaged 173.5p per kg and sold to 215.7p per kg for 35kg Bel from K. McLean, St Leonards, Lanark and to £99.50 gross for 50kg Bel from J. Smith, North Boig, Cumnock.

150 Light Lambs (25-32kgs) averaged 165.6p per kg to a top of 203.1p per kg for a Tex from G. Laughton, Beeches, Longridge. Tex – £57 Fernihaugh. Bel - £65 beeches. S. Mule - £52 Fernihaugh. B. face - £54.50 East Law, £54 Linwater, £52 Glencotho, £51.50 Toxside, £58 Heatheryhall.

782 Medium Lambs (32.1-39kgs) averaged 175.2p per kg to a top of 215.7p per kg for a Bel from K. McLean, St Leonards, Lanark. Rex - £77 Nether Abington, £76.50 Toftcombs, £75 Craighead, £74.50 Drochil Castle. Bel – South Beeches, £75.50 St Leonards. Suff - £71.50 Netherurd Home Farm. S. Mule - £65 West Glespin, £64 Kirkton of Crawford. B. face - £66 Nether Abington, £66 West Torphin, £66 Burnbrae, £65 Newton of Crathie, £64.50 Longlea.

1910 Standard Lambs (39.1-45kgs) averaged 175.1p per kg and sold to a top of 214.6p per kg for a Tex from R. & M Struthers, Collielaw, Carluke. Tex - £90 Mid Shawtonhill, £90 Hillend, £90 Nether Hangingshaw, £90 Toftcombs. Bel - £93 North Boig, £90.50 Lawhead, £90 Stramolloch, £88.50 Mid Shawtonhill. Suff - £77.50 Heatheryhall, £75.50 Sornfallow, £75 Newton of Crathie. Chev - £75.50 Sornfallow, £72.50 East Millrig. Char - £73 Lochhill. S. Mule - £72.50 Hyndford Wells, £72 Kailzie Mains. B. Face - £73 Drochil Castle, £71.50 Heatheryhall, £71.50 East Browncastle.

401 Heavy Lambs (45.1-52kgs) averaged 164.9p per kg Top 205.2p per kg for a Tex from McCosh Bros., Nether Hangingshaw, Biggar. Tex - £98.50 Nether Hangingshaw, £96 North Garngour, £93.50 Collielaw. Bel - £99.50 North Boig, £94 Sunnyside, £89 Newton of Carluke. Suff - £84.50 Carwood, £82 Heatheryhall, £81.50 Wellheads. Char - £91.50 Stramolloch. S. Mule - £75.50 West Millrigg, £73 Hyndford Wells. B. Face - £74.50 Posso, £71.50 Auldhouseburn, £71.50 Sunnyside.

21 Super Lambs (52.1+) averaged 152.3p per kg to 171.3p per kg for a Tex from J. Hamilton & Son, Headsmuir, Carluke. Tex - £98 Craighead, £92.50 Headsmuir, £87.50 Hillend. Suff - £89.50 Sunnyside, £87.50 Stramolloch.

Cast Ewes & Rams; (932) averaged £50.32. Ewes - Tex – North Garngour £120.50 & £107.50, Swaites £107.50, Thinacres £106.50, Sunnyside £100.50. G. Face – Biggarshiels £55.50, Netherfauld House £55. B. Face – Crosswoodburn £53.50, Skirling Mains £47.50, Chev – North Boig £53.50, Clonhie £52.50. Bel – Eastfield £95.50 & £87.50. Rams – Tex – Biggarshiels £96.50. Suff – Sunnyside £89.50, B. Face – Nether Abington £58.50. Bluefaced – Crookboat £88.50.

Dairy cattle; (5) averaged £1,540. Top price £1,900 for a in-milk Ho Hfr from A. & M. Watt, Meadowbank, Dalserf.

Prime cattle; (48) a top price of 257p per kg was realised for a 516kg Lim hfr from David Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie and purchased by W. W. Wales Butchers, Kilmarnock. Butchers cattle averaged 253p per kg.

Lim blks – (heavy) Howburn 250p, West Dykes 220p, West Darlochan 219p. BB – Craigthornhill 217p, Blackbog 215p. Sim – Gartvaigh 221p. Fries – West Darlochan 184p, Lephenstrath 181p, Blackbog 180p, West Backs 174p, Millhill 170p.

Lim hfrs – (heavy) Brockwoodlees 256p, Howburn 249p, West Dykes 227p, West Darlochan 219p

(light) Brockwoodlees 257p, Howburn 256p, Oldhill 254p. Bax – Brockwoodlees 256p. Charl – Brockwoodlees 251p. Young Bulls – Ayrs – Northflatt 174p.

Cast cows; Beef cows; (30) averaged 106p per kg and sold to 134p for a 644kg Sm from D. Hyslop, Clydeside, Lamington and to £1,105 for an 858kg Lim from A. Baillie, Carstairs Mains, Carstairs.

Dairy cows; (29) averaged 89p per kg and sold to 104p and £795 for a 768kg Ho from Blyth Farms, Blyth Bridge.

Otm; (10) averaged 111p per kg and sold to 156p and £1,075 for a 688kg Mri from H. E. Duncan, Bents, West Calder.

Bulls; (1) averaged 93p per kg and £835 for a 902kg Ho from J. L. Trainer & Sons, Newhouse of Kirkfield, Kirkfieldbank

Leading Prices per Head; Beef – Carstairs Mains (Lim) £1,105, Clydeside (Sm) £845, South Slipperfield (Sm) £895, Clydeside (Sm) £865, Clydeside £845, Burnhead (Lim) £845. Dairy – Blyth (Ho) £795,  Grangehall (Hf) £785, East Law (Hf) £735, East Law (Hf) £725, Blyth (Ho) £695, Craigthornhill (Hf) £695. Otm – Bents (Mri) £1,075, Oldhill (Lim) £900, Gartvaigh (Ay) £795, Moy (Hf) £725.

Leading prices per kg – Beef – Clydeside (Sm) 134p, Clydeside (Sm) 131p, Carstairs Mains (Lim) 129p, Clydeside (Sm) 126p, South Slipperfield (Sm) 122p. Dairy – Blyth (Ho) 104p, Grangehall (Hf) 102p, Blyth (Ho) 102p, East Law (Hf) 101p, Newhouse of Kirkfield (Hf) 100p, Craigthornhill (Hf) 100. Otm – Bents (Mri) 156p, Oldhill (Lim) 137p, Scrogton (Lim) 137p, Gartvaigh (Ayr) 125p.

Calves; (6) all classes of calves upheld recent high rates. Bull – Limx £305 Strawfrank, Chx £298 Strawfrank, Simx £248 Strawfrank, AA £230 Burnfoot. Stirks – Smx blk £580 Brackenhill. Simx hfr £470 Brackenhill.