Dumfries Primestock Report
Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 19th November 2014.
27 Prime Cattle – Trade remains firm.
Bullocks Limousin to 230p from D & E Lockhart, Faulding Cleugh to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 225.5p From Kenmuir, Ardwall to B Taylor Butchers Lockerbie.
Heifers British Blue to 224.5p Kenmuir, Ardwall to B Taylor Butchers Lockerbie.
37 OTM Cattle – Trade sharper, with numbers short of requirements, fleshed cows scarce.
Holstein Friesian to £1167.45 Woodhead
Angus to £1084.20 Marwhirn
Luing to £988.65 Mollin
Saler to £887.05 Hall
Holstein Friesian to 129p (x2), 125p Drum, 129p Woodhead, 109p Panteth Hilll
Angus to 139p Marwhirn
Luing to 117p Mollin
1095 Prime Sheep
793 Prime Lambs – All classes sharper. Lambs to 44Kg continue to be in demand. Big percentage of Mule and Heavy Lambs forward. Sale average 178.4p
32.1-39Kg ave 182.9p to 208.3p Over Abington
Texel to £75 Over Abington, £74, £73 Lochwood, £72 Maxwelltown
Mule to £70.50 Lochwood
39.1-45.5Kg ave 177.8p to 202.1p Bogue
Texel to £83 Newbigging, £82, £78.50 Newmains, £79.50 Newbigging, £78.50 Barnbarroch, £78.50 Lawesknowe, £78 Woodcroft
Suffolk to £80 Mabie, £79 Barnbarroch, £78.20 Lanarkland, £78 Abune the Brae, £77.20 Newmains, £77.20 Springfield, £77 Marwhirn
Charollais to £77 Carruchan
Beltex to £77.50 Lawesknowe, £75 (x3) Craigielandshill
Chev Mule to £75.50 Springfield
Mule to £74.50 Glencrosh, £72.50 Foregirth, £71 Newbigging
NCC to £74 Archwood
45.6-52Kg ave 165p to 180p Hillhead
Texel to £84, £83.50, £80 Rigghead, £83, £80 Hillhead
Suffolk to £80.50 Lanarkland, £78.50 Abune the Bare
52.1Kg+ ave 158.2 to 168p North Cowshaw
Suffolk to £84 (x2) North Cowshaw
Texel to £85 (x2) Riggheads
All lambs must be clipped prior to sale.
A Smaller show of 302 Cast Ewe & Rams forward saw heavy ewes sharper on the week and more needed on a weekly basis. Mule ewes regularly making £70-£80 and Blackface Ewes £52-£60. Top price to £125 for Texel Tups from J & J Hastings, Lochwood Farm. Texel Ewes sold to £113 from C Kennedy & Partners, North Cowshaw.
Heavy Ewes ave £79.45
Texel to £113 North Cowshaw, £96, 389, £87 Drumcruilton, £89 Carruchan
Leicester to £91 Nether Barr
Half Bred to £94, £89 Hartbush
Mule to £86, £79 Innerfield, £80 Nether Barr, £79 Mollin, £79 Carruchan
Charollais to £71 Hayfield
Chev Mule to £70 Springfield
NCC to £70 Archwood, £67 Mollin
Light Ewes ave £49.73
Cheviot to £65 Carruchan
Blackface to £64 Hayfield, £59 Troloss, £56 Lawesknowe, £56 Craigdarroch, £55 Merkland
Lleyn to £59, £52 Bennan
Swale to £51 Netherbarr
Rams ave £110
Texel to £125, £95 Lochwood
Swale to £95 Lochwood