On Tuesday, 20th February Harrison & Hetherington Ltd held their fortnightly sale of store cattle at Lockerbie Auction Mart.
A larger entry of cattle were forward to a full ringside of buyers, with all types of cattle being strongly bid for making a solid trade all round.
Topping the price per head in the bullock section was a great Limousin from Messrs A & B Fisher, Lairdlaugh, Castle Douglas which sold to £1325. Pence per kilo in this section peaked at 287.4ppk with a Limousin consigned by Messrs D Robson, Laverockhall. Aberdeen Angus topped at £980 or 256ppk from Messrs Jardine, Newbiggin and British Blues to £1100 from DA Wilson, Belzies.
Heifers topped at £1270 for a Limousin from Messrs Bell, Haas Grove, Aberdeen Angus sold to £1050 from Messrs Henderson, Kirkbride Farm, Dumfries. Pence per kilo reached 269.3ppk for a Limousin from WJ Reid, Kirkburn.
Many more could have been sold to vendors advantage. Please advise entries to the auctioneers for the special March sale of store cattle at Lockerbie mart, which takes place on Tuesday 6th March. For further information please contact Michael Stewart 07753 720323 or Joel McGarva 07909985770.
Leading prices per head:
Steers: Limousin £1325, £1220, £1200 Lairdlaugh, £1100, £1025, £1000 Laverockhall, £1090, £950 Belzies, £1075, £950, £940 (x3) Mosshead Farm, £960 Penlaw, British Blue £1100 Belzies, £990, £975 Laverockhall, Aberdeen Angus £980, £900 Newbigging, £805 Corriemains, Luing £930 Tushielaw, Charolais £865 Craigielandshill.
Heifers: Limousin £1270, £1190 Haas Grove Farm, £1080, £1070, £1060 (x3), £975, £910 Purdomstone, £1030, £1020 Terrona, £935, £905, £875, £850 Kirkburn Farm, £930 Kirkbride Farm, £930 Lochbank Farm, £850 Terrona, Aberdeen Angus £1050 (x2) Kirkbride Farm, £950 Newbigging, British Blue £960 Belzies, Charolais £760 Craigielandshill.
Bulls: Blonde £880 Todholes, British Blue £785 Shield Hill.
Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: Limousin 287.4p, 244p, 240.2p Laverockhall, 282.3p, 276.2p, 254.7p, 242.9p, 242.1p Mosshead Farm, 277.5p, 250p, 245.3p Penlaw, British Blue 280.5p, 249.4p Laverockhall, Aberdeen Angus 256.4p Newbigging, 244.7p, 243.6p, 232.1p Corriemains, Simmental 233.8p Hopsrig, Charolais 208.9p Craigelandshill, Luing 193.8p Tushielaw.
Heifers: Limousin 269.3p, 260.4p, 259.7p, 253p, 239p Kirkburn Farm, 242.9p Terrona, 241.7p Penlaw, 236p, 232.8p Purdomstone, Charolais 238p, 237.7p, 235.5p Carterton, British Blue 217.2p Belzies, Aberdeen Angus 214.9p, 213.8p Kirkbride Farm, 206.6p Newbigging, Simmental 206.6p Hopsrigg.
Bulls: Blonde 234.6p, 223.4p Todholes, British Blue 204.4p Shield Hill.