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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Primestock Sale in Dumfries on Wednesday 30th May 2012.

40 Prime Cattle – Trade steadier with butchers and wholesalers reporting slow sales. Sale average 206.6p or (368.9p at 56% D/W)

Limousin to 220.5p, 216.5p, 214.5p D & E Lockhart Faulding Cleugh all to Border Meats Lockerbie, 211.5p Nether Ernambrie Crossmichael to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas. Angus to 211.5p Marwhirn Moniaive to Scotbeef Ltd
Top Gross Bullock £1495.73 Marwhirn
Charolais to 216p from G McClanachan & Sons Gairloch to C Anderson, 215.5p, 212.5p Merrick Portpatrick to M/S Ballard Butchers Castle Douglas. Limousin to 213.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Heifer £1238.30 Upper Tinwald

10 Prime Bulls (all dairy bred) Trade firmer
Holstein to 176.5p, 169.5p, 165.5p Barwinnock
Top Gross Bull £1175.05 Barwinnock

47 OTM Cattle – Trade remains firm
Per head Bull Charolais to £1512 Gairloch
Cows Simmental to £1078.65 Meikleholm, £1027.50 Third
Limousin to £971.70 Meikle Larbrax, £935.25 Gairloch
Angus to £930.10 Meikle Larbrax, £928.80 Carnochan
Charolais to £972.90 Gairloch, £923.50 Glenlaugh
Holstein to £968.50 Brownfield, £879.75 Conheath
Per kilo bull Charolais to 140p Gairloch
Cows Limousin to 158p Meikle Larbrax, 157p West Skelston
Angus to 151p Meikle Larbrax, 143p West Skelston
Simmental to 150p Third, 143p Meikle Larbrax
Charolais to 141p Gairloch
Holstein to 130p Brownfield, 115p Conheath

152 Prime Lambs forward selling to 192p and levelled at £184p
Medium (32.1-39Kg) Top 192p ave 188.2p
Texel £74 Croft, £70.30 Lochmailing, £70.20 Kirkbog
Standard (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 187p ave 182.3p
Texel £83.50 Rosehill, £77 Newmains, £76.80 Martingirth
Suffolk £76 Newmains, £75 Barshill, £74.80 Hartbush, £74 Drumburn
Heavy (45Kg + over) 174p ave 164.5p
Texel £83.50 Kirkbog, £82.50 Newmains, £81 Martingirth
Charollais £87 Riggheads
Zwartble £87 Riggheads

142 Hoggs had an overall average of 143p and sold to 159p
Texel £74.50 Belridding, £67 West Skelston
Suffolk £76.50, £71 West Skelston, £61 Springfieldhill
Mule £65 Barr
Cheviot £62.50 Craiglearen
NCC £92 Archbank, £83.50 Alton
Blackface £50.50 Outmains, £50 Riggheads

322 Cast Ewes & Rams were slightly cheaper on the week. Over fat ewes are harder to sell.

Texel £111.50, £110.50 North Cowshaw, £106.50 Townfoot
Charollais £94.50 North Cowshaw
Leicester £92.50 Blaebeck, £81.50 Barr
Cheviot £86.50 Belridding
Cross £83, £78.50 Bankend of Tinwald, £74.50 Merrick
Suffolk £82.50 Merrick
NCC £81 Archbank
Lleyn £80.50 Townfoot
Chev Mule £73.50 Craiglearen
Blackface £68.50 Corsencon, £68.50 Belridding, £67.50 Merkland
Herdwick £41.50 Margaret Drive
Texel £135.50, £114.50 West Skelston, £114.50 Barr, £87.50 Powhillon
Suffolk £96.50 West Skelston, £82.50 Margaret Drive
NCC £94.50 Archbank

Heavy Ewe average £82.50
Light Ewe average £61.40

corresponding week 2011 sale report

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