Dumfries Primestock Report

C & D Auction Marts Ltd held their weekly Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 29th March 2017.

65 Cattle forward:

Prime Cattle – In short supply and wanted for the Easter trade.

Limousin Heifer from J & L Craik Waterside sold to 229p/kg to R Johnstone Butchers, Annan. Another from the same home sold to 228p/kg which went to Ballard Butchers, Castle Douglas. Charolais Heifers from AC & S Martin, Horseholm sold to 212p Which Sold to PR Duff, Wishaw.

OTM Cattle – Continue to meet a big demand with greater numbers needed weekly.

Beef cows Averaged 133.7p/kg to 155 p/kg and £1050

Dairy Cows Averaged 112.7p/kg to 154p/kg and £1230.8

Per Head

Montbeliarde to £1230.80 Shenrick

Swedish Red £1122.30 Shenrick

Fleckvieh to £1077.30, £1014 Slacks

Angus to £1050, £915.20 Druidhall/Braco

Holstein to £1022.35, £1003.20 Hardgrove, £1017.90 Meikle Killantrae, £992 Kirktonfield, £985.6 Slacks, £932.20 Kerricks.

Limousin to £938.40, £930 Midtown.

Friesian to £830.80 Park

Ayrshire to £734.50 Upper Portrack

Per kilo

Limousin to 155p Midtown, 137p South Corrielaw.

Holstein to 154p Shenrick, 132p, 127p, 118p Hardgrove, 128p Slacks, 124p Kirktonfield, 123p Auchencrieff, 122p Townhead, 118p Kerricks, 117p (x2) Meikle Killantrae.

British Blue to 145p Midtown

Angus to 145p South Corrielaw, 143p, 140p Druidhall/Braco

Simmental to 138p South Corrielaw

Montbeliarde to 136p Shenrick

Fleckvieh to 133p, 130p Slacks

Swedish Red to 129p Shenrick

Friesian to 124p Park, 117p, 113p Ravenstone Mains

Ayrshire to 113p Upper Portrack

Jersey to 104p Linns

1193 Prime Sheep Forward

950 Hoggets A mixed show of prime hoggs with handy weights scarce and wanted. Big percentage of over 45kg Hoggs forward.

294 Hoggs (32.1-39kg) Ave 184.94p/kg to 204p/kg Thorns

Blackface to £75, £69.50 Thorns , £69 Glenmanna

288 Hoggs (39.1- 45.5kg) Ave 180.25p/kg to 206/kg Riggheads

Cheviot to £82.50 Cleughbrae

Texels to £81.50 Steilston, £81.50 Riggheads, £80.50 Lawesknowe.

Cross to £77.50 Thorns

Blackface to £70.50 Meikleholm, £69 Glenmanna

326 Hoggs (45.6+kg) Ave 159p/kg to 178p/kg Auchencrieff.

Texel to £90, £84.50 West Skelston, £86.50 Lanarkland, £85.50 Cleughbrae, £85 Riggheads.

Cheviots to £86.50 (x2) , £83.50 Auchencrieff.

Suffolk to £85.50 West Skelston, £85.50 Netherhall, £84 Riggheads

Cross to £80 High Creoch, £70 Lawesknowe.

Blackface to £79.50 Sweetshawhead, £78.50 Nunnerie, £76.50 Riggheads, £76 Glenmanna.

243 Cast ewes and rams: A poorer show of cast sheep forward sold to a top of £133.50 for Texel Ewes from Laughtmuirside.

Cast ewes:

Texel to £133.50 Laughtmuirside, £120.50 Meikleholm, £108.50 Bush of Craigs.

Zwartble to £92.50 Meikleholm.

Cross to £89.50 Struanlee, £75.50 Steilston

Suffolk to £78.50 Aar Dar

Blackface to £71.50 Marwhirn, £64.50 Dunscore, Kenmure, £58.50 Craigdarroch.

corresponding week 2016 sale report