THE FORFAR MART
WEDNESDAY, 26th MAY 2021
Lawrie & Symington, Forfar held their sale of 25 Prime Cattle, 6 OTM’s and 290 Prime Lambs, Hoggs, Ewes and Rams.
Bullocks (8) – Sold to a top of 2.61p per kg for a 548 kg Limousin from Nethermyres and purchased by James Ewart Ltd., Monifieth and to £1579.20 for a 658 kg Limousin from Craignathro and purchased by Yorkes of Dundee to average 242p.
Heifers – (17) – Sold to a top of 2.70p twice, one for a 546 kg Limousin from West Bog and purchased by Penman Butchers, Crail and second for a 534 kg Limousin from Craignathro and purchased by Watt Butchers, Forfar and to £1562.22 for a 594 kg Limousin from the Gask and purchased by Stark Butchers, Buckhaven to average 251p.
Leading Prices per kg. –
BB 2.54p Nethermyres; Lim. 2.50p Nethermyres, 2.40p Craignathro; Sim. 2.46p & 2.42p Shandford.
Lim. 2.67p Nethermyres, 2.63p Gask, 2.61p Chapel of Barras, 2.60p Craignathro, 2.56p & 2.55p Nethermyres, 2.52p (twice) Chapel of Barras.
Leading Prices per head –
BB £1554.48 Nethermyres; Lim. £1536.24 Bankhead, £1500 Nethermyres; Sim. £1377.60 & £1360.04 Shandford.
Lim. £1553.64 Craignathro, £1510.48 Gask, £1503.04 West Bog, £1478.40 Craignathro, £1474.20 West Bog.
Simm. X -£1120 (1.37p) Balcalk, £800 (1.16p) Waterside of Thornton
Lim. x - £1120 (1.44p) & £1055 (1.45p) Scobshaugh; £920 (1.31p) Waterside of Thornton
AA - £910 (1.30p) Waterside of Thornton
SPRING LAMBS (163) – Sold to a top of 371p per kg for a 45 kg Texel from Chapelton of Menmuir and £167 per head for the same pen.
Overall Average 313p per kg (+4p). SQQ Ave. 323p per kg (+14p)
Lambs selling to an increased trade on the week. Again a heavier show of lambs forward this week, with over half the lambs forward today weighing over 46 kg. Lambs do not need to be heavy to come to a decent trade. Best selling lambs with finish weighing 41 – 45 kg.
Leading prices per kg:-
Tex. – 354p Chapelton of Menmuir, 353p Southfield, 347p Gallaton (three times), 345p Wellbank Mains & Chapelton of Menmuir
Suff. – 319p Southfield, 315p Wr. Oathlaw
Leading Prices per head:-
Tex. - £161 & £160 Gallaton, £159 North Mains of Baldovan, £154 Balnagarrow, £153 Southtown of Melgund, £152 Southfield & Southtown of Melgund
Suff. - £144 Gallaton, £143 Wr. Oathlaw
PRIME HOGGS (73) – Sold to a top of 275p per kg for a pair of 40 kg Beltex from Kinclaven and to £126 per head for a 55 kg Texel from Gallaton. Hoggs without doubt coming to the end of the season. Many homes tidying up remaining hoggs.
EWES – Ave. £85 per head
Tex. - £129 & £121 Wellbank Mains, £115 Over Baldinnie & Wellbank Mains, £104 Over Baldinnie, £103 Hillhead of Careston
Belt. - £115 Newton of Inshewan
Suff. - £119.50 Southtown of Melgund
Chev./Mule - £113.50 Hillhead of Careston, £96 Newton of Inshewan, £94 Hillhead of Careston