Sale Date: Wednesday 5th August, 2020 – Weekly Primestock Sale

Lawrie & Symington, Forfar had forward 26 Prime Cattle and 650 Prime Sheep & Cast Ewes and Rams.

Bullocks (9) Sold to a top of 2.43p per kg and £1501.74 for a 618 kg Limousin from Nethermyres and purchased by the Firm of W.E. Fairlie Ltd., Letham to average 223p.
Heifers (17) Sold to a top of 2.62p per kg for a 515 kg Limousin from Nethermyres and purchased by J.B. Penman, Crail and to £1494.30 for a 586 kg from West Bog and purchased by James Ewart Ltd., Monifieth to average 235p.
Leading Prices per kg-
Bullocks –
Lim. 242p Gask, 235p Craignathro, 233p Nethermyres, 221p Spittal.
Heifers –
Lim. 261p Nethermyres, 256p Chapel of Barras, 259p Gask, 255p West Bog, 249p West Bog, 230 West Bog, 229p Chapel of Barras; Char. 235p Craignathro.
Leading Prices per head –
Bullocks –
Lim. £1495.86 Nethermyres, £1442.32 Gask, £1283.10 Craignathro; B.B. £1035.30 Spittal.
Heifers –
Lim. £1404.48 Mains of Melgund, £1351.98 & £1349.30 Nethermyres, £1345.20 Chapel of Barras, £1343.92 Mains of Melgund; Char. X £1261.95 Craignathro.


NEW SEASON LAMB (589) sold to a top of 240p per kg for a pen of 44 kg Texels from Newton of Fotheringham and to £118 per head for a pair of 50 kg Texels from South Powrie. Overall Average and SQQ 207p (-10p on the week)(plus 18p on the year).
Trade following the national trend of being easier but still a considerable improvement on the same time last year. Under finished lambs selling at a discount compaired to finished lambs with meat on them. Not as many pens of butchers quality lambs forward today.

Leading Prices per kg –
Tex. 236p South Powrie, 226p Townhead, 224p Townhead, 222p Clochie (twice), 220p Drumyellow
Belt. 215p Clochie, 211p Upper Balgray, 210p Tomlea
Suff. 211p Persie Mains, 210p Shandford, 209p North Mains of Baldovan & Shandford
Char. 224p Newbigging of Ceres
B.F. 187p Mains of Mause

Leading Prices per head –
Tex. £112 & £111 Townhead, £106 Drumyellow & Newton of Fotheringham, £105 Meikle Tullo (twice)
Belt. £99 Clochie, £91 Upper Balgray, £90 Cairnleith
Suff. £100 Middle Drimmie, £99 Coiliamy & Shandford, £96 Clochie
Char. £108 Newbigging of Ceres
B.F. £90 Mains of Mause

EWES – (61) – Ave. £75 per head. A very mixed show of ewes forward for sale today, trade working away steady. Quality Texel and Continental types selling to a premium.
Leading Prices –
Tex. £118 Wardmill, £96.50 & £82 Meikle Tullo
Suff. £103 Wardmill
Belt. £94 Upper Balgray
Cont. £90 Cairnleith
Cross £70 Townhead & Wardmill

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