On Tuesday, 28th May Harrison & Hetherington Ltd held their fortnightly sale of store cattle at Lockerbie Auction Mart.
As numbers dry up slightly after a busy couple of months, the younger, grass type cattle still remain a solid trade with all types selling well to a good ring side of buyers. More cattle could have been easily sold.
Topping the sale at £1185 was a British Blue heifer from Messrs DA Wilson, Belzies. Blondes sold to £1120 for a heifer from Messrs BW McArthur, Todholes, and to £995 for a Simmental bullock from Maxwellbank.
Aberdeen Angus bullocks sold to 229.6ppk from Messrs Taylor, Fingland, with Shorthorns up to 225ppk from Meikle Whitriggs.
Next store cattle sale at Lockerbie will be Tuesday 25th June. For further details please contact Auctioneers Joel McGarva 07909985770, Michael Stewart 07753720323 or Cameron Robertson 07836233042.
Leading prices per head:
Steers: Simmental £995 Maxwellbank, Limousin £955, £855, £820 Cleughhead, £940 Belzies, British Blue £900, £720 Belzies, Aberdeen Angus £800 Whitehill, £745, £730 Fingland, Belted Galloway £760 Cumstone Farm, Beef Shorthorn £650, £585 Meikle Whitriggs.
Heifers: British Blue £1185 Belzies, Blonde £1120, £890, £690 Todholes, Aberdeen Angus £900 Belzies, Limousin £760 Cleughhead, Shorthorn £550 Meikle Whitriggs, Hereford £545, £500 East Tinwald House.
Bulls: Beef Shorthorn £640 Meikle Whitriggs, Holstein Friesian £295 Maxwellbank.
Leading prices per kilo:
Steers: Aberdeen Angus 229.6p, 222.4p Fingland, 194.2p Whitehill, Beef Shorthorn 225p, 217.4p Meikle Whitriggs, Limousin 209.8p Belzies, 208.5p Cleuchhead, British Blue 197.4p, 195.7p Belzies, Simmental 187.7p Maxwellbank.
Heifers: British Blue 213.1p Belzies, Limousin 206.5p Cleughhead, Hereford 201.1p, 199.2p East Tinwald House, Blonde 190.5p Todholes.