WEEKLY PRIMESTOCK REPORT
Sale Date: Mon 30 July
Lawrie & Symington Ltd
Lanark Agricultural Centre
Monday 30th July
A top price of 258p per kg was realised for a 536kg Limousin Heifer from David Dickinson, Brockwoodlees Farm, Canonbie, and purchased by W W Wales Butchers, Kilmarnock. Butchers cattle sold to average 248.8p per kg.
LIM Bullocks (Heavy) – 250p Muirburn. FRIEs – 135.5p Westtown.
LIM Heifers (Heavy) – 258p Brockwoodlees, 251p Heatheryhall, 246p Muirburn, 244p Moorfield, 235p Over Quarter. (Light) – 258p Brockwoodlees, 253p Heatheryhall, 246p Moorfield, 242p Hill. BB – 250p Brockwoodlees, 248p Muirburn.
SIM – 211p East Merkland.
We also had 85 Cast Cows & Bulls. Charolais cow sold to £1245 from Messrs Meikle, Newhouse Farm, Jackton. Dairy cow sold to £955 from Messrs Mackie, Shotlinn Farm, Strathaven.
Beef Cow per Head
LIM - £1175 Kilncadzow, £1015 Cloverhill. AA - £935 Newton of Wiston. SA - £965 Scotstounbank. SIM - £1075, £925 Ryeflatt, £945 Browntod. CHAR - £1245 Newhouse.
Beef Cow per Kilo
LIM – 151p Cloverhill, 139p Kilncadzow. AA – 138p Newton of Wiston. SA – 137p Scotstounbank. SIM – 135p Ryeflatt. CHAR – 143p Newhouse.
Dairy Cow per Head
HOL - £955 Shotlinn. BF - £835 Harelaw, £805 Shotlinn.
Dairy Cow per Kilo
HOL – 112p Shotlinn. BF – 110p Harelaw.
CHAR - £1130 Whitesykes.
45 Calves were forward for the fortnightly sale. Top price for the day was £420 for a Fleckvieh bull from Midhill Farm.
AAx - £405 (twice) Marshill. SIMx - £390 & £350 Mollinhillhead. BSH - £235 Swaites.
SIMx - £330 & £300 Mollinhillhead. AAx - £260 (twice) & £250 Moatmains.
Next sale is Monday 13th August, contact Peter Campbell for more information on 07780 474095.
On Monday 30/07/18, Lawrie and Symington Ltd sold 1075 Las and 888 Cast Ewes through Lanark.
The sale topped at £103 per head for Texels from Reid, Bengal Farm, and to 232 P/Kg for Texels from Hamilton, Gilmeadowland. Overall average was 182 P/Kg (SQQ 183p P/Kg).
A smaller show of 1076 lambs were forward, although quality greatly increased. Best quality lambs dearer on the week, heavy lambs also sharper. More lambs have been sold to advantage.
TEX - £103 Bengal, £101 Hallhill, £100 Gilmeadowland & Bickerton Hall, £99 Collielaw & Bengal.
BEL - £84.50 Calton, £82 & £79 Bushelhead.
CONT - £97 & £95 Townhead, Dolphinton, £94 Bordlands, £93 Whinbush.
SUFF - £84 Birks, £83 Burnetland, £82.50 Sornfallow, £82 Mossplatt.
MULE - £78 West Parks.
TEX – 232p Gilmeadowland, 217p & 210p Collielaw, 209p Bengal, 206p Whinbush.
BEL – 205p Bushelhead, 196p Calton, 185p Muirhouse.
CONT – 204p Craighead, 204p Hallhill, 202p Loanfoot.
SUFF – 188p Peatpotts, 186p Birks, 185p West Shawtonhill.
Another good show of 888 Cast Ewes were forward and met an animated trade with all classes dearer on the week, big and heavy ewes especially. Export type Blackface dearer, plain ewes similar.
TEX - £140 Keith, £139 Boghouse & Dreva, £138 High Crewburn, £134 & £130 Toxside.
BEL - £96 East Cauldcoates, £84 Eastfield, Symington.
SUFF - £110 Carwood, £102 Rutherend, £98 Keith, £92 Toxside.
MULE - £90 Wormiston, £85 Rutherend, £84 Howford & Dreva.
LLYN - £68 & £59 Keith.
N/C CHEV - £89 Toxside, £88 Keith, £84 Firth, £80 & £79 Keith.
BF - £59 Keith, £59 Dreva, £50 Little Gala, £50 Crookboat.
SHET - £27 Keith.
CHEV MULE - £89 & £75 Nettling Flatt.
TEX - £88 Keith, £87 Auchenstarry.
BEL - £100 Auchenstarry.
SUFF - £115 Toxside, £106 Keith.
MULE - £96 Keith.
BFL - £100 Keith.
CHEV - £78 Keith.
BF - £68 Keith, £66 Hartside.
Included today was the annual show and sale of Texel Prime Lambs on behalf of the Scottish Texel Club. An entry of 32 pens were forward, and ably judged by Mr Stuart Stark, Alton, Kilsyth, whoa warded the championship to outstanding lambs from Messrs Hamilton, Gilmeadowland, scaling 43kg and realizing £100 to the judge.
The reserve ticket went to Messrs Gilchrist, Newmill, scaling 39kg and realised £80 also to the judge. The show lambs averaged 196 P/Kg.
TEXEL PRIME SHEEP SHOW & SALE
(ON BEHALF OF SCOTTISH TEXEL SHEEP BREEDERS CLUB)
JUDGE – Mr S Stark, Kilsyth
CLASS 1 – TEXEL X SCOTCH MULE (42KG AND UNDER) (1 pen forward)
1st – Messrs J Cullen, Craighead Farm, Carluke – 42kg £82 purchased by R Lawson.
CLASS 2 – TEXEL X SCOTCH MULE (OVER 42KG) (5 pens forward)
1st - Messrs J Cullen, Craighead Farm, Carluke – 47kg £89 purchased by West Scottish.
2nd – Miss Z Bryson, Dykehead Farm, Lesmahagow – 44kg £82.50 purchased by West Scottish.
3rd – Messrs T & J Linton, Sornfallow Farm, Wiston – 43kg £82 purchased by R Lawson.
CLASS 3 – TEXEL X TEXEL (42KG AND UNDER) (7 pens forward)
1st – Mr D M Gilchrist, Newmill Farm, Dolphinton – 39kg £80 purchased by Stark.
2nd – Messrs W & S Thomson, Bordlands Farm, West Linton – 42kg £85 purchased by West Scottish.
3rd – Messrs P & M Gray, Eastfield Farm, Symington – 41kg £75 purchased by Stark.
CLASS 4 – TEXEL X TEXEL (OVER 42KG) (13 pens forward)
1st – E Hamilton & Partners, Gilmeadowland Farm, Linlithgow – 43kg £100 purchased by Stark.
2nd - Messrs J Cullen, Craighead Farm, Carluke – 43kg £88 purchased by R Lawson.
3rd - Mr D M Gilchrist, Newmill Farm, Dolphinton – 44kg £84.50 purchased by R Lawson.
CLASS 5 – TEXEL X ANY OTHER BREED (42KG AND UNDER) (1 pen forward)
1st – Mr D M Gilchrist, Newmill Farm, Dolphinton – 42kg £79 purchased by Stark.
CLASS 6 – TEXEL X ANY OTHER BREED (OVER 42KG) (6 pens forward)
1st – Messrs A Barr & Son, Hallhill Farm, Collesie – 44kg £90 purchased by R Stewart.
2nd – Messrs W & P Frame, Haspielaw Farm, Hamilton – 44kg £84 purchased by West Scottish.
3rd - Messrs A Barr & Son, Hallhill Farm, Collesie – 49kg £101 purchased by R Lawson.
CHAMPION – E Hamilton & Partners, Gilmeadowland Farm, Linlithgow – 43kg £100 purchased by Stark.
RESERVE CHAMPION – Mr D M Gilchrist, Newmill Farm, Dolphinton – 39kg £80 purchased by Stark.