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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Primestock Sale in Dumfries on Wednesday 23rd May 2012.

34 Prime Cattle – Trade firmer. Sale average 207.1pkg or (369.8p D/W at 56%)
Heifers Limousin to 240.5p from A Wilson & Co, Outmains to Border Meats Lockerbie
233.5p Outmains to Galloway Quality Meats, Dumfries
219.5p Waterside, Haugh of Urr to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers, Annan
214.5p Waterside, Haugh of Urr to Grierson Bros Butchers, Castle Douglas
213.5p Yett, Johnstone Bridge to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers, Annan
Top Gross Heifer £1271.85 Upper Tinwald

Bullocks Limousin to 217.5p from Kenmuir Farmers Ardwall to M/S McIntyre 209.5p Waterside, Haugh of Urr to C Anderson
208.5p Waterside, Haugh of Urr to C Anderson
208.5p Kenmuir, Ardwell to Border Meats, Lockerbie
207.5p Kenmuir, Ardwell to John Scott Meats (Paisley) Ltd
Top Gross Bullock £1490.78 Waterside

40 OTM Cattle – Trade fine more feeding cows on offer
Per head
Simmental to £979.55 Cormaddie
British Blue to £978.55 Cormaddie
Limousin to £972.80 Carnochan
Angus to £943.75 Carnochan
Holstein to £920 Whitecroft Mains

Per kilo cows
Limousin 167p to Waterside
Angus to 154p Dempsterton
British Blue to 157p Carnochan
Simmental to 151p Carnochan
Holstein 117p Whitecroft Mains

A larger show of 96 lambs were forward. Lighter lambs easiest sold. Lambs sold to 214p/kg and levelled at 194p/kg
Texel £90.50 Drumburn , £90 Cleughbrae
Suffolk £91.5 Cleughbrae, £90 Drumburn

132 Hoggs were easier on the week and sold to £88.50 and levelled at 161p/kg
Suffolk £80 Hall of Drumpark, £79 Townhead, £70 Riggheads
Texel £88.50 Airds of Balcary, £79.50 Lanarkland, £76.80 Eastside, Kirkconnel, £76.50 Skipmyre
Cross £70 Wood House
Blackface £70.50 Riggheads
Lleyn £74 Airds of Balcary

237 Cast Ewes & Rams forward, leaner ewes were slightly sharper while fat ewes looked slightly easier.
Suffolk £100 Nether Barr, £95.50 Cleughbrae
Texel £114 North Cowshaw, £108.50 Belridding, £107.50 Dressertland, £99.50 Skipmyre
HalfBred £95, £91.50 Hartbush, £82.50 Airds of Balcary
Cross £81.50 Skipmyre, £80.50 Eastside, Kirkconnel ,£80.50 High Townhead, £79.50 High Townhead
Blackface £68.50 Dalpeddar, £68 N Gribton, £64.50 Woodhouse, £64.50 Sweetshawhead
Beltex £76.50 Skipmyre
Lleyn £92.50 Nether Gribton
BF Leicester £83.50 Dalpeddar

Prime Rams
Suffolk £107.50 Hartbush
Texel £125.50 Hightownhead
BF £70 Sweetshawhead

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