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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Primestock Sale in Dumfries on Wednesday 5th September 2012.

45 Prime Cattle – Trade remains brisk, quality cattle in short supply. Sale average 205.7p or (374p D/W @ 55%)
Bullocks Limousin to 235.5p from D & E Lockhart, Faulding Cleugh to Galloway Quality Meats Dumfries, 230.5p Faulding Cleugh, Kirkpatrick Fleming to M/S Fraser’s Butchers Stranraer, 221.5p Airdrie Kirkbean to R Johnstone & Sons, Butchers Annan, 219.5p Faulding Cleugh to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Bullock £1419.85 Marwhirn
Heifers (Mainly Grass-fed) Limousin to 215.5p from M/S R Neill, Upper Tinwald to M/S Malone Edinburgh. Charolais to 215.5p Marwhirn, Moniaive to M/S Fraser’s Stranraer
Top Gross Heifer £1325.33 Upper Tinwald

48 OTM Cattle – Trade still buoyant. Less forward to good harvest weather
Cows Stabiliser to £1149.50, £1123.95 South Mains
Limousin to £1139.60 Upper Tinwald
Simmental to £1008.15 Woodcroft
Holstein to £1015, £109.80 Dinwoodie Green
Luing to £951.75 Merkland
Bull Holstein to £1140.75 Smallholmburn
Per kilo Cows Stabiliser 190p (x2), 188p South Mains
Angus to 171p Newlands, 175p South Mains
Limousin to 154p Upper Tinwald
Simmental to 143p Woodcroft
Holstein to 140p Dinwoodie Green, 133p Smallholmburn
Luing to 135p Merkland

1037 Prime Lambs – Many lambs forward were well short of the flesh required. This resulted in trade being easier on the week levelling at 177.2p. Top price per Kg was 194p for Texel Crosses from Mr R Crichton, 4 Nether Locharwoods. Top price per head was £94.50 also for Texel Crosses from R Laird East Polquhirter, New Cumnock
Top Prices
Light Lambs (25.5-32Kg) Top 168p ave 167.9p
Blackface £52.20 Mitchellslacks, £41.50 Marbrack
Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 187p ave 175.2p
Texel £72.80 Capelfoot, £71 Third, £71 Margaret Drive
Suffolk £69 Nether Barr, £68 Margaret Drive, £64.20 Marwhirn
Lleyn £62.20 Laneside
Blackface £61 Castle Brae
Cross £55.50 Upper Rigg
Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 194p ave 178.2p
Texel £81.50 Kenmure, £80.20 Drumpark, £80, £79.50 Nether Locharwoods, £79.20 Lanarkland
Suffolk £81 Marwhirn, £78.80, £73 Lanarkland, £74 Kenmure
Berrichon £78, £75.80 Glendarroch
Cross £72, £70 (x2) Nisbet, £70.80 Guelt
Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 185p ave 171.2p
Texel £94.50, £82 East Polquhirter, £85 Roshglen, £85 St Ringan Drive, £80 The Cottage

583 Cast Ewes & Rams – Trade slightly easier. Top prices Heavy Ewes
NCC £95.50, £73.50 Marwhirn, £79.50 Dressertland
Texel £76.50, £72.50, £63.50 High Townhead
Lleyn £75.50 Bennan
Cross £75.50 (x2) South Mains, £74.50 Nether Locharwoods
Light Ewes
Blackface £55.50 Nisbet, £53.50 Nethertown
Cheviot £47.50 Third
Rams Texel £81.50 Nethertown, £80.50 Bridgestone
Lleyn £89.50 High Townhead
Blackface £57.50 Marbrack
Overall Heavy Ewes averaged £61.61
Overall Light Ewes averaged £42.50

corresponding week 2011 sale report

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