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
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
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.
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.