Dumfries Primestock Report

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 11th June 2014.

16 Prime Cattle – Trade better with lighter weights in demand

Heifers Limousin to 221.5p from J & L Craik, Waterside to JD Owen & Son, Butchers Newton Stewart, 220.5p Nether Ernambrie, Crossmichael to Border Meats Lockerbie. Blonde to 221.5p from J Retson & Son, Gardrum to R Johnstone & Sons, Butchers Annan

58 OTM Cattle – Plenty of demand for all classes. Buyers wanting greater numbers.

Per Head

Angus to £1226.15 Newlands, £1108.25 Eldinhope, £1046.25 Guillyburn

Simmental to £1251.30 Killymingan, £1155 Millhill

Limousin to £1118.75 Hightownhead, £948.15 Millhouse

Charolais to £1065.35 Greenfield

Brown Swiss to £1002.75 Beyond the Burn

Holstein Friesian to £945.95 Meikle Firthead, £912.50 Drum, £902.75 Firthead

Per Kilo

Simmental to 161p Porterstown, 140p Millhill

Limousin to 160p Innerfield, 147p Killymingan, 142p Eldinhope

Angus to 143p Eldinhope, 139p Ballagan, 137p Newlands, 137p Millhouse

Charolais to 143p Greenfield

Shorthorn to 125p Breconside Cott

Holstein Friesian to 125p Drum, 123p Meikle Firthead, 123p Burnside of Baltersan

688 Prime Sheep Forward

503 Prime Lambs – more ringside buyers keen to purchase greater numbers every week. Trade continues to please. Sale average 246.5p

Lambs 25.5-32Kg ave 250p to 260p Newlands

Texel to £80 Newlands

Lambs 32.1-39Kg ave 248.1p to 271p Kerricks

Texel to £100 Drumburn, £99.50 Dressertland, £98.50 Eastside

Suffolk to £97.50 Newlands, £97 Third

Lambs 39.1-45.5Kg ave 243.5p to 267p The Bush

Texel to £113 The Bush, £110 Eastside

Suffolk to £106.50 Hartbush

Prime Hoggs ave 176.3p

Texel to £90.50 Upper Portrack

Suffolk to £85.50 Springfield Hill

Mule to £85.50 Springfield Hill

Smaller offering of 148 Cast Ewes & Rams forward still in very high demand, many more could have been easily cashed with heavy ewes averaging£82.61 and topping at £102 for Suffolk x from Maryfield. Light Ewes averaged £64.15 topping at £77.50 for Cheviots from Upper Portrack

Heavy Ewes

Suffolk to £102.50 Maryfield, £82.50 Bridgestone, £80 Burn Cott

Texel to £98.50 Maryfield, £93.50 Barshill

Mule to £90.50 East Polquhirter, £84.50, £89.90 Clonrae, £87.50, £84.50, £83.50 Cleughhead

Leicester to £95.50 Barr

Light Ewes

Cheviots to £77.50 (x2) Upper Portrack

Blackface to £69.50, £65.50, £63.50 (x2) Holm of Daltallochan, £64.50 East Polquhirter

Tups Suffolk to £106.50 Barr