Primes sale at C & D mart in Dumfries
C & D held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday. There were 73 cattle forward. Prime cattle sold to 232p/kg for a British Blue x heifer from Pendicle selling to R Johnstone, Butcher, Annan.
OTMs generally lacked flesh with trade upholding recent values. Per head
Limousin to £1150.05 Farhills, £1087.50 Belridding.
Simmental to £1060.50 Dalpeddar, £728 Drumjargon. Angus to £869, £849.15 Whitehall. Holstein to £845 Barndennoch. Swedish Red to £775 Grains. Saler to £736.70 Drumjargon. Per kilo
Limousin to 150p, 120p Belridding, 123p Farhills.
Simmental to 112p Drumjargon, 105p Dalpeddar. Angus to 111p Whitehall. Friesian to 107p Linns. Saler to 106p Drumjargon. Holstein to 100p Barndennoch, 97p Hardgrove, 97p Muirside. Ayrshire to 95p Woodhead. There were 2014 prime lambs and ewes forward.
The 1127 prime lambs sold at improved levels for all classes.
228 lambs (32.1-39 kg) ave 175p/kg to 190p/kg Paddockhole. Suffolk to £71 Corrie Mains. Texel to £71 Corrie Mains, £70.50 Muirside. Lleyn to £60.50 Auchencairn Cott. Blackface to £59.50 Leathorn. Cross to £59 East Polquhirter, £58 Paddockhole.
703 Lambs (39.1-45.5 kg) ave 173p/kg to 193p/kg Maryholm.
Texel to £80 (x3) Gillesbie, £79.50 Barr, £78.50 Eastside.
Suffolk to £75.50 Abune the Brae, £74 Hill, £73.50 Corrie Mains, £73.50 Roshglen.
Cross to £67.50 Woodend, £67 High Cairn.
196 Lambs (45.6kg +) ave 166p/kg to 192p/kg Gillesbie.
Texel to £92 Gillesbie, £82.50 Hall of Drumpark, £82 East Polquhirter, £81.50, £79.50 Eastside, £81.50 (x2), £80 New Mains, £80.50 Fardingjames, £79 Barbush.
Suffolk to £80 Skipmyre, £79 Annefield.
Charollais to £78 Riggheads . Cross to £77 Fardingjames. There were 887 cast ewes. Heavy, well-fleshed ewes met a similar trade, with smaller, leaner ewes slightly easier. Ewes
Texel to £109.50 Borland Mains, £94.50 Hall Meadow, £93.50 Low Kirkbride.
Suffolk to £96.50 Low Kirkbride, £69.50 Hall Meadow, £61.50 Corrie Mains.
Charollais to £90.50 Maryholm, £71.50 Borland Mains, £61.50 Maryfield.
Cross to £68.50 East Polquhirter, £64.50 Whitespots, £64.50 Hall of Drumpark. Cheviot Mule to £64.50 Newbank. Cheviot to £56.50 Newbank, £55.50 Fardingjames, £52.50 Druidhall, £52.50 Linlithgow.
Blackface to £52.50 Snar, £52.50 New Mains, £47.50 Borland Mains, £39.50 Bettyknowes.
Jacob to £49.50 Low Kirkbride. Rams Charollais to £95.50 Craigend. Zwartble to £93.50 Riggheads. Beltex to £85 Whitespots. Blackface to £67.50 Nether Gribton.