Wed 15 February [FORFAR PRIMESTOCK REPORT]

FORFAR PRIMESTOCK REPORT

Sale Date: Wed 15 February

 

Lawrie & Symington, Forfar had forward 29 Prime Cattle and 635 Prime Sheep.

PRIME CATTLE

Bullocks (13) sold to 249p per kg for a 623kg Limousin from Nethermyres and purchased by Fleming Butchers, Arbroath and to £1552 per head for a 626 kg Limousin again from Nethermyres and purchased by Falconer Family Butchers, Arbroath to average 227p per kg.

Heifers (16) sold to 258p per kg for a 593kg Limousin from Nethermyres and £1529 per head for the same beast and purchased by J.B. Penman, Crail to average 225p per kg.

Leading Prices per kg.-

Bullocks –

Lim. 248p & 246p Nethermyres, 236p (twice) Mill of Inverarity, 230p Gask, 228p Wr. Coldrain, 221p Spittal.

Heifers –

Lim. 245p Nethermyres, 242p Gask, 241p Nethermyres, 235p Mill of Inverarity, 234p Nethermyres, 230p Wr. Coldrain; BRB 221p Chapel of Barras; Char. 205p Spittal.

Leading Prices per head –

Bullocks –

Lim. £1551 & £1549 Nethermyres, £1524 Gask, £1500 Mill of Inverarity, £1465 Nethermyres, £1366 Wr. Coldrain, £1320 Chapel of Barras.

Heifers –

Lim. £1500 Gask, £1467 & £1415 Nethermyres, £1395 Mill of Inverarity, £1352 Nethermyres, £1310 Newton of Fotheringham.

PRIME SHEEP

Prime Hoggs (635) sold to a top of 195p per kg for a 44 kg Beltex from Messrs B. Findlay, Er. Balgillo and to £95 for a 51kg from Messrs W.D. Farquharson, Cairncortie to average 162p per kg. (down 8.3p on the week). Todays average is less due to the amount of out of spec hoggs forward (plus 45kg) with 407 out of the 635 hoggs over 47kg.

Leading Prices per kg –

Beltex 195p Er. Balgillo; Tex. 190p Mill of Inverarity; Tex.x 186p Cairncortie; B.F. 167p Lednathie; Cross 162p Lednathie.

Leading Prices per head –

Belt. £89 Er. Balgillo; Tex. £88 Cairncortie; Tex.x £88.50 Beldavie; Cont. £86 Heatherstacks; Suff. £83 Heatherstacks.

Cast Ewes & Rams (131)

Tex. £107 Mill of Inverarity, £95 Grangehall; Cont. £90 Grangehall; Tex.x £85 Mill of Inverarity; Mule £70 Newton of Inshewan; B.F. £40 Kinclune; Cheviot £40  Scryne.