Dumfries Primestock Report

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 5th March 2014.

25 Prime Cattle – Trade firmer. More needed of all classes.

Limousin to 237.5p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 233.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to Border Meats Lockerbie. Charolais to 224.5p Marwhirn Moniaive to M/s Ramsay.

Limousin to 221.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to M/S Ballard Butchers Castle Douglas

88 OTM Cattle – Buyers actively seeking greater numbers, all classes improving weekly in Dumfries.

Per Head
Charolais to £1290 Meikleholm
British Blue to £1080.40, £1054.10 Meikleholm
Limousin to £1036.75 Foregirth, £979.60 Meikleholm
Simmental to £1038 Longrigg, £952 Foregirth
Holstein Friesian to £1073.15, £1023.75, £977.90 Baltier, £963.30 East Logan

Per Kilo
British Blue to 146p Meikleholm
Limousin to 145p Foregirth, 131p Blairshinnoch
Simmental to 133p Woodcroft
Saler to 123p Dalhanna
Holstein Friesian to 127p (x2), 117p Baltier, 115p (x2) Kerricks, 114p East Logan

1423 Prime Hoggs, Store Hoggs and Cast Ewes Forward
750 Prime Hoggs Forward – Quality in SPEC Hoggs easily sold. Sale average 199.4p

Hoggs 25.5-32Kg ave 200.6p to 226p Penningham Home Farm
Texel to £72 Penningham Home Farm
Mule to £70 Penningham Home Farm
Blackface to £61.50 Chanlockfoot

Hoggs 32.1-39Kg ave 198p to 251p Rigghead
Beltex to £90.50 Rigghead
Blackface to £78.50 Craigdarroch
Suffolk to £76.50 Marwhirn
Texel to £76 Drumpark
Lleyn to £76 Upper Locharwoods

Hoggs 39.1-45.5Kg ave 200.1p to 211p Lanarkland
Suffolk to £90.80 Lanarkland, £87.80 Rigghead
Texel to £93 Balgerran, £89.50 Lanarkland
Cheviot to £90.20 Auchencrieff, £90 Cleughbrae
Charollais to £86.50 Wester Parkgate, £86.50 Netherhall
Blackface to £83 Craigdarroch, £81.50 Fingland

Hoggs 46Kg+ ave 187.3p to 198p Summerhill
Suffolk to £112 Netherhall, £93.50 Lanarkland
Texel to £104.50 The Lodge, £102.50 Lanarkland
Cheviot to £92.50 Cleughbrae

115 Store Hoggs met keen competition
Mule to £67.50 Newfield
Texel to £59.50 Newfield
Blackface to £52.50 Kiraugh Park
Lleyn to £63 Firth

558 Cast Ewes & Rams – All classes met a firm demand with lean ewes continuing to look very dear.

Top Prices
Heavy ewes
Texel to £102.50 Meikleholm, £100 Capelfoot
Suffolk to £96 Netherhall, £86.50 New Farm
Leicester to £78.50 Foregirth
Half Bred to £74.50 Park, £71.50 East Kirkcarsewell
Mule to £74.50 Foregirth, £74.50 Meikleholm, £74.50 New Farm
NCC to £69.50 Capelfoot, £67.50 Archbank

Light Ewes
Cheviot to £57.50 Marwhirn, £47.50 Alton
Blackface to £55.50 Kirkland, £52.50 Foregirth, £52.50 Meikleholm, £52.50 Hall
Lleyn to £49.50, £47.50 Bennan, £45.50 Penningham

Cast Rams
Suffolk to £108.50 Low Kirkbride
Leicester to £90.50 Hall, £90.50 Glencrosh
Texel to £89.50, £71.50 Balgerran
Beltex to £80 Upper Tinwald
Cheviot to £71.50 Gateslack
Blackface to £70.50 meikleholm, £52.50 Low Garleffan, £49.50 Craigdarroch
Gritstone £55.50 Derskelpin

Overall Heavy Ewes averaged £64.49
Overall Light Ewes averaged £43.18