Wed 29 April [Forfar Primestock Sale]

Forfar Primestock Sale

Sale Date: Wed 29 April

Lawrie & Symington, Forfar had forward  35  Prime and Cast Cattle and  1033    Prime Sheep.


8 Blks ave. 203.4p or £1238.57

21 Hfrs ave. 213.9p or £1217.06

A mixed show of clean cattle today, butchers cattle still maintained recent prices, plainer sorts a lot cheaper.

Top Price was 268p for a handyweight Heifer scaling 520kilos from J.A. Peters & Son, West Bog and bought by Penman Butchers, Crail.

Top Prices per kilo –


Lim. 268p & 252p West Bog; Char. 266p Gask; Lim.x BB 254p, 250p (twice) Nether Myres; Cont.x 244p Craignathro; BB (Irish) 224p Craigends; Lim.x (Heavy) 212p Craignathro.


Lim. 242p, 236p (twice) Nether Myres; B.B. x 228p Nether Myres; Lim.x 226p Gask; A.A. 164p Westtown of Barras.

Top Prices per head –


Lim. £1558.48, £1450.08 & £1408.92 Nether Myres; Char. £1419.28 Gask; A.A. £1164.40 Westtown of Barras.


Char. £1651.86 Gask; Lim. £1440 & £1402.08 Nether Myres; Lim x £1415.20 Craignathro; Cont. £1393.60 & £1375.92 West Bog; Cont.x £1370 Nether Myres.


Prime  Lambs (30) sold to 244.9p for a 49kg Suffolk from T. & A. Greenhill, Upper Tulloes and to £129 twice for 54.5kg Suffolk from W. McCord, Craigend and 55kg from L. Learmonth, Wester Oathlaw to average 209.5p

Leading Prices per kilo –

Suff. 236.7p Craigend; Suff.x 234.6p W. Oathlaw; Tex. 234.2p Craigend; Down 230.4p Craigend; Cont. 230.2p Upper Tulloes; Tex.x 211.8p Mains of Cowie.

Leading Prices per head –

Suff. £122 Upper Tulloes; Suff.x £120 Upper Tulloes; Down £106 Craigend; Tex. £96 Craigend; Tex.x £90 Mains of Cowie & Craigend.

Prime Hoggets (941) sold to 206.3p for 40 kg Beltex’s from the Firm of Gibsonhall Farm and to £94 for 55.5kg Texels from J. Jackson, Southtown of Melgund to average 163.9p.

SQQ hoggets average 178.5p

Leading Prices per kilo –

Belt. 195.1p Kinrive; Belt. 193.2p Kinrive; Cont. 185.2p Kinrive; Tex. 184.6p Gibsonhall; Tex.x 182.6p Strone; Cross 181p Strone; Suff. 177.2p West Pittendreich; Suff.x 173.9p West Pittendreich; Chev. 176.8p Kinrive; B.F. 170.2p Newmill of Inshewan.

Leading Prices per head –

Tex. £94 Southtown of Melgund; Tex.x £93 Newmill of Inshewan; Suff. £91 West Pittendreich; Chev. £91 West Pittendreich; Cont. £89.50 Southtown of Melgund; Suff.x £89.50 West Pittendreich; Cross £87 Whitefield View; Belt. X £85 Kinrive; B.F. £80 Newmill of Inshewan.

Cast Ewes & Rams (62)

Leading Prices per head –

Ewes -

Belt. £114 Plunkie; Tex. £85 Laighwood; Suff. £80 Newmill of Inshewan & Southtown of Melgund; Down £78 Newbigging of Craighall; Cont. £74 South Ballo; H.B. £72 Over Baldinnie; Mule £70 Greigston; B.F. £50 Kilburn.