Dumfries Primestock Report
C & D Auction Marts Ltd held their Christmas Show of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 6th December 2017.
160 Cattle and 2114 Sheep Forward
38 Prime Cattle
An outstanding offering of cattle being a credit to local showmasters were presented to the judge Norman Hall, Fraser Butchers, Stranraer.
Mr Hall, after careful consideration, found his Champion in a British Blue x Heifer (535kg) shown by Niall Goldie and Ben Radley, which sold at 360p/kg £1926.
Reserve Champion was awarded to Billy Boyd, Terregles with a Limousin x bullock (795kg) selling to the judge at 290p/kg £2305.50.
A strong show of Galloway Cattle with the best Galloway ticket being awarded to A Carruthers & Son, Peela Hill with their bullock (555kg) being purchased by Jimmy Craig of Castle Douglas Butchers Ballards for 280p/kg £1554
Reserve Galloway was won by Maxwelton Estates, Moniaive being purchased by Woolley Bros, Sheffield 540kg £1350
Other Galloways to
260p/kg Low Three Mark to W Lindsay Butcher, Creetown
240p/kg Maxwelton to Border Meats, Lockerbie
240p/kg Romesbeoch to P R Duff & Son, Wishaw
235p/kg Romesbeoch to Border Meats, Lockerbie
Galloway classes kindly sponsored by Macmin Ltd
The Limousin classes were won by Billy Boyd, Terregles with a black Limousin Bullock (795kg) 290p/kg to Fraser Butchers, Stranraer.
Best Limousin Heifer was awarded to Knockreoch Farms, Dalry weighing 470kg attaining 290p/kg to Fraser Butchers Stranraer.
Other Limousin Prices
270p/kg Mid Bishopton to Fraser Butchers, Stranraer
245p/kg Terregles to Fraser Butchers, Stranraer
Limousin classes sponsored by North West Limousin Cattle Breeders Association.
Any other breeds
245p/kg Skewbridge to Border Meats, Lockerbie
235p/kg Whitehall Farms to Border Meats, Lockerbie
235p/kg Rigghead to Woolley Bros, Sheffield
Cattle classes were sponsored by Johnston Tractors Ltd
The Unhaltered Cattle met keen trade
Limousin Heifers to 245p/kg Yett to R Johnstone & Sons, Butcher, Annan
Others to 238p, 235p(x2) Upper Tinwald, 235p Merrick.
122 OTM Cattle:
Beef Cows in short supply, Plain show of Dairy Cows. Trade remains strong.
30 Beef Cows Ave 126.1p/kg to 175p/kg and £1185.75
92 Dairy Cows Ave 93.4p/kg to 125p/kg and £1113.60
Limousin to £1185.75 Catslackburn, £1020 Annefield, £1008 Tregallon
Holstein to £1113, £1111.50, £966 Slacks, £871.50 Kirktonfield, £841.85 Boreland, £831.60 Hardgrove
Simmental to £1109.60 Macqueston, £1087.80 Bush of Craigs, £1025.10, £990 Culnoag
Fleckvieh to £1100 Slacks
Angus to £1054.90 Foregirth
Friesian to £808.30 Baltersan
Ayrshire to £772.50 Waterside, £693 Townhead
Simmental to 175p, 165p, 153p, 151p, 145p, 137p Culnoag, 152p Macqueston, 148p Bush of Craigs
Limousin to 153p Catslackburn, 137p Annefield, 131p Tregallon.
Angus to 137p Foregirth, 125p Muircleugh
Luing to 133p Catslackburn
Fleckvieh to 125p Slacks
Holstein to 125p Townhead, 117p, 116p, 115p, Slacks, 113p Boreland, 109p Barndennoch, 109p, 108p Smallholmburn, 108p Hardgrove, 107p Netherwood.
Friesan to 118p, 109p, 108p Baltersan
Montbeliarde to 108p Knockeffrick
Ayrshire to 108p, 105p(x2) Townhead, 107p Hollands, 103p Waterside
Jersey to 85p Linns
1388 Prime Lambs
A fine show of Lambs was presented to the Judge Norman Hall of Fraser Butchers, Stranraer.
With the overall champion being awarded to Gillesbie Farms, Boreland with a pair of Beltex Lambs making £130 (50kg) to the Judge, The reserve ticket was also won by Gillesbie Farms with Texels also selling to the Judge at £130 (50kg).
Any other breed award was won by McDermid Farmers, Waterside with Millenium Blues making £89 to Jason Tucker, Pontypool
Best Pen of Blackface Lambs from Glenmanna selling at £74 to Messrs Clark, Bingley.
Best Pen of Cheviot Lambs from Druidhall selling at £78 to Fairfield Meat Co
Other show lambs
£114 Cleughbrae to R Johnston & Sons Butcher, Annan
£122 Maryholm to Fraser Butchers, Stranraer
£108 Cameronian to R Johnstone & Sons Butcher, Annan
Outwith the Show
Well fleshed lambs met brisk trade whilst leaner types moderately bid for.
290 Lambs (25.5kg – 32kg) Ave 156p/kg to 186p/kg Woodend
Blackface to £54.50 Beuchan, £54 Glenmanna, £52 Leadhills
478 Lambs (32.1kg – 39kg) Ave 170p/kg to 194p/kg Horsecrook
Texel to £71 West Crossleys, £71 Woodfoot, £70.50 New Mains, £70 Horsecrook
Beltex to £68.50 Dollard, £66.50 Blackpark
Cheviot to £66.50 Beechgrove
Suffolk to £65 Bankhead
Blackface to £65.50 Leadhills, £65 Linlithglow, £64 Maryholm, £63 Glenmanna
Jacob to £64.50 Horsecrook
Cross to £64 Shambellie Grange, £63 Ballinie
372 Lambs (39.1kg – 45.5kg) Ave 177p/kg to 210p/kg Cleughbrae
Texel to £90, £80 Cameronian, £82 Gillesbie, £80 Woodend, £79.50 Newhope, £79 Sandilands
Beltex to £84 Cleughbrae, £80.50 Maryholm
Suffolk to £77.50 Bankhead, £77.50 Marwhirn
Cross to £76.50 Woodfoot
Blackface to £74, £70 Glenmanna
231 Lambs (45.6- 52kg) Ave 171.9p/kg to 265p/kg Maryholm
Texel to £94, £92, £89, £88.50 Gillesbie, £90 Cleughbrae, £88.50 Dollard, £88.50 Riggheads, £88.50 Barbush, £88.50 West Skelston
Suffolk to £87.50 Glenhowan, £87.50 West Lanegate, £86 Horsecrook, £84.50 Bankhead, £80.50 Marwhirn
Cross to £82 Glenmanna, £79 Druidhall
17 Lambs ( 52+kg) Ave 164p/kg to 232p/kg Gillesbie
Suffolk to £90 Bankhead
Texel to £89.50 Sandilands, £87 Newbank, £82 Barbush
Cheviot to £87.50 Druidhall
726 Cast ewes and Rams Forward:
Texel to £151.50 Riggheads, £149.50 Woodcroft, £127.50 Torkirra, £121.50 Kilfaddoch, £106, £94.50 Barony, £104.50 Netherplace
Charollais to £110.50 Riggheads
Cross to £82.50 West Lanegate
Cheviot to £83.50 Netherplace, £80.50 Newbank
Blackface to £66 Hill
Herdwick to £47.50 Ulzieside
Texel to £122.50, £119.50 Newbank
Suffolk to £86.50 Merrick
- Champion beast from Ben Radley-2
- Champion beast from Ben Radley-5
- Champion beast from Ben Radley-6
- Champion Galloway from Peela Hill-2
- Champion Galloway from Peela Hill-3
- Champion Lambs and First Prize Beltex-3
- Champion Lambs and First Prize Beltex-4
- First Prize any other continental-2
- First Prize pen of 10 Mules-2
- First Prize pen of 10 Mules
- First prize pen of Blackface Lambs-4
- First prize pen of Blackface Lambs-7
- First prize pen of Blackface Lambs
- Reserve Champion and First Prize Texels-3
- Reserve Champion and First Prize Texels
- Reserve Champion_-2
- Reserve Champion_