Dumfries Primestock Report

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 29th October 2014.

25 Prime Cattle – Best types scarce and in big demand

Bullocks British Blue to 243.5p from D & E Lockhart, Faulding Cleugh to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, Limousin to 238.5p Faulding Cleugh, Kirkpatrick Fleming to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan

Heifers Limousin to 230.5p, 229.5p from F & J Connon, Pumplaburn both to B Taylor Butchers Lockerbie, 229.5p from Pumplaburn, Wamphray to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas

100 OTM Cattle – fleshed beef cows maintained recent rates whilst dairy bred cows were easier.

Per Head

Limousin to £1212.45, £1095 Isle of Dalton, £937.20 Newfield

Angus to £1022.40 Lochmailing, £953.75 Guillyburn, £945 Bogue

Saler to £992.25 Over Cairn

Simmental to £947.10 Lochbank

British Blue to £850.85 Newfield

Holstein Friesian to £801.60 Rue

Per Kilo

Angus to 185p, 173p Woodhead

Angus to 180p Bogue, 144p Lochmailing

Limousin to 150p Newfield, 146p Isle of Dalton

Saler to 135p, 131p Over Cairn

Simmental to 135p Bogue,123p Lochbank

British Blue to 119p Newfield

Holstein Friesian to 96p Rue, 91p Shawsmuir

1746 Prime Sheep Forward

1158 Prime Lambs – Export weight lambs much dearer, out of spec heavy lambs still hard to sell – Sale average 160.8p

32.1-39Kg ave 168.7p to 182p Lochwood

Texel to £69 Lochwood, £68 Maryfield, £68 Ford, £65.50 Roughside

Blackface to £62 Guelt

Mule to £56.50 Meikle Barncleugh

39.1-45.5p ave 160p to 183.5p Kerricks

Beltex to £73.80 Craigielandshill, £72.50 Kerricks

Texel to £72.50 Maryfield, £72.50 Lanarkland, £72.50 Stobohill, £72 Kerricks, £72 Shangan

Charollais to £70.80 Shangan

Berrichon to £69.50 Glendarroch

Suffolk to £67.50 East Polquhirter, £67.20 Marwhirn

Mule to £64.50 Guelt

45.6-52Kg ave 144.7p to 167p Kerricks

Suffolk to £70.20 Outertown

Texel to £80 Kerricks, £73.50 Carruchan, £72.50 Belridding

An entry of 588 Cast Ewes & Rams met a flying trade with the heavy ewes being £7 dearer on the week. Best Mules from £70-£75 and Blackfaces £57-£63. Top price to £105 for Suffolk Ewes from F & AL Kenyon, New Farm, Texel's to £99 from R & H Braid, Leithenhall Farm, NCC sold to £95 from J Strawhorn & Son, Annefield Farm.

Heavy Ewes averaged £70.59

Suffolk to £105 New Farm, £90, £74 Artfield, £78 Midlock

Texel to £99 Leithenhall, £89 Carronhill, £87 Maxwell St, £86 Upper Senwick, £82 Hall of Drumpark

NCC to £95, £79 Annefield, £65 Capelfoot

Leicester to £82 Midlock, £70 Drumlanrig Park

Mule to £81 Marr, £77 Hall of Drumpark, £76 New Farm, £75 Midlock, £75 Maxwell St

Clun to £73 Carronhill

Light Ewes averaged £44.17

Cheviot to £77, £73, £67 Auchenage, £73 Barr

Blackface to £66 Marr, £64 Hopetoun, £63 Maxwell St, £61, £59 Snar

Lleyn to £44 Bennan, £44 Carronhill

Rams averaged £57.43

Mule to £60, £57 Roughside

Blackface to £59 Midlock

corresponding week 2013 sale report