Wed 13 July [Forfar Primestock Sale]

Forfar Primestock Sale

Sale Date: Wed 13 July

Lawrie & Symington, Forfar had forward 26 Prime Cattle and 762 Prime Sheep.  


Bullocks (9) sold to a top of 238p per kg for a 575kg Limousin from D Lumgair & Son, Gask and purchased by Scott Bros, Dundee and to £1460.91 for a 627kg Limousin from Messrs A A & J Brand, Nethermyres to Flemings of Arbroath to average 222p per kilo.

Heifers (16) sold to 250p per kg and £1477.50 for a 591kg Limousin from J A Peters & Son, West Bog and purchased by the Firm of J B Penman Butchers, Crail to average 222p per kilo.

Leading Prices per kilo –

Bullocks –

Lim. 238p Gask, 233p, 230p & 225p Nethermyres, 224p, 221p Riggs, 218p & 207p Woodhead of Mailer.

Heifers –

Lim. 250p West Bog, 242p  Nethermyres, 228p Gask, 227p Craignathro, 226p Nethermyres, 222p Nethermyres & Craignathro, 220p Chaple of Barras.

Leading Prices per head –

Bullocks –

Lim. £1461 Nethermyres, £1384 Riggs, £1380 Nethermyres, £1369 Gask, £1367 & £1359 Woodhead of Mailer.

Heifers –

Lim. £1412 Craignathro, £1389 West Bog, £1360 Craignathro, £1356 Riggs, £1354 & £1319 Craignathro, £1309 Nethermyres

Young Bulls (1)

Shorthorn £715, 128p per kg Middle Lundie.



A larger show of 651 spring lambs were forward today with trade being easier on the week.  Lambs sold to 229.9p for a pair of 43.5kg Texels from Messrs H Shanks & Co, Easter Cash, Strathmiglo and to £101 for a 52.5kg Texel for S M Blair, Newbigging of Ceres to average 190p. (less 14p per kilo on the week, but up 32p per kilo on the corresponding sale last year) .

SQQ lambs avg. 196.8p.

Leading prices per kilo –

Texel 220p Clochie, 210.9p Inverdovat, Suff 218.2p West Pitcortie, Char 202.1p Shandford, Tex X 206.9p Nether Logie, 205.4p Huntingfaulds.

Leading prices per head –

Texel £100 Easter Cash & Newbigging of Ceres, Suff £99 Shandford, £96 West Pitcortie, Tex X £99 Over Baldinnie, £97 Inverdovat.

Also forward were 111 cast Ewes with trade a little sharper on the week.  A Texel Ewe from J W Farquharson, Horn and a Beltex Ewe from Stewart Lawrie, Hillhead of Careston both reached £100.

Other Leading prices –

Texel £94.50 Horn, £92 Hillhead of Careston, Cont £94 Hillhead of Careston, Suff £88 Horn, £71 Purgavie, Cross £77 Hillhead of Careston, £72 Newton of Inshewan, BF £60 Viola Cottage.