On Tuesday, 6th March Harrison & Hetherington Ltd held their fortnightly sale of store cattle at Lockerbie Auction Mart.
The sale attracted a smaller number of cattle due to the recent bad weather, however demand was still strong for all classes.
Bullocks sold to £1140 for a Limousin from Messrs Ewart, Belridding, and to £1075 for an Aberdeen Angus from Messrs Connell, Minsca Farm. British Blues sold to £925 from Messrs Robson, Laverockhall.
Topping the pence per kilo was an excellent pen of Limousin bullocks selling to 276.3ppk. Aberdeen Angus sold to 252.2ppk for a pen of four from Messrs Reid, Glendearg.
Heifers were also a tremendous trade, selling up to £1195 for a pen of Limousins from Messrs Wilson, Reddings. Charolais sold to £1095 from Messrs Glendinning, Newfield, Dumfries.
Messrs Wilson, Reddings topped the heifer pence per kilo at 249.5ppk for a tremendous pen of Limousins, followed by Messrs Glendinning, Newfield with Charolais selling to 242.3ppk.
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 20th March.
Leading prices per head:
Steers: Limousin £1140, £1130, £1080, £895 Belridding Farm, £1035, £1030 (x2), £965 Meikleholm, £995, £940 (x2), £880 Potholm Farm, Aberdeen Angus £1075, £990, £935 Minsca Farm, £880, £850 Glendearg, Charolais £1070, £1030 (x2) Maryfield, £1060, £940 Burncroft Farm, £880 Glendearg, British Blue £925 Laverockhall, Beef Shorthorn £910 Minsca Farm, £810 Glendearg.
Heifers: Limousin £1195, £1065, £885 Redding, £1070 Haas Grove Farm, £1020 Belridding Farm, £990 Laverockhall, £930 Terrona, £920 Newfield Farm, Charolais £1095, £920 Newfield Farm, £915 Burncroft Farm.
Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: Limousin 276.3p, 260.9p, 247.8p, 230.7p Belridding Farm, 248.4p Laverockhall, 236.2p, 234.4p, 230.4p, 222.1p Potholm, 226p, 222.6p Meikleholm Farm, Aberdeen Angus 252.2p, 247.4p, 241.8p Glendearg, 239.1p, 236.3p Minsca Farm, Charolais 252p Burncroft Farm, 240.4p Glendearg, British Blue 250.7p Laverockhall, Been Shorthorn 242.5p Glendearg, 222p Minsca Farm.
Heifers: Limousin 249.5p, 244.5p, 233.6p Reddings, 232.6p Haas Grove Farm, 231.7p Newfield Farm, 230.2p Laverockhall, Charolais 242.3p, 231.7p Newfield Farm, 228.8p Burncroft Farm.