Dumfries Primestock Report
Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 16th July 2014.
32 Prime Cattle – Trade sharper. Buyers actively seeking numbers.
Heifers Limousin to 221.5p from J Retson & Son, Gardrum to Border Meats, Lockerbie. 220p Upper Tinwald, Dumfries to R Johnstone & Sons, Butchers , Annan, 215.5 p Gardrum, Eastriggs to R Johnstone & Sons, Butchers , Annan,
Charolais to 208.5pk from Townhead to Grierson Bros, Butchers, Castle Douglas.
Bullocks Limousin to 207.5pk Brannetrigg, Torthorwald to Border Meats, Lockerbie.
71 OTM Cattle – Trade good for all classes.
Angus to £1190.40 Woodhead, £993.85 Townhead.
Charolais to £1066.90 Carsgowan
Simmental to £1045.20 Courance, £963.05 Overgarrel
Limousin to £1036.75 Nisbet, £978.75 Nether Barr
Holstein Friesian to £986.15 kerricks, £866.40 Gregsland
Simmental to 201p Courance, 187 OverGarrel
Angus to 186p Woodhead, 139p Townhead
Limousin to 150p Nether Barr, 145p Nisbet
Hereford to 127p grove, 124p Meikle Barncleugh
Charolais to 130p Nisbet
Shorthorn to 123p Dalswinton
Holstein to 121p Kerricks, 114 Greigsland
689 Prime Sheep forward
300 Prime Lambs forward, Trade much dearer with numbers far short of requirements for the active ringside of 8 buyers.
Sale average 185pk
Lambs 32.1-39Kg ave 184.3p to 196p Mabie
Texel to £74 Innerfield, £72.50 Whitecroft
Suffolk to £72.50 Marwhirn
Lambs 39.1-45.5Kg ave 185.8pk to 212pk Martingirth.
Texel to £87 Martingirth, £84.80 Drumburn
Suffolk to £83 Barshill, £79 Newmains
Lambs 45.6-52Kg ave 182pk to 190p The Bush
Texel to £86 Bush
Suffolk to £81 Drumburn
Slightly larger show of 389 Cast Ewes & Rams with 315 of these Blackfaces all classes still selling well with many more needed to fill our new and retained buyers requirements. Top price on the day was £104.5 for Suffolk's from Dempsterton.
Heavy Ewes, 33 ave £64.71 topping at £104.50, Suffolk from Dempsterton.
Texel to £96.50 Glenlaugh
Suffolk to £89 Dempsterton, £86.50 Mosside
Blue Face Leicester £86.50 Glenlaugh
Mule £68.50, £58.50 Dempsterton
Light Ewes 353 ave £48.90 topping £71.50 from Marwhirn for Cheviots
Cheviot to £71.50, £64.50 Marwhirn.
Blackface to £68.5 Midloch, £62.50 Troloss, £61.50 (x2) Macqueston, £59.50 (x2) Midloch, £58.50 (x2) Merkland and Nisbet
Rams 3 averaged £72.50
Blackface £94.50 Troloss and £73.50 Macqueston.