On Tuesday, 16th April Harrison & Hetherington Ltd held their Annual April Fair Day Show and Sale of store cattle.
With a fantastic standard of cattle entered the judge was spoilt for choice when it came to the show.
The trade on the day exceeded all expectations with a significant increase on the previous sale despite still only a slight improvement on the finishing trade. Dry weather and plenty of grass has contributed to the influx of demand for younger cattle especially.
Bullocks topped at £1240 for a pen of 2 Limousins from Messrs Richardson, Purdomstone followed by £1100 for a bullock from Messrs Ewart, Belridding and £1040 for a pen of 6 Charolais from Messrs Goldie, Greenfield.
Heifers topped at £1165 from G & J Wilson, Whitehill shortly followed by a pen of 5 Limousins from Little Red Hall making £1150. 265p was the top ppk for bullocks from Messrs Mair, Meikleholm and an overwhelming 293ppk for a Charolais heifer from Goldie of Greenfield.
With sellers satisfied we look forward to our next sale on Tuesday 30th April promising a healthy trade once again. Please advise entries to auctioneer Joel McGarva 07909985770.
1st G & J Wilson, Whitehill, Kirtlebridge, Lockerbie – £1040, 224.1ppk
2nd M Crew, Gall Farm, Borland, Lockerbie – £860, 204.8ppk
3rd M Crew, Gall Farm, Borland, Lockerbie – £850, 207.3ppk
1st S Ewart & Son, Belridding Farm, Torthorwald, Dumfries – £1145, 255.6ppk
2nd G & J Wilson, Whitehill, Kirtlebridge, Lockerbie – £1165, 246.8ppk
3rd G & J Wilson, Whitehill, Kirtlebridge, Lockerbie – £950, 226.2ppk
Champion: S Ewart & Son, Belridding Farm, Torthorwald, Dumfries – £1145, 255.6ppk
Reserve Champion: G & J Wilson, Whitehill, Kirtlebridge, Lockerbie – £1040, 224.1ppk
Leading prices per head:
Steers: Limousin £1240, £1040, £1040, £940 Purdomstone, £1100, £1080, £1040 Belridding, £1050, £1035, £1025 Belzies, £1050, £1035, £1010 Maryfield, £1040 Highlaw, £1040, £955(x2) Whitehill, £990 Crossdykes, £920 Lawston Farm Salers £1090 Greenfield Charolais £1090, £1040, £1000, £985, £935 Greenfield, £1075, £920 Skipmyre Farm, £980, £960, £930 Mayfield, £740 Kimmeter Green Aberdeen Angus £1065, £920, £845 Minsca Farm, £975, £910, £870 Newbiggin, £860 Keyla Park British Blue £1050, £1025, £960 Belzies, £940, £860 Laverockhall, £940 Searigg Farm Shorthorn £985 Greenfield, £960, £910(x2) Newbiggin, £870, £800 Skipmyre, £850 Gall Farm Beef Shorthorn £910, £865 Newbiggin, £835 Crossdykes, £830 Minsca Farm Simmental £805 Heithat Farm, £750, £740 Gall Farm
Heifers: Limousin £1165, £950(x2) Whitehill, £1150 Little Redhall Farm, £1145, £1100 Belridding, £1130 Reddings, £1100, £1080, £920 Purdomstone, £1090, £930, £880 Mosshead Farm, Belzies, £960, £920 Kirkburn Farm, £960 Crossdykes, £955 Terrona, £945 Reddings, £940 Penlaw Aberdeen Angus £1120, £1070 Greenbeck, £1000 Dryfesdale Gate Farm, £950 Whitehill, £935 Minsca Charolais £1090, £935 Maryfield, £1045, £940, £895, £875 Greenfield, £990, £835, £820 Skipmyre Farm, British Blue £1060 Laverockhall, £915 Esbie Farm, £870 Searigg Farm
Leading prices per kilo:
Heifers: Charolais 292.7p, 249.3p, 236.1p, 235.6p Greenfield, 237.2p, 236.8p Skipmyre Farm, 234.9p Mayfield Limousin 272.6p, 270.8p, 243.1p, 232.2p, 228.6p Mosshead Farm, 266.4p, 265.4p, 244.6p, 243.8p Reddings, 255.6p Belridding Farm, Greenfield, 246.8p, 226.2p Whitehill, 244.9p Kirkburn Farm, 242.4p Crossdykes Farm, 242p, 237.6p, 236.8p Heithat Farm, 231.9p Terrona, 228.2p Little Redhall Farm British Blue 243.1p Laverockhall, Simmental 212.9p Gall Farm, 206.8p Abune the Brae Luing 212.9p Gall Farm Aberdeen Angus 211.9p Keyla Park, 207.3p Esbie Farm, 202.4p Minsca Farm, 200.7p Greenbeck
Steers: Limousin 264.7p, 241.2p Meikleholm Farm, 262.7p Terrona, 262.5p Laverockhall, 256p, 251.6p, 244.2p Heithat Farm, 252.3p, 243.2p Penlaw, 250.6p(x2) Belridding Farm, 247.1p Mosshead Farm, 236.8p Crossdykes Farm, 236.5p Lawston Farm, 236.3p, 233.8p, 232.3p Maryfield, 228.6p, 226.6p Purdomstone, 228.2p Lawston Farm Charolais 263.6p, 247.7p Skipmyre Farm, 243.8p, 236.4p, 234.3p, 218.9p Greenfield, 227p, 226.5p Kimmeter Green, 222.2p, 219.3p, 217.2p Maryfield British Blue 252.7p, 215p Laverockhall, 223.9p, 210.5p Belzies, 212.7p Searigg Farm, 211.5p Kimmeter Green Salers 243.8p Greenfield Beef Shorthorn 238.3p, 214.6p Newbigging, 203.7p Crossdykes Farm Aberdeen Angus 235.6p Kayla Park, 229.2p, 217p, 215p Newbigging, 212.4p Fingland, 211.7p, 210.7p, 207.7p Minsca Shorthorn 228.6p, 210.1p Skipmyre, 214.6p(x2), 208.7p Newbigging, 207.3p Gall Farm Simmental 217.6p, 211.8p Gall Farm, 216.4p Heithat Farm