Dumfries Primestock Report

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 17th September 2014.

18 Prime Cattle – Trade sharper – more numbers needed on a regular weekly basis

Bullocks Limousin to 226.5p from D & E Lockhart, Faulding Cleugh to B Taylor Butchers Lockerbie, 224.5p from Faulding Cleugh, Kirkpatrick Fleming to B Taylor Butchers Lockerbie

Heifers Limousin to 222.5p from H & A Hiddleston, Park to J Johnstone & Sons, Butchers, Annan, 220.5p ftom R Neill, Upper Tinwald to R Johnstone & Sons, Butchers Annan. Charolais to 214.5p from D & G McClanachan, Millhill

62 OTM Cattle – meated cows met a keen demand – more plainer sorts forward

Per Head

Simmental to £1216.75, £1190.75, £1013.80 Courance, £1039.50 Barr

Friesian to £1035.40 brownfield, £952.50 Grains, £916.35 Kerricks, £915.75 Conheath

Limousin to £937.65 Nether Barr, £930 Blairshinnoch

Angus to £917 Park, £806.45 Blairshinnoch

Cast Bull Simmental to £1230.25 Courance

Limousin to £1029.25 Highlaw

Per Kilo

Simmental to 155p, 147p, 137p Courance, 135 Barr

Limousin to 141p Nether Barr, 131p Park

Friesian to 127p Grains, 124p Brownfield, 123p, 111p Kerricks, 111 Conheath

Angus to 127p Blairshinnoch

Cast Bull Simmental to 133p Courance

2211 Prime Sheep Forward

1375 Prime Lambs – Trade easier on week with big percentage of our 44Kg lambs forward. Sale average 146p

Lambs 25.5-32Kg ave 173p to 175p Longbeoch

Texel to £52 Longbeoch

Lambs 32.1-39Kg ave 147.2p to 160p Barnbackle

Texel to £62 Barnbackle, £60 Over Abington, £60 Burnside

Mule to £53.50 Nisbet

Blackface to £52.50 Guelt

Lambs 39.1-45Kg ave 147.1p to 166p Bridgestone

Suffolk to £66 Linnside, , £65.20 Abune the Brae, £64.20 Clydeside

Texel to £70 (x2) Drumburn, £70 (x2) Skipmyre, £69 Bridgestone

Mule to £59.50 Netherhall, £59 Kirkton

Lambs 45.6-52Kg ave 136.4p to 150p Drumcruilton

Suffolk to £65.50 longbeoch, £63.50 Kenmure

Texel to £69 Muircleugh, £68.50 (x3) Drumcruilton

Mule to £61.50 Guelt

Lambs 52Kg+ ave 120p to 127p Easthill

Texel to £71 Muircleugh, £70 Easthill

836 Cast Ewes & Rams forward, pretty mixed offering but good meated ewes still selling well. Top price on the day was £124.50 for a Texel Tup from Townfoot

Heavy Ewe averaged £58.84

Texel to £115.50 Dressertland Cott, £98.50 Bankswood, £94.50 Linnside, £93.50 Waterside, £91.50 Eastside

Suffolk to £95.50 Eastside, £87.50 Bankswood, £86.50 Howthat, £83.50 New Farm

Mule to £80.50 Carsegowan, £75.50 Eastside, £73.50 Drumcruilton, £71.50 Drumburn, £71.50 Kirkton

NCC to £73.50 Meikleholm, £67.50 Marwhirn, £63.50 Easthill

Light Ewes averaged £38.28

Blackface to £58.50 Hayfield, £55.50 Kenmure, £53.50 Guelt, £51.50 Nunnerie

Swale to £44.50 Dollard

Rams averaged £77.67

Texel to £124.50 Townfoot, £101 Lochmailing

Suffolk to £112.50 Netherhall

Leicester to £75.50 Guelt

Blackface to £64.50 Nunnerie

corresponding week 2013 sale report