Dumfries Primestock Report

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly Primestock Sale in Dumfries on Wednesday 21st January 2015.

23 Prime Cattle – Trade remains firm. Handyweights were in short supply more required weekly.

Limousin Bullocks to 233.5p from Lantonside, Glencaple to M/S Ramsay, 229.5p from D & E Lockhart, Faulding Cleugh to Falside Hill Farms. British Blue to 226.5p from Faulding Cleugh, Kirkpatrick Fleming to B Taylor Butchers Lockerbie. Limousin Heifers to 232.5p from R Neill, Upper Tinwald to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan.

140 OTM Cattle – Full ringside of buyers continue to seek all classes of cows. Trade brisk.

Per Head

Limousin to £1394.40, £1064 Lantonside, £1229.25, £1042.50 Park, £1089, £1065.35 Dalmakethar

Blonde to £1205.55, £1001.00 Dalmakethar

Angus to £1038.50 Dalmakethar, £961.05 Skipmyre

Shorthorn to £1008 Dalswinton

Holstein Friesian to £1006.20, £967.20, £904.80 Slacks

British Blue to £987 Slacks (Lochfoot)

Simmental to £972.70 Gillesbie

Per Kilo

Hereford to 191p Upper Portrack

Limousin to 168p Lantonside, 165p, 149p Dalmakethar, 150p, 149p, 143p Park

Shorthorn to 160p, 131p Dalswinton

Angus to 155p Dalmakethar, 141p, 129p Dalswinton, 130p, 129p Skipmyre

Holstein Friesian to 150p Upper Portrack, 137p, 119p Park, 125p, 124p, 118p Slacks

Blonde to 143p, 141p Dalmakethar

British Blue to 141p Slacks (Lochfoot)

Simmental to 137p Gillesbie

Charolais to 133p Dalswinton

Galloway to 123p Dalswinton

1059 Prime Sheep Forward

696 Prime Hoggs – Numbers tight, Leaner export weights in demand. Trade continues to rise. Sale average 196.8p

(17) 25.5-32Kg ave 202.3p to 214p Corsebank

Blackface to £68.50 Corsebank

Mule to £65.50 Dunesslin

Texel to £63 Archwood

(164) 32.1-39Kg ave 199.1p to 219p Woodcroft

Suffolk to £81.50 Woodcroft

Texel to £78.50 West Skelston, £78.20 Corsebank, £75 Bennan, £75 Dunesslin

Blackface to £73.50 Leerosch, £72.20 Lowes

(347) 39.1-45Kg ave 195.7p to 217p West Skelston

Texel to £89, £88, £87.50 Midtown, £87.50 (x2) Druidhall, £87 Riggheads

Suffolk to £88.50 Midtown, £88 West Skelston, £87, £87.80 Barnbackle

Mule to £88.50 Airds of Balcary

Blackface to £77 Corsebank, £75.50 Sweetshawhead

(168) 45Kg + ave 170p to 200p Drumburn

Texel to £92.50, £89.50 Barbush, £92 Airds of Balcary, £92 Drumburn, £91.50 Kerricks

Suffolk to £87 Townhead

363 Cast Ewes & Rams – Plenty of demand for all classes

Heavy Ewes averaged £91.60

Texel to £126.50 East Lanegate, £117.50 Druidhall, £113.50 Barshill

Suffolk to £119.50 Rigghead, £112.50 Druidhall, £105.50 Palaceknowe

Mule to £107.50, £96.50 Barnbackle, £102.50 Drumburn, £96.50 Conrick, £96.50 Corsencon, £95.50 Barshill

Half Bred to £97.50 Kerricks

Light Ewes averaged £67.25

Cheviot to £87.50 Marwhirn, £75.50 Newbank

Blackface to £78 Druidhall, £69.50 Corsencon, £69.50 Inglestone

Rams averaged £95.87

Charollais to £162.50 Kirkhill of Dalton

Texel to £124.50 Kirkhill of Dalton, £120.50 Kirranrae

Cheviot to £100 Kirranrae

Blackface to £84.50 Sweetshawhead

corresponding week 2014 sale report