Lawrie & Symington Ltd
Lanark Agricultural Centre
Tuesday 27th August
The annual show & sale of 4140 Scotch mule ewes, gimmers and ewe lambs along with Texel and Continental ewes and gimmers saw trade for the best end remain strong with the lesser end proving harder to cash. Notably the texel and continental gimmers obtained a premium and were keenly sought after. Ewe lambs were a grand show for quality and met a fast selling trade.
The pre-sale show was kindly sponsored by Natural Stockcare Ltd and ably judged by Mr J Linton, Sornfallow, who awarded the champion gimmers to J Paterson, East Dykes, Strathaven, which went on to realise £155 selling to the judge. Reserve pen came from Mr McKenzie, Ardgate, which realised £136 and sold to Glenalmond Estates.
In the ewe lamb section the champion pen went to regular consignors J & A Galloway, Lochlyoch, which realised £132 selling to Stobo Home Farm. The reserve champion pen was from The firm of Shawhead, Newmains Home Farm, Douglas, and sold to £102 going home with the judge.
Outwith the show mule gimmers topped at £162 twice from local consignors I Minto, Townhead and F Smith, Cloverhill. Texel gimmers sold to £172 also from Minto, Townhead.
787 ewes av £70.51
512 texel gimmers av £125.54
1212 mule gimmers av £130.47
862 mule ewe lambs av £91.18
TEX - £97 Haswellsykes, £75 Brownrigg.
SUF - £88 Cleghorn.
CHE - £76 Brownrigg.
SM (1-2 crop) - £94, £90(2x) & £88 Wardhead, £85 Brownrigg.
SM (3-4 crop) - £76 Sornfallow, £74 Cloverhill, £68 Sornfallow & Haswellsykes (2x), £65 & £64 Fullarton, £63 Dunsyre Mains.
TEX - £172 Townhead, £164 Ingraston, £160 Craighead, £152 Westmains, £150 Ingraston, £148 & £145 Westmains, £140 Craighead & Nunnerie, £138 Townhead.
SUF - £138 Thirstane.
SM - £162 Cloverhill & Townhead, £158 Nether Abington, £155 East Dykes, £152 Hillend, £150 Cloverhill & Cocklaw, £148 Crookboat, £144 East Dykes & Crookboat.
BXT - £118 Lamington Mains.
TXS - £134 & £130 Thirstane.
SM - £132 & £110 Lochlyoch, £108 Nunnerie, £106, 104 & £102 Lochlyoch, £102 Shawhead, £100 Eastfield, £96 Nisbet, £94 Lochlyoch.