Dumfries Primestock Report

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 23rd April 2014.

28 Prime Cattle – Trade remains firm with best types wanted
Limousin to 230.5p from J & J Campbell, Dinnans to Border Meats Lockerbie, 230.5p, 227.5p from D & R Cornthwaite Balgrayhill both to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan
226.5p Pumplaburn Wamphray to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas
British Blue to 226.5p (x2) from Dinnans Whithorn both to Border Meats Lockerbie

57 OTM Cattle – Meated and Beef feeding cows met keen competition whilst leaner dairy types met a steadier demand
Per Head
Simmental to £1239.75 Courance, £1075.45 Cormaddie
Limousin to £1106.85 Courance, £1070.30 Isle of Dalton
Angus to £1078 Innerfield, £1044 Courance
Holstein Friesian to £1197.20, £1157.30 Drum, £1043.40 Guillyhill

Per Kilo
Holstein Friesian to 164p, 163p Drum, 127p Gimmembie, 125p Flathill, 123p Trailflat
Limousin to 163p No2 Tregallon, 154p, 153p Isle of Dalton, 145p Tregallon, 145p Courance, 143p (x2) Cormaddie
Angus to 154p Innerfield, 141p Courance
Simmental to 145p, 141p Courance, 141p, 137p Cormaddie

750 Prime Sheep
15 Prime Lambs – Dorset x Lambs to £88 and 215p

442 Prime Hoggs forward – very mixed offering with best sorts in short supply

Hoggs 32.1-39Kg ave 205.8p to 233p Cocklicks
Suffolk to £80 Bankswood
Mule to £77 Springfield
Beltex to £75 Newmains
Blackface to £74 Newmains

Hoggs 39.1-45.5Kg ave 208.4p to 226p Newmains
Cheviot to £96.50 Auchencrieff, £92.50 Newmains
Texel to £98.50 Lanarkland, £95 Newmains
Blackface to £82.50 Lawesknowe
Suffolk to £97 Lanarkland, £95 Springfield

Hoggs 46Kg+ ave 187p to 214p Lanarkland
Texel to £105 Lanarkland, £101 Cocklicks
Suffolk to £100 Lanarkland, £95.50 Newmains

293 Cast Ewes & Rams – all classes very dear.

Top prices
Texel to £115.50, £108.50 Bridgestone, £107.50 Maxwelltown
Suffolk to £103.50 JCJ Farms, £89.50, £82.50 Bridgestone
Half Bred to £99.50, £96.50 Hartbush
Mule to £94.50 Ross, £93.50 Backburn, £93.50 Shieldhill
NCC to £89.50 Dressertland, £72.50, £70.50 Marwhirn
Dorset to £84.50, £67.50 Terregles Bank
Charollais to £77.50 Cocklicks
Cheviot to £94.50 West Crossleys, £79.50 Glenjaan
Blackface to £75.50 Fardingjames, £65.50 Troloss, £64.50 Maxwelltown
Lleyn to £63.50 Bennan, £55.50 Auchencheyne

Suffolk to £137.50, £130 Bridgestone, £116.50 Hartbush
Texel to £127.50, £113 Philgowan
Leicester to £125.50 Clonrae
Beltex to £95 Bridgestone
Blackface to £80.50 Lawesknowe, £79.50, £76.50 Mitchellslacks
Cheviot to £76.50 Glenjaan