On Tuesday, 19th March Harrison & Hetherington Ltd held their fortnightly sale of store cattle at Lockerbie Auction Mart.
Despite the current decline in finishing prices, all classes were met with a positive trade, with spring just around the corner; plenty more active buyers were in attendance.
Limousin bullocks topped the trade with a 22 month selling to £1165 from Messrs DA Wilson, Belzies and another 16 month old selling to £1100 from Messrs Ewart, Belridding Farm. Charolais sold to a top of £980 for a pen of bullocks consigned by Messrs Hyslop, Maryfields. Topping the price per kilo was Messrs Brown, Mosshead Farm with an 11 month old Limousin bullock selling for 261.9ppk, Mr Brown’s next pen of three sold to 259.8ppk.
Heifers were also in great demand, averaging 204ppk overall and topping at £1100 for a British Blue from Messrs Wilson, Belzies, with a pen of eight Aberdeen Angus’s selling to £1000 from Messrs Johnstone, Logan Mains. Messrs Ewart, Belridding received 225.1ppk for a pen of three Limousin heifers, while British Blue’s topped at 222.1ppk, from Belzies.
With more cattle required to satisfy buyer demand, please advise entries to the Auctioneers for the forthcoming store cattle sales at Lockerbie Mart:
Tuesday 2nd April – Store Cattle Sale
Tuesday 16th April Annual Fair Day Show and Sale
For further details please contact Auctioneer Joel McGarva 07909985770.
Leading prices per head:
Steers: Limousin £1165 Belzies, £1100, £900 Belridding Farm, £1050, £950, £890 Laverockhall, £1000, £890 Hunterhouse, £940 Hunterhouse, £930, £900, £870 Mosshead Farm, £880 Meikleholm Farm, £860 Lochbank Farm, £845 Greenfield, British Blue £1055 Belzies, £1040 Laverockhall, £990 Meikleholm Farm, £820 Greenfield, Charolais £980, £960, £930 Maryfield, Aberdeen Angus £925, £840 Minsca Farm, Saler £890 Greenfield.
Heifers: British Blue £1100, £1030 Blezies, £1100, £950 Logan Mains, Aberdeen Angus £1000 Logan Mains, Limousin £950, £930, £800 Mosshead, £950, £890 Belridding Farm.
Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: Limousin 261.6p, 259.8p, 217.5p Mosshead Farm, 242.3p, 242.2p, 225.7p Hunterhouse, 226.3p, 222.5p, 222p Laverockhall, 216.5p Belzies, 211.5p Belridding Farm, British Blue 231.1p Laverockhall, 229.7p Meikleholm Farm, 211p Belzies, Aberdeen Angus 223.4p, 207.4p Minsca Farm, Charolais 215.3p, 212.1p, 207.3p Maryfield, Saler 212.9p Greenfield.
Heifers: Limousin 225.1p, 218.1p Belridding Farm, 224.9p Hunterhouse, 219p, 216.1p, 214.9p, 211.7p Balgray Hill, 214.4p, 196.6p Mosshead Farm, 210.6p Laverockhall, British Blue 221.1p, 194p Belzies.