Dumfries Primestock Report

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 26th February 2014.

23 Prime Cattle – Trade Sharper

Bullocks British Blue to 242.5p from D & E Lockhart, Faulding Cleugh to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan. Limouisn to 228.5p Kenmuir Ardwall to C Anderson

Heifers Limousin to 236.5p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to R Johnstone & Sons Annan, 225.5p Balgrayhill, Lockerbie to Border Meats Lockerbie

56 OTM Cattle – Meated cows easily sold. All buyers actively seeking larger numbers of cows.

Per Head

Charolais to £1207.80 Blairshinnoch, £1192.80 Maryfield

Stabiliser to £1092.10, £1072 Bennan

Angus to £973.75 Inglestoneford

Simmental to £975.95, £924.35 Blairshinnoch

Holstein Friesian to £1167.60 Smallholmburn, £1084.80 Barndennoch

Per Kilo

Charolais to 198p Blairshinnoch

Stabiliser to 163p, 160p Bennan

Simmental to 133p, 131p Blairshinnoch

Limousin to 131p Relief, 129p Drumcruilton, 129p Reifer Park

Holstein Friesian to 139p Smallholmburn, 123p Barndennoch, 121p Dinwoodie Green

1448 Prime Hoggs, Store Hoggs & Cast Ewes & Rams Forward

779 Prime Hoggs – Better shaped Hoggs easily sold in excess of 200p/kg. Mixed offering forward. Sale average 191.3p

Hoggs 25.5-32Kg ave 201.7p to 244p Kenmure

Beltex to £75.50 Kenmure

Texel to £67.50 High Drum

Cheviot to £63.50 Archwood

Hoggs 32.1-39Kg ave 193.6p to 271p Kilncroft

Beltex to £92 Kilncroft, £85.20 Rigghead

Texel to £81 Newlands, £78 Rigghead

Cheviot to £76 Auchencrieff, £75.50 Archwood

Mule to £70 Maxwelltown

Blackface to £65.50 Lawesknowe

Hoggs 39.1-45.5Kg ave 190p to 231p Park

Beltex to £102 Kilncroft

Texel to £92.50 Park, £88 Riggheads

Suffolk to £85 Shangan, £84.50 Tinwald Shaws

Cheviot to £85 Auchencrieff

Half Bred to £79.50 Annefield

Mule to £76.80 Lawesknowe, £76.50 Airds of Balcary

Blackface to £75.20 Crairieknowe

Hoggs 46Kg+ ave 180.6p to 200p Rigghead

Texel to £96 Rigghead, £88.50 Maryfield

Suffolk to £93.50 Hartbush, £88 Park

130 Store Hoggs – Very Easily Sold

Top Prices

Texel to £71.50, £61.50 Dressertland

Mule to £58 Blackburn

Cheviot to £56.50, £50.50 Dressertland

Blackface to £50 South Glen

539 Cast Ewes & Rams Forward. A Sound Trade prevailed for all classes at similar rates to last week.

Top prices

Suffolk to £95.50 Newmains, £92.50 High Drum

Texel to £90.50 Newmains, £90.50, £80 Park. £89.50 Maryfield

Leicester to £81.50 Barr

NCC to £73.50, £62.50 Annefield, £64.50 Dalhanna

Cross to £71.50 Maryfield, £68.50 Park, £65.50 Steilston

Half Bred to £68.50 Marwhirn, £61.50 Airds of Balcary

Beltex to £59.50 Inamay

Lleyn to £54.50 Inamay

Light Ewes

Cheviot to £66.50 Gillesbie, £59 Hall

Blackface to £61 Airds of Balgray, £54.50, £53 West Challoch

Rams Beltex to £95.50 Isle of Dalton

Texel to £100.50 Airds of Balcary