Dumfries Primestock Report

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held weekly Primestock Sale in Dumfries on Wednesday 11th February 2015.

33 Prime Cattle – Trade remains firm. Best Quality in short supply

Limousin Bullocks to 230p from Kenmuir, Ardwall to R Johnstone & Sons, Butchers Annan, 220.5p from Kenmuir Farmers to Border Meats Lockerbie

Limousin Heifers to 224.5p from Outertown, Annan to B Taylor Butchers Annan, 229.5p from Upper Tinwald, Torthorwald to Border Meats Lockerbie, 223.5p from R Neill, Upper Tinwald to J Hall & Sons Butchers Kirkcudbright

65 OTM Cattle – Plenty of Trade for all classes with a full ringside of buyers actively seeking cows.

Per Head

Limousin to £1157.65, £1093.95, £1048.05 Lantonside, £1132.85 Newfield, £1036.75 Kirkton

Simmental to £1116, £986.90 Maryfield

British Blue to £1087.70 Balgrayhill

Holstein Friesian to £971.75 Mouswald Banks, £885.50 Kerricks

Angus to £933.30 Drumcruilton

MRI to £928.80 Dinwoodie Green

Per Kilo

Saler to 155p Gillesbie

Angus to 153p Drumcruilton

Limousin to 155p, 139p Dalmakethar, 153p (x2), 145p Kirkton, 143p, 139p Newfield, 137p Gillesbie

British Blue to 149p Balgrayhill, 134p Cleughbrae

Simmental to 145p Balannan, 144p, 139p Maryfield

Angus to 139p Laught Mains, 125p Balannan

Charolais to 139p Dalmakethar

Holstein Friesian to 133p (x2) Kerricks, 126p, 121p Guillielands, 125p New Farm, 116p Townhead

Blonde to 131p Dalmakethar

MRI to 129p Dinwoodie Green

Shorthorn to 123p Gillesbie

Brown Swiss to 101p Beyond the Burn

1160 Prime Sheep Forward

692 Prime Hoggets – Lighter weights maintained recent rates whilst 44Kg+ Hoggs were less competition. Sale average 188.1p

(27) Hoggs 25.5-32Kg ave 195p to 195p Woodhouse

Blackface to £54.50 Hillbank

(160) Hoggs 32.1-39Kg ave 194.2p to 204p Millriggs

Cheviot to £77 Millriggs

Texel to £75.50 West Skelston, £74.50 Nisbet, £74 Riggheads

Beltex to £75.50 Riggheads

NCC to £74.50 Auchencrieff

Suffolk to £74 Glengennet, £73 Philgowan

Blackface to £70.50 West Cluden, £68.50 Macqueston

(357) Hoggs 39.1-45Kg ave 185.5p to 211p Millriggs

Texel to £95 Millriggs, £83.50 Riggheads, £82.50 Crairieknowe, £82.50 West

Cluden, £81 Glengennet

Suffolk to £83.50 Riggheads, £80.50 (x2) Glengennet, £80 Sunnyhill

NCC to £78 Auchencrieff

Cheviot to £77.50 South Glen

Mule to £77.50 Belzies, £76 Riggheads

Blackface to £77, £76.50 West Cluden

(148) Hoggs 46Kg+ ave 163p to 202p Stenries

Texel to £95 Millriggs, £95 Glenart, £89.50 Riggheads

Suffolk to £88 Riggheads, £86.50 Hartbush

Half Bred to £82 Marwhirn

Lleyn to £81 Torkirra

468 Cast Ewes & Rams – All classes continue to meet a pleasing trade

Heavy ewes averaged £88.03

Texel to £140.50 Glenart, £98.50 Marr, £98.50, £93.50 Heithat, £92.50 Kirkton

Cheviot Mule to £118.50 Ross, £93.50 Over Cairn, £92.50 Newbank

Leicester to £98.50 Kirkton

NCC to £97.50 Capelfoot, £97.50 Archwood

Half Bred to £96.50 Ross

Mule to £96.50 Marr, £95.50 Torkirra, £93.50 Abune the Brae, £92.50 Capelfoot, £91.50 Kirkton

Suffolk to £88.50 Sunnyhill

Light Ewes averaged £63.02

Cheviot to £100 Torkirra, £88.50 Newbank, £87.50 Marwhirn, 386.50 South Glen

Chev Mule to £97.50 Newbank

Lleyn to £89.50 Torkirra

Blackface to £80 Barnshangan, £78.50 Kirkton, £77.50 Whitedyke

Goats to £72 Polquhanity

corresponding week 2014 sale report