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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 21st July 2010.

32 Prime Cattle forward with less quality about reflecting in the trade being slightly easier.

Heifers (mainly heavyweights) to 187.5p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill, Lockerbie to Border Meats Butchers Lockerbie, 176.5p Upper Brydekirk, Annan to Border Meats Butchers Lockerbie
Top Gross £985.73 Upper Brydekirk

Bullocks to 155.5p from Messrs Taylor, Edingham, Dalbeattie to AQF Farming
Top Gross Bullock £969.38

28 Prime Bulls selling to 140.5p from Messrs TB Hansell, Nether Barr, Castle Douglas to C Anderson
Top Gross £906.23 Nether Barr

47 OTM Cattle – Trade Similar
Per Kg
Simmental to 115p Gillesbie
Angus to 115p Glen Darroch, 106p Druidhall
British Blue to 113.5p Auchencrieff
Limousin to 107p, 105, 103p Grove
Holstein Friesian to 85p Midtown

Per Head
Angus £856.75 Glen Darroch
Simmental £747.50 Gillesbie
Limousin £735 Grove
Saler £722.25 Hall
Holstein Friesian £569.50 Midtown
OTM Bulls to £1113.20 Auchengruith

1321 Prime Lambs – Biggest show of the season forward. Unfortunately the scale broke down so lambs were sold with no weights as guidance. Trade for all classes were good selling to a top of £80 for Texel Crosses from Mr RW Nairn, Shieldhill, Lochmaben. Overall the average for all lambs sold was £66.10 which was similar to the last week.

Top prices
Texel Lambs £80, £78, £70.50 Shieldhill, £70.80 Carsegowan, £69.80 Shawhill, £69 Drumburn, £68.50 Meinbank, £68 Hallmyre.
Suffolk Lambs £71 Hartbush, £70 Marwhirn, £69.80 Swyre, £69.20 Hallmyre, £69.50 Abune the Brae, £68 Carsegowan, £68 Newmains
Beltex £70.50 Nether Dargavel, £64.80 Little Fenwick
Charollais X Lambs £60.20 Maryholm
Half Bred £63.40 Marwhirn

503 Cast Ewes & Rams forward, all classes easier on the week

Heavy Ewes
Suffolk £83 Shangan, £74.50 Dreva
Texel £92.50 Backburn, £79.50 Dressertland, £75.50 Shieldhill
Cross £69.50, £68.50 Swyre, £68.80 Newmains, £68.50 Backburn, £67.50 drumcork
Leicester £81.50 Dreva
NCC £67.80 Marwhirn

Light Ewes
Cheviot £66.50, £66.20 Marwhirn
Blackface £52.50, £44.50 Dreva, £48.50 Spango, £46 Margaret Drive, £45.80 Hannaston
Heavy Ewes averaged £65.01
Light Ewes averaged £36.59

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