Do you want to know what's going on in Dumfries and Galloway?

Join over 18,000 subscribers for your FREE weekly update

Don’t worry we won’t fill your inbox up or share your email address with anyone. GDPR Compliant

Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday.

18 Prime Cattle – Far short of requirements. Trade firm
Limousin Heifers to 237.5p from F & J Connon, Pumplaburn to S Ramsay, Kelso. Charolais to 230.5p from Pumplaburn, Wamphray to B Taylor Butchers Lockerbie
Bullocks Limousin to 225.5p from S Ewart & Son, Belridding to B Taylor Butchers Lockerbie.
103 OTM Cattle – Trade sharper for all classes. Larger ringside of buyers in attendance.

Per Head
Angus to £1013.80, £988 Dalswinton, £979.20 Kirkhill of Dalton, £924.75 Gillenbie
Holstein Friesian to £989.75 Lakehead, £949.85 Drum, £948.60 Townhead, £944.70 Smallholmburn, £870.10 Mouswald Banks, £869 Slacks
Limousin to £957.60 Barnbackle, £930.60 Gairloch
Simmental to £957 Lochbank
Shorthorn to £941.70 Dalswinton
Galloway to £863.60 Kirkhill of Dalton
British Blue to £856.80 Mouswald Banks
Per Kilo
Holstein Friesian to 157p Drum, 153p Townhead, 141p Smallholmburn,127p Barndennoch, 113p Mouswald Banks, 110p Slacks
Shorthorn to 146p, 127p Dalswinton
Simmental to 145p Lochbank
Angus to 144p, 137p, 130p Kirkhill of Dalton, 135p Gillenbie
Limousin to 141p Gairloch, 133p Barnbackle
Galloway to 127p Kirkhill of Dalton
Saler to 127p Porterstown
British Blue to 119p Mouswald Banks

1509 Prime Sheep

1194 Prime Lambs – Lambs up to 44Kg easily sold. Heavy weights harder work. Sale average 181.6p

Lambs 25.5-32Kg ave 179p to 202p Barshill
Texel to £60 Maryfield
Mule to £57 Glencrosh
Blackface to £50.50 Sweetshawhead

Lambs 32.1-39Kg ave 180.2p to 197p Barony

Beltex to £74.80 Barony
NCC to £74 Gillesbie
Suffolk to £73.50 Barshill, £70 Springfield Hill, £70 Shangan
Texel to £71.50 Nether Cargen, £71 Steilston, £70 Springfield Hill
Blackface to £70 East Polquhirter, £69.50 Craighead
Mule to £64 Glencrosh
Lambs 39.1-45Kg ave 182.3p to 205p Backburn
Texel to £80.80 Old Mosside, £80.80 Lanarkland, £80.20 East Polquhirter, £80 Barshill
Suffolk to £78.80 Outertown, £78 Shangan, £77.50 Lanarkland
Beltex to £77.80 Barony
Blackface to £72 Sweetshawhead

Lambs 45.6-52Kg ave 164p to 174p Outertown

Texel to £83 Gillesbie, £82.50 Kirkbride, £81.80 East Polquhirter, £81.50 Old Mosside, £80.50 Powhillon
Suffolk to £82 Outertown, £81.50 Riggheads, £81.20 Kirkbride, £80.20 Rigghaeds, £80 East Polquhirter
Lambs 52.1Kg +
Texel to £83 (x2) Gillesbie, £80 Cowans

315 Cast Ewes & Rams forward – Ewes again met a flying trade with supply to short for demand and more numbers required. Top price to £127 for Texel Tup from T Marshall & Sons, Barshill Farm. Leicester Tup sodl to £100 sold by J Wight & Sons, Midlock. Texel Ewes topped at £105 from T Marshall & Sons, Barshill Farm. NCC to £91 Dalhanna Farming and Mule Ewes selling to £87 firstly from T Marshall & Sons, barshill then sold by D Sloan, Backburn.

Heavy Ewes averaged £75.81

Texel to £105, £93 Barshill, £104 Backburn, £86 Kenmure
NCC to £91, £78 Dalhanna, £82 Nether Cargen
Suffolk to £88 Kenmure
Mule to £87 Barshill, £87 Backburn, £82 Dalhanna, £81 Nether Cargen
Beltex to £79 Blowplain

Light Ewes averaged £54.38

Blackface to £78 Steilston, £72 Upper Barr, £71, £62 Kenmure, £64, £63 Lawesknowe
Rams averaged £84.69
Texel to £127 Barshill
Leicester to £100 Midlock
Suffolk to £91 Marwhirn

Latest Articles