On Tuesday 25th February Harrison & Hetherington Ltd held their fortnightly sale of store cattle at Lockerbie Auction Mart.
Again trade exceeded all expectations with buyers eager to purchase all types of cattle. Limousin bullocks topped at £1155 from Messrs Wilson, Belzies. Aberdeen Angus bullocks sold to £950 for a pen of 3 from Messrs Connell, Minsca Farm who also sold Shorthorn bullocks to £930. Messrs MacGregor, Relief Farm topped Charolais bullock trade with a pair at £985.
Heifers were also good to sell and dearer on the fortnight. They sold to a top of £1065 for a British Blue from Messrs Stodart, Highlaw while Limousin heifers topped at £1055 for a pair from Messrs Richardson, Purdomstone. Younger cattle were also in great demand with Messrs Porteous, Penlaw’s 8-9 month old bullocks coming to 253ppk and heifers of the same age selling for 268ppk.
The next sale at Lockerbie Mart takes place on Tuesday 10th March and is the March Special Sale. Please advise entries to the Auctioneers
Michael Stewart 07753 720323
Joel McGarva 07909 985770
Cameron Robertson 078362 33042
Leading prices per head:
Steers: Limousin £1155 Belzies, £1000, £890, £880 Highlaw, £990, £940 Laverockhall, £880 Penlaw, £800, £770 Coustein, £740 Terrona Charolais £985, £960, £940, £880 Relief Farm, £915, £885, £840, £830, £780 Glendearg Aberdeen Angus £950 Minsca Farm, £940 Esbie Farm Beef Shorthorn £930, £890 Minsca Farm, £820, £700 South Corrielaw, £640 Meikle Whitriggs Swedish Red & White Copewood Farm
Heifers: British Blue £1065 Highlaw, £1030 Belzies Limousin £1055, £1035, £940 Purdomstone, £935 Belzies, £930, £890, £820, £750 Terrona, £840, £740 Penlaw, £770 Laverockhall, £710 Lochbank Farm Charolais £1020, £855, £845, £795 Relief Farm, £820, £670 South Corrielaw, £780, £730, £690 Carterton Aberdeen Angus £900, £840 Esbie Farm, £805 Darlawhill Luing £680 Lochbank Farm
Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: Limousin 252.9p Penlaw, 236.7p Belzies, 229.2p, 200p Laverockhall, 219.5p, 213.2p, 207p Highlaw, 216.3p, 214.5p Courstein, 213p Terrona Charolais 237.3p, 237.1p, 230.5p, 225.4p, 212.8p Glendearg, 235.9p, 223.4p, 215.6p, 212.6p Relief Farm Beef Shorthorn 230.3p, 222.3p South Corrielaw, 210.5p Meikle Whitriggs, 201.4p, 197p Minsca Farm Aberdeen Angus 209.8p Esbie Farm, 205.6p Minsca Farm Swedish Red & White 185.5p Copewood