Wed 15 June [Forfar Primestock Sale]

Forfar Primestock Sale

Sale Date: Wed 15 June


Lawrie & Symington, Forfar had forward 36 Prime Cattle and  1 OTM  and  204  Prime Sheep.  


Bullocks (12) sold to 228p per kg twice, firstly for a 620kg Limousin from Nethermyres and £1413 per head purchased by Fleming Butchers, Arbroath, secondly for a 589kg Limousin again from Nethermyres and £1342 per head purchased by the Firm of W.E. Fairlie to average 207p per kg.

Heifers (24) sold to 240p per kg for a 517kg Limousin from Nethermyres and purchased by the Firm of J.B. Penman,  Butchers, Crail and to £1312 for a 640kg Limousin from Pityot purchased by Stuart Annand, Crathie Lodge to average 210p per kg.

Leading Prices per kilo –

Bullocks –

Lim. 210p Newton of Fotheringham & Pityot, 208p Gask, 206p Balcarresward; BA 210p Nethermyres; Saler x 202p Chapel of Barras.

Heifers –

Lim. 238p Gask, 220p Craignathro ,Balcarresward and South Ballo, 218p Riggs; BRB 212p Craignathro; A.A. 214p Pityot.

Leading Prices per head –

Bullocks –

Lim. £1406 Gask, £1375 Newton of Fotheringham, £1351 Balcarresward, £1342 Nethermyres, £1304 Pityot, £1225 Chapel of Barras; Saler x £1254 Chapel of Barras; BA £1247 Nethermyres.

Heifers –

Lim. £1253 Pitgarvie, £1244 Gask, South Ballo, £1240 Nethermyres, £1236 Craignathro, £1225 Chapel of Barras; A.A. £1294 Pityot; Char. £1248 Pityot; BRB £1189 Craignathro; Sim. X £1186 & £1175 Pitgarvie.

Cows (1)

B.Short. £1070 (125p) Whitehall


A very good Show of Spring Lambs followed the nationwide trend in being easier on the week.

Spring Lambs (175) sold to 186.1p  for a pen of 43kg Texels from Mr. D.J. McKerrow, Nochnary and to £92 for a 52kg Texel from the same home to average 170p (less 37.2p on the week).

SQQ ave. 178.6p

Leading Prices per kilo –

Texel 183.7p Easter Cash; Texel x 180.2p Prieston; Suff. 178.3p Southtown of Melgund.

Leading Prices per head –

Texel £89 Nochnary; Texel x £84 Over Baldinnie; Suffolk £82 Southtown of Melgund.

Cast Ewes reached a top of £86 (twice) for Suffolks from the Firm of C. & L. Wylie, Balnagarrow and Continentals from the  Firm of M.G. Reid, Gyratesmyre.

Other leading prices –

Texel £80 Balnagarrow;  Cont. £78 Archgrove; Texel x £77 Broadshade.