Dumfries Primestock Report

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 27th August 2014.

26 Prime Cattle

Best types dearer. Mixed offering forward more required weekly.

Limousin Heifer to 232.5p to B Taylor Butchers, Lockerbie from J & L Craik, Waterside, Haugh of Urr, 225.5p to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan from Upper Tinwald, Torthorwald, 224.5p to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas from Waterside, Haugh or Urr

66 OTM Cattle

Trade sharper as 10 active buyers compete for numbers. Short of supply please take advantage of the increased competition.

Per Head

Shorthorn to £1181.25 Holm Farm

Angus to £1123.40 Meikleholm, £1055.60 Auchencrieff

Limousin to £1078.65 Belridding, £1005.75 Ballaggan, £986.90 Meikleholm

Friesian to £963.80 Smallholmburn, £960.25, £912 Kerricks, £912.60 Highlaw

Ayrshire to £899 Horseclose

Luing to £896.55 Merkland

Per Kilo

Limousin to 153p Belridding, 139p Meikleholm, 138p Ballaggan

Angus to 137p Meikleholm

Shorthorn to 135p Ballaggan

Luing to 129p Merkland

Friesian to 122p Smallholmburn, 120p, 115p Kerricks, 117p Highlaw

Ayrshire to 120p, 116p Horseclose

Prime Sheep Forward

1213 Prime Lambs – Trade better on week. Sale average 169.1p

Lambs 25.5-32Kg ave 168.8p to 182p Drumcork

Texel to £56.50 Drumcork

Beltex to £55.50 Woodcroft

Blackface to £48.50 Auchenfad

Lambs 32.5-39Kg ave 171p to 190p Lower Shieldhill

Texel to £70.80 Penlaw, £68 Drumcork, £67.50 Lochwood

Suffolk to £61.50 Hastingshall

Lleyn to £64.50 Laneside

Blackface to £59.50 East Polquhirter

Mule to £54.50 Gillfoot

Lambs 39.5-45Kg ave 168.8p to 198p The Bush

Texel to £85 Bush, £83 Cocklicks

Suffolk to £76 Abune the Brae

Mule to £64 Auchenfad

Lambs 45.5Kg ave 158.9p to 174p Skipmyre

Texel to £82 Skipmyre

Suffolk to £78.50 Abune the Brae

Good show of 562 Ewes

All classes selling away well with well fleshed sheep as dear as ever.

Top price on the day was £111.50 for Texel x Rams from Druidhall

Blackface to £200 to Macmillan Cancer Support donated by K Shield, The Tecket & C Macdonald Whitedyke

Heavy Ewe ave £73.45

Texel to £104.50 Lower Shieldhill, £95.50, £94.50 Dressertland, £94.50 (x2) Barnbackle & Druidhall

Suffolk to £78.50 Upper Senwick

Mule to £86.50 Abune the Brae, £85.50 Newbank, £82.50 Gateslack, £80.50 Druidhall

Light Ewes ave £43.20

Cheviot to £77.50 Ruthwell, £69.50 Slacks, £56.50 Townfoot

Blackface to £63.50 Druidhall, £63.50 Auchenfad, £50.50 Ruthwell

Lleyn to £55.50 (x2) Bennan

Rams ave £86.85

Texel to £111.50, £99.50 Druidhall

Charollais to £95.50 Lochmailing

Leicester to £86.50 Merkland

Blackface to £86.50, £77.50 Merkland

Swale to £76.50 Merkland

Lleyn to £48.50 Druidhall

corresponding week 2013 sale report