Wed 11 March [FORFAR PRIMESTOCK SALE]

FORFAR PRIMESTOCK SALE

Sale Date: Wed 11 March

Lawrie & Symington, Forfar had forward 34  Prime and Cast Cattle and 1365  Prime Hoggets, Ewes and Rams.

PRIME CATTLE

8 Bullocks ave. 233p or £1453.44

24 Heifers ave. 233.8p or £1348.60

Top Price in the cattle ring was 278p for a Lim. X BB Show Heifer consigned by D. Lumgair, Gask and purchased by local butcher Rennies of Forfar.

Top Prices per kilo –

HEIFERS –

Lim. 258p, 256p,248p (twice) Nether Myres; Cont. 256p, 250p West Bog; Lim.x BB 278p Gask; B.P. 236p South Ballo; Sim. 244p, 234p Craignathro; Lim.x 248p & 232p Mill of Inverarity; B.B.x 232p Newton of Guthrie.

BULLOCKS –

Lim. 248p,244p & 242p Nether Myres; Cont. 234p South Ballo; Lim.x BB 230p Gask; Cont.x 230p Nether Myres.

Top Prices per head –

BULLOCKS –

Lim. £1568.92,£1534.28,£1507.84 & £1430.60 Nether Myres; Cont. £1467.40 Gask.

HEIFERS –

Lim. x BB £1651.32 Gask; Lim. £1520.64 & £1485 West Bog; Lim.x £1510.32 & £1470.60 Nether Myres; Cont. £1442.10 Craignathro; B.B. £1428.32 & £1420.80 Todhall.

Cast Cow -

A.A. £985 (122.1p) Denmark

Cast Bull –

A.A. £920 (82.1p) Burnside Farms

PRIME SHEEP

We had an excellent show of hoggets forward for today’s sale, with a well attended ringside of buyers, all classes met a strong demand.

Prime Hoggets (1234) sold to 227p for 37 kg Beltex’s from Messrs H. Shanks & Co., Easter Cash and to £106 for 48kg Suffolks from Messrs Jackson, Southtown of Melgund to average 193.6p (plus 3.3p on the week).

SQQ Hoggets ave. 204.6p

Leading Prices per kilo –

Tex. 225p Hatton of Cargill; Suff. 220.8p Southtown of Melgund; Belt. 219.5p Heatherstacks; Cont. 212.5p Guthrie Station; Tex.x 211.9p Newton Farm; Suff. X 207.8p Eight Acres; Belt.x  207.1p Gibsonhall Farm; Down 205p Newton Farm; Chev. 202.5p East Mains of Auchterhouse; Chev.x 202.4p East Mains of Auchterhouse; B.F. 186.4p Easter Cash.

Leading Prices per head –

Tex. £104 Torrax; Suff. £104 Southtown of Melgund; Tex.x £101 Torrax; Suff.x £101 Odmoston; Cont. £100 Cairncortie and Gibsonhall Farm; Down £98 Nether Migvie; Belt. £95 Easter Cash; Belt.x £94 Balbrydie; B.F. £90 Odmoston; Chev. £89.50 Tewel; Chev.x £85 East Mains of Auchterhouse.

Cast Ewes & Rams (131)

Leading Prices per head –

Ewes –

Tex. £132 Jubilee Cott; Tex. X £112 Jubilee Cott; Cont. £110 Balconnel; Suff. £110 Eight Acres; Suff.x £100 Mid Gallowhill; Belt. £100 Gibsonhall Farm; Cross £100 Margie; B.F. £98 Eight Acres.

Rams –

Tex. £112 Torrax; Suff. £96 Kirkton of Kingoldrum; Belt. £80 Gibsonhall Farm.