Dumfries Primestock Report

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 26th March 2014.

18 Prime Cattle – Numbers short of Buyers demand. Trade looked Sharper.

Heifers Limousin to 233.5p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to R Johnstone & Sons, Butchers Annan, 230.5p Pumplaburn, Wamphray to Border Meats Lockerbie, 230.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan. Charolais to 226.5p Pumplaburn Wamphray to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas

54 OTM Cattle – Trade much dearer with well meated cows in big demand. Producers should take advantage of the ringside competition in Dumfries.

Per Head Holstein Friesian to £1225, £1047.20 Drum, £1173, £1159.20, £1073.25 Barndennoch, £1038.40 Midtown
Limousin to £1170.30 Tinwald Shaws, £1051.25 West Lanegate
Angus to £1116 Raeburnhead
Simmental to £1019.25 Drumcruilton
Per Kilo Holstein Friesian to 157p Conheath, 138p (x2) Barndennoch, 136p Drum, 135p Barndennoch, 130p Drum, 127p Conheath
Simmental to 151p Drumcruilton, 129p Crofts
Limousin to 147p (x2) Archbank, 145p West Lanegate, 142p Wyliehole, 141p Tinwald Shaws
Luing to 127p Crofts

1129 Prime Sheep & Ewes

1008 Prime Hoggs – Trade for export weights brisk. More lightweight Blackface Hoggs on offer. Sale average 208.1p

Hoggs 25.5-32Kg ave 209.1p to 280p Cowans
Beltex to £75.50 Cowans
Blackface to £69 Craigdarroch, £65 Marbrack
Suffolk to £63 Outertown

Hoggs 32-39Kg ave 208.6p to 243p Woodhouse
Texel to £81.50 Wood House,£77 Outertown
Mule to £76 Knockenhair, £75.50 Over Abington
Suffolk to £75 Outertown
Blackface to £78.20 Corsebank, £74 Maryholm

Hoggs 39.1-45.5Kg ave 210.6p to 231p Riggheads
Texel to £95 Whinnneyknowe, £92.50 Rigghead
Suffolk to £96.50 Rigghead
Cheviot to £94.50 Whinneyknowe, £90 Cleughbrae
Lleyn to £93.50 Upper Locharwoods
Blackface to £84.50 Cleughbrae, £84 Lawesknowe

Hoggs 46Kg+ 185p to 203p Newmains
Suffolk to £100.50 Townhead, £95.20 Newmains
Texel to £97.50 Carronhill, £95.50 Rigghead
Lleyn to £98.50 Upper Locharwoods
Blackface to £88.50 Craigdarroch

Smaller Show of Cast Ewes met a keen demand and dearer on the week.

Top Prices Texel to £126 Glenlaugh, £101 Maryfield, £93 Nether Garrel & Knockenhair
Leicester to £97 Glenlaugh
Mule to £95 Cowans, £86 Knockenhair, £84 Glenlaugh
Blackface to £94 Oaklands, £72 Kenmure, £70 Chanlockfoot
NCC to £90 Hall
Cheviot to £85 Chanlockfoot, £77 Wood House
Suffolk to £76 Outertown
Rams Leicester to £105, £87 Hillbank
Heavy Ewes averaged £81.82
Light ewe averaged £56.94