Dumfries Primestock Report

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held weekly Primestock Sale in Dumfries on Wednesday 3rd June 2015.

A smaller show of Prime Cattle were short of buyers requirements and best types easily sold at high rates to a top of 224ppk for a Limousin Heifer from Messrs J Retson, Gardrum sold to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 218p from Waterside, Cargen Bridge to B Taylor Butchers Lockerbie, 219p from Gardum, Eastriggs to B Taylor Butchers Lockerbie

The 64 Cast Cows and Bulls were a tremendous show of quality with not so many dairy types forward due to BVD Regulations. Sale topped at 178p for a Limousin from Messrs Wilson, Newmains. Black & White to 141p from Longrigg

Cows Per Kg

Limousin to 178p, 157p Newmains

Charolais to 143p Balcraigmoor

British Blue to 137p Belridding

Angus to 137p Spittal, 137p Laught Mains, 135p Druidhall

Shorthorn to 132p Woodhead

Holstein Friesian to 130p, 124p Slacks, 128p Longrigg

Simmental to 123p Kirkbride

MRI to 120p Dinwoodie Green

British Friesian to 116p Dinwoodie Green, 113p Linns

Blonde to 114p Bush of Craigs

Bulls Charolais to 123p Gairloch

Cows Per Head

Limousin to £1228.30, £1228.20, £1044.05 Newmains, £1057.50, £1051.05 Belridding

Angus to £1127.25 Druidhall, £945.30 Laught Mains

Holstein to £1105 Slacks, £928 Longrigg, £912 Ryemuir

Charolais to £965.25 Balcraigmoor

MRI to £900 Dinwoodie Green

Shorthorn to £884.40 Woodhead

British Blue to £863.10 Belridding

British Friesian to £806.20 Dinwoodie Mains

Bulls Charolais to £1494.45 Gairloch

Holstein to £1104.50 Brownfield

744 Prime Sheep

408 Spring Lambs met a sharp demand to average 185p overall to a top of 194p for Texels from DJ & SD Dale, Ross, 193p from I & A Burgess, Maryfield. Top price per Head was £83.50 for Suffolk x from Messrs L & N Shuttleworth, Drumburn who also sold Texels at £80.50.

Lambs 32.1-39 Kg

Texel to £74 Skipmyre, £74 Kerricks, £73 Maryfield

Suffolk to £69 Kirkbride

Lambs 39.1-45.5Kg

Texel to £80.50 Drumburm, £79 Skipmyre

Beltex to £77 Maryfield

Berrichon to £77 Maryfield

Suffolk to £77.50 Drumburn, £77 Newmains

Lambs 45.6-52Kg

Suffolk to £83.50 Drumburn

Hoggs still a good trade to £83 for Texels from JM & S Goldie, Skipmyre.

Texel to £83 Skipmyre, £76.50 Newmains

Cheviot to £72 (x2) Newmains

276 Cast Ewes & Rams – very similar to last week although over fat cheaper. Top price to £129 for a Texel Ewe from Skipmyre

Texel to £129 Drumburn, £120 Nether Laggan

Suffolk to £106 Dempsterton

Mule to £87 Barony, £82 Bankhead of Tinwald

Chev Mule to £80.50 Over Cairn

Hill Ewes to £93 for Cheviots from Dalhanna

Blackface to £63, £62 Sweetshawhead, £61 Over Cairn


Suffolk to £135 New Farm

Texel to £129 Drumburn

Blackface to £100 Carzield Cottage

corresponding week 2014 sale report