Dumfries Primestock Report

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 2nd April 2014.

17 Prime Cattle – Trade sharper this week. Numbers short of buyers needs. More cattle required weekly.

Limousin to 240.5p, 230.5p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill both to R Johnstone & Sons, Butchers Annan
Blonde to 227.5p Pumplaburn, Wamphrey to Border Meats Lockerbie

41 OTM Cattle – Mainly dairy bred cows forward – Trade continues to please, plenty of active buyers in attendance

Per Head
Limousin to £1178 Blairshinnoch
Angus to £1154.75 Blairshinnoch
Holstein Friesian to £1043.20 Ryemuir, £947.10 Prestonhall

Per Kilo
Limousin to 190p Blairshinnoch
Angus to 149p Blairshinnoch
Holstein Friesian to 160p, 149p New Farm, 138p Highlaw, 128p Guillielands, 121p Rockhallhead

841 Prime Hoggs & Cast Ewes

591 Prime Hoggs – Meated hoggs keenly sought. Sale average 214p

Hoggs 32.1-39Kg ave 212.4p to 241p Rigghead
Texel to £90 Rigghead, £89 West Skelston
Mule to £80 Dressertland
Blackface to £75.80 Baltier, £73.80 Maryfield

Hoggs 39.1-45.5Kg ave 215.4p to 253p Cocklicks
Texel to £101 Newmains, £95.20 Rigghead
Suffolk to £98.20 West Skelston, £95.50 Rigghead
Beltex to £94.50 Lawesknowe
Blackface to £91 Baltier, £90 Fingland
Mule to £85 Rigghead, £84.50 Baltier

Hoggs 46Kg+ ave 192p to 215p Baltier
Texel to £110 Baltier, £100 Lawesknowe
Beltex to £100.50 Cocklicks
Suffolk to £100 Newmains, £99.50 Clydeside
Blackface to £91 Nunnerie

247 Cast Ewes & Rams – Trade remains very firm for all classes.

Top Prices
Heavy Ewes
Texel to £132.50 Maryfield, £132.50 Baltier, £122.50 Dressertland Cott
Beltex to £116.50, £106.50, £100 High Airyolland
Mule to £95.50 Kirkland, £94.50 Rigghead, £89.50 High Airyolland
Suffolk to £95.50 Kirkland, £67.50 Barclosh
Half Bred to £91.50 Maryfield

Light Ewes
Blackface to £78.50 Glenmanna, £68.50 Dressertland, £68.50 Barclosh
Cheviot to £75.50 Dressertland
Beulah to £41.50 Barclosh
Welsh Mountain to £37.50 High Garleffan
Herdwick to £32.50 High Garleffan

Blackface to £73.50 Glenmanna

Overall Heavy Ewes averaged £88.33
Overall Light Ewe average £55.04