Wed 18 March [FORFAR PRIMESTOCK SALE]

FORFAR PRIMESTOCK SALE

Sale Date: Wed 18 March

 

Lawrie & Symington, Forfar had forward 22 Prime and Cast Cattle and  1528  Prime Hoggets, Ewes and Rams.

PRIME CATTLE

9 Bullocks ave. 241p or £1522.84

11 Heifers ave. 252.2p or £1494.45

A smaller show of clean cattle forward today making them dearer on the week.

Top Price in the cattle ring was 272p for a handyweight Limousin Heifer consigned by J. & M. Anderson, Newton of Guthrie and purchased by Falconer Family Butchers, Arbroath.

Top Prices per kilo –

HEIFERS –

Lim. 272p & 266p Newton of Guthrie; Cont. 268p & 258p Nether Myres; Lim.x BB 248p Nether Myres; B.P. 260p & 250p West Bog; Cont. 232p Gask; Lim.x 254p & 240p Craignathro.

BULLOCKS –

Lim. 260p & 246p Nether Myres; B.B.x 244p (twice) & 242p Todhall; Cont. 240p Gask; Lim.x 238p & 236p Nether Myres.

Top Prices per head –

BULLOCKS –

B.B.x  £1664.08 Todhall; Lim. £1648.20 & £1604.20 Nether Myres; Cont. £1591.74 & £1556.06 Todhall; Lim.x BB £1498.60 Nether Myres.

HEIFERS –

Lim. £1612.50 and £1562.60 West Bog; Lim. x £1543.68 & £1486.08 Nether Myres; Lim.x BB £1490.98 Craignathro; Cont. £1484.28 & £1471.52 Newton of Guthrie.

PRIME SHEEP

Prime Hoggets (1432) sold to 237.8p for 45kg Beltex’s from R.J. Downie, Newton Farm and to £108 for a 63kg Texel from J. Buchan, Torrax to average 190.5p (-3.1p on the week).

Lightweight Hoggets were a good demand although slightly cheaper, heavier types sold at recent levels.

 

SQQ’s (260) ave. 203.4p.

Leading Prices per kilo –

Tex. 226.1p Torrax; Belt. 219.8p Gibsonhall Farm; Belt.x 217.4p Newton Farm; Chev. 217.1p Newton Farm; Cont. 215.6p Balbrydie; Tex.x 212.5p Heatherstacks; Suff. 209.3p Hatton of Cargill; Suff.x 208.3p Greenford; Down 204.7p Newton Farm; Chev.x 202.4p South Park Farm; B.F. 194.2p Roundhillock; Char. 191.4p Scone Place; Cross 189.3p Drumyellow.

Leading Prices per head –

Tex. £107 Torrax; Belt. £107 Newton Farm; Tex.x £104 Torrax; Suff. £101.50 Hatton of Cargill; Suff. £101 Torrax; Cont. £100 Newton Farm; Belt.x £100 Newmill of Inshewan; Down £100 Birkenbush; Chev. £92 Heatherstacks; Cross £90 Henderston Farms; Chev.x £90 South Park Farm; Char. £89 Scone Place; B.F. £83.50 Roundhillock.

Cast Ewes & Rams (96)

Cast Ewes –

Tex. £142 Hallhill (Collessie); Tex.x £140 Hallhill (Collessie); Suff. £130 West Pitcorthie; Suff.x £122 Southtown of Melgund; Cont. £99 Denbrae and West Pitcorthie; H.B. £99 Denbrae; Cross £96 Greigston; B.F. £77 Tamsacre