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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 4th September 2013.

49 Prime Cattle – Trade firm more grass fed cattle forward
Limousin to 250.5p from J & N Beattie Woodfield to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 246.5p Gardrum, Eastriggs to R Johnstone & Sons, Butchers Annan. Charolais to 249.5p Broomhill Bank Lockerbie to Border Meats Lockerbie, 241.5p Dalmakethar, Lockerbie to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas
Top Gross Heifer £1534.43 Broomhill Bank

Limousin to 230.5p Birkshaw Auldgirth to C Anderson
Top Gross Bullock £1486.28 Marwhirn

10 Prime Bulls – Trade Bouyant
Simmental to 219.5p, 209.5p Newbie Mains
Holstein to 165.5p Conheath
Top Gross Bull £1437.73 Newbie Mains

63 OTM Cattle – Trade steadier, more leaner dairy bred cows forward, beef cows met brisk trading

Per Head
Angus to £1271.70 Hardlawbank
Charolais to £1128 Rigghead
Simmental to £1029 Grove
Limousin to £1017.45 Meikleholm
Luing to £1008.25 Merkland
Holstein to £1014 Rue

Per Kilo
Simmental to 179pSpringfield
Angus to 162p Hardlawbank
Limousin to 155p Grove
Hereford to 143p Woodcroft
Holstein to 149p Meldrum, 146p Boreland, 130p Rue

1616 Prime Lambs and Cast Ewes
1018 Prime Lambs – Trade in keeping with other centres was steadier to average 171.2p. Please Note Fitter Lambs are required by all buyers

32.1-39Kg averaging 169.4p to 192p Eastside
Texel to £75 Eastside, £70 St Ringans, £70 Over Abington

39.1-45.5Kg averaging 172.2p to 194p Eastside
Texel to £77.50 Eastside, £77 East Polquhirter, £77 St Ringans, £76.50 Carswadda
Suffolk to £76 Longbeoch, £75.50 Clydeside

45.6-52Kg averaging 168.2p to 194p Nether Dargavel
Beltex to £97 Nether Dargavel
Texel to £77.50 Ballinnie, £76.50 Hightownhead
Suffolk to £74.50 Swyre

Larger Show of 598 Cast Ewes & Rams with a larger ringside of buyers, More Ewes are required to meet ever increasing demand.

Top prices
Texel to £90.50 Nether Dargavel, £78.50 East Polquhirter
Suffolk to £74.50 Druidhall
Leicester to £70.50 Fardingjames
Mule to £64.50 Hayfield, £64.50 East Polquhirter, £64.50 East Arndarroch
Cheviot to £54.50 East Arndarroch
Blackface £53.50 East Polquhirter
Lleyn to £51.50 Nether Cargen
Heavy ewe average £63.50
Light Ewe average £38.02

corresponding week 2012 sale report

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