On Tuesday 1st October Harrison & Hetherington Ltd held their Annual show and sale of Suckled Calves at Lockerbie Auction Mart.
With no improvement in the finishing trade suckled calves and store trade continue to outweigh expectations.
The pre sale show was expertly judge by Mr Declan Foley, Capheaton, who awarded Overall Champion to WD Wright & Son, Hunthills with a 12 month old Limousin bullock, which sold to £980.
Gaining the Reserve ticket was Messrs I & E Glendinning, Newfield Farm with their second prize Limousin bullock, which sold to £935.
Out with the show, topping the trade at £1165 was a Limousin heifer from Messrs Little, Red Hall who also sold other heifers to £1070 and bullocks to £1115.
Aberdeen Angus were bid to £1000 for a pen of six from Messrs Jardine, Newbiggin who sold another pen to £990.
Topping the pence per kilo at 224.7ppk was a pen of Limousin heifers from Messrs McBryde, Lochbank Farm.
Trade for all classes was strong, with plenty of buyers looking for all types of cattle, with the sale averaging 211ppk throughout.
1st WD Wright & Son, Hunthills, Parkgate, Dumfries – £870
1st WD Wright & Son, Hunthills, Parkgate, Dumfries – £980
2nd I & E Glendinning, Newfield Farm, Ruthwell, Dumfries – 935
3rd I & E Glendinning, Newfield Farm, Ruthwell, Dumfries
Champion: WD Wright & Son, Hunthills, Parkgate, Dumfries (Bullock)
Reserve: I & E Glendinning, Newfield Farm, Ruthwell, Dumfries (Bullock)
Please advise entries for the next Suckled Calf Sale on Tuesday 15th October, to the auctioneers Joel McGarva 07909985770, Michael Stewart 07753720323 or Cameron Robertson 07836233042.
Leading prices per head:
Steers: Limousin £1115, £1025 (x2), £980 Redhall Farm, £1100, £980, £945, £860, £830 (x2), £760 Hunthills, £935, £880, £830, £770 Newfield Farm, £880 (x2) Logan Mains, Beef Shorthorn £1010, £955 Newbigging, £810 Gillenbie, Aberdeen Angus £1000, £990, £950, £925 Newbigging, £910 Logan Mains, £820 Esbie Farm, £760 Corriemains, Charolais £890, £810 Craigielandshill, Simmental £755 Gillenbie.
Heifers: Limousin £1165, £1070, £1065 (x2) Redhall Farm, £870, £770, £740, £730 Hunthills, £820 Logan Mains, £810, £680 Hopsrig, £800 Langdyke Cottage, £795, £785, £755 Lochbank Farm, Saler £915 Greenfield, Aberdeen Angus £795 Corriemains, £740 Newbigging, £685 Esbie Farm, Shorthorn £700 Gillenbie, Beef Shorthorn £700 Newbigging, Charolais £685 Gillenbie.
Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: Limousin 208.3p, 197.1p, 192.9p, 187.7p Redhall Farm, 204.5p, 195.8p, 190.3p, 188.5p, 180.8p Hunthills, 195.6p, 189.3p, 185.5p Newfield Farm, 190.9p Logan Mains, Aberdeen Angus 191.9p, 189.7p, 189.2p, 188.7p Newbigging, 185p Logan Mains, Beef Shorthorn 184p, 181.7p Newbigging, Charolais 183.7p, 181.6p Craigielandshill, Simmental 180.8p Hopsrig, British Blue 179.9p Kimmeter Green, Saler 179.8p Mackilston,
Heifers: Limousin 224.7p, 204.4p, 200.3p Lochbank Farm, 210.5p, 209.8p, 208.8p, 194.8p Redhall Farm, 201.1p, 199.5p, 190p, 177.9p Hunthills, 176.7p Logan Mains, 176.1p Hopsrig, Charolais 177.5p Gillenbie, Hereford 177.4p Copewood Farm, Saler 174.6p Greenfield, Aberdeen Angus 172.1p Corriemains, 172.1p Newbigging.