Lawrie & Symington Ltd
Lanark Agricultural Centre
CHRISTMAS SHOW & SALE OF PRIME LAMBS
JUDGE – MR W SHEARER, BURNBRAE
The annual Christmas Show & Sale saw a tremendous show of lambs presented to the judge – Mr Will Shearer, Burnbrae, who made a fine job and awarded the championship to a pen of Beltex Lambs from regular supporters Messrs A Walker, High Parks, Hamilton, which scaled 47kg and realised £200 or 425p/Kg, to Country Refreshments, Lanark. The Reserve Championship went to another weekly consignor, Messrs R & M Struthers, Collielaw Farm, Kilncadzow, which scaled 46kg and realised £145 or 315p/Kg to the judge.
Principal Prices & Prize Winners below.
CLASS 20 – 5 SUFFOLK CROSS LAMBS
1st – James A Taylor, Skirling Mains - 54kg, £85 to R Lawson, East Mains
2nd – Mr R Orr, Lawhead Farm – 42kg, £81 to Yorkshire Halal
3rd – Mr A Leggate, Stramolloch Farm – 49kg, £89 to Chapman Butchers, Wishaw
CLASS 21A – 5 TEXEL CROSS LAMBS (UNDER 43KG)
1st – Messrs R & M Struthers, Collielaw Farm – 42kg, £115 to Yorkshire Halal
2nd – Mr D Gilchrist, Ingraston Farm – 41kg, £85 to R Lawson, East Mains
3rd – Messrs W & S Thompson, Halmyre Mains – 42kg, £86.50 to R Lawson, East Mains
CLASS 21B – 5 TEXEL CROSS LAMBS (43KG AND OVER)
1st – James A Taylor, Skirling Mains – 46kg, £101 to West Scottish Lamb.
2nd – Messrs R & M Struthers, Collielaw Farm – 48kg, £104 to S Collins Butchers
3rd – Mr R Orr, Lawhead Farm – 45kg, £86 to Robin Stewart
CLASS 22A – 5 BELTEX CROSS LAMBS (UNDER 43KG)
1st – Mr A Baillie, Carstairs Mains – 40kg, £98 to Yorkshire Halal
2nd – Mr A Baillie, Broomfield Farm – 40kg, £94 to West Scottish Lamb
3rd – Messrs TF Padkin & Son, Muirhouse – 42kg, £100 to R Lawson, East Mains
CLASS 22B – 5 BELTEX CROSS LAMBS (43KG AND OVER)
Champion & 1st – Mr A Walker, High Parks Farm – 47kg, £200 to Country Refreshments
2nd – Mr A Walker, High Parks Farm – 50kg, £105 to West Scottish Lamb
3rd – Mr R Parkin, Higher Daviesdykes Farm – 46kg, £96 to West Scottish Lamb
CLASS 23 – 5 ANY OTHER CONTINENTAL CROSS LAMBS
Reserve Champion & 1st – Messrs R & M Struthers, Collielaw Farm 46kg, £145 to Pak Meats
2nd – Messrs R & M Struthers, Collielaw Farm – 41kg, £89.50 to R Lawson, East Mains
3rd – Mr R Orr, Lawhead Farm – 44kg, £80 to M J Stark
CLASS 24A – 10 BLACKFACE LAMBS (UP TO 39KG)
1st – DC & JJ Marshall LLP, Gosland Farm – 37kg, £74 to West Scottish Lamb
2nd – Messrs P Smith & Son, Cloverhill Farm – 38kg, £70.50 to Yorkshire Halal
CLASS 24B – 10 BLACKFACE LAMBS (40KG – 43KG)
1st – Mr HP Jackson, Boat Farm – 43kg, £78 to R Lawson, East Mains
2nd – Messrs R & B Dickie, Spango Farm – 40kg, £75 to West Scottish Lamb
3rd – DC & JJ Marshall LLP, Gosland Farm – 40kg, £72.50 to Yorkshire Halal
CLASS 24C – 10 BLACKFACE LAMBS (44KG AND OVER)
1st – Messrs NC Smith & Sons – 48kg, £82.50 to West Scottish Lamb
2nd - Messrs P Smith & Son, Cloverhill Farm – 47kg, £79 to W Shearer
3rd – Mr JA McGarva, Nether Abington Farm – 46kg, £76.50 to R Lawson, East Mains
CLASS 25 – 10 SCOTCH MULE LAMBS
1st – Firm of Shawhead, Shawhead Farm – 44kg, £76 to R Lawson, East Mains
2nd – Mr D Gilchrist, Ingraston Farm – 45kg, £75 to R Lawson, East Mains
CLASS 26 – 10 CHEVIOT LAMBS
1st – Mr HP Jackson, Boat Farm – 41kg, £80 to Yorkshire Halal
Champion – Mr A Walker, High Parks Farm, with a pen of 5 Beltex Cross Lambs (43kg and Over) – 47kg, £200 to Country Refreshments, Lanark Agricultural Centre
Reserve Champion – Messrs R & M Struthers, Collielaw Farm, with a pen of 5 Any Other Continental Cross Lambs (Dutch Texels) – 46kg, £145 to Pak Meats
2794 Lambs and 1406 Cast Ewes were sold
Outwith the show, the sale topped at £100 per head for Beltex from R Parkin, Daviesdykes Farm, and to 232p/Kg for Beltex from Messrs Currie, Haswellsykes Farm, Peebles. Overall average 185p/Kg (SQQ 190p/kg).
A much larger show of lambs saw a tremendous show for quality with all classes sharper on the week. The Christmas Show & Sale was also held today (See Separate Report).
TEX - £98 Skirling Craigs, £97 High Parks, £96 Bogside, £95 Little Kype & Skirling Craigs, £94 Skirling Craigs & Cardon & Nether Abington.
BEL - £100 Daviesdykes, £97 Toxside, £95 High Parks & Heatheryhall, £94 Little Kype.
SUFF - £84.50 Rutherend, £84 High Tarbeg, £82.50 East Brackenridge.
MULE - £78.50 Shawhead, £77 & £76 East Brackenridge, £76 Toxside.
CHEV - £84 The Home Farm, £80 Boat.
TEX – 232p Haswellsykes, 225p Yeldabrek, 222p Plean, 221p Haswellsykes & Yeldabrek, 220p Biggarshiels Mains & Yeldabrek, 219p Skirling Craigs & Yeldabrek, 217p Yeldabrek.
BEL – 235p & 232p Drumcork, 229p Yeldabrek & Drumcork, 227p Halmyre Mains & Bordlands, 218p Yeldabrek & Drumcork, 217p High Parks & Laigh Carnduff.
SUFF – 194p Muirhouse, 188p Dovecot, 187p Plean.
MULE – 191p Shawhead, 185p Plean, 182p Shawhead.
BF – 188p Kinneil Mill, 186p Cloverhill, 179p Kinneil Mill.
CHEV – 195p Boat.
A massive show of 1406 Cast Ewes and Rams were forward to the usual ring of buyers. Trade was very strong for best quality Texel & Continental Ewes with Blackface & Cheviot export ewes also dear. Mules very steady again, especially for fat, in line with other centres. Sale topped at £164 for Texels from H & A Blackwood, Auldhouseburn.
TEX - £164 Auldhouseburn, £160 Glenrath, £158 Mitchellhill, £147 Auldhouseburn, £146 Smyllum, £142 Glenrath, £138 Boat, £136 Smyllum.
BEL - £111 Drumcork, £108 Haswellsykes.
SUFF - £94 Glenrath, £90 Smyllum, £90 Hillfield, £89 Smyllum.
MULE - £60 Eastersills, £57 Nether Stenries, Northflatt & Grangehall, £55 Whitelees & Keith.
NCC - £62 Queenshaugh, £60 Keith, £56 Dundas, £55 Eastside.
BF - £59 Auldhouseburn, £50 Kirkwood & Mitchellhill, £49 & £48 Keith, £47 Heatheryhall & Macqueston, £45 Heatheryhall & Queenshaugh.
SHET - £24 Keith.
CHEV - £54 Queenshaugh, £53 Dallowie, £50 Shawhead.
135 Cattle Sold 135
Limousin Heifers sold to 256p/Kg or to £1507 from Messrs Dickinson, Brockwoodlees Farm, Canonbie, to S Collins Butchers, Muirhead.
Heifer per Head
£1507 & £1485 Brockwoodlees, £1463 Hill, £1461 Dreva, £1435 Croftgarry, £1415 Howburn, £1378 Auchenstarry.
Heifer per Kilo
256p & 252p Brockwoodlees, 252p & 247p Howburn, 248p Hill, 246p Dreva & Oldhill, 241p Auchenstarry, 232p Gilmeadowland, 228p & 226p Croftgarry
Bullock per Head
£1435 Croftgarry, £1300 Silverrig.
Beef Cow per Head
£1025 South Mains.
Beef Cow per Kilo
130p South Mains, 127p Hartwood.
Dairy Cow per Head
£765 Silverrig, £735 Blackbog, £715 Drumbuie.
Dairy Cow per Kilo