Dumfries Primestock Report

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held weekly Primestock Sale in Dumfries on Wednesday 8th April 2015.

89 Prime & OTM Cattle

16 Prime Cattle – Handier weights scarce. Trade easier

Heifers Limousin to 231.5p from R Neill, Upper Tinwald to R Johnstone & Sons, Butchers Annan, 228.5p from Riggheads, Collin to B Taylor Butchers Lockerbie

Bullocks Limousin to 213.5p from D & E Lockhart, Faulding Cleugh to B Taylor Butchers Lockerbie.

73 OTM Cattle – All classes met keen competition. Plenty buyers in attendance more smaller cows forward.

Top Prices Per Head

Simmental to £1127 Lantonside

Holstein Friesian to £1071.60 Barony, £1067.65, £1060.45, £950, £948.75 Slacks, £904.80 Trailflat, £904.40 Lakehead

Angus to £1051.25 Lochmailing

Devon to £1006.50 Upper Portrack


Limousin to £1217.70 Lantonside

Stabiliser to £1121.10 Bennan

Per Kilo

Holstein Friesian to 141p Barony, 131p, 127p (x2), 125p Slacks, 125p Newhouse,122p Park, 119p Lakehead, 119 Millisle

Simmental to 140p Lantonside

Limousin to 135p Drumburn, 133p Lantonside


Devon to 141p Upper Portrack

Limousin to 123p Lantonside

761 Prime Sheep forward – All classes sharper. Sale average 201.9ppk

(67) Hoggs 25.5-32Kg ave 199.7p to 215p Burrance

Texel to £63.50 Burrance of Courance

Mule to £62.50 Dunesslin

Blackface to £62.50 Riggheads

(175) Hoggs 32.1-39Kg ave 198.5p to 221p Rigghead

Texel to £86 Riggheads, £82.50 Shangan, £81 Over Abington

Blackface to £79.50 Snar

Mule to £75.50 Over Abington

(236) Hoggs 39.1-45Kg ave 204.4p to 225p Cleughbrae

Texel to £95 Dressertland Cott, £90.50 West Skelston

Suffolk to £90 West Skelston

NCC to £90 Hoddamtown, £88 Cleughbrae

Blackface to £90, £89 Meikleholm

Cheviot to £89 Dressertland Cott

Mule to £82 Riggheads

(133) Hoggs 46Kg+ ave 192p to 208p Nether Garrel

Texel to £100 Dressertland Cott, £93.50 (x2) Meikleholm, £93.50 Lanarkland, £93.50 Nether Garrel

Suffolk to £95 Lanarkland

Blackface to £88.50 Meikleholm

150 Cast Ewes & Rams – Trade very dear with heavy ewes averaging £112.34.

Heavy Ewes

Suffolk to £134.50 Bush, £128.50 Meikleholm, £114.50 Burrance of Courance

Texel to £148.50, £126.50 Bush, £127.50 Shieldhill, £117.50 Dressrtland

Chev Mule to £132.50 Meikleholm

Half Bred to £129.50 East Lanegate

Mule to £120.50 Bush, £116.50 Meikleholm, £115.50 Shieldhill, £115.50 Drumburn

Light Ewes

Lleyn to £99.50 Burrance of Courance

Blackface to £89.50 kenmure, £87.50 Maxwelltown, £86.50 East Lanegate, £79.50 Sweetshawhead


Leicester to £132.50 Guelt

corresponding week 2014 sale report