Wed 31 August [FORFAR PRIMESTOCK REPORT]

FORFAR PRIMESTOCK REPORT

Sale Date: Wed 31 August

 

Lawrie & Symington, Forfar had forward  29  Prime Cattle and  749 Prime Sheep.

PRIME CATTLE

Bullocks (6) sold to 243p per kg for a 603kg Limousin from Nethermyres and purchased by the Firm of W.E. Fairlie, Letham and to £1585 per head for a 658 kg Limousin from Gask and purchased by J. Chapman (Butchers) Ltd., Wishaw to average 238 p per kg.

Heifers (23) sold to 256p per kg for a 548kg Limousin from Nethermyres and purchased by the Firm of J.B. Penman, Butchers, Crail and to £1500 per head for a 633 kg Charolais from Middlehill and purchased by D. Greenhill to average 235p per kg.

Leading Prices per kg. –

Bullocks –

Lim. 241p Gask, 240p & 239p Nethermyres, 239p Woodhead of Mailer; Char. 224p Chapel of Barras.

Heifers –

Lim. 250p (twice) Nethermyres & West Bog, 248p Woodhead of Mailer, 242p Wester Coldrain, 241p West Bog, 239p Craignathro; Char. 237p Middlehill, 230p Mains of Melgund.

Leading Prices per head –

Bullocks –

Lim. £1471, £1467 & £1465 Nethermyres, £1405 Woodhead of Mailer.

Heifers –

Lim. £1461 (twice) Gask & Nethermyres, £1458 Mains of Melgund, £1455 West Bog, £1449 & £1445 Woodhead of Mailer; Char. £1500 Middlehill, £1438 Mains of Melgund.

PRIME SHEEP

Prime Lambs

With the harvest well under way in the area, a smaller show of 500 lambs were forward with all classes slightly easier on the week. Lambs sold to 202.2p for a pair of 46.5kg Beltex’s from R. & A. Stodart, Mill of Inverarity and to £100 for a 52 kg Suffolk from Messrs T.M. & R. Wilson, Wairds of Alpity to average 167.5p (less 4.6p on the week).

SQQ ave. 180.8p

Leading Prices per kilo –

Texel 200p Mains of Balhall, 193.2p West Mains of Turin; Beltex 200p Mill of Inverarity, 198p Witton; Charollais 193.1p Shandford, 192.7p West Mains of Turin; Suffolk 192.3p Wairds of Alpity, 185.9p West Mains of Turin.

Leading Prices per head –

Beltex £97 Witton, £94 Mill of Inverarity; Char. £92.50 West Mains of Turin; Texel £92 Uras, £87 Mains of Balhall; Suff. £86.50 Uras, £86 Shandford.

Cast Ewes & Rams (249) met a similar trade on the week. Top Price of the day went to Mrs Helga Irvine, West Pitcorthie for a pen of Suffolk Ewes reaching £82.

Other Leading Prices –

Ewes –

Cont. £79 West Pitcorthie; Texel £78.50 Whitemyre; Cross £69 North Mains of Balluderon; Chev. £64.50 Newhouse of Glamis; B.F. £58 Lednathie Est.

Rams –

Char. £71 Purgavie.