Date: 12 October 2021 | Store Cattle
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Furious trade at Lockerbie’s knock out suckled calf sale.
On Tuesday 12th October Harrison & Hetherington held its fortnightly sale of store cattle and annual sale of suckled calves at Lockerbie Auction Mart. The busy ring side of buyers fought over the quality show of cattle resulting in an even wilder trade on the year. Limousin heifers sold to 352.1ppk from Messrs Wright, Hunthills. F Dalgleish, Douglas Hall Farm got 345.7ppk for the day’s Reserve Champion and 1st prize heifer. Limousin bullocks were up to 320ppk from Messrs Wright, Hunthills who also sold the day’s overall champion and 1st prize bullock which weighed over 400kg and made 296ppk. This whole consignment averaged over 300ppk for the quality they had on offer. D Brown, Mosshead sold heifers to 316ppk and bullocks to 297ppk again for outstanding quality. Messrs Halliday, Crawthat sold a fantastic run of Limousin cattle up to 293.5ppk and £1170.
The top price per head on the day was for a Limousin bullock from Messrs Richardson, Purdomstone which made £1360. The same good home also had a heifer a £1350 and another bullock at £1240. Aberdeen Angus bullocks topped at £1150 for a pen of 4 then a pen of 8 from Messrs Jardine, Newbigging. While Aberdeen Angus heifers topped at £1145 for a pen of 7 from Mr McKerrow, Darlawhills. Beef Shorthorn topped at £1140 for a heifer from Messrs Goldie, Greenfields who also sold the top price Charolais heifer at £1160. Top price bull on the day was for an 8 month old pure Limousin again from Messrs Dalgliesh that made 286.5ppk or £1020.
A good day all round for both buyers and sellers with quality achieving heavyweight prices and all cattle bring easy sold right from the sound of the bells
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our auctioneers and harness a good trade for yourself.
Joel McGarva 07909 985770
Michael Stewart 07753 720323
Cameron Robertson 07836 233042
Upcoming sales at Lockerbie:
Store Cattle – Tuesday 26th October
Prime lamb collection every Monday
1st WD Wright & Son, Hunthills
2nd WD Wright & Son, Hunthills
1st F Dalgliesh, Douglas Hall Farm
2nd WD Wright & Son, Hunthills
Overall Champion – WD Wright & Son, Hunthills
Reserve Champion – F Dalgliesh, Douglas Hall Farm
Bullocks Average £902.96
Heifers Average £816.88
Leading prices per head
Steers: Limousin £1360, £1240, £1190, £1160(x2), £1120 Purdomstone, £1190 Hunthills, £1170, £1160, £1120, £1110 Crawthat, £1150 Mosshead Farm, £1110 Tregallon Aberdeen Angus £1150, £1150 Newbigging
Heifers: Limousin £1350, £1180, £1170 Purdomstone, £1200, £1050(x2), £1040 Mosshead Farm, £1140, £1120, £1090, £1080, £1050(x2), £990 Crawthat, £1120, £1010 Douglas Hall Farm, £1040, £1000(x2), £980 Hunthills, £980 Tregallon Charolais £1160, £1040 Greenfield Aberdeen Angus £1145, £1000 Darlawhill Beef Shorthorn £1140 Greenfield
Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: Limousin 320.5p, 317.2p, 306.1p, 296p, 290.4p, 288.4p, 266p Hunthills, 297.5p, 263.2p, 259p Mosshead Farm, 293.5p, 266.8p, 265.4p, 260.6p Crawthat, 287.9p, 284.3p, 283.2p Cleuchfoot Farm, 286.5p Douglas Hall Farm, 278.9p Tregallon, 266p, 264p Terrona Charolais 262.4p, 260.3p Glenshimmerock
Heifers: Limousin 352.1p, 310.8p, 293.8p, 290.7p, 262p Hunthills, 345.7p, 313.7p, 285.7p Douglas Hall Farm, 316.3p, 303.5p, 279.1p, 276.6p Mosshead Farm, 292.2p, 279.4p, 273.5p, 258.6p Crawthat, 280.4p, 272.4p, 249.2p Cleuchfoot Farm, 271.5p Tregallon, 271p, 254.8p Barwhanny Farm, 258.2p Lochbank Farm, 251.1p Purdomstone