On Tuesday, 9th January Harrison & Hetherington Ltd held their first show and sale of store cattle at Lockerbie Auction Mart.
A superb entry of store cattle was forward to a huge ringside of buyers from as far afield as Middlesbrough which resulted in vendors leaving highly delighted.
Bullocks sold to £1300 for British Blues from Mr DA Wilson, Belzies and also for a pen of Limousin from Messrs I & C Richardson, Purdomstone. Bullocks topped the price per kilo at 288.1ppk and 280.9ppk for Limousins from Messrs Bell, Haas Grove. Charolais sold to 271.5ppk for a pen of 6 from Messrs I & E Glendinning, Northfield.
Heifers peaked at £1290 for a 548kg British Blue from Messrs DA Wilson, Belzies and to £1250 for a 522kg from Messrs G & J Wilson, Whitehill.
Bulls sold to £940 from Mr BW Mcarthur, Todholes.
At the pre sale show the judge Mr Declan Foley, Mirlaw House who regularly attends the sales at Lockerbie awarded the Championship to Mr Gary Bell, Haas Grove with a 9 month old black Limousin heifer, which sold for £990 and was purchased by the judge. Reserve Champion also came from the same good home, this time a black Limousin bullock weighing 354kg which sold to £1020. Messrs Wilson, Whitehill was awarded 3rd prize for a 12 month old Limousin heifer.
Many more could have been sold to vendors advantage. Please advise entries to the auctioneers for the next sale of store cattle at Lockerbie mart, which take place on Tuesday 23rd January.
Bullocks 231.1ppk or £1033.83
Heifers 225.13ppk or £923.75
Leading prices per head:
Steers: British Blue £1300 Belzies, Limousin £1300, £1275, £1220 (x2), £1180, £1050 Purdomstone, £1220, £1210 (x2), £970 Belridding Farm, £1130, £1030 Whitehill, £1100 Laverockhall, £1020, £1000 (x2) Haas Grove Farm, £925 Terrona, £925 Newbigging, Aberdeen Angus £1125, £1090 Newbigging, £920 Darlawhill, Hereford £1075, £970 East Tinwald House, Charolais £1050, £980, £965 Newfield Farm.
Heifers: British Blue £1290, £1210, £1105 Belzies, Limousin £1250, £860 Whitehill, £1080, £1010 Reddings, £990 Haas Grove Farm, Aberdeen Angus £1120 Newbigging, Charolais £990, £970, £900 Corriehills Farm, £850 (x2), £825 South Corrielaw, £835 Corriehills Farm.
Bulls: Blonde £940, £900 Todholes.
Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: Limousin 288.1p, 280.9p, 264.6p Haas Grove Farm, 253.1p, 240.4p, 236.6p Terrona, 232p Whitehill, 229.2p, 227.7p Belridding Farm, 228.7p Laverockhall, Charolais 271.5p, 251.3p, 231.3p Newfield Farm, Aberdeen Angus 254.1p Darlawhill, 233.9p, 228p Newbigging, British Blue 240.7p Belzies.
Heifers: Limousin 259.2p Haas Grove Farm, 248.3p, 233.8p, 224.4p Reddings, 239.5p Whitehill, British Blue 235.4p, 234.1p, 222.4p Belzies, Charolais 222.1p, 220.6p, 220.5p Corriehills Farm.
Bulls: Blonde 229p Todholes.