FORFAR PRIMESTOCK REPORT
Sale Date: Wed 23 November
Lawrie & Symington, Forfar had forward 50 Prime Cattle and Cast Cows and Young Bull also 848 Prime Sheep.
Bullocks (8) sold to 247p per kg (twice), first for a 597 kg Limousin from Nethermyres and purchased by Falconer Family Butchers, Arbroath and secondly for a 610kg Limousin again from Nethermyres and purchased by Fleming Butchers, Arbroath and to £1542 per head for a 640kg Limousin from Gask and purchased by Fleming Butchers, Arbroath to average 234p per kg.
Heifers (31) sold to 268p per kg for a 587kg Limousin from Nethermyres and purchased by J.B. Penman Butchers, Crail and to £1662 per head for a 676kg Limousin from Craignathro to average 232p per kg.
Leading Prices per kg –
Lim. 241p Gask, 240p Woodhead of Mailer, 238p & 230p Nethermyres, 217p & 214p Pityot.
Lim. 258p West Bog, 255p Gask, 252p & 249p West Bog, 247p Gask, 246p Nethermyres & Craignathro, 242p Nethermyres, 234p Chapel of Barras; Char. 242p Woodhead of Mailer.
Leading Prices per head –
Lim. £1527, £1506, £1501 & £1474 Nethermyres, £1403 & £1373 Pityot, £1384 Woodhead of Mailer.
Lim. £1573 Nethermyres, £1525, £1515 & £1511 Craignathro; £1474 West Bog, £1422 Gask, £1372 Pityot; Char. £1396 Woodhead of Mailer.
Young Bulls (1)
Lim. £1260 (205p) Woodhead of Mailer.
Sim. £890 (107p) Suttieside; A.A. £880 (108p) Suttieside; Saler £845 (112p) Kinclune; Lim. £780 (116p) Scobshaugh.
A very mixed show of 685 lambs met a sharper trade on the week where more numbers could have been sold to suit buyers requirements. Lambs sold to 209.3p for a pen of 43kg Texels from Messrs M.A. Steele & Co., Goddens and to £100 for a pen of 48.5kg Beltex’s from A. & P.M. Gauld (A. Firm), Fawsyde to average 174.5p (up 20p on the week).
Leading prices per kilo –
Beltex 206.6p Mains of Balhall, 206.2p Fawsyde, 200p Cairncortie; Tex. 206.3p Fawsyde, 196.4p Goddens, 195.6p Ferniebrae; Suff. 200p Cairnleith; Cont. 191.8p Fawsyde.
Leading prices per head –
Belt. £96 Cairncortie, £94 Mains of Balhall, £90 Cairncortie; Tex. £99 Fawsyde, £90 Goddens, £89 Cairncortie & Beech Wynd; Cont. £94 Fawsyde; Suff. £90 Cairnleith, £89 Beech Wynd.
Cast Ewes & Rams (163). With trade slightly up on the week. Top Price of the day went to Mrs A.E. Barron, West Newton for a pen of Suffolk Ewes making £80.
Other Leading Ewe Prices –
Tex. £79 & £77 Nether Logie, £68.50 Tomlea; Suff. £74.50 Henderston Farms, £74 Hollycroft, £71 Henderston Farms; Belt. £68 Mains of Balhall; Cross £65 Scotston; Cont. Wedders £57 Millden; B.F. Wedders £56 Millden.
Also forward were 188 Store Lambs selling to a top of £52 for a pen of Texels from Fiona Rattray, Muirton of Drumlochy.
Other Leading Prices –
Texel £50 Stepends; Suffolk £39.50 Laighwood.