The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale
of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 5th June 2013.
20 Prime Cattle – Trade firm. Numbers short of buyers needs.
Heifers. Limousin to 248.5p/k from R Neill, Upper Tinwald to Border Meats,
British Blue to 245.5p/k Gardrum, Eastriggs to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers,
Top Gross Heifers £1428.88 Upper Tinwald.
Bullocks. Angus to 236.5p/k from D Wilson & Son, Marwhirn to C Anderson.
Top gross bullock £1705.55 Marwhirn.
47 OTM Cattle – Trade continues to please for all classes.
Limousin to £1293.75 Archwood
Angus to £1133.15 Laghead
Simmental to £1111.25
Holstein Friesian to £1185.75 Park
Limousin to 207p Archwood, 175p Blairshinnoch
Simmental to 175p Marwhirn, 164p Gillesbie
Angus to 183p Gillesbie, 177p Fingland
Hereford to 164p Gillesbie, 159 Woodcroft.
Holstein Friesian to 153 Park
416 Prime sheep forward
105 Spring Lambs forward – Best quality lambs met brisk trade to
average 245.8p/k T Texels to 267p/k Drumburn and £117.50 Dempsterton.
Suffolk Crosses to 257p/k Dempsterton and £110.50 North Cowshaw.
Charollais to 262 p/k Riggheads and £108.50 Rigghead.
133 Prime Hoggs – Mixed offering to average 166p/k
Texel to 196p/k Archwood and £100.50 Philgowan
Suffolk to 182p/k Lanarkland and £100 Lanarkland
178 Cast Ewes & Rams
A good show which sold to a similar
trade, more ewes required to satisfy growing demand.
Texel £106.50 Corsencon.
Blackface £82.50 Hall Farm.
Texel £94.50 & £88.50 Bridgestone, £93.50 Rashgill
Berrichon £87.50 Maryfield
Mule £84.50 & £77.50 Ryecroft, £76.50 Kirkland, £76.50
Kirkland, £75.50 Sunnyhill.
Cheviot Mule £72.50 Springfield.
North Country Cheviot £74.50 Archwood, £73.50 Auchenhill.
Zwartble £73.50 Easthill Cottage
Blackface £55.50 Grennan
Overall Heavy Ewes averaged £68.40
Overall Light Ewes averaged £45.20
corresponding week 2012 sale report