Mon 13 January [Primestock Report]

Primestock Report

Sale Date: Mon 13 January

Primestock Report

Lawrie & Symington Ltd sold 37 Prime Cattle, 64 Cast Cows, 2073 Prime Sheep and  882 Cast Sheep at their weekly sale on 13thJanuary 2014.

Prime Cattle; (37) A top price of 220p per kg was realised for a 572kg Lim hfr from David Dickinson, Brockwoodlees, Canonbie and purchased by Hugh Black Butchers Lanark/Carluke. Butchers cattle averaged 249.8p per kg.

Lim blks – (heavy) Howburn 247p, Calla 240p, Hill 233p, West Dykes 214.5p, Wester Whitecastle 214.5p (light) Calla 235p, Burnbrae 210p. AA – South Arnloss 219.5p. BB – High Crewburn 220.5p. Fries – Blackbog 178p.

Lim hfrs – (heavy) Brockwoodlees 262p, Howburn 249p, Highlawside 227p (light) Brockwoodlees 256p, Traquair Knowe 226. AA – South Arnloss 217.5p, Drochil Castle 217p, Dykehead 208p. BB – Brockwoodlees 261p.

Cast cows; Beef cows; (34) averaged 1119p per kg and sold to 144p for an 832kg Smx from J. A, Taylor, Skirling Craigs, Skirling and to £1,255 for a 912kg Char from J. Wight & Sons, Carwood, Biggar.

Dairy Cows; (17) averaged 91p per kg and sold to 109p and to £895 for a 862kg Hf from J. Bryson & Son, Dykehead, Lesmahagow.

Otm; (9) averaged 112p per kg and sold to 142p and £895 for a 610kg Chx hfr from D. W. Telfer, Glendouran, Crawfordjohn.

Bulls; (4) averaged 100p per kg and sold to 113p and £1,095 for a 972kg Char from Firm of J. Black, Drochil Castle, West Linton.

Leading Prices per Head; Beef – Carwood (Cha) £1,255, Skirling Craigs (Smx) £1,195, Haswellsykes (AAx) £995, Howford (Lim) £975, Greenfield (Lim) £965, Skirling Craigs (Lim) £955. Dairy – Dykehead (Hf) £895, Greentowers (Hf) £825, Hawksland (Nrx) £815, Newhouse of Kirkfield (Hf) £795, Hill (Hfx) £775.

Leading prices per kg – Beef – Skirling Craigs (Smx) 144p, Carwood (Cha) 138p, Haswellsykes (AAx) 137p, Toftcombs (Lim) 135p, Craighead (Lim) 134p, Skirling Craigs (Smx) 132p. Dairy – Dykehead (Hf) 109p, Newhouse of Kirkfield (Hf) 108p, Greentowers (Hf) 106p, Hill (Hfx) 105p, Hawksland (Nrx) 103p, Wolfclyde (Hf) 100p.

Prime and Cast Sheep; (2954) Hoggets (2073) averaged 175.4p per kg and sold to 217.5p per kg for 40kg Bel from W. Dow, Dovecot, Romano Bridge and to £96 gross for 46kg Bel from A. Middleton, Longford, West Calder. Handy export weight lambs met a similar trade with heavier weight harder to cash.

143 Light Hgts (25-32kgs) averaged 171.3p per kg to a top of 189.7p per kg for a Bel from J. Wilson, Todlaw, Lesmahagow. Tex - £57 Loanfoot. Bel - £55 Todlaw. B. Face - £56 Birthwood, £55.50 Mid Shawtonhill, £54 Stonehill. Lleyn - £54 Auchenbainzie.

566 Medium Hgts (32.1-39kgs) averaged 180.7p per kg to a top of 210.5p per kg for a Bel from Dalhanna Farming. Tex - £78 Carwood, £75 Ryeflatt, £72 Allanton & Crairiehill. Bel - £80 Dalhanna, £76.50 Lochurd, £71.50 Haswellsykes. Suff - £68.50 Glendouran. Chev - £73.50 Eastfield, £70.50 & £69 Thornyhills. Char - £69 North Fieldhead. B. Face - £71 & £70 Spango, £70 Toxside, £67.50 Dalhanna. Hampshire - £71 Gascoigne

1128 Standard Hgts (39.1-45kgs) averaged 178p per kg and sold to a top of 217.5p per kg for a Bel from W. Dow, Dovecot, Romano Bridge. Tex - £94 & £92 Longford, £91 Little Kype, £90 Collielaw, £89.50 Boyleston. Bel - £89 Mid Shawtonhill, £89 Carwood, £87 Dovecot. Suff – £77 Carwood, £76 Newton of Wiston, £75 Lochurd, £75 Eastfield. Chev - £74 Gateslack, £73.50 Sornfallow. Char - £74.50 Lochhill, £73 North Fieldhead, S. Mule - £71 Spango. B. Face - £72 Spango, £71.50 Toxside, £71.50 East Browncastle.

211 Heavy Hgts (45.1-52kgs) averaged 154p per kg Top 208.7p per kg for a Bel from A. Middleton, Longford, West Calder. Tex - £90.50 Ryeflatt, £89.50 Pardovine, £88 Thornyhills. Bel - £96 Longford, £90.50 Mid Shawtonhill. Suff - £80 Boyleston, £79.50 Netherurd Mains, £78.50 Toxside. Char – £77 Lochhill.

28 Super Hgts (52.1+) averaged 143.1p per kg to 161.8p per kg for a Tex from T. Dick & Son, Hamildean, Peebles. Tex - £89 Hamildean, £88 Woodhouse. Suff - £86.50 Woodhouse, £84 Toxside.

Cast Ewes & Rams; (882)  Ewes – Tex – Thinacres £118.50, Carstairs Mains £113.50, Toftcombs £108.50, Mid Shawtonhill £104.50. Suff – Netherholm £81.50, Millhouse £75.50. G. Face – East Shawtonhill £63.50, Mosshouse £60.20. B. Face – Millhouse £53.50, High Knoweglass £48.50. Chev – Woodlea £64.50, Thornyhills £53.50, Bel – Carstairs Mains £88.50, Netherholm £88.50. Bluefaced – Eastfield £73.50, Whelphill £69.50. Rams – Tex – Robiesland £98.50, Spango £89.50. Suff – Knockenjig £75.50. B. Face – Gosland £60.20, Ingraston £58.50. Chev – Carstairs Mains £46.50, Dalhanna Farming £42.50. Bluefaced – Howslack £75.50.