Lawrie & Symington, Forfar had forward 23 Prime Cattle and 936 Prime Sheep & Cast Ewes and Rams.
Bullocks (6) Sold to a top of 261p per kg and £1576.44 for a 604 kg Limousin, and second for a 597 kg both from Nethermyres and both purchased by the Firm of W.E. Fairlie Ltd., Letham to average 251p.
Heifers (17) Sold to a top of 268p per kg for a 538 kg Limousin from Gask and purchased by J.B. Penman, Crail and to £1464.66 for a 618 kg Limousin from West Bog and purchased by James Ewart Ltd., Carnoustie to average 239p.
Leading Prices per kg-
Lim. 254p Gask & Chapel of Barras, 235p Nethermyres; Char. x 244p Craignathro.
Lim. 264p & 262p Nethermyres, 257p West Bog, 256p Gask, 250p & 242p Chapel of Barras, 237p West Bog, 234p Craignathro; Sim. 224p Mains of Melgund; BB 230p Craignathro.
Leading Prices per head –
Lim. £1558.17 & £1478.15 Nethermyres, £1437.64 Chapel of Barras; Char. £1354.20 Craignathro.
Lim. £1449.48 West Bog, £1441.84 Gask, £1440 Mains of Melgund, £1422.96 Nethermyres, £1428.48 Gask; Sim. £1312.64 Mains of Melgund; BB £1271.90 Craignathro
NEW SEASON LAMB (842) sold to a top of 269p per kg and £116 per head for 4 outstanding 43kg Beltex lambs from Scobshaugh also to £116 from Broadshade. This top class run of lambs averaged 43 kg at 252p pr kg. Increased numbers sold to an increased trade. Today at Forfar Mart more could be sold to advantage. Best quality types a strong trade again along with lambs carrying a proper finish. Leaner lambs a bit behind the rest. Overall average 209p per kg. SQQ 208p per kg.
Leading Prices per kg –
Tex. 247p Clochie, 244p Walnut Grove (twice), 223p Meikle Tullo (twice), 220p Newton of Inshewan (twice)
Belt. 255p Scobshaugh, 250p Scobshaugh (twice), 236p Scobshaugh, 225p Goddens, 222p Clochie
Suff. 209p Shandford & Goddens, 208p Shandford & Middle Drimmie, 207p Cairnleith, Starr & Shandford
Cont. 222p Newton of Inshewan, 211p Goddens, 209p Cairnleith & Little Fithie
Cross 227p Goddens
Dorset 206p Pitairlie
Leading Prices per head –
Tex. £114 Clochie, £111 Balcarresward, £110 Walnut Grove & Broadshade, £109 North Mains of Dun
Belt. £110 Scobshaugh (three times), £104 Clochie & Scobshaugh
Suff. £107 Shandford, £100 Middle Drimmie (twice), £98 Shandford, £97 Starr
Cont. £100 Goddens, £94 Cairnleith
Dorset £91 Pitairlie
EWES & RAMS – (94) – Ave. £86 – Bigger strong and fit ewes seeing the best of the trade. All classes of ewes still seeing competitive trade.
Tex. £114 Clochie, £90 & £76 Pitairlie
Betlt. £83 Scobshaugh
Suff. £109 Balnagarrow, £98 & £93.50 Clochie
BDM £92 & £87.50 Scobshaugh
Chev./Mule £101 & £80 Clochie
Cont. £85 Scobshaugh, £83 & £77 Shandford
Scotch Mule £78 Clochie, £62 Mains of Creuchies
Cross £80 Mains of Creuchies
Lleyn £70 Culfargie Est.