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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 18th September 2013.

47 Prime Cattle – Trade for best sort’s bouyant, more grass fed cattle forward.

Limousin to 261.5p from M/S R Neill, Upper Tinwald to M/S Whannel Shotts, 256.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to Border Meats Lockerbie, 247.5p Waterside Haugh of Urr to Border Meats Lockerbie

Top Gross Heifer £1522.88 Upper Tinwald

Limousin to 251.5p from J & L Craik Waterside to C Anderson, 250.5p Fauldingcleugh, Kirkpatrick Fleming to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan. British Blue to 243.5p Kenmuir Ardwall to M/S Whannel Shotts

Top Gross Bullock £1622.18 Waterside

40 OTM Cattle – Trade steady more leaner cows forward
Per Head Limousin to £1352 Birkshaw, £1024 Nether Barr
Angus to £964.80 Newlands, £952 Guillyburn
Holstein to £1058.40 Newhouse
Per Kilo Limousin to 160p, 150p Nether Barr
Angus to 140p Ballinnie, 138p Newlands
Holstein to 126p Newhouse, 115p Newbie Mains

1425 Prime Sheep

727 Prime Lambs – Trade sharper and short of requirements, Sale average 167.3p

Lambs 32.1-39Kg ave 166.6p to 192p Dollard
Suffolk to £66 Martingirth, £64.50 Shawhill
Texel to £69 Dollard
Mule to £64.50 Dollard, £60.50 Roughside
Lambs 39.1 – 45.5Kg ave 167.7p to 196p Hall
Texel to £76.50 East Polquhirter, £76 Eastside
Suffolk to £75.50 New Cample, £74 Outertown
Mule to £75 Hall, £70 Guelt
Lambs 45.6-52Kg ave 156.4p to 165p Eastside

Large show of 698 Cast Ewes & Rams forward – a much better show of ewes were forward with all ewes looking dearer than other local centres.

Top Prices
Texel £91.50 Palaceknowe, £84.50 Craigieland
Suffolk £75.50 Palaceknowe
Mule £63.50 Barshill, £60.50 Eastside
NCC £61.50, £52.50 Capelfoot
Lleyn £44.50, £43.50 Bennan
Blackface £41.50 East Polquhirter, £38.50 Guelt

Overall average Heavy Ewes £61.20

Overall average Light Ewes £34.33

corresponding week 2012 sale report

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