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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Primestock Sale in Dumfries on Wednesday 28th March 2012.

25 Prime Cattle – Trade firmer. Extra numbers required weekly to fill buyer’s orders

Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 230p from R Neill, Upper Tinwald to Border Marts Lockerbie, 225.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 220.5p Balgrayhill, Lockerbie to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas

Heavyweight Heifers
British Blue to 226.5p from J & N Beattie, Woodfield to J Kerr & Son Butchers Gretna, 214.5p Woodfield, Eastriggs to Border Meats Lockerbie
Charolais to 215.5p Marwhirn Moniaive to M/S Ballard Butchers Castle Douglas
Top Gross Heifer £1607.65 Marwhirn

Bullocks (all Heavy) Limousin to 205.5p from M Clingan, Little Cocklicks to C Anderson
Top Gross Bullock £1574.65 Little Cocklicks

7 Prime Bulls – all Dairy Bred
Charolais to 150p Marwhirn
Holstein to 146.5p Conheath
Top Gross Bull £1110 Marwhirn

40 OTM Cattle – Trade looked sharper
Angus to £1116.90 Drumbuie, £1044.05 Tower
Limousin to £1046.50 Tower, £1033.20 Blairshinnoch
Simmental to £1088 Meikleholm
Holstein to £1012.65 Shawsmuir, £962.50 Baltier
Limousin 168p Blairshinnoch, 161p Tower
Simmental 160p Meikleholm
Angus 157p Drumbuie, 155p Tower
Holstein 143p, 133p Linns, 130p Barndennoch

1141 Prime Hoggs – Good export weights in demand selling to a top of 253p for Texel Crosses from J Muir & Son, Cleughbrae. Top price per head was £107.50 for Beltex Crosses from Mr B Ryder, Newton Cott. Overall average was 208.2p a similar trade to last week.

Top price
Light Hoggs (25.5-32Kg) Top 241p ave 208.8p
Cheviot £73.50, £65 Chanlockfoot
Blackface £60.20, £58 Chanlockfoot
Isle de France £67.50 Burrance of Courance

Standard Hoggs (32.1-39Kg) Top 253p ave 216.6p
Texel £96 Cleughbrae, £89 Knocknaib, £87.50 Nether Garrel
Suffolk £90 Cleughbrae, £68.50 Kirkland
NCC £89.50 Cleughbrae, £88, £80 Upper Portrack
Cross £79 High Craighead
Blackface £77 Rigghead, £75.50 Craigdarroch, £73 Lawesknowe

Medium Hoggs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 239p ave 211.2p
Beltex £107.50 Newton Cott
NCC £96.50 Upper Portrack, £95 Auchencrieff, £94 Castlehill, £92.50 Glendarroch
Texel £96 Cleughbrae, £95.50 East Raffles, £95 Barr, £94.50 Nether Garrel
Cheviot £95 Rigghead
Suffolk £92 Cleughbrae, £83.50 Rigghead, £80 West Skelston
Chev Mule £92 Castlehill
Blackface £92 Lawesknowe, £89 Meikleholm, £86 Birkshaw, £84 Craigdarroch
Charollais £90.50 High Craighead
Cross £85 Upper Longbank, £81.50 Castlehill

Heavy Hoggs (46Kg + over) Top 214p ave 186.2p
Texel £100.50, £97.50 (x2) Castlehill, £100 Auchengray, £97.50 East Raffles
NCC £98 Auchencrieff
Cheviot £947.50 Chanlockfoot
Blackface £93.50 Craigdarroch
Suffolk £92.50 Meikleholm, £91 West Skelston
Hampshire £81 Burrance of Courance

A better show of 337 Cast Ewes & Rams forward. Many ewes were improved condition compared to recent weeks. All types sold dearer on the week.
Texel £124.50, £114.50 Auchengray, £121.50 Dressertland, £113.50 Cleughbrae
Leicester £116.50, £108 Macqueston
Charollais £112.50 Riggheads
Suffolk £111.50 Auchengray, £94.50 West Skelston
NCC £101 Craiglearen
Cross £98.50 Hardlawbank, £98.50 Steilston, £97.50 Gledenholm
Zwartble £98.50 Riggheads
Isle de France £88.50 Burrance of Courance
Blackface £88.50, £81 Chanlockfoot, £80.50 Glenmanna, 79.50 Nether Gribton
Rams Texel £140 Nether Gribton
Blackface £77.50 Chanlockfoot

Light Ewes averaged £68.70
Heavy Ewes averaged £103.50

corresponding week 2011 sale report

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