The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart had 876 Breeding Sheep,
702 Store Lambs and a catalogue entry of 345 Breeding Rams of all Classes
at Dumfries on Friday 4th October 2013.
A Large Crowd thronged the Market
Place and quality stock of all classes was well bid for.
Mule Ewe Lambs - £98, £92 Dalpeddar, £82 Hall of Drumpark, £80
Guelt, £79 Barsalloch, £78 Lightshaw, £77 (x2) Avisyard.
Overall average was £73.75
Mule Ewes to £61, £58
Glencrosh; Blackface Ewes to £40 Kirkconnel
Texel Ewe Lambs to £67 Farthingwell
Store Lambs – met an excellent trade and more could have been sold
to advantage. Top prices
Texel (ave £55.06) £61.50 East Arndarroch, £59 Ford, £57
Charollais (ave £61) £61 Struanlee
Mule (ave £56.60) Merkland, £50 East Arndarroch
Blackface (ave £49.26) £55.50 Hillend, £47 Laghead, £44
EasyCare (ave £54.50) £54.50 Rammerscale
Cheviot (ave £52) £52 Polquhanity
In the ram section it was
the Annual Sale of Blueface Leicester Rams and an excellent commercial
trade prevailed from start to finish.
Blueface Leicester Rams
Top price shearling was £640 from W Templeton & Son, Glenlaugh,
Auldgirth. The 50 Shearlings sold to average £451.70.
Blueface Leicester Shearling - £640, £520 (x2), £500
(x2) Glenlaugh, £580, £550, £520 Kirkton of Crawford, £600, £480
Burghhead, £580, £500, £480 Cairnhall, £520, £500(x3)
Dalpeddar, £520, £500 Barr, £580, £450 Guelt, £550, £520
Blueface Leicester Ram Lambs
Top price £460
for a Lamb by the Midlock Sire from Mrs A Bastian, Cairnhall. £460, £400, £300
Cairnhall, £400 (x2), £380, £370 Glenlaugh
and Other Breeds
The Annual Sale of Rams of all classes saw trade very good for best quality
rams, with anything of good shape, length and skin easily cashed. Plainer
sorts harder to sell but a full ring of buyers ensured most rams found
new homes, out with the Annual Sale of Blue faced Leicester’s the
sale topped at £600 for a Texel Shearling from Messrs Waugh, Mitchellslacks
and closely followed at £580 for a Texel from Boghouse, Crawfordjohn.
Suffolk Rams peached at £520 for a Shearling from Mr Statham, Laghead
follwed by £500 also for a Shearling from Messrs Martindale, Lands.
Charollais sold to £420 for Shearling from Messrs Sloan, Riggheads
whilst crossbreds Rams topped at £550 for a Texel x Beltex from
Mr Ryder, Newton Cottages.
Principal Prices as follows
Texel Shlgs - £600 Mitchellslacks, £580, £550 £520
(x2) Boghouse, £520, £500 Newmains, £480 (x2) Boghouse, £450
Newmains & Park
Texel RL - £300 Meikleholm & Woodhead, £280 (x2) Sandilands, £250
Chesterhall & Woodhead
Suffolk Shlgs - £520 Laghead, £500, £450 Land, £420
Suffolk RL - £350 Netherhall, £300 Burghhead & Prettsmill
Beltex Shlgs - £350 Black Hamilton, £280 Bridgestone
Charollais Shlgs - £420, £320 Riggheads, £250 Black Hamilton
Charollais RL - £250 (x2) Wester Parkgate
Cross Bred Shlgs - £550, £480 Newton (Tex x Belt)
Cross Bred RL - £200 Waterside (x Tex)
Border Leicester - £200 Screel
Lleyn Shlgs - £280 South Bowerhouses
Berrichon RL - £150 Newark