Wed 9 July [Primestock Sale Report ...]

Primestock Sale Report Wednesday 9th July 2014

Sale Date: Wed 9 July



Lawrie and Symington, Forfar Mart had forward 44 Prime Cattle and 461 Sheep. 419 Prime Sheep and 42 Cast Ewes and Rams.

A good show of Prime Cattle met a sharper trade on the week with Heifers averaging 221.5ppk and Bullocks averaging 218.6ppk.

Top Price in the cattle ring was 248ppk for a Lim Heifer, consigned by Messrs J.A. Peters, West Bog and bought by C.G. Fleming & Sons, Arbroath.

Top Prices;

Heifers; Lim; 248ppk and 246ppk West Bog; Cont 242ppk and 240 ppk Nether Myres; BB 234ppk, Craignathro Farms Ltd.; BP 228ppk South Ballo ;Lim  X 228pk, Riggs; Char 230ppk Hatton.

Bullocks; Lim 240ppk, Nether Myres; Cont 238ppk Riggs; BP 236ppk Newton of Guthrie; LimX 232ppk South Ballo; BB 226ppk Todhall; Cont X 222ppk Gask.

Top Prices per head;

Prime Cattle;

Bullocks Lim £1718.28, £1574.54 and £1524.96 Gask;  Cont £1512.76 Newton of Guthrie; Lim X £1435.20 Nether Myres; Cont.X £1425.62 Riggs.

Heifers; Lim £1453.76 and £1432.08 Craignathro Farms Ltd;. Lim X £1426.80 and £1426 West Bog; Cont X £1355.20,  Nether Myres; Char £1340.46 Craignathro Farms Ltd.

Cast Cows averaged 113.4ppk. Sold to a top of 121.8p for a Limousin off Burnside Farms and bought by Joe Greenhill, Brechin.

Top Prices

Lim £910 Burnside Farms; BP £810 Conceres; AA £870 Drimmie; Luing £810 Denhead.

Cast Bulls sold to £1100 or 108.9ppk for a AA Bull off Shandford, Brechin.


Prime lambs (407) averaged 171.4ppk or £72.40 a head. On the same day last year the average was 221ppk which is 50p back on the year.

Prime Lambs sold to a top of 235.8p for a pen of Beltex Lambs from Messrs D. Smith Scobshaugh and bought by Kennedy Butchers, Forfar.

Top Prices ;  Texel £100 West Pitcorthie ;Beltex £112 (twice)Scobshaugh; Dutch Texel £97 Nether Logie; Cont £96, West Pitcorthie; Char £91 Mains of Haulkerton; Rouge £90 Ferniebrae; Suff £90 Wellbank Farms; Down £88 Broadshade.;

Top prices per kg; ;Tex 219.8; Beltex 235.8 Scobshaugh; Dutch Texel 219.6 West Pitcorthie; Cont 215.7 Scobshaugh; Char 213.2p Nether Logie; Rouge 206.9 Ferniebrae;:Suff 173.8Templeton; Down 172.9 Clochie.

Smaller Show of Ewes in. Fleshed Ewes were easily sold.

Cast Ewes/Rams: Tex £93  Foodie; Cont £98 Shandford; HB £90 Newton of Guthrie; Suffolk £107 Foodie;Mule £78Foodie; X £70 Newton of Guthrie;Scotch Blackface £60 Croft of Cultalonie £47 Lednathie Estate Ltd.

Rams – Texel £80 Denbrae.