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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Primestock Sale in Dumfries on Wednesday 27th June 2012.

23 Prime Cattle – Trade similar, shortage of quality butchers cattle
Limousin to 214.5p from J & A MacTaggart, Dunjop to Border Meats Lockerbie, 212.5p from Messrs Hogg, Raeburnfoot to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas, 210.5p (x2) from Outertown Annan all to Border Meats Lockerbie.
Top Gross Heifer £1311.00 Garmartin

Angus to 206.5p from Marwhirn, Moniaive to C Anderson
Limousin to 204.5p from Messrs Taylor, Edingham to C Anderson
Top Gross Bullock £1316.70 Marwhirn

10 Prime Bulls – Trade Similar
Limousin to 162.5p, 161.5p from Messrs Forsyth, Mid Bishopton to S McGimpsey.
Holstein to 143.5p from Mid Bishopton, Whithorn to Mr C Anderson
Top Gross Bull £950.63 Mid Bishopton

45 OTM Cattle – Good Trade many more could have been sold
Per Head
Simmental £1209 Grove, £904.05 Lochbank
Limousin £1128.50, £1098.10 Grove, £1080 Barshill, £1058.50 3 Woodhall
Devon X £1057.90 Grove
Angus £994.30 Mosside, £916.90 Woodcroft
Saler £989.05 Hall
Holstein £856.25 Netherwood, £837.50 Mark, £826.95 Gamerigg, £811.80 Braehead

Per Kilo
Simmental 186p Grove, 147p Lochbank
Limousin 185p, 158p Grove, 175p Bush of Craigs, 160p Barshill
Angus 175p Balcraigmoor, 173p Woodcroft
Saler 151p Hall
Devon 149p Grove
Holstein 125p Netherwood, 125p Mark, 123p Braehead

552 Lambs Forward slightly easier as more number came forward averaging 196p and sold to a top of 218p for a pen of Texels from Messrs Mair, Nether Garrel House.

Medium Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 218p ave 202p
Beltex £85 Nether Garrel
Texel £82.50 Drumburn, £81.50 Bank, £80.50 Shangan
Charollais £78 Shangan, £77 Nether Gribton
Suffolk £74.50 Marwhirn, £74 Netherhall
Dorset £73.50, £73 Terregles Banks

Standard Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 210p ave 194p
Texel £88, £86 Nether Garrel, £84 Cleughbrae, £82 Nether Gribton, £82 Ballaggan
Suffolk’s £81.50 Hartbush, £80.50 Netherhall, £80.20 Shangan
Cross £74.50 Blindburn

Heavy Lambs (45Kg+ over) Top 183p ave 182p
Suffolk £88 Bank
Charollais £96 Nether Keir
Dorset £85 Terregles Banks

192 Cast Ewes & Rams forward meeting a strong trade. Over far ewes are still harder to cash.
Suffolk £113.50, £97.50 Meikle Richorn, £103.50 Cleughbrae
Texel £99.50, £98.50 North Cowshaw, £97.50 Nether Gribton, £97.50 Cleughbrae
Cross £90.50 Drumburn, £89.50 Nether Gribton, £86.50 Drumbreddan, £84.50 West Skelston
Blackface £77 Margaret Drive, £76.50 Sweetshawhead, £73.50 Drumbreddan, £71 Blindburn
Rams Beltex £103.50 Harleyrigg
Overall Heavy Ewes averaged £87.50
Overall Light Ewes averaged £69.50

corresponding week 2011 sale report

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