The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and Dundee)

Prime cattle and sheep tempt buyers at Forfar

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Lawrie & Symington, Forfar, had forward 35 prime cattle and OTMs and 299 prime sheep. Prime cattle: Bullocks (six) sold to 234ppk from Nethermyre­s to average 218p ppk.

Heifers (23) sold to 248p ppk from Gask. Leading prices/kg: Bullocks – Lim. 232p Woodhead of Mailer; 224p and 218p Nethermyre­s.

Heifers – Lim. 242p West Bog, 236p Nethermyre­s.

Cows (six) Sim. £1,060 (121p) Meikle Tullo; AA £820 and £790 (109p) Balgay; Here. £960 and £860 (128p) Ethie Mains. Prime sheep: Spring lambs (141) sold to 245.5ppk for a pen of 44kg Texels from Southtown of Melgund, average 207.2ppk (-2.5p on the week). SQQ averaged 223.2p. Leading prices per kilo – Texel 233.3p Tullywhanl­and; Suffolk 233p North Mains of Baldovan.

Prime hoggs (107) sold to 151.7p for a pen of 45.5kg Cheviots from West Pittendrei­ch.

Leading prices/kg – Texel 150.5p West Pittendrei­ch.

Cast ewes and rams (51) peaked at £106 for a pen of Texel Ewes from Chapelton of Menmuir.

Other leading ewe prices: Suffolk £90 Southtown of Melgund; Texel £87 Redford Smithy; Suff.x £83 Denbrae.

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