The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale
of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 17th February
61 Prime cattle forward: butchers spec cattle easily
maintained recent rates.
Heavyweight heifers: Limousin 200p J Retson & Son, Gardrum to Border
Meats, Lockerbie; 197.5p Balgray Hill to Fraser Butchers, Stranraer,
183.5p Upper Tinwald to R Johnstone & Sons, Butchers, Annan, 181.5p
Woodfield to J Kerr & Sons, Butchers, Gretna, 177.5p Dinnans to Messrs
Lightweight heifers: 198.5p Dinnans to Frasers Butchers,
Stranraer, 196.5p Balgrayhill to Galloway Quality Meats, Dumfries, 175.5p
Dinnans to Messrs Whannell, Shotts. Top gross heifer £1110 Gardrum.
Heavyweight bullocks: Limousin
187.5p Upper Tinwald to Frasers, Stranraer; British Blue 183.5p Gardum
to Frasers, Stranraer. Top gross bullock £1181.25
23 Prime Bulls: Trade steadier mainly Dairy bred forward.
Limousin 157.5p, 155.5p Yett; British Blue 151.5p Becton Hall; Angus
142.5p Yett; Holstein Friesian 137.5pn Barwinnock, 128.5p Backburn.
Top gross bull £1030.20 Becton Hall.
62 OTM cattle: trade for all classes better
Cows - British Blue to 133p Conheath; Angus 130p Glendarroch;
Limousin 129p Conheath; Holstein Friesian 116p, 110p; Slacks.
Bullocks – British Blue 141p Conheath; Limousin 135p Conheath.
Bulls – Limousin 105p Archbank
Per head Cows – Holstein Friesian £995,50, £922.20, £798
Slacks, £762.60 Guillielands, £752 Brownrigg; Simmental £787.80
Shieldhill; Angus £780.20 Glendarroch; British Blue £764.40
Bullocks – British Blue £888.30 Conheath; Limousin £803.25
Bulls – Limousin £1128.75 Archbank.
The firm had 1434 prime hoggs and 363 cast ewes.
Prime hoggs were a better show for quality and flesh and but easier on
the week. Top price of £88.50 for North Country Cheviot hoggs
from R Hastings, West Crossleys. The overall average was 181.4p (-2p
on the week).
Light hoggs (25.5-32kg) Top 205p average 173.4p
Cheviot £59.50, £54.50 Glengeith; Suffolk £57.50 Barshill;
Texel £57.50 Arnmannoch; Blackface £55.50 Brandleys, £53.80
Beuchan, £51 Mosside, £50.50, £50 Marbrack.
Standard hoggs (32.1-39kg) Top 200p Average 182.7p
North Country Cheviot £75.80, £72.80 Isle; Texel £74.50
Woodhead, £74 Carswadda, £72 Isle; Blackfaces £71.80
Glen, £70.50, £68.20 Craigdarroch, £67 Riggheads; Greyface £71
Mosside, £70.50 Glendarroch
Medium hoggs (39.1-45kg) Top £203p average 186.8p
Texel £83.50 Marwhirn, £83, £80.50 Isle, £83
Riggheads, £79.50 Gribton; Halfbred £82.50, £81.50
Marwhirn; Beltex £82, £81 Bunton; Suffolk £81.50, £78.80
Carswadda, £79.20 West Skelston; Greyface £81.20 Mosside.
Heavy hoggs (46kg + over) Top 179p average 168.7p
North Country Cheviot £88.50 Crossleys; Suffolk £87.50, £84
Townhead, £82.80 Cumleys; Texel £86 Isle, £85.50 Nether
Gribton, £84.50 Woodhead; Zwartbles £85 Riggheads; Blackface £85
Sweetshawhead; Berrichon £80.50 Glendarroch; Charollais £80.50
Cast ewes and rams saw trade similar with quality ewes scarcer.
Heavy ewes: Texel £137.50 Maryfield, £90.50 Drumcruilton, £87.50
Dalgoner; Berrichon £100 Newark; Suffolks £98.50 Philgower;
Leicester £98.50 Dalpedder; Greyface £87.50 Newbank, £78.50
Glenlaugh, £73.50 Margaret Drive. Overall average £74.35.
Light ewes: Blackface £67 Macqueston, £63.50 Auchencheyne; £63
Nether Gribton, £62.50 Glenlaugh; Cheviot £52.50 Carswadda.
Overall average £50.04.
Rams - Suffolk £109.50 Barshill; Leicesters £100 Macqueston, £94.50
Auchenhessane; North Country Cheviot £90.50 Glenkiln; Blackface £83.50