Dumfries Primestock Report

C & D Auction Marts Ltd held their Weekly Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 19th October 2016.

81 Cattle Forward

8 Prime Cattle – More butchers attending and numbers short of their needs.


Limousin to 227.5p from Thwaite Cott, Ruthwell to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 216.5p from Thwaite Cott, Ruthwell to Ballard Butchers Castle Douglas, 212.5p from Thwaite Cott, Ruthwell to W Lindsay Butchers Creetown.

73 OTM Cattle – Trade eased back in keeping with other centres. Cows lacked flesh

Per Head

Devon to £971.75 Greenwrae

Angus to £957.95, £890.40, £834 Raeburnhead, £805.65 Blairshinnoch

Limousin to £835.20 Blairshinnoch, £823.60 Eastside, £786.90 Mouswald Banks

Holstein Friesain to £706.80 Ryemuir, £704.70 New Farm

Bulls Holstein to £800.80 Braehead

Per Kilo

Angus to 123p Blairshinnoch, 120p, 119p Raeburnhead

Limousin to 122p Mouswald Banks, 120p 116p Eastside, 116p Blairshinnoch

Devon to 115p Greenwrae

Charolais to 113p Eastside

Simmental to 109p Bogue

British Friesain to 103p Braehead

Holstein Friesain to 94p Blairshinnoch, 93p Ryemuir

Ayrshire to 90p Mouswald Banks

1923 Prime Sheep

1139 Prime Lambs – Trade in reverse especially over 44Kg Lambs which were the biggest percentage of the sale.

26 Lambs (52.1Kg +) ave 136p to 143p Druidhall/Braco

Texel to £76 (x2) Druidhall/Braco

316 Lambs (45.6-52Kg) ave 144.2p to 175p Druidhall/Braco

Texel to £84, £74 (X2) Druidhall/Braco, £74 Belridding, £74 (x2)Skipmyre

Suffolk to £72 East Polquhirter

576 Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) ave 154.2p to 176p Kirkbog

Texel to £78 Belridding, £78 Upper Tinwald, £72, £70 Kirkton, £70.50 Kirkbog, £70 Rockhallhead

Charollais to £69 Kirkbride

Suffolk to £68 Kirkbride, £66.50 Flatts of Cargen, £66.50 Hastingshall

Beltex to £66 Netherton

Mule to £66 Wyliehole, £66 Maxwelltown, £65.50 (x2) Glenlaugh

Blackface to £59 Maxwelltown

221 Lambs (32.1-39Kg) ave 155.3p to 176p Corrie Mains

Texel to £62 Belridding, £61.50 Hemplands, £61.50 Blackpark

Suffolk to £60 Corrie Mains, £59 The Ford

Chev Mule to £59 Over Cairn

784 Cast Ewes & Rams Forward – Cast Sheep similar trade to last week and a top of £92.50 for a Suffolk Tup from The Ford, Tynron.

Texel to £88.50 Meikleholm, £81.50 Craigieland Hill, £79.50 Foregirth

Suffolk to £75.50 Meikleholm

Leicester to £75.50 Foregirth

Mule to £67.50 Rockhallhead, £64.50 Lochmailing, £63.50 Foregirth

Roussin to £61.50 Flatts of Cargen

Lleyn to £54.50 Auchencheyne

Cheviot to £54.50 Chanlockfoot, £52.50 Marwhirn

Blackface to £46.50 Gateslack, £45.50 Craigmuie, £44.50 Auchencheyne

Herdwick to £42.50 Ulzieside


Suffolk to £92.50 The Ford, £88.50 Greenwrae

Texel to £77.50 Meikleholm

corresponding week 2015 sale report