Dumfries Primestock Report

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 18th June 2014.

17 Prime Cattle – Plainer show forward. Trade no dearer
Limousin Heifers from J Retson & Son, Gardrum made 222.5p to R Johnstone & Sons, Butchers Annan, others to 206.5p Gardrum, Eastriggs to Border Meats Lockerbie

52 OTM Cattle- Beef bred cows maintained recent values whilst dairy bred looked easier.

Per Head
British Blue to £1146.75 Nether Ernambrie, £1014.75 Archwood
Charolais to £1025 Skipmyre
Limousin to £986.90 Clonrae, £973.40 Belridding
Angus to £979.55, £930 Guillyburn
Holstein Friesian to £945 Trailflatt, £842.70 Gamerigg

Per Kilo
Limousin to 170p Drum, 165p Archwood, 157p Belridding, 148p Cowans
British Blue to 165p Nether Ernambrie, 139p Cowans
Angus to 137p Newlands, 132p Dalhanna
Holstein Friesian to 135p Trailflatt, 111p Gamerigg

1000 Prime Sheep Forward

446 Prime Lambs forward – Trade eased on the week in keeping with the national trend to average 205p.

Lambs 32.1-39Kg ave 206.4p to 249p Upper Senwick
Beltex to £86 Maryfield, £85 East Lanegate
Texel to £82 Cleughbraemill, £82 Bush, £82 Palaceknowe
Suffolk to £80 Upper Senwick, £80 Skipmyre

Lambs 39.1-45.5Kg ave 202p to 230p Cleughbraemill
Beltex to £94 Bridgestone
Texel to £90 Cleughbraemill, £88 Meikleholm
Suffolk to £88 Cleughbraemill, £85 Whinnyhill, £85 Palaceknowe

Lambs 45.6-52Kg ave 197.3p to 200p Meikleholm
Suffolk to £102 Meikleholm
Texel to £95 Hoddomtown

A Good show of 554 Cast Ewes & Rams forward selling to recent high rates with heavy ewes averaging £86.06 and topping at £128.50 for Texel from Skipmyre. Light Ewes averaged £55.94 topping at £77.50 for Lleyns from Meikleholm, Rams averaged £97.82 topping at £134.50 for Blueface Leicesters from Whitedyke.

Heavy Ewes
Texel to £128, £117.50 Skipmyre, £121.50 North Cowshaw, £118.50 Upper Rigg, £113.50 Nithside, £109.50 East Lanegate, £109 Drumburn
Suffolk to £99.50 Rigghead, £96.50 Roshglen, £93 Bridgestone
Mule to £96.50 Maryfield, £91.50 Meikleholm, £87.50 (x2) Bankhead of Tinwald & Meikleholm, £85.50 (x4) Drumburn, Kirkhill, Skipmyre (x2)

Light Ewes
Lleyn to £77.50 Meikleholm
Blackface to £73.50 Meikleholm, £72.50 Whitedyke, £65.50 Barr, £64.50 (x2) Hayfield & Glendenholm
Cheviot to £59.50 Bridgestone

Leicester to £134.50, £95 Whitedyke
Texel to £129.50 Meikleholm
Suffolk to £85.50 Rigghead