Lawrie & Symington Ltd
Lanark Agricultural Centre
Lawrie & Symington held their Annual Christmas Show & Sale of Prime Cattle. The championship this year was awarded to a Limousin Heifer from T & A Taylor, Heatheryhall Farm, Thankerton, which scaled 634kg and sold for 3.40p/Kg or £2155.60, to A Davidson Butchers, Strathaven. The reserve was a 520kg Aberdeen Angus Heifer from D Dickinson, Brockwoodlees Farm, Canonbie, which realised 3.40p/Kg or £1768, and was purchased by Border Meats, Lockerbie. The 50 show cattle forward averaged 247p/Kg.
Heifer per Head
£1607 Todhall, £1516 Straven House, £1506 Brockwoodlees, £1480 Dreva, £1456 Heatheryhall, £1346 Auchenstarry, £1326 Oldhill, £1280 Moorfield.
Heifer per Kilo
258p & 254p Brockwoodlees, 252p & 248p Todhall, 252p & 251p Howburn, 252p Dreva, 246p Straven House, 240p Dreva & Moorfield, 240p Moorfield.
Bullock per Head
£1622 Heatheryhall, £1573 Straven House, £1504 Howburn, £1441 Collielaw, £1414 Kinneil Mill.
Bullock per Kilo
260p Heatheryhall, 248p Wolfcrooks, 241p Bushelhead, 236p Kinneil Mill, 235p Howburn, 230p Hill, 226p Collielaw.
208p Daviesdyke, 200p Lupus.
Beef Cow per Head
£1265 Heatheryhall, 1115 Tippethill, £1095 Nether Abington, £1075 Midlock, £1015 Browntod.
Beef Cow per Kilo
160p Heatheryhall, 153p Browntod, 144p Mid Shawtonhill, 139p Nether Abington.
Dairy Cow per Head
£955 Carlindean, £845 Shotlinn, £785 Marshill, £755 Roadhead.
Dairy Cow per Kilo
131p Marshill, 103p Shotlinn, 102p Roadhead.
The Annual Christmas Calf Show saw 35 calves forward. Top price was £355 for a Limousin x Bull.
Under 3 Months
1st & Overall Champion – £255 BRB x Heifer from Byretown.
2nd & Reserve Champion - £250 BRB x Bull from Byretown.
3rd - £240 LIM x from Greenrig.
Over 3 Months
1st – £350 BRB x Heifer from Byretown.
2nd - £350 LIM x Bull from Byretown.
3rd - £340 BRB x Bull from Byretown.
Other Leading Prices:
£260 & £240 BSH x Bull from Swaites.
£285 & £265 LIM x Heifer from Boghouse.
£250 BRB x Bull from Over Kypeside.
£230 LIM x Bull Greenrig.
Next Calf sale will be held on 14th of January. We wish all Vendors and Buyers a Merry Christmas and look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.
1539 Lambs and 810 Cast Ewes were sold.
The sale topped at £95 per head for Beltex from Ashcraig Farming Partnership, and to 230p/Kg for Beltex from I Laird, Yeldabrek. Overall Average 173p/Kg (SQQ 180p/Kg)
A smaller show of lambs saw trade dearer on the week, with the best quality lambs and export lambs dearer and in demand. Heavy lambs slowly improving.
TEX - £94 Collielaw & Yeldabrek, £93 Collielaw & Yeldabrek, £92 Kilwhipnach, & Collielaw, £91 Lamington Mains & Cumberhead.
BEL - £95 Ashcraig, £93.50 Ashcraig, £93 High Parks, £92.50 Cumberhead, £90 Broomfield.
SUFF - £80 Toxside, £79.50 Keith & Smiddyhill, £79 Tippethill.
SM - £76.50 Lamington Mains, £70.50 Newton of Wiston, £70 Boat.
BF - £77.50 Kilwhipnach, £73.50 Boat, £70 Scrogton, £67.50 Lamington Mains.
CHEV - £76.50 Keith, £76 Lochurd, £74 Boat.
TEX – 218p & 214p Yeldabrek, 214p Kilwhipnach, 211p Yeldabrek, 209p Hill, 209p & 208p Yeldabrek, 207p Northflatt, 206p Collielaw & Jeanfield.
BEL – 230p Yeldabrek, 222p Aschraig, 220p Cumberhead, 212p Yeldabrek, 195p Broomfield.
SUFF – 189p Smiddyhill, 179p Galalaw, 178p Dykehole.
SM – 176p Scrogton, 175p Boat, 169p Cairns.
BF – 184p & 182p Scrogton, 170p Boat, 166p Cairns, 164p Lamington Mains.
CHEV – 168p Boat.
A good show of 810 Cast Ewes and Rams were forward, with trade in all classes dearer on the week, to a top of £149 for Texels from Messrs Hamilton, Kilwhipnach, Campbeltown.
TEX - £149 Kilwhipnach, £136 North Garngour, £135 Hartwood, £130 North Garngour.
BEL - £116 Muirhouse.
SUFF - £92 The Law, £86 Hillhouse, £84 Eastfield, £82 Kepscaith.
SM - £74 & £70 Lamington Mains, £7 Kepnoch,£68 Broomfield & East Brackenridge, £67 Hartwood, £66 Whitelees & Northflatt.
SWALE - £45 & £40 Hyndfordwells.
NCC - £76 Dovecot, £64 Nether Brotherstone.
BF - £57 Robiesland, £55 Lochlyoch, £54 Dreva, £52 Crookboat & Lochlyoch, £50 Northflatt & Cloverhill, £49 Allanfauld & Lamington Mains.
CHEV - £55 Allanfauld, £52 Dallowie & Lochurd, £49 Allanfauld.
TEX - £103 Dovecot, £96 Dreva, £95 North Glen.
SM - £87 Robiesland.
BFL - £80 Laight.
BF - £63 Dalwyne.