Sale Date: 28 Sept 2018

Lawrie & Symington Ltd
Lanark Agricultural Centre

Friday 28th September

On Friday 28th September L&S had forward 7300 Store Lambs and Cast & Feeding Ewes, in conjunction with Livestock Marketing (Borders) Ltd, conducted their Show & Sale of 4395 Blackface & 450 Cheviot Wedder Lambs along with 1000 other Store Lambs and 1500 Cast & Feeding Ewes. A full ring of local and distant buyers ensured a buoyant trade throughout in all classes.

The show prior to the sale, was kindly sponsored by the Blackface Sheep Breeders Association and the Borders & Mid Lothian Blackface Sheep Breeders branch, and ably judged by Mr H Jackson, The Boat. The overall champion pen of Blackface Wedder Lambs was awarded to George Irvine, Mount Benger, receiving the R D Cairns Perpetual Salver for the best pen of Blackface Lambs from Border & Mid Lothian area.

The Perpetual Trophy, kindly donated by the Taylor family, Heatheryhall, was won by T Borland, Flemington, for the best pen of Blackface Lambs from the Lanark & Peebles area.

The Cheviot show was also judged by Mr Jackson, a pen of Cheviot Wedders from J Common & Son, Crossdykes, was awarded the overall champion and also received the G Clarke, Wellhead Farms, trophy.

Prize List for today’s Show:

Overall Champion Blackface Wedders:

Messrs J F Irving & Son, Mountbenger - £64

Overall Reserve Champion Blackface Wedders:

T Borland, Flemington - £60

R D Cairns Perpetual Salver:

1st – Messrs J F Irving, Mount Benger - £64

2nd – R & M McIntosh, Outer Huntly - £63

3rd - Messrs J F Irving, Mount Benger - £57

Perpetual Salver:

1st – T Borland, Flemington - £60

2nd – Miss H Fleming, Cronberry - £57.50

3rd – Queensberry Estate - £51.50

 

4395 Blackface Wedder Lambs averaged £45.44 (+£3.24 on the year)

Other Principal Prices:

Flemington £59

Blackhouse £58.50

Outer Huntly - £58

Broughton Place - £58

Cronberry - £57.50

Kirkstead - £57

Meggethead - £57

 

The 480 Cheviot Lambs met an excellent selling trade and topped at £65 for the champion pen from Messrs Common, Crossdykes, Lockerbie.

Principal Prices:

£63.50 & £59 Walston Mill

£59.50 & £55.50(2x) Waterloo Drive

£58, £56 & £54.50 Gateslack

£57.50 Stirkfield

£49 Kirkstead & Dryhope (Chev x BF)

 

1000 other breed Store Lambs met a fast demand and topped at £72 for Texels from Westfield.

Principal Prices:

BEL - £69 Edston.

TEX - £68, £65.50 & £59 Middlepart, £67.50(2x), £66, £65, £62 & £59 Hardington Mains, £67 Westfield, £60 Edston.

SX - £67 Westfield, £65 Hardington Mains.

MULE - £58.50 & £53.50 Middlepart, £56 & £52 Nisbet.

 

A good show of 1496 Cast & Feeding Ewes were a good show for quality and met an excellent trade for best ewes, with leaner end harder to sell. Sale topped at £142 for Texels from Westfield.

Principal Prices:

TEX - £142, £134, £98 Westfield, £125, £118, £115, £112, £98(2x), £80 & £74 Yeldabrek, £124 & £119 Hilltop, £106 & £104 Rigside, £97 & £95 Hillside, £87 & £85 Chapelton, £82(2x) Bluedial, £77 Topside, £74 & £73 Lister.

SX - £112 Blackside, £92 Hillside, £90 & £84 Yeldabrek, £88 Chapelton, £75 Topside.

MULE - £70 Moredun, £68 Fellend, £61 Whitfield.

BF - £63, £54, £53 & £42 Kirkland, £58 & £40 Farside, £53 Upperton, £49 Walston Mill, £46 Blacksidend, £44 & £39 Queensbury, £40 & £39 Hardridge, £39 Anniston Grange.

CHEV - £40 Anniston Grange, £39 Walston Mill, £37 Barvenan.

SWA - £32 Perryflatts.

 


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