Sale Date: Wed 18 February

Lawrie & Symington, Forfar had forward 27 Prime Cattle  and   1354  Prime Hoggets, Cast Ewes and Rams.


A tremendous show of Prime Cattle were forward today, and with a great ringside of butchers bidding against each other, cattle were dearer on the week.

10 Bullocks ave 242.8p or £1525.83

17 Heifers ave 250.2p or £1415.57

Top Price in the cattle ring was 270p (twice) for Charolais and Limousin Heifers

  consigned by A.A. & J. Brand, Nether Myres.

Top Prices per kilo -

Heifers –

Lim. 270p Nether Myres; Cont. 268p (twice) West Bog; B.B. 266p Gask; B.P. 246p South Ballo; Sim. 262p Mill of Inverarity; Char. 270p Nether Myres; B.B.x 262p Todhall; Lim.x 248p Craignathro; Cont.x 244p Newton of Guthrie and Nether Myres.

Bullocks –

Lim. 266p Gask; Cont. 260p Nether Myres; Cont.x 252p Gask; Lim.x BB 252p Nether Myres; B.B. 240p Todhall; B.P. 238p (twice) South Ballo; Char. 238p Nether Myres; Char.x 228p Todhall.

Top Prices per head –

Bullocks –

Lim. £1738.80 Nether Myres; Char. £1730.52 Todhall; Lim.x £1620.36 and £1564.08 Gask; Cont. £1547 and £1513.20 Nether Myres; B.P. £1428 South Ballo; B.B. £1399.20 Todhall.

Heiers –

Lim. £1572.06 Gask; Cont. £1538.32 West Bog; B.B. £1530.08 Todhall; Lim.x £1517.40 Nether Myres; B.P. £1516.88 West Bog; Char. £1514.70 Nether Myres.



Todays Handyweights met a very strong demand, to the ringside of buyers. The heavier weight lambs remained a similar trade.

 Prime Hoggets (1092) sold to 230.2p and £99 for 43kg Beltex’s from Messrs H. Shanks & Co., Easter Cash to average 182.1p (plus 2.1p on the week).

SQQ hoggets average 195.5p

Leading Prices per kilo –

Belt. 216.9p Easter Cash; Belt.x 215.8p Easter Cash; Suff. 211.9p Torrax; Cont. 211.8p Loyal; Tex. 204.8p Mains of Melgund; Tex.x 203.6p Greenford; Suff.x 198.8p Purgavie; Chev. 198.8p Mains of Melgund; Chev.x 197.6p Kinrive; Down 195.4p Denside; B.F. 189.5p Drumheads; Cross 188p Denside.

Leading Prices per head –

Belt. £94 Balbrydie; Suff. £94 Hatton of Cargill; Belt.x £93 Balbrydie; Suff.x £93 Hatton of Cargill; Down £92.50 Birkenbush; Tex. £92 Haymount and Birkenbush; Tex.x £90 Torrax, Loyal, Mid Gallowhill, Hatton of Cargill and Birkenbush; Cont. £90 Balbrydie, Loyal and Easter Cash; Chev. £82 Kinrive; B.F. £81.50 Drumheads; Chev.x £79.50 Mains of Melgund; Cross £78 Denside.

Cast Ewes and Rams (262)

Leading Prices per Head –

Ewes –

Cont. £129 Hillhead of Careston; Tex. £125 Denbrae; Tex.x £118 Fallaw; Chev. £115 Denbrae; Suff. £110 Over Baldinnie; Suff.x £108 Balgay; Char. £104 Bankhead; Cross £99 Denbrae; Down £96 Over Baldinnie; B.F. £70 Glensaugh; Jac. £48 Bankhead.

Rams –

Tex. £95 Redford Smithy; B.F. £68 Kinclune.