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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 21st August 2013.

38 Prime Cattle – Quality cattle met a brisk demand. More secondary types are also required.
Limousin to 255.5p from R Neill, Upper Tinwald to M/S Whannel, Shotts, 254.5p Pumplaburn, Wamphray to Border Meats Lockerbie, 251.5p Pumplaburn, Wamphray to M/S Mogerley Butchers Dumfries, 250.5p Gardrum Eastriggs to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan. British Blue to 250.5p Pumplaburn Wamphray to Border Meats Lockerbie.
Top Gross Heifers £1571.88 Pumplaburn

Limousin to 250.5p from D & E Lockhart, Fauldingcleugh to Border Meats Lockerbie, 249.5p Fauldingcleugh, Kirkpatrick Fleming to M/S Ballard Butchers Castle Douglas, 249.5p Fauldingcleugh, Kirkpatrick Fleming to M/S Grierson Butchers Castle Douglas
Top Gross Bullock £1485.28 Fauldingcleugh

51 OTM Cattle All classes looked firmer
Per Head
Limousin to £1302 Nether Barr, £1263.85 Laneside
Blonde to £1088.55 Castle Fairn
Angus to £1072.50, £1040 Meikleholm
British Blue to £1034.90 Leithenhall
Holstein to £945.20 Beastockrigg, £925.65 Smallholmburn

Per Kilo
Charolais to 177p
Limousin to 164p Bush of Craigs, 157p Laneside
Angus to 160p, 150p Meikleholm
Simmental to 147p Leithenhall
Holstein Friesian to 136p Beastockrigg, 121p Smallholmburn

1715 Prime Lambs and Cast Ewes forward
1165 Prime Lambs: The Trade requires well fleshed lambs which were well bid for whilst leaner lambs met a more hesitant demand. Sale average 184.1p

Lambs 32.1-39Kg ave 183.1p to 208p Hillhead
Texel to £73.50 Carswadda, £72 Third
Beltex to £73 Hillhead
Suffolk to £69 Maryfield, £68 Dabbins

Lambs 39.1-45.5Kg ave 185p to 218p Hillhead
Beltex to £87.50 Hillhead
Texel to £84 Shangan, £82 Dalhanna
Suffolk to £82.50 Cushag, £82 The Bush
Mule to £75 Dalpeddar, £73 Shangan

Lambs 45.6-52Kg ave 178.1p to 183p Glendarroch
Texel to £84.50 Blackpark, £80 Nether Laggan
Suffolk to £82.50 North Cowshaw

550 Cast Ewes & Rams – More leaner ewes forward. Trade steady
Texel to £118.50 Nether Laggan
Leicester to £94.50 Dalpeddar
Zwartble to £100.50 Glendarroch

Texel to £84.50 Nether Laggan
Suffolk to £72.50 Dabbins
Mule to £68.50 Meikleholm
Chev Mule to £63.50 Niviston
Half Bred to £53.50 Cushag
NCC to £58.50 Gillesbie
Cheviot to £43.50 Auchencheyne
Blackface to £47.50 (x2) Dalpeddar, £45.50 Leithenhall, £45.50 Shangan

Heavy Ewe average £60.57
Light Ewe average £33.75

corresponding week 2012 sale report

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