Sale Date: Wednesday 4th January, 2023 – Weekly Primestock Sale

THE FORFAR MART
WEDNESDAY, 4th JANUARY, 2023
Lawrie & Symington, Forfar had forward 13 Prime Cattle, 591 Prime Hoggs, Ewes and Rams.
PRIME CATTLE
BULLOCKS – (1) – Sold to a top of 2.70p per kg and £1879.20 for a 696 kg Limousin from the Gask and purchased by Mr. S. Watson on behalf of a client.
HEIFERS – (12) – Sold to a top of 3.12p per kg for a 540 kg from West Bog and purchased by Stark Butchers, Buckhaven and to £1816.60 for a 586 kg for a 586 kg Limousin also from West Bog and purchased by Penman Butchers, Crail to average 2.85p.
Leading Prices per kg:-
HEIFERS –
Lim. 3.10p West Bog, 3.05p, 2.98p & 2.92p Chapel of Barras, 2.84p West Bog, 2.80p Chapel of Barras, 2.76p Gask; Char. 2.72p Pityot.
Leading Prices per head:-
HEIFERS –
Lim. £1781.20 Chapel of Barras, £1777.44 Gask, £1750.16 Pityot, £1699.44 Chapel of Barras, £1684.80 West Bog, £1645.52 Pityot; Char. £1708.16 Pityot.
PRIME LAMBS (549)

Incorporated into today’s sale was the Young Farmers Prime Hogg Finishing competition was kindly sponsored by The Whistle Stop Café and ably judged by Mr. Duncan Beaton, Newmill of Inshewan and his awards were as follows:-

Best Pair of Prime Hoggs for the Butchers Market:-
1st. – Ruaridh Lawrie – Brechin YF – 48 kg - £138
2nd – Charlie Simpson – Strathmore YF – 54 kg - £126
3rd – Robbie Wills – Forfar YF – 46.5kg - £126

Best Liveweight Gain:- Andrew Adam, Forfar YF – 27 kg
Best Return on Capital – Ruaridh Lawrie, Brechin YF - £50 – 287.5p per kg

Leading Prices per head:-

Tex. £130 Maddie Clarke, £128 Ruby Simpson & Andrew Adam, £126 Charlotte Cooper & Charlie Simpson, £124 James Adam

Also today we held a Young Handlers competition of Prime Hoggs also judge by Mr. D. Beaton and his awards were as follows:-

Class 1 – Young Hander – 4 – 7 year olds
1st – Alan McNee, Over Finlarg – 50 kg - £150
2nd – Ewan Robertson, Over Baldinnie - £48 kg - £138
3rd – Farah Mather, Shandford – 50 kg - £128
Class 2 – Young Handler – 8 – 10 year olds
1st – Kate McNee, Over Finlarg – 52 kg - £142
2nd – Fallon Mather, Shandford – 50 kg - £128

Class 3 – Young Handler – 11 – 12 year olds
1st – Ross McArdle, Auldallan
2nd – Stewart Hamilton, Birch Ave.

Topping the Prime Hogget opening sale of the year was C.L. Wylie, Balbrydie Farm for a 44 kg Beltex realising £146/331.8p per kg.

Leading Prices per head:-
Tex. £128 & £125 Mains of Dalrulzion, £120 Ballintuim, Newmill of Inshewan & Torrax, £119 North Mains of Baldovan & Newton Fm.
Beltex £130 Mains of Dalrulzion & Newmill of Inshewan, £129 & £122 Balbrydie, £112 & £110 Birch Ave.
Suffolk £122 Mains of Dalrulzion, £105.50 (twice) Newton Fm., £104 Shandford & Tomlea, £102 Afflochie & Upper Tulloes
Cheviot £113 Mains of Dalrulzion, £105.50 Greens of Gardyne & Nether Drumheads
Mules £110 Newmill of Inshewan, £103 Mains of Creuchies
BF £104 Crammie
X £103.50 North Mains of Baldovan, £102.50 Tomlea
BDM £100 Mains of Creuchies
Leading Prices per kg. –
Tex. 273p Newmill of Inshewan, 272.7p Torrax, 255p & 253.2p Newton Farm, 254.1p Drumyellow, 248.7p Nether Drumheads
Beltex 283.7p & 274.5p Balbrydie, 265.3p Newmill of Inshewan, 260p Mains of Dalrulzion, 250p Birch Ave. , 244.2p Shandford
Suffolk 259.6p Mains of Dalrulzion, 239.5p & 229.3p Newton Farm, 231.1p Tomlea, 227.4p Shandford, 226.7p Upper Tulloes
Cheviot 245.3p Greens of Gardyne, 232.6p Mains of Dalrulzion, 224.5p Nether Drumheads
BF 232.4p & 226.1p Crammie
X 227.8p Tomlea, 225p North Mains of Baldovan, 209.3p Afflochie
Mules 223.9p Mains of Creuchies, 220p Newmill of Inshewan
BDM 222.2p Mains of Creuchies

CAST SHEEP (42) –
EWES
Top Price per head for Ewes was £146 for a superb continental from John Arbuckle, Pitreuchie

Tex. £140 Over Baldinnie & Mains of Dalrulzion, £134 & £131 Mains of Dalrulzion, £130 & £127 Over Baldinnie, £114 North Mains of Baldovan
Cont. £142 & £136 Pitreuchie
Mule £103 Mains of Creuchies, £72 Afflochie
Beltex £84 Mains of Dalrulzion
Cheviot £88 Nether Drumheads
Suffolks £90 Shandford
BF £60 Ashburn, £54.50 & £54 Nether Drumheads

RAMS
Blue Texel £117 Pitreuchie
Cont. £110 Pitreuchie


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