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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Primestock Sale in Dumfries on Wednesday 1st August 2012.

30 Prime Cattle – Trade firm more grass fed cattle forward numbers tight. Sale average 204.5p or (365.2p at 56% D/W)

Heifers Limousin to 225.5p, 217.5p from M/S Hogg Raeburnfoot both to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 215.5p Raeburnfoot Gretna to Border Meats Lockerbie
Charolais to 219.5p Marwhirn, Moniaive to Border Meats Lockerbie, 215.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries
Top Gross Heifer £1331.93 Airdrie

Bullocks All Heavyweights
Charolais to 208.5p from D Wilson & Son Marwhirn to Scotbeef Ltd
Top Gross Bullock £1592.83 Marwhirn

43 OTM Cattle – meaty cows remain good to sell leaner types easier, middling show on offer.
Holstein Friesian to £1123.40, £1062.60, £982.90 Slacks, £981.50 Dinwoodie Green
Limousin £1134 Crossbankhead, £1077.30 Outertown
Angus £966 Bellevue

Per Kilo
Limousin 189p Crossbankhead, 189p Outertown, 140p Bellevue
Charolais 145p Marwhirn
Angus 135p Bogue, 134p Bellevue
Holstein 139p Dinwoodie Green, 137p, 135p, 132p (x2) Slacks

634 Prime Lambs followed the national trend when all types sold cheaper on the week

Standard (32.1-39Kg) Top 198p ave 190p
Texel £73.80 Niviston, £71.20 Lochmailing, £70.80 Whitecroft, £70 Clonrae
Charollais £71.50 Summerhill
Suffolk £66 Hastingshall, £63 Collochan Court
NCC £66 Collochan Court

Medium (39.1-45Kg) Top 194p ave 185p
Texel £81.20 Dempsterton & Craig House, £78 Barglachan
Suffolk £80 Lanarkland, £79.20 Longbeoch, £77 Dempsterton
Charollais £74.50 Horseholm
Half Bred £72 Marwhirn

Heavy (45.6-52Kg) Top 185p ave 180.5p
Suffolk £89.50 Swyre, £83.20 Barony
Texel £85 Craig House, £84.50 Midtown Cott, £83.80 Barony

352 Cast Ewes & Rams were also slightly easier on the week
Texel £107.50 Barnbackle, £85.50 Mardon, £84.50 Penlaw
Suffolk £80.50 Mardon
Cross £82 Barnbackle, £78.50 Horseholm, £76.50 High Garleffan
NCC £78.50 Marwhirn
Blackface £64, £55.50 Horseholm, £50.50 Barr
Cheviot £56.50 Glenjaan
Overall Light Ewe average £51.50
Overall Heavy Ewe average £74.50

corresponding week 2011 sale report

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