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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Primestock Sale in Dumfries on Wednesday 19th September 2012.

31 Prime Cattle – Trade sharper. Buyers requesting greater numbers. Sale average 209.2p or (373.6p D/W at 56%)
Heifers Limousin to 228.5p from G Shankland, East Raffles to Galloway Quality Foods Dumfries, 224.5p Outertown Annan to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 212.5p Outertown Annan to M/S Ballard Butchers Castle Douglas, 211.5p Seafield Annan to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas
Top Gross Heifer £1328 Outertown

Bullocks Limousin to 227.5p, 224.5p from D & E Lockhart, Faulding Cleugh both to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 214.5p Faulding Cleugh Kirkpatrick Fleming to Border Meats Lockerbie
Top Gross Bullock £1292.70 Seafield

68 OTM Cattle – Trade looked easier although more weathered cows forward

Per head
Limousin £1189.50 Seafield
Charolais £1100 Eastside
Angus £1020.60 Auchencrieff
British Blue £978.75 Meikleholm
Simmental £1034.35 Meikleholm
Holstein £928.65 Kerricks

Per kilo
Limousin 195p Seafield
Angus 145p Fagra
Galloway 154p Carterton
British Blue 145p Meikleholm
Holstein 123p Kerricks
Bull Limousin 131p Ardoch
Charolais 125p Eastside

953 Prime Lambs forward – well fleshed lambs are in short supply and met a premium. Overall average 165p

Light Lambs (25.5 – 32Kg) Top 155p ave 149p
Blackface £48.20 Merkland
Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 184p ave 171p
Texel £71.80 Hall, £70 Crairieknowe
Suffolk £64 High Cairn, £61.50 Copewood, £60 Brandleys
Cross £60.20 Lawesknowe, £60 Crairieknowe, £56.50 Merkland

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 184p ave 166p
Beltex £83, £79.50 Nether Dargavel
Texel £76 Rashgill, £76 East Polquhirter, £75.50 White Croft
Suffolk £73 Hartbush, £71 Carswadda, £69.80 Springfield
Berrichon £69 Glendarroch
Cross £68.50 Guelt, £67.50 Dalpeddar, £66.80 East Polquhirter
Blackface £65.50 Crairieknowe
Lleyn £65 Bennan

Heavy Lambs (45Kg + over) Top 163p ave 156p
Texel £80 East Polquhirter, £77 Bankhead of Tinwald, £75 Park
Suffolk £77.20 Park, £76.50 Hartbush, £73 Springfield

583 Cast Ewes & Rams – met a similar trade
Texel £78.50 Nether Dargavel, £74.50 Thorniethwaite
Half bred £71.50 Park
Cross £71.50 Park, £69.50 East Polquhirter
Suffolk £69.50 Hastingshall
NCC £55 Dalhanna, £54.50 Hastingshall
Lleyn £55 Bennan
Blackface £49.50 High Cairn, £45.50 Drumlanrig Mains

Texel £70.50 Lawesknowe
Leicester £80.50 Guelt
Lleyn £67.50 Bennan

Overall Light ewes average £42.50
Overall Heavy ewes average £61.50

corresponding week 2011 sale report

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