Primestock Report – Monday 22nd January 2024

Lawrie & Symington Ltd

Lanark Agricultural Centre

Monday 22nd January 2024

Cattle prime stock report

On Monday 22nd January 2024 Lawrie and Symington Ltd had forward 223 cattle comprising of 80 bullocks and heifers, 90 cast cows and 53 calves and stirks.

Limousin heifers sold to 335p/kg from Messrs DM Dickinson, Brockwoodlees Farm, Canonbie to N Stark, Skirling or to £2146 from Messrs DM Dickinson, Brockwoodlees Farm, Canonbie to H Black Butchers, Lanark.

Limousin bullocks sold to 312p/kg from Barrie Farmers, Howburn Farm, Biggar to H Black Butchers, Lanark or to £2029 from Messrs D Graham, West Backs Farm, Campbeltown.

Beef cows sold to £1890 per head from Messrs J Black, Drochil Castle Farm, West Linton or to 221p/kg from Greentowers Farm, Lanark.

Dairy cows sold to £1330 per head from Messrs J Kerr and Sons, Kirklands Farm, Lanark or to 192p/kg from Messrs A Struthers and Son, Auchmeddan Farm, Lesmahagow.

Beef Heifers per head

£2144, £2060 Brockwoodlees

£1992 Collielaw

£1829 Harvieston

£1760 West Backs

£1727 Oldhill

£1656 Howburn

Beef Heifers per kilo

335p, 334p, 328p Brockwoodlees

290p Harvieston

332p Collielaw

300p Howburn

Beef Bullocks per head

£2029, £1992, £1981 West Backs

£1972 Haughhead

£1903 Howburn

£1681 Harvieston

£1562 Westtown

£1560 Holms of Glengavel

Beef Bullocks per kilo

312p Howburn

294p Harvieston

290p West Backs

285p Haughhead

Dairy Bullocks & Heifers per head

£1869 Millhill

£1562 Westtown

£1431 West Backs

£1212 Auchmeddan

Dairy Bullocks & Heifers per kilo

228p, 224p West Backs

228p Auchmeddan

222p Westtown

205p Millhill

Young Bulls per head

£2063 East Merkland

£2009 Haughhead

Young Bulls per kilo

285p East Merkland

Cast Cows and Bulls

Beef cows per head

AA - £1890 Drochil Castle, £1430 Cleugh, £1210 Nether Balgray

Lim - £1710 & £1410 South Carnduff, £1370 West Millrig

Lim x - £1540 Bushelhead

Luing - £1310 West Millrig

Saler - £1610 Drochil Castle

Her - £1510 Thornyhills

Sho - £1330 Auldtoun

Sim - £1710 Howburn, £1430 Wintermuir

BB - £1640 & £1510 Kilwhipnach

Beef cows per kilo

AA – 220p Oldhill, 198p Drochil Castle, 197p Sweetbit, 178p Cleugh, 174p Sweetbit

Lim – 215p South Carnduff, 210p West Millrig

Lim x – 221p Greentowers, 216p & 184p Wintermuir

Saler – 172p Drochil Castle

Her – 185p Thornyhills

Sho – 210p Auldtoun

Sim – 217p Howburn

BB – 201p Kilwhipnach

Dairy cows per head

Fries - £1270, £1110 & £1090 Auchmeddan

Hol - £1330 Kirklands, £1310 Harelaw

Dairy cows per kilo

Fries – 191p & 179p Auchmeddan

Hol – 177p Harelaw, 163p Kirkland, 162p Harelaw & Kirklands, 150p & 140p West Brackenridge

Calves and Stirks

On Monday 22nd January 2024 Lawrie and Symington Ltd sold 53 young calves and stirk. The sale topped at £545 for a 5-month-old British Blue Cross Bullock from Messrs J C Ralston & Son, Kilkivan Farm, Campbeltown.

On milk calves topped at £390 for a 3-month-old British Blue Bull Calf from Messrs A & E Lawrie, Grangehall Farm, Pettinain.

Dairy bred calves topped at £260 for a 3-month-old Holstein Bull Calf from Messrs J Pirie & Sons, Machrihanish Farm, Campbeltown.

Stirks

Bullocks

Her - £400 Midhill

BB - £545, £535, £500, £495 & £485 Kilkivan

Oth - £415, £405 & £400 Machrihanish

Heifers

AA - £460 & £440 Kilkivan

BB - £500, £470, £455 & £440 Kilkivan

Oth - £380 Machrihanish

Calves on Milk

Lim x - £280 & £230 Swaites

Sim - £325 & £280 Grangehall

BB - £390 & £335 Grangehall

Her - £280 Grangehall

Calves off Milk

AA - £390 Cronan, £380 Muirhouse, £370 & £330 Cronan, £220 Kingsbeck

Hol - £300 Kilkivan, £270 & £260 Machrihanish

BB - ££375 & £320 Machrihanish

Oth - £335 Muirhouse

Sheep prime stock report

On Monday 22nd January 2024 Lawrie and Symington Ltd sold 2724 Hoggs and 1384 Cast Ewes and Rams through Lanark.

Hoggs

Another good show of 2724 hoggs (including 1007 Blackface) were forward meeting an outstanding trade and well short of buyers requirements. All classes exceeded expectations and more needed each week to fill Scotlands largest ringside of Prime Sheep Buyers.

The sale topped at £177 per head for Texels from Messrs W A Wilson, Hutlerburn Farm, Selkirk and to 352p/kg for Beltex from Messrs J S Shaw, West Lethans Farm, Dunfermline.

Overall Average 295p/kg (SQQ 296p/kg)

25.5-32kg

Per Head

BF - £85 Traquair Knowe, £70 Midlock, £65 Mid Tulloch

SHE –£76 & £55 Holehousemuir

Per Kilo

BF – 265p Traquair Knowe, 232p Mid Tulloch, 225p Midlock

SHE – 237p & 189p Holehousemuir

32.1-39kg

Per Head

TEX - £125 Laigh Cleughearn, £122 The Boat, £117 Dykehole, £116 & £115 Gallalaw, £114 East Kinleith, £112 Scotstounbank, £101 North Lanrigg, £96Pentland Science Park

BEL - £114 Greenlaw

BF - £116 & £114 Gareland, £108 High Dyke, £104 Kilwhipnach, £100 Snar, £99 Gareland, £96 Hutlerburn, £95 Mid Tulloch, £93 Thethwaite, £87 Crow wood Cottage

SUF – £120 Thethawaite, £110 Greenlaw

CHE – £115 Thetawaite, £114 Sornfallow, £104 Brockhouse, £97 North Lanrigg

SWA – £93 & £70 Birniehall,

X - £110 Kilwhipnach, £109 Mitchellhill, £102 Kilwhipnach, £80 Mid Tulloch

Per Kilo

TEX – 328p Laigh Cleughearn, 312p Boat, 308p East Kinleith, 307p Dykehole, 305p Galalaw, 302p Scotstounbank & Galalaw, 274p Moredun, 273p North Lanrigg

BEL – 308p Greenlaw

BF – 305p & 300p Gareland, 291p High Dyke, 282p Gareland, 281p Kilwhipnach, 263p Snar, 259p Hutlerburn, 258p Thethwaite, 250p Mid Tulloch, 248p Crow Wood Cottage

SUF – 307p Thethwaite, 289p Greenlaw

CHE – 300p Sornfallow, 294p Thethwaite, 281p Brockhouse, 277p North Lanrigg

X –289p Kilwhipnach, 286p Mitchellhill, 283p Kilwhipnach, 242p Mid Tulloch

SWA – 238p & 205p Birniehall

39.1-45.5kg

Per Head

TEX -£148 Blackhill, £147 Cleughearn, £146 Easter Clevage, £144 Strawfrank, £141 Whinbush, £140 Blackhill, £139 Thethwaite & Sornfallow, £138 Whinbush, £136 Auchenhard

BEL - £148 West Lthans, £145 Mid Brockloch £ West Lethans, £144 High Dyke £138Mid Brockloch, £134 West Lethans, £133 Blackhope, £129 Bushelhead, £127 Blackhope, £126 Bushelhead

SUF – £135 Sornfallow, £132 Mid Brockloch, £131 Carwood, £124 Chapelhill, £120 Hardington Mains,£119 Southmains, £108 Brockhouse, £105 Legholmshields

BF – £130 Heatheryhall, £127 Corsebank & Heatheryhall, £126 Corsebank, £125 Thethwaite, £124 Craig Douglas & Cronan, £123 Heatheryhall, £121 Gareland & Craig Douglas

CHAR - £128 Cleughearn

CHE - £133 Sornfallow & Nettlingflat, £129 Mid Brockloch & Sornfallow, £128 Whelphill, £127 Heatheryhall, £124 Sornfallow

SWA – £111 Birniehall

X - £135 Stawfrank, £133 West Lethans, £130 Sornfallow, £124 Kilwhipnach, £120 Blackhope, 3116 Traquqir, £115 Mid Brockloch, £110 Crow wood Cottage, £108 Dykehole, £105 Towe

Per Kilo

TEX – 341p Laigh Cleughearn, 331p Easter Clevage & Blackhill, 328p & 325p Blackhill, 325p Rowantreehill & Easter Clevage, 234p Blackhill, 322p Easter Clevage, 320p Whinbush

BEL – 352p & 345p West Lethans, 329p Mid Brockloch, 324p Blackhope, 320p Mid Brockloch & High Dyke, 319p West Lethans, 317p Blackhope, 307p Bushelhead

BF – 312p Thethwaite, 302p Cronan & Corsebank, 300p Gair, 295p Heatheryhall, 292p Boat, 288p Heatheryhall & Gareland, 287p Mitchellhill, 286p Corsebank

SUF – 306p Sornfallow, 300p Mid Brockloch, 297p Carwood, 295p Chapelhill, 292p Hardington Mains, 276p Brockhouse, 270p Southmains, 256p Legholmshiels

CHAR – 304p Laigh Cleughearn

CHE – 310p & 309p Sornfallow, 309p Nettlingflat, 307p Sornfallow & Mid Brockloch, 302p Heatheryhall, 297p Whelphill

X – 310p Kilwhipnach, 309p Sornfallow & West Lethans, 306p Strawfrank, 290p Traquair Knowe, 279p Dykehole, 267p Mid Brockloch, 261p Crow Wood Cottage, 250p Tower

SWA – 258p Birniehall

45.6-52kg

Per Head

TEX - £161& Collielaw, £160 Collielaw & Gillandersland, £159 Dykehole & West Glespin, £158 Collielaw, Glendouran & Gillandersland, £157 Collielaw & North Garngour

BEL - £168 Gillandersland, £ 160 Gareland, £157 Broomfield Lodge, £156 Hazelside & Broomfield Lodge, £154 & £152 Broomfield Lodge

BF - £144, £135 & £133 Heatheryhall, 3132 Corsebank, £123 Glendouran, £119 Corsebank

SUF – £145 Traquair Knowe, £141 North Garngour, Carnwood & Southmains, £140 Sornfallow, £136 Nettlingflat, £135 Greenlaw & Carwood, £134 Chapelhill

CHE - £145 Edgehead, £140 Dykeneuk & Nettlingflat

X - £139 Sornfallow, £125 Heatheryhall & Whinbush, £120 Birniehall

Per Kilo

TEX – 340p Collielaw, 331p West Glespin & Easter Clevage, 327p North Garngour & Collielaw, 326p Gillandersland, 325p & 322p Collielaw, 319p West Glespin, 318p Dykehole

BEL – 336p Gillandersland, 333p Gareland, 327p, 325p & 318p Broomfield Lodge, 312p Hazelside, 310p & 308p Broomfield Lodge

BF – 288p, 283p & 281p Heatheryhall, 261p Glendouran, 258p & 253p Corsebank

SUF – 304p Sornfallow, 302p Nettlingflat, 295p Traquair Knowe, 293p North Garngour & Greenlaw, 291p Chapelhill, 282p & 275p Carwood, 271p Southmains

CHE – 304p Nettlingflat, 302p Edgehead, 280p Dykeneuk

X – 278p Sornfallow, 271p Whinbush, 260p Birniehall & Heatheryhall

52+kg

Per Head

TEX - £177 Hutlerburn, £170 Strawfrank, £168 Dreva, £165 West Glespin & Kailzie Mains, £164 Glendouran, £162 Gillandersland, £160 Glendouran, £159 Gillandersland

BF - £151 Hazelside, £140 Corsebank & Midlock, £137 Auldhouseburn

SUF - £160 North Garngour, £159 Nettlingflat, £156 Southmains, £155 Kailzie Mains

X - £170 Tower Steading, £145 Dykeneuk, £138 Tower

BFL - £176 Tower Steading, £164 Tower, £130 Birniehall

Per Kilo

TEX – 305p Gillandersland, 301p & 300p West Glespin, 298p Scotstounbank & West Glespin, 292p & 290p Glendouran, 289p Gillandersland, 286p Easter Clevage, 283p Strawfrank

BF – 254p Midlock, 251p Hazelside, 249p Auldhouseburn, 241p Corsebank

SUF – 285p North Garngour, 278p Nettlingflat, 276p Kailzie Mains, 269p Southmains

X – 268p Dykeneuk, 246p Tower, 226p Tower Steading

BFL – 240p Birniehall, 220p Tower Steading, 218p Tower

Cast Sheep

The 1384 cast ewes and rams were a good show for quality with trade sharper on week and all classes easily sold. Best quality ewes again short of numbers.

The sale topped at £315 per head for Texels from Messrs A J Clark, Blackhill Farm, Carluke and to £84 for Blackface from Messrs DG & JD Walker, Tower Farm, Dumfries.

Overall Average £87.15

Blackface Average £57.21

Ewes

TEX – £315 Blackhill, £301 North Garngour, £240 & £239 Sandilands, £235 Blackhill, £230 Greyside, £225 Muirhouse, £212 Greyside, £198 Whinbush & Hutlerburn

BEL – £198 Birniehall, £104 Haspielaw, £76 Easter Frew

BF – £84 Tower, £80 Hazelside & Crow Wood Cottage, £77 South Stane & Crow Wood Cottage, £75 Crow Wood Cottage, £74 Blairmulloch, £73 Tower, £72 Dreva, £69 Haspielaw

SUF – £155 Blackhill, £143 Peatpotts, £142 Carwood, £140 Traquair Knowe, £138 Dreva, £135 Greyside, £134 Carwood & Hutlerburn, £128 Nettlingflat & Traquair Knowe

CHAR - £184 Haspielaw, £106 Greyside

NCC - £119 & £1118 Nettlingflat, £100 Sornfallow, £98 Greyside, £96 Nettlingflat & Thethwaite, £92 & £88 Sornfallow, £81 Greyside, £80 Nettlingflat

CHE – £85 High Crewburn Cottage, £83 Hillhead, £82 Dreva, £76 Rowantreehill, £71 Dykehead, £69 Greyside, £68 Easter Frew, £62 North Lanrigg, £60 High Dyke

CHM - £93 Blackhill, £82 Hillhead

X – £116 Scotstounbank, £114 Nunnerie & Thurston Mains, £112 Tower, £109 South Stane, £106 Dreva, £105 Biggarshiels Mains & Thurston Mains, £103 South Stane, £100 Blythbank

BFL – £134 Dreva, £114 Dykeneuk, £110 Birniehall, £100 Greyside, £94 Kailzie Mains, & Hutlerburn, £84 Anniston Grange, £64 Blairmulloch

SHE - £57, £50 & £40 Easter Frew

BDM - £60 Haspielaw

JAC - £48 & £46 North Lanrigg

HEB - £40 Prior Rigg

SWA - £64 Rowantreehill

DOR - £50 Greyside

KHIL - £80 Westtown

WELSH - £42 North Lanrigg, £40 Easter Frew

EASY CARE - £70 Greyside, £68 & £50 Easter Frew

Rams

TEX – £150 Tower, £140 Hutlerburn, £127 Birniehall, £110 Hutlerburn & Auldhouseburn, £100 Dykehead, £96 Hillhead, £84 Legholmhiels, £78 Greyside

BEL - £130 Hillhead, £100 Tower, £92 Birniehall

BF - £89 Hutlerburn, £76 Broughton Place, £72 Auldhouseburn, £63 Greyside

SUF - £110 Hutlerburn

BFL - £118 Tower, £114 Hutlerburn, £108 Blairmulloch, £94 North Garngour

ABE - £140 Hutlerburn


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