Mon 6 January [Primestock Report]

Primestock Report

Sale Date: Mon 6 January

Lawrie & Symington Ltd sold 17 Dairy Cattle, 78 Prime Cattle, 123 Cast Cows, 3118 Prime Sheep and Cast Sheep at their weekly sale on 6th January 2014.

Prime and Cast Sheep; (2525) Hoggets (1876) averaged 184.8p per kg and sold to 209.6p per kg for 47kg Bel from J. Nisbet, Orchardton, Cumnock and to £98.50 gross for 47kg Bel from J. Nisbet, Orchardton, Cumnock.

175 Light Hgts (25-32kgs) averaged 177.5p per kg to a top of 193.8p per kg for a Chev from W. McGregor & Son, Eastlaw, Carluke. Tex - £58.50 Muirhouse Dyke, Chev - £62 Eastlaw. B. Face - £59 Millands, £57 Eastlaw, £56.50 Parkhall, £55.50 Kinnox. Lleyn - £62 Walltower.

775 Medium Hgts (32.1-39kgs) averaged 188.8p per kg to a top of 206.6p per kg for a Bel from A. Taylor, Heatheryhall, Thankerton. Tex - £77, £76.50 & £75 Millands, £76 & £74 West Glespin, £74 Swaites. Bel - £79.50 Nether Skellyhill, £78.50 Heatheryhall, £77.50 Colton. Suff - £73.50 Kepscaith, £71 Auldtown, £70 West Torphin. Chev - £747 Dalhanna. S. Mule - £69.50 Auldtown, £68.50 Nether Abington. B. Face - £73 Whelphill, £69.50 West Lethans, £69 Heatheryhall, £68.50 Parkhall.

661 Standard Hgts (39.1-45kgs) averaged 187.8p per kg and sold to a top of 208.1p per kg for a Bel from D. Baillie, Calla, Carnwath. Tex - £92 & £91.50 Collielaw, £92 Tinto View, £90 Wellheads, £88.50 West Glespin. Bel - £91 Stramolloch, £89.50 Calla, £89 Nether Skellyhill, £87.50 Orchardton. Suff - £83.50 Spango Cottage, £82.50 Carwood, £80 Galalaw. Char - £84 & £81 Lochhill. S. Mule - £70.50 Nether Abington. B. Face - £76.50 Tulloch, £72 Heatheryhall, £71.50 Nether Abington.

244 Heavy Hgts (45.1-52kgs) averaged 173.6p per kg Top 209.6p per kg for a Bel from J. Nisbet, Orchardton, Cumnock. Tex - £95.50 Collielaw, £93.50 West Glespin, £93 Tinto View, £91.50 Townfoot. Bel - £98.50 & £92.50 Orchardton. Suff -£88 Carwood, £85 Spango Cottage, £84.50 Stramolloch. S. Mule - £78.50 Skirling Craigs. B. Face - £76.50 Drochil Castle.

21 Super Hgts (52.1+) averaged 155.4p per kg to 183p per kg for a Tex from G. Clark & Co, Wellheads, Livingston. Tex - £97 & £89.50 Wellheads, £94 Langshaw, £88.50 Threestanes. Suff - £88.50 Dreva, £87.50 Threestanes.

Cast Ewes & Rams; (649) averaged £56.57.  Ewes – Tex – Collielaw £121.50, Rusha £119.50, Sandilands £116.50, Parkhouse £114.50. G. Face – Galalaw £78.50 & £68.50 Rusha £59.50. B. Face – East Merkland £53.50, Wormiston £52.50. Chev – Allers £72.50. Bel – Corstane £91.50 & £79.50. Rams – Tex – Calton £105.50, Nether Skellyhill £104.50. Suff – Drochil Castle £97.50. B. Face – Calla £79.50, Drochil Castle £69.50. Chev – Calla £87.50, Drochil Castle £78.50. Bel – Skirling Craigs £93.50, Calla £90.50. Bluefaced £99.50.

Dairy Cattle: (28) averaged £1,367. Top price was £1,880 x 4 for a hfr in-milk from A. & M. Watt, Meadowbank, Dalserf 3 times and again from Usan Estate, Brechin.

Hfrs in-milk – Meadowbank (Ho) £1,880 x 3, Usan Estate (Hol) £1,880, £1,850, £1,800, The Murrays (Ho) £1,840.

Cows in-milk – Ladehead (Ayr) £1,300

Hfrs in-calf – Usan Estate (Hf) £1,780, £1,500, £1,200

Store Cattle: Several pens of store cattle met a brisk demand. Lim x blk - £1,090 Nethertown, Mont x blk £1,090 Nethertown, Sal x blk £1,045 Nethertown.

Prime Cattle; (78) A top price of 260p per kg was realised for a 532kg Lim hfr from David Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie and purchased by Hugh Black Butchers Lanark/Carluke. Butchers cattle averaged 248.7p per kg.

Lim blks – (heavy) Straven House 245p, Howburn 239p, Calla 236p, West Browncastle 226p, Hill 226p. (light) Brockwoodlees 257p, Muldron 201p. BB – East Millrigg 232p, Howburn 227p, Blackbog 216.5p. FKV – High Crewburn 214.5p. Fries – Millhill 167p.

Lim hfrs – (heavy) Brockwoodlees 255p, Heatheryhall 255p, Oldhill 253p, Straven House 251p, East Millrigg 225p, Howburn 223p (light) Heatheryhall 255p, Brockwoodlees 255p, Calla 246p, Oldhill 234p, West Dykes 220p. BB – Brockwoodlees 260p, East Millrigg 229p. Young Bulls – Ayrs – Northflatt 169p.

Cast cows; Beef cows; (47) averaged 120p per kg and sold to 156p for an 830kg Ch from J. Wight & Sons, Carwood, Biggar and to £1,375 for a 958kg Ch from J. Warnock & Sons, Dreva, Broughton.

Dairy Cows; (47) averaged 92p per kg and sold to 117p and to £975 for a 838kg Ho from M. S. Woodside, Boghall, Biggar.

Otm; (9) averaged 124p per kg and sold to 172p and £1,095 for a 638kg Sim hfr from J. Dykes, South Slipperfield, West Linton.

Bulls; (1) averaged 108p per kg and £1,155 for a 1070kg AA from Huntlyhill, Lanark.

Leading Prices per Head; Beef – Dreva (Ch) £1,375, Carwood (Ch) £1,295, Biggarshiels (Lim) £1,215, Skirling Craigs (Smx) £1,205, Dreva (Lim) £1,165, Dreva (Lim) £1,165. Dairy – Boghall (Ho) £975, Huntlyhill (Mri) £875, Boghall (Hf) £875, Murrays (Ho) £785, Forrest (Hf) £775, Daviesdyke (Hf) £775, Rosneath (Hf) £775. Otm – South Slipperfield (Sm) £1,095, Carwood (Chx) £1,085, Castlehill £805.

Leading prices per kg – Beef – Carwood (Ch) 156p, Dreva (Lim) 150p, Dreva (Ch) 144p, Skirling Craigs (Smx) 143p, Dreva (Lim) 143p, Castlehill (Lim) 140p. Dairy – Boghall (Ho) 117p, Huntlyhill (Mri) 116p, Huntlyhill (Mri) 114p, Hill (Hfx) 113p, East Law (Hf) 113p, Rosneath (Hf) 112p. Otm – South Slipperfield (Sm) 172p, Castlehill (Lim) 149p, Carwood (Chx) 147p.