Wed 25 January [FORFAR PRIMESTOCK REPORT]

FORFAR PRIMESTOCK REPORT

Sale Date: Wed 25 January

 

Lawrie & Symington, Forfar had forward 30 Prime Cattle and OTM’s  and 459 Prime Sheep. Also forward was  398 Store Hoggs.

PRIME CATTLE

Bullocks (8) sold to 242p per kg for a 649kg Limousin from Nethermyres and £1570 for the same beast and purchased by Falconer Family Butchers, Arbroath to average 234p per kg.

Heifers (16) sold to 260p per kg for a 599kg Limousin from West Bog and to £1557 for the same beast purchased by J.Penman, Butchers, Crail to average 237p per kg.

Leading Prices per kilo –

Bullocks –

Lim. 241p Gask, 234p Mill of Inverarity, 232p Chapel of Barras, 230 & 229p Nethermyres; Char. 241p Nethermyres;A.A. 228p Shandford.

Heifers –

Lim. 249p Nethermyres, 247p Gask, 245p West Bog, 244p Newton of Fotheringham, 242p & 241p Craignathro, 240p Nethermyres, 238p Mill of Inverarity & Craignathro; Char. 228p & 219p Shandford.

Leading Prices per head –

Bullocks –

Lim. £1524 & £1513 Nethermyres, £1436 Gask, £1410 Chapel of Barras, £1378 Mill of Inverarity; Char. £1499 Nethermyres; A.A. £1425 Shandford.

Heifers –

Lim. £1514 West Bog, £1481 Nethermyres, £1473 Newton of Fotheringham, £1451 & £1443 Craignathro, £1412 Gask; Char. £1257 Shandford.

Cows (6)

Lim. £890 (139p) & £855 (122p) Myreside; A.A. £855 (117p) Shandford; B Sh. £785 (122p) Shandford.

PRIME SHEEP

A poorer show of 369 Prime Hoggs were forward with over half the sale above 46kg. Hoggs sold to 186.3p or £88.50 for a 47.5kg Beltex from A.D. Beaton, Newmill of Inshewan to average 158p (back 3.3p on the week).

Leading Prices per kilo –

Suffolk 179.6p Smiddyhouse; Texel 177.3p (twice) Smiddyhouse & East Memus, 172.5p Newmill of Inshewan; B.F. 166.7p Minard; Cheviot 163.8p Ashmore & Strone.

Leading Prices per head –

Suffolk £88 Smiddyhouse, £79 Parkhill; Texel £86 Smiddyhouse, £82 South Baldutho & Mid Gallowhill, £81 East Memus; B.F. £76 Newmill of Inshewan.

Also forward were 90 Cast Ewes & Rams which met a similar trade on the week. More could have been sold to suit buyers requirements.

Top Price of the day went to J. Jackson, Southtown of Melgund for a pair of Suffolk Ewes making £76.50.

Other Leading Prices –

Suffolk £74.50 Mid Gallowhill; Texel £71.50 Balholmie; H.B.  £68.50 Huntingfaulds; Cross £66.50 Huntingfaulds, Tillygloom & Mid Gallowhill.

STORE HOGGS (398)

Suffolk £62 Redford, £60 Tomlea; Texel £63 & £62.50 Cairncross, £62 Hallhill (Edzell), Tomlea (twice); Cross £52.50 Tomlea; B.F. £50 & £46.50 Cairncross.