Wed 24 February [FORFAR PRIMESTOCK REPORT]

FORFAR PRIMESTOCK REPORT

Sale Date: Wed 24 February

 

Lawrie & Symington, Forfar had forward 22 Prime Cattle, 2 Cows, 782  Prime Hoggets and  127        Cast Ewes and Rams.

PRIME CATTLE

Bullocks (7) sold to 252p per kilo for a 591 kg Limousin from Nethermyres and purchased by Falconer Family Butchers, Arbroath and to £1512 per head for 615 kilo Limousin from Gask and purchased by David Reid & Son, Burrelton to average 2.21p per kg.

Heifers (15) sold to 240p per kilo (twice) for a 547 kg Limousin from Mill of Inverarity and purchased by Robert Watt Butchers and for a 589 kilo Limousin from Craignathro and purchased by James Ewart Ltd. Top Price per head was £1454 for a 611 kilo Limousin from West Bog and purchased by Falconer Family Butchers, Arbroath to average 2.25p per kg.

Leading Prices per kilo –

Bullocks –

Lim. 246p Gask, 239p & 228p Nethermyres.

Heifers –

Lim. 238p West Bog and Nethermyres; Baz 212p Craignathro.

Leading Prices per head –

Bullocks –

Lim. £1489 Nethermyres, £1443 Gask, £1420 Nethermyres; Char. £1453 & £1432 Newbigging of Ceres.

Heifers –

Lim. £1413 Craignathro, £1312 Mill of Inverarity; Baz £1331 Craignathro.

Cows (2) –

Simm. £730 Whitehall; Lim. £600 Roepark.

PRIME SHEEP

Prime Hoggets (782) sold to 217.4p for 46kg Beltex’s from Messrs Bruce Findlay, Easter Balgillo and to £106 for 53kg Texels from J. Buchan, Torrax to average 182.8p.

SQQ Hoggets ave. 195.6p.

Leading Prices per kg. –

Belt. 213p Easter Balgillo; Chev. 211.1p Cairnton Cott.; Belt.x  208.8p Easter Balgillo; Tex. 208p Torrax; Tex.x 206.7p Heatherstacks; Cont. 205.9p Torrax; Chev. X 192.1p Auchronie; Suff. 190.9p Heatherstacks; Suff.x 189.4p Tewel; Down 188.8p Middle Drimmie; B.F. 171.1p Little Ballo.

Leading Prices per head –

Tex. £105 (twice) Torrax; Tex.x £104 & £103 Torrax; Cont. £100 Heatherstacks; Belt. £100 (twice) Easter Balgillo; Belt.x £98 Easter Balgillo; Chev. X £95 Cairnton Cott.; Chev. £94.50 Easter Balgillo; Suff. £95 Heatherstacks; Suff.x £93.50 Tewel; Down £91 Heatherstacks; B.F. £74.50 Henderston Farms.

Cast Ewes & Rams  (127)

Ewes –

Belt. £118 Easter Balgillo; Tex. £111 Milton; Belt.x £105 Easter Balgillo; Tex.x £102 Milton; Suff. £97 Southtown of Melgund; Cont. £92 West Whitefield; Suff. £78 Stracathro & Careston Ests.; Suff.x £75 Gibsonhall Farm; Cross £73 Stracathro & Careston Ests.; B.F. £59 Nether Drumheads.