Dumfries Primestock Report

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 12th November 2014.

48 Prime Cattle – Trade firm. Buyers continue to require numbers.

Bullocks Limousin to 231.5p & 227.5p both from D & E Lockhart, Faulding Cleugh both to B Taylor Butchers Lockerbie

Heifers Limousin to 230.5p from AH Fisher, Merrick to Border Meats Lockerbie, 227.5p Merrick, Portpatrick to B Taylor Butchers Lockerbie

106 OTM Cattle – Larger ringside of buyers in attendance. Trade looked firmer for all classes.

Per Head

Limousin to £1094.40 Maryfield, £1067.85 Laught Mains, £987 Upper Tinwald, £977.85 New Hall, £965.25 Penlaw

Angus to £1075.45, £983.40 Lochmailing, £931.60 Meikle Barncleugh

Blonde to £985.60 Foregirth

British Blue to £951.75 Barr

Saler to £945 Drumcruilton

Devon to £915 Drumcruilton

Holstein Friesian to £861.35 Trailflat, £858.40 Panlands

Blue Grey to £756.40 Burn

Per Kilo

Limousin to 189p Laught Mains, 173p West Skelston, 152p, 142p Maryfield, 141p Upper Tinwald, 135p Penlaw, 129p Pearsyhall

Stabiliser to 140p Carterton

Angus to 137p Meikle Barncleugh, 137p, 132p Lochmailing

British Blue to 135p Barr

Holstein Friesian to 128p, 124p Trailflat, 116p Panlands, 110p Burnside, 107p Whitecroft Mains

Blonde to 128p Foregirth

Saler to 126p Drumcruilton

Devon to 122p Drumcruilton

Blue Grey to 122p, 116p Burn

Luing to 117p Crofts

Galloway to 108p Burn

1676 Prime Sheep Forward

1159 Prime Lambs – All classes met a sharper trade. Sale average 175p.

Lambs 32.1-39Kg ave 181.5p to 199.5p Penlaw

Texel to £73.50 Penlaw, £72 Over Abington, £71 Fardingjames, £70 Ford

Suffolk to £72 Ford, £67 Springfieldhill

Lleyn to £70.50 Summerhill

Blackface to £57 Ballinnie

Lambs 39.1-45.5Kg ave 173p to 196p Bridgestone

Beltex to £84 Bridgestone

Texel to £79.20, £79 (x2) Druidhall, £79.50 Penlaw, £78.80 Lanarkland

Mule to £68 (x4) Nisbet, £67 Ballinnie

Lambs 45.6-52Kg ave 162.1p to 175p Bridgestone

Beltex to £80 Bridgestone

Texel to £80 Muircleugh, £79.50 Riggheads, £79 (x2) Springfieldhill

Suffolk to £79 Springfieldhill, £76.50 East Polquhirter

Charollais to £76 Fardingjames, £76 Riggheads

Mule to £76 Fardingjames

A similar number of 517 Cast Ewes & Rams forward saw trade much the same as last week, more cast ewes could be sold to advantage. Top price to £125 (x2) for Texel Tups sold by Kerricks Farms Ltd. Suffolk Tups sold to £110 from RH Paton, Gateslack. Mule Ewes topped at £80 shown by D Hyslop, Clydeside. Blackface topped at £65 from DB Fleming, The Cottage.

Heavy Ewes averaged £70.16

Texel to £94 Clydeside, £88 Macqueston, £86 Cottage, £74 Nether Gribton, £72 Barnshangan

Leicester to £87 Over Abington, £81 Eastlands

NCC to £84 Annefield

Mule to £80 Clydeside , £77 Macqueston, £75 Rashgill, £74 Townhead, 73 Clydeside, £72 Muircleugh

Suffolk to £73 Townhead

Light Ewes averaged £53.42

Cheviot to £75 Cottage, £63, £50 Carterton, £51 Craiglearen

Blackface to £65 Cottage, £57 Macqueston, £56 Craigdarroch, £55 Auchenhay, £54 Low Garleffan, £53 Craigdarroch

Rams averaged £81.67

Texel to £125 Kerricks

Suffolk to £110 Gateslack

Blackface to £85 Troloss

corresponding week 2013 sale report