Dumfries Primestock Report
C & D Auction Marts Ltd held their Weekly Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 1st August 2018.
Prime Cattle: Easily sold to 235p/kg for a Limousin x heifer from J. Jardine, Yett to R. Johnstone & Sons Butchers, Annan.
48 OTM's: Trade sharper with more buyers present. Numbers tight for demand. More leaner cows forward.
22 Dairy Cows Ave 92p/kg to 130p/kg and £943.
26 Beef Cows Ave 115p/kg to 127p/kg and £862.50.
Holstein £943 Netherwood.
Limousin £862.50 Cushag, £817.80 Ballinnie, £804.65 Riggheads
Montbeliarde £851.50 Upper Portrack.
Beef Shorthorn £791.35 Gillesbie.
Angus £770.50 Maxwelltown, £764.75 Gillesbie.
Montbeliarde 130p Upper Portrack.
Angus 127p Ballinnie
Limousin 121p Riggheads.
Beef Shorthorn 119p Gillesbie.
Saler 117p Gillesbie.
Holstein 115p Netherwood, 107p Upper Portrack.
Prime sheep forward:
330 Prime lambs: Trade steady. Best fleshed lambs selling in excess of 185p. Leaner lambs less demand. Sale average 175.8p/kg.
43 Lambs (32.1-39 kg) Ave 179.4p/kg To 197p/kg Upper Rigg
232 Lambs (39.1-45.5 kg) Ave 175p/kg To 190p/kg Slacks
Suffolk £74 West Lanegate.
Texel £79 Whiteyard, £78.50 Lanarkland.
55 Lambs (45.6-52 kg) Ave 173p/kg To 180p/kg Longbeoch.
Texel £84 Eastside, £82.50 Longbeoch, £81.50 & £80 Eastside (Kilpatrick), £78.50 Shangan.
Cast ewes: Sharper on the week. Heavy ewes retained recent rates. Lighter ewes sharper.
Texel £144.50 Druidhall, £118.50 Shieldhill, £113.50 Bankswood, £110.50 Nether Garrel.
Suffolk £101.50 Druidhall, £92.50 Meikleholm, £88.50 Whitedyke, £83.50 Bankswood.
Cross £99.50 Nether Garrel, £97 Fairgirth, £89.50 Macqueston & Druidhall.
Blue Faced Leicester £94.50 Macqueston.
Blackface £74.50 Macqueston.
North Country Cheviot £73.50 Ewanston.
Jacob £70.50 Low Meadow.
Dorset £62.50 Mosslands.