2019 Annual Rams Sale Report – Dumfries Mart

2019 ANNUAL RAMS SALE REPORT - DUMFRIES MART

C & D Auctions ltd held their annual show and sale of Rams in Dumfries which included a show of Suffolk Rams on behalf of the West and Central Suffolk Sheep club kindly sponsored by Scotmin and ably judged by Sandy McDowall, Culquhasen who found his champion with a ram lamb from M/s Buchannan, Pretts Mill selling at £550 with others to£250 Prettsmill, £250 Calf Park, £220 Netherhall.

All other breeds were keenly sought after by the large ringside attendance.

Best Texel from RM Johnstone, Boghouse to £520

Any other breed won with Charollais from Maryholm making £320.

Other leading prices

Shearlings

Texel – £520 (x2), £500, £480 (x2) Boghouse, £520, £500, £480 (x2) New Mains, £520 Laughtmuirside.

Beltex – £480 Moss Nae.

Charollais  – £450 (x2), £400 (x2) Riggheads.

Lleyn- £350 Laneside, £320, £300 (x2) South Bowerhouses.

Mil Blue – £280 Waterside of Terregles.

Ram Lambs

Beltex – £320 Millside.

Texel  – £320, £280 (x2) Kilncroft, £320, £280 Craighead, £280 Merkland.

The firm also held their annual sale of Blue Faced Leicester Rams which met strong demand selling to £820 from T W Hamilton & son, Kirkton of Crawford.

Other principal prices.

Shearlings – £750 , £600 (x2) Barr, £620, £580 Kirkton of Crawford, £580 Kilfaddoch, £550 Glenlaugh.

Ram Lambs – £250 (x2) Burgh Head.

C & D Auctions ltd held their weekly sale of store lambs, also 3rd Sale of Scotch Mule Ewe Lambs in Dumfries.

Scotch mule ewe lambs met a very sharp trade with buyers needs exceeding supply to average £78.18.

Leading prices

Ewe Lambs – £84 Lightshaw, £83, £79 Dornal/Guelt, £81 Hall, £80 Auchenhessnane, £77 Avisyard.

Blue Faced Leicester Gimmers – £150 Avisyard.

Store Lambs keenly sought.

Tex – £65, £63, £60 Hall Meadow, £60, £58 Paddockhole. Suff – £60, £59 Burnhead, £60 Hall Meadow. X – £56 Auchenhessnane, £53 High Borgue. Char – £55 High Borgue. Chev – £54 Gall, £52 Locherben.

Feeding Ewes –  Chev – £48 Hastinghall. BF – £39 Locherben.

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