Mon 8 December [Weekly Primestock Sale]

Weekly Primestock Sale

Sale Date: Mon 8 December

The firm held their Annual Christmas Show & Sale of Prime Sheep, Dairy Cattle & Calves.

A unique Championship Double for Robert Hamilton, Mid Shawtonhill, who followed his win at the Prime Cattle Show with Championship with his Prime Lambs.

Prime Sheep - 514 Lambs forward for the show. The Judge Mr Murray Hardie, Scotbeef awarded the championship to a pen of 3 Beltex lambs scaling 45kgs from Mr Robert Hamilton, Mid Shawtonhill, Strathaven which sold for £185 per head to Gilbert Thomson of Country Refreshments. The reserve ticket was awarded to a pen of 3 Texel X Lambs from Messrs R. & M. Struthers, Collielaw, Carluke which realised £118 to Robert Lawson, Eastmains.

 Prize List - Suffolk X Lambs - 1st - A. Leggate, Stramolloch 49kg £95; 2nd - T Laird & Sons, Sunnyside 44kg £91.50; 3rd - T. Laird & Sons, Sunnyside 49kg £94.50. Texel X Lambs- Under 43kg - 1st - McCosh Brothers, Nether Hangingshaw 42kg £91.50; 2nd - R. Orr, Lawhead 38kg £80; 3rd - R & M Struthers, Collielaw 41kg £91.50. Texel X Lambs- Over 43kg - 1st & Reserve - R & M Struthers, Collielaw 44kg £118; 2nd - R. Orr, Lawhead 44kg £96; 3rd - P & M Gray, Eastfield 45kg £94.50. Beltex X Lambs – Under 43kg - 1st - R Orr Lawhead 38kg £101; 2nd - A Baillie Carstairs Mains 40kg £92; 3rd - Mrs M Dunlop, Corstane 41kg £98.50. Beltex X Lambs – Over 43kg - 1st & Champion - R Hamilton, Mid Shawtonhill 45kg £185; 2nd - R Orr, Lawhead 46kg £104; 3rd - Mrs M Dunlop, Corstane 44kg £102.50. Any Other Breed - 1st - A Leggate, Stramolloch 43kg £95; 2nd - Ingraston Farms 40kg £81; 3rd - R Orr, Lawhead 35kg £67.50. Blackface Lambs - 40kg & Under - 1st - J A McGarva, Nether Abington 39kg £80; 2nd - H F Hamilton & Co, Glenmanna 38kg £74; 3rd - P Smith & Son, Cloverhill 40kg £76. Blackface Lambs - Over 40kg - 1st - J. Steele & Son, Glenbuck 41kg £77; 2nd - Firm of J. S Shaw, West Lethans 41kg £76.50; 3rd - Renwick Brothers, Corsebank 43kg £75. Scotch Mules - 1st - J. A McGarva, Nether Abington 44kg £73; 2nd - Ingraston Farms 41kg £70; 3rd - R & B Dickie, Spango 45kg £74. Cheviot - 1st - Firm of Stirkfield Farms 39kg £78.50; 2nd- A Leggate Stramolloch 43kg £77.

 New Season Lambs (2818) averaged 190.3p per kg and sold to 411.1p per kg for 45kg Beltex from R Hamilton, Mid Shawtonhill, Strathaven and to £185 gross. 121 Light Lambs (25-32kg) av 176ppk – Top 193.3ppk for Texel from A Guinan, Linwater. Texel - £58 Linwater, Cheviot £50 Burn. S. Mule - £58 Cairns, £58 Camps. Blackface - £59 Toxside, £58.50 East Merkland. 812 Medium Lambs (32.1-39kg) av 187.9ppk - Top 265.8ppk for Beltex from R Orr, Lawhead, Tarbrax. Texel- £82 Muirburn, £81.50 Ingraston, £80 Blendewing & Lawhead. Beltex - £101 Lawhead, £82 Bridgestone, £77 Townfoot. Suffolk - £80 Lawhead. Cheviot - £78.50 Stirkfield. Char - £75 Normangill. Blackface - £80 Nether Abington, £76.50 Spango. 1434 Standard Lambs (39.1-45kg)  av 195.1ppk – Top 411.1ppk for Beltex from R Hamilton, Mid Shawtonhill, Strathaven, Texel - £118 Collielaw, £100 Skirling Craigs, £99 Lawhead. Beltex - £185 Mid Shawtonhill, £102.50 & £98.50 Corstane, £98.50 Carstairs Mains. Suffolk - £91.50 Sunnyside, £89.50 Bridgestone, £88.50 Hillend, £88 Burnbrae. Cheviot - £89 Stramolloch, £88.50 Bengal, £85 Laigh Alticane. Char- £81 Lochhill. Blackface - £80 Posso, £79 Gosland, £79 Glenmanna, £77.50 West Lethans. Blue Texel l- £95 Stramolloch. 354 Heavy Lambs (45.1-52kg) av 184.6ppk- Top 226.1ppk for Beltex from R Orr, Lawhead, Tarbrax. Texel - £97.50 Bengal. £97 Yardbent, £96.50 Skirling Craigs. Beltex - £104 Carstairs Mains, £104 & £101.50 Lawhead, £103.50 Corstane. Suffolk - £95 Stramolloch, £94.50 Sunnyside, £94.50 Toxside. Cheviot - £88.50 Threestanes. Char - £87.50 Southmains. Blackface - £79 East Cauldcoats, £78 Cloverhill. 97 Super Lambs (52.1+ kg) av 165.7ppk - top 178.3ppk for Suffolk from Messrs F W Dickie, Rutherend, Chapelton. Texel - £97.50 & £96.50 Nether Hangingshaw, £96.50 & £95.50 Rutherend, £96 Toxside. Suffolk - £94.50 Rutherend, £94.50 Toxside, £90 Newton. 484 Cast Ewes & Rams aver £64.92 - Cast Ewes- Texel - Strawfrank £137.50 & 127.50, Longford £131.50 &120.50, Tinto View £103.50. Suffolk - Strawfrank £111.50, Toxside £107.50. Greyface - Toxside £91.50, Handaxwood £86.50. Blackface - Toxside £77.50, Crosswoodburn £73.50. Cheviot - Addiewell £89.50. Beltex - Corstane £99.50. Cast Rams - Texel - Newmill £118.50. Suffolk - Southmains £98.50. Blackface - East Cauldcoats £63.50

Dairy Cattle - 13 Dairy Cattle were forward at their Annual Christmas Show and Sale kindly judged by Mr A Kerr Townend Farm, with the overall champion coming in the form of a Holstein Heifer from Messrs M & G Struthers, Bankhead later realising £2150. Reserve overall came from Mr TL Trainer, Byretown with a Holstein Friesian Heifer selling for £1720. Overall trade for Dairy Cattle still very steady with a sale average of £1548 with the majority of lots selling to local farmers. Top Prices - £2150 Bankhead, £1720 Byretown, £1580 Westtown, £1520 Byretown, £1520 Silverigg, £1520 Meadowbank, £1450 Bankhead, £1450 South Lanridge.

Calves - A very good show of 15 calves were forward for the Show and Sale overall champion was a Limousin Bull Calve from Mr J Stobo, Boag Farm, which realised £390, Reserve was an AA X Bull from Mr D H Russell, Burnfoot Farm which sold for £310. Overall trade for calves was very good. Top price on the day was £500 on two occasions firstly for a Limousin Bull then a Simmental Bull, both from Strawfrank. Top Prices – Hfr - Lim £360 Strawfrank, £310 Boag, £300 Strawfrank, AA £340 Strawfrank. £235 & £150 Burnfoot. Bull - Lim £500 Strawfrank, £390 Boag, £375 Strawfrank, SMX £500 Strawfrank, AA X £400 Strawfrank, £310 & £250 Burnfoot, BRB £285 Swaites, Ayr £90 Swaites.

 Prime Cattle - A top price of 246p per kg was realised for a 560kg Limousin Heifer from David Dickinson Brockwoodlees Canonbie and purchased by S Collins & Sons Butchers Muirhead. Butchers Cattle sold to average 236.4p per kg. Leading Prices - Limousin Blks (Heavy) Southolm 241p, Calla 230p, Canderside 208p, Westtown 203.5p. (Light) Howburn 230p, Malletsheugh 219p, Canderside 213p, Fries Westtown 171p, Burghlee 148p. Limousin Heifers (Heavy) - Brockwoodlees 246p, Southholm 244p, Calla 241p, Hill 239p, Oldhill 228p, Mid Hartwood 220p. (Light) - Brockwoodlees 246p, Oldhill 228p, Howburn 226p, Castlehill 207p.  British Blue - Brockwoodlees 242p, Oldhill 239p. Friesian - Auchmeddan 148.5p. Young Bulls - Limousin - Muirburn 181p.  Lighter - Malletsheugh 181p.

 Cast Cows (Beef) 17 Sold to a top of 165p per Kg or £1125 for a Limousin from Messrs Allison Muirburn. Dairy 53 sold to a top of 138.5p or £955 from Messrs J L Trainer & Sons Newhouse.  Leading prices per head (Beef) - Huntlyhill (AA) £1165, Muirburn (Lim) £1125, Westerhouse (Lim) £935, Lawhead (Lim) £905, Huntlyhill (AA) £885, Woodlands (BA) £845, Craighead (Lim) £825. (Dairy)  Boghall (HF) £955, Huntlyhill (MRI) £945, Newhouse (HF) £875, Ibrack (BF) £865, Murrays (HO) £775. Price per Kilo - (Beef) Muirburn (Lim) 165.9p, Huntlyhill (AA) 130.6p, Malletsheugh (Lim) 129.4p, Lawhead (Lim) 129.3p, Westerhouse (Lim) 124.3p. Dairy - Newhouse (Hf) 138.5p, Ibrack (BF) 120.1p, Huntlyhill (MRI) 115.8p, Boghall (HF) 111.2p, Letham (Hf) 107.1p, Boag (HF) 102.6p.