Dumfries Primestock Report
C & D Auction Marts Ltd held their weekly Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 8th March 2017.
85 Cattle forward:
Prime Cattle – Met a Sharp trade for all classes with more required weekly. More buyers for bulls resulting in a firmer demand for Dairy bred over 16mo.
Limousin Heifer to 226p J&L Craik, Waterside to R Johnstone Butchers, Annan. Another Limousin heifer from J Jardine, Yett sold to 220p which went to John Scott Meat Ltd, Paisley.
Prime Bulls Sold to 175p for an Angus from E Murray, Conheath and a Holstein from the same home sold to 154p.
OTM Cattle – again in big demand for both dairy and suckler breeds. Producers should take advantage of the competitive trade to Enhance Profits.
Beef cows Averaged 133.7p/kg to 166 p/kg and £1352
Dairy Cows Averaged 115.5p/kg to 163p/kg and £1037.50
Limousin to £1203.50 Herries, £1107.60 Ballaggan, £993.25 Maryfield, £984.90 Cocklicks
Holstein to £1037.50 Rue, £969.40 Conheath, £967.50, £933.45 Slacks.
Angus to £1011.20 Slacks, £1008.70 Marwhirn, £979.95 Mill house, £923.55 Maryfield
British Friesian to £1008 Slacks, £937.25 Kirkland
Simmental to £987 Herries, £965.20 Maryfield
British Blue to £943.80 Cocklicks
Luing to £885.50 Chanlockfoot
Longhorn to £857.25
Limousin to 166p Herries, 147p Cocklicks, 142p Ballaggan, 141p Compostone End, 137p,132p Maryfield.
British Friesian to 163p,125p,122p(x2) Kirkland, 126p Slacks
Luing to 154p Chanlockfoot.
British Blue to 143p Cocklicks
Simmental to 141p Herries
Angus to 141p Maryfield, 139p Mill House, 135p Compostone End 133p Marwhirn 128p Slacks
Longhorn to 135p Kirkland
Holstein to 132p Trailflat, 131p Conheath, 129p, 127p Slacks, 128p, 122p Netherwood, 128p Barndennoch 125p (x2) Rue, 122p Ryemuir, 121p Brownrigg.
Ayrshire to 110p Townhead
Angus to £1352 Ryehill
1173 Prime sheep Forward
772 Hoggets -Big Perscentage of 46kg+ forward. Best Kinds Wanted.
11 Hoggs (25.5-32) Ave 155.6p/kg to 157p/kg Beuchan
Blackface to £48.50 Inglestone
Cross to £47 Brandleys
268 Hoggs (32.1-39kg) Ave 166.5p/kg to 180p/kg Over Abington
Beltex to £70 Over Abington
Cheviot to £68 Riggheads
Blackface to £64 Glenmanna, £63 Beuchan, £62.50 Bridgemark, £61.50 Inglestone
166 Hoggs (39.1- 45.5kg) Ave 169.1p/kg to 180p/kg Shangan
Texel to £78 Blackpark, £77.50 Shangan, £77.50 Cleughbrae.
NCC To £75.50 Cleughbrae
Cheviot to £75 Riggheads
Blackface to £73.50 Riggheads
Romney to £70.50 Mains of Airies
Cross to £64 Over Abington
327 Hoggs (45.6+kg) Ave 162p/kg to 174p/kg Shangan
Texel to £87 Shanagan, £85.50 Crochmore, £85 2 Butterdales
£84.50 (x3)Cowans, £84.50 Crochmore, £82.50 Riggheads, £82.50 West Skelston.
NCC to £85, £83.50 (x2) Auchencrieff
Suffolk to £84.50 West Skelston
Blackface to £74 Mallard Chase
401 Cast ewes and rams: Trade a lot Sharper all classes £10-15 up on the week.
Texel Ewes from Cowans sold to £127.50
Texel to £127.50 Cowans, £124.50 Isle OF Dalton, £119.50 Waterhole, £119.50 Riggheads.
Suffolks to £118.50 Sunnyhill
Charollais to £112.50 Riggheads.
Cross to £86.50 Summerhill, £85.50 Sweetbit, £82.50 Lower Shieldhill
Cheviot to £73.50 Stirkfield, £70 Hill
Blackface to £68.50 Culdoach