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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Primestock Sale in Dumfries on Wednesday 11th July 2012.

42 Prime Cattle - Trade reflected the poorer show of cattle on offer with more heavyweight bullocks forward.
Bullocks Limousin to 223.5p from Kenmuir Farmers Ardwall to R Johnstone & Sons Annan, British Blue to 222.5p Kenmuir Ardwall to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan. Top Gross Bullock £1501.33 Marwhirn
A plain show of Heifers to 207.5p for Charolais from Marwhirn Moniaive to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Heifer £1336.65 Marwhirn

10 Prime Bulls – All Dairy Bred
Limousin to 176.5p Kenmuir
Luing to 160.5p Merkland
Holstein to 155.5p Whins
Top Gross Bull £1085.48 Kenmuir

90 OTM Cattle – Trade steadier
Per Head Cows
Holstein £1106.25 Baltier, £1030.75 Kerricks, £1001.10 Dinwoodie Green
Angus £1185.60 Gillesbie, £952 Birkshaw
Limousin £1087.50 Bridgestone, £1049.45 Gillesbie, £999.75 Nether Barr

Per Kilo cows
Holstein 145p Barndennoch, 142p, 133p Dinwoodie Green, 133p Kerricks, 130p Conheath
Limousin 160p Mouswald Banks, 155p, 147p, 145p Nether Barr, 147p Gillesbie, 145p Trailflat
Angus 152p Gillesbie, 145p Meikle Larbrax, 145p Bridgestone
Simmental 143p Gillesbie
Luing 140p Merkland

517 Prime Lambs. Lamb numbers scarcer due to adverse weather and even the lambs forward were in same instances wet and dirty and starting to show lack of condition. Trade however was sharper on the week selling to a top of 207p for Texel Crosses from RJ Burgess, The Bush. Top price per head was £90 for Suffolk Crosses from Messrs F & AL Kenyon, New Farm, Southwick. Overall average was 192.8p.

Top price
Light Lambs (25.5-32Kg) Top 192p ave 191.6
Texel £61.50 Ampherlaw
Cross £57.50 Ampherlaw

Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 206p ave 195.4p
Suffolk £75.80 Shangan, £75.50, £74.50 Martingirth, £74 New Farm
Texel £75.50 Belzies, £75 Rigghead, £73.80 Martingirth

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 207p ave 192.2p
Suffolk £82 Dempsterton, £80 Newmains, £79.20, £78 Hartbush
Texel £88.50 Nether Stenries, £85 The Bush
Zwartble £74 Riggheads

Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 185p ave 184p
Suffolk £90 New Farm, £86.80 Sunnyhill
Texel £87 Bridgestone
Charollais £87 Shangan

264 Cast Ewes & Rams – Trade similar with trade making it obvious that too many ewes were over fat.

Top prices
Heavy Ewes
Texel £134.50 Midlock, £111.50 Townfoot, £108.50 Woodcroft
Suffolk £108.50 Midlock, £99.50 Shangan
Leicester £95.50, £93.50 Midlock
Half Bred £92.50 Park
Cross £88.50 Bankhead of Tinwald, £83.50 Drumburn, £83.50 Hayfield, £83.50 Park
Lleyn £79.50 Townfoot

Light Ewes
Blackface £71.50 Ruthwell, £67.50 Foregirth, £65.50 Hayfield
Easy Care £58.50 Bowerhouses
Cast Rams Leicester £80.50 Hillbank
Overall Heavy Ewe averaged £83.68
Overall Light Ewe averaged £56.42

corresponding week 2011 sale report

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