Dumfries Primestock Report

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 29th January 2014.

28 Prime Cattle – Trade Easier
Heifers Limousin to 232.5p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan. Charolais to 227.5p Meikle Larbrax to J Hall & Son Butchers Kirkcudbright

Bullocks Limousin to 223.5p from Balgrayhill Lockerbie to Border Meats Lockerbie.

92 OTM Cattle – Buyers actively continue to seek all classes of cows

Per Head
British Blue to £1002.15 Leithenhall
Simmental to £977.90 Leithenhall
Charolais to £928.65 Millhill
Angus to £918.50 Culnaightrie
Limousin to £973 Culnaightrie
Holstein Friesian to £951.75 Drum

Per Kilo
Simmental to 140p Culnaightrie
Charolais to 123p Millhill
British Blue to 131p Leithenhall
Limousin to 127p Leithenhall
Holstein Friesian to 141p Drum

1328 Prime Sheep
861 Prime Hogs Forward
– Best Hoggs 38 – 44Kg sought after, mixed offering of hoggs forward. Sale average 183.3p

Hoggs 25.5-32Kg ave 178.8p to 181p Archwood
Cheviot to £58 Archwood
Texel to £54.50 Tinwald House
Blackface to £52 Guelt

Hoggs 32.1-39Kg ave 186.2p to 200p Rigghead
Texel to £75 Rigghead
Suffolk to £73.20 Marwhirn
Cheviot to £73.20 Archwood
Blackface to £68 Macqueston
Lleyn to £72.20 Bennan

Hoggs 39.1-45.5Kg ave 184.3p to 200p East Polquhirter
Suffolk to £81.50 West Skelston
Texel to £82 Stenries
Charollais to £81 Torkirra

Hoggs 46Kg + ave 163.7p to 185p Stenries
Texel to £85 Conniven
Charollais to £85 Stenries
Suffolk to £84 Annefield

467 Cast Ewes & Rams Forward – Trade easier for the Heavy and Fatter ewes whilst smaller plainer ewes were £8 dearer on the week.

Top prices
Heavy Ewes
Texel to £95 Midlock, £75.50 Leithenhall
Suffolk to £72.50, £64.50 Palaceknowe
Leicester to £72.50 Midlock, £70 Guelt
Berrichon to £67.50, £66.50 Newark, £66.50 Glen Darroch
Mule to £56.50 Shawsmuir, £53.50 Leithenhall, £52.50 Newbank
Chev Mule to £56.50 Marwhirn
NCC to £51.50, £48.50 Marwhirn

Light Ewes
Cheviot to £50.50 Nether Stenries
Blackface to £48 Fingland, £47 Midlock, £46.50 High Drum, £43.50 Corsencon

Texel to £89.50 Eastside
Leicester to £60.50 Grennan
Blackface to £43.50 Midlock

Overall Heavy Ewes averaged £52.10
Overall Light Ewes averaged £42.53