Dumfries Primestock Report

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

4 Prime Cattle – in short supply, both wholesalers and butchers require more numbers on a weekly basis

Heifers British Blue to 213.5p from WT McMiken, Nether Ernambrie to J Hall & Sons Butchers Kirkcudbright

Limousin to 205.5p from Nether Ernambrie, Castle Douglas to PR Duff Ltd Wishaw

34 OTM Cattle – Very plain offering of dairy cows forward

10 Dairy ave 81p, 24 Beef ave 117p

Per Head

Simmental to £1148.40 Third

Limousin to £1064.80 Carsegowan, £956.30 Belridding

British Blue to £846.80 Third

Angus to £815.85 Third

Per Kilo

Simmental to 132p Third

Limousin to 131p Belridding

British Blue to 119p Whitehill

Angus to 115p Blairshinnoch

992 Prime Sheep Forward

734 Prime Lambs – Once again trade surpassed sellers expectations with best lambs in excess of 200p

35 Lambs (25.5-32Kg) ave 195.6 to 213p Maryfield

Beltex to £68 Maryfield

393 Lambs (32.1-39Kg) ave 194.6 to 257p Cleughbrae

Beltex to £95 Cleughbrae, £83 Upper Tinwald

Texel to 86 Calf Park, £86 Whinnyhill, £84, £80 Maryfield, £83, £80 Hillhead, £83 Struanlee, £82 Druidhall, £81.50 Cleughbrae

Mule to £84 Upper Senwick

Mill Blue to £80 Upper Senwick

278 Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) ave 202.2 to 262p Upper Tinwald

Beltex to £110 Upper Tinwald, £96 Glenhowan

Suffolk to £107 Calf Park, £88.50 Lanarkland, £88.50 Roshglen, £88 Palaceknowe, £87 Newton Road

Texel to £101 Cleughbrae, £93 Lanarkland, £92.50 Hillhead, £89 Upper Senwick, £88.50 Upper Tinwald, £88 Shieldhill, £87.50 Mosslands

Mule to £95.50 Upper Senwick

Charollais to £94 Maryholm

28 Lambs (45.6Kg +) ave 195.5p to 213p Shieldhill

Texel to £98 (x2) Shieldhill, £98 Glenhowan, £91.50 Skipmyre, £90 East Kirkcarsewell

Suffolk to £97.50 Roshglen

258 Cast Ewes & Rams forward – Ewes cheaper on the week by £4-£5 per head. Top at £118.50 for Texels off Midlock

Top prices

Texel to £118.50 Midlock, £94.50 Woodcroft, £88.50 Barnbackle, Mule to £88.50 Gillenbie, £75.50 Upper Senwick, £71.50 Innerfield, £71.50 Skipmyre

Suffolk to £87.50 Upper Senwick

Cheviot to £84.50 Hartbush

Blue Leicester to £78.50 Midlock

Blackface to £63.50 Blindburn, £62.50, £57.50 Midlock, £61.50 Marr, £57.50 Gillenbie

Rams Texel to £94.50 Midlock

Dumfries Young Handlers

C & D Auction Mart held their Annual Young Handlers lamb competition in Dumfries sponsored by Tarff Valley Ltd and C & D Rural.

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Young Handlers - L to R - Ayla Craig, Ellen Neill, Ian Carlisle (Judge)
Back - Sponsors Tarff Valley

A grand entry of 14 enthusiastic Young Handlers presented their lambs to The Judge Mr Ian Carlisle, Border Meats, Lockerbie who was very able and proficient in making his selections.

The Best Young Handlers Rosette was awarded to Ellen Neill, Upper Tinwald with her Beltex Lamb which sold at £110 to William Lindsay, Butchers Creetown.

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Awards List

Class 1 – under 12yo

1st – Ayla Craig, Glenhowan Beltex 42Kg £96 to W Lindsay & Sons, Creetown

2nd – Joshua Graham, Hillhead Texel 38Kg £83 to PR Duff & Son, Wishaw

3rd – Ella Burgess, Maryfield Beltex 34Kg £70 to Janan Meat Ltd, Kingswinford

Oliver Clanachan, Maryholm Charollais x 38Kg £78 to Dunbia (Wales) Ltd

Fergus Clanachan Charollais x 38Kg £79 to Dunbia (Wales) Ltd

Rory Robertson, East Gallaberry Charollais x 34Kg £70 to Janan Meats Ltd

Craig Hyslop, Maryfield Texel 38Kg £84 to Janan Meat Ltd

Arthur Sanderson, Upper Senwick Mill Blue 38Kg £84 to Scotbeef Ltd

Lexi Scott, Maryfield Beltex 32Kg £68 to Janan Meat Ltd

Mia Wilson, Struanlee Texel 36Kg £83 to Janan Meat Ltd

Jack Williamson, Whinnyhill Texel 38Kg £86 to Janan Meat Ltd

Class 2 – 12-16yo

1st – Ellen Neill, Upper Tinwald Beltex 42Kg £110 to W Lindsay, Creetown

2nd – Lara Reid, Calf Park Suffolk 45Kg £107 to Border Meats, Lockerbie

3rd – Jenna Reid, Calf Park Texel 39Kg £86 to Janan Meat Ltd

C & D Auction Mart Ltd also held their Summer Show & Sale of Prime Lambs.

Beltex Lambs from J Muir & Son, Cleughbrae were awarded the Champion Rosette selling at £101 to Border Meats Lockerbie.

Champion Prime Lambs - Jack Muir with Judge Ian Carlisle
and Sponsors Tarff Valley and C & D Rural

Prize List

1.    Beltex – Cleughbrae 40Kg £101 to Border Meats, Lockerbie

2.    Texel – Cleughbrae 37Kg £95 to Border Meats, Lockerbie

3.    Any Other Breed (Mill Blue) – Upper Senwick 43Kg £89 to PR Duff & Son, Wishaw

corresponding week 2015 sale report