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.

Per Head


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.

Per Kilo


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.

corresponding week 2017 sale report