Dumfries Primestock Report

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 21st May 2014.

27 Prime Cattle – Trade no worse
Limousin to 236.5p from WT McMiken, Nether Ernambrie to Border Meats Lockerbie, 226.5p Balgrayhill, Lockerbie to Grierson Bros Castle Douglas
Charolais to 227.6p Pumplaburn Wamphray to Border Meats Lockerbie

68 OTM Cattle – Trade for all classes brisk
Principal Prices per head
Limousin to £1592.80, £1188.43 Mid Bishopton, £1177.50 Belridding
Angus to £945.30 Ballagan, £904.05 Barnbarroch
Norwegian Red to £1083.60 Mortonholm
Holstein Friesian to £998.25, £980.10 Newhouse, £991.60 Slacks, £949.85 Longbridgemuir
Bulls Charolais to £1212.50 St Ninians
Simmental to £1152.60 Drumcruilton

Per Kilo
Limousin to 181p, 171p Mid Bishopton, 157p Belridding, 143p Reifer Park
Simmental to 151p, 145p Auchencairn, 139p Courance
Angus to 141p Ballagan
Charolais to 143p Auchencairn
Holstein Friesian to 134p, 129p (x2), Slacks, 121p (x2) Newhouse, 121p, 120p Longbridgemuir
Norwegian Red to 129p, 127p Mortonholm
Blue Grey to 122p Burn
Bulls Charolais to 125p St Ninians
Galloway to 137p Dalshangan

304 Prime Sheep Forward

32 Spring lambs – Trade firmer to average 270.3p

Lambs 32.1-39Kg ave 270.5p to 283p Isle of Dalton
Beltex to £110.50, £108.50 Isle of Dalton
Texel to £109 Isle of Dalton, £103 Maryfield

Lambs 39.1-45.5Kg ave 273.1p to 279p Maryfield
Texel to 117p, 116p Maryfield, 115p Maulscastle

108 Prime Hoggs – Very mixed offering
Sale average 212.02 to 244p Thorns
Blackface to £81.50 Macqueston

164 Cast Ewes & Rams forward selling to recent high rates with heavy ewes averaging £83.29 topping at £117.50 from Suffolk ewes from Mosside. Light Ewes averaging £62.38 topping at £84.50 for Cheviots from Ross Farm. Tups averaging £71.17 topping at £106.50 for Beltex from Clonhie.

Heavy Ewes
Suffolk £117, £100.50 Mosside, £112.50 Larglea, £99.50 Barr
Texel to £107.50, £101.50 Castlehill, £96.50 North Park, £95 Ross
Leicester to £96.50 Barr
Beltex to £94.50 Bridgestone
Mule to £80.50 Gateslack, £78.50 (x2) Kirkbride & North Park

Light Ewes
Cheviot to £84.50 Ross, £73.50, £71.50 Castlehill
Blackface to £72.50 Glendenholm, £64.50 Hillbank

Texel to £74.50 Mabie; Beltex to £106.50 Clonhie