Dumfries Primestock Report

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held weekly Primestock Sale in Dumfries on Wednesday 15th April 2015.

76 Prime Cattle – Trade sharper for better show. Numbers continue to be scarce.

Heifers Limousin to 235.5p from Riggheads, Collin to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 226.5p from J Drummond & Son, Holmhead to J Renicks Butchers Thornhill, 225.5p from Holmhead, Mouswald to B Taylor Butchers Lockerbie, 224.5p from Andrew Neill, Upper Tinwald to J Hall & Sons Butchers Kirkcudbright

62 OTM Cattle – More meat about. Buyers were active for both UK and Foreign Cows

Per Kilo

Holstein Friesian to 155p, 124p Braehead, 139p Mortonholm, 135p Brownrigg, 129p Newhouse, 127p, 126p SLacks, 127p Drum, 126p (x3) Guillyhill, 125p (x2) Newhouse

Limousin to 153p Waterside, 142p Knockenhair

Montbellaird to 151p Gimmenbie

British Blue to 133p Cleughbrae

Nor Red to 131p, 127p, 126p Mortonholm

Ayrshire to 118p Brownfield

Per Head

Nor Red to £1067.65 Mortonholm

Holstein Friesian to £1064.70, £963.80 Slacks, £1042.50 Mortonholm, £1033.20 Guillyhill, £986.85, £962.50 Newhouse, £968.75 Mouswald Grange, £937.25 West Galdenoch

Limousin to £1057.90 Knockenhair, £1048.05 Waterside

Ayrshire to £890.90 Brownfield

509 Prime and Cast Sheep

Prime Hoggs eased in value with plenty of strong hoggs forward.

(187) 32.1-39Kg ave 192.7p to 204p Newbank

Blackface to £71.50 Butterdales, £71 Newlands

NCC to £71.50 Newbank

Texel to £68 Barbuie, £68 Farthingwell, £67 Sandilands

Cheviot to £65.50 Sandilands

(187) 39.1-45Kg ave 190p to 205p Elizafield

Zwartble to £90 Elizafield

Cheviot to £87 Hoddamtown

Texel to £85 Lanarkland, £83.50 Calside, £83 (x2) Bankswood, £83 Crairieknowe

NCC to £84.50 Cleughbrae, £83.50 Edingham

Suffolk to £82 Riggheads, £76 Barbuie Cott

Mule to £81.50 Rue

Blackface to £81.50 Crairieknowe, £76 Rue

Lleyn to £79.50 Summerhill

(120) 46Kg+ ave 167.2p to 192p Lanarkland

Texel to £95.50 Hawkland, £94, £92, £90 (x2) Lanarkland, £89.50 Nether Gribton

Mule to £97.50 Dempsterton

Suffolk to £105.50 Dempsterton, £88 Lanarkland

NCC to £84 Cleughbrae

115 Cast Ewes & Rams maintained recent extreme rates.

Heavy ewes averaged £112.86

Texel to £160, £155.50 Townfoot

Charollais to £144.50 Loaningfoot

Beltex to £140.50, £131.50 Bridgestone

Suffolk to £129.50 Shangan, £126.50 Copewood, £121.50 Bankswood

Mule to £119.50 Dempsterton, £115.50 Isle of Dalton

Light Ewes averaged £74.27

Cheviot to £92.50 Nether Gribton

Blackface to £90.50 Dempsterton, £87.50 Nether Gribton

Rams averaged £123.50

Texel to £156.50 Shangan, £127.50 Bankswood

Charollais to £157.50 Loaningfoot

Suffolk to £135.50 Nether Barr

corresponding week 2014 sale report