Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart PLC held their weekly sale
of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 27th August
98 Prime cattle – trade remains firm
Lightweight bullocks – Limousin 193.5p from Messrs R Neill, Upper
Tinwald to R Johnstone & Son, Butchers, Annan, 175.5p Edingham, Dalbeattie
to Messrs Bosomworth, Paisley173.5p Townhead, Parkgate to P R Duff & Sons,
Wishaw; British Blue to 175.5p Dalmakethar, Lockerbie to J Scott & Sons
Heavyweight bullocks – Aberdeen Angus to 175.5p Marwhirn, Moniaive
to Scotch Premier Meats; Charolais 175.5p, 170.5p Marwhirn to Scotch
Premier Meats; Limousins to 174.5p Dalmakether to Border Meats, Lockerbie,
171.5p Auchnotterloch, Leswalt to C Anderson; British Blue to 171.5p
Dalmakethar to Messrs Bosomworth, Paisley.
Top gross bullock £1194.38 Blackhills, Annan.
Lightweight heifers – Limousin 10 190.5p D & R Cornthwaite,
Balgray Hill to R Johnstone & Sons, Butchers, Annanm 183.5p Maulscastle
to J Kerr & Sons, Butchers, Gretna, 181.5p Sunnyhill, Holywood to
R Johnstone & Sons, 174.5p Drumdreddon, Ardwell to Border Meatsm
173.5p Sunnyhill, Holywood to Galloway Quality Meats, Dumfries; Charolais
185.5p Allerbeck, Eaglesfield to Border Meats.
Heavyweight heifers – Limousin 181.5p Drumbreddan, Ardwell to JD
Owen & Son, Butchers, Newton Stewart, 180.5p Upper Tinwal to Border
Meatsm 177.5p Drumbreddan, Ardwell to Border Meats, 175.5p Auchnotteroch
to PR Duff & Sons.
Top gross heifer $1038.38 Drumbreddan.
90 OTM cattle – fleshed cattle in big demand.
Cows per kilo – Simmental 148p Townhead, 116p Sunnyhill; Charolais
144p, 129p Liscleugh; Limousin 143p Tarbreoch, 136p Drumbreddon; Angus
119p Ballinie, 119p, 117p Sunnyhill; Saler 119p, 115p Hall; Holstein
112p Guillyhall, 107p Newhouse, 107p Brownrigg.
Heifers per kilo – Simmental 145p, 128p Boreland; Limousin 139p
Boreland; Holstein 110p Boreland.
Bulls per kilo – Limousin 106p Arcoch.
Cows per head – Charolais £1094.40, £909.45 Liscleugh;
Simmental £999 Townhead; Limousin £958.80 Drumbreddon, £893.75
Tarbreoch; Holstein £884.80 Guillyhall, £872.05 Newhouse, £808.55
Brownrigg; Angus £836.55 Sunnyhill.
Bulls per head – Charolais £1010 Auchencheyne.
The firm had forward 2567 lambs and 1159 cast ewes and rams at their
weekly sale at Dumfries.
Prime lambs – largest show of the season
but quality very mixed with good quality well fleshed lambs in demand
and plainer sorts easier on the week. Top price of 146.8p (£60.20
for 41kg) Texels from A C Austin, Woodcroft. Top price per head £66
for 50 kg Texels from Messrs Chapelhill Farmers, Lanarkland. Overall
average 126.8p a fall of 3p on the week.
Light lambs (25.5 – 32kg) Top 135.7p average 117.4p
Blackface £38 Knowe, £33 Palaceknowe; Texel £38, £35.50
Standard lambs (32.1 – 39kg) Top 136.8p average 123.6p
Texel £52 Midtown, £50.20, £50 Dalhanna, £49.80, £48.80
Dressertland, £48.80 Mount Kedar; Beltex £50.20, £50
Dalhanna; Suffolk £48.80, £48.60 Dressertland, £48
Foregirth; Greyface £47.5p Kirkbride.
Medium lambs (39.1 – 45.5kg) Top 146.8p average 128.2p
Texel £60.20, £58.80 Woodcroft, £59 Arnmannoch, £57.70
Upper Tinwald, £57.20 Kirkton of Crawford; Suffolk £57.80
Longbeoch, £57.20 Lanarkland, £55.80 Abune The Brae, £55.50
East Polquhirter; Charollais £56.50 Shanbellie Grange,
Heavy lambs (45.6 – 52kg) Top 135.8p average 127p
Texel £66 Lanarkland, £62.50 Newmains, £60 Woodcroft, £60
Longbeoch; Suffolks £64, £60 Upper Tinwald, £60 Longbeoch, £59.50
Gibbonhill & Kilnfordcroft; Charollais £60 Shambellie Grange;
Leicester £52 Foregirth.
Cast ewes and rams – largest show of the season, 1159 sold. Less
flesh around but trade holding well for all classes.
Heavy ewes – Suffolk £49.50 Gibbonhill, £47.50 Shaw
Cottage; Texel £47.50 Capelfoot, £46.50 Shaw Cottage; Leicester £45.50
Porterstown; Cheviot Mule £45 Kells & Townhead, £36.20
Raehills; Halfbred £41.50 Cushag; Greyface £38.50 Boreland
of Southwick, £35.50 Drumbreddon & Raehills, £35 Ballaggan;
North Country Cheviot £35 Upper Portrack.
Light ewes – Cheviot £33, £28 Archwood, £26.50
Raehills, £24 Woodcroft; Blackface £28 Shambellie Grange, £27.50
Drumbreddon, £26.50 Raehills, £25.50 Ampherlaw, £23
Rams – Cheviot £27 Archwood.