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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Primestock Sale in Dumfries on Wednesday 25th July 2012.

42 Prime Cattle – Trade firm more grass cattle forward
Sale average 204.7p or (365.5p at 56% D/W)

Heifers Limousin to 225.5p from M/S R Neill, Upper Tinwald to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 215.5p (x2) Outertown Annan to M/S Fraser Butchers Stranraer and R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 215.5p Raeburnfoot Gretna to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan
British Blue to 217.5p Outertown to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Heifer £1302.35 Upper Tinwald

Bullocks Limousin to 224.5p from Kenmuir Farmers Ardwell to Border Meats Lockerbie, 214.5p Riggheads Collin to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas
Top Gross Bullock £1552.35 Marwhirn

55 OTM Cattle – Trade good to 210p for Limousin Cow from Haugh Mill
Per head cows
Charolais £1320.30 Gairloch
Limousin £1344, £1321.25, £1189 Haugh Mill
British Blue £1293.60 Upper Tinwald
Holstein £985.60 Hardgrove, £948 Conheath, £937.75 Hardgrove
Stabiliser £1104, £1022.45, £1000.50 South Mains

Bull Limousin £1120.05 Mosside

Per kilo cows
Limousin 210p, 175p, 174p Haugh Mill
Charolais 163p Gairloch
British Blue 154p Upper Tinwald
Simmental 158p Newmains
Stabiliser 145p (x2), 143p South Mains
Holstein Friesian 155p Hardgrove, 134p, 132p Dinwoodie Green

937 Prime Lambs – more lamb’s forward but increased demand due to selling other parts of the country and trade very firm for all classes. Many lambs still short of condition and this reflected by fact there were very few lambs over 43Kg.

Top price of £92.50 paid for a pen of Suffolk X Lambs from Mr D Hyslop, Clydeside, Biggar they also made the days top price of 226p. Overall lamb average 200.2p a rise on the week.

Light Lambs (25.5-32Kg) Top 197p ave 196.6p
Texel £59 Airds of Balcary

Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 212p ave 200.2p
Suffolk £78.80 Newlands, £77.20 Hastingshall, £77 Ryecroft
Texel £81.50 Newlands, £80.50 Eastside, £80 Muircleugh
Cross £73 (x2) Barr, £72 Clydeside

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 226p ave 201p
Suffolk £92.50 Clydeside, £88 Eastside, £86 Lanarkland, £85.50 Crairieknowe, £85.50 Longbeoch
Texel £86.50 longbeoch, £86.50 Kirkhill, £86.20 Cushag, £86 Lanarkland, £86 Muircleugh
Beltex £83, £80 Nether Garrel

Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 190p ave 190p
Suffolk £89 Cushag, £90 Woodlandsbank

A small show of 161 Cast Ewes & Rams forward due to ethnic religious festivals and trade slightly easier as a result.

Top prices
Heavy Ewes
Texel £102.50, £100 Locharside, £87.50 Over Abington
Charollais £102.50, £91.50 Loaningfoot
Leicester £95.50, £90.50 Barr
Zwartble £81.50 Glendarroch
Berrichon £88.50 Newark
Cross £79.50 Martingirth, £79.50 Clydeside, £76.50 Struanlee, £76.50 Ryecroft

Light Ewes
Blackface £69.50 Marr, £63.50 Fingland, £62.50 Brandleys
Cast Rams Blackface £84.50 Troloss, £84.50 Craigdarroch
Berrichon £127.50 Newark

Heavy Ewes averaged £76.46
Light Ewes averaged £47.43

corresponding week 2011 sale report

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