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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 1st July 2009.

46 prime cattle – trade no dearer. Quality mixed.
Bullocks – Limousin 187.5p from Messrs R Neill, Upper Tinwald to R Johnstone & Son, Butchers, Annan, 175.5p Waterside to C Anderson, 174.5p Townhead to Scotbeef Ltd. Top gross bullock £1205.83 Waterside.
Heifers – Limousin to 186.5p Cumleys to C M Kirkpatrick, 180.5p Townhead to JD Owen & Sons, Butchers, Newton Stewart, 178.5p Upper Tinwald to Border Meats, Lockerbie; British Blue 175.5p Waterside to Scotbeef; Charolais to 175.5p Skipmyre to Scotbeef. Top gross heifer £1044.58 Skipmyre.

95 OTM cattle – trade remains firm.
Cows – Charolais 136p Carnsalloch; Angus 127p, 115p Newlands; British Blue 127p Gallaberry; Simmental 125p Meikleholm; Limousin 125p St Ninians, 123p, 121p Meikleholm; Holstein 118p Guillielands, 117p Baltier, 107p Rigghead.
Bulls – Angus 119p Baltier; Shorthorn 103p Brickhouse.
Bullocks – Limousin 143p Birkshaw; Shorthorn 135p Carzield.
Per head –
British Blue £908.05 Carnsalloch; Angus £901.70 Newlands; Holstein £883.35 Baltier, £882.75 Rigghead, £872.10 Baltier; Limousin £867.15 Meikleholm, £854.10 Birkshaw; Simmental £862.50 Meikleholm.
Bulls – Angus £1100.75 Baltier.

612 prime lambs forward to the usual ringside of buyers. Following national trend lambs sold easier on the week to average 151.8p. Top price per kilo went to Texels from Lennox Plunton with top price per head being £75 for Texels from Bonshawside.
Lambs 32.1-39kg Texel £58.50 Bogue & No 3 Comlongon, £57.20 Bonshawside.
Suffolk £56 Burnside of Mabie; Greyface £55.5 Blindbush.
39.1-45.5kg Texel £74 Lennox Plunton, £67 Carsegowan, £66.80 The Lodge; Suffolks £65.20 Hartbush, £65 Carsegowan; Charollais £65.20 Riggheads, £64.50 Upper Tinwald; Beltex £62.50 Lennox Plunton; Zwartbles £60 Riggheads.
45.6-52kg Texel £75 Bonshawside, £64, £62 Midtown; Charollais £68 Riggheads.
52.1+kg Suffolk £66.5 Kilnfordcroft.

A larger show of 427 ewes and rams were forward and easily upheld recent high rates. Top price of £95.50 for Suffolk ewes from East Gallaberry, £86.5 East Gallaberry, £79.50 Auchengray; Texel £87.50 High Cairn, £86.50 Auchengray, £82 Drumcruilton; Cheviot Mule £71.50 Blackpark; Greyface £68.50 Auchencheyne & East Gallaberry, £68 Skipmyre, £67 Blackpark; Leicester £53.5 High Cairn.
Hill ewes to £50 for Blackface from High Cairn, £48.50, £47 Blindbush, £45.50 Auchencheyne & Waterside.
Rams to £86.50 for Texels from Blackpark; Berrichon £79.50 Blackpark; Suffolk £76.50 Kilnfordcroft.; Leicester £68.50 Gateslack.

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