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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Primestock Sale in Dumfries On Wednesday 14th March 2012.

76 Cattle Forward

24 Prime Cattle were scarcer and looked dearer to average 207.5p (or 370.5p D/W @ 56%)
Limousin Heifers to 223.5p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to Border Meats Lockerbie, 218.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas, 216.5p Horseholm Bankend to Border Meats Lockerbie, 213.5p Horseholm Bankend to Border Meats Lockerbie, 212.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to JG Renick & Sons Butchers Thornhill
Charolais to 210.5p Marwhirn Moniaive to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Heifer £1468.13 Allerbeck

Bullocks Limousin to 212.5p from Allerbeck Farm to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas, 207.5p Raeburnfoot Gretna to C Anderson.
Top Gross Bullock £1444.85 Little Cocklicks

52 OTM Cattle – More buyers present. Beef cows met a brisk trade with more feeding types forward. Dairy cows mainly comprised smaller sorts

Bulls Angus to £1615.85 Newlands, £1339.30 Guillyburn
Per kilo 133p Newlands

Cows per Head
Limousin £1162.70 Belridding, £1132.50 Blairshinnoch
Angus £1004.15 Backburn, £939.80 Marwhirn
Holstein £1067.65 Rigghead, £996.95 Belridding

Cows per kilo
Simmental 162p Auchencheyne, 146p Cormaddie
Hereford 151p Auchencheyne
Limousin 151p Backburn, 151p Belridding
Angus 151p Auchencheyne, 150p Blairshinnoch
British Blue 151p Auchencheyne
Holstein 135p Ingleston, 131p Rigghead

1081 Prime Hoggs – Trade for hoggs under 45Kg met a brisk trade to average 204.9p. Heavy hoggs proved harder to sell.

32.1-39Kg to 218p ave 207.3p
Blackface to 218p Craigdarroch
Texel to 212p Seeside
Blackface to £83 Craigdarroch
Texel to £78.50 Seeside

39.1 to 45.5Kg to 218p ave 206.2p
Texel to 218p Cleughbrae
NCC to 215p Cleughbrae
Suffolk to 212p Outmains
Blackface to 210p Craigdarroch
Texel to £94 Cleughbrae, £92.50 East Raffles
NCC to £92.50 Auchencrieff, £92.50 Cleughbrae
Suffolk to £91 Outmains, £91.50 Over Abington
Blackface to £89.50 Macqueston, £84 Glen

46Kg + to 196p ave 186.9p
Suffolk to 196p West Skelston
Texel to 193p West Skelston
Texel to £94.50 West Skelston, £93 Cleughbrae
Blackface to £92.50 Craigdarroch, £89 Sweetshawhead
NCC to £92.50 Auchencrieff
Suffolk to £92 Cleughbrae, £91.50 West Skelston

A Plainer show of 355 Cast Ewes & Rams met a similar trade to recent weeks.
Suffolk £126.50, £102.50 Sunnyhill, £110.50 Dempsterton, £93.50 Bankend of Tinwald
Texel £122.50, £102.50 Bankend of Tinwald, £116.50 Druidhall, £101.50 Liscleugh
Charollais £99.50 Bankend of Tinwald
Leicester £99.50 Liscleugh, £98.50 Lawesknowe
NCC £97.50, £84.50 Newbank
Cross £97.50 Liscleugh, £97.50, £93.50 Bankhead of Tinwald, £93.50 Druidhall
Cheviot £87.50, £82.50 Burn, £81.50 Nether Gribton

Texel £110.50 Bankend of Tinwald
Charollais £87.50 Dempsterton
Leicester £85.50 Liscleugh
Blackface £79.50 Troloss, £78.50 Woodhouse
Easy Care £97.50 Townfoot
Overall Heavy Ewe average £90.62
Overall Light Ewe average £61.40

corresponding week 2011 sale report

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