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Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC held their weekly sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 30th July 2008.

48 Prime Cattle – All buyers were in attendance and keen to purchase. Greater numbers required to fulfil orders.

Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 185.5p from R Neil, Upper Tinwald to Galloway Quality Meats, Dumfries, 167.5p Lennox Plunton, Borgue to Border Meats, Lockerbie
Charolais to 179.5p Dalmakethar, Lockerbie to J D Owen & Sons, Butchers Newton Stewart
Simmental to 168.5p Newbie Mains Annan to Border Mains

Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 183.5 Upper Tinwald, Dumfries to The Nith Hotel Glencaple, 169.5p Broomhillbank, Lockerbie to Border Meats
Charolais to 183.5p Dalmakethar Lockerbie to R Johnstone & Son Butchers Annan
Top Gross Heifer £1043.25 Newbie Mains

Charolais to 183.5p from Klondyke Farms Shancastle to M/S J Whannel Wishaw
Limousin to 178.5p, 176.5p Shancastle to M/S J Whannel and Haining Bros Butchers Kirkcudbright
Top Gross Bullock £1114.35 Marwhirn

48 OTM Cattle – Trade much dearer
Beef Cows Averaged 104.3p Dairy Cows Averaged 89.9p
Charolais to 114 Bogue
Angus to 113 Blountfield
Simmental 110 Blountfield
Angus to 108 Clonhie
Holstein to 107 Baltier

Per Head
Angus £819.25 Blountfield
Holstein £771.15 Baltier, £752.95 Abbey, £747.75 Baltier
Charolais £746.70 Bogue

1826 Prime Lambs, Quality was very mixed and slightly easier but trade remained level throughout. Top price was 142.8p for Beltex Crosses from Courance Farms, Courance Farms was top for Price per Head at £70.
Overall average was 120.8p
Light Lambs (25.5-32 Kg) Top 118.7p av 115.4p
Texel £38 Upper Rigg
Cross £33 Upper Rigg
Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 125.1p av 119.4p
Texel £50.20 High Mainshead, £48.80 Midtown
Suffolk £47.50 Marwhirn, £46 Linnside
Cross £46 Guelt, £45.60 Nunnerie
Charollais £44 Glenlaugh
Blue d Maine £41 High Mainshead
Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 142.2p av 121.6p
Texel £64, £62.50 Gelston Castle, £57 Skemrigghead
Suffolk £55 Annandale, £53.8 Hartbush
Cross £52.80 Dalpeddar
Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 142.8 av 120p
Beltex £70, £60.50 Courance Farms
Texel £70, £60.50 Courance Farms, £61.50 Dressertland
Suffolk £61 West Lanegate, £58.50 Hayfield
Super Heavy Lambs (52.1 Kg + Over) Top 114 av 110p
Texel £66 Townfoot, £64 Skemrigghead

603 Cast Ewes & Rams
Trade remained firm for all classes and more could have been sold
Top Prices
Suffolk £56 Bush of Craigs, £48.50 Woodcroft
Texel £55.50 Kerricks, £53.50 Crairieknowe
Leicester £53.50 Guelt, £49 Over Abington
NCC £51.50 Annefield, £44.50 Over Abington
Cross £44.50 Bankswood, £44 Crairieknowe
Cheviot £36 Sunhope
Blackface £30 Crairieknowe, £26.80 Guelt

Dumfries Mart, Huntingdon Road, Dumfries DG1 1NF Tel : 01387 279495
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