On Tuesday, 28th April Harrison & Hetherington Ltd held their fortnightly sale of store cattle.
A quality entry of cattle was forward and were met by a flying trade, surpassing all expectation.
Bullocks sold to £1125 for a Limousin from Messrs Wilson, Belzies and to £1090 for a British Blue from the same home. Aberdeen Angus bullocks topped at £950 for a pen of three from Messrs Jardine, Newbigging, while Salers peaked at £955 from Messrs Goldie, Greenfield, who also had pens of Charolais steers selling to £990 and £975.
Heifers were also extremely pleasing to sell, with Messrs Bell, Haas Side selling a British Blue to £1090, followed by Limousins to £1070 from Messrs Kerr, Justinlees, and Messrs Wilson, Belzies also selling to the same price. Charolais heifers sold to £1025 again from Messrs Kerr, Justinlees.
Topping the pence per kilo for steers was Beyond the Brigg with a Limousin selling to 283.3ppk. three Limousin heifers from the Reddings sold to 293.9ppk, followed by Messrs Common selling a Limousin heifer to 291.7pk.
Bullocks averaged 230ppk
Heifers averaged 224ppk
With a strong demand for all classes of cattle, more are required for the next sale at Lockerbie, taking place on Tuesday 12th May. Please advise entries to auctioneer Joel McGarva 07909985770.
Leading prices per head:
Steers: Limousin £1125 Belzies, £1085, £1035 Purdomstone, £1000, £905, £890 Thorniethwaite, £940, £890, £830 Heithat Farm, £935, £880 Penlaw, £920 Maxwellbank, £900 Highlaw, £890 Crossdykes Farm, £850 Bankswood, £850 (x2) Beyond the Brigg, British Blue £1090, £1000 Belzies, Charolais £990, £975 Greenfield, £830 Gall Farm, Saler £955 Greenfield, £810 Gall Farm, Aberdeen Angus £950, £905, £860 Newbigging, £840 Beyond the Brigg, £795 Courstein, Simmental £920 Maxwellbank, £860 Gall Farm, £850, £830 Heithat Farm.
Heifers: British Blue £1090 Haas Side Farm, £1080 Belzies, Limousin £1070 Justenlees, £1070 Belzies, £1050, £890 Crossdykes Farm, £1050, £970, £830 Thorniethwaite, £970, £920 Reddings, £965, £925 Purdomstone, £885 Highlaw, £880 Heithat Farm, £880, £800 Bankswood, Charolais £1025 Justenlees, £930, £865, £845, £840 Greenfield, Saler £945, £930, £840 Greenfield, Beef Shorthorn £845 Greenfield, £790 Crossdykes Farm.
Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: Limousin 283.3p Beyond The Brigg, 266.1p, 257.6p Bankswood, 261.5p, 256.7p, 230p Terrona, 251.5p, 247.4p, 243.8p Heithat Farm, 237.8p, 233.8p Penlaw, 236.8p, 216.7p, 214.3p Highlaw, 228.2p Crossdykes Farm, 227.3p, 222.5p, 218.1p Thorniethwaite, 225p Belzies, Aberdeen Angus 267.9p, 263.3p Fingland, 262.6p Beyond the Brigg, 243.6p, 238.2p, 229.3p Newbigging, 223.4p, 223.1p, 220.8p Courstein, Charolais 246.8p, 230.6p Gall Farm, 225p, 216.7p Greenfield, 213.9p Justenlees, Simmental 238.9p Gall Farm, 237.1p, 212.5p Heithat Farm, 213.9p Justelees, 187.8p Maxwellbank, Saler 238.2p Gall Farm, 222.1p Greenfield, British Blue 229.5p, 200p Belzies, 222.6p, 203.8p Highlaws, Beef Shorthorn 207.9p Penlaw, Hereford 200p Copewood Farm, Luing 189.7p Glebe Steadings.
Heifers: Limousin 293.9p, 242.1p Reddings, 291.7p, 228.2p, 222.7p Crossdykes Farm, 251.4p, 243.3p, 237.1p Heithat Farm, 250p, 238.1p, 230p, 229.7p Bankswood, 250p, 236.9p, 202.4p Thornithwaite, 245p Terrona, 222.9p Justenlees, 222.9p Belzies, 215.1p Purdomstone, Aberdeen Angus 241p (x8) Beyond The Brigg, Charolais 241p (x7) Beyond the Brigg, 234.4p Gall Farm, 233.8p, 232.5p, 227p, 213.9p Greenfield, Saler 232.5p, 227p, 205.4p Greenfield, 200p Gall Farm, British Blue 222.4p Haas Side Farm, 220.4p Belzies, Simmental 216.7p Gall Farm, Beef Shorthorn 213.9p Greenfield, 202.6p Crossdykes Farm.