The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held
their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday
4th March 2009.
71 prime cattle – trade
Heavyweight heifers – Limousin to 184.5p, 180.5p from D & R
Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to Border Meats, Lockerbie & R Johnstone & Son,
Butchers, Annan, 180.5p Dinnans to Galloway Quailty Meats, Dumfries,
174.5p (2) Dinnans to JD Owen & Son, Butchers, Newton Stewart & Border
Lightweight heifers – Limousin to 182.5p Woodfield, Eastriggs
to J Kerr & Son, Butchers, Gretna, 182.5p Balgrayhill to Border Meats,
180.5p Backburn to R Johnstone & Sons, Butchers, Annan, 180p Dinnans
to The Nith Hotel, Glencaple; Charolais to 176.5p Newmains to Messrs Bosomworth,
Paisley, 170.5p Outertown to J Scott & Sons (Paisley) Ltd. Top gross
heifer £1023.98 Balgrayhill.
Bullocks – Limousin to 175.5p AJ
Forsyth & Co., Mid Bishopton
to Cleveland Meat Co, Stockton on Tees, 174.5p, 173.5p Outertown to Border
Meats, Lockerbie & Bowland Foods, Preston, 171.5p Waterside, Castle
Douglas to C Anderson, 171.5p Crossbankhead to Border Meats. Top gross
bullock £1,132.20 Waterside.
17 Prime bulls – Quality poorer. Devon 144.5p Upper Portrack; Angus
143.5p Mid Bishopton; British Blue 143.5p Barwhinnock; Holstein Friesian
140.5p Barwhinnock. Top gross bull £1051.05 Parkneuk.
57 OTM cattle – trade good. Well fed cows keenly
sought. Feeding cows met keen competition selling to £1,653.90
Cows per kilo – Charolais 149p Newmains; Limousin
140p St. Ninians, 129 Caravel; Devon 127p Cumleys, 123p Barnton; Angus
119 St Ninians, 115p Cumleys; Shorthorn 111p Brickhouse; Holstein Friesian
106p Midtown, 105p Lagganlees.
Bulls per kilo – Charolais 111p Newmains; Galloway 100p Camphill.
Bullocks – Limousin 137p Carnavel.
Cows per head – Charolais £1653.90
Newmains; Devon £1107
Barnton; Holstein £1012.30 Midtown, £777.65 Burnside, £727.50
Lagganlees; Limousin £901.70 Cumleys, £875.75 Dinnans; Angus £753.25
Bulls – Charolais to £1154.40 Newmains.
The firm had forward 1436 prime hoggs. Trade was firm on the week and
Top price was 211p or £84.50 for 40kg Beltex hoggs from Ian Carlisle,
Nether Dargavel. Top price per head was £91.50 for 54kg Suffolks
from J Muir & Son, Cleughbrae. The overall average was 173.4p a rise
of 8p on the week.
Light hoggs (25.5-32kilo) Top 172p average 164.3p
Cheviot £55 Barndennoch; Greyface £49.50 Ardoch; Blackface £47
Burnside, £45.50 Beuchan.
Standard hoggs (32.1-39kilo) Top 191p
Blackface £72.50 Riggheads, £68.50 Craigdarroch; Texels £69.50
Little Fenwick, £60.50 Outertown; Greyfaces £67.50 Barndannoch, £67
Lochmailing, £59.50 Porterstown, £58.50 Fraserford Farm;
Riggheads; Cheviots £57, £56.50 Riggheads; Dorset £55
Medium hoggs (39.1-45.5kg) Top 211p average 178.4p
Beltex £84.50, £83 Nether Dargavel; Texel £79.50 Lanarkland, £79, £78.50
Little Culloch; Suffolks £79.20 Lanarkland, £78.80 Little
Culloch; North Country Cheviot £78.20 Cleughbrae, £78 Auchencrieff & Riggheads;
Cheviot £77 Riggheads; Halfbreds £77 Marwhirn, £70
Netherhill; Blackface £74 Craigdarroch, £68.50 Meikleholm, £65.50
Craigdarroch; Zwartbles £75.50 Riggheads; Greyface £69 Barndennoch.
hoggs (46kg+) Top 174p average 168.2p
Suffolk £91.50 Cleughbrae, £81.50, £80 Upper Longbank;
Texel £86 Woodhead, £85.50 Lochmailing; North Country Cheviot £83.50
Auchcrieff; Blackfaces £79.50 Craigdarroch; Halfbreds £83 Marwhirn;
Greyfaces £78.50 Little Fenwick, £64 Netherhill; Zwartbles £70
407 cast ewes and rams sold and were dearer than ever and short of buyers
requirements. Heavy ewes averaged £58.18, light ewes £37.04
(no change on the week).
Top prices: Heavy ewes: Texel £97.50 Backburn, £80
Marchbank; £76.50 Hartwood; Greyfaces £89.50 North Cowshaw, £79
Midtown, £73.50 Innerfield, £72.50 Backburn; Leicesters £86.50
Druidhall; Kerry £51 Little Fenwick.
Light ewes: Blackface £49.50 Druidhall, £47.50 Maxwelltown, £45.50
Kilmichael, £44.50 Gateslack; Swaledale £46.80 Wynholm.
rams: Texel £70 Barvennan, £69.50 Shieldhill; Suffolk £66.50
Netherhill; Blackface £49.50 Knocksheen; Leicesters £50.50