Dumfries Primestock Report
C & D Auction Marts Ltd held their Annual Christmas Show of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 5th December 2018. The show was kindly sponsored by Johnston Tractors Ltd, Macmin Ltd, CCIB Ltd, North West Limousin Breeders Club and the The Galloway Cattle Society.
An outstanding selection of Locally Produced Prime Cattle were placed by Granville Moor who found his Champion from J & L Craik Waterside with their Black Limousin Heifer weighing 550kg and selling at 390p/kg to weekly market supporters R Johnstone & Sons, Butchers Annan.
The Reserve Champion was awarded to Rena Paterson, Low Three Mark with her Limousin Bullock scaling 620kg and selling at 290p/kg to Fraser's Butchers, Stranraer.
The Champion Galloway and Todstone Quaich was won by J S Ross, Romesbeoch selling to Creetown butcher William Lindsay at 270p/kg.
Limousin Heifer to 390p/kg Waterside to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers, Annan
Limousin Steer to 290p/kg Low Three Mark to Fraser's Butchers, Stranraer
Galloway Steer to 270p/kg Romesbeoch to W Lindsay Butcher Creetown
Limousin Heifer to 270p/kg Terregles Cott. to Border Meats ltd, Lockerbie
Limousin Steer to 265p/kg Low Three Mark to Frasers Butchers, Stranraer
Limousin Heifer to 250p/kg Balgray Hill to Frasers Butchers, Stranraer
Limousin Heifer to 240p/kg Yett Farm to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers, Annan
Galloway Steer to 220p/kg Romesbeoch to PR Duff ltd, Wishaw
OTM's: A smaller show of OTM's met more Competition.
Limousin to £1190, £995.60 Herries, £1020.80 New Mains
Charolais to £952.30 Oxgang
Angus to £871.50 Auld Mills
Brtish Blue to £865.80 Park
Holstein to £830 Townhead
Simmental to £761.10 Herries
Limousin to 170p, 131p, 131p, 125p Herries
Simmental to 129p Herries
Holstein to 100p Townhead
2484 Sheep forward:
1372 Prime lambs: Prime lambs which included the Annual Christmas Show of Prime Lambs Judged by W MacTaggart.
The Champion Rosette was Awarded to T Neill, Upper Tinwald with Texel Lambs 47kg selling to R Johnstone & Sons, Butchers, Annan at £110
1st Prize Texel Lambs from Upper Tinwald 47kg £110
1st Prize Beltex Lambs from Maulscastles 43kg £116
1st Prize AOB Lambs Hastingshall 49kg £77
1st Prize Hill Bred Lambs Laghead 42kg £74
Outwith show all classes of Lambs were much dearer with lighter weights meeting the most competition.
49 Lambs (25.5-32kg) Ave 177p/kg to 180p/kg Glenkiln
Blackface to £55 Glenkiln
Texel to £53 Farthingwell
451 Lambs (32.1-39 kg) Ave 188.1p/kg To 211p/kg Eastside
Beltex to £77 Craigieland Hill
Texel to £76, £74 Farthingwell, £74.50 Bogue, £74.50 Shawhill.
Cheviot to £73.50 Gillesbie
Suffolk to £73 Bogue
Cross to £72.50 Springfield, £69 Clonrae.
Blackface to £67 Shawhill, £65.50 Beuchan
431 Lambs (39.1-45.5 kg) Ave 186p/kg To 270p/kg Maulscastle
Beltex to £116 Maulscastle, £90 Cleughbrae
Texel to £86.50 Howthat, £85 Barmurrie, £85 Barbush, £84.50 Shealing Hill, £84.50 Druidhall/Braco £84.50 Barrsyard, £84.50 Maryfield
Suffolk to £82 Springfield, £81.50 Abune the Brae
Cheviot to £76 Gillesbie
Blackface to £74 Laghead, £73 (x2) Barfil, £70 East Polquhirter
Cross to £71 Riggheads
400 Lambs (45.6kg-52kg) Ave 171.4p/kg To 234p/kg Upper Tinwald
Texel to £110, £88 Upper Tinwald, £87 Bankswood, £87 Skipmyre, £86 Howthat
Beltex to £87 Cleughbrae
Suffolk to £84 Skipmyre
Blackface to £75.50 Glenmanna
16 Lambs (52.1 +) Ave 156.8p/kg to 170p/kg Cleughbrae
Beltex to £92 Cleughbrae
Charollais to £89 Maryholm
Texel to £86 Riggheads, £82 New Mains
134 Store Lambs: Easily sold
Suffolk to £70.50 Glenkiln, Texel to £68.50 Woodhead.
978 Cast ewes: All classes met a competitive trade
Texel to £105.50 Thorns, £97 Druidhall/Braco, £96.50 (x2) Belridding, £92.50 Bankswood
Cheviot to £88.50 Belridding, £77.50 South Glen, £75.502 Annefield £72.50 Auchencheyne
Suffolk to £79.50 Thorns
Cross to £66.50 New Mains
Blackface to £53.50 West Skelston, £47.50 Auchencheyne, £47.50 Torkirra, £46.50 Beuchan
Leicester to £115.50 Glenkiln
Texel to £110.50 Druidhall/Braco, £99.50 Glenkiln
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