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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 23rd September 2009.

46 Prime Cattle – Trade firm. Tighter numbers forward mainly grass fed cattle forward.

Limousin to 190p from M/S R Neill, Upper Tinwald to Border Meats Lockerbie, 182.5p, 180.5p Gardrum, Eastriggs both to Border Meats
Angus to 168.5p Kirtlebank, Rigg to J Hall & Son Butchers Kirkcudbright
Top Gross Bullock £1168 Gardrum
Limousin to 187.5p, 185.5p, 184.5p Upper Tinwald, Dumfries to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan and J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna, 180p Cleughbrae Mouswald to M/S JD Owen & Son Butchers Newton Stewart
Top Gross Heifer £975 Upper Tinwald

21 OTM Cattle – Far short of requirements
Cows Limousin to 126p Belzies, 113p Cleughbrae
Holstein to 101p Fingland
Bullocks Highland to 133p, 118p Archwood
Bulls Limousin to 103p Porterstown
Per Head Cows
Limousin to £700.60 Cleughbrae
Holstein to £686.80 Fingland
Bulls Limousin to £890.95 Porterstown

1216 Prime Lambs – a much smaller show for numbers (due to early week drop in trade and breeding sales at other centres) trade ended up dearer than expected with overall average 137.6p
Top price per head £70 for Texel Crosses from Messrs Grierson Bros, Castle Douglas.

Other prices:

Light Lambs (25.5-32Kg) Top 131p av 128.4p
Cheviot £40.50 Millriggs
Blackface £39 Grove Farms
Easy Care £36.50 East Footissat

Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 145p av 135.4p
Texel £56 Ryehill, £55.20 Eastside, £54.20 Upper Barr
Suffolk £54.20 High Cairn, £52 Millriggs
Lleyn £51.20, £49.50 Bennan
Blackface £50 Craigdarroch, £50 Netherhall, £48.50 Grove Farms
Cross £50 High Cairn, £50 Netherhall

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 145p av 138.8p
Texel £63.80 Eastside, £62.80 Carsegowan, £62.80 Barshill
Cross £62, £57.20 Guelt, £57.50, £56.80 Dalpeddar, £58.60, £55.20 Ballinnie
Suffolk £61.40 Abune the Brae, £60.80 Outertown, £60.50 Eastside

Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 141p av 133.8p
Texel £70 King Street, £66.50 Drumlanrig Park, £65.80 Foregirth
Suffolk £61.80 hayfield, £61.80 Barshill
Cross £60 Grove Farms

633 Cast Ewes & Rams forward – Trade slightly easier on the week but still very dear.

Heavy Ewes
Texel £76 Newbiggin, £74 Rashgill, £73 Eastside
Half Bred £69 Townhead
Leicester £68.50 Cairnhill
Chev Mule £64.50 Townhead
Lleyn £60.50 Townhead
Cross £59.50 Foregirth

Light Ewes
Cheviot £50.50 Round Fell
Blackface £48 Hopetoun Est, £42.50 Craigdarroch, £41.50 Drumgrange, £38.50 Newbigging

Texel £60 Liscleugh, £55.50 Bennan
Leicester £57.50 Cairnhill
Heavy Ewes averaged £52.50
Light Ewes averaged £31.42

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