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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Primestock Sale in Dumfries on Wednesday 2nd May 2012.

62 Prime Cattle – Trade in keeping with the national trend eased slightly although a satisfactory trade prevailed. Sale average 203.6p kg or (363.6 p kg deadweight at 56%).

Heavyweight heifers - Limousin to 221.5p kg from J N Beattie, Woodfield to Border Meats, Lockerbie. 217.5p Upper Tinwald, Dumfries to Grierson Bros Butchers, Castle Douglas. 215.5p Waterside, Haugh of Urr, to C Anderson. Blonde to 214.5p kg Outertown, Annan to M/s Ballard Butchers, Castle Douglas.

Lightweight heifers – Charolais to 216.5p kg, 214.5p, 212.5p from A N Fisher, Merrick to R Johnstone and Sons, Butchers, Annan, Border Meats, Lockerbie and J D Owen and Son, Butchers, Newton Stewart. Limousin to 216.5p, Woodfield, Eastriggs to R Johnstone and Sons, Butchers, Annan. Top Cross Heifer £1368.43 Waterside.

Bullocks Limousin to 215.5p from Jand L Craik, Waterside to M/s Hall, Smithfield. 211.5p Myroch, Port Logan to M/s Carlisle, Dumfries. Angus to 211.5p Myroch, Port Logan to M/s J Hall and Son, Butchers, Kirkcudbright. Top Gross Bullock £1468.13 Waterside

10 Prime Bulls – trade steady bulls lacked size.
Holstein to 151.5p Conheath and £878.70.

31 OTM Cattle – Poorer show forward
Cows per head
Charolais to £1177.50 Oxgang
Simmental to £1042.50 Oxgang
Angus to £1020.50 Third
Holstein to £976.95 Barndennoch

Cows per kilo
Simmental £157 Third
Charolais £157 Oxgang
Holstein £123 Millisle

An “end of season” show of hoggs commanded similar trade to the previous week despite there being a worse show for quality. SQQ ave 194.5p/kg selling to a top of 213p kg.

Light (25.5-32Kg) Ave 192p/kg Top 200p/kg.
Cheviot £61.50 Maxwelltown
Blackface £62.00 Maxwelltown

Standard (32.1 – 39 Kg) Ave 197p/kg Top 213p/kg
Cheviot £74.50 Burnside
Texel £72 Mount Kedar
Blackface £71.50 Borclash, £68.50 Fingland
Medium (39.1-45.5 kg) Ave 192.5/kg Top 209p/kg
Texel £90 Castlehill, £85 Auchengray
Lleyn £79 Laneside
Cross £68.50 Castlehill
Blackface £84 Fingland, £79 Riggheads, £78.50 Fingland

Heavy (46 kg +) Ave 173p/kg Top 191p/kg
Suffolk £85 Cumleys
Texel £85.50 Auchengray, £82 Newmains, £81.50 East Polquirter, £81.50 Maxwelltown
Blackface £87 MacQueston
North Country Cheviot £89 Castlehill

244 Ewes also met similar trade to previous weeks.

Suffolk £120.50 Cumleys £98.50 Newmains
Halfbred £83.50 Cumleys
Texel £109.50 Newmains, £96.50 Castlehill,£96.50 Barshill
Cross £89.00 Gateslack, £88.50 Barshill, £88.50 Newmains
Blackface £100.50 Macquestion
North Country Cheviot £94.50 Archwood, £89.50 Archwood
Lleyn £85.50 Laneside
Zwartble £66.50 Archwood
Cheviot £46.50 Archwood
Blackface Tups £74.50 Margaret Drive, £70 Dalpeddar

corresponding week 2011 sale report

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