FORFAR PRIMESTOCK REPORT
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. –
Lim. 238p (three times) Gask, Nethermyres (twice), 237p Craignathro, 235p Nethermyres, 224p Wester Coldrain; Char. 225p Wester Coldrain; Sal. X 204p Leyshade.
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 –
Lim. £1442 & £1428 Nethermyres, £1431 Craignathro, £1384 Leyshade, £1337 Gask; Saler £1370 Leyshade.
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.
Char. £1010 (116p) Shandford; Lim. £940 (111p) Deuchar.
PRIME SHEEP (1003)
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).
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