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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Primestock Sale in Dumfries On Wednesday 7th March 2012.

36 Prime Cattle – Trade improved with more required to fill orders.
Heavyweight Heifers Limousin to 228.5p from J & J Campbell, Dinnans to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer, 225.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer, 219.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to Border Meats Lockerbie, 217.5p Waterside Haugh of Urr to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas.

Lightweight Heifers Limousin to 225.5p from D & R Cornthwaite Balgrayhill TO r Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 221.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 218.5p Dinnans Whithorn to JD Owen & Son, Butchers Newton Stewart, 216.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna
British Blue to 213.5p Dinnans Whithorn to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries
Top Gross Heifer £1336.73 Dinnans

Bullocks Limousin to 211.5p from Allerbeck Farms to Border Meats Lockerbie, 210.5p Waterside Haugh of Urr to C Anderson
Top Gross Bullock £1595.03 Waterside

65 OTM Cattle – Trade steady for a mixed offering

Per Head Cows
Limousin £1108.80, £1009.80 Haugh Mill, £1035 Greenfield
Angus £1039.50 Bellevue, £959 Netherhall
Holstein £1058.75, £1043.10 Baltier

Angus £1293.75 Baltier, £1145.70 Breahead
Holstein £1130.30 Brownfield, £1049.10 Beastockrigg

Per kilo Cows
Limousin 154p, 153p, 151p Haugh Mill, 150 Greenfield
Angus £143p Bankswood, 137p Netherhall
Holstein 150p Conheath, 127p Baltier, 125p Barndennoch

Holstein 127p Brownfield
Angus 115p Baltier

1380 Prime Hoggs forward – Trade remained firm for handy weights whilst heavier sorts continue to be harder to sell. Sale average 202.6p

Hoggs 32.1-39Kg to 221p ave 203.1p
Texel 218p Philgowan
Charollais 221p High Craighead
Suffolk 221p Outertown
Blackface to 204p Grimmet
Charolais to £86 High Craighead
Suffolk to £80.20 Outertown
Texel to £83.50 West Skelston, £81 Carswadda
Blackface to £76 Grimmet, £74 Rigghead
Cheviot to £78 South Glen

Hoggs 39.1-45.5Kg to 217p Oakrigg ave 202.4p
Texel to 217p Oakrigg
Beltex to 217p Newton
Suffolk to 210p Rigghead
Cheviot to 210p Auchencrieff
Blackface to 206p Craigdarroch
Beltex £93.50 Oakrigg
Texel £93.50 Newton, £91.50 West Skelston
Suffolk £88.50 Townhead, £88 Rigghead
Charolais £87.50 Struanlea
Mule £84 High Craighead
Blackface £87.50, £86.50 Craigdarroch
Cheviot £86 Auchencrieff

Hoggs 46Kg + 219p ave 187.8p
Beltex 219p Oakrigg
Texel 210p Newton
Cheviot 195p Auchencrieff
Texel £106.50 Townfoot, £105p Newton
Beltex £105 Holm
Suffolk £92.50 West Skelston, £91.50 Lanarkland

462 Cast Ewes & Rams forward – very little difference to trade seen in previous weeks. Plainer show for quality
Suffolk £135.50, £121.50 Sunnyhill
Texel £111.50 West Skelston, £104.50 Philgowan, £94.50 Leithenhall
Cross £101.50 Horseholm, £96.50 Kirkhill, £96.50 Carswadda
NCC £93.50 Castlehill, £86.50 Capelfoot
Lleyn £83.50 Maxwelltown
Blackface £75.50 Leithenhall, £74 Horseholm

NCC £117.50 Capelfoot, £97.50 Dalhanna
Texel £116.50 Capelfoot, £104.50 Glenkiln
Leicester £110 Eastlands
Easycare £109.50 Glenkiln
Suffolk £93.50 Sunnyhill
Cheviot £92.50 Glenkiln
Blackface £87.50 Laughtmuirside, £84.50 Troloss, £80.50 Dalhanna
Heavy Ewes averaged £83.73
Light Ewes averaged £57.62

corresponding week 2011 sale report

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