On Tuesday, 8th January Harrison & Hetherington Ltd held their special January show and sale of store cattle at Lockerbie Auction Mart.
A quality show of cattle were on offer at the first sale of the year, and were met with a full ringside of buyers,ensuring trade being far better than expected.
The pre sale show was expertly judged by Declan Foley, who awarded the first prize heifer and Overall Champion to Messrs S Ewart & Son, Belridding Farm with a tremendous Limousin weighing 490kg and sold to £1180 or 240.8ppk. Taking the first prize rosette in the steer class was Messrs WD Wright & Son, Hunthills also with a Limousin, this time selling for 394kg, £870 or 220.8ppk.
Outwith the show, Aberdeen Angus steers sold to £1175 from Messrs Henderson, Cleughbrae Mill, Lockerbie, and other pens of Limousin steers sold to £1170 from Messrs I & Richardson, Purdomstone, Lockerbie.
With more cattle required to satisfy buyer demand, please advise entries to the Auctioneers for the next sale at Lockerbie Mart, which take place on Tuesday 22nd January.
Leading prices per head:
Steers: Aberdeen Angus £1175 Cleughbrae Mill, Limousin £1170, £1130, £1050 Purdomstone, £1135 Belzies, £1120, £1060 Belridding Farm, £1115, £950 Milnholm Farm, £1065, £900 Cleughbrae Mill, £870 Hunthills, Hereford £980 East Tinwald House, Charolais £800 Corriehills Farm.
Heifers: Limousin £1180 Belridding Farm, £1075, £1035, £900, £890, £870 Milnholm Farm, £1000 Belzies, £910, £810 Terrona, £800 Purdomstone, British Blue £1010 Belzies.
Bulls: Blonde £980 Todholes.
Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: Limousin 229.9p, 225.8p Belridding Farm, 220.8p Hunthills, 205.7p, 202.1p Milnholm Farm, 198.6p, 196.6p, 195.9p Purdomstone, 197.7p Belzies, 194p, 192.2p Cleughbrae Mill, Hereford 203.6p, 193.7p East Tinwald House, Aberdeen Angus 202.9p Cleughbrae Mill, 199.8p Darlawhill, 180.5p Maxwellbank, 178.2p Fingland, 178p Correihills Farm, Charolais 193.2p, 179.5p, 175.5p Corriehills Farm.
Heifers: Limousin 240.8p Belridding Farm, 226.4p, 184.3p, 181.7p Terrona, 219.2p, 216.7p, 210.4p, 189.9p, 185.1p Milnholm Farm, 183.8p Belzies, 179.2p, 177p Purdomstone, Aberdeen Angus 197.4p Newbigging, British Blue 195.7p Belzies.
Bulls: Blonde 193.1p, 189.2p Todholes.