Dumfries Primestock Report

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 9th July 2014.

20 Prime Cattle – Trade better for all classes
Heifers British Blue to 221.5p from J Retson & Son, Gardrum to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan
Limousin to 220.5p Gardum, Eastriggs to Border Meats Lockerbie, 213.5p Killymingan Kirkgunzeon to JD Owen & Son Butchers Newton Stewart
Bullocks Charolais to 213.5p from R Huston, Branetrigg to Border Meats Lockerbie

67 OTM Cattle – Trade remains good
Charolais to £1263.25 Mid Bishopton, £999.60 Oxgang
Simmental to £1157.10 Killymingan, £1015.20 Courance
Limousin to £1034.35 Whitehill, £951.75 Foregirth
Hereford to £939.870 Russet
Angus to £937.95 Tinwald Shaws, £930 Riggheads
Holstein Friesian to £930, £904 Smallholmburn
Per Kilo
Charolais to 155p Mid Bishopton, 147p Oxgang
Simmental to 141p Courance, 133p Killymingan
Limousin to 137p Whitehill, 135p Third
Angus to 135p Tinwald Shaws, 135p Foregirth
Holstein to 124p Smallholmburn, 114p Kerricks

922 Prime Sheep Forward
718 Prime Lambs: Today’s trade in keeping with the national trend slipped to average 172.2p

Lambs 32.1-39Kg ave 175.2p to 197p Upper Tinwald
Texel to £75 Upper Tinwald, £70.50 Arnmannoch
Charolais to £70 Lochmailing

Lambs 39.1-45.5Kg ave 172p ave 238p Thorns
Beltex to £100 Thorns, £84 Arnmannoch
Texel to £80 Bush, £79 Arnmannoch
Suffolk to £73.50 Roshglen, £73 Longbeoch

Lambs 45.6-52Kg ave 164.3p to 207p Arnmannoch
Texel to £103 Barmurrie, £95 Arnmannoch

Smaller show of 204 Cast Ewes & Rams with all lots still selling well with some classes up on the week. Many more could have been sold. Top price on the day was £100 for Suffolk's from Shangan.

Heavy Ewes ave £70.20 to £100 Shangan for Suffolks
Texel to £97.50 (x2) Marwhirn & Third
Leicester to £95.50 Macqueston, £94.50 Whitedyke, £92 Marr, £91.50, £90.50 Macqueston
Suffolk to £90.50 Upper Senwick
Mule to £85 Midtown, £84.50 Macqueston, £83.50 Cushag, £82.50 Third

Light Ewes ave £48.67 to £77.50 Marwhirn for Cheviots
Cheviot to £77.50, £66.50 Marwhirn, £56.50 Third
Blackface to £64.50 Liscleugh, £62.50 Whitedyke
Swaledale to £53.50 High Drum

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Inaugural Summer Show & Sale of Prime Lambs also incorporating our first young handlers Show & Sale kindly sponsorship by Tarff Valley and Judged by Mr Haig Murray, Dunbia Ltd.

Young Handler Champion Sabrina Smith
Young Handler Champion Sabrina Smith
with Judge Haig Murray (Dunbia Ltd) and Two representatives from Tarff Valley (Sponsor)

17 Young Handlers & 18 Pairs forward proving a very successful event.

Mr Haig Murray's comments; “It was encouraging to see so many youngsters today at Dumfries. When I judge a young handlers competition having the best lambs is only part of the package, I always look for genuine interest and pride from the exhibitors, not only in their sheep but themselves. It is without doubt always a very difficult decision but today's winner Sabrina Smith of Barmurrie showed for me an outstanding effort, Well Done!”

Robbie McGimpsey, Thorns
2nd in the Under 12 class - Robbie McGimpsey, Thorns

Jack Austin, Woodcroft
2nd in the 12-16yrs - Jack Austin, Woodcroft

Ellen Neill, Upper Tinwald
1st in the Under 12s - Ellen Neill, Upper Tinwald

Young Handlers Show Results
Under 12's
1st - Ellen Neill, Upper Tinwald - £75
2nd - Robbie McGimpsey, Thorns - £100
3rd - Cameron Wilson, Marwhirn - £71

1st - Sabrina Smith, Barmurrie - £103
2nd - Jack Austin, Woodcroft - £90
3rd - Georgina Smith, Barmurrie
Champion Young Handler – Sabrina Smith, Barmurrie

Summer Show & Sale of Prime Lambs Results
Best Texel - Arnmannoch - £95
Best Suffolk - Annefield
Best Any other breed - Arnmannoch (Beltex) £79
Overall Champion – Arnmannoch (Texel) £95

corresponding week 2013 sale report