Dumfries Primestock Report

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

88 Cattle Forward:

Prime Cattle: Met a steady trade to 217p/kg for a Charolais x Heifer from Messrs Martin, Horseholm.

OTM Cattle – Meated cows in big demand once again, plainer show of dairy cows.

Beef cows averaged 142.4p/kg to 182p/kg and £1344

Dairy Cows averaged 109.1p/kg to 154p/kg and £1177.05

Bulls averaged 154p/kg to 154p/kg and £1817.20

Per Head

Charolais to £1817.20 Merrick

Angus to £1344, £1311.75, £1192.60, £1109.70 Dalswinton, £1310.40, £1288 Raeburnhead

Limousin Bull to £1332.10 Belzies

Simmental to £1310.95 Newbie Mains, £1276.80. £1254.25 Glenstockdale

Limousin to £1221 Dalswinton, £1119.30 Park

Beef Shorthorn to £1216.80, £1216.60, £983.40 Dalswinton

Holstein to £1177.05 Hardgrove, £982.50, £968.50 Dryburgh £951.30, Ryemuir, £936 Slacks

British Bue to £963.80 Glenstockdale

Fleckvieh to £908.80 Slacks

Per Kilo

Limousin to 182p Park, 165p Dalswinton

Simmental to 173p, 168p Glenstockdale, 172p, 167p Newbie Mains

Angus to 178p, 165p,160p, 159p, 154p(x2) Dalswinton, 168p, 161p Raeburnhead.

Beef Shorthorn 158p, 156p, 149p Dalswinton

British Blue 158p, 142p Glenstockdale

Limousin Bull to 154p Belzies

Charolais Bull to 154p Merrick

Holstein to 154p, 150p, 149p Dryburgh, 133p Hardgrove, 126p Kirktonfield, 126p Ryemuir, 125p, 124p Slacks, 123p (x2) Townhead.

Galloway to 133p Dalswinton

Fleckvieh to 128p Slacks

682 Prime sheep Forward

309 Prime Lambs

Prime Lambs: Lack of numbers lifted trade with heavy weights scarce to average 217.1p/kg and selling to £119 for 2 Pens of Beltex Lambs from W Gribbon, Waterside to M/s Frasers Butchers, Stranraer and R Johnstone & Sons, Annan.

Sale Averaged 213p/kg (SQQ 213.5p/kg)

84 Lambs (32.1kg – 39kg) Ave 218.5p/kg to 285/kg Maryfield

Texel to £90 (x2) Upper Senwick, £90 Park, £90 Maryfield, Lochmaben £90 Maryfield, New Abbey, £8.70 Cameroniam Crescent.

Beltex to £90 Maryfield

217 Lambs (39.1kg – 45.5kg) Ave 217p/kg to 265/kg Cleughbrae

Texel to £105, £104 Cleughbrae, £101 Loaningfoot, £100 7 Cameroniam, £100 Upper Tinwald, £100 Birsc Corrie, £100 Skipmyre, £95.50 Barbush, £95 Cleughbrae.

Suffolk to £92 Netehrhall, £87.50 Corrie Maisn, £86 West Lanegate, £86 Skipmyre.

8 Lambs (45.6kg+) Ave 209.1p/kg to 248p/kg “Waterside

Texel to £119 (x2) Waterside.

285 Cast ewes and rams: Good show of ewes met a very keen trade.

Cast ewes: 

Texel to £133.50 Third, £125.50 Glenhowan, £109.50 Kerricks

Suffolk to £116 Netherhall, £99.50 Woodcroft, £94.50 Corrie Mains

Berrichon to £102.50 Maryfield

Blue Leicester to £98.50, £94.50(x2) Barr

Cross to £96.50 Third, £96.50 Kerricks, £89.50 Maryfield, £86.50 Mull of Galloway.

Blackface to £75.50 Woodhouse, £72.50 , £63.50 Blindburn, £61.50 Nunnerie.

Cheviot to £73.50 Castlehill


Texel £123.50 Barrsyard

Cheviot £98.50

Young Handlers Competition

TarffThe firm held their Annual Young Handlers Competition and Summer Show of Prime Lambs kindly sponsored by Tarff Valley.

10 Young Handlers presented their lambs in a proffesional manner to judge George Somerville and were a credit to themselves and family with Overall Best Young Handler Being 5yo Ayla Craig of Glenhowan Farm. Best Over 12 Handler Jack Graham, Birsca.


Class 1 - Under 12

Ayla Craig, Glenhowan 40kg £107 to G Somerville

Lexi Scott, Maryfield 38kg £90 Fairfield Meat Company

Ella Burgess, Maryfield 38kg £90 Fairfield Meat Company

Billy Mactaggart, 7 Cameronian Crescent 40kg £100 Fairfield Meat Company

Craig Muir, Cleughbrae 44kg £104 R Johnstone & Sons, Annan

Craig Hyslop, Maryfield 34kg £90 Fairfield Meat Comapny

Joel Sanderson, Upper Senwick 39kg £90 Fairfield Meat Company

Arthur Sanderson , Upper Senwick 39kg £90 Fairfield Meat Company


Class 2 – Over 12

Jack Graham, Birsca Texel to R Johnstone & Sons Annan

Ellen Neill, Upper Tinwald 44kg £100 West Scottish Lamb


Summer Show

Best pair of lambs awarded to J Muir & Son, Cleughbrae with 41kg Beltex Lambs at £105 to Fairfield Meat company.

Best Pair of Texel Lambs, Skipmyre £40kg £100 to West Scottish Lamb

Best Pair of Beltex Lambs Cleughbrae 41kg £105 Fairfield Meat Company

Best Pair of AOB Upper Senwick 36kg £76 West Scottish

corresponding week 2016 sale report