Sale Date: Tue 21 January
Lawrie & Symington Ltd sold 8 Dairy Cattle, 37 Prime Cattle, 124 Cast Cows, 1565 Prime Sheep and 778 Cast Sheep at their weekly sale on 20th January 2014.
Dairy Cattle; Lawrie & Symington held their first Show & Sale of Dairy Cattle in 2014, kindly sponsored by Niall Lyon, Cattle Foot Trimming, Biggar and was judged by Mr I. Canning, West Binny Farm, Dechmont. Champion was from Rosneath Farms Ltd which sold for £1,950 to the judge. Reserve was for an Ayr x hfr from J. Adamson & Son, Swaites, Pettinain, selling at £1,850 to Mr Harrison, Hyndfordwells, West Linton. Dairy Cattle; (8) averaged £1,632. Top price was £2,050 for a Hol hfr in-milk from G. & J. Fleming, Craigthorn, Glassford. Hfrs in-milk – Craigthorn £2,050, Rosneath £1,950, £1,720. Meadowbank £1,880, Swaites (Ayr x) £1,850. Calves; (8) Top price was £420 for a BRB x Bull calf from R. Adam & Son, South Gilmourton, Edinburgh. Bull – South Gilmourton (BRB) £420, (Lim) £360, (Hf) £185, £180, Strawfrank (Lim) £290.
Prime Cattle; (37) a top price of 247p per kg was realised for a 576kg Lim hfr from R. L. & M. McKelvey, Burnside, Lochmaben and purchased by Hugh Black Butchers Lanark/Carluke. Butchers cattle averaged 234.8p per kg. Lim blks – (heavy) Brockwoodlees 238p, Calla 229p, Burnside 229p. MRI – Bents 174.5p. BB – East Millrigg 214.5p, High Crewburn 212p. Lim hfrs – (heavy) Burnside 247p, Brockwoodlees 246p, Calla 231p, Howburn 230p, Canderside 225p (light) Brockwoodlees 245p, East Millrigg 220p, Canderside 219p. BB – Brockwoodlees 245p, East Millrigg 220p.
Cast cows; Beef cows; (69) averaged 103p per kg and sold to 148p for and to £1,265 for an 856kg Char from Clark Farms, Blackhill, Crossford.
Dairy Cows; (40) averaged 83p per kg and sold to 106p and to £865 for an 820kg Hf from Greentowers Farms Ltd, Lanark.
Otm; (10) averaged 108p per kg and sold to 188p and £1,355 for a 722kg Smx hfr from Clark Farms, Blackhill Crossford.
Bulls; 54) averaged 111p per kg and sold to 126p for a 720kg Lim from J. & A. Graham, Couch, Harthill and to £1,335 for an 1116kg Lim from A. I. Lindsay, Bushelhead, Carluke.
Leading Prices per Head; Beef – Blackhill (Ch) £1,265, St Johns Kirk (BBx) £1,075, Bushelhead (Lim) £1,035, Skirling Craigs (Sim) £1,005, Collielaw (Lim) £905, Dykehead (Lim) £895. Dairy – Greentowers (Hf) £865, Eastfield (Hf) £795, Boghall (Hf) £765, Eastfield (Hf) £755, Boghall (Hol) £755, Carlindean (Hf) £735. Otm – Blackhill (Smx) £1,355, Littlegill (Bf) £755, Drochil Castle (AAx) £695.
Leading prices per kg – Beef – Blackhill (Ch) 148p, Bushelhead (Lim) 137p, Collielaw (Lim) 128p, Skirling Craigs (Sm) 124p, Dykehead (Lim) 121p, Tippethill (Lim) 121p. Dairy – Greentowers (Hf) 106p, Eastfield (Hf) 99p, Eastfield (Hf) 99p, Littlegill (Hf) 94p, Greentowers (Hf) 94p, Boghall (Hol) 93p. Otm – Blackhill (Smx) 188p, Drochil Castle (AAx) 136p, Littlegill (Bf) 117p.
Prime and Cast Sheep; (2343) Hoggets (1565) averaged 180.9p per kg and sold to 214.3p per kg for 42kg Bel from M. Dunlop, Corstane, Broughton and to £102.50 gross for 75kg Tex from T. Renwick & Sons, Craig Douglas, Yarrow.
91 Light Hgts (25-32kgs) averaged 173.7p per kg to a top of 184.4p per kg for a Tex from W. Semple, Barmulloch, Campbeltown. Tex - £59 Barmulloch, £55 Glenbarr. B. Face - £57.50 Burnhead, £57.50 Craig Douglas, £56.50 Barmulloch.
409 Medium Hgts (32.1-39kgs) averaged 187.5p per kg to a top of 209.5p per kg for a Tex from B. W. & J. Orr, Dykehead, Chapelton. Tex - £80.50 Strathnafanaig, £78.50 Nether Hangingshaw, £77.50 Dykehead. Bel - £75 Dykehead. Char - £70.50 Tweedieside. S. Mule - £67 Muldron, £64.50 South Slipperfield. B. Face - £68 Barmulloch, £66.50 Eastertown.
821 Standard Hgts (39.1-45kgs) averaged 184.5p per kg and sold to a top of 214.3p per kg for a Bel from M. Dunlop, Corstane, Broughton. Tex - £93 & £89 Collielaw, £88.50 High Tarbeg, £87.50 Boyleston. Bel - £90 Corstane, £88 Mid Shawtonhill, £86 Dovecot, Suff - £78.50 Muldron, £78.50 High Cattadale, £78 High Tarbeg. Chev - £77.50 Burnbrae, £75.50 Lochurd. Char - £83.50 Laigh Cleughearn, £80 Haspielaw. S. Mule - £73 Robiesland, £69.50 South Slipperfield. B. Face - £74 Barmulloch, £68.50 Mid Shawtonhill. Rousin - £76 Whinbush.
246 Heavy Hgts (45.1-52kgs) averaged 163.8p per kg Top 207.6p per kg for a Bel from I. & M. Bunting, Bridgestone, Castle Douglas. Tex - £93 & £89.50 Whitelees, £89.50 Dykehole, £88.50 Whinbush, £86.50 North Garngour. Bel - £96, £92 & £90.50 Corstane, £95.50 Bridgestone. Suff - £83.50 Bridgestone, £81 Glendouran, £78 Collielaw. B. face - £72.50 Craig Douglas.
Cast Ewes & Rams; (778) Ewes – Tex – Daviesdykes £117.50, Carlinside £103.50, Hillhead £95.50, Craig Douglas £91.50. G. face – Kiln £58.50, Whinbush £51.50. B. Face – Drumelzier Place £54.50, Calla £52.50. Chev – Hillhead £52.50, Capenoch £51.50. Char – Auchenhard £60. Bel – Hillhead £90.50, The Green £87.50. Ram – Tex – Lamington Mains £973.50. Suff – Lamington Mains £94.50, South Mains £88.50. B. face – Lamington Mains £58.50, Crosswoodburn £54.50.