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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Primestock Sale in Dumfries on Wednesday 20th June 2012.

31 Prime Cattle – Trade for all classes sharper. More required of both supermarket and butchers spec.
Sale Average 212.2ppk or (378.9ppk at 56% d/w)
Bullocks Limousin to 234.5 p from J & L Craik, Waterside to M/s Whannell Wholesalers, Shotts, 225.5 Fauldingcleugh, Kirkpatrick to Border Meats, Lockerbie, 216.5p Fauldingcleugh, Kirkpatrick to M/s Whannel, Shotts.
Charolaos to 214.5p Marwhirn, Moniave to C Anderson
Top Gross Bullock £1480.5 Marwhirn
Heifers Limousin to 225.5p from J Jardine, Yett to M/s Whannel, Shotts, 221.5p Waterside, Haugh of Urr to M/s Whannel, Shotts, 220.5p Waterside, Haugh of Urr to R Johnstone & Sons, Butchers, Annan, 219.5p Upper Tinwald, Dumfries to M/s McIntyre.
Top Gross Heifer £1373.30 Waterside

41 OTM Cattle – Trade Firmer for all types
Per Head cows
Limousin to £1260.85 Blairshinnoch, £1208.70 Bellevue
Angus to £1223.60 Drumbuie, £1160 Tower
Simmental to £1098.10 Sunnyhill, £1036.75 North Bowerhouses
Holstein Friesian to £1210.75 Longrigg, £981.75 Kirktonfield
Bull Holstein £1134 Brownfield
Per Kilo Cows
Limousin 168p Park, 160p Mosside, 158p Sunnyhill
Angus 161p Drumbuie, 160p Tower, 153p Blairshinnoch
Simmental 145p Longrigg, 145p North Bowerhouses
Holstein 153p Longrigg, 137p Lakehead, 129p Byreholm.

238 Prime Lambs. Lambs were in strong demand with more required in order to satisfy buyers orders. The shortage of lambs saw them increase 8p/kg to level at 210p/k. The sale was topped by a pen of Texels from Messrs Shuttleworth, Drumburn at 223p/kg.
Light Lambs (25.5 – 32kg) Top 211p/k ave 211p/k
Texel £67.50 Shawhill
Standard Lambs (32.1 – 39kg) Top 223p/k ave 216p/k
Suffolk £82 Shawhill
Texel £84.80 Drumburn, £83.80 Dressertland Cottage
Medium Lambs (39.1 – 45.5kg) Top 213 ave 208
Suffolk £92.20 Palaceknowe,£92 Martingirth, £89 Palaceknowe, £87.80 Low Kirkbride
Texel £89 Martingirth, £85.80 Martingirth, £85.50 Garmartin
Beltex £83 Broomisle.

220 Cast Ewes were also sharper on the week.
Suffolk £99.50 Oakfield, £93.50 Drumburn.
HalfBred £83.50 Marwhirn
Texel £130 Dressertland Cott, £120 Dressertland Cott, £116.50 Balgerran
Cross £94.50 Dressertland, £85.50 Ampherlaw
Chev Mule £94.50 Broomisle
NCCheviot £58.50 Dalhanna
Cheviot £79.50 Dalhanna, £78.50 Dalhanna
B.F. £73 Balgerran, £71 Barr, £69.50 Hayfield, £67.50 Barr
Rams Texel £72.50 Balgerran
Blackface £78 Balgerron
Overall Heavy Ewe average £82.00
Overall Light Ewe average £68.00

corresponding week 2011 sale report

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