Dumfries Primestock Report

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 30th July 2014.

22 Prime Cattle – very mixed offering forward with best quality types scarce.
Limousin to 231.5p from J & L Craik Waterside to Border Meats Lockerbie, 216.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas, 215.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to JD Owen & Sons Butchers Newton Stewart

61 OTM Cattle – Mainly leaner dairy types forward. Trade steadier
Per Head
Limousin to £1256
Simmental to £1236.60 Corbelly Hill
Angus to £1034.90 Woodcroft
Holstein Friesian to £910.15 Kerricks

Per Kilo
Limousin to 160p Waterside, 125p Leithenhall
Angus to 139p Boreland of Southwick, 131p Woodcroft
Holstein Friesian to 125p Kerricks, 111p Dinwoodie Green

1029 Prime Sheep Forward
729 Prime Lambs forward – Trade improved on early week sales, Buyers actively requiring larger numbers with best types in short supply. Sale average 169p

Lambs 32.1-39Kg ave 175p to 196p Newlands
Beltex to £69 Newlands
Texel to £70.20 Eastside, £70 Kiraugh
Suffolk to £68 Whitecroft
Mule to £64 Auchenfad

Lambs 39.1-45.5Kg ave 169.1p to 190p Skipmyre
Texel to £82 Skipmyre, £80 Farthingwell
Suffolk to £77 Bush, £74 Gillesbie
Half Bred to £71 Annefield
Mule to £66 Eastlands

Lambs 45.6-52Kg ave 152p to 160p Eastside
Texel to £75 Gillesbie
Suffolk to £75 Longbeoch

Slightly smaller show of 300 Cast Ewes & Rams forward still selling to similar money with a top price of £110.50 for Charollais from Newlands

Heavy Ewes ave £70.07
Charollais to £110.50 Newlands, £85.50 Hayfield
Texel to £94.50 Leithenhall, £88.50 (x2) Upper Hardland & Hayfield, £86.50 Barony, £85.50 Hayfield
Mule to £80 Bridgestone, £76.50 Hayfield, £74.50 Martingirth, £72.50 (x2) Leithenhall & Barony
Leicester to £93.50, £73.50 Grennan
NCC to £76.50 (x2) Archwood & Marwhirn, £73.50 Marwhirn

Light Ewes ave £43.46
Cheviot to £55.50 Marwhirn, £52.50 Woodcroft
Blackface to £63.50 Eastlands, £60.50 Hall of Drumpark, £58.50 Over Abington, £56.50 Merkland, £53.50 Grennan

corresponding week 2013 sale report