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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Primestock Sale in Dumfries on Wednesday 29th August 2012.

58 Prime Cattle – Trade sharper more grass fed heifers on offer to average 205.5p or (373.6p ay 55% D/W)
Heifers Limousin to 240p from M/S R Neill, Upper Tinwald to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 217.5p East Raffles Carrutherstown to Border Meats Lockerbie, 214.5p Birkshaw Auldgirth to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas
British Blue to 225.5p Outertown Annan to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan
Top Gross Heifer £1260 Upper Tinwald
11 Prime Bulls – all Dairy Bred over 20mo
Holstein to 135.5p Barwinnock and £846.88

81 OTM Cattle – Trade still buoyant
per head cows Limousin £1368 Netherfield, £1078 Shieldhill, £1022.25 Lairdlaugh
Simmental £938 Harwood, £965.60 Meikleholm
Angus £973 Lairdlaugh, £905.20 Ballinnie
Holstein £1027.50 Baltier, £1016.40 Longrigg, £958.85 Barndennoch
Bulls Charolais £1216.80 Townhead
Per kilo cows
Limousin 180p Netherfield, 161p Shieldhill
Angus 146p Ballinnie, 145p Meikleholm
Simmental 145p Lairdlaugh, 142p Meikleholm
Holstein 137p Baltier, 132p Longrigg, 131p Baltier

1117 Prime Lambs – A moderate show for quality were appreciably sharper on the week especially well fleshed heavy lambs and 38-43Kg Texel’s both of which were scarce of buyers requirements. Top price per head was £98.50 for Texel Crosses from Mr A McCubbin, Kenmuir. Top price per Kg was 204p for Texel’s from AT Waugh & Co, Mitchellslacks, Thornhill. Overall average was 182.8p Top prices

Light Lambs (25.5-32Kg) Top 185p ave 174.9p
Texel £55.50 Kilmichael
Blackface £53 Kilmichael, £45.50 Sweetshawhead, £42.50 Grove
Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 204p ave 180.2p
Texel £79.50 Mitchellslacks, £75.20 Leithenhall, £75 Struanlee
Suffolk £74 High Cairn, £71.50 Abune the Brae, £71 Ewanston
NCC £74, £687.50 Archwood
Cross £67.50 Hall, £64.50 Marbrack, £63 High Cairn
Blackface £61 BQ Farms, £56.50 Merkland
Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 201p ave 185.8p
Texel £83 (x2), £80 (x2) West Logan, £82.50 Barnbarroch, £81.50 East Polquhirter
Suffolk £82.80 Townhead, £81 Springfield, £81 Nether Barr
Cross £76.80 Lawesknowe, £70 Breconside, £69.50 Merkland
Charollais £75.80 Springfield
Blackface £66 Breconside
Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 198p ave 186.5p
Texel £98.50 Kenmuir, £93 East Polquhirter, £86.50 West Logan
Suffolk £93, £85.50 Kenmuir
Cross £78.50, £77.50 Grove

308 Cast Ewes & Rams forward looking slightly easier on the week
Texel £126.50 Mitchellslacks, £95.50 Leithenhall
Beltex £97 Horseclose
Suffolk £80.50, £74.50 Horseclose
Cross £75.50 Burnside, £68.50 Eastside & Gibbonhill
NCC £66.50, £57.50 Archwood
Cheviot £55.50 Glenjaan
Blackface £52.50 Castlefairn, £50.50 Sweetshawhead, £50 Marbrack, £49.50 Mitchellslacks
Rams Cheviot £80 Glenjaan

Overall Light Ewe average £42.50
Overall Heavy Ewe average £65.50

corresponding week 2011 sale report

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