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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Primestock Sale in Dumfries on Wednesday 8th August 2012.

33 Prime Cattle – Plainer show on offer, more grass fed cattle forward
Sale average 201.8p or (360.4p at 56% D/W)

Bullocks Charolais to 215.5p from A & B Hannah, Myroch to Border Meats Lockerbie. Limousin to 212.5p Waterside, Haugh of Urr to C Anderson
Top Gross Bullock £1372.23 Myroch

Heifers Limousin to 209.5p from Airdrie Farm to Border Meats Lockerbie. Charolais to 206.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to J Scott Meats (Paisley) Ltd
Top Gross Heifer £1321.60 Upper Tinwald
10 Prime Bulls – all Dairy Bred Trade steadier
Holstein Friesian to 151.5p Barnbarroch

64 OTM Cattle – Trade for fleshed cows remains firm leaner types easier
Cows Limousin £1344.35 Waterside, £1239.75 Blairshinnoch
Angus £1102.60 Rigghead, £1009.80 Meikle Barncleugh
Holstein £1001 Rigghead, £933.80, £921.30 Ingleston, £910.80 Kerricks, £903 Lakehead

Per kilo
Limousin 167p, 161p, 158p Waterside
Angus 153p Meikle Barncleugh, £149p Tinwald Shaws
Holstein 138p Kerricks, 129p, 127p (x2) Lakehead, £128 Inglestonford

551 Prime Lambs – The sudden spell of dry weather nationwide has meant farmers are attending to land work this causing a shortage of numbers through the ring. This has caused the price to rocket and the day’s average of 191.4p. Top price of 200p paid for Beltex X Lambs from Messrs Austin Hoggan, Maryholm. Top price per head was £87 for Texel Crosses from Messrs TR & S Hyslop, West Lanegate.

Top prices
Standard lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 197p ave 191.2p
Texel £76.80 Over Abington, £76.20 High Cairn, £76, £74 Gillesbie
Cross £70 Ballinnie

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 200p ave 192.1p
Suffolk £85 Lanarkland, £83.80, £81.80 Barbuie, £79.40, £78.50 The Ford
Texel £87 West Lanegate, £85 Lawesknowe, £84.50 Lanarkland, £84 Rashgill
Charollais £80, £76.80 Maryholm
Beltex £80 Maryholm
Cross £76 High Cairn, £74.20 Dornal

Heavy Lambs Texel £80 Bankhead of Tinwald

247 Cast Ewes were slightly easier, over fat ewes are still harder to cash.
Texel £97.50 Martingirth, £96.50 Nether Gribton, £94.50 Lammonbie Mill, £90 Over Abington
Cross £79.50 Nether Gribton, £77.50, £76.50 Martingirth, £76.50 Struanlee
Lleyn £78.50 Laneside
Suffolk £76.50 Nether Gribton
Charollais £71.50 Maryholm
Blackface £68 Ballinnie, £60 High Cairn, £59.50 Dornal
Overall Heavy Ewe average £78.50
Overall Light Ewe average £56.50

corresponding week 2011 sale report

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