On Tuesday, 6th February Harrison & Hetherington Ltd held their store cattle sale at Lockerbie Auction Mart.
A much reduced number forward at Lockerbie, due to the adverse weather, met a wonderful trade and despite the bad weather buyers from Aberdeenshire to Whitby were again in attendance and many more could have been sold.
Bullocks sold to £1230 (x2) for a British Blue and a Limousin from Messrs DA Wilson, Belzies and to 252.8ppk from J Laurie & Co, Carterton for a Charolais. Heifers sold to £1160 from Messrs DA Wilson, Belzies and 248.9ppk for a 466kg British Blue from the same home.
Next sale will take place on Tuesday 20th February. Please advise all entries to the auctioneers – Michael Stewart 07753 720323 and Joel McGarva 07909 985770.
Leading prices per head:
Steers: British Blue £1230 Belzies, Limousin £1230 Belzies, £1000, £950 Whitehill, £905 Cleughbrae Mill, Blonde £985 Todholes, Charolais £945 Craigielandshill.
Heifers: British Blue £1160, £955 Belzies, Charolais £895, £770 Craigielandshill.
Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: Charolais 252.8p, 243p, 241.6p, 238.2p, 236.7p Carterton, 239.2p Craigielandshill, Limousin 252.4p, 244.4p Cleuchfoot, 250p Whitehill, Aberdeen Angus 234.6p Darlawhill
Heifers: British Blue 248.9p, 232.9p Belzies, Limousin 228.7p, 228.6p, 225.4p Cleuchfoot, Charolais 219.4p Craigielandshill.