Wed 1 April [FORFAR PRIMESTOCK REPORT]

FORFAR PRIMESTOCK REPORT

Sale Date: Wed 1 April

Lawrie & Symington, Forfar had forward 24 Prime and Cast Cattle and 1040 Prime Sheep.

PRIME CATTLE

Prime Cattle continued to sell well considering a smaller show of buyers here today.

7 Bullocks ave. 232.1p or £1480.59

16 Heifers ave. 228.3p or £1340.82

Top Price in the cattle ring was 272p for a tremendous Lim. X BB Heifer consigned by Craignathro Farms Ltd., Forfar and purchased by Penman Butchers, Crail.

Top Prices per kg. –

Heifers –

Lim. 248p (twice) Nether Myres; Cont. 242p Nether Myres; Lim.X BB 272p, 258p Craignathro Farms Ltd.; B.P. 236p Newton of Guthrie; Sim. 224p Mill of Inverarity; Char. 244p Gask; Lim.X (Heavy) 232p West Bog; Cont. X (Heavy) 220p West Bog & Craignathro Farms; B.B. x 210p (twice) Todhall.

Bullocks –

Lim. 256p Nether Myres; Cont. 240p Gask; Lim. X (Heavy) 236p, 230p & 226p Nether Myres; Path.X 220p Todhall; Cont. X 218p Newton of Guthrie.

Top Prices per head –

Bullocks –

Lim. £1585.92 & £1564.16 Nether Myres; Lim.X £1555.20 Gask; Path.x £1507 Todhall.

Heifers –

Lim. X BB £1620.24 & £1593.92 Craignathro Farms; Char. £1539.64 Gask; Lim. £1454.64 West Bog; Cont. £1420.54 Nether Myres.

CAST BULLS

Beef Shorthorn £1090 (96p) Craigeassie.

PRIME SHEEP

Prime Hoggets (989) sold to 227.1p for 42.5kg Beltex’s from R. Downie, Newton Farm and to £101 for 48 kg Beltex’s from A.D. Beaton, Newmill of Inshewan to average 185.9p (plus 5p on the week).

Leading Prices per kilo –

Beltex 226.2p Kinrive; Beltex x 210.4p Newmill of Inshewan; Cont. 209.9p Newbigging of Ceres; Chev. 209.5p West Pittendreich; Tex. 206p Gibsonhall Farm; Suff. 204.9p Heatherstacks; Tex.x 204p Greenford; Suff.x 204.6p West Pittendreich; Chev. 201.2p Kinrive; Down 198.8p Newton Farm; Char. 196.6p West Mains of Turin.

Leading Prices per head –

Suff. £100 West Pittendreich; Suff. X £99 Newbigging of Ceres;  Belt. £96.50 Newton Farm; Tex. £96 Nether Logie;  Down £95 West Pittendreich; Belt.x £95 Kinrive; Tex.x £93 Newbigging of Ceres; Char. £92.50 West Mains of Turin; Chev. £88 West Pittendreich; Cont. £88 Newmill of Inshewan; Chev. x £85 Leoch Farms.

Cast Ewes & Rams (51)

Leading Prices per Head –

Ewes –

Suff. £136 Balnagarrow; Tex. £120 Leoch Farms; Tex.x £100 Wellbank; Cont. £96 Fallaw; Cross £95 Holemill; Suff.x £90 Balnagarrow.

Clean Sheep

Tex. £88 Holemill; Tex.x £60 Holemill.