Dumfries Primestock Report

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 10th September 2014.

Small show of Prime Cattle far short of buyers needs. Trade sharper

British Blue to 235.5p from Upper Tinwald, Torthorwald to B Taylor Butchers Lockerbie. Limousin to 223.5p Neill, Upper Tinwald, Torthorwald to B Taylor Butchers Lockerbie.

82 OTM Cattle – All classes keenly bid. More leaner types forward buyers actively seeking greater numbers.

Per Head

Simmental to £1529.45, £1526.75 Newbie Mains

Limousin to £1080.40 Meikleholm, £1051.20 Cocklicks

Stabiliser to £1057.50, £1032.75, £1013.80 South Mains

Hereford to £1000.35 Tregallon

Friesian to £901.80 Bruntshields

Per Kilo

Simmental to 181p, 155p Newbie Mains

Friesian to 149p Drum, 131p Lakehead, 117p Barony, 113p Bruntshields

Limousin to 146p Meikleholm, 146p Cocklicks, 137p Courance, 135p Laught Mains

Stabiliser to 141p, 137p, 135p South Mains

Blue Grey to 135p Auchengruith

British Blue to 129p Third

Luing to 121p Chanlockfoot

Angus to 117p, 115p Upper Rigg

Hereford to 117p Tregallon

1974 Prime Sheep Forward

972 Prime Lambs – Trade better than expected considering the early week trend. Sale average 155.4p

Lambs 25.5-32Kg ave 161.1p to 163 Auchencairn

Lleyn to £52 Auchencairn

Blackface to £42 Gilchristland

Lambs 32.1-39Kg 158.7p to 170p Townpark

Texel to £62.80 Townpark, £62 Over Abington

Suffolk to £61.50 Nether Cargen

Charollais to £61.80 Laneside

Lleyn to £61.80 Laneside

Lambs 39.1-45.5Kg ave 153p to 175p Hillend

Beltex to £73, £70 (x2) Hillend

Texel to £68.50 Belzies, £68.20 Shambellie Grange, £68 Bush

Suffolk to £67.50 Abune the Brae, £66.80 Newlands, £66.80 Shawhill

Charollais to £66.50 Horseholm

Mule to £63 Foregirth, £61.20 Guelt

NCC to £63.20 Archwood

Lambs 45.6-52Kg ave 142.3p to 158p Skipmyre

Suffolk to £68.50 Nether Cargen

Texel to £76 Skipmyre, £70.50 Shambellie Grange, £70 Bush

Excellent Show of 1002 Cast Ewes & Rams forward still selling well. Top price on the day was £129.50 for Texel Rams from Hayfield.

Heavy ewes averaged £68.02

Texel to £124.50, £107.50 Newfield, £107.50 Skipmyre, £104.50 Belridding, £104.50 Hall of Drumpark

Suffolk to £91.50 Bush of Craigs

Mule to £82.50 Belridding, £76.50 South Mains, £75.50 Shawsmuir, £74.50 Capelfoot, £74.50 New Cample

Chev Mule to £74.50 Upper Longbank

NCC to £87.50 Annefield, £76.50 Dressertland

Light Ewes averaged £45.00

Cheviot to £76.50 Newfield, £68.50 Castle Crawford

Blackface to £59.50 Leeroch, £53.50 Foregirth, £51.50 Auchencheyne, £51.50 Hayfield

Lleyn to £59.50 Laneside, £44.50 Stenhouse

Rams ave £103.50

Texel to £129.50 Hayfield, £124 New Cample

Leicester to £108 Macqueston

corresponding week 2013 sale report