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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their weekly sale of Primestock in Dumfries on Wednesday 8th February 2012.

40 Prime Cattle – Trade looked sharper more cattle required to meet supermarket spec.
Lightweight Heifers
Limousin 223.5p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer, 215.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to Border Meats Lockerbie, 213.5p Outertown, Annan to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 211.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to PR Duff & Son Wishaw, 206.5p Outertown Annan to JB Houston Butchers Dumfries, 203.5p Outertown Annan to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas

Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 218.5p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer, 209.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to Border Meats Lockerbie, 208.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to PR Duff & Son Wishaw
British Blue to 213.5p Kenmuir Ardwall to A Jack & Son, Butchers Stranraer
Top Gross Heifer £1288.43 Balgrayhill

Limousin to 207.5p from I Nelson, Outertown to C Anderson, 201.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Bullock £1307.25

A small show of Prime Bulls were easily sold. Greater numbers needed to fill order books
Holstein to 170p, 163.5p Whins, 163.5p Conheath
Top Gross Bull £1071 Whins

34 OTM Cattle – demand outstripped supply with all classes much sharper

Limousin £1216 Upper Tinwald, £964.25 Gateslack
Montbelliard £1022.25 Upper Portrack
Angus £993.25 Tregallon, £900.60 Gateslack
Holstein £1102.85, £1006.25 Conheath, £1020.90 Shawsmuir, £1003.20 Park
Bulls Holstein £1380.30 Park, £1090 Longbridgemuir
Luing £1344 Drumgrange

Per kilo cows
Limousin 190p Upper Tinwald, 145p Gateslack
Angus 158p Gateslack, 137p Tregallon
Montbelliard 141p Upper Portrack
Holstein 161p Conheath, 132p Park, 128p Archwood, 127p Brownfield

Friesian 129p Park
Luing 128p Drumgrange

937 Prime Hoggs
All classes sharper on the week selling to a top of 231p for Texel Crosses from JD Quigley & Sons, Craigielandhill. Top price per head was £105.50 for Beltex Crosses from Mr B Ryder, Newton Cottage. Overall average for hoggs was 203.9p

Light Hoggs (25.5-32Kg) Top 231p ave 202.1p
Beltex £74 Craiglielandhill
Cross £65 Drumlanrig Park
Half Bred £61 Drumlanrig Park
Cheviot £60.50 Airyhemming
Blackface £59.50 Nisbet, £51 Airyhemming
NCC £57 Archwood
Highland £53.50 BQ

Standard Hoggs (32.1-39Kg) Top 227p ave 206.4p
Texel £85 Woodhead, £83.50 Ford, £82.50 Rigghead
Cheviot £83 Riggheads
Lleyn £83, £82.20 Laneside
Cross £81.50 Tundergarth Mains, £75.50 Rigghead, £75 Druidhall, £74.50 Cottage
NCC £77 Archwood
Suffolk £77.50 Hillhead, £77 Ford, £76.50 Airyhemming
Blackface £64.50 Drumgrange, £62.50 Archwood

Medium Hoggs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 213p ave 202.4p
Suffolk £90 Townhead, £83.20 Carnochan
Texel £91.50 Wester Parkgate, £91.50 Drumcruilton, £88.50 West Skelston
Cross £88 Tundergarth Mains
Half Bred £84.50 Marwhirn
Blackface £84.20 Glen, £77 Snar
Charollais £81 Hillhead

Heavy Hoggs (46Kg + over) Top 215p ave 189.4p
Beltex £105.50, £102.50 Newton Cottage
Texel £99, £94 New Cample, £94 Lanarkland, £91.50 Rigghead
Suffolk £94 Lanarkland, £93.50 West Skelston, £92.50 Townhead, £92.50 Park
Half Bred £85 (x2) East Kirkcarsewell
Cross £85 Rigghead
Blackface £83 Glencaple, £83 Talla

263 Cast Ewes & Rams met a strong trade with leaner ewes looking the dearest.
Suffolk £117.50 Dempsterton, £105.50 Druidhall
Texel £116.50 Druidhall, £105 Newbank, £99.50 Backburn & Drumcruilton
Cross £95.50, £92.50 Druidhall, £95.50 Lanarkland, £91.50 Newbank, £88.50 Glenlaugh
Leicester £100 Nisbet
NCC £93.50, £93 Archwood, £85.50 Marwhirn
Zwartble £86.50 Archwood
Dorset £82.50 Town Park
Blackface £70 The Ford, £68.50 Druidhall, £66.50 Talla, £65.50 Milton
Highland £79.50

Texel £116.50 Druidhall
Leicester £88.50 Druidhall
Blackface £62.50 Nivison Ave & Breconside
Overall Heavy Ewe average £87.50
Overall Light Ewe average £62.20

corresponding week 2011 sale report

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