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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Primestock Sale in Dumfries on Wednesday 29th February 2012.

25 Prime Cattle forward – Quality plainer, still a good trade
Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 223.5p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 210.5p from J Retson & Son, Gardrum, Eastriggs to Border Meats Lockerbie, 205.5p from Balgrayhill Lockerbie to J Kerr & Sons Butchers Gretna. British Blue to 213.5p from Gardrum Eastriggs to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas.

Heavy weight Heifers Charolais to 203.5p (x2) from D Wilson, Marwhirn to C Anderson and Scotbeef.
Top Gross Heifer £1302.40 Marwhirn

Bullocks Charolais to 207.5p from D Wilson, Marwhirn to C Anderson
Top Gross Bullock £1348.75 Marwhirn

60 OTM Cattle – quality cows sharper, plainer cows slightly easier
Per head cows
Limousin £1147, £1064.55, £1022 Meikleholm
Friesian £1102.95, £998.20 Guillyhill, £1020 Baltier, £953.25 Conheath
Charolais £1015.30 Lochanhead
Angus £958.50 Meikleholm
Luing £946.15 Chanlockfoot

Per Kg Cows
British Blue 150p Lochmailing, 125p Sunnyhill
Limousin 148p, 146p, 141p, 132p Meikleholm, 144p Kenmuir
Charolais 143p Lochanhead, 141p Lochmailing
Angus 142p Meikleholm
Friesian 129p, 124 (x2) Guillyhill, 124p Castle, 124p Baltier
OTM Steer 167p Castle

815 Prime Hoggs – All classes sharper on the week with well bred well finished Blackface Hoggs from Craigdarroch and The Glen selling particularly well. Top price per Kg was 228p for Texel Crosses from Messrs GA & M Marshall, Cocklicks. Top price per head was £95.50 from DG Greenshields, South Mains. Overall average 203.5p.

Top prices
Standard Hoggs (32.1-39Kg) Top 228p ave 202.2p
Charollais £89 Cocklicks
Texel £82.50 Maryfield, £78, £71.50 (x2) Woodhead
Blackface £80.50, £77.50 Craigdarroch, £79 Glen, £74 Nether Garrel
Half Bred £74 Marwhirn
NCC £85.20 Auchencrieff, £74 Archwood

Medium Hoggs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 221p ave 205.1p
Texel £93.80 Little Culmain, £93 East Raffles, £90.50 Ryehill
Suffolk £85.50 Nether Garrel, £82.50 Eastside
Charollais £84 Cocklicks
Half Bred £82.50 Marwhirn
Cross £82.50 South Mains, £76.50 Riggheads
Blackface £88.80, £84.50 Craigdarroch, £84 Glen
Lleyn £85.50 Laneside

Heavy Hoggs (46Kg + over) Top 199p ave 186p
Suffolk £93, £91.80 West Skelston, £85 Bankswood
Texel £95 Woodhouse Bungalow, £89 Bankswood, £88 W Challoch
Cross £95.50 South Mains, £85 Woodhouse Bungalow
NCC £93.50 Auchencrieff
Charollais £92.50 Riggheads, £85.50 Loaning Foot
Leicester £83.50 Foregirth

A Better show of 416 Cast Ewes & Rams forward all classes dearer on the week. Heavy Ewes commanding record rates.

Suffolk £133.50 Sunnyhill, £125.50 Woodhouse
Texel £133.50 Midlock, £127.50 Nether Keir, £125.50 Eastside, £122.50 Bankswood
Charollais £127.50 Nether Keir, £117.50 Loaningfoot
Cross £97 Little Culmain, £96.50 Glendarroch, Nether Keir, Eastside
Cheviot £93.50 Auchenage, £90.50 Capelfoot
Blackface £78.50 Gateslack, £76.50, £74.50 South Mains, £72.50 Drumgrange

Texel £119.50 Marwhirn, £108.50 Beckfoot
Suffolk £84.50 Beckfoot
Heavy Ewe average £96.42
Light Ewe average £64.20

corresponding week 2011 sale report

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