Dumfries Primestock Report
C & D Auction Marts Ltd held their weekly sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 19th July 2017.
54 Cattle Forward:
Prime Cattle: A Small show of 10 Prime Cattle were forward today with a mixed show for quality on offer. Good handy weight butcher heifers short of buyers requirements and more could have been sold to advantage.
The sale topped at 224p/kg for a Simmental heifer from D & G Mcclanachan (Oxgang), Millhill and to £1221 for a Limousin heifer from J Jardine, Yett.
OTM Cattle – A small show of Cast Cows were forward to a busy ringside of buyers and many more could have been sold to vendors advantage.
Beef cows averaged 136.5p/kg to 176p/kg and £1346
Dairy Cows averaged 117.1p/kg to 140p/kg and £1060
Charolais Bull to £1716 Glenmanna
British Blue to £1346.40 Isle of Dalton
Stabiliser to £1251.60 Riggheads
Limousin to £1239.30 Herries, £1106 Hightownhead, £1095.60 Waterside
Angus to £1232.80 Riggheads, £977.45 Herries
Charolais to £1102.30 Yett
Beef Shorthorn £1080.40 Bogue
Holstein to £1060.45 Ryemuir, £1023, £908.90 Newhouse, £951.60 West Galdenoch, £918.75 Barndennoch
Luing to £939.80 Barnbackle
Simmental to £896.55 Hightownhead
Hereford to £830.25 Eastside
British Blue to 176p Isle of Dalton
Angus to 173p Herries, 136p Carterton, 134p Riggheads
Limousin to 166p Waterside, 162p Herries, 148p Dempsterton, 140p Hightownhead
Stabiliser to 149p Riggheads
Beef Shorthorn to 147p, 146p Bogue
Charolais to 146p Yett
Charolais to 143p Glenmanna
Holstein to 140p, 132p Longbridgemuir, 127p Ryemuir, 126p Trailflat, 125p Barndennoch
Simmental to 129p Hightownhead
Luing to 127p Barnbackle
Hereford to 123p Eastside
1370 Prime sheep Forward
633 Prime Lambs
Prime Lambs: A good show of prime lambs forward to the usual ring of buyers. Trade remained similar for best quality lambs and for weight however, the smaller show of lighter lambs were harder to cash.
159 Lambs (32.1kg – 39kg) Ave 200p/kg to 217/kg Gibbonhill
Texel to £84.50 Gibbonhill, £82 Park, £82 Shawhill, £80 Shancastle, £80 Bettyknowes, £80 Over Abington.
Suffolk to £74 Barnbarroch
Cross £70 Auchenfad
433 Lambs (39.1kg – 45.5kg) Ave 212p/kg to 226/kg East
Texel to £100, £98.50 , £95 Eastside, £99.50 Shawhill, £98.50, £96 Skipmyre,
Suffolk to £93.50 Palaceknowe, £92.50 Skipmyre, £91 Drumburn
Cross to £89 Ruthwell, £86.50 Shawhill
41 Lambs (45.6kg - 52kg) Ave 212p/kg to 222p/kg Eastside
Texel to £102.50, £99.50 Eastside, £99.50 Shieldill, £98 Kilncroft
Suffolk to £99 Palaceknowe
Cheviot to £70 Barnbarroch
713 Cast ewes and rams: A much larger show of ewes and rams forward and continued at recent rates with heavy ewes in demand and the best end of blackfaced ewes regularly making £65+.
Texel to £124 Nether Gribton, £110 Hillside, £109 Drumburn, £103 Isle of Dalton, £101 Ruthwell.
Half-Bred to £113, £107 Hartbush, £112, Annefield
BDM £108 Park
Cheviot/Mule to £98 Ryemuir,
Blue Leicester to £91 Kingside
Suffolk to £89 Ewanston
Cheviot to £88 Annefield, £86, £63 Kingside
Cross to £81 Auchencheyne, £78 Shangan, £78 Kingside, £78 Craiglearen
Blackface to £73 Townfoot, £70 Hannaston, £68 Dallowie, £62 Blindburn, £62 Townfoot.