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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 18th January 2012.

25 Prime Cattle – Trade steady for a mixed offering of quality Sale average 193.8p or (346.1p @ 56% D/W)
Limousin to 215.5p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 210.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to Border Meats Lockerbie
Charolais to 207.5p, 205.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna and John Scott Meats (Paisley) Ltd
British Blue to 199.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Heifer £1288.60 Marwhirn

Angus to 198.5p from E Murray & Son Conheath to C Anderson
Top Gross Bullock £1438.28 Conheath

60 OTM Cattle – Numbers short of requirements trade firmer
Per head cows
Limousin £1152.90 Balgrayhill, £1057.35 Meikleholm
Angus £1000.80 Porterstown, £986.85 Woodhall, £982.80 Bush of Craigs
Simmental £938.70 Porterstown
Holstein Friesian £1070.55, £1040.60 Baltier, £963.80 Rockhallhead, £957.70 Baltier, £950 Firthead

Per kilo cows
Limousin 189p Balgrayhill, 156p Bush of Craigs, 147p Meikleholm
Angus 139p Porterstown, 135p Meikleholm
Simmental 135p Ampherlaw, 126p Porterstown
Holstein Friesian 125p Firthead, 122p Rockhallhead, 122p, 121p, 119p Baltier

Limousin 167p Conheath
Angus 159p Porterstown

577 Prime Hoggs forward – easier on the week in keeping with the national trend. Top price per Kg was 214p for Texel Crosses from HW Sloan, Riggheads and Messrs A McCormick & Co, Barnbackle. Top price per head was £94.50 for Texel Crosses from Max Farms, Nether Laggan. Overall average 194.6p

Light Hoggs (25.5-32Kg) Top 186p ave 176.4p
Blackface £59.50 Nisbet, £51 East Polquhirter
Cross £48.50 Auchenbrack

Standard Hoggs (32.1-39Kg) Top 214p ave 200.6p
Texel £83.50 Barnbackle, £77 Riggheads, £76 East Polquhirter
Cheviot £80 Auchenage
Suffolk £76 Hartbush, £65 East Polquhirter
Lleyn £72 Laneside
Cross £70 Over Abington
Blackface £64.50 Nisbet, £60 Rigghead

Medium Hoggs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 212p ave 191.8p
Beltex £90.50 Nether Garrel
Texel £89, £86.50 Nether Garrel, £85.50 Marr, £85 Carsegowan
Cross £76.50, £70 Lawesknowe, £73.50 Glenlaugh
NCC £75 Gillesbie

Heavy Hoggs (46Kg + over)
Texel £94.50 Max Farms, £92.50 Nether Garrel, £88 Cushag
Cross £87, £84 Riggheads
Suffolk £80.50 Cushag
Leicester £80, £66.50 Barr

367 Cast Ewes & Rams – Trade for all classes easier especially heavy ewes.

Top prices
Heavy Ewes
Texel £113.50 Balgrennan, £90.50 Nether Gribton, £90 Drumburn
Beltex £100 Horseclose
Leicester £89.50, £77.50 Barr
Cross £87.50 Newbank, £86.50 Barnbackle, £84.50 Gateslack
Suffolk £86.50, £74.50 Nether Gribton
NCC £83.50 Newbank

Light Ewes
Cheviot £69.50 Cowcorse Cott, £60.50 Castle Crawford
Blackface £66.50 Marr, £66 Corsencon, £64.50 Nether Gribton
Welsh Mountain £55.50 Cowcorse Cott
Shetland £41 Cowcorse Cott

Texel £124.50 Laneside, £100.50 Gillesbie, £98.50 Carsegowan
Cheviot £93.50 Gillesbie, £81.50 Castle Crawford
Leicester £90 Nisbet
Suffolk £82.50 Carsegowan
Lleyn £83.50 Laneside
Blackface £71.50 Nisbet
Overall Heavy Ewes averaged £80.39
Overall Light Ewes averaged £52.88

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