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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 24th February 2010.

Due to the wintry weather conditions numbers were far short of buyers' needs.

28 Prime Cattle – British Blue Bullocks from J Retson & Son Gardrum to 200.5p purchased by R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 170.5p Gardrum Eastriggs to Border Meats Lockerbie
Limousin to 168.5p Townhead Parkgate to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Bullock £1122.80 Gardrum
Limousin X 188.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to J Kerr & Sons Butchers Gretna, 185.5p Upper Tinwald, Dumfries to J Scott Meats (Paisley) Ltd, 179.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to Border Meats Lockerbie, 177.5p, 176.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to Border Meats Lockerbie, 174.5p Kenmuir Ardwall to M/S JD Owen & Son Butchers Newton Stewart
Top Gross Heifer £1044.70 Balgrayhill

63 OTM Cattle – Trade remains firm
Cows per kilo
Simmental to 137p Woodcroft
Limousin to 131p Conheath
Angus to 117p maxwellton
Charolais to 107p Greenmurse
Holstein Friesian to 105p Kirkland, 104p Isle, 103p Baltersan
Bullocks per kilo
Limousin to 140p, 139p, 138p Conheath
Cows per head
Charolais £893.45 Woodcroft
British Blue £847.70 Hillhead
Simmental £801.45 Woodcroft
Holstein Friesian to £789.60 Kirkland, £715.85 Baltersan, £707.20 Isle, £702.15 Barndennoch

903 Prime Hoggs – scarcer for numbers but trade sharper on the week selling to a top of £104.50 for Texel Crosses from W Slaven & Sons, Foregirth. Top price per Kg 214p for Texel Crosses from Mr R Robinson, Distillery House. Overall average 187.5p.
Top price
Light Hoggs (25.5-32Kg) Top 198p av 174.8p
Cheviot £57.50 Isle
Texel £63.50 Belzies, £56.20 Isle
Blackface £55.50 Riggheads, £53.50, £48.50 Midlock
Standard Hoggs (32.1-39Kg) Top 207p av 190.4p
Suffolk £74.20 Upper Longbank, £71 Blackhills, £64.50 Isle
Cheviot £78.50, £66.20 Isle
Texel £80 Torkirra, £76 Hillbank, £75.50 Corsencorn
Cross £70 Lawesknowe, £69 Corsencorn
Blackface £70.50, £69.80 Midlock, £67.50 Riggheads
Medium Hoggs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 214p av 189.1p
Suffolk £83 Blackhills
Cheviot £80 Riggheads
Texel £85.50 Distillery House, £85 Drumlanrig Mains, £84.50 Foregirth
Cross £78 Corsencorn, £73.50 Hillbank
Blackface £76.50, £76 Riggheads
Heavy Hoggs (46Kg + over) Top 218p av 178.8p
Suffolk £95.50, £91 Townhead
Texel £104.50, £94.50 Foregirth, £100 Huntingdon Rd, £95.50 Laneside
Cheviot £100 Bengal
Beltex £100 Bengal
Half Bred £95.50 Annefield
Blackface £107.50 Craigdarroch, £94, £91.50 Snar
NCC £84.50 Kingside
Cross £80.50 Foregirth

A small show of ewes 306 forward, trade considerably sharper for all classes
Heavy Ewes
Texel £127.50 Hillbank, £123.50, £115.50 Bankhead of Tinwald, £98.50, £88.50 Laneside
Charollais £118.50 Hillbank
Leicester £96.50 Ardoch
Cross £94.50 Torkirra, £87.50 Hillbank, £79.50 Steilston, £77.50 Seeside
Light Ewes
Cheviot £66.50 Torkirra
Blackface £68.50 Marbrack, £67.50 North Shortcleugh, £65 Torkirra, £64.50 Midlock
Swale £43.50 Kingside
Cast Rams
Suffolk £131.50 Hillbank
Texel £70 North Shortcleugh
Blackface £70.50 Midlock
Overall average Heavy Ewes £87.76
Overall average Light Ewes £55.38

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