FORFAR PRIMESTOCK REPORT
Sale Date: Wed 16 November
Lawrie & Symington, Forfar had forward 46 Prime Cattle and Cast Cows also 553 Prime Sheep.
Bullocks (14) sold to 250p per kg for a 605 kg Limousin from Nethermyres and to £1512 for the same beast and purchased Fleming Butchers, Arbroath to average 224p per kg.
Heifers (22) sold to 260p per kg for a 582 kg Limousin from West Bog and to £1513 for the same animal and purchased by the Firm of J.B. Penman, Butchers, Crail to average 227p per kg.
Leading Prices per kg –
Lim. 246p, 240p & 235p Nethermyres, 243p Gask, 230p Chapel of Barras, 228p Gask, 225p South Ballo, 210p Pityot; A.A. 220p Pityot; Char. 211p Pityot; Saler 210p Chapel of Barras.
Lim. 250p & 248p Nethermyres, 241p Gask, 238p & 236p South Ballo, 236p West Bog & Craignathro, 232p (twice) Craignathro, 220p Chapel of Barras; Char. 229p Nethermyres; Sim. 215p Pityot.
Leading Prices per head –
Lim. £1511 & £1485 Nethermyres, £1485 Chapel of Barras, £1475 Gask, £1473 Nethermyres, £1453 Pityot, £1406 Gask, £1320 South Ballo; Char. £1337 Pityot; Sal. £1335 Chapel of Barras; A.A. £1271 Pityot.
Lim. £1475 West Bog, £1424, £1390 & £1366 Craignathro, £1368 Gask, £1340 & £1319 Nethermyres, £1287 Chapel of Barras; Char. £1389 Pityot; Sim. £1365 & £1324 Pityot.
Cows (10) sold to £1085 and 136p per kg to average 120p per kg.
A.A. £1085 (123p) St. Fort H.F., £850 (116p) Downiebank, £825 (118p) St. Fort; Char. £1025 (126p) Abbeythune, £860 (118p) Abbeythune; BRB £915 (130p) Downiebank; Lim. £885 (136p) Abbeythune; Saler £600 (101p) Gibsonhall.
A mixed show of 370 lambs followed the nationwide trend in being easier on the week for all classes. Lambs sold to 186.6p for a pen of 41 kg Continentals from Messrs D. Smith, Scobshaugh and to £90 for a pen of 56kg Texels from Messrs D. Stewart & Son, Mains of Dalrulzion to average 154.5p (back 6p on the week).
Leading Prices per kilo –
Beltex 184.3p & 180p Scobshaugh, 170.2p Mill of Inverarity; Texel 173.2p Mains of Dalrulzion, 170.8p & 168.5p Scobshaugh; Cheviot 168p Mains of Dalrulzion; Texel x 167.6p New Gilston, 167p Townhead, 166.7p Loyal.
Leading Prices per head –
Texel £87 & £84 Mains of Dalrulzion; Beltex £85 Scobshaugh, £80.50 Mill of Inverarity & Cairnton; Cont. £80 Southtown of Melgund; Texel x £78.50 Ashburn, £78 Mill of Inverarity, £77.50 Cairnton & Smiddyhouse; Suff. £78 Mill of Inverarity.
Cast Ewes & Rams (183) were forward with all classes sharper on the week. Top Price of the day for ewes went to Rossie Home Farms for a pen of Texel Ewes making £76.50 to average £49.58 (up £5.20 on the week).
Other Leading Ewe Prices –
Tex. £75 Mains of Dalrulzion, £70.50 New Gilston, Suff. £74.50 New Gilston; Cross £74 New Gilston, £70 Rossie H.F.; Chev. £60.50 Ashmore & Strone; B.F. £56 Viola Cott.
Lly. £75 Hallhill (Edzell)
Also forward were 40 Store Lambs selling to a top of £51 (twice) for a Suffolk off Mrs M. Swain, New Gilston and a pen of cheviots from A.G. Simpson, Mornity.