Dumfries Primestock Report

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 3rd September 2014.

29 Prime Cattle – Trade sharper for a poorer offering

Heifer Limousin to 220.5p from J & L Craik, Waterside to B Taylor Butchers Lockerbie, 216.5p Marwhirn, Moniaive to B Taylor Butchers Lockerbie, 216.5p From Waterside, Haugh of Urr to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas, 216.5p I Nelson, Outertown to B Taylor, Butchers Lockerbie

82 OTM Cattle – Mainly dairy cattle forward – Trade remains good with fleshed cows in big demand

Per Head

Simmental to £1050.80 Lochbank, £990 Springfield

Holstein Friesian to £994.50, £967.60 Hotts, £949.75 Drum, £907.20 Smallholmburn

Angus to £971.70 Tundergarth Mains, £931.60 Riggheads

Limousin Bull to £1002 Highlaw

Per Kilo

Holstein Friesian to 152p, 147p Meinside, 147p Smallrigg, 145p Drum 118p, 117p Hotts

British Blue to 133p Belzies

Angus to 137p Riggheads

Simmental to 179p, 173p Springfield, 142p Lochbank

Longhorn to 128p Tundergarth Mains

1988 Prime Sheep Forward

1306 Prime Lambs – Trade for all classes was easier in keeping with the national trend. Sale average 152.3p

Lambs 32.1-39Kg ave 152p to 184p Netherton

Beltex to £64 Netherton

Texel to £60 Over Abington

Chev Mule to £57 Marwhirn

Blackface to £57 Leerosch

Mule to £55.50 Hall

Lambs 39.1-45.5 ave 153.4p to 176p Netherton

Texel to £70 (x2) Barnshangan

Beltex to £67.50 Netherton

Suffolk to £67 Linnside

Berrichon to £65.50 Glendarroch

Lambs 45.6-52Kg ave 147.1p to 163 Eastside

Texel to £75 Barnshangan, £75 Eastside

Berrichon to £71 Glendarroch

682 Cast Ewes & Rams with a very mixed offering being slightly harder to cash but still selling well. Top price on the day was £200.50 for 2 Texel Tups from Barony.

Heavy Ewes ave £69.87

Blue de Maine to £114.50 Linnside

Suffolk to £107.50 Barony, £95.50 Netherhall, £87.50 Palaceknowe

Mule to £83.50 Barony, £79.50 Kirkhill, £75.50 Torkirra, £74.50 Ballaggan, £71.50 Netherhall

Chev Mules to £81.50 Dalhanna, £81.50 Penlaw, £81.50 Newbank

Light Ewes ave £37.31

Lleyn to £70.50 White Croft

Cheviot to £68.50 Newbank, £50 Ballaggan

Blackface to £55.50 Leithenhall, £55.50 Kirkhill, £51.50 Torkirra

Easycare to £45.50 Barony

Rams ave £122.00

Texel to £200.50 Barony, £101.50 Penlaw

Charollais to £138 Barony

Leicester to £104.50 Fardingjames

Beltex to £92.50 Bankfield

Blackface to £66.50 Sweetshawhead

corresponding week 2013 sale report