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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Primestock Sale in Dumfries on Wednesday 4th April 2012.

43 Prime Cattle – Trade remains good for both commercial and butcher types
Sale average 209.8p or (374.6p @56% D/W)

Lightweight Heifers
Limousin to 230p from Kenmuir Farmers Ardwall to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 217.5p Dinnans Whithorn to Border Meats Lockerbie, 215.5p Dinnans Whithorn to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries

Heavyweight Heifers
Limousin to 221.5p from J & J Campbell, Dinnans to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 219.5p Burnside Lochmaben to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas, 214.5p Allerbeck Eaglesfield to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Heifer £1313.03 Upper Tinwald

Bullocks (all heavyweight)
Limousin to 216.5p from Allerbeck Farms to Border Meats Lockerbie, 214.5p Mid Bishopton Whithorn to C Anderson
Charolais to 213.5p Marwhirn Moniaive to C Anderson
Top Gross Bullock £1480.05 Mid Bishopton

11 Prime Bulls – Trade firmer more buyers in attendance
Limousin to 200.5p Reifer Park
Holstein Friesian to 175.5p, 171.5p (x2) Mid Bishopton
Top Gross Bull £1253.13 Reifer Park

Per Head Cows
Limousin £1200.45 Rashgill, £1082.40 South Bowerhouses
Simmental £1139, £1128.60 Dinnans
Shorthorn £1118.60 Carnochan
Holstein £1053.15 Barndennoch, £833.75 Shawsmuir
Angus £902.70 Maryfield
Bulls Charolais £1343.90 Backburn

Per Kilo Cows
Shorthorn 188p, 182p Carnochan
Limousin 176p South Bowerhouses, 170p Dinnans
Simmental 171p Dinnans, 167p Carnochan
Angus 180p Carnochan, 153p Maryfield
Holstein 124p Larglea
Bulls Charolais 151p Backburn

903 Prime Hoggs – Good export weight hoggs continue to sell well whilst heavy hoggs are more difficult to sell. Top price of 226p was paid for a pen of NCC hoggs from J Muir & Son, Cleughbrae. Top price per head was £97.50 for Texels from Bruce T Goldie, Townfoot. Overall average was 201.7p

Light Hoggs (25.5-32Kg) Top 223p ave 198p
Texel £68 Cleughbrae, £67.50 Drumcruilton
Blackface £65.20 Bridgemark, £58 Gateslack

Standard Hoggs (32.1-39Kg) Top 226p ave 207.4p
Texel £85.50 Drumcruilton, £85 Riggheads, £82 Carswadda
Suffolk £82 Cleughbrae, £80 Carswadda
Blackface £81 Snar, £78.50 Newmains, £76.80 Riggheads
NCC £80 Glendarroch, £77 Cleughbrae
Cross £78 Lawesknowe
Cheviot £75.50 Sandilands, £70 Shortcleugh

Medium Hoggs (39.1-45.5Kg) 224p ave 205.2p
Texel £96.50 East Raffles, £91.50, £86 Meikleholm, £88 Lawesknowe
Berrichon £93.50 Glendarroch
NCC £92 Glendarroch, £91.50 Milton, £90.50, £89.50 Cleughbrae
Blackface £88 Meikleholm, £82 Newmains, £82 Riggheads, £81, £80 Corsebank
Suffolk £88 Cleughbrae, £863.50 Coulter Station House
Chev Mule £86.50 Barr
Cheviot £82.50 Barr

Heavy Hoggs (46Kg + over) Top 191p ave 175p
Texel £97.50 Townfoot, £95, £92.50 Auchengray, £90 Meikleholm
Lleyn £90.50, £85 Firth Farming
Cheviot £90 Lawesknowe, £90 North Shortcleugh, £86.50 Snar
Blackface £87.50 North Shortcleugh
Cross £85.50 Rigghead

163 Cast Ewes & Rams forward – ewes were in short supply – easily sold meeting a tremendous trade.
Texel £143.50 Townfoot, £116.50, £109.50 Auchengray, £106.50 Milton
Suffolk £118.50, £114.50 Auchengray
Half Bred £109.50 Cushag
NCC £106.50 Auchengray, £96.50 Archbank, £95.50 Dressertland
Cross £96.50, £94.50 Dressertland, £93.50 Kirkland, £90.50 Struanlee
Easy Care £92.50 Townfoot
Leicester £88.50 Ardoch
Blackface £73.50 Merkland, £55.50 Nunnerie

Blackface £95.50 Meikleholm

Heavyweight ewe average £100.17
Lightweight ewe average £58.90

corresponding week 2011 sale report

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