The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of Primestock at Dumfries on Wednesday 10th December 2008.
95 Prime cattle – trade remains firm for best sorts
Heavyweight heifers – Charolais to 190p from AH Fisher, Merrick to Messrs Fraser, Butchers, Stranraer and to 176.5p, 174.5p, 171.5p to Border Meats and Cleveland Meats. Limousin to 180.5p Balgray Hill, Lockerbie to R Johnstone & Sons, Butchers, Annan, 180.5p Upper Tinwald to J Kerr & Sons, Butchers, Gretna, 180p Merrick to Haining Bros, Butchers, Kirkcudbright, 170.5p, 170p Balgrayhill to Border Meats and Messrs Fraser.
heifers - Charolais 185.5p, 183.5p, 178.5p, 176.5p Merrick purchasers
being Cleveland Meat Co, Stockton on Tees, JD Owen & Sons,
Butchers, Newton Stewart, Galloway Quality Meats, Dumfries and Border Meats,
Lockerbie, 181.5p Meikle Labrax to Border Meats. Limousin 178.5p Merrick
to The Nith Hotel, Glencaple, 170p Backburn to Galloway Quality Meats.
Top Gross Heifer £1121.00 Merrick.
Limousin to 180p, 178.5p, 177.5p,
173.5p, 172.5p Castlewigg, 174.5p, 171.5p Duchra; Charolais 166.5p Greenfield;
Holstein 143.5p, 141.5p, 138.5p, 135.5p, 135 Balker, 137.5p, 132.5p Mid
Bishopton. Top gross bull £1,267.28 Greenfield.
Cows per kilo – Limousin 123P
Guelt; Angus 101p Gillesbie; Simmental 97p Auchnotteroch; Holstein 91p
New Farm & Kerricks
It was the annual Christmas show and sale of lambs and a larger entry than normal was ably judged by Mr. A. Craig, c/o Ballards Butchers, Castle Douglas.
The championship was awarded to Messrs W T McMiken, Nether Ernambrie, Castle Douglas with a pen of Beltex x lambs scaling 38 kg and selling for £102 (268p) each to Galloway Quality Meats, Dumfries.
The reserve pen was Texel cross lambs shown by Gelston Castle Farms also scaling 38 kg and selling for £72 (195p) to Ballard Butchers, Castle Douglas.
Overall lambs were a good trade and averaged 129.2p a fall of 1p/kg on the week.
Standard lambs (32.1 – 39 kg) Top 268p average 128.2p
Medium lambs (39.1 – 45.5kg) Top 170p average 131.2p
Heavy lambs (45.6 – 52kg)
Top 129p average 123.8p
Super heavy lambs (52.1 & over)
Suffolk £66 Kenmuir; Charollais £57.50
Foremannoch; Greyface £52.50 Marwhirn.
Top prices ewes - Texel £70 Barr, £63.50 High Drum, £58.50 Bankswood, £52.50 Druidhall; Suffolk £69 Horseclose, £68.50 High Drum, £66.50 Horseclose, £54.50 Barr; Greyface £45.50 Backburn, £44.50 Kerricks, £43.50 Archbank, £42.50 Druidhall; North Country Cheviot £44.50 Archbank, £40 Roundfell; Cheviot Mule £43.50 Roundfell; Leicester £55.50 Midlock, £38 Hayfield.
Light ewes – Blackface £34 Druidhall, £31 Longbeoch, £29.50 Hayfield; Cheviot £26.50, £25 Glengeith.
Cast rams – Texel £55.50 North Cowshaw, £40.50 Backburn.
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