Dumfries Primestock Report

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held weekly Primestock Sale in Dumfries on Wednesday 17th June 2015.

72 prime and OTM Cattle

A smaller show of prime cattle were far short of requirements with trade being much sharper. All finishers should seriously consider taking advantage of the live ring.

Heifer Limousin 237.50p, 225.50p J Retson & Son, Gardrum. 223.50p W Gribbon & Co, Waterside.

Bull Limousin 181p Nether Barr.

60 OTM cattle : Trade remains good for all classes.

Top Prices Per Kg

Simmental to 134p Bogue

Angus to 141p Compstone End, 137p, 133p Bogue, 126p Barnean Farm.

Limousin to 140p , 138p x 2 Bush of Craigs, 138p Blairshinnoch,129p Barnean Farm

British Friesian to 131p, Dinwoodie Green

Holstein to 143p, Kerricks Farm, 138p Conheath, 135p Lakehead, 131p Kirktonfield, 129p Lakehead

Shorthorn to 127p Compstone End

Longhorn 133p Kirkland

Per Head

Simmental to £915.90 Lochbank

Angus to £1029.30 Compstone End

Holstein to £1283.40 Conheath, £1158.30 Kerricks, £1095.05 Mouswald Banks, £1080, £999.75 Lakehead Farm, £982.50 Kirktonfield. £953.55 Townhead, £931.25 Barony Collage.

Limousin to £938.40, £910 Bush of Craigs

751 Prime sheep forward

544 Prime Lambs : Trade eased back on week.

Lambs 32.1-39Kg to 203p

Texel to £75.50 Druidhall, £74.50 Upper Hardland

Beltex to £78 Bridgestone

Berrichon to £79 Maryfield

Lambs 39.1-45.5Kg to 206p

Texel to £82.50 Eastside, £81.50 3 Sherwood Crescent. £81 Upper Hardland, £80 Wester Parkgate

Suffolk to £79 Rigghead

Beltex to £85 Hillhead, £82.50 Drumcork, £82.50 Bridgestone

Lambs 45 KG + to 187p

Suffolk to £82 Midtown Farm, £81 Sunnyhill

Texel to £88 Midtown Farm

207 Cast Ewes, Rams & Hoggs forward

Trade steadier

Top Prices

Heavy Ewes

Texel to £126.50 Glenart, £124.50 The Cottage, £113.50, £102.50 Clantibuies, £96.50 Newmains Farm

Mule to £88.50 North Cowshaw, £86.50 Carruchan, £85.50 Skipmyre

Light Ewes

Blackface to £71.50 Sweetshawhead, £66.50 Nisbet, £64.50 Corsebank.

corresponding week 2014 sale report