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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Primestock Sale in Dumfries on Wednesday 18th April 2012.

56 Prime Cattle – Trade firm. Quality mixed
Sale average 204p (or 364.3p D/W @ 56%)
Heifers Limousin to 223.5p from D & R Cornthwaite, Balgrayhill to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 222.5p Balgrayhill, Lockerbie to M/S Ballard Butchers Castle Douglas, 219.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to Border Meats Lockerbie, 217.5p Balgrayhill Lockerbie to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas, 214.5p Branetrigg Torthorwald to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Heifer £1392.38 Marwhirn

Bullocks Angus to 215p from R & G Carruthers Landis to S McGimpsey
Limousin to 208.5p Little Cocklicks Dalbeattie to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Bullock £1282.28 Little Cocklicks

12 Prime Bulls – More buyers in attendance trade sharper for all ages and weight more required (all dairy bred)
Simmental to 193.5p Longrigg, 190.5p Barwinnock
Holstein Friesian to 183.5p Longrigg, 178.5p, 176.5p Barwinnock, 177.5p, 175.5p Conheath
Top Gross Bull £1285.88 Barwinnock

79 OTM Cattle – Prime and feeding cows much dearer
Cows Holstein Friesian to £1243.20, £1073.00 Baltier, £1147.50 Auchencrieff, £1068.60 Park, £1066.50 Rockhallhead
Shorthorn £1231.35 West Lanegate
Limousin £1208.35 West Lanegate, £1090.60 Rigghead, £1089.15 Kenmuir
Angus £1172.45 Braehead, £1053.95 Landis, £1058.60 Tinwald Shaws
Bull Galloway to £1029.35 Troloss
Bullocks Angus £1225.50, £1111.50 Landis

Per kilo cows
Angus 197p (x2), 194p Landis, 179p Braehead, 159p Kenmuir
Limousin 169p West Lanegate, 164p Rigghead, 159p (x2) Kenmuir
Shorthorn 153p West Lanegate
Holstein Friesian 148p (x2) Baltier, 143p Larglea, 138p Mid Bishopton
Bullocks Angus 206p, 196p Landis

526 Prime Hoggs – very mixed show for quality and in keeping with the national trend were easier on the week especially heavy hoggs which were hard to cash. Top price per kg was 213p for a pen of Blackface Hoggs from Baltier Farming Co, Baltier Whithorn. Highest price per head was £93 for Suffolk Crosses from Mr A McKune, Townhead, Bankend. Overall average for hoggs was 194.6p Top prices.

Light Hoggs (25.5-32Kg)
Texel £57.50 Milnmark

Standard Hoggs (32.1-39Kg) Top 213p ave 198.2p
Blackface £76.80, £71.50 Baltier, £75.80 Riggheads, £67.50 Troloss
Texel £76 Marchbank, £74.50 Upper Longbank
Cross £67.50 Nether Barr
Swale £62.50 Nether Barr

Medium Hoggs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 205p ave 192.8p
Suffolk £86.20 West Skelston, £80.50 Baltier, £80 Nether Barr
Texel £84.20 West Skelston, £79 Seeside
Cross £77.50 Awhirk, £77 Baltier, £74.50 Upper Longbank
Blackface £82.80 Rigghead, £82.20, £82 Baltier, £80 Troloss
NCC £81.50 Baltier

Heavy Hoggs (46Kg + over) Top 183p ave 170.1p
Suffolk £93, £89.20, £83.50 Townhead
Texel £87.80, £86 East Raffles, £89.80 Auchengray, £85.50 Upper Longbank
Blackface £86.50 Troloss
Lleyn £81.50 Baltier

185 Cast Ewes & Rams forward – scarce of numbers and trade similar ie, very dear average for all cast ewes forward £100.60
Top prices
Heavy Ewes
Texel £143.50 Park, £123.50, £121.50 Nether Dargavel, £119.50, £111.50 Auchengray
Suffolk £137.50 Sunnyhill, £123.50 Palaceknowe, £123.50, £113, £111 Auchengray
Half Bred £126.50 Park
Cross £104.50 Newbank, £99 Backburn, £93.50 Ampherlaw, £93.50 West Skelston
NCC £100 Newbank, £93.50 Auchengray, £86.50 Marwhirn

Light Ewes
Blackface £88.50 Crairieknowe, £50 Troloss
Swale £60.50 Nether Barr

Cheviot £88.50 Lochmailing
Beltex £104.50 Ampherlaw
Blackface £73.580 Milnmark
Overall Heavy Ewe average £102.90
Overall Light Ewe average £61.21

corresponding week 2011 sale report

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