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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Primestock Sale in Dumfries on Wednesday 12th September 2012.

17 Prime Cattle – Trade reflected the poorer offering forward
Charolais Heifers to 217.5p from J Kelly & Sons, Airdrie to Border Meats Lockerbie, 214.5p Upper Tinwald to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas, 209.5p Castlehill Gelston to J Hall & Son Butchers Kirkcudbright
Top Gross Heifers £1283.25 Airdrie
Top Gross Bullock £1503.28 Marwhirn

77 OTM Cattle – Plenty of competition for all classes of cows more leaner cows forward
Per Head
Charolais £1386.20 Grove, £1178.10 Meikle Barncleugh
Angus £1099.80 Drumbuie, £1080 Woodcroft, £1058.40 Tower
Limousin £1064 Upper Tinwald, £1055.70 Drumbuie, £1044 Wynholm
Hereford £1036 Grove, £1044 Tower
Saler £967.50 Hall
Holstein £936 Longrigg, £921.30 Brownrigg, £909.65 Kirkland

Per Kilo
Hereford 185p Meikle Barncleugh
Simmental 185p Marwhirn
Limousin 160p Drumbuie, 160p (x2) Upper Tinwald
Angus 153p Drumbuie, 150p Glencaple, 149p Tower
Saler 150p Hall
British Blue 156p Kirkhill
Holstein 150p, 125p Thwaite, 125p Conheath
Galloway 140p Grove

1063 Prime Lambs – There is now a big differential between quality well fleshed sorts and leaner, plainer bred types.

Top price of 190p paid for Texel Crosses from Mr D Graham, Hillhead, Chapelknowe. Top price per head was £80 for Charollais lambs from Mr HW Sloan, Riggheads, Collin. Overall average of 168.2p was similar to last week.

Top prices
Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 190p ave 165.2p
Texel £68.80 Carswadda, £68.80 Carswadda, £68.50 Hillhead, £68 High Cairn
Suffolk £67.50 Carswadda
Half Bred £64.50 Marwhirn
Cross £61 High Cairn, £57 Merkland
Blackface £55 Merkland, £51 Marbrack

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 189p ave 171.8p
Texel £76 East Polquhirter, £74.50 Cowans, £74 Keyla Park, £74 Hillhead
Beltex £75.50, £73.50 Netherton
Suffolk £74.50 Cushag, £70.50, £69.80 The Ford
Cross £67.50 Gall, £61.50 Carswadda

Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 158p ave 156p
Charollais £80 Riggheads
Texel £77.50 East Polquhirter
Suffolk £74.50 Carswadda
Cross £72 Kirkbride

661 Cast Ewes & Rams forward – Trade similar to last week, more forward. Top Prices
Heavy Ewes
Texel £92.50, £83.50 Nether Garrel, £80.50 Barnbackle
Half Bred £77.50, £76.50 Hartbush, £73.50 Cushag
NCC £77.50, £72.50 Annefield, £68.50 Capelfoot
Suffolk £68.50 Knocknaib
Cross £67 Kirkbride, £65.50 Barnbackle
Leicester £55.50 Merkland

Light Ewes
Blackface £52 Fardingjames, £50.50 Hayfield, £48.50 Leithenhall
Cheviot £38.50 Knocknaib, £38.50 Glenjaan, £37.50 Ramsey Cleugh

Cast Rams
Texel £89.50 Marwhirn, £78.50 Barnbackle
Charollais £85.50 Porterstown
Cheviot £64.50 Ramsey Cleugh
Blackface £53.50 Auchenbrack

Overall Heavy Ewe average £63.68
Overall Light Ewe average £34.88

corresponding week 2011 sale report

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