On Tuesday, 14th April Harrison & Hetherington Ltd held their Annual April Fair Day sale of store cattle.
A large show of cattle was forward and met with a healthy trade throughout. Bullocks topped at £1140 for a British Blue from Messrs Wilson, Belzies and £1130 for a Limousin from Messrs Coates, Beckhall. Heifers were also easily sold with Messrs Wilson, Belzies achieving £1160 and £1100 for British Blues. Limousin heifers topped at £1070 from Messrs Wilson, Reddings. Bullocks reached 276ppk for a 12-month-old Limousin from Messrs Nichol, Lawston Farm. Heifers were up to 283.6ppk for a 12-month-old Limousin from Messrs Wilson, Reddings.
Overall cattle exceeded all expectations and remain a strong trade. The next sale at Lockerbie is in 2 weeks’ time on Tuesday 28th April please advise entries to auctioneer Joel McGarva 07909985770.
Leading prices per head:
Steers: British Blue £1140 Belzies, £1105 Beckhall Limousin £1130, £990 Beckhall Farm, £1060 Maryfield, £1050, £1010 Lawston Farm, £1020 Bankswood, £1015, £960 Laverockhall, £975 Thorniethwaite Aberdeen Angus £1070 Greenbeck, £1030 Maxwellbank, £1000 Corriemains Charolais £1065, £1020, £1015, £1005, £960 Greenfield, £960 Maryfield
Heifers: British Blue £1160, £1100, £1030, £900 Belzies, £990 Trailflat Limousin £1070, £970, £950 Reddings, £1060 Beckhall Farm, £1020 Justenlees, £955 Maryfield, £895 Crossdykes Farm, £820 Mosshead Farm, £820 Hunterhouse Blonde £1015, £960 Todholes Charolais £995 Greenfield, £970 Maryfield Aberdeen Angus £850 Minsca Farm
Leading prices per kilo:
Heifers: Limousin 283.6p, 252.4p, 224.1p Reddings, 250.8p, 231.9p, 223.4p Hunterhouse, 244.5p Hunterhouse, 244.5p Crossdykes, 229.7p, 228.3p Bankswood, 224.7p Mosshead Farm, 219.9p Beckhall Farm Charolais 240.2p, 239.3p, 229.4p South Corrielaw, 226.1p Greenfield Blonde 219.2p Todholes
Steers: Limousin 276.3p, 237p, 235.9p Lawston Farm, 232.9p(x2) Bankswood Charolais 260.1p South Corrielaw, 257.4p, 250.6p, 238.8p, 232.6p, 232.4p Greenfield, 256.3p, 242.8p Relief Farm Simmental 250p Gall Farm Beef Shorthorn 239.9p South Corrielaw British Blue 233.6p Belzies