Wed 8 April [FORFAR PRIMESTOCK REPORT]

FORFAR PRIMESTOCK REPORT

Sale Date: Wed 8 April

Lawrie & Symington, Forfar had forward  33  Prime and Cast Cattle and 1481       Prime Sheep.

PRIME CATTLE

7 Bullocks ave. 226p or £1421.29 (- 6p on the week)

21 Heifers ave. 224.2p or £1281.50 (- 4p on the week)

Top Price in the cattle ring was 254p for a cracking Limousin Cross Bullock consigned by George McFadzean, Woodhead of Mailer and bought by Scott Brothers, Dundee.

Top Price per Kilo –

HEIFERS –

Lim. 252p Craignathro Farms; Cont. 252p Woodhead of Mailer; B.B. 250p Nether Myres; B.P. 250p Woodhead of Mailer; Sim. 234p Mains of Melgund; Char. 224p Gask; Lim.x 244p Nether Myres; Cont.x 236p & 224p West Bog; Char. X 220p Shandford; B.B. x 222p & 220p Craignathro; Cont. (Irish) 210p Craigends.

BULLOCKS –

Lim.x BB 254p Woodhead of Mailer; Lim. 242p Nether Myres; B.B. x 226p Gask; Cont. 224p Nether Myres.

Top Prices per head –

BULLOCKS –

Lim.X BB £1521.46 Woodhead of Mailer; B.B. £1496.12 Gask; Cont. £1488.30, £1464.96 & £1391.52 Nether Myres.

HEIFERS –

Lim. £1515.24 Nether Myres; Lim.x £1500 Woodhead of Mailer; Cont. £1451.52 Craignathro; Cont.x £1436.40 Woodhead of Mailer; Lim.x BB £1432.50 Nether Myres.

CAST COWS (5)

Cast Cows sold to a top of 125.7p for a Charolais off Newbigging of Craighall to average 121.4p.

Top Prices –

Char. £915 Newbigging of Craighall; A.A. £895 & £795 St. Fort; Lincoln Red £775 St. Fort.

PRIME SHEEP

Prime Sheep (1383) sold to 225.9p for 42.5kg Beltex x from the Firm of Gibsonhall Farm and to £101 (twice) for 69kg Suffolks from G.K. Robertson, Heatherstacks and 56kg Texels from Messrs Jackson, Southtown of Melgund to average 182.9p.

SQQ Hoggets ave. 205.4p.

Leading Prices per kilo –

Belt. 212.1p Kinrive; Suff. 210.5p Hatton of Cargill; Belt.x 209.8p Kinrive; Tex. 209.6p Heatherstacks; Cont. 206.9p Kinrive and Birkenbush; Tex.x 206.8p Birkenbush; Chev. 202.4p Kinrive;  Chev.x 200p Newton of Fotheringham; Suff.x. 200p Little Ballo; B.F. 193.2p Newmill of Inshewan; Down 189.1p Nether Migvie; Cross 188.2p Wester Coull Farms.

Leading Prices per head –

Suff. £99 Boghall; Belt. £98 Easter Balgillo; Tex. £98 Southtown of Melgund; Suff.x £96.50 Newmill of Inshewan; Belt.x £96 Gibsonhall; Down £96 Birkenbush; Chev. £95 Easter Balgillo; Cont. £94 Newmill of Inshewan; Chev.x £94 Easter Balgillo; Tex.x £92 Tewel, Birkenbush and Mid Gallowhill; B.F. £87 Newmill of Inshewan; Cross £80 Henderston Farms & Wester Coull Farms.

Cast Ewes and Rams (98)

Leading Prices per head –

Ewes –

Suff. £112 Baldovie; Tex. £111 Shandford; Tex.x. £96 Baldovie;  Suff.x £95 Mid Gallowhill; Cont. £94 Baldovie; Belt. £93 Mill of Inverarity; Cross £90 Laighwood, Shandford and Mid Gallowhill; Down £88 Purgavie; Chev. £88 Scryne; B.F. £72 Glenisla; H.B. £70 Laighwood.

Rams –

B.F. £70 Newmill of Inshewan