The weekly sale of store cattle at Lockerbie Auction Mart saw 221 store cattle sold with bullocks topping 300p/kg and £1,130 a head.
All classes met the dearest trade ever seen with a huge ringside of buyers from as far a field as Peterhead in attendance. Bullocks sold to 300p/kg for a Limousin cross from Messrs Spence of South Corrielaw and to a top of £1,130 for a Limousin from Messrs Graham of Carruthers. Heifers peaked at 267p/kg for a black Limousin from Mr G Bell of Haasgrove and to a top of £1,075 for a 492kg Limousin from Messrs Ewart of Belridding.
121 Bullocks averaged 214ppk and 100 Heifers averaged 201.4p/kg.
Leading price per head:
Steers -Limousin £1130 Carruthers, £1030 Belridding, £1000, £980 (x2) Haas Grove, Aberdeen Angus £1040 (x4), £990 (x2) Carruthers, Saler £970 (x5) Poldean.
Heifers – Limousin £1075, £955 (x2) Belridding, £1040 Elvanfoot, £980 Haas Grove, £910 Elvanfoot, Charolais £945 Milnholm.
Leading price per kilo:
Steers – Limousin 300p South Corrielaw, 259.5p (x3) Pielmuir, 258p, 253.1p, 252.5p, 250p Haas Grove, Simmental 277.5p (x6) Hallmeadow, Charolais 261p (x2), 255p (x4) South Corrielaw.
Heifers -Limousin 267.8p Haas Grove, Simmental 230.5p (x4) Hallmeadow, Charolais 230.3p (x6) South Corrielaw.
(Harrison and Hetherington)