Dumfries Primestock Report
Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 28th May 2014.
21 Prime Cattle – Trade steady with buyers actively seeking cattle
Bullocks – Limousin to 235.5p/kg from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to R Johnstone & Sons, Butchers, Annan.
Heifers – to 227.5p from Balgrayhill, Lockerbie to R Johnstone & Sons, Butchers, Annan; 221.5p, 215.5p Outertown, Annan to Border Meats, Lockerbie, 214.5p Pumplaburn, Wamphray to Grierson Bros, Butchers, Castle Douglas.
56 OTM Cattle – Buyers were numerous with trade much dearer for all classes.
Per head Cows
Holstein Friesian to £1150, £119.30 Conheath, £995.60 Smallholmburn, £986 Drum
Hereford to £1019.25 Park
Simmental to £1016.40 Dollard
Angus to £917 Kirkland
Bulls - Limousin £1316.70 Park, Angus to £959.20 Craigielandhill
Bulls per kilo – Limousin 133p Park
Cows per kilo
Holstein Friesian to 145p, 139p Drum, 131p Smallholmburn, 127p Millisle, 125p Conheath
Hereford 135p Park
Limousin 143p West Skelston
Angus 138p, 136p Wylliehole, 131p Kirkland
British Blue 133p Netherfield
601 Prime sheep forward
183 Prime Lambs – Lambs met plenty of competition for all weights especially 32 – 40 kilos to level at 244p/kilo
Lambs 32.1-39kg average 251.5p to 265p Isle of Dalton
Beltex to £103.50 Isle of Dalton
Texel to £97.50 Isle of Dalton, £96.50 Brocklerigg
Lambs 39.1-45.5kg average 240.5p to 264p Brocklerigg
Suffolk to £108, £107.50 New Farm
Texel to £108, £105.50 Brocklerigg, £105.50 Backburn
Charollais to £103.50 Rigghead
Lambs 45.6 – 52kg average 227.4p to 252p Thorns
Texel to £116 Thorns, £107.50 Denbieyett & Backburn
194 Prime hoggs forward: Very mixed offering to average 191.6p/kg to 212p/kg Dalhanna
Texels to £94.50 Maryfield, £83.50 Torkirra
Blackface to £81.50 Upperbarr
224 Cast ewes forward – selling to recent high rates with heavy ewes averaging £88.54 topping at £115.50 for Texels from New Mains. Light ewes averaged £54.98 topping at £83.50 for Cheviots from Glenlaugh. Rams averaged £94.32 to £152.50 for a Texel ram from Bankswood.
Heavy ewes:- Texel £115 New Mains, £113.50 Bankswood, £110, £105.50 Dressertland, £105.50 Torkirra; Suffolks £114.50 Netherhall, £100 New Mains, £95.50 Maryfield; Greyfaces £95.50 Backburn, £92.50 Drumburn, £88.50 Glenlaugh; Blueface Leicester £99.50 Foregirth, £92.50 Glenlaugh.
Light ewes: Cheviot £82.50 Glenlaugh, £82.50 Courance, £75.50, £65.60 Marwhirn; Blackface £75.50 Torkirra, £66.50 Barbuie, £63.50 Foregirth.
Rams: Texel £152.50 Bankswood, £140.50, £128.50 Maryfield; Suffolks £98.50 Netherhall; Blackface £78.50, £76.50 Balgerran.