Wed 31 January [Forfar Primestock Sale]

Forfar Primestock Sale

Sale Date: Wed 31 January


Lawrie & Symington, Forfar had forward 29 Prime Cattle also 604 Prime Sheep. 


Bullocks (8) sold to a top of 2.46p per kg (three times) once for a 605 kg A.A. from Shandford and purchased by Scott Bros., Dundee, secondly for a 655 kg Limousin from Nethermyres and purchased by J. Chapman (Butchers) Ltd., Wishaw and thirdly for a 525 kg Limousin from Woodhead of Mailer and purchased by James Ewart Ltd., Alyth and also to £1633.50 for a 675 kg Limousin from Nethermyres and purchased by the Firm of W.E. Fairlie Ltd., Letham to average 2.38p per kg.

Heifers (21) sold to a top of 2.60p per kg for a 575 kg Limousin from the Gask and purchased by Fleming Butchers, Arbroath and to £1512 for a 600 kg Limousin from West Bog and also purchased by Fleming Butchers, Arbroath to average 2.34p per kg.

Leading Prices per kg. –

Bullocks –

BRB 2.42p Gask; Lim. 2.42p Nethermyres, 2.33p Woodhead of Mailer.

Heifers –

Lim. 2.52p Nethermyres & West Bog, 2.50p Nethermyres, 2.48p Woodhead of Mailer, 2.47p West Bog.; Char. x 2.30p Shandford, 2.29p Pityot.

Leading Prices per head –

Bullocks –

Lim. £1611.30 Nethermyres; BRB £1573.00 Gask; A.A. £1488.30 Shandford.

Heifers –

Lim. £1511.30 Woodhead of Mailer, £1495.00 Gask, £1476.20 Pityot; Char. x £1419.80 Pityot; A.A. £1392.00 Balkaithley.


Prime Hoggs  (518) sold to 220p per kilo for 50 kg Beltex from Easter Balgillo and to £110 and £109 per head also from Easter Balgillo to average 195.2p per kilo (plus 8p per kilo).

Leading Prices per kilo –

Texel 214.1p and 209p Cairncortie; Texel X 208.3p Torrax; X Texel 208.2p Nether Drumheads; Cont. 206.5p Newton of Fothringham.

Leading Prices per head –

Texel £108 (3 times) Torrax; Beltex  £107.50 (twice) Er. Balgillo; X Texel £106 Cairncortie.

Ewes & Rams (86)

Tex. £95 Er. Balgillo; B.H. Leic. £85 Ashmore; Tex.x £82.50 North Balluderon; Cont. £80 Incheoch; Cross £71.50 Prieston.