Dumfries primestock sale
C& D Auction Marts Ltd held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday when 118 cattle were forward.
Prime cattle sold readily to 232p/kg for a Limousin heifer from Low Three Mark to R Johnstone & Sons Butcher, Annan. Galloway bullocks to 209p/kg Low Three Mark to J G Renwicks & sons Butchers, Thornhill.
OTM cattle continue to be wanted with all classes meeting competition.
43 beef cows averaged 120p/kg to 160p/kg and £1148; 69 dairy cows averaged 97.6p/kg to 148p/kg and £1139.60
Per head: Angus to £1148, £1053, £1034.90, £1018 Whitehall, £1077 Druidhall/Braco, £1013.80 Skewbridge, £965.20 Slacks. Holstein to £1139 Mortonholm, £1015, £928.20 Barndennoch, £923.40 Brownfield. South Devon to £1122.55, £1013.80 Bettyknowes. Limousin to £1051 Pearsbyhall. Simmental to £986 Ash Road, £944 Porterstown. Fleckvieh to £910.80, £910.20 Slacks.
Per kilo: Simmental to 160p, 135p Porterstown, 145p Ash Road. Holstein to 148p, 124p Mortonholm, 145p, 127p, 119p Barndennoch, £129p Rue, 119p Newhouse
Limousin to 145p Pearsbyhall, £135p Bankswood, 135p Porterstown. South Devon 143p, 137p Bettyknowes. Angus to 140p, 139p, 135p, 134p, 133p Whitehall, 137p(x2) Skewbridge, 133p Druidhall/Braco, 127p Slacks. Fleckvieh to 138p Slacks.
2037 prime sheep
1386 prime lambs: Lambs need to be carrying plenty of flesh as leaner types are meeting limited demand distorting averages.
103 lambs (32.1kg – 39kg) – average 157.7p/ kg to 184p/kg Craighead.
Texel to £66 Dollard, £64 Burnhead. Blackface to £55 Lawesknowe.
1051 Lambs (39.1kg – 45.5kg) – average 161.7p/kg to 183p/kg Little Fenwick. Texel to £75.50 Newhope, £75.50 Belridding, £75.50 Sandilands, £74.50 Kirkton of Crawford. Beltex to £74 Kirkbride. Suffolk to £73.50 Riggheads, £68 Thorns. Charollais to £73 Riggheads.
232 Lambs (45.6kg+) – average 160p/kg to 183p/kg Netherhall.
Suffolk to £88 Corrie Mains £73.50 Abune the Brae. Texel to £84 Netherhall, £81(x2), £79.50 Belridding, £78.50 Kirkton of Crawford, £78.50 Burnhead. Charollais to £77.50 Riggheads, £77 Little Fenwick.
651 cast ewes and rams – all classes looked slightly easier on the week.
Suffolk to £87.50, £75.50 Barony College. Texel to £88.50 Mains of Airies, £88.50 Corrie Mains, £80.50 Roundfell. Cross to £88.50 Belzies, £83.50 Barony College.