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The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held their Weekly Primestock Sale in Dumfries on Wednesday 26th September 2012.

37 Prime Cattle – Trade for all classes met a keen demand. Sale average 207p or (369.6p @ 56% D/W)
Heifers Limousin to 221.5p from J & L Craik Waterside to Border Meats Lockerbie, 218.5p Waterside Haugh of Urr to M/S Ballard Butchers Castle Douglas, 217.5p Kenmuir Ardwall to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan, 217.5p Waterside Haugh of Urr to Grierson Bros Butchers Castle Douglas, 215.5p Shangan Dunscore to R Johnstone & Sons Butchers Annan
Top Gross Heifer £1375.50 Thorns

Bullocks (all heavyweights) British Blue to 217.5p from D Watret Muirfield to M/S Ballard Butchers Castle Douglas. Charolais to 216.5p Marwhirn Moniaive to C Anderson. Limousin to 213.5p (x2) Millantae Lockerbie both to Border Meats. Top Gross Bullock £1446.38 Muirfield

78 OTM Cattle – Trade looked firmer although leaner types met a steadier demand.
Per head
Angus £1109.85, £1050.80 Newlands, £1056.55 Bogue
Limousin £1123.95 West Lanegate, £1093.95 Tregallon, £1073.10 Laught Mains
Charolais £1041.20 Bush of Craigs
Blonde £1044 Bush of Craigs
Holstein Friesian £1057.80, £1028.35 Baltier

Per kilo
Limousin 210p Thorns, 151p Upper Tinwald, 147p Laught Mains, 143p Tregallon
Angus 150p Carterton, 148p, 147p Newlands, 147p Raeburnhead
Blonde 145p Bush of Craigs
Holstein 139p Lakehead, 131, 129p Baltier

1561 Prime Lambs forward. Prime lambs very much becoming a two tier system i.e. quality well fleshed lambs ideally 40Kg + over selling into the 170p+over whilst store types lesser bred sorts meeting a hesitant demand. The day’s top price of £77.50 was paid to Mrs M Grierson, Shambellie Grange for a pen of Texel Crosses. Top price per Kg was 200p for Three quarter Texels from Newbridge.
Overall average for the sale was 163p.

Top prices
Standard Lambs (32.1-39Kg) Top 183p ave 162.2p
Texel £67.50 Over Abington, £67.50 Townpark, £66 Newbridge
Suffolk £66 Newlands, £64.50 Hastingshall, £63.80 Marwhirn
NCC £63 Archwood
Lleyn £59.50 Westhills
Cross £55 (x2) The Ford, £55, £52 Merkland
Dorset £54 Terregles Bank
Blackface £52, £45 Merkland

Medium Lambs (39.1-45.5Kg) Top 184p ave 163.4p
Texel £73.50 Newbridge, £72.50 Longbeoch, £72 Kirkbride
Suffolk £72.50 Kirkbride, £71.80 Longbeoch, £70 Netherhall
Charollais £70.80 Rigghead, £66.50 Shambellie Grange
Cross £68, £67 Dalpeddar, £67.20 Gall
Dorset £68 Terregles Bank
Half Bred £66 Marwhirn
Berrichon £66, £61.80 Glendarroch
Cheviot £64.50 Upper Rigg

Heavy Lambs (45.6-52Kg) Top 163p ave 160p
Texel £77.50 Shambellie Grange, £76.50 Kirkbride, £76.50 Newbridge
Suffolk £76.50 Kirkbride, £75.80, £72.50 Palaceknowe
Berrichon £75, £74.50 Glendarroch
Dorset £69.50 Terregles Bank

536 Cast Ewes & Rams – looked cheaper on the week
Suffolk £94.50, £88.50 New Farm, £88.50 Palaceknowe
Texel £90.50 Glencaple, £85.50 East Polquhirter, Palaceknowe, Glencaple
NCC £84.50 Archwood, £63.50 Dressertland, £59.50 Capelfoot
Cross £71.50, £67.50 New Farm, £65.50 High Cairn
Half Bred £70 Palaceknowe
Blackface £44.50 Barbuie, £38.50 Craigmuie

Suffolk £96.50 New Farm
Overall Heavy Ewe average £63.50
Overall Light Ewe average £35.50

corresponding week 2011 sale report

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