Dumfries Primestock Report

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held weekly Primestock Sale in Dumfries on Wednesday 18th March 2015.

80 Prime Cattle & Cows forward

A Small show of Prime Cattle maintained recent levels with more being needed on a weekly basis.

Bullocks British Blue to 230.5p from Kenmuir Farmers, Ardwall to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan

Heifers Limousin to 229.5p from J & L Craik, Waterside to B Taylor Butchers Lockerbie.

OTM Cattle – were presented to a full ringside of buyers resulting in trade being firmer.

Per Head

Charolais to £1188 Airds of Balcary

Limousin to £1020.65 Waterside

Holstein Friesian to £994.40 Rue, £943.75 Lakehead, £915.60 Shenrick, £906.75 Meikle Firthhead

Angus to £956.30 Dalswinton

Ayrshire to £938.10 Ryemuir


Holstein to £1057.80 Smallholmburn

Heifers Holstein Friesian to £945 Drum, £971.50 Kerricks

Per Kilo

Angus to 155p, 131p Dalswinton

Shorthorn to 149p Dalswinton

Limousin to 137p Waterside, 128p Hartbush

Ayrshire to 118p Ryemuir

Charolais to 135p Airds of Balcary

Holstein Friesian to 125p Lakehead, 120p Boreland, 117p Meikle Firthhead, 115p New Farm, 113p Rue, 109p Shenrick

Bulls Holstein Friesian to 123p Smallholmburn

Heifers Holstein Friesian to 150p Drum, 145p Kerricks

1164 Prime Sheep

870 Hogg Forward – A good quality of hoggs on offer.

All classes dearer on the week. Sale average 200.5p

25.5-32Kg Hoggs to 213p ave 198.8p

Blackface to £65.50 Chalockfoot, £65 Craigdarroch, £60 Troloss

Texel to £64 Easthill Cott

Mule to £62 Kenmure

32.1-39Kg Hoggs to 225p ave 199.43p

Texel to £85.50 South Glen

Suffolk to £76 Maxwelltown

Blackface to £75 Riggheads, £75 Craigdarroch, £74.50 Chalockfoot, £74, £73 Ashmark

Cheviot to £72.50 Chanlockfoot

Mule to £72 Foregirth

Chev Mule to £72 Easthill Cott

39.1-45.5Kg Hoggs to 218p ave 202.24p

Texel to £93 Lanarkland, £90, £89, £88.50 Riggheads, £88 Steilston

Charollais to £84 Newlands

Mule to £79 Guelt, £79 Riggheads

Blackface to £77.50 Troloss, £77 Maxwelltown, £77 Crairieknowe

Suffolk to £77 West Skelston

Cheviot to £75 Glenjaan

Leicester to £70 Lawesknowe

46Kg+ Hoggs to 202p ave 175.5p

Texel to £120 (x2) Midlock

Suffolk to £98 Courance, £95 Kenmure

Blackface to £97.50 Troloss, £96 Midlock

Mule to £92 Kenmure

Dorset to £87 Terregles Bank

Leicester to £80 Lawesknowe

294 Cast Ewes Rams – All classes continue to be very dear.

Texel to £135 Kerricks, £130 Kilfaddoch, £128 Slacks, £124 South Glen, 3120 Woodfoot

Suffolk to £132 Slacks, £114 Kerricks

Chev Mule to £125 Courance

Mule to £112 Slacks, £119 Upper Portrack, £96 Heathstaines

Leicester to £107 Lawesknowe

Blackface to £99 Maxwelltown, £89 Leerosch

Cheviot to £96 Easthill Cott, £93 Glenjaan

Rams Zwartble to £127, £105 Wallacetown

Texel to £127 Annefield, £98 Kirkton

Suffolk to £120 kenmure

Leicester to £109 Kirkton, £82, £83 Guelt

Blackface to £98, £88 Kirkton, £90 Lawesknowe

corresponding week 2014 sale report