The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale
of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 23rd June 2010.
45 Prime cattle
Trade good, selling to a top of 184.5p for Limousin heifer from D & R
Cornthwaite, Balgray Hill, others 175.5p Gardrum; Charolais 183.5p Ashtree;
Simmental 172.5p Dinnans.
Top gross heifer £1094.63 Marwhirn.
Bullocks to 166.5p for British Blues from I Nelson, Outertown; Limousin
Top gross bullock £1185.83 Marwhirn.
9 Young bulls were a similar trade. Top was 142.5p
for a Charolais from T & M Irving, Becton Hall; Simmental 141.5p Nether Dargavel
Top gross bull £1083 Becton Hall.
OTM cows were a larger show and
trade remains excellent for all classes.
Top was a Charolais bull at £1281.25 (170p) from W S Tweedie & Son,
Otm steers £997.20 (138.5p) E Murray & Son, Conheath.
Top price cull cow a Charolais £1010.28 (125.5p) Drumtrodden.
Others Limousin 124.5p Dinnans; Simmental 122.5p Dinnans; Hereford 122.5p
Cows overall averaged 98.39p.
473 Prime lambs were easier on the week
selling to a top of 186p for Suffolk crosses scaling 44kg and realising £82
to R Johnstone & Son,
Butchers, Annan from Hartbush. The overall average was 168.6p a fall
of 8p on the week. Top price per head £85.50 for Suffolk x from
Cleughbrae, £82 Hartbush; Texels £79.50 Westhills, £79
North Cowshaw; Charollais £76.50 Dempsterton.
204 Cast ewes and
rams saw trade marginally easier on the week.
Heavy ewes- Halfbred £80.50 Auchengray; Suffolk £80.50 Auchengray, £79.50
Townhead; Greyface £78 Merrick, £74.50 Park; Texel £75.50
Nithside, £74.50 Townhead, £74 Westhills. Heavy ewes averaged £70.75
Light ewes – Blackface £61 Highcairn, £60.50 Farthingjames, £57.50
Nithside. Light ewes averaged £44.05.
Cast rams – Texel £101.50 Auchengray, £73.50 Highcairn;
Suffolk £79.50 Sunnyhill, £73.50 Highcairn.