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.

Per Head

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

Per Kilo

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.

corresponding week 2013 sale report