Dumfries Primestock Report

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held weekly Primestock Sale in Dumfries on Wednesday 22nd July 2015.

139 Prime & OTM Cattle

31 Prime Cattle – Mainly dairy bred forward, Best sorts very scarce.

Heifers Limousin to 235.5ppk from J & N Beattie, Woodfield to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan.

Bullocks Angus to 218.5ppk from W Dunlop, Woodhead to J Hall & Sons Butchers Kirkcudbright

108 OTM Cattle – Best types in demand

Per Head

Charolais to £1371.75 Drumbuie

Angus to £1349.30 Newbigging, £1022.45, £985.50 Dalswinton, £970.90 Gillenbie

Limousin to £1177.80, £989.05 Upper Tinwald, £1124.55 Belridding, £1013.80 Newbigging, £986 Carsegowan

Blonde to £1064.55 Maryfield

Holstein Friesian to £979.40, 3971.75, £923.80 Newhouse, £920.95 Kerricks, £906.75 Slacks

Nor Red to £921.10 Mortonholm

Shorthorn to £811.80 Ballaggan

Per Kilo

Limousin to 159p Ballaggan, 156p, 151p, 146p Upper Tinwald, 153p Belridding, 145p Carsegowan

Charolais to 155p Drumbuie

Blonde to 151p Maryfield

Angus to 146p (x2) Gillenbie, 146p, 143p, 135p Dalswinton, 131p Newbigging

British Friesian to 143p, 127p, 121p Mortonholm, 1129p, 25p Dinwoodie Green

Holstein Friesian to 139p Mortonholm, 126p Maxwellfield, 124p Newhouse, 123p (x2), 121p (x2) Slacks

Norwegian Red to 131p, 122p Mortonholm

British Blue to 127p Riggheads, 123p Cleughbrae

Shorthorn to 123p Ballaggan, 121p Dalswinton

1004 Prime & Cast Sheep Forward

745 Prime Lambs – Trade slipping back with an over abundance of out of spec lambs forward.

254 Lambs (32.1-39Kg) ave 149ppk to 171ppk Newlands

Texel to £60.50 Eastside, £59.50, £58.50 Newlands, £58.50 Maxwelltown

Suffolk to £56.50 East Lanegate

Mule to £53.50 Burnton

397 Lambs (39.1-45Kg) ave 143ppk to 166ppk Eastside

Texel to £67 Bush, £64.50 Hightownhead, £64.50 Cocklicks, £63 Eastside

Suffolk to £63 Midtown, £62.50 Kirkbride, £62.50 Roshglen

Mule to £55 Barr

94 Lambs (45.6-52Kg) ave 136.8ppk to 157ppk Cocklicks

Texel to £72, £71, £69 Cocklicks, £64 Barbush

259 Cast Ewe & Rams – All classes easier

Heavy Ewes average £55.59

Texel to £106.50, £80.50 Kirkbog

Beltex to £87.50 Shieldhill

Light Ewes averaged £33.98

Cheviot to £72.50 Foremannoch

Blackface to £43 Kingside, £43 Burnton

Texel to £104.50 Kirkbog

Charollais to £142.50 Lower Shieldhill

Beltex to £95.50 East Lanegate

corresponding week 2014 sale report