Wed 15 April [PRIMESTOCK SALE REPORT]

PRIMESTOCK SALE REPORT

Sale Date: Wed 15 April

Lawrie & Symington, Forfar had forward  39  Prime and Cast Cattle and 855 Prime Sheep.

PRIME CATTLE

More Prime Cattle were forward today, resulting in a mixed show.  Butchers cattle still maintained recent rates, averaging 240.7p per kilo.

14 Bullocks ave. 215.6p or £1375.80

19 Heifers ave. 222.6p or £1306.98

Top Price in the cattle ring was 278p for a handyweight Limousin Heifer consigned by J.A. Peters & Son, West Bog and bought by Penman Butchers, Crail.

Top Prices per kilo –

HEIFERS –

Lim. 278p West Bog; Cont. 264p Gask; Lim.x BB 250p Nether Myres; B.P. 246p & 238p Kellyfield; A.A. 236p Gask; Lim.x 246p Craignathro; Cont.x 240p West Bog; B.B.x 218p Mains of Melgund; Char. (Irish) 210p Craigends.

BULLOCKS –

Lim. 254p Nether Myres; Cont. 248p Gask; Cont.x 236p (twice), 234p & 228p Nether Myres; Lim.x 224p Mill of Inverarity; A.A. (Irish) 216p Craigends; B.B. (Heavy) 212p & 204p Todhall (Cupar).

Top Prices per head –

BULLOCKS –

Lim. £1639.28 Gask; Lim.x £1562.10 Nether Myres; Path. £1531.40 Todhall; Cont. £1479.72 & £1470.28 Nether Myres; B.B. £1469.16 Todhall.

HEIFERS –

Lim. £1634.16 Gask; Lim.x £1495.20 West Bog; Path. £1470.84 Todhall; Cont. £1453.94 West Bog; Cont. £1431.72 Craignathro; Lim.x BB £1399.48 Gask.

6 Cast Cows sold to a top of 129.5p for a Lincoln Red Cow off A. Mylius & Partners, St. Fort and ave. 119.1p per kilo.

Char. £1000 Scronley; A.A. £1040 Waterside of Thornton; Lincoln Red £940 & £870 St. Fort; A.A.x £890 & £860 St. Fort.

PRIME SHEEP

Prime Hoggets (804) sold to 237p for 40.5kg Beltex’s from the Firm of D.R. McIntyre, Kinrive and to £97 for 51 kg Beltex’s from A.D. Beaton, Newmill of Inshewan to average 177.4p       (-4.7p on the week).

All handyweight hoggets sold to a good steady trade, but with many heavyweights on offer they were stiffer to cash.

SQQ Hoggets ave. 202.4p

Leading Prices per kilo –

Tex. 220.5p Hatton of Cargill; Belt.  212.1p Kinrive; Belt.x 209.8p Kinrive; Tex.x 204.6p Blackden; Cont. 203.9p Muirhouses; Chev. 200p Kinrive; Suff. 196.6p Hatton of Cargill; Suff.x 195.4p Blackden; Down 190.6p Heatherstacks; B.F. 180p Newmill of Inshewan.

Leading Prices per head –

Belt. £96 Kinrive; Suff. £95 Birkenbush; Tex. £94 Newbigging of Ceres; Tex.x £93.50 Newbigging of Ceres; Cont. £93 Newbigging of Ceres; Suff.x £91 Birkenbush; Belt.x £90 Muirhouses; Down £90 Southtown of Melgund; Chev. £87.50 Newmill of Inshewan; B.F. £85 Newmill of Inshewan.

Cast Ewes & Rams (51)

Ewes -

Tex. £142 Archgrove; Suff. £138 East Ingliston; Tex.x £120 Blinkbonny; Cont. £110 Blinkbonny; Suff.x £100 East Ingliston; Down £98 Broadshade; H.B. £94 Kinnaird; Chev. £78 Balchrystie.

Rams –

Tex. £88 Balgersho; Suff. £80 Blackden