Dumfries Primestock Report

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 16th April 2014.

25 Prime Cattle Forward – Trade looked firmer for all types

Limousin to 238.5p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 223.5p Nether Ernambrie, Crossmichael to JD Owen & Sons Butchers Newton Stewart
Charolais to 232.5p Pumplaburn, Wamphray to Border Meats Lockerbie
Blonde to 224.5p Pumplaburn Wamphray to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas

43 OTM Cattle – Meated cows met a keen demand. Leaner cows met a steadier trade.

Per Head
Holstein Friesian to £1303.50, £1063.95 Drum, £973.95 Heathfield, £971.80 Greigsland, £971.10 Rue
Limousin to £1239.50 Archwood
Angus to £1160.65 Sunnyhill, £1036.35 Archwood

Per Kilo
Limousin to 185p Archwood, 139p Skipmyre
Angus to 141p Archwood, 139p Sunnyhill
Holstein Friesian to 165p Drum, 145p Heathfield, 137p Greigsland, 129p Heathfield, 123p Drum

248 Prime Hoggs – Mixed offering forward – Best kinds in short supply. Sale average 210.4p

Hoggs 32.1-39Kg ave 214.4p to 257.1p Barony
Beltex to £90 Barony; Texel to £83.50 Rigghead; Cheviot to £84 Archwood; Mule to £83.50 Riggheads; Blackface to £81.50 Rigghead

Hoggs 39.1-45.5Kg ave 204.4p to 224p Lanarkland
Cheviot to £94 Archwood; Texel to £93.50 Rigghead; Blackface to £90 Lanarkland

Hoggs 46Kg+ ave 188.5p to 201p Rigghead
Texel to £102 Rigghead
Suffolk to £93.50 West Skelston
Charollais to £94.50 Rigghead

194 Cast Ewes & Rams Forward – all classes remained very dear.

Top prices
Heavy Ewes
Texel £134.50 Glencaple, £116.50 Isle of Dalton
NCC to £104.50 Archwood, £92.50 Archwood
Mule to £94.50 Barony, £93.50 Whitecroft, £92.50 Shieldhill
Lleyn to £93.50, £85.50, £78.50 Laneside
Roussin to £75.50 Burrance of Courance

Light Ewes
Blackface to £77.50 Glenmanna, £72.50 Macqueston
Cheviot to £76.50 Archwood
Herdwick to £61.50 Kirkland

NCC to £101.50 Archwood
Blackface to £76.50 Archwood
Cheviot to £40 Burrance of Courance

Heavy Ewe average £90.18

Light Ewe average £61.65