Lawrie & Symington, Forfar had forward 19 Prime Cattle and 1276 Prime Sheep & Cast Ewes and Rams.
Bullocks (7) Sold to a top of 248p per kg and £1480.56 for a 597 kg Limousin from Nethermyres and purchased by the Firm of W.E. Fairlie Ltd., Letham to average 234p.
Heifers (12) Sold to a top of 258p per kg for a 528 kg Limousin from the Gask and purchased on behalf of a client and to £1468.94 for a 607 kg Limousin from the Gask and purchased by James Ewart Ltd., Forfar to average 241p.
Leading Prices per kg-
Lim. 242p Nethermyres, 240p Gask, 235p Chapel of Barras, 226p Craignathro & Chapel of Barras.
B.B. 256p & 225p Craignathro; Lim. 248p West Bog, 244p (twice) Nethermyres, 242p Gask, 238p West Bog, 235p Gask, 234p Chapel of Barras.
Leading Prices per head –
Lim. £1464.10 Nethermyres, £1388.85 Chapel of Barras, £1370.40 Gask, £1335.66 Chapel of Barras.
Lim. £1441.44 Chapel of Barras, £1440.55 Nethermyres, £1428.48 Chapel of Barras, £1416.80 West Bog; B.B. £1295.36 & £1129.50 Craignathro.
NEW SEASON LAMBS (1089) sold to a top of 256p per kg for 46 kg Texel Lamb from Townhead and to £120 per head for a pair of 50 kg Texel lambs from the same home, again a two tier trade being seen. Lambs with finish and meat selling sharper on the week, whilst leaner lambs lacking finish being penalised. Many store type lambs coming through the fat ring pulling overall sale ring average down. Ove. Ave. 205p (+2p) SQQ Ave. 204p (nc). Lambs 45 kg + Ave. 210p kg)
Leading Prices per kg –
Tex. 246p, 240p, 227p & 225p Townhead, 223p Meikle Tullo, 219p Afflochie, 217p Kirkton of Kingoldrum
Belt. 251p, 229p & 225p Scobshaugh, 216p Nether Logie
Suff. 215p Balcalk, 211p Kirkton of Kingoldrum, 209p Cairnleith & Kirkton of Kingoldrum, 207p Ashmore & Strone Ltd. & Shandford
Cont. 215p West Pitcorthie
Mule 195p Westtown of Barras, 190p Tomlea (twice), 180p Lednathie Est.
Leading Prices per head –
Tex. £118, £116, £108 & £107 Townhead, £105 Ferniebrae, £104 Balcalk
Belt. £108 & £94 Scobshaugh, £91 Nether Logie
Suf. £99 Afflochie, £97 Balcalk, £94 Kirkton of Kingoldrum, Afflochie & Lednathie Est.
Cont. £99 West Pitcorthie
Mules £95 Tomlea
EWES (187) – Average £67 – Mixed show of Ewes forward still selling to a steady trade.
Leading Prices –
Char. - £102 & £85 West Pitcorthie
Tex. - £96 Middle Drimmie, £95.50 Nether Logie, £91 Balcormo
Belt. - £93 North Mains of Baldovan
Suff. - £97 Sandford, £86.50 North Mains of Baldovan
Cont.- £90 Cairnleith
Chev./Mule - £75 & £70 Hillhead of Careston
Scotch Mule - £73.50 Cairnleith, £70 Middle Drimmie, £69 North Mains of Baldovan
Chev. - £65 Afflochie, £59 Ashmore & Strone Ltd.