Dumfries Primestock Report

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 19th February 2014.

26 Prime Cattle – Trade for best types remain steady. Mixed offering forward.
Heifers Limousin to 230.5p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to Border Meats Lockerbie, 227.5p Woodfield, eastriggs to Border Meats, Lockerbie.
Bullocks Limousin to 220.5p Kenmuir Farmers to C Anderson.

57 OTM Cattle – Buyers were out in force: Trade met a big rise on the week easily 10-15pk dearer. Greater numbers are required of all classes weekly. Producers should take advantage of the increased competition on offer at Dumfries.
Per Head
Limousin to £1121 Boreland, £965.60 Relief.
Angus to £1002.5 Blairshinnoch, £999 Boreland
Simmental to £1102.30 Cleughbrae
Holstein Friesian to £1083 Wylliehole, £1065.30 Conheath, £1012.60 Highlaw
Swedish Red to £938 Brownfield
Per Kilo
Limousin to 190p, 180p (x 2), 175p(x2) Boreland, 143p Blairshinnoch
Angus to 190p Wyliehole, 153p Blairshinnoch, 151p Barshill, 142p Relief
Simmental to 151p Cleughbrae
Holstein Friesian to 160p Wylliehole, 135p Kerricks, 134p Conheath, 133p Dinwoodie Green
Swedish Red to 134p Brownfield

1240 Prime Hogg & Ewes

820 Prime Hoggs – Trade firm. Best hoggs in excess of 200pk. Averages slightly less at 193.2pk due to the mixed offering forward.

Hoggs 25.5 to 32Kg ave 188.8p to 238p Drumcrilto
Texel to £66.50 Drumcruilton , £60 Seeside
Cheviot to £60.50 Rigghead, £58.50 Torkirra
Jacob to £60.50 Upper Barr
Blackface to £57 Clonrae

Hoggs 32.1-39Kg ave 191.2p to 216p Summerhill
Texel to £80 Woodfoot, £78.50 Park
Suffolk to £79.50 Barnbarroch, £72 Kiraugh Park
Cheviot to £77 Woodfoot
Mule to £76 Lockwood
Blackface to £65.50 Clonrae, £65 Dornal

Hoggs 39.1-45.5Kg ave 194.6p to 215p Lanarkland
Texel to £88 West Skelston, £87.50 Old School House
Charollais to £87 east Polquhirter, £83.50 Wester Parkgate
Suffolk to £86.50 Bankswood, £86.20 West Skelston
Cheviot to £86.50 Auchencrieff, £80 Marwhirn
Mule to £81 Rigghead
Blackface to £73.50 Sweetshawhead

Hoggs 46Kg + ave 183.4p to 203p Rigghead
Suffolk to £100 Bnkswood, £89.50 lanarkland
Texel to £96 Rigghead, £94.50 Foregirth
Charollais to £93.50 Rigghead £90 Wester Parkgate

420 Cast Ewes & Rams – A sound trade prevailed at rates similar to last week.

Heavy Ewes
Suffolk to £71.50 Bankswood
Texel to £93.5 Lockwood, £77.50 Torkirra, £76.5 Nether Stenries, £74.50 Drumcruilton
Mule to £64.50 Torkirra, £63.50 Riggheads, £63.50 Nethertown, £63.50 Conniven Farms
Leicester to £74.5 Lochwood,. £71.50 Whitedyke
Zwartable to £73.5 Whitdyke, £58.5 Riggheads
Charollais to £57.50 Whitedyke

Light Ewes
Cheviot to £64.5 Nether Stenries, £62.5 Torkirra, £62 Conniven Farms
Blackface to £62 Whitedyke, £58.50, £49.5 Merkland, £57.50 Torkirra, £49.50 Over Abington

Texel to £107.50 East Polquhirter
Suffolk to £94.5 Rigghead
Leicester £89.5 Whitedyke, £64.5 Dornal
Blackface to £68.50 Leithenhall, £58.5 Whitedyke, £53.5 Dornal
Beltex to £80.5 Whitedyke

Heavy Ewes averaged £63.09
Light Ewes averaged £48.68