Wed 15 October [Primestock Sale Report]

Primestock Sale Report

Sale Date: Wed 15 October

 Lawrie and Symington, Forfar Mart had forward 21 Prime and Cast Cattle and 1188 Prime and Cast Sheep comprising 888 Prime Sheep and 300 Cast Ewes and Rams.

Bullocks (8) averaged 246.1p or £1531.48 and Heifers (12) averaged 249.3p or £1418.05.

Top Price in the cattle ring was 282p for a smart Limousin Heifer consigned by J.A. Peters & Son, West Bog.

Top Prices per kg. –

Heifers -


Lim. 282p West Bog; Cont. 274p, 260p, 258p & 256p Nether Myres; BB 270p, 266p & 262p Craignathro; BP 240p & 236p South Ballo.


Lim. 220p Craignathro; Cont. 226p South Ballo; BB 238p & 224p West Bog.

Steers –

BB 258p & 240p Todhall; Lim. 260p & 256p Nether Myres; Cont. 246p & 236p Newton of Guthrie; Part. 242p Todhall.

Top Prices per head –

Steers –

BB £1689.90 & £1644 Todhall; Lim. £1640.60 & £1566.72 Nether Myres.

Heifers –

Lim. £1635.60 West Bog; Cont. £1556.10 & £1514.70 Craignathro; Lim.X £1501.52

Cast Cow –

Simm. £1050 (138.9p) Bank of Gallery

Prime Lambs (888) ave. 147.4p per kilo or £66.43 per head (-0.6p) on the week. The average weight of the sale was 45.2kg. All the handyweight  lambs sold very well. Prime Lambs sold to a top of £85 for a pen of 52 kgs Texels from Messrs G. & K. Lawrie, Hillhead of Careston.

Top Prices –

Tex. £82 Hole ‘O’ Clean, £80 Upper Tulloes & Mains of Balhall; BDM £81 Shandford; Tex.X  £78 Nether Middleton & Shandford; £76 Upper Tulloes & Southtown of Melgund; Belt. £78 Finegand Est, £74 Scobshaugh, £71 Goddens; Belt.X £70 Balbrydie, Shandford and Clochie; Suff. £73 Shandford, £72.50 Southtown of Melgund, £71.50 Cairnleith; Suff.X £70 Knowehead of Kilry, £69 Over Baldinnie, £68 Balconnel, Hole ‘O ’ Clean, Clochie; Cont. £69 Shandford, Clochie, £67.50 Goddens; Down £67 Tomlea, Over Baldinnie, £66 Wairds of Alpity; X £64 Glenisla, £59 Tomlea; B.F. £58 Balblyth.

Top Prices per kg. – 166.7p for 39kg Texels from Messrs J. & J. Redpath, Knowehead of Kilry.

Tex. 163.3p Mains of Balhall, 162.5p South Ballo, 161.9p Hillhead of Careston; Tex. X 159.1p Finegand Est., 158.8p Knowehead of Kilry, 156.1p Gathercauld; Beltex 163.1p Clochie, 162.6p Scobshaugh, 161.4p Goddens; Belt.X 161p Gathercauld, 160.9p Scobshaugh, 156.8p Shandford; Cont. 155.6p Clochie, 155.4p South Ballo, 154.7p Finegand; BDM 147.3 Shandford; Suff. 163.8p Southtown of Melgund, 150.6p Tomlea, 148.8p Clochie; Suff.X 147.7p Southtown of Melgund, 146.7p Tomlea, 146.6p Cairnleith; Down 145.7p Over Baldinnie, 144.7p Balconnel, 144.4p Shandford; X 141.7p Glenisla, 135.6p Tomlea; B.F. 130.3p Balblyth.

Cast Ewes (300)

Tex £77 Ardlebank Farm & Nether Middleton, £76 Hillhead of Careston, £72 Deuchar; Tex. X £69 Gathergauld, £68 Deuchar, Millhorn, Hole ‘O’ Clean; Cont. £65 Nether Middleton, £61 Balconnel & £59 Fallaw; Suff. £77 Southtown of Melgund, £70 Deuchar, £69 Ardlebank; Suff.X £60 Deuchar, £56 Wester Coul Farm; Chev. £57 Cairnton; Mule £59 Cairnton, £58 Deuchar; Scotch Blackface £44 Glenisla, £41 Cairnton, £40 Afflochie; B.F. Wdrs £68 & £47 Shandford, £42 Cairnton.