Dumfries Primestock Report
Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Annual Christmas Primestock Sale in Dumfries on Wednesday 10th December 2014.
24 Prime Cattle - Trade remains firm
Charolais Heifers to 227.5p R Neill,Upper Tinwald, Dumfries to John Scott Meat (Paisley) Ltd, 225.5p Townhead
Limousin Heifers to 227.50p R Neill, Upper Tinwald to John Scott Meat(Paisley) 225.5p Waterside, 223.5p Outertown
6 Prime Bulls – Trade Boyant
Friesian Bull to 123.5p Conheath Farm
Charolias Bull to 211.5p Foregirth Farm.
125 OTM Cattle - Trade Continues to please. Buyers active for all classes
Prices Per Head
Limousin to £1353 Waterside, £1056 , £1007.75, £965.85 Snade Farm, £945, Foregirth Farm
Simmental to £1372.50 Newbie Mains, £1080, £975.95 Cormaddie, £910.80 Drumhumphry
Angus to £1061.75 Newlands, £1043.00 Cormaddie, £930.10 Dalhanna Farming Co, £917 Grove Farm
Hereford £931.30 Grove Farm
Friesian to £936 Upper Portrack Farm, £856.75 Conheath.
British Blue £912.50 Snade Farm
Shorthorn £949.75 Brickhouse Farm
OTM Steers- Friesian £1083.30, £997.50 Upper Portrack
OTM Heifers- Friesian £911.05 Bruntshields, £863.60 Barony Collage.
Prices Per Kilo
Angus to 140p Grove Farm, 140p Cormaddie, 137p Newlands, 131p Dalhanna
Limousin to 165p Waterside, 160p ,144p Snade , 141p Waterside, 141p , 139p Snade, 138p Knockenhair.
Stabiliser to 147p, 139p, 135p South Mains
Holstein Friesian to 144p Upper Portrack, 119p Lakehead, 115p Hotts, 115p Conheath Farm, 111p Drum,
British Blue to 125p Snade
Shorthorn 137p, 135p, 131p Brickhouse Farm.
Hereford 139p, 134p Grove Farm
Simmental 150p Newbie Mains Farm, 138p Drumhumphry, 135p, 131p Cormaddie
OTM Steer Friesian 157p Beuchan Farm.
OTM Heifer Friesian 137p Bruntshields, 127p Barony Collage.
1610 Prime Sheep Forward
1208 Prime Lambs- Lambs up to 42Kg keenly sought whilst 43+ kg lambs met a slower demand. Sale Average 188.9 p/k.
143 Lambs 25.5-32Kg ave 177.8p to 197p Ford
Suffolk to £57.5 Ford
Blackface to £53.50 Glencrosh
Shetland £51 Mabie Farm Park
266 Lambs 32.1-39Kg ave 191.1p to 213p Woodhead
Beltex to £77.50 Barony Collage
Texel to £77.50 , £77 Bennan, £76.80 Woodhead, £76 Carruchan, £76 Cairnbowie
Blackface to £67.50, £64 Dalhanna.
NCC to £78.20 Woodfoot
Mule to £70.50 Dunesslin
571 Lambs 39.1-45Kg ave 190p to 217p Halldykes
Texel to £88 Woodfoot, £86 Muircleugh Farm, £85.80 Dunesslin, £85.80 North Kildarroch, £84.80 Halldykes, £84.50 North Killdarroch.
Beltex to £83.50 Hillhead, £83 Barony Collage
Suffolk to £81.50 Shawhill, £80 East Polquhirter.
Blackface to £79.50 Durisdeer, £76.50 Maryholm
Charollais to £75 Maryholm
228 Lambs 45.6-52Kg ave 174.7p to 191p Rigghead
Texel to £95, £92 Meikleholm Druidhall, £91.50 Riggheads, £90.50 Woodfoot , £90 The Bush, £90 Meikleholm, £90 Kenmuir £90 Riggheads
Suffolk to £87 Meikleholm, £85 Kenmuir, £82.50 Bush Of Craigs
Half Bred £80 Annefield
Suffolk £90 Kenmuir
Texel £95, £92 Meikleholm
402 Cast Ewe & Rams – All classes short of requirements and many more needed with the averages up £6-8 on the week. The sale was topped at £144 for a pen of 8 Texel ewes sold by North Kildarroch Farming, Whauphill. Mule ewes regularly sold from £80 - £90 and best BF ewes selling £65-£75. Tups sold to £110 for a Leicester shown by Firm of R Laird, East Polquhirter Farm
Heavy ewes averaged £87.51
Texel to £144 North Kildarroch, £116 Hayfield, £100 Nether Dargarve, £97 Sandilands, £93 Woodfoot, £84 North Kildarroch
Suffolk to £101 Cairnbowie
Mule to £98 The Bush, £92 Hayfield, £91 Thorns Farm, £87 Ballinnie Farm, £86 Drumbuie Farm, £86 Thorns Farm, £85 North Kildarroch, £83 Drumbuie Farm, £82 The Thorns.
Charolais to £92 Hayfield
N C Cheviot £106 Annefield Farm, £80 Marwhirn
Light Ewe averaged £66.35
Blackface to £75 Dalhanna Farming Co, Drumbuie Farm, £69 Drumbuie Farm, £65 Corsencon, £64, £63 Drumbuie Farm, £61 Nether Gribton Farm, £56 Ballinnie Farm.
Cheviot to £93 Dalhanna Farming, £66 Cairnbowie.
Lleyn £80 Boge Farm, £68 Nether Gribton.
Texel Ram £95 North Kildarroch.
Leicester Ram £110 East Polquhirter, £94 Corsencon.
B F Ram £95, £87Ruthwell Farm.
Beltex Ram £106 Nether Dargavel.