Dumfries Primestock Report
C & D Auction Marts Ltd held their weekly Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 10th May 2017.
90 Cattle Forward:
Prime Cattle: Better show of butcher type heifers met plenty of competition.
Limousin Heifer to 235p AH Fisher, Merrick and a Charolais from the same home to 228p. A British Blue heifer from J Retson & Son, Gardrum sold to 224p.
81 OTM Cattle – Trade easily upheld recent rates for all classes. Plainer show of dairy cows forward.
Beef cows Averaged 142.7p/kg to 197p/kg and £1224.60
Dairy Cows Averaged 114.5p/kg to 156p/kg and £1517
Limousin to £1517, £1139.85 Waterside, £1482.30 , £1349.45 Isle of Dalton, £1444.40 Catslackburn. £1218.30 Drumhumphry, £1183.35 Cormaddie, £1049.40 Merrick.
British Blue to £1466.8 Waterside, £959.10 Midtown.
Angus to £1351.45, £1208 Raeburnhead, £1101.10, £952.15 Carruthers.
Holstein to £1224.6, £1219.3 Conheath, £1146.6, £1098.8, £1044.05, £993.3 Slacks, £963.90 Boreland and £923.80 Brownrigg.
Simmental to £1072.80 Merrick
Charolais to £975 Millhill
Devon to £929.50 Glenkiln
Limousin to 197p, 183p Isle of Dalton, 185p, 149p Waterside, 184p Catslackburn, 159p Merrick, 159p Catslackburn, 147p Cormaddie
British Blue 193p Waterside, 139p Midtown
Holstein to 156p, 137p, 131p Conheath, 147p, 134p, 133p, 129p Slacks
B.G 155p, 133p Burn
Angus to 154p, 139p Carruthers, 152p Tregallon, 151p, 151p Raeburn, 140p Woodcroft.
Charolais to 150p Millhill
Simmental to 147p, 144p Merrick, 139p Cormaddie
Devon to 143p (x2) Glenkiln
Shorthorn 143p Burn
BSH 128p Glenkiln
Friesian to 125p, 117p Drum
Galloway to 122p Barnbarroch
Brown Swiss 119p Beyond the Burn
711 Prime sheep Forward
28 Prime Lambs:
Lambs were generally too heavy for the trade with buyers seeking greater numbers up to 43Kg.
Texel to £106 Merrick
Suffolk to £106 Merrick.
461 Hoggs: Flesh and lighter weights wanted.
36 Hoggs (25-32kg) Ave 146p/kg to 163p/kg Rigghead
220 Hoggs (32.1-39kg) Ave 182.5p/kg to 192p/kg Thorns
Texel to £80 West Skelston
Blackface to £75.50 Barfil.
99 Hoggs (39.1- 45.5kg) Ave 175.3p/kg to 182/kg West Skelston
Texel to £80 West Skelston
Blackface to £75.50 Barfil
106 Hoggs (45.6+kg) Ave 148.7p/kg to 170p/kg West Skelston
Beltex to £87.50 Clydeside
Texel to £85 West Skelston, £84.50, £84 (x2)Nether Cargen £83.50 Torkirra
Suffolk to £84, £80 Townhead, £80(x2) West Skelston, £80 Ryemuir
Blackface to £83 Craigdarroch
Romney to £75 Mains of Airies.
222 Cast ewes and rams: Trade easier on the previous week.
Suffolk to £122.50 Millhill, £102.50 Sunnyhill, £94.50 Merrick, £87.50 Upper Senwick
Beltex to £119.50 Finniness
Texel to £106.5 (x2) Clydeside, £104.50 Merrick
Cross to £79.50 Barr, £78.50 West Skelston, £78.50 Blackpark.
NCC to £78.50 Clydeside, £75.50, £55.50 Lochmailing £73.50 Barnbarroch
Blackface to £58.50 Maxwelltown, £53.50 Finniness, £53.50 Mains of Collin.