Mon 6 August [WEEKLY PRIMESTOCK REPORT]

WEEKLY PRIMESTOCK REPORT

Sale Date: Mon 6 August

Lawrie and Symington Ltd

Lanark Agricultural Centre

 

Monday 6th August

 

A top price of 248p per kg was realised twice, from David Dickinson, Brockwoodlees Farm, Canonbie, and purchased by Messrs Cairns Butchers, Law, and Messrs Taylor, Heatheryhall Farm, Lanark, and purchased by Hugh Black Butchers, Lanark.

 

Young Bulls

CHAR – 212p Castlehill.

 

Bullock

CHAR – 232p Castlehill. LIM – 226p Todhall. FR – 144p Millhill, 147p South Gilmerton. AA – 216p Muirmains.

 

Heifer

LIM – 248p & 245p Brockwoodlees, 240p Heatheryhall, 241p Kepscaith, 242p Straven House, 240p Todhall. BB – 248p Heatheryhall. CHAR – 246p Castlehill.

 

Also forward were 60 Cast Cows & Bulls. Limousin cow sold to £1265 from Messrs Barrie, Auchenhard Farm, West Calder.

 

Beef Cow per Head

LIM - £1265 Auchenhard, £1095 Greenshield, £1145 Muirburn. BB - £915 Lochurd. SIM - £1065 Birkenhead.

 

Beef Cow per Kilo

LIM – 160p Muirburn, 151p Greenshields. BB – 143p Lochurd. SIM – 156p Birkenhead.

 

Dairy Cow per Head

HOL - £755 Greentowers, £765 Grangehall, £745 South Brackenridge. FR - £875 Harelaw.

 

Dairy Cow per Kilo

HOL – 102p Greentowers, 103p Grangehall, 107p South Brackenridge. FR – 113p Harelaw.

 

Cast Bulls

HOL - £1190 Quothquan Mill.

 

2114 lambs and 1678 Cast ewes were sold through Lanark. The sale topped at £116 per head for a Texel from J Paterson, Oxenshaw, and to 263p/Kg for a Texel from Oxenshaw. Overall average 186.3p/Kg (SQQ 187.5p/Kg).

 

Lambs

A larger show of lambs saw all classes dearer on the week, with all weight ranges keenly saught after. Best quality lambs achieved a premium with heavy lambs regularly over £90.

 

 

Principle Price/Head

TEX - £102 Millside, £100 Collielaw, £99 Kinneil Mill, £96 Daviesdyke, £97 Moredun, £97 & £96 Mossdale, £95 Hallhill.

BEL - £85 Grangehall, £84 Drumbuie, £83 Calton.

SUFF - £90 Nether Brotherstone, £88 Hundleshope, £86.50 Herbertshaw, £86 Netherton, £85.50 & £85 Lochhill.

MULE - £78.50 Low Polquheys, £74 Greenfield, £70 Lamington Mains.

 

Principle Price/Kg

TEX – 227p Collielaw, 218p Mossdale, 215p Collielaw & Hallhill, 214p Biggarshiels Mains.

BEL – 210p Drumbuie, 209p High Dyke, 207p Calton.

SUFF – 195p Netherton, 194p Blackavon Mains, 192p Mossplatt & High Dyke, 190p West Torphin.

MULE – 185p Lamington Mains. 180p High Dyke, 178p Low Polquheys.

 

Ewes

The largest show of Cast Ewes seen for some time saw a very fast selling trade with all classes in demand, especially big strong, best quality ewes. Sale topped at £156 for Texels from A Cullen, Craighead, Carluke.

 

Principle Prices

TEX - £156 Craighead, £150 Windygowl, £146 Millside, £140 Eastfield, £130 Strawfrank & Hillridge.

BEL - £108 Woodyett.

CHAR - £108 Hillridge.

SUFF - £128 & £118 Bellfield, £116 Bellfield & Fowler, £108 Wynd, £102 Gillbank.

MULE - £91 Lochlyoch, £90 High East Quarter, £84 Nether Brotherstone, £83 Carwood.

BFL - £120 & £86 Hamildean.

CHEV - £71 Meikle Gedder, £65 Newsteadings, £60 Firs.

BF - £68 Lochlyoch & Wester Crosswoodhill, £61 Toxside, £56 Keith, £50 Coldwakening.

CHEV/MULE - £90 Harestone.

NCC - £116 Nicholas Rd, £106 & £81Keith, £80 Mosside.

 

The annual show of young handlers lambs was held today, kindly sponsored by Gary Whyte, and ably judged by Mr J Currie, Haswellsykes, Peebles. He awarded the championship to an outstanding Beltex lamb from John Patterson, Oxenshaw Farm, which scaled 44kg and realised £116, selling to Yorkshire Halal. Reserve went to John Barr, Hallhill Farm, which scaled 52kg realizing £114 selling to R Lawson.

SHOW & SALE OF YOUNG HANDLERS PRIME LAMBS

JUDGE – Mr J Currie, Haswellsykes Farm, Kirkton Manor, Peebles

 

CLASS 1 – 4-7 year old (5 forward)

1st – Alexander Mitchell, c/o Lamington Mains, Lamington

2nd – Erin Watson, The Law Farm, Dechmont

3rd – Cameron Boyd, c/o Westpark Farm, Strathaven

 

CLASS 2 – 8-10 year old (5 forward)

1st – John Barr, Hallhill Farm, Collesie

2nd – Robbie Mitchell, c/o Lamington Mains, Lamington

3rd – Jenna Johnstone, Boghouse Farm, Crawfordjohn

 

CLASS 3 – 11-12 year old (4 forward)

1st – John Paterson, Oxenshaw Farm, Mauchline

2nd – Glen Paterson, Oxenshaw Farm, Mauchline

3rd – Lewis Dall, c/o Hillhouse Farm, Lamington

 

CLASS 4 – 13-16 year old (2 forward)

1st – Nikki Dall, c/o Hillhouse Farm, Lamington

2nd – Hazel Parlett, Forrestfield Farm, Nemphlar

 

CLASS 5 – Any Age – Blackface; Cheviot; or Mule (2 forward)

1st – John Mitchell, c/o Lamington Mains, Lamington

2nd – Robbie Mitchell, c/o Lamington Mains, Lamington

 

CHAMPION – John Paterson, Oxenshaw Farm, Mauchline

 

RESERVE CHAMPION – John Barr, Hallhill Farm, Collesie