Dumfries Primestock Report

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 22nd January 2014.

26 Prime Cattle Forward – Trade better for handier weights
Heifers Limousin to 240.5p, from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to R Johnstone & Sons, Butchers, Annan, 240p Upper Tinwald, Dumfries also to R Johnstone & Sons, Butchers, Annan, 235.5p Dinnans, Whithorn to J Scott Meats (Paisley) Ltd
Bullocks Angus to 225.5p from R Temple, Wylliehole to Border Meats Ltd

71 OTM Cattle – More buyers forward – trade sharper for all classes.

Per Head
Charolais to £1178.10 Gairloch, £1124.50 Barluith
Simmental to £1077.30, Gairloch £934.80 Dalswhinton
Hereford to £1048 Grove, £889.20 Meikle Barncleugh
Limousin to £865.80 Cormaddie, £857.60 Dinnans
Angus to £795.70 Carsegowan
Luing to £763 Fairgirth
Holstein to £945 Drum, £865.20 Slacks

Per Kilo
Hereford to 160p Meikle Barncleugh, 156p Grove
Luing to 140p Fairgirth
Simmental to 134(x2), 130 Dinnans
Charolais to 131, 130 (x2), Gairloch
Holstein to 140 Drum, 106 Slacks

893 Prime Sheep Forward
606 Prime Hoggets – Trade much dearer numbers short of requirements.
Sale average 190.4pk

Hoggs 25.5 – 32 kg Ave 198.2p to 207p Blackburn
Blackface to £64.20 Blackburn, £57.50 Nisbet

Hoggs 32.5-39Kg ave 191.6p to 204p Marwhirn
Texel to £79 Over Abington, £77.50 Marwhirn
Lleyn to £76.20 Laneside
Cheviot to £74.20 Nisbet, £74 Marwhirn
Blackface to £73.50 Maxwellton, £71.20 Blackburn
Mule to £73.50 Maxwelton, £71.50 Nisbet.

Hoggs 39.1-45.5Kg ave 188.7p to 205p Rashgill
Texel to £88 Cocklicks, £81.8 Rashgill
Suffolk to £84.20 West Skelston, £84.20 Old School House
Mule to £83 Nether Stenries, £80.50 Marwhirn

Hoggs 46+ ave 176.2p to 190 Longbeoch
Texel to £104.50 Lindsaylands, £98.50 Druidhall
Suffolk to £98 Druidhall, £96.50 Over Abington
Charolais to £91 Belridding, £90.50 Old Mosside

The firm had forward 287 Cast Ewe & Rams at their weekly sale at Dumfries. Trade looked firmer on the week.

Top Prices
Texel to £89.50 Kerricks, £77.50 Druidhall
Mule to £71.50 Druidhall
Suffolk to £70.50 Maryfield
Blackface to £49.50 Macqueston, £48.50 Maxwellton
Cheviot to £47.50 Belridding

Cast Rams
Texel to £86.50 Druidhall
Suffolk to £73.50 Druidhall
Blackface to £46.50 Merkland