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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Primestock Sale in Dumfries on Wednesday 22nd August 2012.

34 Prime Cattle – Trade sharper more grass fed cattle on offer quality types scarcer.
Heifers Limousin to 226.5p from M/S R Neill, Upper Tinwald to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 218.5p Raeburnfoot Gretna to Border Meats Lockerbie, 212.5p Raeburnfoot Gretna to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas
Charolais to 210.5p Airdrie Farm, Kirkbean to M/S Ballard Butchers Castle Douglas
Top Gross Heifer £1257.68 Airdrie
Bullocks Hereford (non poll) to 180.5p Russet Est
Top Gross Bullock £1372.95 Russet Est

70 OTM Cattle – Trade remains firm
Per Head Cows
Limousin £1262.80 Cumleys, £1073.10 Third, £1051.90 Meikleholm
Angus £1183.85, 1147.50, £1085.70 Druidhall
Hereford £999.60 Gibbonhill, £922.25 Russet
Charolais £999 Bush of Craigs
Simmental £1063.65 Gimmenbie
Holstein Friesian £1111.25, £996.60 Guillyhill, £994.05 Kirkbride

Bulls Angus £1154.30 Druidhall

Cows per kilo
Limousin 164p Cumleys, 157p Meikleholm
Angus 161p Druidhall, 147p Gibbonhill
Simmental 153p Gimmenbie, 147p Meikleholm
Holstein 134p Guillielands, 132p, 127p (x2) Guillyhill

1207 Prime Lambs – the national shortage of properly fleshed lambs due to poor weather has lifted the trade and despite a very mixed show for quality all classes of lambs were dearer on the week with the average for everything forward settling at 188.2p.

Top price per Kg was 206p for Texel Crosses from Messrs J Dobie & Son, Farthingwell. Top price per head was £94.50 also for Texel Crosses from Messrs J Spence & Sons, Boreland, Glencaple.

Top prices

Light Lambs (25.5-32Kg) Top 169p ave 168.8p
Texel £49 Lochmailing
Blackface Tup Lambs £54, £52.50 Buccleugh (Burn), £47 Brandleys

Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 195p ave 188.6p
Texel £76 Whitecroft, £75.80 Boreland, £74.50 Hall, £74.20 Lochmailing
Cross £75.50 Ardoch, £65.50 Brandleys
Suffolk £74.50 Margaret Drive, £72.50 Hastingshall, £72.50 Upper Barr
Lleyn £66.50 Bennan
Berrichon £63.50 Maryfield

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 206p ave 190.4p
Texel £85.50 Ballaggan, £85.20 Boreland, £84.80 Woodhead, £84.50 Shieldhill
Suffolk £83 Brandleys, £80 Doweel, £79.20 Philgowan, £78 Ford
Chev Mule £83 Castlehill
Cross £80 Kirkton, £78.80 Guelt, £76.20 Corsencon, £75.20 Castlehill

Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 193p ave 179p
Texel £94.50 Boreland, £88.50 Castlehill, £88 Milligan, £86 Hall
Suffolk £87 Sunnyhill, £87 Nether Laggan, £85 Palaceknowe, £84 Annefield
Half Bred £83.50 Annefield

452 Cast Ewes & Rams followed the national trend and sold cheaper on the week
Texel £98.50, £84.50 Chapel, £79.50 Boreland & Blackpark, £78.50 Bush of Craigs
Leicester £93.50, £86.50 Guelt, £90.50 Dalpeddar
Suffolk £83.50 Bush of Craigs, £82.50 Boreland
Half Bred £73.50, £73 Hartbush, £67.50 Cushag
Cross £66.50 Keyla Park, £65.50 Capelfoot, £64.50 Gateslack, Blackpark, Cushag, Kirkton
NCC £62.50 Castlehill
Blackface £55.50 Kirkton, £49.50 Corsencon, £49.50 Chapel & Kirkton
Cheviot £54.50 High Cairn
Lleyn £60.50 Bennan

Texel £60.50 Chapel
Overall Heavy Ewe average £68.50
Overall Light Ewe averaged £46.50

corresponding week 2011 sale report

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