Dumfries Primestock Report

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held weekly Primestock Sale in Dumfries on Wednesday 24th June 2015.

76 Prime Cattle & OTM Cattle Forward

16 Prime Cattle – Trade improving weekly with competition brisk for all classes.

Limousin Heifers to 237.5p, 223.5p from J & N Beattie, Woodfield both to B Taylor Butchers Lockerbie, 227.5p Gardrum, Eastriggs to Border Meats Lockerbie, 225.5p from J Retson & Son, Gardrum to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 220.5p (x3) from Riggheads, Collin to John Scott Meats Ltd, Paisley & B Taylor Butchers Lockerbie.

60 OTM Cattle – Buyers actively seeking cattle of all types.

Per Head

Limousin to £1109.25 Airds of Balcary, £1107.00, £1102.30, £1005.75 Meikle Barncleugh, £950.40 Capelfoot

Holstein to £1075.80, £1066, £1054.55 Slacks, £977.90 Rockhallhead, £940.10 Meikle Dalbeattie

Hereford to £1051.25, £985.60 Meikle Barncleugh

Angus to £1000.10 Druidhall, £967.50 Fingland

Per Kilo

Limousin to 164p, 151p, 149p, 139p Meikle Barncleugh, 145p Airds of Balcary, 144p Capelfoot

Hereford to 154p, 145p, 143p Meikle Barncleugh

Angus to 150p Fingland, 137p (x2) Druidhall

Holstein Friesian to 132p, 131p, 130p Slacks, 127p Rockhallhead

Heifers Montbelliard to 135p (x2) Knockeffrick

British Friesian to 147p Drum

Angus to 147p Knockeffrick

720 prime Sheep Forward

461 Prime Lambs – Trade continues to ease back.

(144) Lambs (32.1-39Kg) ave 152.6ppk to 164ppk Barvennan

Texel to £62.50 Barvennan

Suffolk to £61.50 Third

(300) Lambs (39.1-45Kg) ave 154.5ppk to 178ppk Halldykes

Texel to £80 Halldykes, £70.50, £67 Kerricks

Suffolk to £66 Cushag, £65.50 Bush of Craigs, £65.50 Drumburn

(17) Lambs (45.6-52Kg) ave 154.4p to 155p Barmurrie

Beltex to £82 Barmurrie

259 Cast Ewes & Rams – Trade still good considering other areas of the sheep trade.

Heavy Ewes

Texel to £95.50 Finnieness, £92.50 Craigland Hill

Beltex to £91.50 Finnieness

Chev Mule to £81.50 Springfield

Mule to £78.50, £75.50 Skipmyre, £76.50 Gateslack, £75.50 West Skelston

Light Ewes

Blackface to £68.50 Glengennet, £63.50 Finnieness, £62 Gateslack

Rams Texel to £118.50 Over Abington

Leicester to £133.50 Barr

corresponding week 2014 sale report