Dumfries Primestock Report

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held weekly Primestock Sale in Dumfries on Wednesday 1st July 2015.

90 Prime & OTM Cattle Forward

Prime Cattle much dearer for all classes. Best types scarce more required weekly.

Heifers: Limousin to 229.5p from J & L Craik, Waterside to B Taylor Butchers Lockerbie, 223.5p from Waterside, Haugh or Urr to Border Meats Lockerbie, 222.5p from W Gribbon & Co, Waterside to W Lindsay, Butchers Creetown

78 OTM Cattle – All cows in demand, Trade sharper

Per Head

Limousin to £1229.80 Mid Bishopton, £1123.75, £1011.70 Lantonside, £1113 Park, £1086.80 Blairshinnoch, £1029.30 Meikle Barncleugh, £999.60 Breconside Cott

British Blue to £1219.10, £1085.70 Lantonside

Simmental to £1077.30 Blairshinnoch, £1043, £1014.70 Longrigg

British Friesian to £1048.05, £1012.50 Kirkland Closeburn

Holstein to £1000 Slacks, £947.70 Conheath

Angus to £979.95 Kirkland, £952.50 Druidhall

Bulls Limousin to £1341.35

Per Kilo

Limousin to 172p Mid Bishopton, 154p, 146p Belridding, 151p, 145p Lantonside, 149p, 143p Blairshinnoch, 147p Breconside Cott, 146p, 143p, 140p Meikle Barncleugh, 140p Park

British Blue to 167p, 152p Lantonside

Hereford to 155p, 145p, 144p Meikle Barncleugh

Charolais to 145p Skipmyre

Simmental to 140p, 139p Longrigg, 139p Lantonside

Angus to 139p Kirkland Closeburn

British Friesian to 137p, 136p, 135p (x2) Kirkland Closeburn, 129p Holmhead

Holstein to 125p Holmhead, 125p, 123p Slacks, 123p Mid Bishopton

Bulls Limousin to 139p Lantonside

484 Prime Sheep Forward

258 Prime Lambs – Trade firmer than all other early week centres as bidding was frantic, numbers were short of requirements to average 162.2ppk

53 Lambs (32.1-39Kg) ave 161.9ppk to 180ppk Broombank

Suffolk to £63 Gateslack

Texel to £68 Mardon, £62.50 Backburn

184 Lambs (39.1-45Kg) ave 162.2ppk to 174ppk Slacks

Suffolk to £68.50 Mardon, £67.50 (x3) Hartbush

Texel to £69.50 Martingirth, £69.50, £67.50 Slacks

21 Lambs (45.6-52Kg) ave 152.3ppk to 163ppk Martingirth

Texel to £87.50, £75.50 The Lodge, £78, £69.50 Martingirth

Lambs per Kilo

Suffolk to 166p Gateslack, 165p (x2) Hartbush

Texel to 179p Mardon, 174p, 165p Slacks, 169p Backburn

126 Cast Ewes – All classes better trade

Heavy Ewes

Texel to £117.50, £96.50 Backburn, £105.50 The Lodge, £103.50 Glenlaugh, £101.50 Mardon

Mule to £93.50 Third

NCC to £102.50 Glenlaugh

Light Ewes

Blackface to £68.50 South Mains, £67.50 Troloss, £64.50 Blindburn


Suffolk to £136.50 Third

Texel to £105.50 Brandleys

Blackface to £91.50 Brandleys

corresponding week 2014 sale report