Lawrie & Symington Ltd
Lanark Agricultural Centre
125 Cattle Sold 125
Limousin Heifers sold to 270p/Kg twice, from Messrs Taylor, Heatheryhall Farm, Pettinain, to Hugh Black & Son Butchers, and from D Dickinson, Brockwoodlees Farm, Canonbie, to W Wales Butchers, Kilmarnock. Limousin Bullocks sold to 252p/Kg from A Lindsay, Kepscaith Farm, Longridge, to Allan Elliot Butchers, Lanark.
Heifer per Head
£1526 Brockwoodlees, £1477 Dreva, £1450 Howburn, £1446 Muirburn, £1433 Stravenhouse, £1430 Kinneil Mill.
Heifer per Kilo
270p Brockwoodlees & Heatheryhall, 268p Brockwoodlees, 266p Heatheryhall, 262p Dreva, 260p & 256p Straven House, 259p & 251p Howburn, 258p Castlehill, 252p Muirburn, 251p Kinneil Mill & Oldhill, 246p Kepscaith, 240p Auchenstarry & Hill.
Bullock per Head
£1541 Collielasw, £1492 Bushelhead, £1435 Oldhill, £1335 Kepscaith.
Bullock per Kilo
252p Kepscaith, 244p Oldhill, 236p Bushelhead, 231p Collielaw.
211p Newsteadings, 210p Harviestoun.
Beef Cow per Head
£955 South Mains, £945 Canderside, £935 Stobo Home Farm.
Beef Cow per Kilo
133p South Mains, 123p Canderside, 118p Stobo Home Farm.
Dairy Cow per Head
£905 Carlindean, £805 Langside.
Dairy Cow per Kilo
104p Carlindean & Langside, 103p Wolfclyde.
2028 Lambs and 665 Cast Ewes were sold
The sale topped at £96 per head for Texels from R & M Struthers, Collielaw Farm, and to 225p/Kg for Beltex from E Cochrane, Richardton Farm. Overall average 173.5p/Kg (SQQ 178.5p/Kg).
A larger show of Prime Lambs saw an excellent quality of lamb throughout. Export lambs and best quality were a fair bit sharper on the week. Best end heavy weights also dearer.
TEX - £96 Collielaw, £95 Bengal & Gillandersland, £94 Nether Skellyhill, Parkhouse & Collielaw & Gillandersland, £93 Bengal, £91 Parkhouse & Greenbank.
BEL - £93 Nether Skellyhill, £92 Richardton, £90 West Lethans, £88 Richardton, £87 (2x) West Lethans, £85 Tippethill & West Lethans.
SUFF - £85.50 Yeldabrek, £84 Gillandersland, £79 Yeldabrek, £77.50 Burnetland.
SM - £73.50 Northflatt, £70 East Blacklaws, £69 Auchencorth.
BF - £73 Boat.
CHEV - £80 South Arnloss, £76.50 Townfoot.
TEX – 215p Bengal & Dovecot, 214p East Blacklaws, 213p Gillandersland, 211p Collielaw, 210p Parkhouse, 209p Easter Bush, 208p Parkhouse & Collielaw.
BEL – 225p & 224p Richardton, 216p Nether Skellyhill, 214p & 207p (2x) West Lethans, 202p Muirhouse & West Lethans.
SUFF – 185p Muirhouse, 183p West Lethans, 175p Boat.
SM – 172p & 166p Auchencorth, 166p East Blacklaws.
BF – 168p Merryton, 158p Boat.
CHEV – 170p Townfoot, 169p Meadowfield.
A smaller show of ewes saw best sheep dearer again with fit Blackface Ewes also wanted. Heavy mules similar but leaner, plainer types harder to cash, to a top of £152 for Texels from A Struthers, Greenbank.
TEX - £152 Greenbank, £129 Kypeside, £128 & £120 East Shawtonhill, £120 Hillfield, £114 East Law, £107 Greenbank.
BEL - £78 Richardton.
SUFF - £100 (2x) Hillfield.
SM - £72 & £69 High Parks, £64 Hillfield & Easter Deans, £62 Biggarshiels & Howford.
BFL - £107 Greenfield.
NCC - £62 & £55 Dallowie.
BF - £50 Kirkland, £45 Braes of Glenlivet & Kirkland, £44 Kirkland, £42 Hillfield.
TEX - £100 & £86 Hillfield.
SUFF - £100 Greenbrae.