Sale Date: Wed 24 August


Lawrie & Symington, Forfar had forward 39 Prime Cattle, Cast Cows and Bulls and 1003 Prime Sheep.


Bullocks (10) sold to 242p per kg for a 637kg Limousin from Nethermyres and £1541 per head for the same beast and purchased by James Ewart Ltd. to average 228p per kg.

Heifers (22) sold to 256p per kg (twice), firstly for a 588 kg Limousin from West Bog and to £1505 for the same beast and also 256p for a 527 kg Limousin  from Nethermyres and both purchased by the Firm of J.B. Penman, Crail to average 238p per kg.

Leading Prices per kg. –

Bullocks –

Lim.  238p (three times) Gask, Nethermyres (twice),  237p Craignathro, 235p Nethermyres, 224p Wester Coldrain; Char. 225p Wester Coldrain; Sal. X 204p Leyshade.

Heifers –

Lim. 246p & 245p Nethermyres, 244p,242p & 240p Craignathro, 240p & 239p Mill of Inverarity, 240p & 234p West Bog, 239p & 236p Mains of Melgund, 234p Wester  Coldrain; BRB 238p Gask; A.A. 238p Mains of Melgund.

Leading Prices per head –

Bullocks –

Lim. £1442 & £1428 Nethermyres, £1431 Craignathro, £1384 Leyshade, £1337 Gask; Saler £1370 Leyshade.

Heifers –

BRB £1485 Gask; Lim. £1474 & £1464 Woodhead of Mailer, £1465 & £1441 Mains of Melgund, £1423 & £1420 West Bog, £1396, £1356 & £1342 Craignathro, £1317 Wester Coldrain; A.A. £1389 Mains of Melgund.

Cows (5) averaged 124p per kg.

A.A. £1085 (125p) Dunlappie, £880 (128p) Downiebank; Lim. £870 (124p) & £850 (125p) Downiebank; Sim. £845 (117p) Newbigging of Craighall.

Bulls (2)

Char. £1010 (116p) Shandford; Lim. £940 (111p) Deuchar.



A smaller show of 607 lambs met an easier trade on the week, with all classes proving harder to cash. Lambs sold to 202.2p for a pen of 46kg Texels from Mr. Andrew Beattie, Tulliwhanland and to £95 for a pen of 48.5 kg Texels from the same home to average 172.1p (back 10.2p on the week, but up 33.5p on the corresponding sale last year).

SQQ 184.5p

Leading prices per kilo –

Texel 197.8p Tulliwhanland, 191.7p Gyratesmyre; Belt. 195.7p Shandford; Cont. 183.2p West Pitcorthie; Texel X 182.6p Over Baldinnie.

Leading prices per head –

Texel £93 Tulliwhanland, £92 Gyratesmyre; Belt. £92 Shandford; Texel X £92 Hallhill, £90 Mid Gallowhill; Cont. £88 West Pitcorthie.

Cast Ewes and Rams (396) met a similar trade on the week. Top Price of the day went to Mr. Andrew Beattie, Tulliwhanland for a Texel Ewe reaching £87.50.

Other Leading Prices –

Texel £87 Tulliwhanland; Texel X £78 Meikle Tullo, £76 Balconnel; Suffolk £69 North Mains of Baldovan; Cont. £67 Mains of Creuchies; Cross £65 Cairnton; B.F. £57 Nether Drumheads