Dumfries Primestock Report

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held weekly Primestock Sale in Dumfries on Wednesday 1st April 2015.

85 Prime & OTM Cattle

22 Prime Cattle easily sold. More required weekly.

Heifers British Blue 232.5p Dinnans to R Johnstone, Butcher, Annan, 223.5p Kenmuir to W Lindsay, Butchers, Creetown & Dinnans to B. Taylor, Butcher, Lockerbie; Simmental 215.5p Dinnans to JG Renick, Butchers, Dumfries ; Limousin 232.5p Dinnans to B Taylor, Lockerbie

65 OTM cattle trade for all classes continued to please.

Top Prices Per kilo

Charolais 147p Millhill; Simmental 133p, 130p Harwood on Teviot; Limousin 140p Horseholm, 139p Tregallon; Brown Swiss 115p Beyond The Burn

Friesian 122p Dinwoodie Green, 121p Drum, 117p Drum; British Blue 135p Riggheads; Angus 137p Druidhall; Holstein Friesian 124p Slacks, 123p Hotts, 116p Newhouse

Heifers Friesian 137p Drum

Top prices per head

Charolais £1220 Millhill; Simmental £994 , £986, £977Harwood on Teviot; Limousin £1127 Horseholm; Friesian £902 Dinwoodie Green; Fleck x £949 Slacks; Mont £995 Brownfield; Angus £911 Druidhall; Holstein Friesian £1187 Hotts , £1004 Slacks, £962 Newhouse, £943 Kirktonfield.

664 Prime Hoggs Forward – All classes easier on the week with heavy hoggs meeting limited demand.

Sale average 187.9ppk

111 Hoggs 25.5-32Kg ave 194.3p to 247p Marbrack

Texel to £79 Marbrack, £65 Nether Cargen

Beltex to £64.50 Lower Shieldhill

Blackface to £64 Aiket Cottage

305 Hoggs 32.1-39Kg ave 188.1p to 213p Nether Cargen

Texel to £75 Laughtmuirside

Cheviot to £74 (x2) Chanlockfoot

Blackface to £74 Cotton Terrace, £73.20 High Creoch

183 Hoggs 39.1-45Kg ave 186.4p to 212p Rigghead

NCC to £85 Hoddamtown

Texel to £85, £80 Riggheads, £80 West Skelston

Blackface to £79 Marbrack

65 Hoggs 46Kg+ ave 163.1p to 192p Hoddamtown

Texel to £96 Isle of Dalton, £95.50, £92 Hoddamtown, £91.50 Rockhallhead

Suffolk to £91.50 North Cowshaw

NCC to £90 Hoddamtown

189 Cast Ewes & Rams Forward – Buyers actively seeking all classes, trade sharper.

Heavy Ewes

Texel to £133.50 Isle of Dalton, £129.50 Woodcroft, £125.50 Bettyknowes, £124.50 North Cowshaw, £122.50 Lower Shieldhill

Suffolk to £118.50 Nether Cargen

Mule to £107.50 Barnbarroch, £103.50 Townhead, £100.50 Rashgill

NCC to £109.50 Newbank

Light Ewes

Cheviot to £78.50 Chanlockfoot

Blackface to £93.50 Medrissa, £80.50 Laughtmuirside, £79.50 Glenmanna


Texel to £134.50 Rockhallhead

Beltex to £129.50 Snade

Cheviot to £123.50 Newbank

corresponding week 2014 sale report