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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 27th November 2013.

35 Prime Cattle – Trade Firmer, better show of heifers forward.
Charolais to 260.p from A H Fisher, Merrick to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers, Annan, 249.5p Merrick, Portpatrick to Border Meats, Lockerbie.
Limousin to 252.5p Upper Tinwald, Dumfries to R Johnstone & Sons, Butchers, Annan, 245.5p Upper Tinwald, Dumfries to J Hall & Son, Kirkcudbright.
Top Gross Heifer £1466.68 Merrick.

Angus to 232.5p from D Wilson & Son Marwhirn to C Anderson.
Top Gross Bullock £1613.33 Marwhirn

5 Prime Bulls – All dairy over 16mths
Holsteinto 140.5p Conheath

82 OTM Cattle – Trade looked firmer for all classes although leaner dairy types continue to meet limited demand.

Per Head
Angus to £893.20 Newlands, £890.80 Guillyburn.
Limousin to £1050 Meikleholm, £864.50 Merick
Stabiliser to £961 South Mains
Holstein to £1120.05 Drum, £918.45 Drum, £854.90 Smallholmburn.
Charolais to £967.50 Gillesbie.

Per Kilo
Angus to 131p Newlands, 125p Guillyburn.
Limouisn to 150p Garmartin, 140p Meikleholm.
Holstein to 171p, 157p, 155p, Drum, 153p Millisle.
British Blue to 125p Tarbreoch
Stabiliser to 124p South Mains

1202 Prime Lambs & Ewes
541 Prime Lambs – Trade similar; Over 44kg harder to sell.
Sale average 171.2p

Lambs 32.1-39Kg ave 174.1pk to 188pk Gillenbie.
Texel to £70 Gillenbie, £69.50 Woodhead
Suffolk to £67 Netherbarr
Mule to £65.50 Gillenbie
Lleyn to £70, £69.50 Bennan

Lambs 39.1-45.5Kg ave 174p to 186p Woodhead
Texel to £78.50 Whitespotts, £75 Woodhead
Suffolk to £72.50 Outertown, £71 Crossbankhead
Mule to £68 Dempsterton
Berrichon to £72 Glendarroch
Lleyn £70 Laneside

Lambs 45.6-52Kg ave 148.2p to 160p Gibbonhill
Suffolk to £76.50 Gibbonhill, £74.50 Woodside
Blackface to £66 Craigdarroch

661Cast Ewes & Rams – Trade in keeping with other centres easier

Texel to £118.50 Marr, £93.50 Lockenkit
Blackface to £79.50 Glenkiln
Leicester to £93.50 Dalpeddar

Suffolk to £84.50 Meiklebob
Texel to 90.50 Nisbet
Halfbred to £70.00 Marwhirn
Mule to £72.50 Round Fell
Leicester to £71.50 Dalpeddar
N C Chev £62.50 Marwhirn
Blackface to £49.50 Kirkbog

corresponding week 2012 sale report

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