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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Primestock Sale in Dumfries on Wednesday 3rd October 2012.

34 Prime Cattle – A plainer offering forward. Trade remains firm Sale average 203.7p or (363.8p @ 56%)
Bullocks Limousin to 222.5p from D & E Lockhart, Faulding Cleugh to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries, 219.5p, 217.5p Fauldingcleugh Kirkpatrick Fleming to Border Mats Lockerbie
Charolais to 212.5p Myroch, Port Logan to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Bullock £1313.28 Myroch

Heifers Limousin to 210p from AS McGimpsey, Thorns to JD Owen & Son Butchers Newton Stewart
Charolais to 210p Thorns Annan to PR Duff & Son Wishaw
Top Gross Heifer £1213.88 Thorns

50 OTM Cattle – more required to fulfil increased buyers orders. Trade for fleshed cows good whilst weathered sorts met a more hesitant demand.
Per Head Cows
British Blue £1184 Tregallon
Angus £1099.80 Hardlawbank, £1091.15 Newland
Limousin £1047.75 Tregallon, £975 Leathorn
Holstein £937.50 Kerricks, £915.60 Brownfield

Per kilo Cows
British Blue 148p Tregallon
Limousin 143p, 135p Upper Tinwald
Angus 141p Hardlawbank, 139p Newlands
Holstein 131p, 125p Kerricks

Smaller show of 899 Lambs forward following the national trend to be cheaper on the week. The best fleshed lambs are still easy sold. Overall sale average 156p

Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) ave 151p
Beltex £68 Nether Garrel
Texel £65.50 Over Abington, £62 Margaret Drive
Suffolk £60.50 Nether Barr, £57 Margaret Drive, 55 Ewanston
Lleyn £58 Laneside
Cheviot £55 Furmiston
Mule £50 Nethertown & Auchenhessnane

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 177p ave 159p
Texel £75 East Polquhirter, £71 Powhillon
Beltex £72.50 Netherton
Suffolk £69.80 Nether Barr, £69.50 Longbeoch
Mule £67 Guelt, £62 Dalpeddar
Half-Bred £65 Glenjaan

Heavy Lambs (45Kg + over) Top 159p ave 154p
Suffolk £77.80 Longbeoch
Texel £72.80 Sandilands

420 Cast Ewes & Rams forward lighter plainer ewes proved difficult to cash whilst better fleshed ewes sharper on the week
Texel £88.50, £75.50 Nether Garrel, £77.50 Belridding, £75.50 Hillhead
Suffolk £78.50 Hillhead
Charollais £70.50 Innerfield
Mule £70 East Polquhirter, £62.50 Innerfield & South Mains
NCC £64.50 Belridding
Blackface £47.50 Longbeoch & Upper Barr, £46.50 Craiglearen

Leicester £95.50 Cairnhall
Blackface £52.50 Glenjaan
Overall Heavy Ewe average £56
Overall Light Ewe average £32.50

corresponding week 2011 sale report

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