Sale Date: Wed 28 January

Lawrie & Symington, Forfar had forward 34 Prime & Cast Cattle and 866 Prime Sheep.



9 Bullocks ave. 231.9p or £1442.45.

19 Heifers ave. 234.5p or £1375.79.

Top Price in the cattle ring was 262p for a Limousin Bullocks consigned by A.A. & J. Brand, Nether Myres and purchased by Alan Kennedy, James Ewart Ltd.

Top Prices per kg –

Bullocks –

Lim. 262p Nether Myres; Cont. 248p Woodhead of Mailer; B.B. 246p Nether Myres; B.P. 238p and 232p Todhall; Heavy Char. 210p and 208p Craigend.

Heifers –

Lim. 268p and 254p Nether Myres; B.B.x 260p Gask; Cont. 258p Woodhead of Mailer; Lim.X 248p and 244p Mill of Inverarity; B.P. 246p Todhall; Char. 242p Gask; Cont.x 240p and 230p Craignathro; A.A. 240p Woodhead of Mailer; Char.x 232p and 230p Craigend.

Top Prices per head –

Bullocks –

Lim. £1606.06, £1562.10 and £1550 Nether Myres; Cont. £1550 Woodhead of Mailer; Char. £1404.90 Craigend; B.B. x £1373.26 Todhall.

Heifers –

Lim. £1530.16 Mill of Inverarity; B.B. £1502.80 Gask; Cont. £1492.76 Nether Myres; Lim.x £1432.28 Mill of Inverarity; Cont. £1413.60 Craignathro.

Cast Cows (5)  Average 107.9p followed the national trend, and were cheaper on the week.

Top Prices –

Cont. £880 & £840 (118.9p and 116.2p) Haymount; B.P £710 Abbeythune.

Cast Bulls (1)

Lim. £1080 Abbeythune.


Prime Hoggets (660) sold to 232.5p for 40kg Beltex’s from Messrs D.J. Thomson, Pitnacree and to £100 for 56kg Texels from T. Barclay, Tamsacre.

Good quality handyweight hoggets sold away to a sound trade, but heavier types were easier on the week.

SQQ Hoggets averaged 192.3p

Leading Prices per kilo –

Tex. 215.7p Torrax; Belt. 214.5p Pitnacree; Belt.x 207.6p Pitnacree; Cont. 207.5p Pitnacree; Tex.x 206.4p Torrax; Suff. 202.2p Torrax; Char. 186.4p West Mains of Turin; Suff.X 182.9p West Mains of Kincaldrum; Down 182.5p Little Ballo; B.F. 159.1p Cairnton.

Leading Prices per head –

Cont. £98 Torrax; Tex. £97 Torrax; Tex.x £96 Torrax; Belt. £93 Pitnacree; Suff. £93 Torrax; Suff.x £90 Torrax; Down £86 Minard; Belt. £83 Pitnacree; Char. £82 West Mains of Turin; B.F. £70 Cairnton.

Cast Ewes and Rams (206)

Ewes –

Leading Prices per head –

Tex. £115 Torrax; Tex.x £101 Nether Pratis; Cont. £99 Torrax; Chev. £93 Kinnaird; Belt. £93 Torrax; Suff. £79 Nether Pratis; Cross £71 Gormack; B.F. £67 Mains of Creuchies.

Rams –

Blue Lei. £88 Nether Pratis; Tex. £70 Gormack; Tex.x £50 Smiddyhouse.