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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Primestock Sale in Dumfries on Wednesday 15th August 2012.

40 Prime Cattle – Trade remains firm
Sale average 203.6p or (363.6p at 56% D/W)
Limousin Bullocks from D & E Lockhart, Fauldingcleugh to 224.5p purchased by R Johnstone & Sons Butchers, Annan, 215.5p, 213.5p Fauldingcleugh, Kirkpatrick Fleming to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Bullock £1337.63 Raeburnfoot

Heifers Limousin to 221.5p from R Neill, Upper Tinwald to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries, 216.5p Raeburnfoot Gretna to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan
Charolais 211.5p Raeburnfoot Gretna to M/S Ballard Butchers Castle Douglas
Top Gross Heifer £1342.05 Outertown

10 Prime Bulls (All dairy Bred)
Holstein to 166.5p Whins
Limousin to 166.5p Mid Bishopton
Top Gross Bull £1048.95 Whins

45 OTM Cattle – Trade still good
Cows Simmental £1246.20 Lochbank, £1102.30 Third
Limousin £1200.80, £998.30 Skipmyre
Angus £1000.45 Landis, £938.25 High Glentriplock
Charolais £1078 Hayfield, £1065.60 Skipmyre
Holstein £1005.55 Smallholmburn, £976.90 Shawsmuir
Bulls Angus £1111.50 Landis
Limousin £1076.40 Shieldhill

Per kilo Cows Simmental 201p Lochbank, 151p Third
Angus 187p Landis, 139p High Glentriplock
Limousin 158p, 145p Skipmyre
British Blue 153p Skipmyre
Charolais 148p Skipmyre
Holstein 127p Netherwood, 119p Smallholmburn, 117p Millisle
Bullock Angus 195p Landis

1116 Prime Lambs – More numbers out everywhere and trade slipped back to levels of a fortnight ago. Many lambs lacking flesh and this reflected by scarcity of lambs over 44Kg. Top price of 191p for a pen of light Texel X Lambs from Messrs A Wilson & CO, Outmains, Mauchline. Overall lambs averaged 180.4p.

Top prices
Light Lambs (25.5-32Kg) Top 191p ave 188.2p
Texel £61 Outmains, £52.50 High Garleffan

Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg Top 190p ave 181.7p
Suffolk £70.50 Outertown, £66 Outmains, £63.50 Eastside
Texel £74 Drumburn, £73 Meikle Whitriggs, £71.80 Marwhirn
Cross £68.50 Ardoch, £61.20 Ruthwell

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 188p ave 180p
Suffolk £80, £79 Longbeoch, £77.50 Gibbonhill, £77.20 Cushag
Texel £80 Eastside, £79 Shambellie Grange, £78.50 Capelfoot, £78.50 Lochwood
Berrichon £76.80, £72.20 Glen Darroch
Cross £74.20 Grove, £69.70 East Arndarroch, £69.50 Rigg Villa
Half Bred £70 Marwhirn

Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 170p
Suffolk £80 Longbeoch, £77 Eastside
Texel £80 East Polquhirter

412 Cast Ewes & Rams – Trade similar to last week. Top prices

Heavy Ewes
Texel £112.50 Crairieknowe, £105 Newmains, £95.50 Oaklands, £94.50 Newbank
Suffolk £93.50 Mosside, £75.50 Backburn
Cross £75.50, £70.50 Bankhead of Tinwald, £73.50 Backburn, £72.50 Newbank
NCC £65.50 East Kirkcarsewell, £62.50 Newbank

Light Ewes
Blackface £60.50 Troloss, £53.50 Rigg Villa
Rams Texel £68.50 Oaklands
Overall Heavy Ewes averaged £64.39
Overall Light Ewes averaged £43.57

corresponding week 2011 sale report

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