Dumfries Primestock Report

C & D Auction Marts Ltd held Weekly Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 6th January 2016.

88 Prime & OTM Cattle

A Small show of Prime Cattle met a brisk demand with all buyers active

Limousin Heifers to 221.5p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan.

Galloway Bullocks to 207.5p from Balgrayhill, Lockerbie to PR Duff Ltd Wholesalers Wishaw

The OTM Cattle met a sharper trade (mainly parlour cows forward) with greater numbers required weekly to fulfil buyers needs.

(Would Cattle vendors please familiarise themselves with new BVD Regulations as of 1st Jan 2016).

Per Head

British Friesian to £901.45, £791 Drum

Holstein Friesian to £846.30 Barndennoch, £793.25 Smallholmburn

Angus to £834.60 Riggheads

Saler to £813.75 Over Cairn

Simmental to £793.25 Low Creoch

Hereford to £719.40 Low Creoch

Per Kilo

British Friesian to 121p, 113p, 99p Drum

B Galloway to 115p Barend

Holstein Friesian to 109p Ryemuir, 97p Barndennoch, 95p Smallholmburn

Angus to 107p Riggheads

Simmental to 105p Low Creoch

1012 Prime Sheep Forward

722 Prime Hoggs

Trade firm with best hoggs regulary selling at 175p to 190p

26 Hoggs (25.5-32Kg) ave 145.4p to 150p Overcairn

Blackface to £45 Over Cairn

208 Hoggs (32.1-39Kg) ave 160.7p to 193p Drumburn

Texel to £71.50 Drumburn

Mule to £60 Kirkton

Blackface to £51 Kirkton

310 Hoggs (39.1-45.5Kg) ave 169p to 190p Riggheads

Texel to £80 Riggheads, £76.50 Laneside, £76.50 Farthingjames

NCC to £76.50 Woodfoot

Roussin to £76.50 Flatts of Cargen

Charollais to £75 Bush of Craigs

Beltex to £74 Rigghead

Mule to £66 Corsencon, £66 Guelt

Blackface to £56 Corsencon

178 Hoggs (46Kg+) ave 163.2p to 176p Druidhall

Texel to £86, £84.50 Hillhead, £84 Low Creoch, £82.50 (x2) Druidhall

Suffolk to £82.50 Druidhall, £75 Bush of Craigs

Charollais to £82.50 Druidhall

Mule to £76, £75 Druidhall

Blackface to £60 Sweetshawhead

290 Cast Ewes & Rams forward. Ewes sharper a sharper trade but to much fat about.

Suffolk to £91.50 Maryfield, £90 Druidhall

Texel to £86 Maryfield, £84, £82 Low Creoch, £83 Drumcruilton

Mule to £67 (x2) Upper Tinwald, £65 Druidhall, £61 Longbeoch

Blackface to £60 (x2) Millriggs, £52 Longbeoch, £50 Barbuie

corresponding week 2015 sale report