Dumfries Primestock Report

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held weekly Primestock Sale in Dumfries on Wednesday 8th July 2015.

75 Prime & OTM Cattle

Prime Cattle in short supply, Trade better, more required weekly.

Heifers Limousin to 245.5p from J Retson, Gardrum to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 217.5p from W Dunlop & Son, Woodhead to JG Renicks Butchers Thornhill.

Bullocks Limousin to 218.5p from W Gribbon & Co, Waterside to B Taylor Butchers Lockerbie.

64 OTM Cattle – Plenty of demand for all classes.

Per Head

Fleck to £1116.50 Slacks

Limousin to £1080.25 Carsegowan, £992.25 Newbigging

Devon to £1020.65 Meikle Cloak

Holstein to £1020.65 Kerricks, £1008 Slacks, £992 Barnbarroch, £979.60 Smallholmburn

Limousin to £1001 Laneside

Ayrshire to £954.85 Lagganlees

Angus to £936 Newbigging

Galloway to £917 Dalswinton

Shorthorn to £906.25 Dalswinton


Angus to £1131.25 Woodhead

Limousin to £1021.80 Larglea

Per Kilo

Limousin to 180p Bankswood, 149p Carsegowan, 139p Bankswood

Angus to 156p Newbigging, 137p Druidhall

Fleck to 145p Slacks

Shorthorn to 145p, 137p Dalswinton

Limousin to 143p Laneside

Galloway to 140p Dalswinton

Devon to 139p, 137p Meikle Cloak

Holstein to 137p, 126p Kerricks, 128p Barnbarroch, 126p Slacks, 124p Smallholmburn


Limousin to 131p Larglea

Angus to 125p Woodhead

1439 Prime Sheep Forward

812 Prime Lambs – Trade sharper. Sale average 168.2ppk

21 Lambs (25.5-32Kg) ave 178.5ppk to 186p Ghyll Cres

Texel to £54 Ghyll Cres, £53 Whitedyke

98 Lambs (32.1-39Kg) ave 176.4ppk to 200ppk Hillhead

Texel to £75 Skipmyre, £75, £72.50 Gelston Castle, £72 Hillhead, £72 Maryfield

Beltex to £70 Park

Suffolk to £66 Clydeside

653 Lambs (39.1-45Kg) ave 169ppk to 195ppk Cleughbrae

Texel to £84, £78 Cleughbrae, £77 Glenhowan, £76.50 Gelston, £76 Arnmannoch

Beltex to £81 Park

Suffolk to £77 Bush of Craigs, £71.50 Hartbush, £71 Cushag, £70 Shangan, £69 Dempsterton, £68.50 High Drum

Mil Blue to £70.50 Upper Senwick

40 Lambs (45.6-52Kg) ave 147.2ppk to 158p Cleughbrae

Texel to £77.50, £71 Cleughbrae, £77 Riggheads

Beltex to £70.50 Park

Charollais to £74 Rigghead

Lambs Per Kg

Texel to 200p, 188p Hillhead, 196p, 192p, 187p Gelston, 195p Cleughbrae, 192p, 183p Skipmyre, 190p Arnmannoch, 188p Glenhowan

Beltex to 189p, 188p Park

Charollais to 180p Upper Senwick

Suffolk to 178p Clydeside, 176p Maryfield, 173p Woodcroft

627 Cast Ewes & Rams – Trade continues to be brisk, more hill types forward.

Heavy Ewes

Texel to £114.50 Gelston, £102.50 Newbank

Suffolk to £103.50 Shangan

Leicester to £96.50 Macqueston

Mule to £84.50 Tinwald House, £80.50 Shangan, £80.50 Woodcroft

Light Ewes

Blackface to £76 Barnshangan

Cheviot to £75 Newbank


Texel to £165.50 Glenkiln

Suffolk to £143.50 Glenkiln, £100.50 Laneside

Leicester to £105.50 Whitedyke

Young handler Champion Ciaran Findlater

Young handler Champion Ciaran Findlater with Judge Mr Herbie Kennedy and Sponsor Tarff Valley


Tarff Valley Annual Show & Sale for Young Handlers

A Huge attendance watched the youngsters handling and showing their lambs to this years Judge Mr Herbie Kennedy who placed Ciaran Findlater 1st with his Charolais Lamb (47Kg - £77)

2nd Jack Williamson with a Texel Lamb (43Kg - £75)

3rd Ayla Craig with a Texel Lambs (41Kg - £77)

Prime Lamb Champion - Andrew Hiddleston

Prime Lamb Champion - Andrew Hiddleston with Judge Herbie Kennedy and Sponsor Tarff Valley


An Open competition for Pairs of Lambs was also held with the Overall Winners being Beltex Lambs from M/S Hiddleston, Park 43Kg - £81 to Fairfield Meats.

Best Texel – Gelston Castle 41Kg - £76.50 to PR Duff & Son, Wishaw

Best Suffolk – Bush of Craigs 45Kg - £77 to J Hall & Son, Kirkcudbright

The day's sponsors were Tarff Valley Ltd


corresponding week 2014 sale report