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.

Champion Beast
Champion Beast from J & L Craik

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.

Reserve Champion
Reserve Champion from Rena Paterson

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.

Galloway Champion
Galloway Champion from Romesbeoch

The Champion Galloway and Todstone Quaich was won by J S Ross, Romesbeoch selling to Creetown butcher William Lindsay at 270p/kg.

Principal Prices

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.

Per Head

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

Per Kilo

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.

Upper Tinwald
Champion pen of lambs from R Neill, Upper Tinwald, Torthorwald

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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