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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Primestock Sale in Dumfries on Wednesday 16th May 2012.

37 Prime Cattle – Best sorts in short supply. Trade remains steady. Sale average 200.1p or (357.2p D/W at 56%)
Heifers British Blue to 225.5p from J & N Beattie, Woodfield to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan
Limousin to 219.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Heifer £1251.15 Upper Tinwald

Bullocks Limousin to 213.5p from Kenmuir Farmers Ardwall to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 213.5p Woodfield Eastriggs to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas, 211.5p Kenmuir Ardwall to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Bullock £1463.93 Marwhirn

10 Prime Bulls (all dairy bred)
Holstein Friesian to 158p Mid Bishopton
Simmental to 153.5p Newbie Mains
Top Gross Bull £1020.78 Newbie Mains

36 OTM Cattle – Trade firm for beef types
Per head cows
Limousin to £1315.20 Meikleholm, £1215.90 Blairshinnoch
Angus to £1202.35 Bush of Craigs, £1224 No 2 Tregallon
British Blue to £1080 Third, £1049.45 Meikleholm
Simmental to £1070.30 Oxgang, £1029 Meikleholm
Holstein to £1095 Park, £959.40 Baltier
Bull Limousin £1315.20 Meikleholm

Per kilo cows
Limousin 193p Blairshinnoch, 173p Bush of Craigs
Angus 180p No 2 Tregallon, 170p Upper Tinwald
Simmental 169p Bush of Craigs, 158p Third
British Blue 150p Third, 146p Meikleholm
Holstein 155p Maryfield, 150p Park
Bull Limousin 137p Meikleholm

28 Lambs were in line with the current trade averaging 191p. Lambs upto 42Kg are easier Cashed
Texel £85 Kirkbog
Suffolk £78 Barshill

An end of season show of 237 Hoggs averaged 177p to a top of £90 for a pen of Texels from Messrs Graham, Auchengray
Texel £90, £85 Auchengray, £84.20 West Skelston, £83 Capelfoot
Suffolk £78 Coulter Station
Cross £74.50 Coulter Station
NCC £72.50 Upper Portrack
Blackface £76 Meikleholm

120 Cast Ewes & Rams looked a similar trade
Texel £113.50 Townfoot, £109.50 Kerricks, £94.50 Carswadda
NCC £96.50 Burn, £79.50 Capelfoot, £78.50 Burn
Cross £86.50 Capelfoot, £85.50 Carswadda, £84.50 Nether Locharwoods
Blackface £53.50 Lochwood, £45.50 Chanlockfoot
Tups Texel £120 Nether Locharwoods, £108.50 Cocklicks
Charollais £113.50 Cocklicks
Beltex £90 Margaret Drive
Leicester £82.50 Margaret Drive

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