Dumfries Primestock Report
C & D Auction Marts Ltd held their weekly Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 9th August 2017.
61 Cattle Forward: Due to the break in the weather, numbers very short in supply.
Prime Cattle: Prime cattle were scarce of quality with Saler x bullocks from Catslackburn to 214p/kg to P R Duff & Son, Wishaw.
OTM Cattle: Meated cows were in big demand with buyers very active. All producers should take advantage of competative bidding.
Beef cows averaged 142.3p/kg to 186p/kg and £1602.90
Dairy Cows averaged 115.5p/kg to 169p/kg and £1153.70
Simmental to £1602, £1256 Potterland, £1170 Townhead.
Limousin to £1414, £1397, £1299, £1175 Herries Farms, £1171, £1056, £1053 Ballinnie, £1013 Belridding.
British Blue to £1072 Belridding.
Holstein to £1153 Netherwood.
Angus to £1071 Gillesbie.
Friesian to £1014, £939, £936 Drum.
Limousin to 186p Ballinnie, 179p, 178p Herries, 165p, 162p Ballinnie,161p, 157p Herries, 155p, 154p Tregallon, 155p, 151p West Skelston.
Simmental to 177p Potterland, 146p Maryfield, 137p Potterland.
Friesian to 169p, 130p, 127p, 122p Drum.
British Blue to 160p Belridding.
Angus to 153p Gillesbie.
Holstein to 139p Netherwood, 120p Brownfield.
Shorthorn to 127p Ballaggan.
1461 Prime sheep Forward
1091 Prime Lambs
Prime Lambs: Trade continues to please with all classes meeting brisk competition.
19 Lambs (25.5-32kg) Ave 199.3p/kg to 205/kg Millriggs.
Texel to £65.50 Millriggs.
236 Lambs (32.1kg – 39kg) Ave 190.0p/kg to 203/kg Park.
Texel to £77.50 Eastside, £74 Hall, £73.50 Auchenbrack, £72.50 Shawhill & Grove.
Cross to £68.50 to Auchenbrack.
Blackface to £66 Dornal.
741 Lambs (39.1kg – 45.5kg) Ave 196.1p/kg to 206/kg Comlongun Mains.
Texel to £91.50 & £89.50 Peasrbyhall, £88.50 Rashgill Park & Drumburn, £88 Newmains, £87.50 Eastside, £87 Whinnyhill.
Suffolk to £87 Palaceknowe, £85 Longbeoch, £84 West Skelston & Marwhirn.
Beltex to £86 Capelfoot.
Cross to £76.50 Millriggs, £75 Dornal.
95 Lambs (45.6kg - 52kg) Ave 195.1p/kg to 23p/kg Comlongon Mains.
Texel to £95.50 Comlongun Mains, £93 Pearsbyhall, £92.50 Culdrain, £91.50 Comlongun Mains, £90 Upper Rigg & Drumburn, £89.50 East Polquhirter, £88.50 Little Culmain.
370 Cast ewes and rams: Heavier ewes similar to last week and sold to a top of £123 from Messrs Fitzsimon, Sunnyhill.
Beltex to £123 Sunnyhill.
Texel to £120 Clydeside, £114 Sunnyhill, £99 Capelfoot, £97 Shieldhill.
Blue Faced Leicester to £93 Dalpeddar.
Cross to £85 Shieldhill, £84 Nether Garrel House.
Zwartble to £80 Barony.
Blackface to £74 Grove.
Suffolk to £117 Barony.