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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Primestock Sale in Dumfries on Wednesday 13th June 2012.

18 Prime Cattle – Demand exceeded supply with purchasers requiring greater numbers. Plainer show on offer.
Heifers Limousin to 216.5p from M/S R Neill, Upper Tinwald to Border Meats Lockerbie, 214.5p Upper Tinwald Dumfries to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas, 209.5p (x2) Outertown Annan to M/S JG Renwick & Sons Butchers Thornhill and Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Heifer £1201.20 Upper Tinwald

3 Prime Bulls all Dairy Bred
Holstein to 157.5p Whins
Top Gross Bull £929.25 Whins

81 OTM Cattle – Fed and grazing beef cows met a brisk trade, Dairy cows generally lacked flesh.
Per Head
Limousin to £1275.75 Isle of Dalton, £1168.65 Barshill
Angus to £1177.70, £1117.20, £1000.10 Newlands
British Blue to £1117.80 Powhillon, £1000.50 Third
Simmental to £1039.50 Third, £1019.25 Maryfield
Saler to £1004.15 Woodcroft
Holstein Friesian to £1065.30 Netherwood, £993.30 Park, £981.75 Baltier, £956.30 Burnfoothill
Per Kilo
Limousin to 210p, 185p Outertown, 189p Isle of Dalton
British Blue to 162p Powhillon, 151p Woodcroft
Galloway to 188p, 141p Ingleston
Angus to 156p Newlands, 153p Blairshinnoch, 147p Newlands
Simmental to 154p Third, 151p Maryfield
Shorthorn to 149p, 148p Ballaggan, 145p Archbank
Hereford to 148p Townhead, 147p Barshill
Holstein to 152p Baltier, 135p Byeloch, 135p Burnfoothill, 134p Netherwood

411 Prime Lambs & Hoggs. Lambs – Scarce of numbers and sharper 36-40Kg Lambs can be cashed to advantage now and this opportunity should be taken. Top price per head was £93 for Suffolk Crosses from Messrs T Marshall & Son, Barshill. Overall average was 205.8p
Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Suffolk £78.50 Barshill, £78 Eastside
Texel £83 Eastside, £74.20, £74 Lochmailing
Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Suffolk £90, £83 Hartbush, £85.20 Dempsterton, £84.80 Backburn
Texel £94 Barshill, £89, £85.50 Eastside, £88.50 Dempsterton
Zwartble £76.50 Glendarroch
Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Suffolk £93 Barshill
Texel £89 Bridgestone
Berrichon £85 Newark
Hoggs – Sharper on the week
Texel £98.50 Leithenhall, £83.50 Auchengray, £79.50 Inglestone
Blackface £76.50, £76, £73.50 Inglestone

A Good show of 380 Cast Ewes & Rams met a god trade. Over fat ewes are harder to cash.
Texel £109.50 Rigg Villa, £108.50 Leithenhall, £98.50 North Cowshaw
Suffolk £95 Lochmailing, £78.50 Auchengray
Berrichon £95 Newark
Cross £87.50, £87 Leithenhall, £86.50 Bankhead of Tinwald
NCC £83.50 Dalhanna
Half Bred £82.50 Lochmailing
Chev Mule £79.50 Dalhanna
Cheviot £73.50 Dalhanna
Blackface £69.50 Hall of Drumpark, £63.50 Rigg Villa, £63.50 Upper Rigg
Rams Suffolk £113.50 Dalhanna, £76.50 Longbeoch

Overall Heavy Ewe average £84.50
Overall Light Ewe average £63.40

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