Dumfries Primestock Report

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held weekly Primestock Sale in Dumfries on Wednesday 13th May 2015.

81 Prime & OTM Cattle – Plainer offering forward. Best sorts short supply.

Limousin to 221.5p Gardrum, Eastriggs to J Hall & Sons, Butchers Kirkcudbright, 218.5p from J Retson & Son, Gardrum to J Scott Meats Ltd, Paisley.

British Blue to 215.5p from Mr J Bell, Brydekirk Mains to R Johnstone & Sons, Butchers Annan

60 OTM Cattle – All classes continue to be wanted with buyers actively seeking greater Numbers.

Per Head

Angus to £1117.20 Drumbuie, £1008.15 Drum, £1115.40 Newlands

Limousin to 1020.65 Archbank

Holstein Friesian to £939.80 Park, £946.05, £943.75 Slacks

Bulls Mont to £1000.35 Gimmenbie

Limousin to £1143 Tregallon

Per Kilo

Angus to 162.5p Woodhead, 156p, 143p Newlands, 147p Drumbuie

Limousin to 149p Archbank

Holstein Friesian to 143p Drum, 128p Rue, 126p Rockhallhead, 126p Smallholmburn, 127p, 125p Park, 127p Dinwoodie Green, 125p Slacks, 124p Drum

Bulls Mont to 117p Gimmenbie

Limousin to 127p No2 Tregallon

667 Prime Sheep Forward

112 Prime Lambs – Trade better on the week to average 205.6ppk

6 Lambs (25.5-32Kg) ave 213p to 213p Ross

Texel to £68 Ross

64 Lambs (32.1-39Kg) ave 206.9p to 220p Isle of Dalton

Texel to £83.50 Isle of Dalton

Suffolk to £77 New Farm

18 Lambs (39.1-45Kg) ave 200p to 207p Garrel House

Texel to £87 Bankhead of Tinwald, £86 Dressertland Cott

Suffolk to £85 Rigghead, £85 Nether Garrel, £85 Bankhead of Tinwald

24 Lambs (45.6-52Kg) ave 181.6p to 191p North Cowshaw

Texel to £90 North Cowshaw

Suffolk to £93, £89.50, £88.50 North Cowshaw

274 Prime Hoggs – Trade similar to average 174.3ppk

Texel to £107.50, £101.50 Shancastle, £99.50 Palaceknowe, £91.50 Meikleholm, £90.50 Carsewadda

Suffolk to £95.50, £89.50 East Polquhirter

Blackface to £77 Meikleholm, £74.50 Thorns, £74.50 Meikleholm

281 Cast Ewes & Rams – Hevay ewes dearer in short supply, lightweight ewes met a brisk demand, Cast Rams wanted.

Heavy Ewes

Suffolk to £127.50 Palaceknowe, £102.50 Druidhall

Texel to £155 Meikleholm, £126.50 Shancastle, £110.50 Bankhead of Tinwald, £105.50 Druidhall

Mule to £98.50 Meikleholm

Leicester to £106.50 Tower

Light Ewes

Cheviot to £94.50 Halldykes, £92.50 Capelfoot

Blackface to £83.50 Meikleholm, £83.50 Thorns, £82.50 Auchens, £82.50 Corsencon


Texel to £172.50 Tower

Suffolk to £164.50 Palaceknowe, £146.50 Longbeoch

Leicester to £115.50 Tower

Blackface to £94.50 East Polquhirter

corresponding week 2014 sale report