On Tuesday, 30th April Harrison & Hetherington Ltd held their fortnightly sale of store cattle at Lockerbie Auction Mart. 350 head were forward with the mixture of beef and dairy bred cattle all remaining a very healthy trade and the plethora of grass making younger cattle even dearer on the fortnight.
Top price of the day was £1290 for a Limousin bull from Messrs Ward, Whinstonehill. This was shortly followed by a Limousin bullock from Messrs Henderson, Cleughbrae Mill at £1260 and £1215 for another from Messrs Wilson, Belzies. Limousin heifers topped at £1185 again from Messrs Ward and Aberdeen Angus heifers topped at £1160 from Messrs Lockhart, Greenbeck. British Blue heifers were also a good trade with 4 from Messrs Taylor, Dryfesdale Gate making £1060.
Top price per kilo of 279p was achieved for a 9 month old Limousin bullock from Messrs Common, Crossdykes while Charolais sold to 265ppk for a pen of 4 from Messrs Goldie, Greenfield. A pair of Limousin heifers from Whitstonehill sold for 288ppk.
Overall a very pleasing sale with all types of cattle selling extremely well. Next store cattle sale at Lockerbie on Tuesday 14th May. For further details please contact Auctioneer Joel McGarva 07909985770.
Leading prices per head:
Steers: Limousin £1260 Cleughbrae Mill, £1215, £1160, £940 Belzies, £1080, £1050, £1040, £960, £930, £910 Thorniethwaite, £1055 Douglas Square, £1025 Cleuchhead, £980 Terrona, £940, £930 Crossdykes, £940 Maryfield, £900(x2) Whitehill Aberdeen Angus £1160 Cleughbrae, £1040, £1005 Greenbeck, £1030 Courstein, £940 Glebe Steading British Blue £1080 Justenlees, £910 Longbridgemuir Farm Charolais £1080, £980 Greenfield, £955m Longbridgemuir Farm Hereford £970 Justenlees Salers £910 Greenfield
Heifers: Limousin £1185, £940(x2) Whitstonehill, £1120 Kirkburn, £1120 Belzies, £950, £830, £820 Crossdykes, £880 Cleuchhead, £850 Thorniethwaite, £820 Terrona, £810 Maryfield Aberdeen Angus £1160, £920 Greenbeck, £1125 Kirkburn Farm, £855 Fulton British Blue £1060(x2), £1020, £975, £915 Dryfesdale Gate Farm, £1000 Belzies, £975 Fulton, £880 Searigg Farm, £865 Justenlees Charolais £955, £825 Greenfield , £870 Justenlees, £870, £830 Maryfield
Bulls: Limousin £1290, £870 Whitstonehill
Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: Limousin 278.4p Crossdykes, 248.6p, 240.4p, 233.1p Lawston Farm, 246.9p, 246.2p Meikleholm Farm, 244.1p, 241.1p, 238.6p, 227.1p Thorniethwaite, 233.4p Douglas Square, 230p Terrona Charolais 264.9p, 245.6p Greenfield Salers 260p Greenfield Aberdeen Angus 255.1p Newbigging, 254p, 240.3p, 236p, 234.9p, 228.9p Courstein, 228p Corriemains, 227.6p Copewood Farm Beef Shorthorn 246.7p, 232.4p Douglas Square, 232.1p Newbigging Hereford 242.6p Copewood Farm Simmental 231p, 227.9p Gall Farm Shorthorn 230.6p Greenfield
Heifers: Limousin 287.5p, 231.5p, 223.6p Whitestonehill, 247.7p Terrona, 243.5p Belzies, 233.3p Kirkburn Farm, 230.6p, 221.6p, 219.6p Crossdykes Farm, 228.8p, 215.1p, 212.3p Lawston Farm, 208.3p Whitehill, 205.3p Fulton, 203p Thorniethwaite Charolais 235.2p, 228.7p, 209.4p Greenfield, 208.4p, 202.4p Maryfield British Blue 233.6p Belzies, 204.8p Dryfesdale Gate, 204.4p Fulton Simmental 221.3p Newbigging, 211p Gall Farm Shorthorn 212.2p Greenfield Aberdeen Angus 208.3p, 200.6p Newbigging, 206.8p Greenfield, 203.3p Corriemains
Bulls: Limousin 237.1p, 220.9p Whitstonehill