Dumfries Primestock Report

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 9th April 2014.

15 Prime Cattle – Trade better than expected. More required on a weekly basis

Limousin to 233.5p from J & J Campbell, Dinnans to Border Meats Lockerbie. Charolais to 233.5p from F & J Connon, Pumplaburn to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas
Blonde to 230.5p Pumplaburn, Wamphray to Border Meats Lockerbie

91 OTM Cattle forward – Buyers actively seeking all classes, Trade improving weekly

Per Head
Limousin to £1303.75 Dinnans, £1177.80 Meikleholm, £1043.40 Skipmyre
Angus to £1253.35 Laught Mains, £1170.40 Meikleholm, £1154.25 Innerfield
Simmental to £1000.50 Dinnans, £992 Boreland
Blonde to £986 Foregirth
Holstein Friesian to £1231.95 Ryemuir, £1205.40 Conheath, £1216.75, £1113.50 Drum, £1064.65 Baltier, £1057.80 Conheath, £1056.25 Barndennoch

Per Kilo
Limousin to 175p Dinnans, 156p Meikleholm, 148p Skipmyre
Angus to 154p Meikleholm, 137p Laught Mains
Devon x to 161p Buittle Mains
Blonde to 145p Foregirth
Simmental to 160p Boreland, 145p Dinnans
Holstein Friesian to 155p Drum, 150p Upper Portrack, 145p Boreland, 131p Barony, 131p Dryfesdalegate, 131p Drum, 129p Ryemuir, 127p Slacks, 125p Hotts

1209 Prime Hoggs & Cast Ewes
853 Prime Hoggs – IN Spec hoggs met brisk competition too many heavyweight hoggs forward. Sale average 213.6p

Hoggs 32.1-39Kg ave 211.7p to 258p Newmains
Cheviot to £88 Newmains
Texel to £80 Lawesknowe
Blackface to £80.50 Inglestone, £80.50 Baltier

Hoggs 39.1-45.5Kg ave 215.4p to 253.6p Edingham
Cheviot to 104p Edingham, £91 Baltier
Texel to £103 Lanarkland, £100 West Skelston
Suffolk to £99 Barndennoch, £98.50 Rigghead
Charollais to £98.50 West Skelston
Blackface to £99, £88 Baltier

Hoggs 46+ ave 188.1p to 209p Lanarkland
Texel to £106.50 Lanarkland
Suffolk to £100 Lanarkland
Mule to £92 Rigghead

356 Cast Ewes & Rams forward, all classes still improving on the week with a mixed offering forward. Top price of £158.50 was paid for a Texel Ram from The Bush, with the Ewes topping at £126.50 for a Charollais ewe from Rigghead Farm.

Top Prices
Charollais to £126.50 Rigghead
Texel to £116.50 Bush, £97.50 (x2) Druidhall & Carruchan, £96.50 (x2) Nether Gribton & Bush
Mule to £94.50 (x2) Carruchan & Bush, £93.50 Swyre, £91.50 (x2) Druidhall & Hill
Suffolk to £100 Newmains
Blackface to £73.50, £71.50 Druidhall, £69.50 Meikleholm
Cheviot to £64.50 Bush of Craigs, £56.50 Nether Gribton

Texel to £158.50 Bush, £125.50 Newmains, £111 Nether Gribton
Suffolk to £154.50 Shangan