On Tuesday 23rd February Harrison & Hetherington held their fortnightly sale of store cattle at Lockerbie Auction Mart.
Store cattle once again were a flying trade at Lockerbie Mart, for all types, however younger cattle sold exceptionally well, with grass fever coming early this year. The entire sale averages 240ppk for bullocks and heifers.
Bullocks topped at £1405 for an Aberdeen Angus from Messrs Henderson, Cleughbrae Mill, the same home also had a pair of Limousin bullocks selling to £1340. Other Limousin bullocks sold to £1290 from Belzies and to £1180 from Messrs Stoddart, Highlaw. Heifers topped at £1260 for a Limousin from Belzies, while others sold to £1170 from Messrs Richardson, Purdomstone.
As alluded to before, trade for younger cattle was outstanding, with two 11month old Limousin heifers from Messrs Dodd, Tundergarth Mains, selling to 293.3ppk. A 9month old Charolais bullocks from Messrs Reid, Glendearg sold to 272.2ppk. 9month old Limousin bullocks from Messrs MacGregor, Relief Farm, sold to 269.5ppk, with Limousin heifers from the same home selling to 267.1ppk.
The next sale at Lockerbie will be the Special March Sale held on Tuesday 9th March. Please advise entries to the auctioneers.
Joel McGarva 07909 985770
Michael Stewart 07753 720323
Cameron Robertson 07836 233042
Leading prices per head
Steers: Aberdeen Angus £1405 Cleughbrae Mill, Limousin £1340 Cleughbrae Mill, £1290 Belzies, £1180, £1105, £950 Highlaw, £950 Tundergarth Mains, £940, £920, £905 Relief Farm, Beef Shorthorn £980, £960, £910 North Corrielaw, £940, £910 Glendearg, Charolais £960 North Corrielaw, £930, £900 Glendearg, Hereford £940 Copewood Farm.
Heifers: Limousin £1260, £1160, £1085 Belzies, £1170, £1135 Purdomstone, £1125, £970 Meikleholm Farm, £1050, £850, £830, £805 Tundergarth Mains, £935, £790 Relief Farm, Aberdeen Angus £925, £890 Darlawhill, Charolais £890 North Corrielaw.
Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: Charolais 272.2p, 271.8p, 265p, 263.9p Glendearg, 260.2p North Corrielaw, Limousin 269.5p, 264.4p, 259.7p Relief Farm, 251.3p Tundergarth Mains, 246.9p Penlaw, Simmental 267.1p North Corrielaw, Aberdeen Angus 265.2p North Corrielaw, Beef Shorthorn 246.1p Glendearg, 243.8p, 243.7p, 243.3p North Corrielaw, Hereford 242.9p Copewood Farm.
Heifers: Limousin 293.3p, 248.5p, 244.1p, 238.2p Tundergarth Mains, 267.1p, 247.6p, 240.1p Relief Farm, 251.1p, 243.3p Belzies, 241.9p, 241.6p Penlaw, 232.9p, 229.5p Meikleholm Farm, 228.8p Purdomstone, Charolais 241.2p North Corrielaw.