Sale Date: Wed 10 May


Lawrie & Symington, Forfar had forward 54 Prime Cattle and OTM’s  and 736  Prime Sheep.


Bullocks (9) sold to a top of 242 p per kg (twice)  once for a  616 kg Limousin from Gask and purchased by Scott Bros., Dundee and also a 605kg Limousin from Nethermyres and purchased by W.E. Fairlie Ltd., Letham  and also to £1490.72 for  a 616 kg beast from Gask to average 2.25p per kg.

Heifers (27) sold to a top of 260p per kg for a 526 kg Limousin from Nethermyres and purchased by J.B. Penman, Butchers, Crail and also £1448.66 for a Limousin from West Bog and purchased by James Ewart Ltd. to average 223p per kg.

Leading Prices per kg –

Bullocks –

Lim. 233p & 230p  Nethermyres, 225p Riggs, 224p & 222p Woodhead of Mailer.

Heifers –

Lim. 252p Woodhead of Mailer, 248 West Bog, 240 Gask, 239 Pityot, 236 Craignathro, 232p Pityot; Char. 224p & 221p Pityot.

Leading Prices per head –

Bullocks –

Lim. £1464.10 & £1462.80 Nethermyres, £1440.32 Woodhead of Mailer.

Heifers –

Lim. £1448.32 West Bog, £1425.60; Sim.£1447.24 Smithyton; Char. £1401 Smithyton, £1318 Millbank.

Leading Prices per kg. –

COWS (18) Sold to £1320 for a Limousin from Newton of Fotheringham or 173p per kg from the same home to average 127p per kg.

Lim. £1100 (150p) Afflochie, £730 (129p) Woodhill & Ballintuim; Sim.x  £1290 (162p) East Balloch, £640 (128p) Woodhill & Ballintuim; Here. £1240 (160p) Waterside of Thornton, £1145 (149p) Ethie Mains, £1100 (143p) Ethie Mains; A.A. £1050 (142p) East Balloch, £1050 (120p) St. Fort; High. £725 (130p) Balnagarrow, £725 (120p) Waterside of Thornton.


Incorporated in the Sale was the Tayside Suffolk Breeders Club Annual Show & Sale which was kindly sponsored by  East Coast Viners and Lawrie & Symington.      

Mr. Ewart Fairlie, Letham kindly judged the Show and his awards were as follows:-

Class 1 – Pair of Pure Suffolks (45kg and over)

1st – J. & T. MacPherson, Pitsundry

2nd – T. Howden, Stanley  

3rd – T. Sands, Southfield

Class 2 – Pair of Pure Suffolks (under 45 kgs)

1st – T. Sands, Southfield

2nd – C. Whitton, Corner Cottage

3rd – C. Whitton, Corner Cottage

Class 3 – Single Lamb (Pure or sired by a Suffolk)(any weight)

1st – J. & T. McPherson, Pitsundry

2nd – T. Sands, Southfield

3rd – C. Croal, Hollycroft

Class 4 – Single Ewe

1st – J. & T. McPherson, Pitsundry

2nd – J. Scott, East Ingliston

3rd – C. Croal, Hollycroft

Class  5 – Open Class – Pair of Cross Lambs by Suffolk (Any weight)

1st – J. & T. McPherson, Pitsundry

2nd – W. Mather & Sons, Shandford

3rd – W. Mather & Sons, Shandford

CHAMPION –   (Class 1) - J. & T. McPherson, Pitsundry

RESERVE – (Class 5) – J. & T. McPherson, Pitsundry

PRIME LAMBS (49) Sold to £130 from Pitsundry or to 282p per kg from North Mains of Baldovan to average 232p per kg.

Leading Prices per head -

Suffolk £127 North Mains of Baldovan, £122 Pitsundry, £120 Stanley.

Tex. £113 Hollycroft, £104 Pitsundry, £103 Hollycroft.

Leading Prices per kg. –

Suffolk 257p Corner Cottage, 247p Stanley.

Tex. 226p Pitsundry, 223p Hollycroft.

PRIME HOGGS (522) sold to £100 (three times) for Beltex’s from Easter Balgillo (twice)  and Crossgates or 230p per kg for Texel from Crossgates to average 183p per kg.

SQQ ave 189p per kg.

Leading Prices per head –

Tex. £98.50 Newbigging of Craighall, £98 Newmill of Inshewan & Middlehill, £96 Crossgates; Belt. £99 (twice) Easter Balgillo, £98 Easter Balgillo, £91 (twice) Glenmoy & Drumyellow; Suff. £91 Crossgates & Gibsonhall, £90 Drumyellow, £87.50 Newbigging of Craighall; Cont. £86.50 & £84 Newmill of Inshewan, £80 & £78 Gibsonhall; Mule £88 Middlehill, £80 Little Ballo; Chev. £90 (twice) Auchronie, £87.50 & £85 Glenmoy, £80 (twice) Er. Cammock & Middlehill; B.F. £85 Middlehill, £80.50 Little Ballo, £78 (twice) Newmill of Inshewan.

Leading Prices per kg –

Tex. 211p Glenmoy, 210p Middlehill, 197p Glenmoy, 193p Ferniebrae; Belt. 214p Glenmoy, 206p Drumyellow, 192p Er. Balgillo; Suff. 190p Gibsonhall, 186p Newbigging of Craighall, 177p Southtown of Melgund; Cont. 195p Gibsonhall, 194p Newton of Inshewan, 192p Gibsonhall; Mule 175p Little Ballo, 167p Middlehill; Chev. 203p & 188p Glenmoy, 170p Er. Cammock; B.F. 183p Little Ballo, 179p Newmill of Inshewan, 175p Greenford.

EWES (165)

Tex. £100 Shandford, £98 Hole O Clean, £95 Kirkton of Kingoldrum; Suff. £120 (twice) Pitsundry & Hollycroft, £110 (twice) Southtown & Govals; Cont. £91 Ferniebrae, £90 Hole O Clean; Cross £70 Rosemount, £78 Townhead; B.F. £42 Middlehill.