Dumfries Primestock Report

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 7th May 2014.

24 Prime Cattle – Best quality handy weights scarce and keenly sought.

Limousin to 234.5p & 230.5p J Jardine, Yett to Border Meats Lockerbie, 225.5p Nether Ernambrie Crossmichael to M/S Ballard Butchers Castle Douglas
Blonde to 229.5p Pumplaburn Wamphray to JD Owen & Son Butchers Newton Stewart

Limousin to 226.5p from F & J Connon, Pumplaburn to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas

41 OTM Cattle – meated and feeding cows maintained recent values.

Per head
Angus to £1106.95 Arnmannoch
Simmental to £1087.50 Palaceknowe
Blonde to £1035 Foregirth
Norwegian Red to £909.65 Mortonholm
Holstein Friesian to £964.80 Netherwood

per kilo
Angus to 169p, 138p Arnmannoch
Simmental to 150p Palaceknowe
Limousin to 143p No 3 Woodhall
Blonde to 138p Foregirth
Holstein Friesian to 144p, 127p Netherwood, 119p North Corbelly
Norwegian Red to 119p, 116p Mortonholm

535 Prime & Cast Sheep forward

297 Prime Hoggs – End of season gathering. Sale average 200.9p

Hoggs 32.1-39Kg ave 204.6p to 237p Hall of Drumpark
Texel to £90 Hall of Drumpark, £80 Lanarkland
Cheviot to £80 Whinneyknowe, £79 Fell of Lochronald
Blackface to £79 Meikleholm, £75 Ballinnie
Mule to £80 Ballinnie

Hoggs 39.1-45.5Kg ave 197p to 217p Whinneyknowe
Texel to £91 Whinneyknowe
Blackface to £83 Meikleholm
Suffolk to £86 Spingfield
Mule to £79 Hall of Drumpark

Hoggs 46Kg + ave 182.3p to 206p Woodfoot
Cheviot to £97 Woodfoot
Texel to £96.50 Tower
Suffolk to £90 Lanarkland
Blackface to £85 Hall of Drumpark

A small show of 238 Ewes & Rams met a very good trade with heavy ewes averaging £82.25 topping at £100 for a Texel from Luce Mains. Light Ewes averaged £55.34 topping at £76.50 for a Cheviot from Capelfoot. Tups levelled at £100.38 topping at £130.50 twice for a Texel from Newmains also a Charollais from Horseclose

Heavy Ewes
Texel to £100 Luce Mains, £99.50 Park, £97.50 Carswadda
Suffolk to £86.50 Nether Cargen
Leicester to £97.50 Tower
Mule to £88.50 (x2) Brandleys & Carswadda, £86.50 (x2) Nether Cargen & Swyre

Light Ewes
Cheviot to £76.50 Capelfoot, £68.50 (x2) Ruthwell
Blackface to £70.50 Kingside, £68.50 Hall of Drumpark, £65.50 Merkland

Texel to £130.50 Newmains
Charollais to £130.50 Horseclose
Suffolk to £120.50 Dempsterton
Cheviot to £119.50, £98 Kingside, £95.50 Stirkfield
Zwartble to £109 Wallacetown
Blackface to £71.50 Corsencon