On Tuesday, 5th March Harrison & Hetherington Ltd held their Special March sale of store cattle at Lockerbie Auction Mart.
Despite the poor fat trade, store cattle are still well bid for and continue to exceed sellers expectations.
Messrs W Henderson pen of two Aberdeen Angus bullocks topped the trade at £1135, while Limousin bullocks topped at £1100 for an excellent steer from Messrs Ewart, Belridding, who also had a pen of six selling to £1070. Charolais bullocks were also well sought after with a pen of young 8 month old bullocks from Johnston, Kimmeter Green selling for 267ppk and a pen of young Limousin bullocks from Ewart, Belridding making 247ppk. Bullocks averaged 212ppk overall.
Limousin heifers were also a solid trade with a pair from Messrs DA Wilson, making £1080. British Blue heifers topped at £895 for a pen of six from Messrs Green, Thornethawaite.
With grass just around the corner, more cattle required to satisfy buyer demand, please advise entries to the Auctioneers for the next sale at Lockerbie Mart, which take place on Tuesday 19th March. Please contact Joel McGarva 07909985770.
Leading prices per head:
Steers: Aberdeen Angus £11135 Cleughbrae Mill, Limousin £1100, £1070, £990 Belridding Farm, £1065 Whitehill, 31020 Crossdykes Farm, £1015 Cleughbrae Mill, Charolais £1055 (x2) Maryfield, British Blue £1030 Cleughbrae Mill.
Heifers: Limousin £1080, £860 Belzies, £990 Thorniethwaite, £990, £915 Purdomstone, £985 Whitehill, £900, £860 Mosshead Farm, £860 Belridding Farm, British Blue £895 Thorniethwaite.
Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: Charolais 267p Kimmeter Green, Limousin 247.7p Belridding Farm, 237.2p, 234.6p, 233.2p Crossdykes Farm, 233.4p Penlaw, 230.4p Kimmeter Green, 228.9p Relief Farm, Aberdeen Angus 226.1p Minsca Farm, British Blue 224.7p Belzies.
Heifers: Limousin 227.3p, 220.6p Mosshead Farm, 226.4p, 209p Belzies, 218.1p Thorniethwaite, 217.1p Kimmeter Green, 214.5p Belridding Farm, 210p Penlaw, 200.2p Whitehill, Charolais 213.1p Relief Farm.