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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 28th August 2013.

14 Prime Cattle – Far Short of buyers needs.  Trade remains firm.

Limousin to 255.5p from G Shankland, East Raffles to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 254.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 245.5p Burnside Lochmaben to Border Meats Lockerbie, 243.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to M/S Ballard Butchers Castle Douglas

Top Gross Heifer £1423.30 Burnside

Limousin to 240p from I Nelson, Outertown to C Anderson

Top Gross Bullock £1332.00 Outertown


59 OTM Cattle – Trade looked firmer for both leaner and meated cows.

Per Head

Charolais to £1343 Gairloch, £1045.25 Lochanhead

Limousin to £1125 Meikleholm

Angus to £1077.25 Upper Tinwald, £1049.45 Third

Simmental to £1036.75 West Lanegate, £1029.30 Meikleholm

Holstein Friesian to £1161, £1095.60, £1009.80 Barndennoch

Per Kilo

Charolais to 170p Gairloch

Limousin to 160p Nether Barr, 150p Meikleholm

Angus to 147p Shieldhill, 147p Upper Tinwald

Simmental to 145p West Lanegate, 141p Skipmyre

Luing to 126p Merkland

Holstein Friesian to 132p (x2), 131p, 130p Barndennoch


1139 Prime Sheep Forward

782 Prime Lambs – Trade easier on the week especially leaner lambs.  Meated lambs continued to be required.  Sale average 175.7p

25.5-32Kg ave 175p to 180p Marbrack

Texel to £57.50 Marbrack

Mule to £54 Marbrack

32.1-39Kg ave 174.1p to 200p Barony

Texel to £76 Barony, £70.50 East Kirkcarswell

Suffolk to £70 Barony

Blackface to £66 East Polquhirter

39.1-45.5Kg ave 177.4p to 190p Foregirth

Texel to £80.50 Over Abington, £80.50 East Polquhirter

Suffolk to £78.50 Palaceknowe, £74.50 Lanarkland

Berrichon to £75.50 Glendarroch

45.6-52Kg ave 166p to 170p Foregirth

Texel to £82 East Polquhirter, £80.50 Foregirth

Blackface to £68.50 Mitchellslacks


357 Cast Ewes & Rams forward Lighter Ewes slightly easier

Texel to £95 Mitchellslacks, £89.50 Waterside

Suffolk to £75.50 Low Kirkbride

Cross to £72.50 Crairiehill, £67.50 East Kirkcarsewell

NCC to £57.50 Bridgestone

Dorset £52.50 Broadlea Brae

Jacob to £53.50 Low Kirkbride

Blackface to £53.50 Marbrack, £49.50 Auchencheyne

Rams Texel £86.50 Waterside

Heavy Ewes averaged £58.20

Light Ewes averaged £41.80

corresponding week 2012 sale report

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