Dumfries Primestock Report

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held weekly Primestock Sale in Dumfries on Wednesday 10th June 2015.

A smaller show of clean cattle were short of buyers requirements and sold at recent high rates, more butcher heifers could be sold to advantage with live trade now vastly out doing deadweight. Sale topped at 222ppk for Limousin Heifer from A & WR Wilson, Newmains to W Lindsay Butchers Creetown

Other Top Prices Limousin Heifer to 221p Newmains, Duncow to B Taylor Butchers Lockerbie

A good show of 45 cows were forward to a full ringside of buyers all keen for cattle. Good well fleshed beef cows easily sold and all other types met recent high rates selling to a top of 162p for a Simmental from RB Oliphant, Shawfield.

Top Prices Per Kg

Simmental to 162p, 152 Shawfield, 150p Meikleholm

Angus to 147p Bogue, 144p Millantae

Charolais to 140p Kirkland

Limousin to 140p Ballaggan

Devon to 139p Greenwrae

British Friesian to 131p, 129p Dinwoodie Green

Holstein to 131p Hartfield, 130p Smallholmburn, 126p Longrigg

Shorthorn to 129p Ballaggan

Luing to 127p Kirkland

British Blue to 125p Powhillon

Per Head

Simmental to £1328.40, £1276.80 Shawfield, £1125 Meikleholm, £1011.70 Dollard

Angus to £1238.40 Millantae, £1029 Bogue, £1024.80 Innerfield

Devon to £1223.20 Greenwrae

Holstein to £1126.60 Hartfield, £1108.80 Longrigg, £1076.90 Trailflat, £1046.50 Smallholmburn

Charolais to £1099 Kirkland

Limousin to £1015.00

British Friesian to £903.90 Dinwoodie Green

Shorthorn to £864.30 Ballaggan

Luing to £812.80 Kirkland

A larger show of 521 Prime Lambs were forward with more companies active. A very good show for quality saw all classes dearer on the week averaging 195.8ppk (SQQ 196.4ppk), many more could be sold to advantage. Sale topped at 210ppk for Texels from Messrs Fergusson, Eastside and to £90 for Texels from Messrs Bunting, Midtown.

Lambs 32.1-39Kg to 210p

Texel to £82 Eastside, £78 Upper Senick, £77 Bush, £76 Shangan

Suffolk to £78.50 Dressertland, £75.50 Sunnyhill

Charollais to £76 Shangan

Lambs 39.1-45.5Kg to 208p

Texel to £90 Midtown, £88 Eastside, £87 Dressertland, £87 Shangan, £87 Cleughbrae

Suffolk to £84.50 (x2) Sunnyhill, £83.50 Borgue

201 Cast Ewes, Rams & Hoggs Forward

Fat Ewes harder to cash, lean Ewes & Hill Ewes dearer. Rams sharp and well fleshed hoggs met an easy selling trade.

Top Prices

Heavy Ewes

Charollais to £100 Midlock

Blue Leicester to £100 Foregirth

Texel to £96 Dollard, £96 Sunnyhill, £95 Bankhead of Tinwald

Suffolk to £94 Shangan

Beltex to £93 Dunnyhill

Mule to £79 Drumburn, £78 High Cairn

Berrichon to £75 Maryfield

Light Ewes

Blackface to £76 Stonehouse, £75 Whitedyke, £74 Foregirth

Cheviot to £66 High Cairn


Suffolk to £113 High Cairn

Blue Leicester to £124, £110 Whitedyke

corresponding week 2014 sale report