Dumfries Primestock Report

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 6th August 2014.

26 Prime Cattle – Trade improving weekly

Heifers Limousin to 224.5p from J Retson & Son, Gardrum to R Johnstone &son Butchers Annan, 224.5p J & L Craik, Waterside to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 221.5p Gardrum, Eastriggs to R Johnstone & Sons, Butchers Annan

Charolais to 221.5p Marwhirn, Moniaive to Border Meats Lockerbie

Bulls – all over 16mo

Limousin to 176.5p Laneside

Hereford to 162p Laneside

36 OTM Cattle – Numbers far short of increased buyers needs. All classes sharper please take advantage of competition

Per Head Simmental to £1223.60, £1039.50 Cormaddie

Limousin to £1201.20 Isle of Dalton, £957 Belridding

Angus to £1010.35 Aids of Balcary, £966 Rigghead

Holstein to £873.30 Kerricks, £871.50 Auchencrieff

Per Kilo Simmental to 161p Cormaddie, 159p Gimmenbie

Limousin to 154p Isle of Dalton, 145p Belridding

Angus to 141p Belridding, 138p Relief

Holstein to 123p Kerricks, 107p Shawsmuir, 107p Auchencrieff

1679 Prime Sheep Forward

1379 Prime Lambs – Trade remains steady with premium being paid for export (38-42Kg) Lambs. Sale average 172.6p

Lambs 25.5-32Kg ave 165p to 177p Marbrack

Texel to £55 Marbrack

Blackface to £50.50 Knowe

Lambs 32.1-39Kg ave 174p to 210.2p Nether Dargavel

Beltex to £82 Nether Dargavel

Texel to £73.50 Dalhanna, £70 Carswadda

Suffolk to £70 Carswadda

Mule to £62 Grove

Blackface to £57 Brandleys

Lambs 39.1-45.5Kg ave 171p to 212p Nether Dargavel

Beltex to £91 Nether Dargavel, £79.50 Craigielandshill

Texel to £82 Nether Dargavel, £80 Druidhall, £80 Kirkton

Suffolk to £74.50 Third, £74 Thorniethwaite

Berrichon to £73 Glendarroch

Charollais to £72.50 Shangan, £72 High Garleffan

Mule to £64.50 Hillbank

Lambs 45.6-52Kg ave 160p to 164p Bush

Texel to £75.50 Bush, £74.50 Cocklicks

300 Cast Ewes & Rams forward with a very mixed offering forward still selling well with a top price of £131.50 for a Hampshire Down Ram from Laneside

154 Heavy Ewes ave £72.80

Texel to £117.50 Nether Garrel, £110.50 Newmains, £107.50, £102.50, £99.50 Nether Dargavel

Charollais to £98.50 Newmains

Half Bred to £84.50 East Lanegate, £77.50 Sunnyhill

Mule to £84.50 Hall of Drumpark, £83.50 Newmains, £78.50 (x2) Fairgirth & Martingirth, £77.50 Corsencon

NCC to £79.50 & £78.50 Marwhirn

131 Lights ave 47.22 (inc 110 Blackface) ave £50.38

Cheviot to £77.50 Dalhanna

Blackface to £69.50 Hall of Drumpark, £66.50 (x2) Kirkland & Gillenbie, £60.50 (x2) Hillbank & Kirkland

Herdwick to £37.50 (x2) High Garleffan

15 Rams ave £98.83

Hampshire to £131.50 Laneside

Lleyn to £105.50 Laneside

Roussin to £97.50 Laneside

Suffolk to £90.50 Mosside

corresponding week 2013 sale report