Dum­fries prime­stock

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - COUNTRYSIDE -

C & D Auc­tion Marts Ltd held their weekly sale of prime­stock in Dum­fries on Wed­nes­day when 86 cat­tle were for­ward.

Eight prime cat­tle met keen com­pe­ti­tion.

A Bri­tish Blue heifer from Pen­di­cle sold to 232p bought by R Johnstone & Sons, An­nan and Gal­loway bul­locks from Low Three Mark sold to 208p.

78 OTM cat­tle: Very lit­tle flesh around nev­er­the­less trade was com­pet­i­tive.

61 beef cows av­er­aged 113p/kg to 153p/kg and £1124.55; 17 dairy cows av­er­age 105.7p/kg to 139p/kg and £1056.40

Per head: Sim­men­tal to £1124.55 Her­ries; Bri­tish Blue to £1121.80 Drum­burn; Charo­lais to £1119.30 Mer­rick, £1003.30, £912 Lochar­woods; Angus to £1102.20 Town­foot, £979.55 Her­ries; Fleck­vieh to £1056.40, £965.20 Slacks; Hol­stein to £947.10 Nether­wood, £888 Slacks, £850.50 Hard­grove

Here­ford to £864 Park; Lu­ing to £826 Well­hill; Shorthorn to £816.50 Her­ries; Li­mousin to £965.60 Mer­rick, 920.75, £785.40 Her­ries.

Per kilo: Sim­men­tal to 153p Her­ries; Salers to 147p Gilles­bie; Li­mousin to 145p, Her­ries, 136p Mer­rick, 133p Hunthills; Bri­tish Blue to 142p Drum­burn; Shorthorn to 142p Her­ries; Fleck­vieh to 139p, 133p, 127p Slacks; Angus to 137p Her­ries, 131p Town­foot, 131p Capelfoot; Charo­lais to 127p Nether Lochar­woods, 123p Mer­rick

Hol­stein to 123p Nether­wood; Here­ford to 120p Park; Lu­ing to 118p (x2) Well­hill. 1613 prime sheep were for­ward. 1262 prime lambs: all classes of lambs were sharper on the week.

428 lambs (32.1kg – 39kg): av­er­age 167.48p/kg to 195p/kg Pad­dock­hole.

Texel to £71.50 East­side, £70.50 Ben­nan, £70 Thorns. Charo­lais to £76 Pad­dock­hole. Black­face to 365.50 Kirk­ton of Craw­ford.

532 lambs (39.1kg – 45.5kg): av­er­age 174.54p/kg to 188p/kg Whin­ney­knowe.

Texel to £82 Burn­side of Bal­ter­san, £78.50 Ne­whope, £78 Muir­cleugh, £78 Craiglands, £78 Druid­hall/braco, £78 Kirk­ton of Craw­ford, £78 Thorns. Che­viot to £81.50 Rag­giewhat. Suf­folk to £78.50 Abune the Brae.

302 lambs (45.6kg+): av­er­age 170.57p/kg to 176p/kg Rag­giewhat.

Suf­folk to £88 Rag­giewhat. Texel to £87.50, £86 Druid­hall/Braco.

351cast ewes and rams: slightly sharper.

Texel to £140 Hill, £132.50 Cly­de­side. Le­ices­ter to 394.50 Cairn­hall. Che­viot to £89.50 An­nefield.

Rom­ney to £82.50, £71.50 Mains of Airies. Cross to £82.50 Whitespots

Suf­folk to £79.50 Hill­crest.

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