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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 25th January 2012.

36 Prime Cattle – Numbers in short supply, Trade sharper on week
Sale average 204.1p or (364.4 D/W @ 56%)

Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 220.5p from J & N Beattie, Woodfield to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 215.5p Balgrayhill, Lockerbie to Border Meats Lockerbie, 211.5p Balgrayhill, Lockerbie to Balgrayhill, Lockerbie to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer, 211.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to J Kerr & Son, butchers Gretna, 205.5p Bridgehouse Whithorn to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas

Heavyweight Heifer
Limousin to 212.5 from D & R Cornthwaite Balgrayhill to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer, 208.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to M/S JD Owen & Son Butchers Newton Stewart, 205.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to Border Meats Lockerbie
Charolais to 207.5p, 205.5p Meikle Larbrax Leswalt both to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Heifer £1275.00 Balgrayhill

15 Prime Bulls – Trade firmer all dairy bred
Holstein Friesian to 164.5p Kirktonfield, 162.5p Whins

66 OTM Cattle forward
Charolais £1306.15 Bridgehouse
Limousin £1288.85, £1108.25 Stormont, £966 Meikle Larbrax
British Blue £1252.50, £948.15 Stormont
Angus £1064 Raeburnhead, £917.70 Porterstown
Holstein Friesian £1054 Lagganlees, £1043.20 Ingleston, £1002.15 Baltier, £941.10 Brownfield
Brown Swiss £932.20 beyond the Burn
Bull Charolais £1420 Clonrae

Per kilo cows
Charolais 173p Bridgehouse, 131p Lochmailing
Limousin 173p, 155p Stormont, 144p, 140p Meikle Larbrax
British Blue 150p Stormont, 133p Meikle Larbrax
Angus 138p Porterstown, 134p Tregallon, 133p (x2) Raeburnhead
Holstein Friesian 131p Balker, 128p Ingleston, 128p Guillielands, 124p Lagganlees, 124p (x2) Ingleston
Ayrshire 125p Brownfield
Brown Swiss 118p Beyond the Burn
Bull Charolais 142p Clonrae

811 Prime Hoggs – Trade firmer for quality sorts selling to a top of 220p for Cheviot X Hoggs from Mr DA Wilson, Belzies, Lochmaben. Top price per head was £96.50 for Texel X from J & A Jamieson & Son, Upper Locharwoods. Overall average 201.4p

Light Hoggs (25.5-32Kg) Top 202p ave 191.2p
Texel £62.50 Upper Locharwoods
Blackface £60.50 Brandleys, £59.20, £59 Drumgrange
Swale £46 Barr

Standard Hoggs (32.1-39Kg) Top 220p ave 204.8p
Suffolk £85.20 Outertown
Texel £85 Cocklicks, £83.50 Rashgill, £79.50 Hillbank
Cross £73 Belzies, £72 Marwhirn
Chev Mule £83.50 Belzies, £80 Outertown
Lleyn £81.20 Bennan
Blackface £77.80 Nether Garrel, £77 Maxwelltown, £74.80, £73.20 Drumgrange
Charollais £76 Cocklicks

Medium Hoggs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 206p ave 199.4p
Suffolk £92.50 Townhead, £81.50 Lawesknowe
Lleyn £85.50 Summerhill
Blackface £84.50 Nether Garrel, £78.50 Marbrack, £77.50 Lawesknowe
Half Bred £84 Marwhirn
Texel £84 the Dabbins, £80 Belzies
Cross £79.50 Lawesknowe, £78.80 Hillbank, £77.50 Netherhall

Heavy Hoggs (46Kg + over) Top 192p ave 182p
Texel £96.50 Upper Locharwoods, £94, £89.50, £89 West Skelston, £90 (x2) Mitchellslacks
Suffolk £90.50, £87.50 West Skelston, £90, £88.50 Netherhall
Blackface £81 Marbrack
Leicester £83.50 Barr

357 Cast Ewes & Rams – Trade very firm for all classes.

Top prices
Heavy Ewes
Texel £97.50 Round Fell, £96.50 West Skelston, £95.50 Rashgill
Suffolk £95.50 Nether Gribton
NCC £94.50, £86.50 Marwhirn, £80.50 Round Fell
Chev/Mule £90.50 Marwhirn
Cross £88.50 Steilston, £85 Auchencheyne, £84.50 Nether Gribton, £84.50 West Skelston, £84.50 Fairgirth
Blue Leicester £85.50 Marwhirn
Lleyn £61.50 Bennan

Light Ewes
Cheviot £79.50 Fairgirth
Blackface £69.50 Nether Gribton, £64.50 Maxwelltown, £64.50 Auchencheyne, £64 Barr

Texel £108.50 South Mains
Rouge £60.50 Steilston
Blackface £73.50 Barr, £69.50 Kilmichael, £64 Lawesknowe
Overall Heavy Ewes averaged £76.82
Overall Light Ewes averaged £63.33

corresponding week 2011 sale report

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