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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 22nd May 2013.

43 Prime Cattle – Trade remains firm.
British Blue to 256.5p from J Retson & Son, Gardrum to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan.
Limousin to 250.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 245.5p Gardrum Eastriggs to Border Meats Lockerbie, 244.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to M/S Mogerley Butchers Dumfries, 243.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Heifer £1442.18 Marwhirn

Limousin to 248.5p, 246.5p from D & E Lockhart, Fauldingcleugh to C Anderson and Border Meats
Top Gross Bullock £1639.10 Marwhirn

80 OTM Cattle – Trade looked easier more feeding cows forward. Cows to £1630.20 (centre record) for an Angus x Cow from Drumbuie Sanquhar

Prices Per Head
Angus to £1168.65 Corbelly Hill, £1184.20 Glencaple
Shorthorn to £1188 Tower
Charolais to £1230.80 Gairloch
Galloway to £1141 Low Kirkbride, £1120.05 Over Abington
Stabiliser to £925 South Mains
Holstein Friesian to £1208.35 Barndennoch, £1162.20 Slacks, £1128 Drum

Per Kilo
Stabiliser to 185p South Mains
Charolais to 181p Gairloch, 177p Marwhirn
Angus to 176p Corbelly Hill, 171p Over Abington
British Blue to 175p Barr
Simmental to 153p Third, 153p Barr
Galloway to 163p Low Kirkbride
Holstein Friesian to 156p Slacks, £154p Kirkland, 145p Guillielands, 145p Slacks

486 Prime Sheep Forward

66 Prime Lambs – Plenty of trade for all weights to average 265p
Per Head
Texel to £126.50 North Cowshaw, £125.50 Cleughbrae, £122 Newmains
Suffolk to £122.50 Cleughbrae, £119.50 Newmains, £119.50 Cleughbrae

Per Kilo
Texel to 299p Cleughbrae
Suffolk to 283p Cleughbrae

242 Prime Hoggs – Very mixy offering to average 178p
Per Head
Texel to £107.50 Auchengray
Cheviot to £100.50 Chanlockfoot
Suffolk to £100.50 Lanarkland
Mule to £100 Nether Gribton

Per Kilo
Texel to 212p Auchengray
Suffolk to 205p Lanarkland
Cheviot to 204p Carruchan
Blackface to 190p Brandleys

A smaller show of 178 Cast Ewes & Rams sold well to very high rates with all classes slightly dearer on the week selling to a top of £107.50 for a Texel Ram from West Skelston

Top Prices
Suffolk £105.50 Cumleys, £104.50 Newmains
Texel £90.50 Farhills, £84.50 Lanarkland & West Skelston
Half Bred to £95.50 Glendarroch
Mule £78.50 West Skelston, £76.50 Nether Gribton

Texel £107.50 West Skelston
Zwartble £90.50 Riggheads
Overall Heavy Ewe average £78.40
Overall Light Ewe average £39.22

corresponding week 2012 sale report

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