On Tuesday, 2nd April Harrison & Hetherington Ltd held their fortnightly sale of store cattle at Lockerbie Auction Mart.
This week’s entry included a huge mixture and variety of both dairy and beef bred cattle. All types of cattle were well bid for following a good week of weather, suggesting a continued rise in trade. The price per kilo average also read better this week with bullocks averaging at 216ppk and heifers levelling at 206ppk, with dairy bred bulls at 148ppk.
British Blue bullocks topped at £1200 for a pen from the Cowhill Trust, while Charolais topped at £1145 from Messrs Ker, Justinlees, who also had a pen of Limousin bullocks to £1070.
Heifers were also a healthy trade, with David Wilson of Belzies receiving £1100 for a strong Limousin and to £1060 for a nice pair of British Blues, which also topped the price per kilo of 238ppk. Messrs I & E Glendinning, Newfield sold a pen of 5 Charolais heifers for 222ppk
Bulls sold to £750 for a pen from McArthuer, Todholes. Messrs Glendinning, Newfield sold a pen of 3 Limousin bullocks to 254ppk and to 249ppk for a pen of Charolais.
With more cattle required to satisfy buyer demand, please advise entries to the Auctioneers for the forthcoming store cattle sale at Lockerbie Mart:
Tuesday 16th April Annual Fair Day Show and Sale
For further details please contact Auctioneer Joel McGarva 07909985770.
Leading prices per head:
Steers: British Blue £1200 Muirside Farm, £1060 Justenlees, Charolais £1145, £900 Justenlees, £1030 Newfield Farm, £750, £650 Glendearg, British Blue £1090 Belzies, £1020 Justenlees, Limousin £1070, £915 Justenlees, £960, £920, £800 Hunterhouse, £950 Whitehill, £900 Newfield Farm, £880 Glendearg, Aberdeen Angus £920 Logan Mains, £910, £800 Corriemains, Holstein £750 Muirside Farm, £630 Justenlees, Shorthorn £725 Meikle Whitriggs, Beef Shorthorn £655 Glendearg, £590 Meikle Whitriggs.
Heifers: Limousin £1100 Belzies, £1005, £955, £920, £850 Newfield Farm, £930 Whitehill, £855 Justenlees, £725, £590 Hunterhouse, British Blue £1060 Belzies, £1030, £800 Muirside Farm, £0120 Logan Mains, £960 Justenlees, Charolais £900, £880 Newfield Farm, £770 Justenlees, £620 (x2), £600 Glendearg, Aberdeen Angus £750, £710 Esbie Farm, £735, £720 Corriemains, £635 Fingland, Shorthorn £500 Meikle Whitriggs.
Bulls: Blonde £750, £720, £690 Todholes.
Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: Limousin 253.5p, 236.6p Newfield Farm, 241.2p, 218.6p, 218p Hunterhouse, 197.1p Whitehill, 191.8p, 186.4p Justenlees, Charolais 248.8p Newfield Farm, 234.9p, 231.4p, 213.7p Glendearg, 221.9p, 174.4p Justenlees, Aberdeen Angus 231p, 217.4p Corriemains, 203.5p Logan Mains, Beef Shorthorn 226.9p Meikle Whitriggs, British Blue 209.6p Belzies, 206.2p, 188.9p Justenlees, Beef Shorthorn 205.2p Glendearg, 192.6p Muirside Farm,Shorthorn 200.3p Meikle Whitriggs, Holstein 150.3p Muirside Farm.
Heifers: British Blue 237.1p Belzies, 198.1p Muirside Farm, 196.3p Justenlees, Limousin 225.4p Belzies, 221.2p, 216.6p, 210.4p, 202.8p Newfield Farm, 217.7p, 204.8p Hunterhouse, 195.4p Whitehill, Charolais 221.7p, 219.5p Newfield Farm, 209.5p, 189.3p, 186.7p Glendearg, Aberdeen Angus 204.2p Fingland, 194.4p, 191.5p Corriemains, Shorthorn188p Meikle Whitriggs.
Bulls: Blonde 217p, 211.8p, 198.4p Todholes.