Dumfries Primestock Report

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 22nd October 2014.

28 Prime Cattle – a poor sample forward with butchers types very scarce

Heifers, Limousin to 231.5p from S Ewart & Son, Belridding to B Taylor Butchers Lockerbie, 223.5p Upper Tinwald, Torthorwald to Border Meats Lockerbie

85 OTM Cattle – Trade fine for meaty cows whilst leaner sorts looked easier

Per Head

Limousin to £1278.90, £1192.50 Lantonside, £1136.65 Lanarkland, £1125.90 Stockbridgehill

Blonde to £1254.60 Foregirth

Hereford to £1237.10, £1103.60 Russet

Angus to £1230.15 Russet, £971.55 Lanarkland

Charolais to £1056 Kilnford Croft

Holstein Friesian to £887.05 Slacks, £885.690 Rockhallhead, £824 Brownfield

Fleckvieh to £884.50 Slacks

Bulls Charolais to £1193.40 Muircleugh

Simmental to £1041.30 Barr

Per Kilo

Blonde to 204p Foregirth

Hereford to 178p (x3) Russet

Angus to 177p Russet, 127p Lanarkland, 119p Capelfoot

Simmental to 154p Lantonside

Limousin to 190[ Belridding, 150p, 147p, 143p Lantonside, 146p Isle of Dalton, 139p Stockbridgehill

Fleckvieh to 145p Slacks

Charolais to 137p, 131p Corriehills, 128p Kilnford Croft

Holstein Friesian to 113p (x2), 112p, 110p Slacks, 108p Rockhallhead

Galloway to 110p Auchengruith

Bulls Charolais to 117p Muircleugh

Simmental to 117p Barr

2278 Prime Lambs Forward

1557 Prime Lambs – Better shaped lambs up to 42Kg much sharper, once again plenty of heavyweight lambs forward distorting overall average.

Sale average 155.7p

Lambs 32.1-39Kg ave 163.5p to 209p Heithat

Beltex to £75, £71 Heithat, £70 Barony

Texel to £70 Isle of Dalton, £66.50 Heithat, £66.50 Eastside

NCC to £60 Capelfoot

Blackface to £57.50 Netherhall, £56 Fallside

Lambs 39.1-45.5Kg ave 150.7p to 196p Barony

Beltex to £74 Barony

Texel to £70.50 Kirkton, £70.20 Bush, £70 Kirk Cott, £69.20 Ballinnie

Suffolk to £68.50 Gall

Mule to £64 Guelt, £64 Stenrieshill

Chev Mule to £64 Marwhirn

Blackface to £63 East Polquhirter

Lambs 45.6-52Kg ave 138.5p to 163p Isle of Dalton

Texel to £78 , £76 Isle of Dalton, £70 (x2) Drumcruilton, £70 West Skelston

Larger Show of 721 Cast Ewes & Rams mixed offering with a slightly more selective trade where good meat was in higher demand.

Heavy Ewes averaged £63.96

Texel to £105.50 Barony, £87.50 Drumcruilton, £85.50 Bush

Beltex to £97.50 Craigieland Hill

Mule to £68.50 Newmains, £68.50 Longbeoch, £66.50 East Polquhirter, £66.50 South Mains, £63.50 Ballaggan

Light Ewes averaged £44.30

Cheviot to £74.50, £73.50, £72.50 Dalhanna

Roussin to £64.50 Airds

Blackface to £52.50 Auchencheyne, £52.50 (x2) South Mains, £48.50 Dalhanna, £47.50 Longbeoch

corresponding week 2013 sale report