Wed 25 June [Primestock Sale Report ...]

Primestock Sale Report Wednesday 25th June 2014

Sale Date: Wed 25 June

Lawrie and Symington, Forfar Mart had forward 50 Cattle and 241 Prime and Cast Sheep. Prime Cattle were easily sold and sold sharper on the week.

Top Price in the cattle ring was 242ppk for a BBX Heifer, consigned by Craignathro Farms Ltd and bought by David Reid & Sons ltd, Burrelton.

Top Prices;

Heifers; Lim; 232ppk, Milton of Ruthven; Cont 232ppk, West Bog; BB 242ppk, Craignathro Farms Ltd; BP 232ppk, Riggs; Sim 228ppk, Arnbathie; Char 220ppk, Hatton;

Bullocks; 230ppk, 222ppk, Nether Myres; Cont 224ppk, Mains of Inverarity; BP 220ppk, Mains of Inverarity; Char 214ppk (twice) Hatton; Lim X 214ppk, Newton of Guthrie; BBX 212ppk Newton of Guthrie;

Top Prices per head;

Clean Cattle;

Heifers; Lim £1463, £1456.84 Craignathro; Cont £1392.60, Craignathro; Lim X £1364.16, West Bog; BP £1320, Craignathro; PA X £1316.72, Todhall; Char £1265, Hatton;

Bullocks; Lim £1474.30, £1420.80, Nether Myres; Cont £1419, Mains of Inverarity; BP £1397.42, £1373.76 Newton of Guthrie; Lim X £1372, Gask;

Cast Cows sold to a top price of 130ppk for a Hereford X Cow off Knowehead Farm and bought by Ian White Ltd, Upper Tarsappie.

Top Prices; Hereford £1100, Knowehead; Lim £990, Cornceres; Cont £980, Knowehead;

Sheep

A smaller show of lambs in today meant a trade with an average of 215.1ppk for 220 sold. Buyers went home disappointed.

Prime lambs sold to a top price of £116 for a pen of Beltex from Scobshaugh bought by Joe Greenhill, Brechin.

Top Prices; Beltex £116, Scobshaugh; Texels £114, £112, Broadshade; Dutch Texel £114, Broadshade; Cont £106, Redford Smithy, Char, £111, £109, Broadshade; Tex X £107, Tipperty Farms; Suff £112, Broadshade; Down £106, Scobshaugh;

Top prices per kg; Tex 245.2, Broadshade; Beltex 242.6, Broadshade; Dutch Texel 241.3 Broadshade; Cont 240.9, Scobshaugh; Char 240.9, Broadshade; Rogue 234.3, Scobshaugh; Suff 233.3 Broadshade; Suff X 228.1 Tipperty Farms.

Cast Ewes/Rams: Tex £110 Southtown of Melgund; Cont £110, Southtown of Melgund; HB £106, Southtown of Melgund; X £64, Hillhead of Careston