Dumfries Primestock Report

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held weekly Primestock Sale in Dumfries on Wednesday 20th May 2015.

94 Prime & OTM Cattle

14 Prime Cattle – Best sorts scarce more required to fill local butchers and wholesalers needs.

Heifers Limousin to 223.5p from J Retson & Son, Gardrum to R Johnstone & Sons, Butchers Annan, 219.5p from Gardrum, Eastriggs to Ballard Butchers Castle Douglas, 217.5p from J & J Campbell, Dinnans to J Hall & Sons, Butchers Kirkcudbright

80 OTM Cattle – Trade remains firm, more plainer cows forward

Per Head

Limousin to £1196.25 Tundergarth Mains, £933.30 Glenlea

Holstein Friesian to £1004.30, £1002.15, £927.10, £922.20 Newhouse, £966, £965.60 Slacks, £953.55 Drum

Simmental to £971.55 Glenlea

Charolais to £952.20 Woodside

Angus to £936.65 Gairloch, £914.40 Blairshinnoch

British Blue to £933.45 Druidhall, £903 Glenlea

Bulls Holstein Friesian to £1256.25 Newhouse, £921.05 Challoch

Per Kilo

Limousin to 165p Tundergarth Mains, 153p, 137p Glenlea, 149p Cowans

Simmental to 157p Corbellyhill, 139p Butterdales

Angus to 143p Gairloch, 136p Druidhall, 127p Blairshinnoch, 127p Tundergarth Mains

Holstein Friesian to 142p Slacks, 135p Barvennan, 131p, 127p, Newhouse, 124p Fardingjames, 125 Rue

British Blue to 140p, 137p Glenlea

Charolais to 138p Woodside

Bulls Holstein Friesian to 125p Newhouse

487 Prime & Cast Sheep Forward

168 Prime Lambs – Trade slipped back to ave 192.2ppk

54 (32.1-39Kg) ave 195.1p to 223p Ross

Berrichon to £76 Maryfield

Texel to £75.50, £74.50 Isle of Dalton

109 (39.1-45Kg) ave 191p to 205p Drumcork

Suffolk to £85, £82 North Cowshaw

Texel to £85 Upper Tinwald, £84 Cleughbrae, £82 Drumcork

5 (45.6-52Kg) ave 191p to 197p North Cowshaw

Suffolk to £90.50 North Cowshaw, £84 Denbieyett

147 Prime Hoggs – Mixed offering forward average 149.6p

Blackface to £66.50 Riggheads

Texel to £79.50 (x2), £73.50 West Challoch

Mule to £70.50 West Challoch

NCC to £76.50, £74.50, £70 Mark

172 Cast Ewes & Rams – Easier on the week

Heavy Ewes

Suffolk to £114.50 Larglea

Texel to £106.50 (x2) North Cowshaw, £103.50 Drumcruilton

Mule to £99.50 Rigghead, £98.50 North Cowshaw, £94.50 Drumcruilton

Leicester to £98.50 Newbigging

Light Ewes

Blackface to £74 (x2)Drumcruilton, £72 Newbigging

Kerry to £73.50 Dollard

Cheviot to £72.50 (x2) Torkirra


Charollais to £113.50 Bankhead of Tinwald

Half Bred to £104.50 Clonyard

corresponding week 2014 sale report