Dumfries Primestock Report

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 12th March 2014.

26 Prime Cattle – Numbers scarcer today. Best Quality keenly sought

Limousin to 234.5p from F & J Connon, Pumplaburn to Border Meats Lockerbie, 233.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan

Limousin to 228.5p from Pumplaburn Wamphray to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas

74 OTM Cattle – Trade continues to please for all classes buyers very active for greater number. Mainly Dairy Bred forward.

Per Head
Holstein Friesian to £1232 Drum, £1161.50, £1034.55 Baltier, £1083.75 Millisle, £964.80 Coopon Carse, £960 Chapelcroft
Angus to £1150.20 Townhead, £972.90 Blairshinnoch
Limousin to £1026 Townhead
Charolais to £1047.20 Townhead

Per Kilo
Angus to 170p Auchencrieff, 142p Townhead
Limousin to 141p Blairshinnoch, 139p Townhead
Charolais to 136p Townhead
Simmental to 133p Townhead
Holstein Friesian to 160p Drum, 134p Coopon Carse, 121p Baltier, 120p Smallholmburn

1175 Prime Hoggs & Cast Ewes Forward

834 Prime Hoggs – All classes much dearer on the week to average 212.1p

A Feature of the sale was a pen of 84 Blackface Hoggs from Craigdarroch at £96.50 (44Kg)

Hoggs 25.5-32Kg ave 215.5p to 219p Chanlockfoot
Cheviot to £65.80 Chanlockfoot
Texel to £63.50 Druidhall
Blackface to £60 Macqueston
Lleyn to £61.50 Maxwelltown

Hoggs 32.5-39Kg ave 20.6p to 226p Barr
Texel to £83.50 East Polquhirter, £77 Barr
Blackface to £81.80 Moorfoot, £77.50 Glenmanna
Cheviot to £76.50 Auchencrieff
Mule to £75.50 Over Abington

Hoggs 39.1-45.5Kg ave 216.1p to 227 Rigghead
Suffolk to £94.80 Cleughbrae, £88.50 Rigghead
Texel to £96.20 West Skelston, £96 Clydeside, £95.20 Rigghead
Charollais to £92.50 Cleughbrae
Blackface to £96.50 Craigdarroch
Cheviot to £94.50 Little Culloch, £94.20 Auchencrieff
Mule to £91 Rigghead

Hoggs 46Kg+ ave 192.5p to 206p Bankswood
Texel to £105 Bankswood, £103.50 Clydeside, £103.50 Courance
Suffolk to £95.50 Rigghead, £95.50 Bankswood, £94 Townhead
Blackface to £95 Glenmanna
Cheviot to £94.80 Little Culloch

Small Entry of Store Hoggs were keenly sought
Blackface to £74.50 Guelt; Leicester to £73 Tower; Mule to £64.50 Guelt

282 Cast Ewes & Rams – Trade looked sharper for both Heavy & Lightweight Ewes

Texel to £121.50, £107.50, £106.50 Waterhead, £96.50, £94.50 Isle of Dalton, £92.50 Druidhall
Leicester to £95.50 Tower, £85.50 Macqueston
Suffolk to £86.50 Druidhall
Charollais to £81.50 Hayfield
Mule to £79 Clydeside, £78.50 (x2) Lanarkland
Lleyn to £71.50 Bogue
Blackface to £63 Hayfield, £62.50 Druidhall, £60.50 Glenmanna

Cheviot to £97.50 Bankswood; Texel to £92.50 Bankswood; Leicester to £95.50 Tower
Heavy Ewe average £78.20
Light Ewe average £53.00