Dumfries Primestock Report

C & D Auction Marts Ltd held their Weekly Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 4th July 2018.

15 Prime Cattle: Trade good for a mixed offering.

Limousin Heifers sold to 234p and 232p from J Jardine, Yett.

Galloway Bullocks to 215p from JWK Paterson, Low Three Mark.

50 OTM's: Plenty of demand for all classes.

35 Dairy Cows Ave 114p/kg to 135p/kg and £1064.

15 Beef Cows Ave 129p/kg to 151p/kg and £1066.

Per Head


Holstein to £1064, £1058, £1010.60 Conheath

Friesian to £1008.60 Park

Limousin to £1066 Meikleholm, £906 Park

Angus to £838.20 Eastside

Per Kilo


Limousin to 151p Park, 141p Skipmyre, 139p Kirkbride, 137p Meikle Larbrax, 130p Meikleholm

British Blue to 139p Kirkbride

Friesian to 135p(x2), 127p Kirkland, 123p Park

Holstein to 133p (x2), 126p, 124p, 122p Conheath, 127p Newhouse

Hereford to 133p Eastside

Prime Sheep:

483 Prime Lambs: Trade in keeping with the national trend slipped back to average 195.7p/kg

94 Lambs (32.1-39kg) Ave 196.4p/kg to 226p/kg Drumburn.

Texel to £82 Maryholm, £82 (x2) Drumburn, £81 Cleughbrae

Beltex to £81 Cleughbrae

Millenium Blue to £77 Waterside of Terregles

363 Lambs (39.1-45kg) Ave 195.3p/kg to 250p/kg Cleughbrae.

Beltex to £100 Cleughbrae

Texel to £99 Glenhowan, £98 Drumburn, £95 Maryfiedl, £92 Maryholm, £90 (x2) Druidhall.

Charollais to £93 Craigend

26 Lambs (45.6 – 52kg) Ave 198.5p/kg to 248p/kg Glenhowan

Texel to £124, £105 Glenhowan, £96, £93 (x2) Meikleholm, £92 Burnfoothill

383 Cast ewes: Still remain a firm trade, light ewes easier on the week.

Texel to £144.50 Meikleholm, £137.50, 110.50, Newmains, £120.50 Woodcroft, £108.50 Drumburn, £108.50 Fardingjames, £104.50 Nether Gribton.

Suffolk to £103.50, £92.50 Newmains, £93 Craigdhu

Leicester to £94.50 Fardingjames

Cross to £79.50 Branteth, £77.50, £72.50 Newmains

Easycare £74.50

Blackface to £63.50 Blairmulloch, £51.50 Meikleholm.

Young Handlers Competition

C & D Auctions held their Annual Young Handlers Competition and Summer Show of Prime Lambs Kindly Sponsored by Tarff Valley. Ably judged by David Sloan.

The young handlers professionally showed their lambs being a credit to their families.

Best young handler prize was awarded to 6yo Ayla Craig, Glenhowan showing a Black Texel lamb which sold to local butcher R Johnstone & Son, Annan.

champion Young Handler

Champion Young Handler

1st prize over 12 year old was won by Sean Dunbar, Burnfoothill selling his Texel Lamb to PR Duff & Son, Wishaw.

Ayla Craig, Glenhowan 50kg £124

Callum Muir, Cleughbrae 40kg £86

Craig Hyslop, Maryfield 44kg £95

Calla Shuttleworth, Drumburn 38kg £82

Correy Shuttleworth, Drumburn 38kg £82

Sean Dunbar, Burnfoothill 46kg £92.



Summer Show

Best Pair of Lambs awarded to J Muir & Son, Cleughbrae with 40kg Beltex Lambs at £100 to the Judge.

Best Pair of Texel Lambs, Cleughbrae £41kg £89

Best Pair of Beltex Lambs Cleughbrae 40kg £100

Best Pair of AOB Waterside of Terregles 38kg £77.

Champion Pair

Champion Pair

corresponding week 2017 sale report