Lanark auction mart, Scotland
Lawrie and Symington sold 388 prime and cast sheep on Monday (24 June), along with 44 prime cattle and 52 cast cows. New season lambs averaged 236.39p/kg and sold to 286.4p for a 44kg Texel, while hoggets peaked at 212.5p for a 36kg Texel and averaged 161.5p/kg. Texels also topped the cast ewe and ram section at £108.50.
In the cattle ring, a 545kg Limousin heifer took the day’s top price of 274p/kg, with bullocks selling to 245p. Overall, butchers’ cattle averaged 244.8p/kg. A Limousin also headed the cast cow section, at 181p/kg. Beef cows averaged 148.3p, with dairy cows settling at 121.9p and reaching a peak of 145.8p/kg.
Store bullocks averaged 219.6p/kg, with heifers at 204.4p/kg.