Lawrie & Symington Ltd
Lanark Agricultural Centre
Tuesday 1st October
L&S held their opening show & sale of Autumn born suckled calves with a catalogue entry of 1386 forward. The show was ably judged by Mr Kevin Orr, Penston Farm, Macmerry, who awarded the championship to an excellent Limousin heifer from Ian McGarva, Nether Abington Farm, which scaled at 490kg selling to £1,300 to Messrs McAlister, West Thomaston Farm. The reserve went to a Limousin bullock from Messrs T Laird & Son, Sunnyside/Carbello Farm, weighing 426kg and selling at £1,050 to W Dandie, Learielaw Farm, full show results can be found below. Bullocks topped at £1,130 for a Limousin from Hugh Dunlop, Holehouse Farm, or to 246.5p/kg for the reserve champion, to average 198.36p/kg. Heifers sold to a top of £1,300 for the champion calf, and to 265.3p/kg for the same animal, to level at 190.35p/kg. Also included in today’s sale was the show & sale of Peebles JAC overwintered calves, report below.
Judge – Mr Kevin Orr, Penston
Sponsor – Ryan O’Neil & Co
Class 1 – Single Bullock (4 forward)
1st – Messrs T Laird & Son, Carbello Farm/Sunnyside Farm
2nd – Mr N Pate, Toxside - c/o Peebles JAC
3rd – Messrs T Laird & Son, Carbello Farm/Sunnyside Farm
Class 2 – Single Heifer (1 forward)
1st – Mr JA McGarva, Nether Abington Farm
Class 3 – Pen of 4 Bullocks (3 forward)
1st - Messrs T Laird & Son, Carbello Farm/Sunnyside Farm
2nd – Messrs T Laird & Son, Carbello Farm/Sunnyside Farm
3rd – Messrs Renwick Bros, Corsebank Farm
Class 4 – Pen of 4 Heifers (1 forward)
1st - Mr JA McGarva, Nether Abington Farm
Champion - Mr JA McGarva, Nether Abington Farm
Reserve Champion - Messrs T Laird & Son, Carbello Farm/Sunnyside Farm
0-350kg: £635; 181.4p Whitehill Farms.
351-400kg: £850; 214.6p Scrogton.
401-450kg: £1050; 246.5p Sunnyside/Carbello.
451-500kg: £1130; 228.3p Holehouse.
501-550kg: £1080; 207.7p Holehouse.
551-600kg: £1120 Buteland; 197.3p Corsebank.
601-650kg: £1165; 180.3p Hattonknowe (Peebles JAC).
651+kg: £1290; 186.4p Toxside (Peebles JAC).
0-350kg: £545; 163.2p Watsonhead.
351-400kg: £810 Scrogton; 208.3p Cloverhill.
401-450kg: £1030; 234.5p Holehouse.
451-500kg: £1300; 265.3p Nether Abington.
501-550kg: £1070; 211.5p Scrogton.
551-600kg: £1080; 189.5p Oldhill.
601-650kg: £1070; 177.7p Cleughhead.
Peebles JAC had their annual consignment of suckled calves forward. Top price was £1,290 for a 692kg Charolais from Neil Pate, Toxside Farm. Biggest weight gain was achieved by Craig Brown, Herbertshaw at 354kg gained, with most profit being made by the same beast at £390.