Tue 7 February [Store Cattle]

Store Cattle

Sale Date: Tue 7 February

The firm had forward 502 cattle at their fortnightly sale at Lanark, buyers forward from a wide radius and several new faces present. All classes slightly dearer on the fortnight. Days top price was £1,400 for a pen of Lim x blks from Carmichael Home Farm, Biggar. Top price blks per kg was 254.9p per kg for a Lim x from J & A Hutchinson, Roberton Mains, Dolphinton. Highest price hfr was £1,800 for a Lim x from JR Hamilton & Sons, Bickerton Hall, Whitburn. Best hfrs per kg realised 241.2p per kg for Lim from T Renwick, Traquair Knowe, Traquair. Overall – 286 blks averaged 216p per kg or £948.02. 155 Hfrs averaged 205.2p per kg or £871.39. 61 Dairy Bred averaged 142.5p per kg or £708.63.

Top price blks per head – Lim - £1,400 Carmichael Estate, £1,220 West Quarter, £1,210 Kirkton, £1,150 Newbigging Mill. Char - £1,255, £1,210, £1,205 Highlawside, £1,145, £1,040, £920 Malletsheugh, £920 Hills of Dalserf, £900 Letham. Sim - £1,250, £1,240, £1,210 Yondercroft, £1,180 High Garphar, £1,140 Greenbank.  BB - £1,180, £1,090, £1,080 West Darlochan, £1,010 x2 Dunsyre Mains, £1,000 Ingraston. AA - £1,160, £920 Viewfield, £1,100, £1,050, £1,040 Lammerlaw, £1,040 Canderwater. Shorthorn - £910 West Polquhirter. South Devon - £1,150 High Bellochantuy. Belted Galloway - £880 Lonsdale. Fries - £780, £770 Couch, £780, £770, £750 High Garphar, £680 Burnhead, £650 West Darlochan. Top price blks per kg – 254p, 245p Roberton Mains, 254p, 244p Hamildean, 249p West Quarter, 246p Traquair Knowe. Char – 238p, 248.3p Auldtoun, 247.6p Malletsheugh, 234p Letham, 230p Haswellsykes. Sim – 230p, 225 Greenbank, 223p Boghouse, 205p Yondercroft. BB – 230p, 201p West Darlochan, 199p Dunsyre Mains, 195 Canderwater. AA – 228p, 226p Whitecraigs, 228p, 227p Hills of Dalserf, 227p, 226p Viewfield. South Devon – 210p High Bellochantuy. Fries – 161.1p Burnhead, 158.5p East Hyndshawland, 150p West Darlochan. Top price hfrs per head – Lim - £1,180 Bickerton Hall, £1,170 Westerhouse, £1,150 Gair, £1,130 Kirkton of Crawford. Char - £1,090 Highlawside, £960 Haswellsykes, £960 Malletsheugh. Sim – £1,170, £1,010, £1,030 Yondercroft. AA - £1,045, £1,010, £930 Lammerlaw, £840 Boyleston. Lim – 241.2p Traquair Knowe, 235pp Hamildean, 230p Boghouse, 230p Bickerton Hall. Char – 223p Auldtoun, 222p, 220p Haswellsykes. AA – 210p Laigh Carnduff, 207p, 205p Lammerlaw.

Also forward 203 store sheep averaging £50.68 and sold to a top £64 for a pen of Beltex from J & I Fleming, Kinnox, Douglas. Leading prices Bel - £64, £62 Kinnox. Tex - £60 Kinnox, Chev - £60 Kinnox. Sx - £58 Shawhead. BF - £44.50 Shawhead.