Dumfries Primestock Report

C & D Auction Marts Ltd held their weekly Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 22nd March 2017.

57 Cattle forward:

Prime Cattle – Met Spirited bidding selling to 226p/kg from J & L Craik, Waterside to John Scott Meat (Paisley) Ltd. Others to 219p/kg Waterside to Border Meats Lockerbie.

OTM Cattle – Short of buyers needs with all classes selling well above sellers expectations.

Beef cows Averaged 126.5p/kg to 179 p/kg and £1192

Dairy Cows Averaged 112.5p/kg to 141p/kg and £1008.60

Per Head

Charolais to £1192 (oxgang) Millhill, £1178.10 South Corrielaw

Limousin to £1074, £1064.55 Horseholm

Shorthorn to £1028.70 Gall

Holstein to £1008.60 Kerricks, £990.60, £917.60 Newhouse, £908 Upper Portrack

Friesian to £981.25, £930.60 Drum

Ayrshire to £969 Brownfield

British Blue to £964.25

Per kilo

Limousin to 179p, 147p, 141p Horseholm, 133p Glenlaugh

Charolais to 154p South Corrielaw, 149p (Oxgang) Millhill

British blue to 145p Heithat, 136p South Corrielaw

Friesian to 141p. 126P, 125p Drum

Holstein to 135p, 127p Upper Portrack, 127p, 124p Newhouse, 123p Kerricks, 122p, 121p Longbridgemuir, 121p Rockhallhead, 117p Netherwood.

Angus to 132p Brandleys

Shorthorn to 127p Gall

Luing to 121p Chanlockfoot

Ayrshire to 114p Brownfield

829 Prime sheep Forward

503 Hoggets -Firmer trade for all classes with numbers tightening.

211 Hoggs (32.1-39kg) Ave 172.1p/kg to 189p/kg Beuchan

Cheviot to £65 Woodfoot

Blackface to £64.50 Glenmanna, £64.50 Beuchan

198 Hoggs (39.1- 45.5kg) Ave 179p/kg to 212p/kg Thorns

Texel to £83, £78, £77 Thorns, £76.50 Cameron Close

NCC £77.50 Riggheads

Blackface to £73 (x2) Thorns, £72.50 Riggheads

Suffolk to £73 Barnbarroch

94 Hoggs (45.6+kg) Ave 167.2p/kg to 174p/kg Thorns

Suffolk to £86.50 Lanarkland

NCC To £85.50 (x2), £84.50 Auchencrieff

Texel to £85 Lanarkland, £82.50 Elizafield, £82 Thorns

326 Cast ewes and rams: Trade better for both Light and Heavy ewes by £6-£8. More required weekly.

Texel Ewes from Bankswood sold to £119.50

Cast ewes:

Texel to £119.50, £97.50 Bankswood, £106.50 High Cairn.

NCC to £100.50 High Cairn, £86.50, £83.50 Archbank.

Cross to £78.50 Bankswood, £73.50 Nether Gribton, £72.50 Thorns.

Blackface to £68.50, £62 Glenmanna, £64.50 Nether Gribton, £62.50 High Cairn, £58.50 Thorns.

corresponding week 2016 sale report