Lawrie & Symington Ltd
Lanark Agricultural Centre
Monday 6th May
Cattle prime stock report
115 cattle sold
Prime cattle & cast cows
L&S had forward 115 cattle comprising of 30 prime cattle, 60 cast cows and 25 calves. Limousin heifers sold to 238p/Kg from David Dickinson, Brockwoodlees farm, Canonbie to Hugh Black & Son Butchers, Lanark.
Heifer per head
Limx - £1432.76 & £1413.72 Brockwoodlees.
Heifer per kilo
Limx – 238p (2x), 234p & 230p Brockwoodlees, 231p Heatheryhall, 228p Auchenstarry & Heatheryhall.
Bullock per head
Limx - £1423.80 Brockwoodlees. AAx - £1356 South Arnloss.
Bullock per kilo
Limx – 228p & 226p Brockwoodlees.
BBx - £1566.72 or 204p/Kg Gilmeadowland.
Beef cow per head
Limx - £1500 & £1270 Buteland. Simx - £1180 Wellhead.
Beef cow per kilo
Limx - 163.2p & 160.6p Buteland. BBx – 161.9p Buteland, 149.2p Stonebyres.
Dairy cow per head
Hol - £980, £920 & £900 Boghall.
Dairy cow per kilo
Hol – 117.8p & 114.1p Boghall, 113.1p Loanfoot.
25 calves were forward to the fortnightly sale, many more could have been sold to vendors advantage. Top price was £510 (twice) for a Limousin x bullock from Back Hareshaw Farm, Strathaven and a British shorthorn bullock from Cairnie Farm, Whitburn.
Bsh - £450 Back Hareshaw.
Hfd - £225, £205 & £200 Whitelairds.
Bf - £105 Muirhouse.
Hfd - £215, £210 & £200 Whitelairds.
Limx - £430 Back Hareshaw.
Sheep prime stock report
1283 hoggs, 13 lambs and 917 cast ewes were sold.
Selling to a top of £116 for Beltex from Anderson, Old Walls, a smaller show of lambs forward saw trade for best kinds dear. Also noticed was fact that lambs don’t need to be to heavy. Up to 48kg is enough.
Tex - £114 & £112 Haggs.
Bel - £116 Old Walls.
Ber - £102 Newark.
Suff - £100 Haggs.
Tex – 271p Haggs.
Ber – 255p Newark.
Suff – 238p Haggs.
The sale topped at £120 per head for Beltex from J Meikle, Newhouse, and to 262p/Kg for Beltex from P & M Gray, Eastfield. Overall average 205p/Kg (SQQ 216p/Kg).
A good show of hoggs saw trade firmer for well fleshed hoggs in all weights. More could be sold to advantage.
Tex - £109.50 Hillcrest, £107 Wellhead, £105.50 & £104 Eastfield, £102 Burnhead, £100 Hill & Sandilands & Silverigg, £99 Gryffeside & Easter Sills, £98 Gryffeside.
Bel - £120 Newhouse, £114 Wellhead, £111 Newhouse, £110 Hill & Hillcrest, £108 Wellhead, £105 Eastfield, £103 Hill, £100 Hillcrest.
Ncc - £99.50 Heatheryhall, £98 Drochil Castle, £95 Rowantreehill & Silverigg, £93 Netherhill & North Boig.
Suff - £95 Wellhead, £94 Netherhill, £90 Rowantreehill & Wellhead, £88 Hillcrest, £87 Eastfield.
Sm - £93 Netherhill, £92.50 Hillcrest, £91 Silverigg, £90.50 Rowantreehill, £88 Wellhead.
Bf - £93 South Carnduff, £91.50 Wellhead, £90 Madrissa, £89.50 Whiteside, £88 & £86.50 Barglachan, £85 South Carnduff & Hillcrest & Heatheryhall.
Che - £92 Wellhead, £90.50 Heatheryhall, £90 Eastfield & Rowantreehill, £89 North Boig, £88.50 Hillcrest.
Tex – 245p Eastfield, 243p Hillcrest, 237p Wellhead, 232p Sandilands, 227p Netherhall & Silverigg, 226p Burnhead, 225p Whiteside, 224p Hillcrest.
Bel – 262p Eastfield, 255p Hillcrest, 253p Wellhead, 241p & 240p Newhouse, 229p Hill, 225p Wellhead.
Ncc – 235p Rowantreehill, 232p North Boig, 231p Heatheryhall, 224p Wellhead, 221p Netherhill.
Suff – 231p Hillcrest, 219p Rowantreehill, 218p Netherhill, 212p Garvald, 207p Eastfield.
Sm – 215p Hillcrest, 214p Whiteside, 211p Collielaw, 210p Jawpark, 209p Grangehall, 202p Silverigg.
Bf – 223p Hillcrest, 221p Barglachan, 220p Blairston Mains, 217p Netherhill, 216p Nunnerie, 214p Blairston Mains & Pasture House, 212p South Carnduff & Wellhead.
Che – 232p Hillcrest, 228p North Boig, 226p Heatheryhall & Silverigg, 225p & 222p Heatheryhall, 221p Jawpark.
Another very large show of 917 cast ewes and rams were forward with all classes maintaining recent high rates to a top of £146 for Texels from M J Lawson, Pasture House, Wigton, and to £69 for Blackface from Hamilton, Mid Shawtonhill.
Tex - £146 Pasture House, £144 Mid Shawtonhill, £136 East Brackenridge, £130 Little Gala, £126 Hillcrest & North Boig, £124 Eastview, £118 Muirhouse, £115 Drochil Castle, £112 Boghouse.
Bel - £122 Grangehall, £120 Carstairs Mains, £100 Old Walls.
Char - £90 Toftcombs.
Suff - £116 & £113 Eastview, £111 Craigfield, £109 Greendyke, £102 Bickerton Hall, £100 Hillcrest, £100 Lawhead, £98 Old Walls, £92 Netherurd.
Sm - ££77 Craighead & Eastvieq, £76 Newhouse, £76 & £75 Greendyke, £74 Aitkengall & Rowantreehill & Broomfield & Silverigg, £73 Hamildean & Westmains & Dewshill.
Bfl - £98 Hamildean, £94 Highfield & Beeches, £92 Aikengall, £86 Spittal.
Che - £69 Townfoot, £68 Drochil Castle, £66 Carterhope, £65 Netherhall.
Bf - £69 Mid Shawtonhill, £65 Aikengall & Woodhall & Carterhope, £64 Carterhope, £61 Crosswoodhill, £60 Netherhall & Rowantreehill & Easter Dawyck & East Brackenridge & Hamildean.
Ncc - £78 Rowantreehill, £74 Woodhall, £71 Little Gala, £70 Eastfield of Wiston, £69 High Dyke.
Tex - £115 Drochil Castle, £104 & £102 Greenbank Farms, £98 Drochil Castle.
Bel - £101 Craigview, £99 Pasture House.
Char - £114 Grangehall.
Suff - £113 Craigview.
Ncc - £72 Home Farm.
Bfl - £92 Beeches, £91 Pasture House.
Bf - £86 Drochil Castle.