Dumfries Primestock Report

C & D Auction Marts Ltd held their weekly Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 5th April 2017.

74 Cattle forward:

Prime Cattle – Continue to be wanted with local butchers and wholesalers requiring more numbers on a weekly basis.

A Limousin Heifer from J & L Craik Waterside sold to 228p/kg to Ballard Butchers, Castle Douglas. A Limousin Heifer from J Jardine, Yett Farm Sold to 224p/kg to R Johnstone & Sons Butcher, Annan. Another Heifer from J & L Craik Waterside sold to 224p/kg which went to John Scott Meat, Paisley.

OTM Cattle - Very keenly sought after with plenty of Competition From The Buyers in Attendance.

Beef cows Averaged 137.6p/kg to 174p/kg and £1508.80

Dairy Cows Averaged 114.4p/kg to 154p/kg and £1232

Per Head

Charolais to £1508.8 Newmains

Holstein to £1232, £1068.8 Slacks, £1003 Lakehead, £992 Kirktonfield.

Limousin to £1470.3 Waterside

British Blue to £1316.55 Woodhall

Simmental to £1094.75 Palaceknowe

Limousin to £1092.75 Newmains

Fleckvieh to £1043.20 Slacks

Angus to £1043.7 Newmains

Luing to £999 Airyolland

Saler to £953.60 Challochglass(Low Glasnick)


£1094.50 Hartbush.

Per kilo

Limousin to 174p Waterside

Charolais to 164p Newmains

Limousin to 155p, 139p Newmains

Holstein to 154p, 128p, 126p Slacks, 124p Kirktonfield, 122p Lakehead.

Simmental to 151p Palaceknowe

Saler to 149p Challochglass (Low Glasnick)

Angus to 147p Newmains

Luing to 135p Airyollannd

Hereford to 131p Palaceknowe

British Blue to 131p Woodhall

Fleckvieh to 128p Slacks

Swedish Red to 123p Shenrick

843 Prime sheep Forward

671 Hoggets Plain Show of Hoggs sold Cheaper on the week. Topping at £90 for Texel Hoggs from Cleughbrae.

221 Hoggs (32.1-39kg) Ave 176p/kg to 187p/kg Dressertland 259 Hoggs (39.1- 45.5kg) Ave 173p/kg to 286/kg Cleughbrae

Cheviot to £78 (x2) Riggheads

Texel to £78 Lanarkland, £77 Riggheads, £76.50, £75.50 West Skelston

NCC to £77.50 Cleughbrae, £75 Hoddomtown

Charollais to £73 West Skelston

Blackface to £72.50 Auchenhessnane, £71.50 Marbrack, £71.50 Inglestone, £70.50 Cleughbrae

Cross to £69.50 Blackpark, £66.50 Foregirth

122 Hoggs (45.6+kg) Ave 159p/kg to 171p/kg Cleughbrae

Texel to £90, £82.50 Cleughbrae, £84 Lanarkland

Suffolk to £81.50 Lanarkland, £81 Cushag

NCC £79 Hoddomtown

Blackface to £77.50 Marbrack

172 Cast ewes and rams: Fewer ewes forward selling to £130.20 Burgess The bush. Texel Rams from the Same home sold to £128.50

More Numbers needed to meet demand.

Cast ewes:

Texel to £130.50 The Bush , £114.50 Nether Dargavel, £111.50 Sunnyhill

Beltex to £121.50 Nether Dargavel, £116.50 Balgray Garage House

Suffolk to £114.50, £98.50 Sunnyhill, £96.50 Kiraugh

Blue Leicter to £97.50 Cairnhall, £81.50 Finnieness.

Charollais to £96.50 Nether Dargavel

Half-Bred to £89.50 Hoddomtown

Cheviot to £67.50 Chanlockfoot


Texel to £128.50, £115.50 The Bush

Blue Leicter to £74.50 Fardingjames.

corresponding week 2016 sale report