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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Primestock Sale in Dumfries on Wednesday 18th July 2012.

29 Prime Cattle – Trade sharper. Best Cattle Scarce
Heifers Limousin to 225.5p from J & L Craik, Waterside to Border Meats Lockerbie, 212.5p from Messrs Hogg, Raeburnfoot to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas.
Top Gross Heifer £1287.08 Marwhirn

Bullocks British Blue to 220.5p from D & R Lockhart, Faulding Cleugh to Border Meats Lockerbie
Limousin to 219.5p from J & L Craik, Waterside to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Bullock £1487.58 Marwhirn

4 Bulls
Limousin 180.5p Laneside
Top Gross Bull £1183.35 Laneside

49 OTM Cattle – poor quality forward slightly w=easier. Best fleshed cows good trade.
Per Kg
Limousin 184p, 165p Laneside, 146p Shangan, 141.5p Garmartin
Holstein 142p, 134p Dinwoodie Green, 141p Midtown, 127p Ryemuir
British Blue 138p Belridding
Simmental 137p Upper Rigg, 128p Bogue, 122p Gimmenbie
Angus 134p Bogue, 124p Outmains, 124p Belridding

Per Head
Limousin £1444.40, £1204.50 Laneside
Holstein £1077.30 Baltier, £976.95, £965.85 Midtown, £965.60, 917.90 Dinwoodie Green
Angus £891.10 Bogue, £806.00 Belridding
Simmental £871.20 West Lanegate
British Blue £834.90 Belridding

1236 Prime Sheep forward
706 Prime Lambs sold to a top of £90 (214p) for a Texel from Messrs Burgess, Bush. Many lambs starting to suffer due to the unseasonal weather this was reflected in an overall average of 192.6p

Light (25.5-32Kg) Top 196p ave 194p
Texel £61.50 Barvennan

Medium (32.1-39Kg) Top 198p ave 192.5p
Suffolk £72.50 New Farm, £70.80 Third, £70 Shawhill, £69 Hastingshall
Texel £75 Barr, £74.80 Third, £74.50 Capelfoot, £74.20 Barvennan

Standard (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 214p ave 191p
Suffolk £78.80 North Cowshaw, £78 Cumleys, £76 Ford
Texel £90 Bush, £84.50 Eastside, £82 Clonrae, £82 Barr

Heavy (45Kg +) Top ave 186p ave 181p
Texel £84 East Kirkcarswell, £81.50 Kirkbog Lodge
Suffolk £85 Clonrae

530 Cast Ewes & Rams met a strong trade leaner ewes looked dearer in comparison to the rest of the trade.
Texel £133.50, £118.50, £107.50 Nisbet, £115.50 Nether Laggan
Leicester £98.50 Nisbet

Cross £93.50 Backburn, £85.50 Over Abington, £83.50 Bankend of Tinwald, £81.50 Glenkiln
NCC £81 Capelfoot, £65.50 Bankend of Tinwald
Half Bred £78.50 Cumleys
Blackface £67.50 Clonrae, £65.50 High Garleffan, £64.50 Midlock, £64.50 Nisbet, £63 Clonrae
Rams Suffolk £92.50 Margaret Drive
Texel £99.50 Over Abington
Beltex £98.50, £87.50 Horseclose
Overall Light Ewe average £63.50
Overall Heavy Ewe average £78.80

corresponding week 2011 sale report

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